Owners Manual

Owners Manual
2013
OWNER’S MANUAL
Challenger
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VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the
name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking
driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
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.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional
on this vehicle. This manual may also include a description
of features and equipment that are no longer available or
were not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any
features and equipment described in this manual that are
not on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously
manufactured.
Copyright © 2012 Chrysler Group LLC
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SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519
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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:
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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.
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Removing Key Fob From Ignition . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .22
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Unlock The Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ To Open The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
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▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .28
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 䡵 TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
䡵 TRUNK SAFETY WARNING. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Trunk Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . .
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . .
䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ — IF EQUIPPED . . . .36
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . . .96
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .58
▫ Transporting Passengers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .65
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similar to an
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three with
transmitter and a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN).
detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START position
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature
is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
This vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ released from the START position, the switch automatifeature, (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in ⬙Things To cally returns to the ON/RUN position.
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further informaNOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Keyless Entertion).
N-Go™, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) will display the ignition switch position (OFF/
ACC/RUN). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) — If Equipped” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Key Fob
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. Insert the
square end of the key fob into the ignition switch located
on the instrument panel and rotate to the desired position. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the
rear of the Key Fob.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
1
2
3
4
— OFF
— ACCESSORY (ACCESSORY)
— ON/RUN
— START
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 the glove box. You
can keep the emergency key with you when valet parking.
NOTE: Entering a vehicle using the emergency key with
the theft alarm armed, will result in the alarm sounding.
Insert the Key Fob (even if the Key Fob battery is dead)
into the ignition switch to disarm theft alarm.
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To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch Removing Key Fob From Ignition
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and Place the shift lever in PARK or place the manual
then pull the key out with your other hand.
transmission in REVERSE and apply the parking brake.
Turn the Key Fob to the OFF position and then remove
the Key Fob.
With the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ system, the EVIC will
display the ignition switch position “OFF/ACC/RUN”.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
If Equipped” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
for further information.
Emergency Key Removal
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
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NOTE: The power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and ignition-powered power outlets will
remain active for up to 60 minutes after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either door will
cancel this feature. The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
CAUTION!
• If your vehicle battery becomes low or dead, your
Key Fob will become locked in the ignition.
• Do not attempt to remove the Key Fob while in this
condition, damage could occur to the Key Fob or
ignition module. Only remove the emergency key
for locking and unlocking the doors.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Leave the Key Fob in the ignition and either:
• Jump Start the vehicle.
• Charge the battery.
WARNING!
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK or the
manual transmission in REVERSE, and remove the
Key Fob from the ignition. When leaving the
vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/
RUN mode. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the Key Fob from vehicle, cycle the ignition
OFF with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the
ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC,
sounds a signal to remind you to remove the Key Fob.
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds when
the Key Fob is placed in the OFF or ACC ignition position.
If your vehicle is equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
opening the driver’s door when the vehicle’s ignition
switch is placed in ACC or ON/RUN (engine stopped)
will cause the reminder chime to sound. Refer to “Starting Procedures” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information.
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on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem
with the electronics. This condition will result in the
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer System prevents unauengine being shut off after two seconds.
thorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 secor unlocked.
onds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
The system uses a Key Fob with factory-mated Remote
possible by an authorized dealer.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition
Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
CAUTION!
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatsystem will shut the engine off in two seconds if an ible with some after-market remote starting systems.
invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
SENTRY KEY®
After placing the ignition switch in the ON/RUN posi- problems and loss of security protection.
tion, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three
All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
seconds for a bulb check. In addition, if the light begins to
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
flash after the bulb check, it indicates that someone used
an invalid Key Fob to start the engine. If the light remains
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At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authocannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
CAUTION!
is one that has never been programmed.
• Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unat- NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer System serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to the
tended.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, authorized dealer.
always remember to place the ignition in the OFF
position.
Replacement Keys
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Customer Key Programming
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
performed at an authorized dealer.
and trunk for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch
for unauthorized operation. While the Vehicle Security
General Information
Alarm is armed, interior switches for door locks and
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules Part 15 decklid release are disabled. If something triggers the
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will provide the folsubject to the following conditions:
lowing audible and visible signals: the horn will pulse,
the headlights will turn on, park lamps and/or turn
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
signals will flash, and the Vehicle Security Light in the
• This device must accept any interference that may be instrument cluster will flash.
received, including interference that may cause undeRearming Of The System
sired operation.
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 an additional 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle
Security Alarm will rearm itself.
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To Arm The System
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
• Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
further information).
• Press the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
same exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙.
⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
further information).
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ and the
• Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
key is physically removed from the ignition.
(RKE) transmitter.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
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NOTE: The driver’s door key cylinder and the trunk
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of button on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
Vehicle Security Alarm.
the following methods:
To Disarm The System
• The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during
trunk entry. Pressing the trunk button will not disarm
the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone enters the
• Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle (if
vehicle through the trunk and opens any door the
equipped, refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in ⬙Things
alarm will sound.
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
information).
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
press the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button • The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
previously described arming sequences has occurred,
insert a valid key into the ignition switch and turn the
the Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of
key to the ON position.
whether you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in
the vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If
this occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
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• If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
doors or open any door.
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for furyour absence, the horn will sound three times and the ther information.
exterior lights will blink three times when you disarm the
The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds
Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for tampering.
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition
Security System Manual Override
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
Tamper Alert
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
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NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables the system from responding to
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courany button presses from that RKE transmitter. Driving at
tesy lights do not turn on if the dimmer control is in
speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system
the ⬙Dome ON⬙ position (extreme top position).
from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all RKE
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the transmitters.
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
NOTE:
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
open the trunk, or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held
Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter does
not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the
system.
Key Fob With RKE Transmitter
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To Unlock The Doors
• When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps:
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE 1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
within five seconds, to unlock both doors. The turn signal
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK
lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The
button while still holding the LOCK button.
illuminated entry system will also turn on.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
If equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry),
refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know 3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transBefore Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
mitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
the Key Fob removed.
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either 4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
the driver’s door or both doors on the first press of the
its previous setting.
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- • When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps:
ter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNthan 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK
LOCK button to deactivate the Security Alarm.
button while still holding the UNLOCK button.
Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmit- 3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. Refer to
mitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
the Key Fob removed.
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. 4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
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NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
Turn Headlights On With Remote Key Unlock
If equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry),
refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors are
locked with the RKE transmitter or the Passive Entry
feature. This feature can be turned on or turned off. Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Under• When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps:
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transTo Lock The Doors
mitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmit10 seconds. Then, press the PANIC button while still
ter to lock both doors. The turn signal lights will flash
holding the LOCK button.
and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
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3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press- If equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry),
ing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know
ignition switch in the OFF position and the Key Fob Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
removed.
Using The Panic Alarm
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
its previous setting.
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on,
the headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will
turn on.
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
To Open The Trunk
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 5 mph
Press the TRUNK button on the RKE transmitter two
(24 km/h) or greater.
times within five seconds to open the trunk.
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NOTE:
Transmitter Battery Replacement
• The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply.
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
and horn will remain on.
1. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
remove the screw. With the RKE ransmitter buttons
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
facing down, use a flat blade to pry the two halves of
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
by the system.
the elastomer seal during removal.
Programming Additional Transmitters
2. Remove and replace the battery. When replacing the
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
battery, match the + sign on the battery to the + sign on
performed at an authorized dealer.
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.
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3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves of the case together. Make sure there is an even
“gap” between the two halves. If equipped, install and
tighten the screw until snug. Test RKE transmitter
operation.
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:
General Information
1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
the battery is a minimum of three years.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the 2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
following conditions:
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
radios.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received, REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
including interference that may cause undesired opThis system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
eration.
(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:
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob 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
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Vehicle theft alarm not active
• Ignition in Off position (Keyless Enter-N-Go™)
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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• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
Press and release the REMOTE START button
in the Remote Start mode.
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, the parking • The engine can be started two consecutive times with
lights will flash and horn will chirp twice (if
the RKE transmitter. However, the ignition must be
programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle
cycled by pushing the START/STOP button twice (or
will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN
cycle.
position) before you can repeat the start sequence for a
third cycle.
NOTE:
To Enter Remote Start Mode
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
• If an engine fault is present the vehicle will start and
Vehicle
then shut down 10 seconds later.
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
Remote Start mode.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
Start request.
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• For vehicles equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™
feature, the message “Push Button/Insert Key” will
Before the end of 15 minute cycle, press and release the
display in the EVIC until you push the START button.
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if equipped). Cancel Remote Start
Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle, press and
Remote Starting will also cancel if any of the following
release the START/STOP button. If the START/STOP butoccur:
ton is not present, insert the Key Fob into the ignition
• The engine stalls or engine speed exceeds 2500 rpm
switch and turn the switch to the ON/RUN position.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
NOTE:
• Any engine warning lights come on
• For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter-N- • Low Fuel Light turns on
Go™ feature, the ignition switch must be in the
• The hood is opened
ON/RUN position in order to drive the vehicle.
• The hazard switch is pressed
• For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter-NGo™ feature, the message “Insert Key/Turn To On” • The shift lever is moved out of PARK
will display in the EVIC until you insert the Key Fob.
• The brake pedal is pressed
Once inserted, the message “Turn To On” will display
in the EVIC until you turn the Key Fob to ON/RUN.
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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.
DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
To lock each door, push the door lock knob on each door
trim panel downward. To unlock each door, pull the door
lock knob on each door trim panel upward.
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WARNING!
• 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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries or death.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
(Continued)
Door Lock Knob
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
Power Door Locks
The power door lock switch is located on each 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™” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
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If you press the power door lock switch while the Key
Fob is in the ignition, and either door is open, the power
locks will not operate. This prevents you from accidentally locking the Key Fob in the vehicle. Removing the
Key Fob or closing the door will allow the locks to
operate. If a door is open, the Key Fob is in the ignition,
and the ignition is in the OFF or ACC position, a chime
will sound as a reminder to remove the Key Fob.
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
The doors will unlock automatically if:
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled
2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h)
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK
4. The driver door is opened
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically 5. The doors were not previously unlocked
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h)
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.
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5. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
programming.
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be
enabled or disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Infor- NOTE: If you do not hear the chime, it means that the
mation Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer- system did not enter the programming mode and you
Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your In- will need to repeat the procedure.
strument Panel” for further information.
6. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
• When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps:
its previous setting.
1. Enter the vehicle and close all doors.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
2. Place the Key Fob in the ignition switch.
3. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between
OFF and ON/RUN and then back to OFF four times
ending up in the LOCK position. However, do not
start the engine.
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ — IF EQUIPPED
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
4. Within 30 seconds, press the power door UNLOCK to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
switch to unlock the doors.
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NOTE:
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
2
• 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.
• If the vehicle is unlocked by Passive Entry door handle
and no door goes ajar within 60 seconds, the vehicle
will re-lock and if equipped will arm the theft alarm.
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 both 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 To Enter The Trunk:
Transmitter In Vehicle
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a (1.5 m) of the deck lid, press the button on the located on
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the the center of the light bar which is located on the deck lid
Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door above the license plate.
unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch
is in the OFF position
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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 both
doors.
Trunk Passive Entry Button
NOTE: If you inadvertently leave your vehicle’s Passive
Entry RKE transmitter in the trunk and try to close the
deck lid, the deck lid will automatically unlatch, unless
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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Do NOT grab the door handle, when pressing the door NOTE:
handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).
• 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.
• 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.
Do NOT Grab The handle When Locking
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There is a single window control on the passenger’s door
trim panel that operates the window on the passenger’s
Power Windows
door. The window controls will operate only when the
The window controls on the driver’s door control both of ignition switch is in the ON/RUN or ACC position.
the door windows.
NOTE:
WINDOWS
• The Key Off Power Delay feature will allow the power
windows to operate for up to 60 minutes after the
ignition is turned OFF. This feature is cancelled when
either front door is opened. The time for this feature is
programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer- Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
Power Window Switches
• The door window will lower slightly if it is closed
completely when opening the door. The window will
return to its fully closed position after closing the door.
This action allows the door to open without resistance
and prevents window and seal damage.
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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, and do not
leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™
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
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.
The power window switches will remain active for up to
60 minutes after the ignition switch is turned OFF.
Opening either door will cancel this feature. The time for
this feature is programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The driver’s door power window switch and passenger
door power window switch have an AUTO-down feature. Press the window switch to the second detent,
release, and the window will go down automatically.
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NOTE: The transmission must be in PARK before the
button will operate. If equipped with a manual transmisWind buffeting can be described as the perception of
sion, the vehicle speed must be under 5 mph (8 km/h)
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
before the button will operate.
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 occurThe trunk lid can be released from
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
outside the vehicle by pressing the
one window open, then open the other window to
Trunk Release button on the Reminimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the
mote Keyless Entry (RKE) transsunroof open, then adjust the sunroof opening to minimitter twice within five seconds or
mize the buffeting.
by using the external release switch
located on the underside of the
TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
decklid overhang. The release feaTrunk Release
ture will function only when the
The trunk lid can be released from inside the vehicle by
Button
vehicle is in the unlock condition.
pressing the Trunk Release button. The button is located
on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel.
Wind Buffeting
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With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position, the TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
Trunk Open symbol will display in the instrument cluster
indicating that the trunk is open. The odometer display
WARNING!
will reappear once the trunk is closed.
Do not allow children to have access to the trunk,
With the ignition switch in the OFF position or the key either by climbing into the trunk from outside, or
removed from the ignition switch, the Trunk Open sym- through the inside of the vehicle. Always close the
bol will display until the trunk is closed.
trunk lid when your vehicle is unattended. Once in
Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know the trunk, young children may not be able to escape,
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for more information on even if they entered through the rear seat. If trapped
in the trunk, children can die from suffocation or
trunk operation with the Passive Entry feature.
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-thedark handle attached to the trunk latching mechanism.
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
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) for
the driver and front outboard passenger
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
wheel
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
Trunk Emergency Internal Release
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• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
energy during an impact event
severity and type of collision.
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
buckled up in a rear seat.
item in a seat — if equipped
Please pay close attention to the information in this section.
It tells you how to use your restraint system properly, to
keep you and your passengers as safe as possible.
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren (LATCH).
WARNING!
Infants in rear facing child restraints should never
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can
cause severe injury or death to infants in that position.
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Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat 3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
between you and the door.
their arm.
5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
• 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) — if equipped and Seat-Mounted Side Air
Bags (SAB) also need room to inflate. Do not lean
against the door or window. Sit upright in the
center of the seat.
• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) — if equipped and/or
Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB) during deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
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Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even Lap/Shoulder Belts
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen lap/shoulder belts.
far away from home or on your own street.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they very sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown normal conditions. However, in an collision, the belt will
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the vehicle or being thrown out.
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing 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 contacting the seat when the
belt is routed through the seat web guide. When the
belt is routed outside of the seat web guide, the latch
plate will contact the quarter trim panel. 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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Latch Plate
Latch Plate To Buckle
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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WARNING!
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 snug.
• 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 are not 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.
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4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your 5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retracup a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if
tor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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.
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 cannot do its job as well. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt
is straight. If you cannot straighten a belt in your
vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer immediately and have it fixed.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed posi- Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
tion. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the shoulder belt.
webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
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.).
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create
a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
the latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are ALR and is being used for normal usage:
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
additional information, refer to “Installing Child Re- activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
feature for each seating position.
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
Driver
Center
Passenger
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
First Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
Second Row
ALR
ALR
ALR
If Equipped
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
• N/A — Not Applicable
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
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position that has a belt with this feature. Children
12 years old and under should always be properly
restrained in the rear seat.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
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.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is Energy Management Feature
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it collision.
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
locking mode.
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
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Seat Belt Pretensioners
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
The seat belts for both front seating positions are (BeltAlert®)
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to BeltAlert® is a feature intended to remind the driver and
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision. front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
These devices may improve the performance of the seat BeltAlert®) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occu- passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
pants, including those in child restraints.
fastened.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
worn snugly and positioned properly.
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant ReOnce the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretenduration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occupants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
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unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
(8 km/h), BeltAlert® will provide both audio and visual We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
notification.
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
The front passenger seat BeltAlert® is not active when the best way to keep the baby safe.
the front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert® may Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
be triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
front passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are the force if there is a collision.
secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
Seat Belt Extender
BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
deactivating BeltAlert®.
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with long enough. When it is not required, remove the exBeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
tender and store it.
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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.
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
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The 1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the 2 — Knee Bolster
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers. NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front
Air Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations for
Advanced Air Bags.
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The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation based on several factors, including the severity
and type of collision.
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC
air bags are located above the side windows and their
covers are also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the NOTE:
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
seat position.
but they will open during air bag deployment.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether • After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the Air Bag System Components
Advanced Front Air Bags.
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat- system components:
Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are located in • Air Bag Warning Light
the outboard side of the front seats.
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• Steering Wheel and Column
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
• Instrument Panel
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.
• Knee Impact Bolster
• 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
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
used for more severe collisions.
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a
collision severe enough to cause the air bag to
inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios, etc.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) 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 side air bags during impacts that
require air bag occupant protection.
WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the SABIC is located should remain
free from any obstructions.
• 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.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
• 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.
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Always sit upright as possible with your back against the
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the
appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or
booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
Knee Impact Bolsters
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air
bags, SAB air bags, and front seat belt pretensioners, as
required, depending on several factors, including the
severity and type of impact.
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and front passengers, and position front occupants
for the best interaction with the Advanced Front Air
Bags.
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the knee impact bolsters to provide
Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide addiimproved protection for the driver and front passenger.
tional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
Side air bags also work with seat belts to improve
certain frontal collisions depending on several factors,
occupant protection.
including the severity and type of collision. Advanced
Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk of
injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
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The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all
frontal collisions, including some that may produce substantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On
the other hand, depending on the type and location of
impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes
with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a
severe initial deceleration.
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
type of collision.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
away from an inflating air bag.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
START or ON/RUN position. If the key is in the OFF
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the
air bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
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.
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
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
comes on again after initial startup.
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It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instrument cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on 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.
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are de- During collisions where the impact is confined to a
signed to activate only in certain side collisions.
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
collision.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30 milinflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
liseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes to
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate
blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This
curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when
especially applies to children.
it is inflated.
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Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, • Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
removed.
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
Front And Side Impact Sensors
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
events.
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
Enhanced Accident Response System
If A Deployment Occurs
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the following functions:
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
immediately after deployment.
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the air bag system.
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition key is turned off.
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If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deabrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium bags will not be in place to protect you.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
WARNING!
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
immediately.
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retrac• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer imparticles. The particles are a normal by-product of the mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Conprocess that generates the non-toxic gas used for air troller (ORC) system serviced as well.
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
(Continued)
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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.
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 Event Data Recorder (EDR)
the air bag system immediately.
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
the four to eight seconds when the ignition is first certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
cycled to the ON/RUN.
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems per• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
formed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
is designed to record such data as:
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law en• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
were buckled/fastened;
crash investigation.
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as
These data can help provide a better understanding of law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read
the information if they have access to the vehicle or the
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
EDR.
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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.
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/safedrivers-childsafety-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
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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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their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardreach the highest weight or height allowed by their
facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
convertible child seat.
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
WARNING!
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
Infants And Child Restraints
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
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 rear
seat.
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Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
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 forwardfacing limit for the child seat should use a belt-positioning
booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts fit properly. If the
child cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat
cushion while the child’s back is against the seatback, they
should use a belt-positioning booster seat. The child and
belt-positioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the
seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
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
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
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
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit perithe vehicle seat?
odically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle.
way back?
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm
or behind their back.
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Combined
Weight of the
Child + 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
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LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether This Vehicle
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.
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating position
•
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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 forwardfacing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the
center position using the inner
LATCH lower anchorages?
No
N/A
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Use the LATCH anchorage system
until the combined weight of the
child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
and tether anchor instead of the
LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs
(29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you
use the LATCH anchorage system
to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
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Can two child restraints be attached using a common lower
LATCH anchorage?
No
Can the rear-facing child restraint
touch the back of the front
passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be
removed?
No
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Never “share” a LATCH anchorage
with two or more child restraints.
If the center position does not have
dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install a
child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the
LATCH anchorages in an outboard
position.
The child seat may touch the back
of the front passenger seat if the
child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint owner’s manual for more
information.
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
You will easily feel them if you run your finger along gap
between the seatback and seat cushion.
LATCH Anchorages
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
In addition, there are tether strap anchorages
behind each rear seating position located in the
panel between the rear seatback and the rear
window. These tether strap anchorages are
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
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
Center Seat LATCH
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for
typical installation instructions.
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks
the seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position,
do not use that outboard position. If a child seat in the Always follow the directions of the child restraint manucenter position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or facturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
seat belt, do not install a child seat in that outboard restraint systems will be installed as described here.
position.
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
belt, following the instructions below. See the section
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belt” to check what type of seat belt each seating
position has.
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2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the 5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direcanchorages.
tions to attach a tether anchor.
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for 6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack
may need to recline the seat and / or raise the head
in the straps according to the child restraint manufacrestraint to get a better fit.
turer’s instructions.
4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child 7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seatpulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
ing position.
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
in any direction.
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How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
WARNING!
When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being
used by other occupants or being used to secure child
restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play
with it and accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before
installing a child restraint using the LATCH system,
buckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of
the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with
the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock
the seatbelt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
them.
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed.
Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child
Restraints in this Vehicle
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of
the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can be
“switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back into
the retractor. For additional information on ALR, refer to
the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints.” The cinching latch plate is designed to
hold the lap portion of the seatbelt tight when webbing is
pulled tight and straight through a child restraint’s belt
path. Please see the table below and the following sections
for more information about both types of seat belts.
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What is the weight limit (child’s
weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
with the seat belt to attach a forward
facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint
touch the back of the front passenger
seat?
Weight limit of the Child Restraint
Can the head restraints be removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to
tighten the seat belt against the belt
path of the child restraint?
No
Yes
Yes
Always use the tether anchor when
using the seat belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up to the
recommended weight limit of the
child restraint.
Contact between the front passenger
seat and the child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint manufacturer also allows contact.
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.
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5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
Place the child seat in the center of the seating
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
better fit.
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webto pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
“click.”
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
against the child seat.
Installing A Child Restraint with a Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chilposition. For some second row seats, you may need to
dren (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
recline the seat and / or raise the head restraint to get
attach a tether anchor.
a better fit.
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
in any direction.
path.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
“click.”
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
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If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short
buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert
the latch plate into the buckle with the release button
facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
restraint.
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
in any direction.
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage
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 (see the charts above), move the
child restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
1. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child
restraint.
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3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
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.
Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
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which vehicle operations will occur. For the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to “MainteA long break-in period is not required for the drivetrain
nance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
(engine, transmission, clutch, and rear axle) in your new
vehicle.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
Drive moderately during the first 500 mi (800 km). After
the initial 60 mi (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80
or 90 km/h) are desirable.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
However, wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can
be detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil, transmission fluid, and axle lubricant
installed at the factory is high-quality and energyconserving. Oil, fluid, and lubricant changes should be
consistent with anticipated climate and conditions under
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
not interpreted as an indication of difficulty. Please check
your oil level with the engine oil indicator often during
the break in period. Add oil as required.
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SAFETY TIPS
WARNING! (Continued)
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate
open, make sure that all windows are closed and
the climate control BLOWER switch is set at high
speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
• 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.
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the 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 belt
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is or retractor condition, replace the belt.
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
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Air Bag Warning Light
Floor Mat Safety Information
The light should come on and remain on for
four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
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.
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.
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.
WARNING!
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top
of already installed floor mats. Additional floor
mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the
pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always
properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have
been removed for cleaning.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
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Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Door Latches
Tires
Fluid Leaks
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid (if
equipped), or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause
should be located and corrected immediately.
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
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.
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CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .108
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . .110
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ “Slide-On-Rod” And Extender Features Of
Sun Visor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
䡵 Uconnect® Phone — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
▫ Uconnect® Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .131
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
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䡵 VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . .144 䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . .144
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . .162
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .163
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
▫ Power Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
▫ Manual Forward Or Rearward Adjustment . . .155
▫ Manual Front Seatback Recline . . . . . . . . . . . .155
▫ Passenger Seat Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .160
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . .164
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
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▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .169
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 䡵 PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . .
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . .176
. . . . . . .177
. . . . . . .177
. . . . . . .177
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN . . .172
▫ Enabling/Disabling ParkSense® . . . . . . . . . . .181
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
▫ Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .182
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䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184 䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .194
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
▫ Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .195
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED. . . .185
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® . . .186
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .195
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .189
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .190
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
▫ Using HomeLink®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193 䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .198
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䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201 䡵 CONSOLE FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ Front Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
▫ Sliding Center Console Armrest . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ Rear Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Console Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
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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. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
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to the left of the button will illuminate to indicate when
the dimming feature is activated. The sensor to the right
of the button does not illuminate.
NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is
moving in reverse.
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.
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.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side 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.
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
The mirrors are equipped with a rotational hinge. The
Folding Mirrors
mirrors have one detent (clockwise) towards the rear of
Power
Mirrors
the vehicle and three detent’s (counterclockwise) towards
the front of the vehicle.
The power mirror controls are located on the driver’s
door trim panel. To adjust a mirror, turn the control wand
toward the left or right mirror positions indicated. Tilt the
control wand in the direction you want the mirror to
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move. When you are finished adjusting the mirror, turn Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
the control to the center position to prevent accidentally
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
moving a mirror.
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
rear window defroster (if equipped). Some vehicles may not be equipped with rear window defroster,
in this case the heated mirrors will still function as
intended. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further
information.
Vanity Mirrors
A vanity mirror is located on the sun visor. To use the
mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the
mirror cover upward.
Power Mirror Control
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
An illuminated vanity mirror is on the sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the
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mirror cover upward. The light turns on automatically. parallel to the side window, grabbing the sun visor with
your left hand pull rearwards until the sun visor is in the
Close the mirror cover to turn off the light.
desired position. To use the extender feature of the sun
visor, grab the extender which is located at the rear of the
visor and pull rearward.
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
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Uconnect® Phone allows you to transfer calls between
Uconnect® Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, in- the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
vehicle communications system. Uconnect® Phone al- your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
microphone for private conversation.
lows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone using simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ The Uconnect® Phone is driven through your Bluetooth®
“Mike” ѧ “Work” or “Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone. Uconnect® features
mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehi- Bluetooth® technology - the global standard that enables
cle’s audio system; the system will automatically mute different electronic devices to connect to each other without
your radio when using the Uconnect® Phone.
wires or a docking station, so Uconnect® Phone works no
matter where you stow your mobile phone (be it your
NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone requires a mobile phone
purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long as your phone is turned
equipped with the Bluetooth® “Hands-Free Profile”,
on and has been paired to the vehicle’s Uconnect® Phone.
Version 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect® website for
The Uconnect® Phone allows up to seven mobile phones to
supported phones.
be linked to the system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile
For Uconnect® Customer Support: U.S. residents - visit phone can be used with the system at a time. The system is
www.UconnectPhone.com or call 1–877–855–8400. Cana- available in English, Spanish, or French languages.
dian Residents - visit www.UconnectPhone.com or call,
1-800-465–2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983 (French).
Uconnect® Phone — IF EQUIPPED
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Voice Command Button
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.
Uconnect® Phone Button
The radio or steering wheel controls (if
equipped) will contain the two control buttons
button and Voice Com(Uconnect® Phone
mand
button) that will enable you to
access the system. When you press the button you will
hear the word Uconnect® followed by a BEEP. The beep
is your signal to give a command.
Actual button location may vary with the radio. The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
The Uconnect® Phone can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth® mobile phone. See the
Uconnect® website for supported phones. Refer to your
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
details.
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.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
the Uconnect® Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID on
certain radios.
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Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect®
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect® Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect® Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
specific command and then guided through the available
options.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or another
prompt.
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
compound form of the voice command is given. You
can also break the commands into parts and say each
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
example, you can use the compound form voice command “Phonebook New Entry”, or you can break the
compound form command into two voice commands:
“Phonebook” and “New Entry”. Please remember, the
Uconnect® Phone works best when you talk in a
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone
sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be Voice Command Tree
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
“Pair a Device”, the following compound command
can be said: “Pair a Bluetooth® Device”.
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To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
Uconnect® website may also provide detailed instrucknow your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
tions for pairing.
the beep. The Uconnect® Phone will play some of the
options at any prompt if you ask for help.
The following are general phone to Uconnect® Phone
pairing instructions:
To activate the Uconnect® Phone, simply press the
button and follow the audible prompts for directions. • Press the
button to begin.
Uconnect® Phone sessions begin with a press of the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
button on the radio control head.
“Device Pairing”.
Cancel Command
• When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
and follow the audible prompts.
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the • You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you will later need to
previous menu.
enter into your mobile phone. You can enter any
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile Phone
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
after the initial pairing process.
To begin using your Uconnect® Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.
Help Command
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• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to Dial By Saying A Number
give the Uconnect® Phone a name for your mobile
• Press the
button to begin.
phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
given a unique phone name.
“Dial”.
• You will then be asked to give your mobile phone a
priority level between one and seven, with one being • The system will prompt you to say the number you
want to call.
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile
phones to your Uconnect® Phone. However, at any
• For example, you can say “234-567-8901”.
given time, only one mobile phone can be in use,
connected to your Uconnect® System. The priority • The Uconnect® Phone will confirm the phone number
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
allows the Uconnect® Phone to know which mobile
of certain radios.
phone to use if multiple mobile phones are in the
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
Call By Saying A Name
and priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the
button to begin.
Uconnect® Phone will use the priority three mobile • Press the
phone when you make a call. You can select to use a
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
lower priority mobile phone at any time (refer to
“Call”.
“Advanced Phone Connectivity” in this section).
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• The system will prompt you to say the name of the Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
person you want to call.
Transfer From Mobile Phone
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
you can say “John Doe”, where John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the Uconnect® phonebook
or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a
name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your
Uconnect® Phonebook”, in the phonebook.
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads names (text
names) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth® Phones with Phone
Book Access Profile may support this feature. See
Uconnect® website for supported phones.
•
• The Uconnect® system will confirm the name and then
dial the corresponding phone number, which may
appear in the display of certain radios.
•
To call a name from the Uconnect® Phonebook or
downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in “Call
by Saying a Name” section.
Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
as soon as the Bluetooth® wireless phone connection is
made to the Uconnect® Phone, for example, after you
start the vehicle.
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• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be down- Add Names To Your Uconnect® Phonebook
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect® Phonebook is
to the Uconnect® Phone.
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downbutton to begin.
• Press the
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if avail- • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook New Entry”.
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is available for use.
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recom• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
mended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert”
phone is accessible.
instead of “Bob”.
• Either the mobile phone’s phonebook or the mobile
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
phone’s SIM card phonebook is downloaded.
“Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”). This will
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
allow you to store multiple numbers for each phonedeleted on the Uconnect® Phone. These can only be
book entry, if desired.
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transferred and updated to Uconnect® Phone on the next • When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are adding.
phone connection.
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button to begin.
After you are finished adding an entry into the phone- • Press the
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
“Phonebook Edit Entry”.
main menu.
• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
The Uconnect® Phone will allow you to enter up to 32
entry that you wish to edit.
names in the phonebook with each name having up to
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each • Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
supported by your phone, Uconnect® Phone automatiphonebook entry that you are editing.
cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook,
Edit Uconnect® Phonebook Entries
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
NOTE:
to the main menu.
• Editing names in the phonebook is recommended
“Phonebook Edit Entry” can be used to add another
when the vehicle is not in motion.
phone number to a name entry that already exists in the
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
deleted or edited.
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mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit
Entry” feature.
from the list, press the
button while the
Uconnect® Phone is playing the desired entry and say
“Delete”.
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect® Phone will
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
when the vehicle is not in motion.
wish to delete.
button to begin.
• Press the
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
language is deleted.
“Phonebook Delete”.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
deleted or edited.
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect® Phonebook Entries
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
button to begin.
entry that you wish to delete or you can say “List • Press the
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
“Phonebook Erase All”.
Delete Uconnect® Phonebook Entry
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• The Uconnect® Phone will ask you to verify that you • The Uconnect® Phone will play the names of all the
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phonewish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
book entries, if available.
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
butdeleted.
ton during the playing of the desired name, and say
• Note that only the phonebook in the current language
“Call”.
is deleted.
NOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete”
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
operations at this point.
deleted or edited.
• The Uconnect® Phone will then prompt you as to the
List All Names In The Uconnect® Phonebook
number designation you wish to call.
• Press the
button to begin.
• The selected number will be dialed.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook List Names”.
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Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
The following features can be accessed through the Currently In Progress
Uconnect® Phone if the feature(s) are available on your If a call is currently in progress and you have another
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be call waiting that you normally hear when using your
button to place the current
accessed through the Uconnect® Phone. Check with your mobile phone. Press the
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
mobile service provider for the features that you have.
Phone Call Features
NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
Uconnect® Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio sys- only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
tem, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
button to accept the call. To reject the Progress
call. Press the
button until you hear a single
call, press and hold the
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
press the
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
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in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling Conference Call
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
to “Conference Call” in this section.
button until you hear a
hold), press and hold the
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
joined into one conference call.
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To Three-Way Calling
but- To initiate three-way calling, press the
bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
button while
ton until you hear a single beep.
a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as
described under “Making a Second Call While Current
Call is in Progress”. After the second call has established,
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
button until you hear a double
press and hold the
press the
button until you hear a single beep, indicatbeep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into
ing that the active and hold status of the two calls have
one conference call.
switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a time.
Toggling Between Calls
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Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if there
is a call on hold, it will become the new active call. If the
active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call on
hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
button until you hear a single beep.
and hold the
Redial
• Press the
button to begin.
Call Continuation
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Uconnect® Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect® Phone either until the call
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
cessation of the call on the Uconnect® Phone and
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • After the ignition key is cycled to OFF, a call can
“Redial”.
continue on the Uconnect® Phone for a certain duration, after which the call is automatically transferred
• The Uconnect® Phone will call the last number that
from the Uconnect® Phone to the mobile phone.
was dialed from your mobile phone.
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the • An active call is automatically transferred to the mobile phone after the ignition key is cycled to OFF.
Uconnect® Phone.
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Uconnect® Phone Features
Emergency Assistance
Language Selection
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
To change the language that the Uconnect® Phone is
using:
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
button to begin.
• Press the
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect® Phone is
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
the name of the language you wish to switch to
follows:
English, Espanol, or Francais.
button to begin.
• Press the
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
language selection.
“Emergency” and the Uconnect® Phone will instruct
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
the paired mobile phone to call the emergency number.
voice commands will be in that language.
This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico.
NOTE: After every Uconnect® Phone language change
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phonebook is usable. The paired phone name is not languagespecific and is usable across all languages.
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NOTE:
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
area.
WARNING!
To use you Uconnect® Phone System in an emergency, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to the Uconnect® System,
• and have network coverage.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
button and say Roadside Assistance / Towing Assistance
some systems. To do this, press the
“Setup”, followed by “Emergency”.
If you need roadside assistance:
• The Uconnect® Phone does slightly lower your • Press the
button to begin.
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
for the mobile phone directly.
“Towing Assistance”.
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NOTE: You should program the desired Towing Assistance phone number using the Voice Command system.
To do this, press the button and say “Setup”, followed by
“Towing Assistance”. When prompted say 1-800-5282069 for the U.S., say 1-800-363-4869 for Canada, say
55-14- 3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City in Mexico.
Working With Automated Systems
This method is used in instances where one generally has
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
or automated customer service line. Some services rePaging
quire immediate response selection. In some instances,
To learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect® Phone.
Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers of
When calling a number with your Uconnect® Phone that
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
work properly with the Uconnect® Phone.
on your mobile phone keypad, you can press the
Voice Mail Calling
button and say the sequence you wish to enter,
followed
by the word “Send”. For example, if required to
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
enter
your
PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you
with Automated Systems”.
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”.
can press the
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Saying a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by NOTE:
“Send”, is also to be used for navigating through an
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone
automated customer service center menu structure, and
network configurations. This is normal.
to leave a number on a pager.
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
You can also send stored Uconnect® phonebook entries
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
as tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
use of this feature.
entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
button and say, “Send.” The Barge In — Overriding Prompts
call and then press the
system will prompt you to enter the name or number and The “Voice Command” button can be used when you
say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send. wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
The Uconnect® Phone will then send the corresponding command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” you
tones over the phone.
button and say, “Pair a Phone” to
could press the
select that option without having to listen to the rest of
the voice prompt.
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Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect® Phone
will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect® Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
button to begin.
• Press the
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth® mobile
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
one of the following:
audio system. The Uconnect® Phone will work the same
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts On”
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
Phone And Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
your mobile phone, the 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, phone battery strength, etc.
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.
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Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
Advanced Phone Connectivity
When you mute the Uconnect® Phone, you will still be Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
The Uconnect® Phone allows ongoing calls to be transparty, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone
order to mute the Uconnect® Phone:
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
button.
from your Uconnect® Phone paired mobile phone to the
• Press the
button
Uconnect® Phone or vice versa, press the
• Following the beep, say “Mute”.
and say “Transfer Call”.
In order to un-mute the Uconnect® Phone:
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone
button.
• Press the
• Following the beep, say “Mute off”.
Your mobile phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively “connected”
with one electronic device at a time.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth®
connection between your mobile phone and the Uconnect®
Phone System, follow the instructions described in your
mobile phone User’s Manual.
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List Paired Mobile Phone Names
Select Another Mobile Phone
• Press the
This feature allows you to select and start using another
phone paired with the Uconnect® Phone.
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• Press the
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
• When prompted, say “List Phones”.
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
• The Uconnect® Phone will play the phone names of all
button at any time while the
paired mobile phones in order from the highest to the • You can also press the
list is being played, and then choose the phone that
lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone
you wish to select.
button and say “Sebeing announced, press the
lect” or “Delete”. Also, see the next two sections for an
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone.
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
Uconnect® Phone will return to using the highest
priority phone present in or near (approximately
within 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle.
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Delete Uconnect® Phone Paired Mobile Phones
• Press the
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect®
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
training mode, follow one of the two following proce• At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the dures:
prompts.
From outside the Uconnect® Phone mode (e.g., from
button at any time while the radio mode):
• You can also press the
list is being played, and then choose the phone you
button for five seconds until
• Press and hold the
wish to delete.
the session begins, or,
button to begin.
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
Phone
Uconnect® Phone Tutorial
button and say the “Voice Training”,
• Press the
“System Training”, or “Start Voice Training” command.
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the You can either press the Uconnect® Phone button to
button and say “Uconnect® Tutorial.”
restore the factory setting or repeat the words and
phrases when prompted by the Uconnect® Phone. For
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best results, the Voice Training session should be com- Voice Command
pleted when the vehicle is parked with the engine
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
provide at least ½ in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
switched off.
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
Reset
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
• Press the
button.
you.
• After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say • Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
“Setup”, then “Reset”.
during a Voice Command period.
This will delete all phone pairing, phone book entries,
and other settings in all language modes. The System will
prompt you before resetting to factory settings.
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• 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.
• 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”.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking • You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
in North American English, French, and Spanish ac• Even though international dialing for most number
cents, the system may not always work for some.
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
• When navigating through an automated system such
number combinations may not be supported.
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
compromised with the convertible top down.
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
not in motion is recommended.
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Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
Recent Calls
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Download”, Uconnect® Phone can list your Outgoing, Incoming and Missed Calls.
SMS
Uconnect® Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
Read Messages:
If you receive a new text message while your phone is
connected to Uconnect® Phone, an announcement will
• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and If you wish to hear the new message:
not the Uconnect® Phone.
button.
• Press the
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages.”
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
• Uconnect® Phone will play the new text message for
compromised with the convertible top down.
you.
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After reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward” Uconnect® Phone will prompt you to say the name or
number of the person you wish to send the message to.
the message using Uconnect® Phone.
Send Messages:
List of Preset Messages:
You can send messages using Uconnect® Phone. To send 1.
a new message:
2.
button.
• Press the
3.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
4.
“SMS Send” or “Send Message.”
5.
• You can either say the message you wish to send or say
6.
“List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages.
Yes
No
Where are you?
I need more direction.
LOL
Why
button while the 7. I love you
To send a message, press the
system is listing the message and say “Send.”
8. Call me
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9. Call me later
Turn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF
10. Thanks
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop
the system from announcing the new incoming messages.
11. See You in 15 minutes
12. I am on my way
• Press the
button.
14. Are you there yet?
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you
will then be given a choice to change it.
15. Where are we meeting?
Bluetooth® Communication Link
13. I’ll be late
16. Can this wait?
17. Bye for now
18. When can we meet?
19. Send number to call
20. Start without me
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect® Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
Bluetooth® ON mode.
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the ON
or ACC position, or after a language change, you must wait
at least fifteen seconds prior to using the system.
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
call
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
help
home
language
list names
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
other
pair a phone
phone pairing
pairing
phonebook
phone book
previous
record again
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
redial
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
Uconnect® Tutorial
voice training
work
yes
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General Information
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and Voice Command System Operation
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
The Uconnect® Voice Command system allows
following conditions:
you to control your AM, FM radio, disc player,
USB Mass Storage Class device, iPod® family
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
of devices, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio dethe party responsible for compliance could void the
vice, and a memo recorder.
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface System as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of the
• This device must accept any interference received,
Voice Interface System to recognize user voice commands
including interference that may cause undesired opmay be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a raised
eration.
voice level.
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WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws. Your attention should be focused on safely
operating the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a
collision causing serious injury or death.
Pressing the Voice Command
button while the
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system
will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or
change commands. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”,
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
button, you These commands are universal and can be used from any
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
command.
the active application.
NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
seconds, the system will present you with a list of a normal speaking volume.
options.
The system will best recognize your speech if the winIf you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
button, listen for set to low.
options, press the Voice Command
the beep, and say your command.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
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To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Com- Main Menu
button and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.
mand
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the
Commands
main menu.
The Voice Command system understands two types of
commands. Universal commands are available at all In this mode, you can say the following commands:
times. Local commands are available if the supported
• “Radio AM” (to switch to the radio AM mode)
radio mode is active.
• “Radio FM” (to switch to radio FM mode)
Changing The Volume
• “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button.
• “USB” (to switch to USB mode)
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
• “Bluetooth Streaming” (to switch to Bluetooth®
Streaming mode)
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Com- • “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
mand system is speaking. Please note the volume
• “System Setup” (to switch to system setup)
setting for Voice Command is different than the audio
system.
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Radio AM
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. In • “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
this mode, you may say the following commands:
Satellite Radio
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following com• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
mands:
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
spoken number)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
Radio FM
• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
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Disc Mode
Bluetooth® Streaming (BT) Mode
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you To switch to Bluetooth® Streaming (BT) mode, say
“Bluetooth Streaming”. In this mode, you may say the
may say the following commands:
following commands:
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “List” (to list an Artist, Playlist, Album, Track, etc.)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Memo Mode
USB Mode
To switch to USB mode, say “USB”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
recording, you may press the Voice Command
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
one of the following commands:
– “Save” (to save the memo)
• “Play” (to play a Artist Name, Playlist Name, Album
– “Continue” (to continue recording)
Name, Track Name, etc.)
– “Delete” (to delete the recording)
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• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) —
During the playback you may press the Voice Combutton to stop playing memos. You promand
ceed by saying one of the following commands:
– “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
– “Next” (to play the next memo)
– “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
– “Delete” (to delete a memo)
• “Change to setup”
• “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
• “Language Spanish”
Setup
• “Tutorial”
• “Main menu setup” or
• “Switch to setup”
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Language English”
• “Language French”
To switch to system setup, you may say one of the • “Voice Training”
following:
NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
button first and wait for the beep before
Command
• “Change to system setup”
speaking the “Barge In” commands.
• “Main menu system setup”
• “Switch to system setup”
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Voice Training
SEATS
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
nizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect® vehicle.
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
button, say “System
1. Press the Voice Command
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice
Training.” This will train your own voice to the system
and will improve recognition.
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect® Voice. For best results, the Voice Training
session should be completed when the vehicle is
parked, engine running, all windows closed, and the
blower fan switched off. This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The system will adapt to the
last trained voice only.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
Power Seats
The power seat switches are located on the outboard side The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
of the front seat cushions. The power seat switches are Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
used to control the position of the seat.
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 Switch
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
or rear of the seat switch, the front or rear of the seat
cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
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Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
are also equipped with power lumbar. The power lumbar
switch is located on the outboard side of the power seat.
Push the switch forward to increase the lumbar support.
Push the switch rearward to decrease the lumbar support.
Pushing upward or downward on the switch will raise and
lower the position of the support.
Power Lumbar Switch
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
The front driver and passenger seats may be equipped
with heaters in both the seat cushions and seatbacks. The
heaters provide the same average heat level for both the
cushion and the seatback.
There are two heated seat switches that allow the driver
and passenger to operate the seats independently. The
controls for each seat are located near the bottom center
of the instrument panel.
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You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
If HIGH-level heating is selected, the system will automatically switch to the LOW-level after a maximum of
60 minutes of continuous operation. At that time, the
number of indicators illuminated changes from two to
one, indicating the change. Operation on the LOW-level
setting also turns OFF automatically after a maximum of
45 minutes.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting
in a seat that has been overheated could cause
serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
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Manual Forward Or Rearward Adjustment
The adjusting bar is located 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 desired
position. Using body pressure, move forward and rearward
on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters have 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.
Manual Front Seatback Recline
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.
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.
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Passenger Seat Easy Entry
On the passenger seat, pull forward on the lever located
on the side of the seatback in order to dump the seatback
and slide the seat forward. You can also temporarily
remove the seat belt from the guide loop on the seat and
allow the seat belt to retract out of the way. This allows
for easier access to the rear seat. To return the seat to a
normal seating position, first return the seatback to its
original recline location and then slide the entire seat
back to the pre-set lock position.
Easy Entry Lever
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Head Restraints
Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
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.
The front driver and passenger seats are equipped with
Active Head Restraints (AHR). In the event of a rear
impact the AHRs will automatically extend forward
minimizing the gap between the back of the occupants
head and the AHR.
WARNING!
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
event of a collision.
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.
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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.
Folding Rear Seat
The rear seatbacks can be folded forward to provide an
additional storage area. Pull on the loops located on the
upper part of the rear seatback to fold down either or
Push Button
both seatbacks. These loops can be tucked away when
NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by not in use.
qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either
of the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
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Folding Rear Seat
Folded Rear Seat
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.
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.
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.
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CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 6 in (15 cm), and then drop it. This should
secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless
the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
Hood Safety Catch
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.
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LIGHTS
Headlights And Parking Lights
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.
Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Turn it to the second detent for headlight, parking light
and instrument panel light operation.
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Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off Automatic Headlights Only)
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on, When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the A approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
(AUTO) position. When the system is on, the headlight if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you place the turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
ignition in the OFF position. To turn the automatic The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be enabled or
system off, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
position.
(EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features” in “UnderNOTE: The engine must be running before the head- standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
lights will come on in the automatic mode.
Headlight Time Delay
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
for up to 90 seconds when leaving your vehicle in an
unlit area.
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To activate the delay feature, place the ignition in the OFF
position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off
the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval
begins when the headlight switch is turned off.
If you turn the headlights or parking lights on, or place
the ignition in the RUN position again, the system will
cancel the delay.
If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will
turn off in the normal manner.
NOTE: The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds
of placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this
feature.
The Headlight delay time is programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/CustomerProgrammable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The headlights will come on as Daytime Running Lights
(DRL) whenever the ignition is placed in the RUN
position, the headlights are off and the parking brake is
released. The headlight switch must be used for normal
nighttime driving.
If vehicle is equipped with High Intensity Discharge
(HID) headlights, the front turn signal lamps provide the
DRL function. If equipped, the DRL will flash when a
turn signal is in operation, and return to DRL mode when
the turn signal is no longer flashing.
WARNING!
A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
HID headlamps when the headlamp switch is turned
ON. It may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized
dealer for service.
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Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert the
driver when the driver’s door is opened.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
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The front fog light switch is built into the headlight 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 again or turn off the
headlight switch.
Fog Light Operation
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.
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Multifunction Lever
Turn Signals
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
steering column.
NOTE:
• If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and a continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is driven more
than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on.
Multifunction Lever
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NOTE: If the multifunction lever is held in the flash-to
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.
Map/Reading Lights
Lane Change Assist
These lights are mounted between the sun visors on the
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch overhead console. Each light is turned on by pressing the
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever lens. Press the lens a second time to turn off the light.
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam. These lights also turn on when a door is opened, or when
the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
Flash-To-Pass
transmitter is pressed, or when the dimmer control is
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by turned fully upward, past the second detent.
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
will turn on the high beam headlights until the lever is
released.
High/Low Beam Switch
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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 placed in
the OFF 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 place the
ignition in the RUN position or cycle the light switch.
Dimmer Control
Overhead Console
The dimmer control is located to the right of the headlight
switch. With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating
the dimmer control upward will increase the brightness of
the instrument panel lights and, if equipped, the lighting in
the door map pockets, door handles and cupholders.
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Dome Light Position
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the
The multifunction lever operates the windshield
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior
wipers and washer when the ignition is placed in the
lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this
ON/RUN or ACC position. The multifunction lever
position.
is located on the left side of the steering column.
Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the dimmer control to the extreme bottom off
position. The interior lights will remain off when the
doors are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the dimmer control upward to the first detent.
This feature brightens all text displays such as the
odometer, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC),
and radio when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever
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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.
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.
Mist Feature
CAUTION!
Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the windshield wipers may result if the wiper switch is left in
any position other than off.
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.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause bespray the windshield with washer fluid.
tween 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
Intermittent Wiper System
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Windshield Washers
WARNING!
To use the washer, push the multifunction lever inward
(toward the steering column) and hold it for as long as
washer spray is desired.
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper
control is in the delay range, the wipers will operate for
three wipe cycles after releasing the multifunction lever
and then resume the intermittent interval previously
selected.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper is Automatic Headlights Only)
turned off, the wipers will operate for three wipe cycles When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
and then turn off.
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on if
the headlight switch is placed in the A (AUTO) position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
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The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be enabled or
disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” 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 control
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
the steering column.
Tilt/Telescoping Column Lever
To unlock the steering column, push the lever downward
(toward the floor). 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
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steering column in position, push the lever upward until
fully engaged.
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.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
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Electronic Speed Control Buttons
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over 1 — ON/OFF
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph 4 — CANCEL
(40 km/h).
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
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3 — SET -
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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.
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 Activate
To Set A Desired Speed
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned off when not in use.
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
and on level ground before pressing the SET (-) button.
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Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
decrease until the button is released. Release the button
speed memory.
when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed
To Resume Speed
will be established.
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
(1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
To Vary The Speed Setting
To Accelerate For Passing
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inPress the accelerator as you would normally. When the
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
increase until the button is released, then the new set
speed will be established.
To Deactivate
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Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the EQUIPPED
The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system provides visual
vehicle set speed.
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
during a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense® System
moderate hills is normal.
Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so recommendations.
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
ParkSense® will retain the last system state (enabled or
Control.
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
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.
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).
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audible warnings to indicate the distance between the
rear fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle.
ParkSense® Sensors
The four ParkSense® sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is ParkSense® Display
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 79 in
will turn ON indicating the system status.
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
ParkSense® Warning Display
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected from the Customer- Programmable Features section of the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The ParkSense® Warning Display is located in the Instrument cluster’s EVIC display. It provides both visual and
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Park Assist System Off
Slow Tone
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.
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Fast Tone
Continuous Tone
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The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the EVIC 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:
Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Display Message
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
Arcs
Park Assist System ON
None
Radio Mute
No
WARNING ALERTS
79-39 in
39-25 in
(200-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single 1/2
Slow
Second Tone
Warning Object
Warning Object
Detected
Detected
3 Solid
3 Slow
(Continuous)
Flashing
Yes
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense® will MUTE the radio, if on, when the
system is sounding an audio tone.
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25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
Warning Object
Detected
2 Slow
Flashing
Yes
Warning Object
Detected
1 Slow
Flashing
Yes
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Enabling/Disabling ParkSense®
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled through the
Customer-Programmable Features section of the EVIC.
The available choices are: OFF, Sound Only, or Sound and
Display. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
System
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® Rear Park
Assist System has detected a faulted condition, the
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per
ignition cycle, and it will display the “CLEAN PARK
ASSIST”, “SERVICE PARK ASSIST” or “SERVICE PARK
ASSIST SYSTEM” message for five seconds. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the
system has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will
display the “CLEAN PARK ASSIST”, ⬙SERVICE PARK
ASSIST⬙ or the “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this
condition, ParkSense® will not operate.
When ParkSense® is disabled, the instrument cluster will
display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for
approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” 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
If “CLEAN PARK ASSIST” appears in the Electronic
REVERSE.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sure the rear
fascia/bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt
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or other obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the • When you turn ParkSense® off in DRIVE, the instrument
message continues to appear see an authorized dealer.
cluster will display ⬙PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF⬙ for five
seconds.
Furthermore, once you turn ParkSense® off, it
If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST” or “SERVICE PARK ASSIST
remains off until you turn it on again, even if you cycle
SYSTEM” appears in the EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
the ignition key.
Cleaning The ParkSense® System
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE position
Clean the ParkSense® sensors with water, car wash soap
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
•
ParkSense® System Usage Precautions
•
NOTE:
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense® system operating properly.
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of ParkSense®.
and ParkSense® is turned off, the EVIC will display
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as
the vehicle is in REVERSE.
ParkSense®, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is
sounding a tone.
Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care not
to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be
covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris. Failure
to do so can result in the system not working properly.
The ParkSense® system might not detect an obstacle
behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false
indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/bumper.
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• Obstacles such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc.,
must not be placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear
fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do
so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
obstacle as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST” message to be displayed in the EVIC.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using ParkSense®.
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.
(Continued)
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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184 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
Courtesy/Reading Lights
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights At the forward end of the overhead console are two
and sunglass storage. Universal Garage Door Opener courtesy/reading lights.
(HomeLink®) button and a power sunroof switch may Press the lens to turn on the light. Press it a second time
also be included, if equipped.
to turn off the light.
These lights also turn on when a door is opened, when
the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is pressed, or when the dimmer control is
turned fully upward, past the second detent.
Sunglasses Storage
At the rear of the console, a compartment is provided for
the storage of a pair of sunglasses.
The storage compartment access is a ⬙push/push⬙ design.
Push on the raised bar on the compartment door to open.
Push on the raised bar to close.
Overhead Console
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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.
3
The HomeLink® buttons that are located in the overhead
console designate the three different HomeLink® channels.
HomeLink® Buttons
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
NOTE:
Ensure your vehicle is parked outside of the garage • Erasing all channels should only be performed when
before you begin programming.
programming HomeLink® for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
For efficient programming and accurate transmission of
the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that a new • If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
device that is being programmed to the HomeLink®
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
system.
Programming A Rolling Code
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN For programming garage door openers that were manuposition and press and hold the two outside HomeLink® factured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
buttons (I and III) for up to 20 seconds. The Electronic identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display “CLEAR- where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
ING CHANNELS”. Release the buttons when the EVIC opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
displays “CHANNELS CLEARED”.
button may vary by manufacturer.
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink®
button you want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display
changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # TRAINED”, then release both buttons.
NOTE:
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
for the channel to train.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from
Step 2.
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5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage),
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
Firmly press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. On some garage door openers/devices
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
complete the training.
To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
seconds each time). The EVIC will display “CHANthe EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do not
NEL # TRANSMIT”. If the garage door opener/device
release the button.
activates, programming is complete.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
steps.
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NOTE:
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured • It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
before 1995.
for the channel to train.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from
Step 2.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to
8 cm) away from the HomeLink® button you wish to 5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button.
program.
The EVIC will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT”. If
the garage door opener/device activates, program3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink®
ming is complete.
button you want to program and the hand-held transTo program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
mitter button.
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display erase the channels.
changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # TRAINED”, then release both buttons.
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Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
follow these steps:
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
time-out in the same manner.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
not release the button.
door or gate motor.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Non-Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
remaining steps.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to
8 cm) away from the HomeLink® button you wish to
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
program.
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink®
several seconds of transmission.
button while you press and release (“cycle”), your
hand-held transmitter every two seconds.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
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4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHAN- To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
NEL # TRAINED”, then release both buttons.
follow these steps:
NOTE:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
for the channel to train.
the EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do not
release the button.
• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from
Step 2.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Canadian/
Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and follow all
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button.
remaining steps.
The EVIC will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT”. If
the device is plugged in and activates, programming is Using HomeLink®
complete.
To operate, press and release the programmed HomeLink®
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for button. Activation will now occur for the programmed
programming, plug it back in at this time.
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.
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Security
Troubleshooting Tips
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
in your vehicle.
here are some of the most common solutions:
To erase the channels press and hold the two outside • Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
HomeLink® buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds. The
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display • Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
“CLEARING CHANNELS”. Release the buttons when
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
the EVIC displays “CHANNELS CLEARED”.
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
remember to plug it back in?
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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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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 use a garage door opener without
these safety features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515
or, on the Internet at www.HomeLink.com for
safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas
can cause serious injury or death.
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Power Sunroof Switch
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and
do not leave the key in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch. Such entrapment
may result in serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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Opening Sunroof — Express
Closing 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.
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
Closing 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.
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.
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Pinch Protect Feature
Venting Sunroof — Express
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
Press and release the Vent button within one half second
and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Sunshade Operation
NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
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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, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
For Vehicles Not Equipped With The Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)
Sunroof Maintenance
Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
the glass panel.
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.
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.
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NOTE: To ensure proper operation a MOPAR® cigar
There are two 12 Volt (13 Amp) electrical power outlets knob and element must be used.
on this vehicle. Both of the outlets are protected by a fuse.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
The front 12 Volt power outlet has power available only
when the ignition is placed in the ACC or RUN position.
This power outlet will also operate a conventional cigar
lighter unit. If desired, the front power outlet can be
converted by your authorized dealer to provide power
when the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts
(13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp)
power rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the
system will need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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Front Power Outlet
Center Console Power Outlet
The center console power outlet is powered directly from Items plugged into this power outlet may discharge the
the battery (power available at all times).
battery and/or prevent the engine from starting.
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WARNING!
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.
Power Outlet Fuse Locations
1 — #18 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel
2 — #9 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Center Console
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with 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 insert any other object in the power
outlet as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your warranty.
CUPHOLDERS
Front Cupholders
The front cupholders are located in the center console.
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Rear 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
convenient access to beverage cans or bottles while
maintaining a resting place for the rear occupant’s elbows.
Front Cupholders
Illuminated Front Cupholders — If Equipped
The front cupholders are illuminated with LEDs. They
are turned on with the headlights or parking lights. Refer
to “Lights” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle” for further information.
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Rear Cupholders
CONSOLE FEATURES
Sliding Console Armrest
Console Storage
The center console has a storage compartment located
underneath the armrest, and also contains a 12 Volt
The center console armrest slides forward with three
power outlet, a molded-in coin holder (designed to hold
detents to provide flexibility for comfort, cupholder use
various size coins). The center console may also be
and shifting ease.
equipped with a Universal Consumer Interface (UCI).
Sliding Center Console Armrest
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UCI supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod® and
iPhone® devices. Refer to “Universal Consumer Interface
(UCI) — If Equipped” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Cellular phones, music
players, and other handheld electronic devices
should be stowed while driving. Use of these devices
while driving can cause an accident due to distraction, resulting in death or injury.
Center Console
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
CAUTION!
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control (Mode) knob. 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.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
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CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .210
▫ Sport Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Display —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .212
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System . . . . . . . .228
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
▫ Driver-Selectable Surround Sound (DSS) –
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
▫ Compass Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
▫ System Warnings (Customer Information
Features). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
▫ Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
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䡵 Uconnect® 730N/430/430N CD/DVD/HDD/
NAV — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE for
CD and MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ Operating Instructions (Voice Command
System) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect® Phone) —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
䡵 Uconnect® 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .242
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE For
CD And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
▫ Notes on Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . .250
䡵 Uconnect® 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO . . . . .251
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .251
▫ LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) . . . . . . .262
▫ INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) . . . . . .263
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect® Phone) —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Uconnect® Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
▫ Connecting The iPod® Or External USB
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
▫ Using This Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
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䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .279
▫ Controlling The iPod® Or External USB
Device Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE
PHONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272 䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . . . .274
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . .280
䡵 HARMAN KARDON® Logic7® HIGH
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . .276
▫ Automatic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
▫ Blower Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ Manual Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
5
— Air Outlets
— Instrument Cluster
— Glove Compartment
— Radio
— Heated Seat Switch
6 — ESC OFF Switch
7 — Sport Button
8 — Hazard Warning Switch
9 — Heated Steering Wheel Switch
10 — Climate Control
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11 — Ignition Switch
12 — Trunk Release Button
13 — Headlight Switch
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
3. Speedometer
1. Fuel Gauge
Indicates vehicle speed.
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when 4. Electronic Speed Control Indicator Light
the ignition switch is placed in the ON/RUN position.
This light will turn on when the electronic
2. Trip Odometer Button
speed control is on.
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
either of two trip odometer settings. The letter “A” or “B”
will appear when in the trip odometer mode. Push in and
hold the button for two seconds to reset the trip odometer
to 0 miles (km). The odometer must be in TRIP mode to
reset it.
5. Tachometer
The red segments indicate the maximum permissible
engine revolutions per minute (RPM x 1000) for each gear
range. Ease up on the accelerator before reaching the red
area.
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6. Charging System Warning Light
7. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should turn on when the
ignition switch is placed in the ON/RUN position and
remain on briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or
turns on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s
non-essential electrical devices (i.e., radio) or slightly
increase engine speed (if at idle). If the light remains on,
it means that the charging system is experiencing a
problem. See your local authorized dealer to obtain
service immediately.
This light will turn on briefly as a bulb check
when the ignition switch is placed in the ON/
RUN position. This light will also turn on while
the engine is running if there is a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system.
If the light comes on while the engine is running, safely
bring the vehicle to a complete stop as soon as possible,
place the shift lever in PARK, for manual transmission
place the transmission in neutral, apply the parking
brake, and cycle the ignition key. The light should turn
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting off. If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
If the light is flashing when the engine is running,
immediate service is required. In this case, you may
experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle
or engine stall, and your vehicle may require towing.
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Also, have the system checked by an authorized dealer if
the light does not come on during starting.
8. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H,” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
CAUTION! (Continued)
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H,” and you hear a chime, turn the
engine OFF immediately and call 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 a service center if your
vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the
hood yourself, refer to “Maintaining Your Vehicle”
and follow the warnings under the Cooling System
Pressure Cap paragraph.
9. Turn Signal Indicators
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The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
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NOTE:
11. Engine Temperature Warning Light
• A continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is driven
more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on.
This light will turn on and a single chime will
sound to warn of an overheated engine condition.
When this light turns on, the engine temperature is
critically hot. Further overheating will cause a continuous chime will sound for 4 minutes or until the engine is
allowed to cool. If the light turns on while driving, safely
pull over and stop the vehicle. The vehicle should be
turned OFF immediately and serviced as soon as possible. (Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for further information).
• Check for an inoperative outside light bulb if either
indicator flashes at a rapid rate.
10. Air Bag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to the ON/RUN position. 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.
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12. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/ NOTE:
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on moThe “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
mentarily each time the ignition switch is turned to
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON/RUN.
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC
engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Insystem will be ON, even if it was turned off previously.
dicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC • The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
that caused the ESC activation.
your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
problem diagnosed and corrected.
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13. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator 15. High Beam Indicator
Light — If Equipped
This indicator will turn on when the high beam
headlights are on. Push the multifunction lever
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Conaway from the steering wheel to switch the headlights to
trol (ESC) is off.
high beam.
14. Oil Pressure Warning Light
16. Seat Belt Reminder Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds as
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
light should turn on momentarily when the engine is
placed in ON/RUN. A chime will sound if the
started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
driver’s
seat belt is unbuckled during the bulb check. The
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
Seat
Belt
Warning Light will flash or remain on continuchime will sound when this light turns on.
ously if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled after the
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
bulb check or when driving. Refer to “Occupant ReThis light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
straints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your VeThe engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
hicle” for further information.
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17. Shift Lever Indicator — Automatic Transmission NOTE: U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transOnly
fer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
driven. If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced,
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
the repair technician should leave the odometer reading
automatic transmission.
the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he
18. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero, and
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating what the
mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea
lights are on.
for you to make a record of the odometer reading before
19. Odometer / Electronic Vehicle Information Center the repair/service, so that you can be sure that it is
(EVIC) Display Area
properly reset, or that the door jamb sticker is accurate if
The odometer display shows the total distance the ve- the odometer must be reset at zero.
hicle has been driven. The trip odometer shows indi- The EVIC features a driver-interactive display, for further
vidual trip mileage. Refer to “Trip Odometer Button” for information refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
additional information.
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20. Brake Warning Light
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
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.
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. In this case, the light will
remain on until the condition has been corrected.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the 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 dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
indicated by the Brake Warning Light which will turn on (ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
dropped below a specified level.
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Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS 21. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxiOperation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for apuntil the vehicle is disarmed.
proximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
22. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
inspected by an authorized dealer.
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN posiplacard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
tion.
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
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Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
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tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the 23. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
to continue to function properly.
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is placed in the ON/RUN position and may stay
CAUTION!
on for as long as four seconds.
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving,
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and then the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system is not
warning have been established for the tire size functioning and service is required. However, the conequipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system opera- ventional brake system will continue to operate normally
tion or sensor damage may result when using re- if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
placement equipment that is not of the same size,
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
Brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
ignition switch is placed in the ON/RUN position, have
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
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24. Low Fuel Light
CAUTION!
This light will turn on and a single chime will
sound when the fuel level drops to 1/8 tank.
25. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of an
onboard diagnostic system called OBD. The OBD
system monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The MIL will turn on when the
ignition is in the ON/RUN position before engine start. If
the MIL does not come on when turning the key from OFF
to ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the MIL
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
not require towing.
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
drivability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or
others.
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This system conveniently allows the driver to select a
variety of useful information by pressing the switches
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the
tures a driver-interactive display which is located in the following:
• System Status
instrument cluster.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
• Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays
• Tire Pressure Monitor System
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
• Compass Display
• Outside Temperature Display
• Trip Computer Functions
• Uconnect® phone (If Equipped)
• Uconnect® gps Screens (If Equipped)
• Audio Mode Display
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• Surround Sound Modes (if equipped with DriverSelectable Surround [DSS])
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The system allows the driver to select information by MENU Button
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Press and release the MENU button to access
wheel:
the main menu, or to return to the main menu
from the sub-menus.
UP Button
Press and release the UP button to scroll upward through the main menus and sub-menus.
DOWN Button
Press and release the DOWN button to scroll
downward through the main menus and
sub-menus.
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons
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SELECT Button
• Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single
chime)
Press and release the SELECT button for access
to main menus, sub-menus or to select a per- • Right Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime)
sonal setting in the setup menu. Press and hold
• Personal Settings Not Available – Vehicle Not in PARK
the SELECT button for two seconds to reset
• Door Ajar
features.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
• Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime if vehicle is in
motion)
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays •
the following messages:
•
• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime if
•
the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile [1.6 km] with
either turn signal on)
•
Trunk Ajar (with a single chime)
Oil Change Required
Low Washer Fluid (with a single chime)
Channel # Transmit
• Left Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime) • Channel # Training
• Left Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime) • Channel # Trained
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• Clearing Channels
• Service Keyless System
• Channels Cleared
• Wrong Key
• Did Not Train
• Damaged Key
• Low Tire Pressure (with a single chime)
• Key not Programmed
• Service TPM System (with a single chime)
• Vehicle Not in Park
• Tire Pressure Display Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate •
Tire to XX”
•
• ESC Off – Electronic Stability Control is deactivated
•
• ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — if equipped
• Check Gascap
• Key Fob Battery Low
Key Fob Not Detected
Press Brake & Push Button to Start
Push Button or Insert Key/Turn To Run (refer to
“Remote Starting System” in “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle”)
• 1–4 SKIPSHIFT
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Engine Oil Change Indicator System
Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the
within 10 seconds.
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
OFF/LOCK position.
upon your personal driving style.
Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (Do
position or cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position if
not start the engine.)
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™. To turn off the
message temporarily, press and release the MENU but- 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
ton. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the fol- 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
lowing procedure.
Oil Change Required
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NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you The Trip Functions mode displays the following.
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
• Average Fuel Economy / Fuel Saver Mode — If
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
Equipped
Trip Functions
• Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
Press and release the MENU button until one of the
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
following Trip Functions displays in the EVIC:
“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
history information will be erased, and the averaging
• Average Fuel Economy/Fuel Saver Mode
will continue from the last fuel average reading before
• Distance To Empty
the reset.
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Elapsed Time
• Display Units of Measure in
Press the UP or DOWN buttons to cycle through all the
Trip Computer functions.
• The FUEL SAVER MODE message will display above
the average fuel economy in the EVIC display. This
message 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.
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Fuel Saver Mode–On
Fuel Saver Mode–Off
• This feature allows you to monitor when you are • Distance To Empty (DTE)
driving in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to • Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
modify driving habits in order to increase fuel
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
economy.
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the SELECT
button.
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NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle • Elapsed Time
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
• When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km) time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will or START position.
change to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL.⬙ This display • Display Units of Measure in
will continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding
a significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
the ⬙LOW FUEL⬙ text and a new DTE value will button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears.
display.
To Reset The Display
• Trip A
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last displayed. Press and release the SELECT button once to
clear the resettable function being displayed. To reset all
reset.
resettable functions, press and release the SELECT button
• Trip B
a second time within three seconds of resetting the
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last currently-displayed function. (>Reset ALL will display
during this three-second window.)
reset.
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Sport Mode
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”.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Display — If Equipped
When the ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed to
change ignition switch positions, the Keyless Enter-NGo™ icon momentarily appears in the EVIC display
showing the new ignition switch position.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Display
The round symbol in the middle rotates to point at the
new ignition switch position. If desired, the ignition
switch position graphic can be set to be constantly visible
by pressing the EVIC MENU button until the display
appears.
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Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Starting And Oper- Mode will only be available for video media sources
(DVDs, Video CDs, or other video media supported by
ating” for more information.
the radio).
NOTE: Under certain conditions, the display may be
superseded by another display of higher priority. But Compass Display
when the ignition switch position is changed, the display MENU Button
always re-appears.
The compass readings indicate the direction
Driver-Selectable Surround Sound (DSS) – If
the vehicle is facing. Press and release the
Equipped
MENU button until “Compass” displays in the
EVIC.
Press and release the MENU button until “Surround
Sound” displays in the EVIC. The EVIC provides inforNOTE: The system will display the last known outside
mation on the current surround mode.
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
be driven several minutes before the updated tempera• Stereo
ture is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
• Surround Sound
displayed temperature; therefore, temperature readings
While in the Surround Sound menu, press the SELECT are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
button to change surround modes. The Video Surround
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Automatic Compass Calibration
3. Press the UP or DOWN button until “CALIBRATE
COMPASS” displays in the EVIC.
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
need to set the compass manually. When the vehicle is 4. Press and release the SELECT button to start the
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
calibration. The message “CAL” will display in the
display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated. You may
EVIC.
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
5. Slowly complete one or more 360-degree turns (in an
360 degree turns (in an area free from large metal or
area free from large metal or metallic objects) until the
metallic objects) until the “CAL” message displayed in
“CAL” message turns off. The compass will now
the EVIC turns off. The compass will now function
function normally.
normally.
Compass Variance
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” message Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
compass into the Calibration Mode manually as follows: differences, the variance should be set for the zone where
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
2. Press and release the MENU button until Personal differences and provide the most accurate compass heading.
Settings displays in the EVIC.
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NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of the 1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones, Lap2. Press and release the MENU button until Personal
tops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
Settings displays in the EVIC.
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
3. Press the UP or DOWN button until “COMPASS
VARIANCE” message and the last variance zone
number displays in the EVIC.
4. Press and release the SELECT button until the proper
variance zone is selected according to the map.
5. Press and release the MENU button to exit.
Compass Variance Map
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System Warnings (Customer Information
Features)
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)
Press and release the MENU button until “SYSTEM Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
WARNINGS” displays in the EVIC. Then, press the Up or features when the transmission is in PARK.
DOWN button to display any one of the following Press and release the MENU button until Personal Setchoices.
tings displays in the EVIC.
• Oil Temperature
Use the UP or DOWN button to display one of the
Shows the actual oil temperature.
following choices.
• Oil Pressure
Language
When in this display you may select one of three languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
• Tire Pressure
functions and the Uconnect® gps (if equipped). Press the
Shows the actual tire pressure for each tire (EXCLUDING SELECT button while in this display to select English,
THE SPARE TIRE).
Espanol, or Francais. Then, as you continue, the information will display in the selected language.
Shows the actual oil pressure.
NOTE: The EVIC will not change the Uconnect® language selection.
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Unlock Doors Automatically on Exit
When ON is selected, both doors will unlock when the
vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or
NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
Remote Key Unlock
When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s
door will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver
Door 1st Press is selected, you must press the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passenger door. When All Doors 1st Press is selected, both of
the doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selection,
press and release the SELECT button until “Driver Door
1st Press” or “All Doors 1st Press” appears.
NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with Keyless EnterN-Go (Passive Entry) and the EVIC is programmed to
Unlock All Doors 1st Press, all doors will unlock no
matter which Passive Entry equipped door handle is
grasped. If Driver Door 1st Press is programmed, only
the driver’s door will unlock when the driver’s door is
grasped. With Passive Entry, if Driver Door 1st Press 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).
Remote Start Comfort Sys.
When this feature is selected and the remote start is
activated, the heated steering wheel and driver heated
seat features will automatically turn on in cold weather.
These features will stay on through the duration of
remote start or until the key is turned to RUN. To make
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your selection, press and release the SELECT button until feature showing the system has been activated or the
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the check-mark is removed showing the system has been
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed deactivated.
showing the system has been deactivated.
Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock
Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when
the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This feature
may be selected with or without the Flash Lights with
Remote Key Lock feature. To make your selection, press
and release the SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF”
appears.
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
without the sound horn on lock feature selected. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
Horn With Remote Start
Headlamps On with Wipers (Available with Auto
Headlamps Only)
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE START button
is pressed. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
When ON is selected, and the headlight switch is in the
AUTO (A) position, the headlamps will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
headlamps will also turn off when the wipers are turned
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off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your Operating” for system function and operating informaselection, press and release the SELECT button until tion. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime
causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the
brightness, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle.”
Delay Turning Headlights Off
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 make your selection, press
and release the SELECT button until “0,” “30,” “60,” or
“90” appears.
Turn Headlights On with Remote Key Unlock
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selection, press and release the SELECT button until “OFF,”
“30 sec.,” “60 sec.,” or “90 sec.” appears.
Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect® phone (if equipped), power
sunroof (if equipped), and ignition-powered power outlets will remain active for up to 60 minutes after the
Hill Start Assist (HSA) — If Equipped
ignition switch is turned OFF. Opening either front
When on is selected, the HSA system is active. Refer to
vehicle door will cancel this feature. To make your
“Electronic Brake Control System” in “Starting And
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selection, press and release the SELECT button until Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry)
“Off,” “45 sec.,” “5 min.,” “10 min.,” “30 min.,” or “60 This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
min.” appears.
door(s) without having to press the RKE transmitter lock
or unlock buttons. To make your selection, press and
Turn-by-Turn Navigation — If Equipped
release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears
When ON is selected, the Turn-by-Turn directions will
next to the feature showing the system has been activated
appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a desigor the check-mark is removed showing the system has
nated turn within a programmed route. To make your
been deactivated. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in
selection, press and release the SELECT button until
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
Enable/Disable the Rear Park Assist System
Display ECO Mode — If Equipped
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
The “ECO” message is located in the Compass/
the vehicle when the transmission is in the REVERSE
Temperature display; this message can be turned on or
position and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
off. To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only,
button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
Sound and Display, or turned OFF through the EVIC. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
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is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Refer to “Rear Park Assist System” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function and
operating information.
Uconnect® 730N/430/430N CD/DVD/HDD/NAV —
If Equipped
Refer to your Uconnect® 730N, 430 or 430N user’s
manual for detailed operating instructions.
Display Units of Measure In
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) —
The EVIC, odometer, and Uconnect® gps (if equipped) If Equipped
can be changed between English and Metric units of
Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
measure. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears. Operating Instructions (Uconnect® Phone) —
If Equipped
Refer to “Uconnect® Phone” for further details.
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Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Uconnect® 130
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360 degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the volume, and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Uconnect® 130
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
position to operate the radio.
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
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another selection. Holding either button will bypass 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL constations without stopping, until you release it.
trol knob to save time change.
TIME Button
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
and radio frequency.
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ AM or FM frequencies.
SCROLL control knob.
TUNE Control
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
will begin to blink.
Clock Setting Procedure
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the front and rear speakers.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the AM/FM Button
mid-range tones.
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Memory
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
treble tones.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the this station and press and release that button. If a button
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
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SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but DISC Button
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the MP3 Audio Play
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM NOTE:
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. • The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
to operate the radio.
pressing the pushbutton twice.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
button number will display.
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you Inserting Compact Disc(s)
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
stations).
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
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radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they can
cause damage to the player.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The Uconnect® 130 is a single CD player. Do not
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already loaded.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
(Continued)
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SEEK Button
AM/FM Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
TIME Button
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Play.
RW/FF
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricbutton works in a similar manner.
tions.
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Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this display.)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660 • Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
• Maximum number of files: 255
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers longer disc loading times.
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32,
24, 16, 8
MPEG-2 Audio
24, 22.05, 16
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
Layer
3
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
VBR bit rate.
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
Playback of MP3 Files
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an
by the following:
MP3 player, or iPod®, and utilize the vehicle’s audio
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
system to amplify the source and play through the
CD-R media
vehicle speakers.
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
to load than non-multisession discs
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
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NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the Uconnect® 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
OFF).
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Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
ACC position to operate the radio.
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Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping, until you release it.
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
time to turn off the radio.
Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
Electronic Volume Control
Voice Command Button Uconnect® Phone —
The electronic volume control turns continuously If Equipped
(360 degrees) in either direction, without stopping. TurnPress this button to operate the Uconnect® Phone feature
ing the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases
(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” for further
the volume, and to the left decreases it.
details.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
set at the same volume level as last played.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With Uconnect
SEEK Buttons
Phone” message will display on the radio screen.
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next TIME Button
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
and radio frequency.
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
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starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
procedure, starting at Step 2.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
INFO Button
SCROLL control knob.
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
will begin to blink.
RW/FF
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL con- Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
trol knob to save time change.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds. AM or FM frequencies.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. TUNE Control
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure, to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
Clock Setting Procedure
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the front and rear speakers.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the MUSIC TYPE Button
mid-range tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
treble tones.
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
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Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or
undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
16-Digit Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Program Type
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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Display
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is AM/FM Button
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM mode. SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
Memory
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
SETUP Button
window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between station and press and release that button. If a button is
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
the following items:
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
be stored into pushbutton memory.
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the hours, You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set the min- repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
utes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust the minutes the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
using the right side TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Press display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to save time change. SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
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and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by MP3 Audio Play
pressing the pushbutton twice.
NOTE:
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC
button number will display.
position to operate the radio.
Buttons 1 - 6
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
stations).
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
DISC/AUX Button
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they can
cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The Uconnect® 130 is a single CD player. Do not
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
(Continued)
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
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SEEK Button
AM/FM Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
TIME Button
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop Random Play.
RW/FF
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricworks in a similar manner.
tions.
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Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this display.)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660 • Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
• Maximum number of files: 255
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers longer disc loading times.
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Frequency
(kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32,
24, 16, 8
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
MPEG-2 Audio
24, 22.05, 16
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
Layer
3
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Playback of MP3 Files
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
by the following:
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
CD-R media
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
playable files).
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will The folder list will time out after five seconds.
increase with more files and folders
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INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
time⬙ priority mode.
down.
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
more and the radio will display song titles for each file. TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
ignition is OFF).
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
Operating Instructions (Uconnect® Phone) —
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which If Equipped
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or iPod® and utilize the vehicle’s audio Refer to “Uconnect® Phone” for further details.
system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
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Uconnect® Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
If Equipped
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at
www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID)
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
Please have the following information available when
calling:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
System Activation
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or
ESN/SID Access
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC position and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
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Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number Reception Quality
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
the radio to exit this screen.
following reasons:
Selecting Uconnect® Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
structure or under a physical obstacle.
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
mode.
form of short audio mutes.
Satellite Antenna
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
cause intermittent reception.
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause • Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
cause signal blockage.
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within Operating Instructions - Uconnect® Multimedia
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly (Satellite) Mode
on or above the antenna.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
ACC position to operate the radio.
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additional three seconds will make the radio display the
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
to normal display).
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will RW/FF
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
without stopping until you release it.
direction of the arrows.
SCAN Button
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before conto increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
MUSIC TYPE Button
button a second time.
SEEK Buttons
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informaor turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if availseconds will allow the program format type to be seable). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
lected.
INFO Button
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Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
type.
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
and press and release that button. If a button is not
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type selected within five seconds after pressing the SET but(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
stored into pushbutton memory.
SETUP Button
You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
following items:
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2 memory
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
can be selected by pressing the pushbutton twice.
Sirius subscription.
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Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding NOTE:
button number will display.
• If the radio has a USB port, refer to the appropriate
Uconnect® Multimedia radio User’s Manual for
Buttons 1 - 6
iPod® or external USB device support capability.
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
• Connecting an iPod® or consumer electronic audio
device to the AUX port located in the radio faceplate,
iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
plays media, but does not use the iPod® /MP3 control
feature to control the connected device.
This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port, located in the center console
or glove compartment.
iPod® control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod®
and iPhone® devices. Some iPod® software versions
may not fully support the iPod® control features. Please
visit Apple’s website for software updates.
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NOTE: The center console will have a position where the
Use the connection cable to connect an iPod® or external iPod® or consumer electronic audio device cable can be
USB device to the vehicle’s USB/AUX connector port routed through without damaging the cable when closing the lid. A factory cut out space for the cable to be
which is located in the center console or glove compartrouted may be located in the base of the center console on
ment.
either the front or side. This allows routing of the cable
without damaging it while closing the lid. If a cut out is
not available in the center console base, route the cable
away from the lid latch and in a place that will allow the
lid to close without damaging the cable.
Connecting The iPod® Or External USB Device
Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to
the vehicle’s iPod®/USB/MP3 control system (iPod® or
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect),
the audio device starts charging and is ready for use by
pressing radio switches, as described below.
Center Console USB/AUX Connector Port
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NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely dis- • The audio device can be controlled using the radio
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod® contents.
charged, it may not communicate with the iPod®/USB/
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
• The audio device battery charges when plugged into
Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod®/USB/
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
audio device).
Using This Feature
Controlling The iPod® Or External USB Device
By using an iPod® cable, or an external USB device to Using Radio Buttons
connect to the USB port:
To get into the iPod®/USB/MP3 control mode and
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound access a connected audio device, either press the “AUX”
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album, button on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and
say ⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB⬙. Once in the iPod®/USB/
etc.) information on the radio display.
MP3 control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
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• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
holding the FF>> button.
When switched to iPod®/USB/MP3 control mode, the
iPod® or external USB device automatically starts Play • A single press backward << RW or forward FF>> will
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
jump backward or forward respectively, for five secfaceplate may be used to control the iPod® or external
onds.
USB device and display data:
• Use the << SEEK and SEEK>> buttons to jump to the
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
previous or next track. Pressing the SEEK>> button
previous track.
during play mode will jump to the next track in the
list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or Previous
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
Track⬙.
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the
VR button and say ⬙Next Track⬙.
• While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click,
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
will jump to the previous track in the list or press the
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW button
long enough will jump to the beginning of the current
track.
Play Mode
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• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio
device mode to repeat the current playing track or
press the VR button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat
Off⬙.
List Or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
below, will bring up List mode. List mode enables
scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
• Press the SCAN button to use iPod®/USB/MP3 de- audio device.
vice scan mode, which will play the first 10 seconds of • TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
each track in the current list and then forward to the
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the audio
next song. To stop SCAN mode and start playing the
device or external USB device.
desired track, when it is playing the track, press the
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise
SCAN button again. During Scan mode, pressing the
(backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying the
<< SEEK and SEEK>> buttons will select the previous
track detail on the radio display. Once the track to be
and next tracks.
played is highlighted on the radio display, press the
• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
TUNE control knob to select and start playing the
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
track. Turning the TUNE control knob fast will scroll
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod® or external USB
through the list faster. During fast scroll, a slight
device, or press the VR button and say ⬙Shuffle ON⬙ or
delay in updating the information on the radio
⬙Shuffle Off⬙. If the RND icon is showing on the radio
display may be noticeable.
display, then the shuffle mode is ON.
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• During all List modes, the iPod® displays all lists in
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the bottom
list on the top line and the first item in that list on the
of the list, just turn the wheel backward (countersecond line.
clockwise) to get to the track faster.
• To exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play mode.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod® or
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
external USB device.
level menu of the iPod® or external USB device. Turn
• Preset 1 – Playlists
the TUNE control knob to list the top-menu item to be
• Preset 2 – Artists
selected and press the TUNE control knob. This will
display the next sub-menu list item on the audio
• Preset 3 – Albums
device, then follow the same steps to go to the desired
• Preset 4 – Genres
track in that list. Not all iPod® or external USB device
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
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• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
audio device.
CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod® or external USB device (or any
supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can alter the operation or damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s
guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod® or external USB device,
or connections to the iPod® or external USB device
in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device
and/or to the connectors.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod® or external USB
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning
could result in an accident.
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the
Uconnect® phone system.
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
To enter BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on the
radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth Streaming Audio”.
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Play Mode
Next Track
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can
start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but
some devices require the music to be initiated on the
device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect®
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the
Uconnect® phone system, but just one can be selected
and played.
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the
radio and say “Next Track”, to jump to the next music
track on your cellular phone.
Selecting A Different Audio Device
1. Press the PHONE button to begin.
Previous Track
Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
the radio and say “Previous Track”, to jump to the
previous music track on your cellular phone.
Browse
Browsing is not available on a Bluetooth Streaming
2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and following the beep, say Audio (BTSA) device. Only the current song that is
⬙Setup⬙, then say ⬙Select Audio Devices⬙.
playing will display info.
3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the
Uconnect® phone system to list the audio devices.
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HARMAN KARDON® Logic7® HIGH
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED
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.
system has higher SPL and a dramatic increase in 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.
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 the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “DriverSelectable Surround Sound (DSS)” under “Electronic
The 12 Channel Class D GreenEdge high efficiency
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
amplifier is governed by a high voltage tracking power
Your Instrument Panel”.
supply and drives a 7.4-channel playback architecture.
The Harman Kardon® audio system offers the ability to Selecting “Surround Sound” through the DSS modes
choose Logic 7 surround sound for any audio source. The activates the Harman Kardon® Logic7® multichannel
GreenEdge high-efficiency speaker designs ensure the 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
4
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
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Pressing the center button will make the radio switch CD Player
between the various modes available (AM/FM/CD/ Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
HDD/AUX/VES, etc.).
track on the CD. Pressing 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 one second
control is different depending on which mode you are in. after the current track begins to play.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in If you press 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
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
listenable station and pressing 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 pushbutton.
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5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following 6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
precautions:
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
too high.
surface.
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth, disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective coating
wiping from center to edge.
removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc) oversized,
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratch- or have protection encoding. Try a known good disc
before considering disc player service.
ing the disc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
or anti-static sprays.
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RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
CLIMATE CONTROLS
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
The Automatic Temperature Control system automatically maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle at
the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger.
Automatic Temperature Control
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You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
Operation of the system is quite simple.
the “O” (OFF) position on the blower control stops the
Turn the Mode Control knob (right knob) and the Blower system completely and closes the outside air intake.
Control knob (left knob) to AUTO.
The recommended setting for maximum comfort for the
NOTE: The AUTO position performs best for front seat average person is 72°F (22°C); however, this may vary.
occupants only.
NOTE:
Dial in the temperature you would
• The temperature setting can be adjusted at anytime
like the system to maintain by rotating
without affecting automatic operation.
the Temperature Control knob (center
knob). Once the comfort level is se- • Pressing the Air Conditioning Control button while in
lected, the system will maintain that
AUTO mode will cause the LED in the control button
to flash three times and then turn off. This indicates
level automatically using the heating
that the system is in AUTO mode and requesting the
system. Should the desired comfort
level require air conditioning, the system will automatiair conditioning is not necessary.
cally make the adjustment.
Automatic Operation
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• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located
in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or
insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind
the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front
fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the condenser,
reducing air conditioning performance.
Blower Control
Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features, which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
Mode Preferred Automatic, or Blower and Mode Preferred Automatic. This means the operator can override
the blower, the mode, or both. There is a manual blower
range for times when the AUTO setting is not desired.
The blower can be set to any fixed blower speed by
rotating the Blower Control knob (left knob).
For full automatic operation or for
automatic blower operation, turn the NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
blower knob to the AUTO position. In Operation Chart that follows for details.
manual mode there are seven blower
speeds that can be individual selected.
In off position the blower will shut off.
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The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to • Floor
change airflow distribution by rotating the Mode Control
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
knob (right knob) to one of the following positions.
small amount flowing through the defrost and
• Panel
side window demist outlets.
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument • Mix
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be aimed
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
so that they are directed toward the rear seat passengers cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to the
for maximum airflow to the rear.
windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
• Bi-Level
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
• Defrost
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxiNOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot, there is
mum
blower
and temperature settings for best winda difference in temperature between the upper and lower
shield
and
side
window defrosting.
outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets. This
feature gives improved comfort during sunny but cool
conditions.
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• Air Conditioner Control
NOTE:
Press this button to turn on the air • When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
conditioning during manual operation
only. When the air conditioning is • In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may
turned on, cool dehumidified air will
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
flow through the outlets selected with
mode is not allowed in defrost mode in order to
the Mode control dial. Press this butimprove window clearing. Recirculation will be diston a second time to turn OFF the air
abled automatically if these modes are selected.
conditioning. An LED in the button illuminates when
• Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows to
manual compressor operation is selected.
fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog, press
• Recirculation Control
the Recirculation button to return to outside air. Some
temp/humidity conditions will cause captured interior
The system will automatically control recircuair to condense on windows and hamper visibility. For
lation. However, pressing the Recirculation
this reason, the system will not allow Recirculation to be
Control button will put the system in recircuselected while in defrost mode. Attempting to use the
lation mode. This can be used when outside
recirculation while in defrost mode will cause the LED in
conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity
the control button to blink and then turn off.
are present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in
the control button to illuminate.
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Winter Operation
Operating Tips
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for Use of the air Recirculation Mode during winter months
suggested control settings for various weather condi- is not recommended because it may cause window
fogging.
tions.
Summer Operation
Vacation Storage
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
against engine overheating. A solution of 50% OAT
(Organic Additive Technology) coolant that meets the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106
and 50% water is recommended. Refer to “Maintenance
Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for proper
coolant selection.
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
fresh air and high blower settings. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Window Fogging
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
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windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
rainy or humid weather.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
long periods as fogging may occur.
slush, and snow.
Side Window Demisters
A/C Air Filter
A side window demister outlet is located at each end of
the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct The A/C Filter prevents most dust and pollen from
air toward the side windows when the system is in the entering the cabin. The filter acts on air coming from
FLOOR, MIX, or DEFROST mode. The air is directed at outside the vehicle and recirculated air within the pasthe area of the windows through which you view the senger compartment. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for A/C Air Filter service
outside mirrors.
information or see your authorized dealer for service.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedules” for filter service intervals.
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Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions while in Manual Override
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CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294 䡵 MANUAL TRANSMISSION —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . .294
▫ Six-Speed Manual Transmission
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . .295
▫ Shifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ – If Equipped . . . . . . . .296
▫ Recommended Shift Speeds . . .
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
▫ 1–4 Skip Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F
Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . .304
. . . . . . . . . . .304
. . . . . . . . . . .305
. . . . . . . . . . .306
. . . . . . . . . . .307
. . . . . . . . . . .308
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301 䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER – IF EQUIPPED . . . .303
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▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .310 䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
䡵
䡵
䡵
䡵
▫ Five-Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . .310 䡵 FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L ENGINE
ONLY – IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AUTOSTICK® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . .
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . .
SPORT MODE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . .319
䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .321
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . .
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM .
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . .
DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . .
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
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. . .330
. . .332
. . .333
. . .333
. . .334
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▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual
Transmission Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .337
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
And ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . .341
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .346
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .348
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .349
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .354
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .357
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
▫ Run Flat Tires – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
▫ Spare Tires – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .366
䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .367
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . . .368
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
▫ Premium System – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . .373
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▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378 䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
▫ 3.6L Engine – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .385
▫ 5.7L Engine (with Automatic Transmission) . . .379 䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
▫ 5.7L Engine (with Manual Transmission) . . . . .380
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) . . . . . . .386
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . . . . . . . . .387
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .381
▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .388
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382 䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .388
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
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▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
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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.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Apply the parking brake, place the shift lever in NEUTRAL and press the clutch pedal before starting vehicle.
This vehicle is equipped with a clutch interlocking ignition system. It will not start unless the clutch pedal is
pressed to the floor.
Normal Starting With Integrated Key – Manual
Transmission
Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine does
not require pumping or pressing the accelerator pedal.
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Press the clutch pedal fully to the floor, and turn the
ignition switch to the START position and release when
the engine starts. If the engine fails to start within
15 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the OFF position,
wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting”
procedure.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and
damage the converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has
a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to
obtain a start from another vehicle. This type of start
can be dangerous if done improperly, so follow the
procedure carefully. Refer to “Jump Starting” in
“What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
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.
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.
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Using Fob With Integrated Key (Tip Start)
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ – If Equipped
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push
of a button, as long as the ENGINE
START/STOP button is installed and
the Remote Start/Keyless Enter-NGo™ FOBIK is in the passenger compartment.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
accelerator pedal.
Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated
Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START
position and release it as soon as the starter engages. The
starter motor will continue to run, and it will disengage
automatically when the engine is running. If the engine
fails to start, the starter will disengage automatically in
10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
Installing And Removing The ENGINE
START/STOP Button
Installing The Button
1. Remove the key fob from the ignition switch.
2. Insert the ENGINE START/STOP button into the ignition switch with the lettering facing up and readable.
3. Press firmly on the center of the button to secure it into
position.
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3. The system takes over and attempts to start the
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
1. The ENGINE START/STOP button can be removed
disengage automatically after 10 seconds.
from the ignition switch for key fob use.
4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
2. Insert the metal part of the emergency key under the
the engine starting, press the button again.
chrome bezel at the 6 o’clock position and gently pry
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
the button loose.
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
NOTE: The ENGINE START/STOP button should only
accelerator pedal.
be removed or inserted with the ignition in the OFF
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button –
position (OFF position for Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
Manual Transmission Only
Normal Starting
1. Press and hold the clutch pedal while pressing and
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button –
holding the ENGINE START/STOP button.
Automatic Transmission Only
2. Release the button when the engine starts. If the
1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
vehicle fails to start within 15 seconds, release the
2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pressing the
button, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
Starting” procedure.
Removing The Button
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3. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to 3. If the shift lever is not in PARK, the ENGINE START/
STOP button must be held for two seconds and vehicle
the engine starting, release the button.
speed must be above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
engine will shut off. The ignition switch position will
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
remain in the ACC position until the shift lever is in
accelerator pedal.
PARK and the button is pressed twice to the OFF
position. If the shift lever is not in PARK and the
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed once, the
START/STOP Button – Automatic Transmission
EVIC (if equipped) will display a “VEHICLE NOT IN
Only
PARK” message and the engine will remain running.
1. Place the shift lever in PARK, then press and release
Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK position, or it
the ENGINE START/STOP button.
could roll.
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
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NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN NOTE:
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
• If the ignition switch is left in the ACC position, the
PARK, the system will automatically time out after
system will automatically time out after 30 minutes of
30 minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
inactivity and the ignition will switch to the OFF
OFF position.
position.
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
• If the ignition switch is left in the RUN position, the
START/STOP Button – Manual Transmission Only
system will automatically time out after 30 minutes of
inactivity if the vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h) and
1. With the vehicle stopped, place the shift lever in NEUthe engine is not running.
TRAL, then press and release the ENGINE START/
STOP button.
• If the vehicle speed is above 5 mph (8 km/h), the
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for
two seconds before the engine will shut off. The
3. Place the shift lever in first gear or Reverse and then
ignition switch position will remain in the ACC posiapply the parking brake.
tion until the vehicle is stopped and the button is
pressed twice to the OFF position.
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Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Functions – With Driver’s
Foot OFF The Brake Pedal/Clutch Pedal (In PARK
Or NEUTRAL Position)
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
to change the ignition switch to the RUN position
(EVIC displays “IGNITION MODE RUN”),
The Keyless Enter-N-Go™ feature operates similar to an • Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time to
ignition switch. It has four positions, OFF, ACC, RUN
return the ignition switch to the OFF position (EVIC
and START. To change the ignition switch positions
displays “IGNITION MODE OFF”).
without starting the vehicle and use the accessories
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
follow these steps.
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
• Starting with the ignition switch in the OFF position:
an externally powered electric engine block heater (avail• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to able from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
change the ignition switch to the ACC position (EVIC
displays “IGNITION MODE ACCESSORY”),
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If Engine Fails To Start
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle.
(Continued)
• 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) – Automatic Transmission
Only
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather⬙ procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, press
and hold the brake pedal, push the accelerator pedal all
the way to the floor and hold it, then press and release the
ENGINE START/STOP button once. The starter motor
will engage automatically, run for 10 seconds, and then
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disengage. Once this occurs, release the accelerator pedal Clearing A Flooded Engine (Using Fob With
and the brake pedal, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat Integrated Key)
the “Normal Starting” procedure.
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” proceClearing A Flooded Engine (Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button) – Manual Transmission Only dures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel:
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather⬙ procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, press
and hold the clutch pedal, push the accelerator pedal all
the way to the floor and hold it, then press and hold the
ENGINE START/STOP button for no more than 15 seconds. Release the accelerator pedal and the clutch pedal,
wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting”
procedure.
1. Press the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and
hold it.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it as soon as the starter engages.
The starter motor will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn
the ignition switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to
15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
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The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER – IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a grounded,
three-wire extension cord.
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.
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MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
Six-Speed Manual Transmission
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended without having the parking
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
especially on an incline.
• Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch
pedal, or try to hold the vehicle on a hill with the
clutch pedal partially engaged, as this will cause
abnormal wear on the clutch. Refer to “Electronic
Brake Control System/Hill Start Assist” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
• Failure to press the clutch pedal fully to the floor
may cause increased shift efforts, and may result in
damage to the clutch and transmission.
• Do not rest your hand on the shift lever while
driving, as this may result in transmission synchronizer damage.
• Do not attempt to shift the transmission if the rear
wheels are spinning due to loss of traction. Damage to the transmission may occur.
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NOTE: During cold weather, you may experience in- Shifting
creased effort in shifting until the transmission fluid Fully press the clutch pedal and lift your foot off the
warms up. This is normal.
accelerator pedal before shifting gears. As you release the
clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator pedal. Damage
to the transmission or clutch may occur if you do not
fully press the clutch pedal and lift off of the accelerator
pedal when shifting.
The six-speed manual transmission has a spring that
centers the shift lever near third and fourth gear. This
spring helps you know which gear you are in when you
are shifting. Be careful when shifting from first to second
or downshifting from sixth to fifth.
Manual Shifter
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The spring will try to pull the shift lever toward third and
fourth gear. Make sure you move the shift lever into
second or fifth gear. If you let the shift lever move in the
direction of the pulling, you may end shifting from first
to fourth or from sixth to third gear.
CAUTION!
Always make sure the vehicle comes to a complete
stop before shifting into REVERSE. Failure to do so
may result in transmission damage.
You must always use first gear (or Reverse) when starting
from a standing position.
Recommended Shift Speeds
To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for fuel
economy, it should be upshifted as listed in recommended shift speed chart.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION RECOMMENDED
SHIFT SPEEDS
Axle
1-4
4-5
5-6
Ratio
3.73
mph
20
25
42
(km/h)
(32)
(40)
(67)
3.91
mph
20
37
48
(km/h)
(32)
(59)
(77)
Earlier upshifts during cruise conditions (relatively
steady speeds) may result in increased fuel economy.
Higher upshift speeds may be used to obtain a desired
acceleration rate.
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NOTE:
1–4 Skip Shift
• Your vehicle is equipped with a transmission reverse
inhibitor system. When vehicle speed is greater than
3 mph (5 km/h), the reverse inhibitor activates to help
prevent shifts into REVERSE. When at a complete stop,
you may notice lighter shift efforts into REVERSE with
the ignition switch in the ON position (RUN position for
Keyless Enter-N-Go), as compared to the ignition LOCK
position (OFF position for Keyless Enter-N-Go). This is
normal operation of the transmission reverse inhibitor
system.
There are times when you must shift the transmission
directly from first gear to fourth gear instead of from first
gear to second gear. This is to help you get the best
possible fuel economy from your vehicle. This occurs
when the engine coolant (antifreeze) is higher than 106°F
(41°C), vehicle speed is greater than 19 mph (30 km/h)
but less than 21 mph (34 km/h), and the transmission is
in first gear, and the accelerator is at 1/4 throttle or less.
The “1–4 Skip Shift Indicator Message” will be displayed
during these times.
• Due to the high performance nature of your drivetrain,
you may hear your transmission. This can be most
noticeable when the vehicle is idling in NEUTRAL with
the clutch engaged (clutch pedal released), but it may
also be heard when driving at low engine RPM. Also,
this may be more noticeable when the transmission is
warm. This is a normal condition and is not an indication of a problem with your clutch or transmission.
When the “1–4 Skip Shift Indicator Message” is displayed, the shift mechanism will only allow shifts from
first gear to fourth gear. After you shift the transmission
to fourth gear, you can press the clutch in and shift to
another forward gear.
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Downshifting
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
To maintain a safe speed and prolong brake life, downshift to maintain a safe speed when descending a steep
grade.
WARNING!
Skipping more than one gear while downshifting,
could cause you to lose control of your vehicle. You
could have a collision.
CAUTION!
• If you skip more than one gear while downshifting
or downshift at too high an engine speed, you
could damage the engine, transmission, or clutch.
• Do not downshift into first gear when the vehicle is
moving faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), as you could
damage the engine and/or clutch.
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.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
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WARNING!
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.
• 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.
• 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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
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Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 position. A
child could operate power windows, other controls,
or move the vehicle.
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 turned to the
ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake
pedal must be pressed.
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission
The transmission gear position display (located in the
instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range.
Key Ignition Park Interlock
You must press the brake pedal to move the shift lever
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Inter- out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock which requires the transmission to be in PARK lock System” in this section). To drive, move the shift
before the ignition switch can be turned to the full OFF lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
(key removal) position. The key fob can only be removed
from the ignition when the ignition is in the full OFF The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
position, and the transmission is locked in PARK when- precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
ever the ignition switch is in the full OFF position.
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vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal shifting
between these gears.
The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual shifts can
be made using the “AutoStick®” shift control (refer to
“AutoStick®” in this section). Moving the shift lever to
the left or right (-/+) (if equipped) while in the DRIVE
Shift Lever
position, or tapping one of the steering wheel-mounted Gear Ranges
shift paddles (-/+), 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 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
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When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
• After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to allow
brake.
the selected gear to engage before accelerating. This is
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
especially important when the engine is cold.
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
• If there is a need to restart the engine, be sure to cycle
the transmission locking mechanism may make it diffithe ignition to the OFF position before restarting.
cult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added
Transmission gear engagement may be delayed after
precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
restarting the engine if the key is not cycled to the OFF
downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
position first.
grade.
PARK
NOTE:
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not 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.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the 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 (in a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™) in the ACC or ON/RUN
position. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
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• 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.
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
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DRIVE
SPORT – If Equipped
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.
This mode alters the transmission’s automatic shift
schedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are increased to make full use of available engine power.
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.
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)
To toggle between DRIVE and SPORT modes, press the
SPORT mode switch on the instrument panel.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
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may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recomto be driven to an authorized dealer for service without mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
damaging the transmission.
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
recur.
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
service is required.
1. Stop the vehicle.
Overdrive Operation
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
controlled Overdrive (fifth gear). The transmission will
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following con4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
ditions are present:
5. Restart the engine.
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal • vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
operation.
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
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AUTOSTICK®
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 (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.
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. This
system can also provide you with more control during
passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain
• If AutoStick® is engaged while in DRIVE mode, the
driving, trailer towing, and many other situations.
transmission will automatically shift up when maxiOperation
mum engine speed is reached.
When the shift lever is in the DRIVE position, the trans• If AutoStick® is engaged while in SPORT mode, the
mission will operate automatically, shifting between the
transmission will remain in the selected gear even
five available gears. To engage AutoStick®, simply move
when maximum engine speed is reached. The transthe shift lever to the right or left (+/-) while in the DRIVE
mission will upshift only when commanded by the
position, or tap one of the steering wheel-mounted shift
driver. Engine overspeed protection will be provided
paddles (+/-), if equipped. Tapping (-) to enter AutoStick®
by fuel cut off at or near redline.
mode will downshift the transmission to the next lower
gear, while using (+) to enter AutoStick® mode will retain
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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 displayed 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 — 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. On
AutoStick® is engaged.
the center console, there is a “SPORT” button that when
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pressed will cycle through three different driving modes.
This is the description of each mode of operation:
vehicle speed, steering inputs, braking and acceleration. The transmission will be optimized for smooth,
less aggressive shifting. The system will return to OFF
when the ignition switch is cycled from RUN to OFF to
RUN, if this mode is selected.
• Sport Mode – This mode is selected by the first press of
the “SPORT” button. A “SPORT” message will display
in the instrument cluster. The system will return to
SPORT mode when the ignition switch is cycled from
RUN to OFF to RUN, if this mode is selected. This
mode will set suspension for maximum performance
handling and is intended for spirited driving.
SPORT Button
• Off – This is the initial position. This mode will give a
sporty, but comfortable ride. Within this mode, the
suspension will adapt to the vehicle inputs, including
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• TRACK Mode – This includes SPORT mode and
affects automatic transmission shifting in either Auto
or Manual mode. Refer to “AutoStick” in “Starting
And Operating” for further information. In TRACK
mode, the transmission has a sportier, more aggressive
shift pattern. In Manual mode, the transmission will
hold gear at redline during manual shifting (console
shifter or paddle shifters). A “TRACK” message will
display in the instrument cluster. The system will
return to SPORT mode when the ignition switch is
cycled from RUN to OFF to RUN, if this mode is
selected.
NOTE: For manual transmission vehicles, the available
driving modes are Sport on or Sport Off. Track is not
available.
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Acceleration
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
the rear (driving) wheels.
WARNING!
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 is equipped with a Limited Slip Differential
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a (LSD) that reduces, but does not eliminate, the amount of
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road wheel slip across a given axle for improved handling.
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause DRIVING THROUGH WATER
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precau- Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
tions should be observed:
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
Flowing/Rising Water
slushy.
Traction
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
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 cross, a road or a 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 your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
• 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.
• 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.
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Caution
and Warning before doing so.
CAUTION!
• 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.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
WARNING!
• 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
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
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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.
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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.
occurred, which caused an over temperature condition in
the power steering system. You will lose power steering
assistance momentarily until the over temperature condition no longer exists. Once driving conditions are safe,
then pull over and let vehicle idle for a few moments
until the light turns off. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
If the “SERVICE POWER STEERING SYSTEM”
message and a flashing icon are displayed on NOTE:
the EVIC screen, it indicates that the vehicle • Even if power steering assistance is no longer operaneeds to be taken to the dealer for service. It is
tional, it is still possible to steer the vehicle. Under
likely the vehicle has lost power steering assisthese conditions there will be a substantial increase in
tance. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in
steering effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
and during parking maneuvers.
information.
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for
If the “POWER STEERING SYSTEM OVER TEMP” messervice.
sage and an icon are displayed on the EVIC screen, it
indicates that extreme steering maneuvers may have
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FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L ENGINE ONLY –
IF EQUIPPED
This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting
off four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load
and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no
driver inputs or additional driving skills required.
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.
NOTE: This system may take some time to return to full • This light only shows that the parking brake is apfunctionality after a battery disconnect.
plied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied and place the shift lever in the
PARK or REVERSE (manual transmission only) position.
When the parking brake is applied and the ignition
switch is in the ON position (RUN position with Keyless
Enter-N-Go™), the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument cluster will illuminate.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission, apply the parking brake
before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the The foot operated parking brake is located below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To release the lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
parking brake, pull the parking brake release handle.
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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WARNING!
Automatic Transmission Parking Brake
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ 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.
BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic
brake systems. If either of the two hydraulic
systems loses normal capability, the remaining
system will still function. There will be some
loss of overall braking effectiveness. This may
be evident by increased pedal travel during application,
greater pedal force required to slow or stop, and potential
activation of the “Brake Warning Light.”
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (for
example, repeated brake applications with the engine
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OFF) the brakes will still function. The effort required to is working properly. This self check occurs each time the
brake the vehicle will be much greater than that required vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
with the power system operating.
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can inAnti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
clude ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
debris, or panic stops.
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system automatically “pumps” You also may experience the following when the brake
the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent system goes into anti-lock:
wheel lock-up.
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop),
The Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) prevents
the rear wheels from over-braking and provides greater • The clicking sound of solenoid valves,
control of available braking forces applied to the rear
• Brake pedal pulsations, and
axle.
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
of the stop.
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
related motor noises. These noises are the system per- These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
forming its self check cycle to ensure that the ABS system
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference caused by improperly installed or high output radio transmitting
equipment. This interference can cause possible
loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of
such equipment should be performed by qualified
professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (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 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
collisions, including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, following another vehicle too
closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an Anti-Lock Brake System
(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.
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All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce
accurate signals for the computer.
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If both the “Brake Warning Light” and the “ABS Warning
Light” remain on, the ABS and EBD systems are not
The “Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning
functioning. Immediate repair to the ABS system is
Light” monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System. The
required.
light will come on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position and may stay on for as long as ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
four seconds.
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
If the “ABS Warning Light” remains on or comes on brake control system commonly referred to as ESC. This
while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock portion of the system includes the ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System), the
brake system is not functioning and that service is TCS (Traction Control System), the BAS (Brake Assist
required. However, the conventional brake system will System), and the ESC (Electronic Stability Control). These
continue to operate normally if the “Brake Warning systems work together to enhance both vehicle stability
Light” is not on.
and control in various driving conditions.
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
If the “ABS Warning Light” is on, the brake system An additional electronic brake control feature called Hill
should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the Start Assist (HSA) is standard on manual transmission
benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “ABS Warning Light” models.
does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position, have the bulb repaired as soon as
possible.
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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions by controlling hydraulic brake pressure. This prevents wheel lock-up to help
avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each
driven wheel. If wheel spin is detected, brake pressure is
applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine power is
reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and stability.
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 ABSequipped 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” or ⬙Full Off⬙
mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability Control (ESC)” in this
section for more information.
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Brake Assist System (BAS)
WARNING!
This system complements the ABS by optimizing the
vehicle braking capability during emergency braking
maneuvers. This system detects an emergency braking
situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then applies optimum pressure to the brakes.
This can help reduce braking distances.
Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best BAS
assistance. To receive the benefits of this system, you
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.
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.
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Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual Transmission
Only
• Vehicle must be on a 3% (approximate) for manual
transmission and 6% (approximate) for automatic
transmissions.
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain • Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backperiod of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
during this short period of time, the system will release
WARNING!
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
system will release brake pressure in proportion to There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in 8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
when the system will not activate and slight rolling
the intended direction of travel.
may occur. This could cause a collision with another
HSA Activation Criteria
vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to responsible for braking the vehicle.
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped.
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Disabling/Enabling HSA
5. Release the clutch pedal (if equipped).
If you wish to turn on or off the HSA system, it can be 6. Rotate the steering wheel one-half turn to the left.
done using the Customer Programmable Features in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to 7. Press the “ESC Off” switch (located in the lower
switch bank below the climate controls) four times
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Unwithin 20 seconds. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informaIndicator Light” should turn on and turn off two
tion.
times.
For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
8. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
following steps:
additional half-turn to the right.
NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within 90
9. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then
seconds.
back to the ON position. If the sequence was com1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing
pleted properly, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Instraight forward).
dicator Light” will blink several times to confirm HSA
is disabled.
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
3. Apply the parking brake.
10. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature
to it’s previous setting.
4. Start the engine.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
WARNING!
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.
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 accidents
resulting from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Only a safe,
attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents.
The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner
which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety
of others.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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The “ESC Off” switch is located in the switch bank near
the bottom center of the instrument panel. To enter the
The ESC system has two available operating modes:
“Partial Off” mode, momentarily press the “ESC Off”
ESC On
switch and the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
This is the normal operating mode for the ESC. When- Light” will illuminate. To turn the ESC ON again, momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch and the “ESC
ever the vehicle is started, the ESC system will be in this
mode. This mode should be used for most driving Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will turn off.
situations. The ESC should only be turned OFF for NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
specific reasons as noted in the following paragraphs.
with snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow,
sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the
Partial Off
“Partial Off” mode by momentarily pressing the “ESC
The “Partial Off” mode is intended for times when a Off” switch. Once the situation requiring “Partial Off”
more spirited driving experience is desired. It is also mode is overcome, turn the ESC ON again by momenintended for driving in deep snow, sand, or gravel. This tarily pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done
mode disables the TCS portion of the ESC and raises the while the vehicle is in motion.
threshold for ESC activation, which allows for more
wheel spin than what ESC normally allows.
ESC Operating Modes
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OFF. To enter the “Full Off” mode, press and hold the
“ESC Off” switch for five seconds while the vehicle is
When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS portion of ESC, stopped with the engine running. After five seconds, a
except for the limited wheel spin feature described in chime will sound, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Inthe TCS section, has been disabled and the “ESC Off dicator Light” will illuminate, and the ⬙ESC OFF⬙ mesIndicator Light” will be illuminated. All other stabil- sage will display in the vehicle odometer. Press and
ity features of ESC function normally. When in release the TRIP ODOMETER button located on the
“Partial Off” mode, the enhanced vehicle stability instrument cluster to clear this message. The “ESC OFF”
message may appear in the Electronic Vehicle Informaoffered by the ESC system is reduced.
tion Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle InformaFull Off – If Equipped
tion Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use Panel” for further information. To turn ESC ON again,
only and should not be used on any public roadways. In momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch.
this mode, all TCS and ESC stability features are turned
WARNING!
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NOTE: The ⬙ESC OFF⬙ message will display and the
audible chime will sound when the shift lever is moved
into the PARK position from any position other than
PARK and then moved out of the PARK position. This
will occur when the message was previously cleared.
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
ESC system will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. ⴖESC Offⴖ mode is intended for off-highway
or off-road use only.
NOTE: When the ESC is switched OFF, a feature of the
system remains active. This feature controls wheel spin
across an axle quite similarly to a limited slip differential. If
one wheel on an axle is spinning faster than the other, the
system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel and allow
more engine torque to be applied to the wheel that is not
spinning. To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with tire chains, or when starting off in deep snow, sand, or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
mode by momentarily pressing the “ESC Off” switch.
WARNING!
With the ESC switched OFF, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESC is unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESC system will not
engage to assist in maintaining stability. The “Full
Off” ESC mode is intended for off-highway or offroad only.
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ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is cycled to the ON
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction
Indicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
problem diagnosed and corrected.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
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NOTE:
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC Tire Markings
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is cycled ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was cycled off previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is partially
off or fully off.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
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4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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• 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 spares designed for tempo• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
rary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Exthe section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
ample: 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)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
— ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load— Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure— Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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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)
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)
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after
the vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door.
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B-Pillar Location for Tire And Loading Information
Placard
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
of this manual.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
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NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuaxles must not be exceeded. For further information on
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
the weight referenced here.
amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs
(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs
[295 kg]).
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5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo NOTE:
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
• The following table shows examples on how to calcusafely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
capacity calculated in Step 4.
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
manual to determine how this reduces the available
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
• For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
(392 kg).
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Safety
WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
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
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause erratic
and unpredictable steering response.
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
vehicle to drift left or right.
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.
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Tire Inflation Pressures
CAUTION!
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:
• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual
judgement when determining proper inflation. Tires
may look properly inflated even when they are underinflated.
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
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.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure.” 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 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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Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
temperature changes.
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or condiTire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per tions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operathe winter.
tion. Refer to your authorized tire or original equipment
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
vehicle dealer for recommended safe operating speeds,
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
WARNING!
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa) High speed driving with your vehicle under maxiduring operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure mum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
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Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and
additional information.
Radial Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
combine them with other types of tires.
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced immediately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and
service description (Load Index and Speed Code).
Tire Types
All Season Tires – If Equipped
Tire Repair
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary bemeets the following criteria:
tween different all season tires. All season tires can be
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
• The tire has not been driven on when flat,
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four;
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
(sidewall damage is not repairable) and
handling of your vehicle.
• The puncture is no greater than ¼⬙ (6 mm)
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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
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
safety and handling of your vehicle.
on ice. Summer tires will not contain the all season
designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
sidewall. Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
your vehicle.
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
Snow Tires
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires tire inflation pressures.
during the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states prohibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped
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Run Flat Tires – If Equipped
Spare Tires – If Equipped
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles NOTE: For vehicles equipped with TIREFIT instead of a
(80 km) at 50 mph (80 km/h) after a rapid loss of inflation spare tire, please refer to “TIREFIT KIT” in What To Do In
pressure. This rapid loss of inflation is referred to as the Emergencies for further information.
run flat mode. A run flat mode occurs when the tire
inflation pressure is of/or below 14 psi (96 kPa). Once a
CAUTION!
Run Flat tire reaches the run flat mode it has limited
driving capabilities and needs to be replaced immedi- Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
ately. A Run Flat tire is not repairable.
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat
mode.
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
See the Tire Pressure Monitoring Section for more infor- Wheel – If Equipped
mation.
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
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rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
tire rotation pattern.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
WARNING!
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire. only. With these spares, do not drive more than
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T” 50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/ tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
80D18 103M.
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
Since this tire has limited tread life the original equip- spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
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your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
first opportunity.
This tire may look like the originally equipped tire on the
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
WARNING!
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Inspare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
stallation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
first opportunity.
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door. Replace (or repair) the original
equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it
on your vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss
of vehicle control.
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Tire Spinning
Tread Wear Indicators
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or to help you in determining when your tires should be
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stop- replaced.
ping when you are stuck.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
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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.
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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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
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer
to replacement tires in this section for further information.
Life Of Tire
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.
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
factors including, but not limited to:
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
• Driving style
Replacement Tires
• Tire pressure
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
• Distance driven
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manuhigher, and summer tires typically have a reduced facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivatread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle main- lent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
tenance schedule is highly recommended.
“Tread Wear Indicators”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
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Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
those of the original wheels.
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire or
original equipment dealer with any questions you may
have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
WARNING!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• 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.
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TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
CAUTION!
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer.
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
• Install on Rear Tires Only.
• Due to limited clearance, P235/55R18 tire with a
Security Chain Company (SCC) Super Z6 low profile
traction device or equivalent 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.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
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 prolonged period on dry pavement.
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
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
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tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
The suggested rotation method is the “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.
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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
also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased pressure.
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 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.
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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.
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using
replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants
or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the TPM sensor.
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
the tire.
and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure
Base System
or condition.
NOTE:
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
while adjusting your tire pressure.
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. readings to the receiver module.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
stopping ability.
and to maintain the proper pressure.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain The TPMS consists of the following components:
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure • Receiver module,
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
• Four TPM sensors, and
to trigger illumination of the “TPM Telltale Light.”
• TPM Telltale Light
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
Service TPMS Warning
If a system fault is detected, the “TPM Telltale Light” will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
The system fault will also sound a chime. If the ignition
switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat, providing the
system fault still exists. The “TPM Telltale Light” will
turn off when the fault condition no longer exists. A
system fault can occur due to any of the following:
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. 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 pressure value. Once the system 1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
receives the updated tire pressures, the system will
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
automatically update and the “TPM Telltale Light” and
the TPM sensors.
“LOW TIRE” message will turn off. The vehicle may
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph 2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
materials that may block radio wave signals.
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
wheel housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
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Vehicles with Compact Spare
1. The compact spare tire does not have a TPM sensor.
Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in
the compact spare tire.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
the TPMS will update automatically and the “TPM
Telltale Light” and “LOW TIRE” message will turn
OFF, as long as no tire pressure is below the lowpressure warning limit in any of the four active road
tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the
TPMS to receive this information.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime
will sound and the “TPM Telltale Light” will turn ON
and a “LOW TIRE” message will be displayed for a
Premium System – If Equipped
minimum of five seconds.
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
15 mph (24 km/h), the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will readings to the receiver module.
sound and the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash on and NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
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The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver module,
• Four TPM sensors,
• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), and
• TPM Telltale Light
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The “TPM Telltale Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster and a chime will sound when
tire pressure is low in one or more of the four
active road tires. In addition, the EVIC will display a
“LOW TIRE” message and a graphic showing the pressure values of each tire with the low tire pressure values
flashing. An ⬙Inflate Tire to XX⬙ message will also be
displayed in the EVIC display.
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate all of the tires with a low pressure condition
(those flashing in the EVIC graphic) to the vehicle’s
recommended cold placard pressure inflation value as
shown in the ⬙Inflate Tire to XX⬙ message. Once the
system receives the updated tire pressures, the system
will automatically update, the graphic display in the
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EVIC will stop flashing, 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.
Service TPMS Warning
If a system fault is detected, the “TPM Telltale Light” will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
The system fault will also sound a chime. In addition, the
EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for
a minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -) in
place of the pressure value to indicate which sensor is not
being received.
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the “TPM Telltale Light” will no longer
flash, and the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message will no
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longer display, and a pressure value will display in place 4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
of the dashes. A system fault can occur due to any of the
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
following:
The EVIC will also display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
the TPM sensors.
detected. In this case, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains message is then followed with a graphic display with
materials that may block radio wave signals.
pressure values still shown. This indicates that the pressure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
but they may not be located in the correct vehicle
wheel housings.
position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as
the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is displayed.
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4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash on and off
1. The compact spare tire does not have a TPM sensor.
for 75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC
Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in
will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a
the compact spare tire.
minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -)
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
in place of the pressure value.
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warn5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
“TPM Telltale Light” will remain ON and a chime will
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
sound. In addition, the graphic in the EVIC will still
“TPM Telltale Light” will turn OFF and the graphic in
display a flashing pressure value and the ⬙Inflate Tire
the EVIC will display a new pressure value instead of
to XX⬙ message.
dashes (- -), as long as no tire pressure is below the
low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
road tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
15 mph (24 km/h), the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In
TPMS to receive this information.
addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM
SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five seconds and
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
Vehicles with Compact Spare
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General Information
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and 3.6L Engine – If Equipped
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
This engine is designed to meet all emisfollowing conditions:
sions regulations and provide excellent
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
fuel economy and performance when using high-quality unleaded “regular” gaso• This device must accept any interference received,
line having an octane rating of 87. The use
including interference that may cause undesired opof
premium
gasoline
is not recommended, as it will not
eration.
provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these
The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the follow- engines.
ing licenses:
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
United States
MRXC4W4MA4
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
Canada
2546A-C4W4MA4
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
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Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they are available.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
5.7L Engine (with Automatic Transmission)
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the World
Wide 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.
The 3.6L and 5.7L engine (with automatic
transmission) is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide satisfactory
fuel economy and performance when using high-quality unleaded gasoline having
an octane range of 87 to 89. The manufacturer recommends the use of 89 octane for optimum performance.
The use of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it
will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in
these engines.
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5.7L Engine (with Manual Transmission)
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
The 5.7L engine (with manual transmission) is designed to meet all emissions
regulations and provide excellent fuel
economy and performance when using
high-quality premium unleaded gasoline
with an octane rating of 91 or higher.
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
Reformulated Gasoline
CAUTION!
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
Do not use gasolines containing Methanol or Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and
driveability problems and may damage critical fuel
system components.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or E-85
ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer. While MTBE is an oxygenate made from methanol, it
does not have the negative effects of methanol.
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E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containing
10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol content
may void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
• disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
engine controller memory
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
exposure to E-85 fuel.
MMT In Gasoline
MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl) is
a manganese-containing metallic additive that is blended
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline blended
with MMT provides no performance advantage beyond
• poor engine performance
gasoline of the same octane number without MMT. Gaso• poor cold start and cold drivability
line blended with MMT reduces spark plug life and
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
reduces emissions system performance in some vehicles.
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with The manufacturer recommends that gasoline without
MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content of
E-85 perform the following:
gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
• change the engine oil and oil filter
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
and California reformulated gasoline.
• operate in a lean mode
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Materials Added To Fuel
CAUTION! (Continued)
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
(Continued)
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
(Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the trunk closed when driving your vehicle to
prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
ADDING FUEL
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the
left side of the vehicle. Use a finger to pull open the door.
If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement
cap is for use with this vehicle.
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CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap).
• A poorly fitting gas cap could let impurities into
the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to turn on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling. When the fuel
nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
Fuel Filler Cap
NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap
tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door.
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
NOTE:
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound.
This is an indication that the gas cap is tightened
properly. The MIL in the instrument cluster may turn
on if the gas cap is not secured properly. Make sure
that the gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is
refueled.
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
”gASCAP” message will display in the odometer or a
“Check Gascap” message will display in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if equipped). If this
occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
may also turn on the MIL. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic
System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank
is full.
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VEHICLE LOADING
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on • Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
the “Vehicle Certification Label.” This information • Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
should be used for passenger and luggage loading as
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
indicated.
Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating • Type of Vehicle
(GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
Vehicle Certification Label
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the VIN.
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label affixed to Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
the drivers side “B” Pillar or the rear of the driver’s door.
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
The label contains the following information:
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
• Name of manufacturer
GVWR.
• Month and year of manufacture
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Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Overloading
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
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.
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.
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that
it is not over the GVWR.
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.
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Loading
TRAILER TOWING
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
driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
In this section, you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
and safely as possible.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
NOTE: Refer to the “Vehicle Certification Label” affixed Trailer towing with this vehicle is not recommended.
to the rear of the driver’s door for your vehicle’s GVWR
and GAWRs.
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Common Towing Definitions
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
you in understanding the following information:
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle. measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not supported by the scale.
exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
further information.
and trailer when weighed in combination.
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
allowance for the presence of a driver.
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Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Tongue Weight (TW)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be
more than 10% of the trailer load. You must consider this
as part of the load on your vehicle.
Frontal Area
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
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.
Trailer Sway Control
The trailer sway control can be a mechanical telescoping
link that can be installed between the hitch receiver and
the trailer tongue that typically provides adjustable friction associated with the telescoping motion to dampen
any unwanted trailer swaying motions while traveling.
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If equipped, the electronic Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
recognizes a swaying trailer and automatically applies
individual wheel brakes and/or reduces engine power to
attempt to eliminate the trailer sway.
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.
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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
I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Class
Class
Class
Class
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 Wt.)
12 sq ft (1.11 sq m)
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
12 sq ft (1.11 sq m)
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
Frontal Area
Max. Tongue Wt.
100 lbs (45 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer.
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer collisions.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
Trailer And Tongue Weight
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Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• 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!
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle
or other parts could be damaged.
• 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.
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and 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.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow
enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. Always, block or ⴖchockⴖ
the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. Max loading as defined on the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard.
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized.
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• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the proper tire
Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
spare tire.
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Oper• Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
ating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation presThis could cause inadequate braking and possible
sures before trailer usage.
personal injury.
Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage • An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
required when towing a trailer with electronically
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
proper inspection procedure.
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
Towing Requirements – Tires
•
•
•
•
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• Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
CAUTION!
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.
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have a
collision.
• Towing 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.
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Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights And Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
5
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
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4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
and backing up the trailer in an area located away from
heavy traffic.
Automatic Transmission
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. The
transmission controls include a adaptive drive strategy to
avoid frequent shifting when towing. However, if frequent
shifting does occur while in DRIVE, you can use the
AutoStick® shift control to manually select a lower gear.
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
NOTE: Using a lower gear while operating the vehicle
under heavy loading conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45 minutes
of continuous operation, then change the transmission
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fluid and filter as specified for “police, taxi, fleet, or • To prevent excess heat generation, avoid continuous
driving at high RPM. Reduce vehicle speed as necesfrequent trailer towing.” Refer to the “Maintenance Schedsary to avoid extended driving at high RPM. Return to
ule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
a higher gear or vehicle speed when grade and road
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
conditions allow.
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
Cooling System
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overdrops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
heating, take the following actions:
you can get back to cruising speed.
City Driving
• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
When stopped for short periods, shift the transmission
maximize fuel efficiency.
into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
AutoStick®
• When using the AutoStick® shift control, select the
highest gear that allows for adequate performance and
avoids frequent downshifts. For example, choose “4” if
the desired speed can be maintained. Choose “3” or
“2” if needed to maintain the desired speed.
Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheels OFF The
Ground
None
Front
Rear
All
Manual Transmission
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
• 65 mph (105 km/h)
maximum speed
Not Recommended
Not Recommended
OK
Automatic Transmission
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
Not Recommended
OK
Use of a towing dolly (with rear wheels on the ground) is
Recreational towing (with rear wheels on the ground) is NOT ALLOWED, as severe transmission damage will
NOT ALLOWED. The only acceptable method for tow- occur. Use of a towing dolly (with front wheels on the
ground) is not recommended, as vehicle damage may
ing this vehicle (behind another vehicle) is on a vehicle
occur.
trailer with all four wheels OFF the ground.
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
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Manual transmission vehicles may also be towed using a
vehicle trailer (with all four wheels off the ground).
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.
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
Vehicles with a manual transmission may be flat towed
(with all four wheels on the ground) under the following
conditions:
Use of a towing dolly is not recommended, as vehicle
damage may occur.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe engine and/or transmission
damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
• The towing speed must not exceed 65 mph
(105 km/h).
• There is no limitation on towing distance.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .406
▫ Jacking And Changing A Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .406
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
䡵 TIREFIT KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407 䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .427
▫ TIREFIT Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .428
▫ TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation . . . . .408
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
▫ TIREFIT Usage Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410 䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
▫ Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412 䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .418 䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .435
▫ Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . .419
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
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406 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
switch bank near the bottom center of the instrument
panel.
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all direc- IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate acturn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
tion.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
• On the highways — slow down.
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for • In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
other motorists.
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition:
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• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
• 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.
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.
TIREFIT KIT
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads 240°F
(116°C) or greater pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle
the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until
the pointer drops back into the normal range 200–
230°F (93–110°C). If the pointer remains at 240°F
(116°C) or greater and you hear a chime, turn the
engine off immediately and call for service.
Small punctures up to ¼” (6 mm) in the tire tread can be
sealed with TIREFIT. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or
nails) should not be removed from the tire. TIREFIT can
be used in outside temperatures down to approximately
-4°F (-20°C).
This kit will provide a temporary tire seal, allowing you
to drive your vehicle up to 100 miles (160 km) with a
maximum speed of 55 mph (88 km/hr).
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TIREFIT Storage
TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
The TIREFIT kit is located in the trunk.
TIREFIT Components
TIREFIT Location
1. Sealant Bottle
2. Deflation Button
3. Pressure Gauge
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4. Power Button
Selecting Sealant Mode
Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to this
position to inject the TIREFIT Sealant
and to inflate the tire. Use the Sealant
Hose (clear hose) (6) when selecting
this mode.
5. Mode Select Knob
6. Sealant Hose (Clear)
7. Air Pump Hose (Black)
8. Power Plug
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
Using The Power Button
Your TIREFIT kit is equipped with the following symbols
to indicate the air or sealant mode.
Selecting Air Mode
Push and release the Power Button (4) once to
turn On the TIREFIT kit. Push and release the
Power Button (4) again to turn Off the TIREFIT
kit.
Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to this position
for air pump operation only. Use the Black Air Using The Deflation Button
Pump Hose (7) when selecting this mode.
Press the Deflation Button (2) to reduce the air
pressure in the tire if it becomes over-inflated.
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• For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem
on the wheel is free of debris before connecting the
• Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant
TIREFIT kit.
Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed on the
bottle label) to assure optimum operation of the sys- • You can use the TIREFIT air pump to inflate bicycle
tires. The kit also comes with two needles, located in
tem. Refer to “Sealing a Tire with TIREFIT” section (F)
the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of
“Sealant Bottle and Hose Replacement”.
the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar
• The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one
inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump Hose
tire application use. After each use, always replace
(7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in the
these components immediately at an authorized
Air Mode when inflating such items to avoid injecting
dealer.
sealant into them. The TIREFIT Sealant is only intended to seal punctures less than ¼ in (6 mm)
• When the TIREFIT sealant is in a liquid form, clean
water, and a damp cloth will remove the material from
diameter in the tread of your vehicle.
the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the
• Do not lift or carry the TIREFIT kit by the hoses.
sealant dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly
discarded.
TIREFIT Usage Precautions
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to seal a tire on the side of the
vehicle closest to traffic. Pull far enough off the
road to avoid the danger of being hit when using
the TIREFIT kit.
• Do not use TIREFIT or drive the vehicle under the
following circumstances:
– If the puncture in the tire tread is approximately
1/4 in. (6 mm) or larger.
– If the tire has any sidewall damage.
– If the tire has any damage from driving with
extremely low tire pressure.
– If the tire has any damage from driving on a flat
tire.
– If the wheel has any damage.
– If you are unsure of the condition of the tire or
the wheel.
• Keep TIREFIT away from open flames or heat
source.
• A loose TIREFIT kit thrown forward in a collision
or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the
vehicle. Always stow the TIREFIT kit in the place
provided. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you,
your passengers, and others around you.
• Take care not to allow the contents of TIREFIT to
come in contact with hair, eyes, or clothing. TIREFIT is harmful if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed
through the skin. It causes skin, eye, and respiratory irritation. Flush immediately with plenty of
water if there is any contact with eyes or skin.
Change clothing as soon as possible, if there is any
contact with clothing.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• TIREFIT Sealant solution contains latex. In case of
an allergic reaction or rash, consult a physician
immediately. Keep TIREFIT out of reach of children.
If swallowed, rinse mouth immediately with plenty
of water and drink plenty of water. Do not induce
vomiting! Consult a physician immediately.
Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use TIREFIT:
2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the
deflated tire) is in a position that is near to the ground.
This will allow the TIREFIT Hoses (6) and (7) to reach
the valve stem and keep the TIREFIT kit flat on the
ground. This will provide the best positioning of the kit
when injecting the sealant into the deflated tire and
running the air pump. Move the vehicle as necessary to
place the valve stem in this position before proceeding.
3. Place the transmission in PARK (auto transmission) or
in Gear (manual transmission) and turn Off the ignition.
1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s
4. Set the parking brake.
Hazard Warning flashers.
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(B) Setting Up To Use TIREFIT:
1. Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to the Sealant Mode
position.
(C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated
Tire:
• Always start the engine before turning ON the TIREFIT kit.
2. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) and then remove the cap
NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the
from the fitting at the end of the hose.
parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL.
3. Place the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground next to the
• After pressing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white
deflated tire.
fluid) will flow from the Sealant Bottle (1) through the
4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw
Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire.
the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) onto the
NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in the
valve stem.
tire.
5. Uncoil the Power Plug (8) and insert the plug into the
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
NOTE: Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or
nails) from the tire.
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If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 – 10 NOTE: If the Mode Select Knob (5) is on Air Mode and
seconds through the Sealant Hose (6):
the pump is operating, air will dispense from the Air
Pump Hose (7) only, not the Sealant Hose (6).
1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn Off the TIREFIT kit.
Disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the valve stem. If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the
Make sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect Sealant Hose (6):
the Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the
1. Continue to operate the pump until sealant is no
Mode Select Knob (5) is in the Sealant Mode position
longer flowing through hose (typically takes 30 - 70
and not Air Mode. Press the Power Button (4) to turn
seconds). As the sealant flows through the Sealant
On the TIREFIT kit.
Hose (6), the Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as
70 psi (5 Bar). The Pressure Gauge (3) will decrease
2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt
power outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if
quickly from approximately 70 psi (5 Bar) to the actual
tire pressure when the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty.
available. Make sure the engine is running before
turning ON the TIREFIT kit.
2. The pump will start to inject air into the tire immediately after the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty. Continue to
3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous
operate the pump and inflate the tire to the pressure
use. Call for assistance.
indicated on the tire pressure label on the driver-side
latch pillar (recommended pressure). Check the tire
pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3).
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3. Immediately disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the
valve stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of
the hose, and place the TIREFIT kit in the vehicle
• The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
storage location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vethe vehicle further. Call for assistance.
hicle”.
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recomCAUTION!
mended inflation pressure before continuing.
• The metal end fitting from Power Plug (8) may get
If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at
hot after use, so it should be handled carefully.
least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
• Failure to reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) can result in sealant con1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn off the TIREFIT kit.
tacting your skin, clothing, and the vehicle’s inte2. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the top of the
rior. It can also result in sealant contacting internal
Sealant Bottle (1) and place the sticker on the instruTIREFIT kit components which may cause permament panel.
nent damage to the kit.
If the tire does not inflate to at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar)
pressure within 15 minutes:
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(D) Drive Vehicle:
(E) After Driving:
Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire, Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop
drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or 10 minutes to ensure to Use TIREFIT” before continuing.
distribution of the TIREFIT Sealant within the tire. Do not
1. Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to the Air Mode
exceed 55 mph (88 km/h).
position.
WARNING!
TIREFIT is not a permanent flat tire repair. Have the
tire inspected and repaired or replaced after using
TIREFIT. Do not exceed 55 mph (88 km/h) until the
tire is repaired or replaced. Failure to follow this
warning can result in injuries that are serious or fatal
to you, your passengers, and others around you.
2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
3. Uncoil the Air Pump Hose (7) (black in color) and
screw the fitting at the end of hose (7) onto the valve
stem.
4. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the Pressure
Gauge (3).
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar), the tire is too
badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle
further. Call for assistance.
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5. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6)
assembly at your authorized dealer as soon as pos1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn on TIREFIT and
sible. Refer to “(F) Sealant Bottle and Hose Replaceinflate the tire to the pressure indicated on the tire and
ment.”
loading information label on the driver-side door
opening.
NOTE: When having the tire serviced, advise the authorized dealer or service center that the tire has been sealed
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflausing the TIREFIT service kit.
tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recom(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
mended inflation pressure before continuing.
If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 Bar) or higher:
2. Disconnect the TIREFIT kit from the valve stem, 1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) (clear in color).
reinstall the cap on the valve stem and unplug from
2. Locate the round Sealant Bottle release button in the
12 Volt outlet.
recessed area under the sealant bottle.
3. Place the TIREFIT kit in its proper storage area in the
3. Press the Sealant Bottle release button. The Sealant
vehicle.
Bottle (1) will pop up. Remove the bottle and dispose
of it accordingly.
4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the
earliest opportunity at an authorized dealer or tire
4. Clean any remaining sealant from the TIREFIT housservice center.
ing.
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5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
that the Sealant Hose (6) aligns with the hose slot in
the front of the housing. Press the bottle into the
WARNING!
housing. An audible click will be heard indicating the
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
bottle is locked into place.
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
6. Verify that the cap is installed on the fitting at the end
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
of the Sealant Hose (6) and return the hose to its
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
storage area (located on the bottom of the air pump). • Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
7. Return the TIREFIT kit to its storage location in the
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
vehicle.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
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.
6
Opening The Access Panel
NOTE: The spare tire must be removed in order to
3. Remove the fastener securing the spare tire.
access the jack.
1. Open the trunk.
2. Lift the access cover using the pull strap.
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Spare Tire Fastener
4. Remove the spare tire.
5. Remove the fastener securing the jack.
Jack Fastener
6. Remove the scissors jack and lug wrench from the
spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw to the
left to loosen the lug wrench, and remove the wrench
from the jack assembly.
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2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
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.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK (automatic transmission) or 1st gear (manual transmission).
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
6. Block the front and rear of the wheel
diagonally opposite of the jacking
position. For example, if changing
the right front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
areas.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
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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.
• 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.
Jack Warning Label
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CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
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.
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.
Jack Engagement Locations
1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and lug wrench.
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Front Jacking Location
Rear Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire
and install the spare tire.
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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!
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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.
Mounting Spare Tire
NOTE:
• For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
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• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use 10. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
Spare” under “Tires—General Information” in “Startwrench while at the end of the handle for increased
ing and Operating” for additional warnings, cautions,
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
and information about the spare tire, its use, and
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightoperation.
ness of each lug nut is 110 ft-lb. (150 N·m). If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with
8. Install the lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the lug
a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a
nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
service station.
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.
9. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
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!
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.
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4. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightend of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
ness of each lug nut is 110 ft-lbs (150 N·m). If in doubt
lug nuts.
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service
station.
WARNING!
Road Tire Installation
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.
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumphandle counterclockwise.
started using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
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NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
precautions.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Remote Battery Posts
1 — Remote Positive (+) Post
2 — Remote Negative (-) Post
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk.
Remote battery posts are located on the right side of the
engine compartment for jump-starting.
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WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch
bands and bracelets that could make an inadvertent
electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift into PARK (automatic
transmission) or 1st gear (manual transmission) and
turn the ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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.
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3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
the discharged battery.
WARNING!
Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the
discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
battery.
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
remote positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
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Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
the reverse sequence:
you should have the battery and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the disCAUTION!
charged battery.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets
draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper plugged in long enough without engine operation,
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery. the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from
from the remote positive (+) post of the discharged starting.
vehicle.
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FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
CAUTION! (Continued)
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 (with automatic transmission) or 2nd gear
and REVERSE (with manual transmission), 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: 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!
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
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE/2nd gear and REVERSE, do not spin
the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result.
(Continued)
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cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
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SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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).
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:
WARNING!
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the
shift lever override access cover (located to the right of
the shift lever).
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.
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
5. Insert the screwdriver or similar tool into the access
hole, and push and hold the override release lever
down.
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6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled
vehicle using a commercial wrecker service.
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift or Dolly Tow
Flatbed
Wheels OFF The
Ground
NONE
Front
Rear
ALL
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
If transmission is
operable:
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
• 30 mph (48 km/h) max
speed
• 15 miles (24 km) max
distance
NOT ALLOWED
NOT RECOMMENDED
BEST METHOD
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TRANSMISSION
If transmission is
operable:
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
• 65 mph (105 km/h)
max speed
NOT RECOMMENDED
NOT RECOMMENDED
BEST METHOD
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Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
vehicles under tow must be observed.
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 key fob is unavailable, or the vehicle’s battery is
discharged, see “Shift Lever Override” in this section for
instructions on shifting the automatic transmission out of
PARK for towing.
CAUTION!
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not
attach to front or rear suspension components.
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
• The manufacturer does not recommend towing this
vehicle using a tow dolly. Vehicle damage may
occur.
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If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with be towed faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or farther than
15 miles (24 km), then the only acceptable method of
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
towing is with a flatbed truck.
If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmission is operable, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all
CAUTION!
four wheels on the ground) under the following condiTowing this vehicle in violation of the above requiretions:
ments can cause severe transmission damage. Dam• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
age from improper towing is not covered under the
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km). New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Automatic Transmission
• The towing speed must not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h). If the key fob is unavailable, or the vehicle’s battery is
discharged, see “Shift Lever Override” in this section for
• DO NOT flat tow any vehicle equipped with an
instructions on shifting the automatic transmission out of
automatic transmission, damage to the drivetrain
PARK for towing.
could result.
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Manual Transmission
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, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all four
wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
If the transmission is not operable, then the only acceptable method of towing is with a flatbed truck.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe engine and/or transmission
damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• The towing speed must not exceed 65 mph (105 km/h).
• There is no limitation on towing distance.
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CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .442 䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .448
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L . . . . . . . . . .443
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . . .444
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
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▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459 䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460 䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463 䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
▫ Clutch Hydraulic System – Manual
Transmission (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . .472
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . .472
▫ Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
▫ Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp,
Park/Turn Lamp — Models with Halogen
Headlamps — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp,
and Park/Turn Lamp — Models with High
Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . .491
▫ Tail/Turn and Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ Center Tail/Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
▫ Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) . . .494
▫ Rear Power Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . .483
▫ License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
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䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
Engine Oil Dipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
Engine Coolant Reservoir
5
6
7
8
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Engine Oil Fill
— Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
7
1
2
3
4
— Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
— Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
— Engine Coolant Reservoir
— Air Cleaner Filter
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Engine Oil Fill
Engine Oil Dipstick
Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
CAUTION!
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light” (MIL). It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and drivability. The
vehicle must be serviced before any emissions tests
can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel PROGRAMS
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
”gASCAP” message will display in the odometer or a an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
“Check Gascap” message will display in the Electronic Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if equipped). If this
For states that require an Inspection and Mainteoccurs, tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
Trip Odometer button to turn off the message. If the
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
the vehicle is started.
system is ready for testing.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
may also turn on the MIL.
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Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II 4. 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 key-actuated test,
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
not proceed to the I/M station.
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
do the 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.
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
this test over.
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
3. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
of a normal bulb check.
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
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Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
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.
DEALER SERVICE
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
CAUTION! (Continued)
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized 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.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level – 3.6L Engine
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
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regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to Checking Oil Level – 5.7L Engine
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
fully warmed engine is shut off.
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
the oil level between the MIN and MAX markings on the fully warmed engine is shut off.
dipstick. Adding 1.0 qt (1.0 L) of oil when the reading is Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
at the MIN mark will result in a MAX reading on these improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
engines.
the oil level in the “SAFE” range. Adding 1.0 qt (1.0 L) of
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
oil when the reading is at the bottom of the “SAFE” range
will result in an oil level at the top of the “SAFE” range
on these engines.
CAUTION!
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 filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informaSAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
tion.
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with a 5.7L engine must use
SAE 5W-20 oil. Failure to do so may result in improper
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
operation of the Fuel Saver Technology. Refer to “Fuel
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
Saver Technology – If Equipped” in “Starting and Operengine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Comating” for further information.
partment” illustration in this section.
Lubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certifiNOTE: SAE 5W-30 engine oil approved to Fiat 9.55535-S1
cation mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number
or Fiat 9.55535-S3 may be used when SAE 5W-20 engine
should not be used.
oil meeting MS- 6395 is not available.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
Engine Oil Viscosity – 5.7L Engine
Engine Oil Viscosity – 3.6L Engine
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the adSAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
performance may be impaired by supplemental addiThe engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended tives.
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
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Synthetic Engine Oils
Engine Oil Filter
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recom- The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recom- at every engine oil change.
mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
Engine Oil Filter Selection
are followed.
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the service. MOPAR® engine oil filters are a high quality oil
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service filter and are recommended.
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
your area.
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Engine 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 engine
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
compartment for jump-starting. Refer to “Jump-Starting
serious personal injury.
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further
information.
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WARNING!
Battery Location
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• 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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Air Conditioner Maintenance
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.
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
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.
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealer or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, 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
side of the vehicle, next to the windshield wipers. When
installing a new filter, ensure its proper orientation.
1. Remove the access door in the cowl screen by pressing
the retaining clips.
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Access Door
2. Unsnap both ends and lift the filter access cover.
Filter Access Cover
3. Remove the used filter.
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, 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 in
cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This rating
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depend- information can be found on most washer fluid containers.
ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering, The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gal (4 L) of washer
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions fluid when the message “Low Washer Fluid” appears in the
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as neces- Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if equipped).
sary.
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WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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;
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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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.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
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.
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.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damsystems can result in civil penalties being assessed age:
against you.
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
motion.
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
vehicle.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifica• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
tions, should be obtained immediately.
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
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Coolant Checks
Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position (OFF position for
Keyless Enter-N-Go™). The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at any time the ignition
switch is in the ON position (RUN position for
Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had
time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system
pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If coolant is dirty or rusty in appearance, the
system should be drained, flushed, and refilled with
fresh coolant. 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.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
coolant from the radiator drain cock. If the cap is sealing
properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to
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drain from the coolant recovery 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 a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of old engine coolant (antifreeze).
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106), by an
authorized dealer as soon as possible.
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Adding Coolant
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
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 miles (240,000 km) before
replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that you use the same engine
coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) throughout
the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze)
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• We recommend using MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-12106.
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• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not
recommended and can result in cooling system damage.
If 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.
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery bottle.
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to main- The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
tain the proper level of protection against freezing ac- accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
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WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution.
Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the
engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the
cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes
pressure to build up in the cooling system. To
prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground
spills immediately.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the engine coolant (antifreeze) level is
adequate. With the engine OFF and cold, the level of the
engine coolant (antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the ranges indicated on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing enUsed ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is gine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
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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.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to • Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the • Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
Points To Remember
expansion bottle must also be protected against freezNOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
ing.
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is nor- • If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
for leaks.
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine • Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106)
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
your engine which contains aluminum components.
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• 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.
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
• Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze) Master Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emisCheck the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately
sions.
if the brake system warning light indicates system failure.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when persystem components should be inspected periodically. forming underhood services.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
maintenance intervals.
the cap. Add fluid to bring the level up to the “MAX”
mark on the side of the master cylinder reservoir.
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Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
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 “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also identified on the
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Clutch Hydraulic System – Manual Transmission
(If Equipped)
The clutch hydraulic system is fed by a segregated
volume of fluid within the brake system master cylinder
reservoir. In the event of leakage or wear, use only the
manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for further information.
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Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Change Transmission Fluid
Fluid Level Check
If contaminated with water, change the fluid immediately. See your authorized dealer for service.
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug on the left
side of the transmission. The fluid level should be
1/4 inch (6.4mm) below 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.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or damage to the
transmission. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts” in this section for fluid specifications.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s specified transmission fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in this
section for fluid specifications. It is important to maintain
the transmission fluid at the correct level using the
recommended fluid. No chemical flushes should be used
in any transmission; only the approved lubricant should
be used.
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leaks. Avoid using transmission sealers as they may
adversely affect seals.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder, and will require more frequent fluid and
filter changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts” in this section for fluid specifications.
Special Additives
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
the chemicals can damage your transmission components. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Fluid Level Check
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using
require adjustment under normal operating conditions.
any special additives in the transmission.
Routine fluid level checks are not required, therefore the
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered transmission filler tube is capped and no dipstick is
product and its performance may be impaired by supple- provided.
mental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid addiYour authorized dealer can check your transmission fluid
tives to the transmission. The only exception to this
level using a special service dipstick. If you notice fluid
policy is the use of special dyes for diagnosing fluid
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leakage or transmission malfunction, visit your autho- Rear Axle
rized dealer immediately to have the transmission fluid
Fluid Level Check
level checked. Operating the vehicle with an improper
Checking the fluid level while the vehicle is on level
fluid level can cause severe transmission damage.
ground will improve the accuracy of the fluid level
reading.
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.
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.
Fluid And Filter Changes
Change Axle Fluid
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
maintenance intervals.
In addition, change the fluid and filter if the fluid
becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is disassembled for any reason.
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Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
What Causes Corrosion?
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
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.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
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Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder that will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 274 kPa)
can result in damage or removal of paint and decals.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover to remove.
Special Care
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR® • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
a month.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and
open.
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• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint, Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
considered the responsibility of the owner.
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner.
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use MOPAR® Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
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Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Equipped
Interior Care
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following man- carpeting.
ner:
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
MOPAR® Total Clean is specifically recommended for
with a clean, dry towel.
leather upholstery.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean, or a cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
and MOPAR® Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, deter• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of gents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather
protectants on Stain Repel products.
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not
required to maintain the original condition.
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WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
CAUTION!
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed by rinsing.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
Glass Surfaces
Do not use Alcohol and Alcohol-based and/or Keton
based cleaning products to clean leather seats, as
damage to the seat may result.
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 winCleaning Headlights
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
lights (if equipped) that are lighter and less susceptible to not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may
stone breakage than glass headlights.
scratch the elements.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
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When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the Seat Belt Maintenance
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
directly on the mirror.
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR® Total Clean, a
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry with a soft
cloth.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp buckles do not work properly.
rag.
Cleaning The Center Console Cupholders
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Clean with a damp cloth or towel using a mild detergent
with the cupholder in the center console.
NOTE: The cupholder cannot be removed.
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FUSES
CAUTION!
Integrated Power Module
The Integrated Power Module is located in the engine
compartment. This module contains fuses and relays.
• When installing the integrated power module
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 integrated power module 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.
Integrated Power Module
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Cavity
1
Cartridge
Fuse
—
2
—
3
—
4
—
5
—
6
—
7
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
Washer Motor
8
Powertrain Control
Module (PCM)
Ignition Run/Start
9
10
11
EGR Solenoid/
Alternator
Powertrain Control
Module
Ignition Coils/
Injectors
Headlamp Washer
Relay – If Equipped
12
13
14
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Fuse
—
—
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
50 Amp
Red
—
MiniFuse
Description
30 Amp
Green
—
—
Starter
—
—
—
—
—
Windshield Wiper
Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS)
Valves
Radiator Fan Lo/
High
Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS)
Pump Motor
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Cavity
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Cartridge
Fuse
50 Amp
Red
—
—
—
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MiniFuse
Description
Rear Power Distribution Center
—
Radiator Fan
There is also a power distribution center located in the
trunk under the spare tire access panel. This center
contains fuses and relays.
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Cavity
CAUTION!
• When installing the power distribution center
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly
positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may
allow water to get into the power distribution
center and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If
a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates
a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
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Cartridge
Fuse
60 Amp
Yellow
MiniFuse
Description
—
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD)
Cavity 1 of the
Rear Power Distribution Center contains a black IOD
fuse needed for
vehicle processing
during assembly.
The service replacement part is a
60 Amp yellow
cartridge fuse.
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Cavity
6
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
—
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
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7
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2
3
4
5
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
—
Integrated Power
Module (IPM)
—
Integrated Power
Module (IPM)
Heated Seats – If
Equipped
Fuel Pump
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Cartridge
Fuse
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9
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10
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11 *
12 *
13 *
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—
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20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
Audio Amplifier –
If Equipped
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Description
15 Amp
Blue
Diagnostic Link
Connector (DLC)/
Wireless Control
Module (WCM)/
Wireless Ignition
Node (WIN)
Power Outlet
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
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—
—
Vacuum Pump – If
Equipped
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Cavity
14
Cartridge
Fuse
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15
—
16
—
17
—
18
—
19
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
10 Amp
Red
AC Heater
Control/Cluster/
Security Module –
If Equipped
Active Damper – If
Equipped
Heated Seat Module – If Equipped
Instrument Cluster
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Cartridge
Fuse
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—
—
Cigar Lighter (Instrument Panel)
Stop Lights
28
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20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
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10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
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—
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—
—
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
Ignition Run, AC
Heater Control/
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
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Cavity
29
30
31
32
33
34
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
5 Amp
Orange
Cluster/Electronic
Stability Control
(ESC)/Powertrain
Control Module
(PCM)/STOP
LIGHT Switch
Door Modules/
Power Mirrors/
Steering Control
Module (SCM)
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Cartridge
Fuse
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36
—
25 Amp
Natural
37
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38
—
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
39
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10 Amp
Red
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5 Amp
Orange
Antenna Module –
If Equipped/Power
Mirrors
Hands-Free Phone
– If Equipped/
Radio/Amplifier
Feed
Transmission
10 Amp
Red
Cargo Light/
Vehicle Information
Module – If
Equipped
Heated Mirrors – If
Equipped
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Cavity
40
41
42
43
44
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
20 Amp
Blue
MiniFuse
Description
5 Amp
Orange
Auto Inside Rearview Mirror/
Heated Seats – If
Equipped/Switch
Bank
—
Front Blower Motor
—
—
—
—
*Cavities 11, 12, and 13 contain self-resetting fuses (circuit
breakers) that are only serviceable by an authorized
dealer. The cluster and the driver seat switch are fused by
the 25 Amp circuit breaker in cavity 11. The passenger
seat switch is fused by the 25 Amp circuit breaker in
cavity 12. The door modules, the driver power window
switch, and the passenger power window switch are
fused by the 25 Amp circuit breaker in cavity 13. If you
experience temporary or permanent loss of these systems, see your authorized dealer for service.
Rear Window Defroster
Amplifier/Sunroof
– If Equipped
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VEHICLE STORAGE
Interior Bulbs
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21
days, you may want to take these steps to protect your
battery.
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
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.
Bulb Number
W5W
Rear Courtesy/Reading
Lamps
Rear Compartment
562
(Trunk) Lamp
Overhead Console
578
Reading Lamps
Visor Vanity Lamps
A6220
Glove Box Lamp – If
194
Equipped
Door Courtesy
562
Shift Indicator Lamp
JKLE14140
Optional Door Map
LED (Serviced at AuthoPocket/Cupholder
rized Dealer)
For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for
replacement instructions.
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Exterior Bulbs
Headlamp – High Intensity Discharge (HID)
Halogen Headlamp
Front Park/Turn Lamp
Front Fog Lamp
Front Side Marker
Tail Lamp
Tail/Stop/Turn Lamp
Rear Side Marker
Backup Lamp
Center High-Mount Stop
Lamp (CHMSL)
License
BULB REPLACEMENT
Bulb Number
D1S (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
H13
3157A
PSX24W (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
168
3057K
3057K
168
921
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
168
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.
Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp,
Park/Turn Lamp — Models with Halogen
Headlamps — If Equipped
See your authorized dealer for bulb replacement.
Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, and
Park/Turn Lamp — Models with High Intensity
Discharge (HID) Headlamps — If Equipped
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
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this, you should not attempt to service a headlamp bulb Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp
yourself. If a headlamp bulb fails, take your vehicle to
1. Remove the front/rear side marker. Use a fiber stick or
an authorized dealer for service.
similar tool to gently pry the lamp on the outboard
side to disengage the clip.
WARNING!
A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
HID headlamps when the headlamp switch is turned
ON. It may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized
dealer for service.
NOTE:
• If a screwdriver is used, make sure a soft material is
placed between the vehicle body and tool so not to
scratch the paint.
2. Rotate the bulb’s socket counterclockwise, and remove
the bulb and socket assembly from the housing.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with HID headlamps,
when the headlamps are turned on, there is a blue hue to 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket and insert the replacethe lamps. This diminishes and becomes more white after
ment bulb.
approximately 10 seconds, as the system charges.
4. Install the bulb and socket assembly into the housing,
and rotate the socket clockwise to lock it in place.
5. Reinstall the front/rear side marker.
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Tail/Turn and Stop Lamp
1. Open the trunk.
2. Using a screwdriver, remove the tail lamp retainer.
4. Pull back the trunk liner.
5. Remove the remaining fasteners from the back of the
tail lamp assembly.
3. Remove the fasteners from the back of the tail lamp 6. Pull the tail lamp assembly clear from the vehicle to
access the bulbs.
assembly.
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11. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the tail
lamp assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
12. Reinstall the tail lamp assembly, fasteners, electrical
connector, and trunk liner.
13. Reinstall tail lamp retainer.
7. Push the electrical connector locking tab to the side.
8. Disconnect the electrical connector.
9. Turn the appropriate bulb and socket assembly counterclockwise to remove it from the tail lamp assembly.
10. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
14. Close the trunk.
install the replacement bulb.
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Center Tail/Backup Lamp
See your authorized dealer for bulb replacement.
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
The CHMSL uses LED lamps that are not serviceable
separately. The CHMSL must be replaced as an assembly,
see your authorized dealer.
License Lamp
1. Remove the screws securing the lamp to the rear
fascia.
2. Remove the bulb and socket assembly.
1 — License Lamp Bulb
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and 2 — Socket
install the replacement bulb.
4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly.
5. Reattach the lamp to the rear fascia, and then install
the screws.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Metric
Fuel (Approximate)
All Engines
19 Gallons
72 Liters
Engine Oil With Filter
3.6 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API
6 Quarts
5.6 Liters
Certified)
5.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API
7 Quarts
6.6 Liters
Certified)
Cooling System*
3.6 Liter Engine (MOPAR® Antifreeze/
11.1 Quarts
10.5 Liters
Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile
Formula or equivalent)
5.7 Liter Engine (MOPAR® Antifreeze/
14.7 Quarts
13.9 Liters
Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile
Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 3.6L Engine
Engine Oil – 5.7L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology).
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. 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. Refer to your engine oil filler
cap for correct SAE grade.
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Component
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 3.6L Engine
Spark Plugs – 5.7L Engine
Fuel Selection (3.6L and 5.7L Engine – Automatic
Transmission)
Fuel Selection (5.7L Engine – Manual Transmission)
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Engine Oil Filters.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs
(Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm]).
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs
(Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm]).
87 Octane Acceptable — 89 Octane Recommended
91 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Manual Transmission – If
Equipped
Automatic Transmission – If
Equipped
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Rear Axle – 3.6L Engine
Rear Axle – 5.7L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic Transmission
Fluid.
Use only MOPAR® 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, SAE J1703. If DOT 3 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
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 MOPAR® Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W140
(API GL-5).
We recommend you use MOPAR® Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W90
(API GL-5) with MOPAR® Friction Modifier — Hypoid Gear Additive.
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CONTENTS
䡵 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
▫ Maintenance Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
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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)/Oil Change Required” in
early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km) since last reset. Have your “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Invehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500 strument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odommiles (805 km).
eter” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever comes first.
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level
• Check windshield washer fluid level
• Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, power steering and transmission 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 the oil indicator
system turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required
• Inspect automatic transmission fluid if equipped
with dipstick
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake
• 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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Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod
ends, boot seals and replace if
necessary.
Inspect the rear axle fluid.
Inspect the manual transmission
fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
Inspect the brake linings, parking
brake function.
20,000
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
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80,000
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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
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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 503 M
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Change the manual transmission
fluid (if equipped) if using your
vehicle for any of the following:
Most of your driving is at sustained speeds during hot
weather, above 90°F (32°C),
driving in dusty conditions, or
stop and go driving.
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter if using your
vehicle for any of the following:
police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or frequent trailer towing.
20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
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64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
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Change automatic transmission
fluid and filter.
Change the rear axle fluid if using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, offroad, or frequent trailer towing.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary.
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40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
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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 505 M
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** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
yearly intervals do not apply.
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motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
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effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
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CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE
FOR YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .509
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .509 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .514
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .510
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .511
▫ In Mexico contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .515
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . .516
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealer, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
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facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer centhe latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed ter should include the following information:
correctly and in a timely manner.
• Owner’s name and address
This is why you should always talk to an authorized • Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re• Authorized dealer name
solved with this process.
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer. • Vehicle delivery date and mileage
They want to know if you need assistance.
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the concern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer P.O. Box 21–8004
center.
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: (800) 423–6343
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Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1 800 855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
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Service Contract
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).
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.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
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.
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
MOPAR® PARTS
MOPAR® fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
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campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in http://www.safercar.gov.
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
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In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should contact Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
Service Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in
diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
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Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Call toll free at:
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 troubleshooting and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
Owner’s Manuals
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
Included are starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
and safety tips.
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.
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All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety Traction Grades
requirements in addition to these grades.
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
Treadwear
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforconditions on a specified government test course. For
mance.
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
WARNING!
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
habits, service practices, and differences in road charac- include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
teristics and climate.
peak traction characteristics.
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Temperature Grades
WARNING!
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.
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .465
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .453
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antenna, Satellite Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .19
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . .19
Assistance Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .280
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Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . .96
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453 Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .28 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453 Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458 Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349 Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
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Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .476
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . . .445
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . .
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . .
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 523
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
Deck Lid, Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Deck Lid, Power Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap)
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . .
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . .
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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10
524 INDEX
Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy. . . . . .229 Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .445
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
Electronic Power Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . .483
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .173
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . . .213
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .224
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Emergency Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Emergency, In Case of
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Emergency Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
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Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . .
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380 Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . .
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383 Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453 Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .
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10
526 INDEX
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding . . . . . . . . .
Additives . . . . . . . .
Clean Air . . . . . . . .
Conserving . . . . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . .
Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
Gasoline . . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . .
Materials Added . . .
Methanol . . . . . . . .
Octane Rating . . . . .
Requirements . . . . .
Saver Mode . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . .
Tank Capacity . . . . .
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Optimizer . . . . . .
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . .
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.378
.383
.382
.380
.229
.380
.383
.378
.212
.382
.380
.378
.378
.229
.496
.495
.383
.229
.229
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386 Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Heated Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Hazard
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322 High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . .167
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406 Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490 Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479 Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . .167 Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163 Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163 Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459 Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Headlight Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459 Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
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Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Jacking Instructions .
Jack Location . . . . .
Jack Operation . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . .
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Key-In Reminder . . .
Keyless Enter-N-Go .
Keyless Entry System
Keyless Go. . . . . . . .
Key, Programming . .
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.36
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Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Kicker Sound System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Knee Bolster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
Light Bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
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Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator .
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . .
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.490
.494
.167
.212
.164
.166
.341
.213
.215
.101
.165
.406
.162
.165
.163
.162
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .223
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . . .169
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
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Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .223
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .212
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .388
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine). . . . . . .223
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
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Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Mode
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378 Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228 Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228 Overdrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
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Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Personal Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Pets, Transporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .350
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .198
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .23
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap)
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Release, Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .277
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Remote Trunk Release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
Safety, Exhaust Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
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Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . . .223
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Shift Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
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Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Side View Mirror Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Side Window Demisters (Defrosters) . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
Sound System
Kicker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .277
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
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Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .59
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .280
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . . .349
TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . .
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . .
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24-Hour Towing Assistance
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Assistance. . . . . . . . .
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . . . .
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minimum Requirements . .
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.395
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Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
Transfer Case
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .28
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .23
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .23
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Trunk Lid (Deck Lid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Trunk Release, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Trunk Release Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
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538 INDEX
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . .268
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .212
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .476
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
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Windshield Wiper Blades .
Windshield Wipers . . . . .
Wiper Blade Replacement
Wipers, Intermittent . . . .
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INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel.
The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly to
the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the roof
or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used in
mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may affect
the accuracy or operation of the compass on vehicles so
equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
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13D491-126-AF
Sixth Edition
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