Owners Manual

Owners Manual
14D241-126-AA
First Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
2014 RAM TRUCK 1500/2500/3500
Chrysler Group LLC
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
RAM TRUCK
1500/2500/3500
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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 © 2013 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 627
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 687
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 773
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 783
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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
䡵 VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS . . . . . . . . . . . .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
Operating instructions for the special equipment installed by the conversion/camper manufacturer should
also be supplied with your vehicle. If these instructions
are missing, please contact your authorized dealer for
assistance in obtaining replacement documents from the
applicable manufacturer.
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 Cau- For information on the Body Builders Guide refer to:
tions.
www.rambodybuilder.com. This website contains dimensional and technical specifications for your vehicle. It
VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS
is intended for Second Stage Manufacturer’s technical
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty does not apply to support. For service issues, contact your authorized
body modifications or special equipment installed by van dealer.
conversion/camper manufacturers/body builders. Refer
to the Warranty Information book, Section 2.1.C. Such VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
equipment includes video monitors, VCRs, heaters, The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
stoves, refrigerators, etc. For warranty coverage and left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
service on these items, contact the applicable manufac- the windshield. This number also appears on the vehicle
turer.
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INTRODUCTION 7
frame and underbody as well as the Automobile Infor- VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
mation Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your
vehicle, the vehicle registration and title.
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.
Vehicle Identification Number
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) — If Equipped . . .13
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Removing Key Fob From Ignition . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Remote Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock . . . . . . . . .27
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▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
▫ RKE Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The
Vehicle) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .29
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . .33
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .46
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .62
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . .63
▫ Center Lap Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .64
▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Mode — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
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▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .68
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
▫ Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) — Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
▫ Air Bag System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . .71
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .75
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . .119
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
Your vehicle uses either a key start ignition system or
keyless ignition system. The key start ignition system
consists of a either a bladed key with an immobilizer chip
in it, or a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an Ignition Node Module (IGNM). The
keyless ignition system consists of a Key Fob with
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a Keyless
Ignition Node (KIN).
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three with
detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START position
is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Keyless EnterN-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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Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) — If Equipped
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition
switch with the push of a button, as long as the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger
compartment.
The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating
positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate
when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and
ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start
RUN will illuminate.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
1
2
3
4
— OFF
— ACCESSORY (ACCESSORY)
— ON/RUN
— START
NOTE: In case the ignition switch does not change with
the push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
have a low or dead battery. In this situation a back up
method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put
the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the
Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and
push to operate the ignition switch.
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Key Fob
WIN Key Fob — If Equipped
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.
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter
go dead. You can keep the emergency key with you when
valet parking.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and
then pull the key out with your other hand.
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KIN Key Fob — If equipped
This KIN Key Fob allows the driver to operate the
ignition switch with the push of a button, as long as the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger compartment. The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has
four operating positions, three of which are labeled and
will illuminate when in position. The three positions are
OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The fourth position is START,
during start RUN will illuminate. It also contains the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the rear of the Key Fob.
Emergency Key Removal (WIN)
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter
go dead. You can keep the emergency key with you when
valet parking.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
on the backside of the Key Fob sideways with your
thumb and then pull the key out with your other hand.
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NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the lock cylinder with either side up once the
Start/Stop button has been removed.
Removing Key Fob From Ignition
Place the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with an
automatic transmission). Turn the Key Fob to the OFF
position and then remove the Key Fob.
Emergency Key Removal Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Fob
(KIN)
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NOTE:
• The power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up
to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the
OFF position. Opening either front door will cancel
this feature. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” (Engine Off
Options) in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
for further information.
• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/ 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.
• Leave the Key Fob in the ignition and either:
• Jump Start the vehicle.
• Charge the battery.
• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and push
ignition button to place ignition in OFF position.
When leaving the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, 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.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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Key-In-Ignition Reminder
SENTRY KEY®
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the The Sentry Key® Immobilizer System prevents unauignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC, thorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
a chime will sound to remind you to remove the Key Fob. system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
NOTE:
or unlocked.
• ⬙Keyed⬙ Ignition systems will chime in OFF or ACC
The system uses a Key Fob with a factory-mated Remote
when the driver door is open.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, a Keyless Ignition Node
• “Keyless⬙ Ignition systems will chime in ACC or RUN (KIN) and a RF receiver to prevent unauthorized vehicle
when the driver door is open.
operation. Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
• If equipped with Electronic Vehicle Information Center
the vehicle. The system will not allow the engine to crank
(EVIC), the EVIC will display “Key In Ignition”.
if an invalid Key Fob is used to start and operate the
vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two
seconds if an invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
NOTE: A Key Fob that has not been programmed is also
considered an invalid key.
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During normal operation, after turning on the ignition
CAUTION!
switch, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three
seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatbulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the ible with some aftermarket remote starting systems.
electronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid problems and loss of security protection.
Key Fob to try to start the engine. Either of these
conditions will result in the engine being shut off after All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
two seconds.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible by an authorized dealer.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
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CAUTION!
• Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
always remember to place the ignition in the OFF
position.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authorized dealer. This procedure consists of programming a
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
is one that has never been programmed.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an
authorized dealer.
Customer Key Programming
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
performed at an authorized dealer.
General Information
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved Rearming Of The System
by the party responsible for compliance could void the The Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself after the 15
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
additional minutes of headlights and Vehicle Security
Light flashing, if the system has not been disabled. If the
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
condition which initiated the alarm is still present, the
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors system will ignore that condition and monitor the reand ignition for unauthorized operation. When the Ve- maining doors and ignition.
hicle Security Alarm is activated, interior switches for
door locks are disabled. The system provides both au- To Arm The System
dible and visible signals for the first three minutes the The Vehicle Security Alarm will set when you use the
horn will sound and the headlights will turn on, the park power door locks, or use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
lamps and/or turn signals will flash and Vehicle Security transmitter to lock the doors. After all the doors are
Light will flash repeatedly. For an additional 15 minutes locked and closed, the Vehicle Security Light, in the
only, the headlights will turn on, the park lamps and/or instrument panel cluster, will flash rapidly for about 16
turn signals and Vehicle Security Light will flash.
seconds to indicate that the alarm is being set. After the
alarm is set, the Vehicle Security Light will flash at a
slower rate to indicate that the system is armed.
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To Disarm The System
Security System Manual Override
Use the RKE transmitter to unlock the door. If something
has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in your absence,
the horn will sound three times when you unlock the
doors and the exterior lights will blink three times. Check
the vehicle for tampering.
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of 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.
ther information.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
The Vehicle Security Alarm will also disarm if a pro- Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
grammed Sentry Key® is inserted into the ignition doors or open any door.
switch. To exit the alarming mode, press the RKE trans- This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
mitter UNLOCK button, or insert a programmed Sentry outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
Key® into the ignition switch.
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for furThe lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds,
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
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NOTE:
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy lights will not turn off if the dimmer control is in
the “Dome ON” position (rotate horizontal thumb
wheel on the bottom of the switch to the far right
detent position).
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock all doors,
tailgate, and the RamBox® (if equipped) as well as
activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held radio transmitter
with integrated key. The transmitter does not need to be
pointed at the vehicle to activate the system. Press and
• The illuminated entry system will not operate if the release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock
dimmer control is in the “Dome OFF” position (rotate all doors, the tailgate and the RamBox® (if equipped).
horizontal thumb wheel on the bottom of the switch to The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to
the far left detent position).
acknowledge the signal.
NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables the system from responding
to any button presses from that RKE transmitter. Driving
at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system
from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all
RKE transmitters.
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Key Fob With Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Transmitter
(IGNM)
Key Fob With RKE Transmitter Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Fob (KIN)
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• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Push and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
(EVIC)/ Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door. Push the
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
unlock button twice within five seconds to unlock all
information.
doors, the tailgate and the RamBox® (if equipped). The
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock • For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: The EVIC or Uconnect® Settings are setup for
driver door first, otherwise this will unlock all doors.
NOTE: Pushing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter
while you are inside the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
Security Alarm System. Opening a door with the Vehicle
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either Security Alarm System activated will cause the alarm to
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the sound. Push the UNLOCK button to deactivate the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the Vehicle Security Alarm System.
current setting, proceed as follows:
Remote Unlock The Doors
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Flash Lamps With Remote Key Lock
To Lock The Doors
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
the current setting, proceed as follows:
Push and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors, the tailgate and the RamBox® (if
equipped). The turn signal lights will flash and the horn
will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” 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. This feature can be
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer • For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Inrefer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
strument Panel” for further information.
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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NOTE: Pushing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter NOTE:
while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
• The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition
Security Alarm System. Opening a door with the Vehicle
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
Security Alarm System activated will cause the alarm to
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
sound. Push the UNLOCK button to deactivate the
and horn will remain on.
Vehicle Security Alarm System.
• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
Using The Panic Alarm
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at
by the system.
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
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 5 mph
(8 km/h) or greater.
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RKE Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The
Vehicle) — If Equipped
Cancelling Remote Lowering
Vehicle lowering can be cancelled at anytime. When
vehicle lowering is cancelled, the vehicle will raise up to
For easy entry and loading, your vehicle can be the next defined level and lock out the remote lowering
lowered by pressing the Key Fob air suspen- feature until the ignition has been cycled ON/OFF.
sion lowering button two times. When Remote To cancel vehicle lowering, press the Key Fob air suspenkey FOB lowering is requested, the vehicle will
sion lowering button one time during the lowering
send a series of chirps and flashes to alert the customer process. When vehicle lowering is cancelled the horn will
that the operation has begun and will continue these chirp two times and the hazard lights will flash four
alerts until it successfully lowers.
times. Once raising is completed, the horn will chirp one
The following conditions must be met for the vehicle to time.
lower remotely:
NOTE: For further information, refer to “Air Suspension
• The vehicle must not already be in Entry/Exit (Park) System” in “Starting And Operating”.
ride height.
Programming Additional Transmitters
• The vehicle battery must be fully charged.
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
• All doors must be closed.
• The ignition key must be out of the vehicle.
contact your authorized dealer for details.
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Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch on the back of the RKE transmitter sideways
with your thumb and then pull the key out with your
other hand.
Ignition Node Module (IGNM) Emergency Key Removal
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Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) Emergency Key Removal
2. Separating RKE halves requires screw removal – if
equipped, and gently prying the two halves of the
RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the
seal during removal.
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Separating Ignition Node Module (IGNM) Transmitter
Case
Separating Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) Transmitter
Case
3. Remove the battery by turning the back cover over
(battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a
solid surface such as a table or similar, then replace the
battery. When replacing the battery, match the + sign
on the battery to the + sign on the inside of the battery
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clip, located on the back cover. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it
with rubbing alcohol.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two distance, check for these two conditions:
halves together, reposition and secure the screw as 1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
shown in step #2 for removal.
the battery is a minimum of three years.
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
radios.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
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• Battery at an acceptable charge level
NOTE:
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic •
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
•
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the RKE trans•
mitter 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
RKE PANIC button not pressed
Fuel meets minimum requirement
System not disabled from previous remote start event
Vehicle security alarm not active
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
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Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
To Enter Remote Start Mode
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The parking lights will flash, vehicle
doors will lock, and the horn will chirp twice (if
programmed). Once the vehicle has started, the engine
will run for 15 minutes.
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
NOTE:
• Remote Start Aborted — System Fault
• If your power door locks were unlocked, Remote Start
will automatically lock the doors.
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned
to the ON/RUN position.
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
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• For security, power window and power sunroof op- To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
in the Remote Start mode.
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm System
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However, (if equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN cycle, cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
position before you can repeat the start sequence for a Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
third cycle.
When remote start is activated, the heated steering wheel
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
and driver heated seat features will automatically turn on
Vehicle
in cold weather. In warm weather, the driver vented seat
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or feature will automatically turn on when the remote start
is activated. These features will stay on through the
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
duration of remote start or until the ignition switch is
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
turned to the ON/RUN position.
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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The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and
deactivated through the Uconnect® System. For more
information on Remote Start Comfort System operation
refer to ”Customer Programmable Features” in
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.
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DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
Front and rear doors may be locked by moving the lock
knob down or unlocked by moving the lock knob up.
Door Lock Knob
Front doors may be opened with the inside door handle
without lifting the lock knob.
Doors locked before closing will remain locked when
closed.
The emergency key will unlock the driver door lock on
your vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
collision, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• Before exiting a vehicle, always turn the vehicle
OFF, apply the parking brake, shift the automatic
transmission into PARK or the manual transmission into 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.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
(Continued)
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accidentally locking your Key Fob in the vehicle. Removing the Key Fob or closing the door will allow the locks to
A power door LOCK switch is on each front door trim
operate. A chime will sound if the Key Fob is in the
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
ignition switch and a door is open, as a reminder to
remove the Key Fob.
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
authorized dealer per written request of the customer.
Please see your authorized dealer for service.
Automatic Doors Unlock — If Equipped
This feature unlocks all of the doors of the vehicle when
either front door is opened. This will occur only after the
If you press the power door LOCK switch while the Key vehicle has been shifted into the PARK position after the
Fob is in the ignition, and any front door is open, the vehicle has been driven (shifted out of PARK and all
power locks will not operate. This prevents you from doors closed).
Power Door Lock Switch Location
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Automatic Doors Unlock Programming — If
Equipped
Child-Protection Door Lock
To provide a safer environment for children riding in the
The Automatic Doors Unlock feature can be enabled or rear seat, the rear doors (if equipped) of your vehicle
disabled as follows:
have the Child-Protection Door Lock system.
• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: Use the Auto Unlock Doors feature in accordance
with local laws.
Child-Protection Door Lock Location
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To use the system, open each rear door, use a flat blade
screwdriver (or emergency key) and rotate the dial to
engage and disengage the Child-Protection locks. When
the system on a door is engaged, that door can only be
opened by using the outside door handle even if the
inside door lock is in the unlocked position.
WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the Child-Protection locks are
engaged.
NOTE:
• After setting the Child-Protection Door Lock system,
always test the door from the inside to make certain it
is in the desired position.
• For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the
door lock switch to the UNLOCK position, roll down
the window and open the door with the outside door
handle.
Child Lock Control
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• If the vehicle is unlocked by the Passive Entry Door
Handle, and no door goes ajar within 60 seconds, the
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle will re-lock and if equipped will arm the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
security alarm.
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. For further information,
refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Starting And Oper- • The vehicles security alarm can be armed/disarmed
ating”. This feature allows you to lock and unlock the
by pressing the passive entry key fob lock/unlock
vehicle’s door(s) without having to press the RKE transbuttons (if equipped).
mitter lock or unlock buttons.
To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
NOTE:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to (1.5 m) of the driver door handle, grab the front driver
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instru- door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
ment Panel” for further information.
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
door is unlocked.
• 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.
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
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To Unlock From The Passenger Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front
passenger door handle to unlock all 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”).
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.
Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE
Transmitter In Vehicle
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the
Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door
unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch
is in the OFF position.
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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).
To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors
Press The Door Handle Button To Lock
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters Do NOT grab the door handle when pressing the door
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).
handles, press the door handle LOCK button to lock all
doors.
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NOTE:
• After pressing the door handle LOCK button, you
must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock
the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This
is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by
pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting
and unlocking.
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
transmitter battery is dead.
Do NOT Grab The Door Handle When Locking
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.
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the front passenger door for passenger window control
and on the rear doors of the Quad Cab and Crew Cab
models. The windows will operate when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN or ACC position, and
for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is turned OFF or
until a front door is opened.
WINDOWS
Power Windows — If Equipped
NOTE: The Key Off Power Delay feature will allow the
power windows to operate for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition is turned OFF. This feature is cancelled when
either front door is opened.
WARNING!
Power Window Switches
The control on the left front door panel has UP-DOWN
switches that give you fingertip control of all power
windows. There is a single opening and closing switch on
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle. Do not
leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle or in a
location accessible to children, and do not leave the
ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants,
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WARNING! (Continued)
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-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection
(4-Door Models Driver And Front Passenger Door
Only) — If Equipped
Lift the window switch fully upward to the second
detent, release, and the window will go up automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
Auto-Down
Both the driver and front passenger window switch have
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
an Auto-Down feature. Press the window switch past the
the first detent and release when you want the window to
first detent, release, and the window will go down
stop.
automatically. To cancel the Auto-Down movement, operate the switch in either the up or down direction and
release the switch.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the Auto-Down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
To open the window part way, press to the first detent
and release it when you want the window to stop.
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NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during the
auto-closure, it will reverse direction and then go back
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window switch
again to close the window. Any impact due to rough road
conditions may trigger the auto reverse function unexpectedly during auto closure. If this happens, pull the
switch lightly to the first detent and hold to close the
window manually.
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
Reset Auto-Up
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
may need to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
1. Make sure the door is fully closed.
2. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
3. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue
to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
after the window is fully open.
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Window LOCKOUT Switch (4–Door Models Only)
The window LOCKOUT switch on the driver’s door
allows you to disable the window control on the rear
passenger doors. To disable the window controls on the
rear passenger doors, press the window LOCK button
into the latched or down position. To enable the window
controls, press the window LOCK button again and
return the switch to the released or up position.
2
Window Lockout Switch
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• Front seat belts may incorporate pretensioners that
may enhance occupant protection by managing occuWind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pant energy during an impact event
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the • Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occur- • Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
— if equipped
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sun- • An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
roof opening to minimize the buffeting.
wheel
Wind Buffeting
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
Some of the most important safety features in your • All seat belt systems (except driver’s, front center and
vehicle are the restraint systems:
second row center position) include Automatic Locking
Retractors (ALRs), which lock the seat belt webbing into
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and
position by extending the belt all the way out and then
all passengers
adjusting the belt to the desired length to restrain a child
seat or secure a large item in a seat — if equipped
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Please pay close attention to the information in this Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
possible.
buckled up in a rear seat.
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
WARNING!
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information • Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
CHildren (LATCH).
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
facing infant seat.
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different • Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
vehicle with a rear seat.
severity and type of collision.
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Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat 2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
shoulder belts properly.
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under 4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
their arm.
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
between you and the door.
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint. 5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
(Refer to “Child Restraints”).
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
You should read the instructions provided with your
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
child restraint to make sure that you are using it 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) 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) 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
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions except the Quad Cab®, Mega Cab®
and Crew Cab front center seating position have combination lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is
designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions.
This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move
freely with you under normal conditions. However, in a
collision the belt will lock and reduce the risk of you
striking the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat 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 take the forces of a collision the best.
Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear
your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front
seat, next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the latch
plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go
around your lap.
Pulling Out Latch Plate And Webbing
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
WARNING!
• A belt buckled into the wrong buckle will not
protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too
high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is
too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A
snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in
a collision.
Removing Slack From Belt
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across
your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as
possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt may not protect you properly. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt
is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in a vehicle,
take it to your authorized dealer immediately and
have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the
webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.) or if the air bag deployed.
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Regular Cab Front Center Three Point Belt
1. The front center seat belt on the Regular Cab may be
disconnected to open up utilization of the storage
areas behind the front seats. The black latch plate can
be detached from the black keyed seat belt buckle
located on the inboard side of the passenger seat.
Insert the seat belt tongue into the center red slot on
the black buckle. The black buckle latch plate can be
removed when the seat belt tongue is pressed into the
buckle. Allow the retractor to take up the extra webbing, and the buckles will hang vertically from the cab
back exit bezel, thus freeing up all the area behind the
front seats.
Detaching Buckle With Seat Belt Tongue
2. To reattach the seat belt to the front center seat, pull
the black buckle latch plate forward from the cab back
panel and insert it into the black keyed buckle until
there is an audible “click”. For proper seat belt usage,
refer “Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions”.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
WARNING!
• If the black latch and black buckle are not properly
connected when the seat belt is used by an occupant, the seat belt will not be able to provide
proper restraint and will increase the risk of injury
in a collision.
• When reattaching the black latch and black buckle,
ensure the seat belt webbing is not twisted. If the
webbing is twisted, follow the preceding procedure to detach the black latch and black buckle,
untwist the webbing, and reattach the black latch
and black buckle.
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
shoulder belt.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
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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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
As a guide, if you are shorter than average you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
In the front row outboard seats, the shoulder belt can be
adjusted upward or downward to help position the belt
away from your neck. Press the button located on the
upper belt guide, and then move it up or down to the
position that fits you best.
Center Lap Belts
The center seating position for the Quad Cab®, Mega
Cab® and Crew Cab front seat has a lap belt only. To
fasten the lap belt, slide the latch plate into the buckle
until you hear a “click”. To lengthen the lap belt, tilt the
latch plate and pull. To remove slack, pull the loose end
of the webbing. Wear the lap belt snug against the hips.
Sit back and erect in the seat, then adjust the belt as
tightly as is comfortable.
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
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For Quad Cab®, Mega Cab® and Crew Cab Only
WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too loose or too high is dangerous.
• A belt worn too loose can allow you to slip down
and under the belt in a collision.
• A belt that is too loose or too high will apply crash
forces to the abdomen, not to the stronger hip
bones. In either case, the risk of internal injuries is
greater. Wear a lap belt low and snug.
First Row
Second Row
Driver
N/A
ALR
Center
Cinch
Cinch
Passenger
ALR
ALR
• N/A — Not Applicable
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
For Standard Cab Only
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
Driver
Center
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
First Row
N/A
ALR
equipped with either a switchable Automatic Locking
Second
Row
N/A
N/A
Retractors (ALR) or with a Cinching Latchplate which is
used to secure a child restraint system. For additional • N/A — Not Applicable
information, refer to “Installing Child Restraints Using
The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child Restraints” • ALR — Automatic Locking Retactor
section. The chart below defines the type of feature for
each seating position.
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a child safety
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably seat is installed in a seating position that has a belt with
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not this feature. Children 12 years old and under should
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a always be properly restrained in the rear seat.
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfort- 1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the 2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
the entire belt is extracted.
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Mode — If
Equipped
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
the shoulder belt.
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
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Seat Belt Pretensioners
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.
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices may improve the performance of the seat
belt by assuring that the belt is tight around the occupant
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy worn snugly and positioned properly.
Management feature in the front seating positions to help The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Refurther reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretencollision.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
Energy Management Feature
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®)
BeltAlert® is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert®) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
fastened.
unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph
(8 km/h), BeltAlert® will provide both audio and visual
notification.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert® is not active when
the front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert® may
be triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the
front passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
the rear seat (if equipped) in pet harnesses or pet carriers
The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle that are secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly
stowed.
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime. BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your authoOnce the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire rized dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened. deactivating BeltAlert®.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occuwhile the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
pants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
BeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
WARNING!
We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts
throughout their pregnancies. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
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.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
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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 may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Knee Bolster
This vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental
Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the
driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next to a window. If the vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, they
are located above the side windows and their covers are
labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
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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This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat- • Steering Wheel and Column
Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
• Instrument Panel
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are located in • Knee Impact Bolsters
the outboard side of the front seats.
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
NOTE:
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
— if equipped
authorized dealer immediately.
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
Air Bag System Components
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag • Seat Belt Buckle Switch
system components:
• Seat Belt Pretensioners
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Air Bag Warning Light
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Advanced Front Air Bag Features
WARNING!
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 (if equipped).
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
used for more severe collisions.
• 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.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
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.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags may provide
enhanced protection to help protect an occupant during a
side impact. The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air
Bag is marked with an air bag label sewn into the
outboard side of the front seats.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) — If Equipped
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact and vehicle rollover protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants
in addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
air bag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
for side-impact head injuries. The curtains deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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NOTE:
• 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.
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners (if
equipped) and/or SAB and SABIC air bags on both
sides of the vehicle may deploy.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC)
Label Location
The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that
require air bag occupant protection.
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WARNING!
• If 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.
• If your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags,
do not have any accessory items installed which
will alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to
your vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require
permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof
of the vehicle for any reason.
SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt
restraint system. Occupants, including children who are
up against or very close to SAB or SABIC air bags can be
seriously injured or killed. Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or sleep against the door, side
windows, or area where the SAB or SABIC air bags
inflate, even if they are in an infant or child restraint.
Always sit upright as possible with your back against the
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the
appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or
booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
Knee Impact Bolsters
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.
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Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front including the severity and type of collision. Advanced
Air Bags work with the knee impact bolsters to provide Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk of
improved protection for the driver and front passenger. injury in rear, rollover, or side collisions.
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
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 ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required. A
central electronic ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air
Bags, SABIC air bags — if equipped, SAB air bags, and The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
front seat belt pretensioners, as required, depending on Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
several factors, including the severity and type of impact. type of collision.
Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide addi- Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
tional protection by supplementing the seat belts in over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
certain frontal collisions depending on several factors, not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
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Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colli- turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position, or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
comes on again after initial startup.
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 LOCK
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
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.
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Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on 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.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
collision.
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate
in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure
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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
it is inflated.
especially applies to children.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units — If Equipped
Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time,
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners, and/or SAB and
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity SABIC air bags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle.
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
Front And Side Impact Sensors And Vehicle
deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
Rollover
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
events.
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30
milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes Front And Side Impact Sensors
to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag events.
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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.
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
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.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
until the ignition key is turned off.
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
removed.
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
changed from IGN ON/RUN to IGN OFF.
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However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
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
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.
WARNING!
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retractor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer immediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well.
Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
bags will not be in place to protect you.
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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Air Bag Warning Light
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper air bag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
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 switch is certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
first turned to the ON/RUN position.
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.
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
is designed to record such data as:
remains on while driving.
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• How various systems in your vehicle were operating; To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
were buckled/fastened;
such as law enforcement, that have the special equip• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the ment, can read the information if they have access to the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
vehicle or the EDR.
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
Child Restraints
These data can help provide a better understanding of Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
United States, and every Canadian province, requires
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law en- buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a the rear seats rather than in the front.
crash investigation.
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There are different sizes and types of restraints for NOTE:
children from newborn size to the child almost large
• For
additional
information,
refer
to
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canaseat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
dian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s
seat for your child. Carefully read and follow all the
website for additional information:
instructions and warnings in the child restraint Owner’s
• http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safedriversManual and on all the labels attached to the car seat.
childsafety-index-53.htm
Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has
a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
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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Infants And Child Restraints
WARNING!
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardfacing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
reach the highest weight or height allowed by their
convertible child seat.
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
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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
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
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Children Too Large For Booster Seats
WARNING! (Continued)
• After a child restraint is installed in the vehicle, do
not move the vehicle seat forward or rearward
because it can loosen the child restraint attachments. Remove the child restraint before adjusting
the vehicle seat position. When the vehicle seat has
been adjusted, reinstall the child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it
loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it
could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause
serious personal injury.
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of
the vehicle seat?
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
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If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit periodically and make sure the seat belt buckle is latched. A
child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of
position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck,
move the child closer to the center of the vehicle, or use
a booster seat to position the seat belt on the child
correctly.
WARNING!
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an
arm or behind their back. In a crash, the shoulder belt
will not protect a child properly, which may result in
serious injury or death. A child must always wear
both the lap and shoulder portions of the seat belt
correctly.
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints — Quad Cab®/Crew Cab
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
Seat Belt Only
LATCH –
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Lower Anchors
Tether Anchor
Only
+ Top Tether
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints — Standard Cab, Mega Cab®
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 –
Seat Belt Only
LATCH –
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Lower Anchors
Tether Anchor
Only
+ Top Tether
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
2
Quad Cab®/Crew Cab Full Bench
Standard Cab
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating
position
position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Quad Cab®/Mega Cab®/Crew Cab Split Bench
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating
position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Quad Cab®/Crew Cab
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 rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center
position using the inner LATCH lower anchorages (Full Bench Only) ?
No
No
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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 rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint.
Use the seat belt and tether anchor to install a child seat in the center seating position in vehicles equipped with a Full
Bench rear seat.
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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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Mega Cab®/Standard Cab
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?
No
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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
alone instead of the LATCH anchorage 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 — Quad
Cab®/Mega Cab®/Crew Cab
2
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child
restraint. You will easily feel them if you run your finger
along the gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
Quad Cab®/Mega Cab®/Crew Cab Rear Outboard Seats
Driver Side
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
In addition, Regular Cab models have tether
strap anchorages behind the front center and
right seats. Quad Cab®, Mega Cab® and Crew
Cab models have tether strap anchorages located behind each of the rear seats.
Regular Cab Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Tether Strap Hook
2 — Tether Strap to Child Restraint
3 — Tether Anchor
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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 — Standard Cab/Quad
Cab®/Crew Cab Full Bench
Do not install a child restraint in the center position using
the LATCH system. Use the seat belt and tether anchor to
install a child seat in the center seating position.
WARNING!
Mega Cab® Tether Strap Mounting (Behind Covers)
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
The LATCH Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
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 Always follow the directions of the child restraint manuanchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some facturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a restraint systems will be installed as described here.
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Center Seat LATCH — Quad Cab®/Mega
Cab®/Crew Cab Split Bench
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
1.
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
center position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or
seat belt, do not install a child seat in that outboard
position.
2.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
The LATCH Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
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.
Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
anchorages.
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
may need to recline the seat and/or raise the head
restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manumove it to its rear-most position to make room for the
facturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
to allow more room for the child seat.
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4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat- When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
ing position.
child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being
5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the used by other occupants or being used to secure child
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direc- with it and accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before
installing a child restraint using the LATCH system,
tions to attach a tether anchor.
buckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of
6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it
in the straps according to the child restraint manufac- behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
turer’s instructions.
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock
7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by the seatbelt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) them.
in any direction.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
WARNING!
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant
or child restraint. The child could be badly injured
or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to
be used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for
attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) that is designed to keep the lap portion of the seat
belt tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can be
“switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints.”
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child Restraints in this Vehicle
2
Quad Cab®/Mega Cab®/Crew Cab
Standard Cab
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Quad Cab®/Crew Cab
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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Mega Cab®/Standard Cab
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?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the
back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten
the seat belt against the belt path of the child
restraint?
No
Yes
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat
belt until the combined weight of the child
and the child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use
the seat belt without the Tether Anchor once
the combined weight is more than 65 lbs
(29.5 kg).
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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Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
against the child seat.
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating 5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
the seat belt until you have pulled all the seat belt
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
webbing out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
to retract back into the retractor. As the webbing
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This means the
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
seat belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
more room for the child seat.
locked, you should not be able to pull out any web2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
to pass it through the seat belt path of the child
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the seat belt
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
path.
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
vehicle seat.
“click”.
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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. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
attach a tether anchor.
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the seat belt
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
more room for the car seat.
in any direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the 2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
seat belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
path.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click”.
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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.
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
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child
restraint.
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 “Installing Child Restraints Using The
Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether
anchor.
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm) in
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
any direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage
Regular and Mega Cab® Trucks: In the regular cab truck,
the top tether anchorages are located behind the center
and right passenger seats. In the mega cab truck, the top
tether anchorages are located behind each rear seating
position. There is a plastic cover over each anchorage. To
attach the tether strap of the child restraint:
2
1. Place the child restraint on the seat and adjust the
tether strap so that it will reach over the seat back,
under the head restraint and to the tether anchor
directly behind the seat.
Regular Cab Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Tether Strap Hook
2 — Tether Strap to Child Restraint
3 — Tether Anchor
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2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
between the anchorage and the child seat. The tether
strap should go between the head restraint posts
underneath the head restraint. You may need to adjust
the head restraint to the upward position to pass the
tether strap underneath the head restraint and between its posts.
3. Lift the cover (if so equipped), and attach the hook to
the square opening in the sheet metal. Tighten the
tether strap according to the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions.
Mega Cab® Tether Strap Mounting
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Right or Left Outboard Seats:
WARNING!
Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an air
bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
can cause death or serious injury to a child 12 years or
younger, including a child in a rearward facing infant
seat.
1. Raise the head restraint and reach between the rear
seat and rear glass to access the tether strap loop.
Quad Cab® or Crew Cab Trucks: The top tether anchorages in this vehicle are tether strap loops located between
the rear glass and the back of the rear seat. There is a
tether strap loop located behind each seating position.
Follow the steps below to attach the tether strap of the
child restraint.
Head Restraint In Raised Position
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3. Pass the tether strap hook under the head restraint
behind the child seat, though the tether strap loop
behind the seat and over to the center tether strap
loop.
Tether Strap Loop With Center Head Restraint In Raised
Position
2. Place a child restraint on the seat and adjust the tether
strap so that it will reach over the seat back, under the
head restraint, through the tether strap loop behind
the seat and over to the tether strap loop behind the
center seat.
Tether Strap Through Outboard Tether Strap Loop
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4. Attach the hook to the center tether strap loop (see NOTE: If there are child seats in both of the outboard (left
diagram). Tighten the tether strap according to the and right) seating positions, the tether strap hooks of
child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
both child seats should be connected to the center tether
strap loop. This is the correct way to tether two outboard
child seats.
Tether Strap Through Outboard Tether Strap Loop And
Attached To Center Tether Strap Loop
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2. Place a child restraint on the seat and adjust the tether
strap so that it will reach over the seat back, under the
1. Raise the head restraint and reach between the rear
head restraint, through the tether strap loop behind
seat and rear glass to access the tether strap loop.
the seat and over to the tether strap loop behind either
the right or left outboard seat.
Center Seat:
3. Pass the tether strap hook under the head restraint
behind the child seat, though the tether strap loop
behind the seat and over to the right or left outboard
tether strap loop.
Tether Strap Loop With Head Restraint In Raised
Position
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2
Tether Strap Through Center Tether Strap Loop
4. Attach the hook to the outboard tether strap loop (see
diagram). Tighten the tether strap according to the
child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Tether Strap Through Center Tether Strap Loop And
Attached To Outboard Tether Strap Loop
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Installing Three Child Restraints:
1. Place a child restraint on each outboard rear seat.
Route the tether straps following the directions for
right and left seating positions, above.
2. Attach both hooks to the center tether strap loop, but
do not tighten the straps yet.
3. Place a child restraint on the center rear seat. Route the
tether strap following the directions for the center
seating position, above.
4. Attach the hook to the outboard tether strap loop.
5. Tighten the tether straps according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions, tightening the right and
left tether straps before the center tether strap.
Left Outboard And Center Seating Position Shown
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Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove
slack in the strap.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (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.
Transporting Pets
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detriAir Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet. mental and should be avoided.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision.
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The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
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.
SAFETY TIPS
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Exhaust Gas
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate/
rear doors open, make sure that all windows are
closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is
set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation
mode.
(Continued)
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling
controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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not lit during starting, see your authorized dealer. If the
light stays on, flickers, or comes on while driving, have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the seat belt system periodically, checking for
cuts, frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be
replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the
system.
Defroster
Air Bag Warning Light
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.
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 inoperFront seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
able.
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, Floor Mat Safety Information
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding seat Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
belt or retractor condition, replace the seat belt.
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
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
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top
of already installed floor mats. Additional floor
mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the
pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always
properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have
been removed for cleaning.
• 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.
(Continued)
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
▫ Power Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .142
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped . . . .132
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .144
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .132
▫ Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming
Mirror — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View
Camera Display — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .138
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . . .140
▫ Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped . . . . . . .140
▫ Power Folding Outside Mirrors — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped . . . .144
▫ “Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
▫ Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . .146
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
▫ Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . .147
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▫ Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . .149
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .150 䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .168
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
▫ Ventilated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .153
▫ Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped. . . . . . . .154
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .170
▫ 40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped . . . .156
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Mega Cab® Rear Seat Features . . . . . . . . . . . .156
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
䡵 DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED . . . .162
▫ Programming The Memory Feature . . . . . . . . .163
▫ Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ Daytime Running Lights
(DRL) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
▫ Headlight Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
▫ Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
▫ Parking Lights And Panel Lights. . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
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▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
▫ Battery Saver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . .183
▫ Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 䡵 TILT STEERING COLUMN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED . .185
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 䡵 DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL . . .
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . .
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .180
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . .
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
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128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
䡵 PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ Enabling And Disabling Front And/Or Rear
ParkSense® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
▫ Service The ParkSense® Park Assist System . . .206
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense® . . . . . . .198
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .207
▫ Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
䡵 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .199 䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . .212
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .199
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
䡵 PARKSENSE® FRONT AND REAR PARK
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .214
ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® . .215
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . .216
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▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . .219
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Using HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221 䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 䡵 CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .224
䡵 POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .225
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .225
▫ Front Seat Cupholders (40–20–40 Seats) . . . .
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
▫ Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Mounted Shifter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Rear Cupholder — Quad Cab®. . . . . . . . . .
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Rear Cupholder — Crew Cab . . . . . . . . . . .
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130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236 䡵 FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR — IF EQUIPPED . .246
▫ Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236 䡵 PICKUP BOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
▫ Cargo Camera — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
▫ Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped . .239
▫ Turning Cargo Camera On Or Off — With
Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
▫ Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241 䡵 RAMBOX® — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
▫ Seatback Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
▫ Storage (Regular Cab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Storage and Seats (Crew Cab) . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Regular Cab
Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . .
. . .242
. . .243
. . .244
. . .244
▫ RamBox® Integrated Box Side Storage Bins . . .251
▫ Locking And Unlocking RamBox® . . . . . . . . .254
▫ RamBox® Safety Warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
▫ Bed Extender — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
▫ Bed Rail Tie-Down System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244 䡵 SLIDE-IN CAMPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped . .245
▫ Manual Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped . .246
▫ Camper Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
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䡵 EASY-OFF TAILGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265 䡵 TRI-FOLD TONNEAU COVER — IF EQUIPPED. . . . .268
▫ Disconnecting the Rear Camera or Remote Keyless
Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
▫ Removing The Tailgate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
▫ Locking Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Removal . . . . . . . . . .268
▫ Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Installation. . . . . . . . .272
▫ Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Cleaning . . . . . . . . . .278
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132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
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). 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,
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left, and right for various drivers. The mirror should be
adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you.
NOTE:
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• The Automatic Dimming Mirror feature is disabled
when the vehicle is in reverse gear to improve rear
view viewing.
• The Automatic Dimming Mirror feature can be turned
on or off using the Uconnect® System. Refer to
Automatic Dimming Mirror
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The mirror contains an Assist button and a 9–1–1 button
located on the bottom of the mirror.
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134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Assist Call
9-1-1 Call
The rear view mirror contains an ASSIST push button 1. Press the 9-1-1 Call button on the Rearview Mirror.
which automatically connects the vehicle occupants to
NOTE: In case the 9-1-1 Call button is pushed in error,
one of several predefined locations for immediate supthere will be a 10 second delay before the 9-1-1 Call
port:
system initiates a call to a 9-1-1 operator. To cancel the
• Roadside Assistance – If you get a flat tire, or need a 9-1-1 Call connection, press the 9-1-1 Call button on the
tow, just press the Assist button and you’ll be con- Rearview Mirror or press the cancellation button on the
nected to someone who can help. Roadside Assistance Phone Screen. Termination of the 9-1-1 Call will turn the
will know what vehicle you’re driving and its location. green LED light on the Rearview Mirror off.
Additional fees may apply for roadside Assistance.
2. The LED light located between the Assist and 9-1-1
• Uconnect® Access Customer Care – In-vehicle support
buttons on the Rearview Mirror will turn green once a
for Uconnect® Access and Uconnect® Access via Moconnection to a 9-1-1 operator has been made.
bile features.
3. Once a connection between the vehicle and a 9-1-1
• Vehicle Customer Care – Total support for all other
operator is made, the 9-1-1 Call system may transmit
vehicle issues.
the following important vehicle information to a 9-1-1
operator:
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• Indication that the occupant placed a 9-1-1 Call.
• The vehicle brand.
• The last known GPS coordinates of the vehicle.
4. You should be able to speak with the 9-1-1 operator
through the vehicle audio system to determine if
additional help is needed.
NOTE: Once a connection is made between the vehicle’s
9-1-1 Call system and the 9-1-1 operator, the 9-1-1 operator may be able to open a voice connection with the
vehicle to determine if additional help is needed. Once
the 9-1-1 operator opens a voice connection with the
vehicle’s 9-1-1 Call system, the operator should be able to
speak with you or other vehicle occupants and hear
sounds occurring in the vehicle. The vehicle’s 9-1-1 Call
system will attempt to remain connected with the 9-1-1
operator until the 9-1-1 operator terminates the connection.
5. The 9-1-1 operator may attempt to contact appropriate
emergency responders and provide them with important vehicle information and GPS coordinates.
WARNING!
• If anyone in the vehicle could be in danger (e.g.,
fire or smoke is visible, dangerous road conditions
or location), do not wait for voice contact from a
9-1-1 operator. All occupants should exit the vehicle
immediately and move to a safe location.
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136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
9-1-1 Call System Limitations
WARNING! (Continued)
• The 9-1-1 Call system is embedded into the vehicle’s electrical system. Do not add aftermarket
electrical equipment to the vehicle’s electrical system. This may prevent your vehicle from sending a
signal to initiate an emergency call. To avoid interference that can cause the 9-1-1 Call system to fail,
never add aftermarket equipment (e.g., two-way
mobile radio, CB radio, data recorder, etc.) to your
vehicle’s electrical system or modify the antennas
on your vehicle.
• Modifications to any part of the 9-1-1 Call system
could cause the air bag system to fail when you
need it. You could be injured if the air bag system
is not there to help protect you.
Vehicles sold in Canada and Mexico DO NOT have 9-1-1
Call system capabilities.
9-1-1 or other emergency line operators in Canada and
Mexico may not answer or respond to 9-1-1 system calls.
If the 9-1-1 Call system detects a malfunction, any of the
following may occur at the time the malfunction is
detected, and at the beginning of each ignition cycle:
• The Rearview Mirror light located between the Assist
and 9-1-1 buttons will continuously be illuminated
red.
• The Phone Screen will display the following message
“Vehicle phone requires service. Please contact your
dealer.”
• An In-Vehicle Audio message will state “Vehicle phone
requires service. Please contact your dealer.”
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• The vehicle’s electrical systems are not intact.
WARNING!
• Ignoring the Rearview Mirror light could mean you
will not have 9-1-1 Call services. If the Rearview
Mirror light is illuminated, have an authorized
dealer service the 9-1-1 Call system immediately.
• The ORC turns on the air bag Warning Light on the
instrument panel if a malfunction in any part of the
system is detected. If the air bag Warning Light is
illuminated, have an authorized dealer service the
ORC system immediately.
• The 9-1-1 Call system software and/or hardware are
damaged during a crash.
• The vehicle battery loses power or becomes disconnected during a vehicle crash.
• Wireless and/or Global Positioning Satellite signals
are unavailable or obstructed.
• Equipment malfunction at the 9-1-1 operator facility.
• Operator error by the 9-1-1 operator.
Even if the 9-1-1 Call system is fully functional, factors • Wireless network congestion.
beyond Chrysler Group LLC’s control may prevent or
stop the 9-1-1 Call system operation. These include, but • Weather.
are not limited to, the following factors:
• Buildings, structures, geographic terrain, or tunnels.
• The ignition key has been removed from the ignition
and the delayed accessories mode is active.
• The ignition key is in OFF position.
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138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: Never place anything on or near the vehicle’s
wireless and GPS antennas. You could prevent wireless
and GPS signal reception, which can prevent your vehicle
from placing an emergency call. Wireless and GPS signal
reception is required for the 9-1-1 Call system to function
properly.
Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View
Camera Display — If Equipped
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,
General Information
left, and right for various drivers. The mirror should be
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
this device must accept any interference received, includ- from vehicles behind you.
ing interference that may cause undesired operation.
When the vehicle is placed into reverse gear a video
display illuminates to display the image generated by the
CAUTION!
rear view camera located on the tailgate handle. The auto
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never dimming feature is also disabled to improve rear view
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror. viewing.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
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Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
WARNING!
Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View Camera
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.
Some vehicles will not have a convex passenger side
mirror.
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140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
CAUTION!
All outside mirrors are designed to be able to be manually folded both forward and rearward to prevent damage.
It is recommended to fold the mirrors into the full
rearward position to resist damage when entering a
car wash or a narrow location.
Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
Tilt Mirrors in Reverse provides automatic outside mirror
positioning which will aid the driver’s view of the
ground rearward of the front doors. The outside mirrors
will move slightly downward from the present position
when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE. The outside
mirrors will then return to the original position when the
vehicle is shifted out of the REVERSE position. Each
stored memory setting will have an associated Tilt Mirrors in Reverse position.
Folding Mirror
NOTE: The Tilt Mirrors in Reverse feature is not turned
on when delivered from the factory.
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If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If the mirror is manually folded after electrically cycled,
a potential extra button push is required to get the
mirrors back to the home position. If the mirror does not
electrically fold check for ice or dirt build up at the pivot
area which can cause excessive drag.
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Power Folding Outside Mirrors — If Equipped
If equipped with power folding mirrors, they can be
electrically folded rearward and unfolded into the drive
position.
The switch for the power folding mirrors is located
between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right).
Press the switch once and the mirrors will fold in, press
the switch a second time and the mirrors will return to
the normal driving position.
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142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Resetting the Power Folding Outside Mirrors
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
You may need to reset the power folding mirrors if the The controls for the power mirrors are located on the
driver’s door trim panel.
following occurs:
• The mirrors are accidentally blocked while folding.
• The mirrors are accidentally manually folded/
unfolded.
• The mirrors come out of the unfolded position.
• The mirrors shake and vibrate at normal driving
speeds.
To reset the power folding mirrors: Fold and unfold them
by pressing the button (this may require multiple button
pushes). This resets them to their normal position.
Power Mirror Controls Location
The power mirror controls consist of mirror select buttons and a four-way mirror control switch.
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Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to move
3
Power Mirror Controls
1 — Mirror Select Buttons
2 — Four-Way Mirror Control Switch
Power Mirror Movement
To adjust a mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right)
button to select the mirror that you want to adjust.
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Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
rear window defroster (if equipped). Refer to
“Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Illuminated vanity mirrors are located on each sun visor.
To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing
the mirror cover upward. The lights will turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the light.
Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If
Equipped
The driver’s outside mirror will automatically adjust for
glare from vehicles behind you. This feature is controlled
by the inside automatic dimming mirror and will automatically adjust for headlight glare when the inside
mirror adjusts.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
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“Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If
Equipped
The sun visor “Slide-On-Rod” feature allows for additional flexibility in positioning the visor to block out the
sun.
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To use the “Slide-On-Rod” feature, rotate the sun visor
downward and unclip it. Pull the sun visor along the
“Slide-On-Rod” until the sun visor is in the desired
position.
“Slide-On-Rod” Extender
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NOTE: Fold the trailer towing mirrors rearward prior to
These mirrors are designed with an adjustable mirror entering an automated car wash.
head to provide a greater vision range when towing A small blindspot mirror is located next to main mirror
extra-wide loads. To change position inboard or out- and can be adjusted separately.
board, the mirror head should be rotated (flipped in or
out).
Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped
Blindspot Mirror
Trailer Towing Position
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outboard side of the driver’s seat cushion. There are two
power seat switches that are used to control the moveSeats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the ment of the seat cushion and the seatback.
vehicle.
SEATS
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.
Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped
Some models may be equipped with an eight-way power
driver’s seat. The power seat switches are located on the
3
Power Seat Switches
1 — Power Seat Switch
2 — Power Seatback Switch
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Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
Reclining The Seatback
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
The angle of the seatback can be adjusted forward or
rearward. Push the seatback switch forward or rearward,
the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
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
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.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
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Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Some models are equipped with a six-way power passenger seat. The power seat switch is located on the
outboard side of the seat. The switch is used to control
the movement of the seat and seat cushion.
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
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Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Heated Seats — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats On some models, the front and rear seats may be
may be also be equipped with power lumbar. The power equipped with heaters located in the seat cushions.
lumbar switch is located on the outboard side of the
power seat. Push the switch forward to increase the
WARNING!
lumbar support. Push the switch rearward to decrease
the lumbar support.
• 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.
Lumbar Control Switch
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When the HI-level setting is selected, the heater will
The front heated seats control buttons are located on the provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
center instrument panel below the climate controls.
normal HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the front system will automatically switch to LO-level after a
heated seats control buttons are located within the cli- maximum of 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
mate or controls screen of the touchscreen.
time, the display will change from HI to LO, indicating
once to turn the High the change. The LO-level setting will turn OFF automati• Press the heated seat button
cally after a maximum of 45 minutes.
setting On.
Front Heated Seats
• Press the heated seat button
the Low setting On.
a second time to turn
• Press the heated seat button
the heating elements Off.
a third time to turn
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated seats
to operate.
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Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
Rear Heated Seats
On models that are equipped with remote start, the On some models, the two outboard seats are equipped
heated seats can be programed to come on during a with heated seats. The heated seat switches for these
seats are located on the rear of the center console.
remote start.
There are two heated seat switches that allow the rear
passengers to operate the seats independently. 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
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this for LOW and none for OFF.
feature can be programmed through the Electronic VePress the switch once to select HIGH-level
hicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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NOTE:
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
• Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt within Located in the seat cushion are small fans that draw the
air from the passenger compartment and pull air through
two to five minutes.
fine perforations in the seat cover to help keep the driver
• The engine must be running for the heated seats to and front passenger cooler in higher ambient temperaoperate.
tures. The fans operate at two speeds, HIGH and LOW.
When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will The front ventilated seats control buttons are located on
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes the center instrument panel below the climate controls.
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
normal HIGH-level. If the HIGH-level setting is selected, If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the front
the system will automatically switch to LOW-level after a ventilated seats control buttons are located within the
maximum of 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that climate or controls screen of the touchscreen.
time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from two • Press the ventilated seat button
once to choose
to one, indicating the change. The LOW-level setting will
HIGH.
turn OFF automatically after a maximum of 45 minutes.
• Press the ventilated seat button
a second time to
choose LOW.
• Press the ventilated seat button
turn the ventilated seat OFF.
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NOTE: The engine must be running for the ventilated Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped
seats to operate.
Both front seats are adjustable forward or rearward. The
manual seat adjustment handle is located under the seat
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
cushion at the front edge of each seat.
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
ventilated seats can be programed to come on during a
remote start.
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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While sitting in the seat, pull up on the handle and slide
the seat forward or backward. Release the bar once you
have reached the desired position. Then, using body
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
Dump Feature (Manual Recline Seat Only) —
Standard Cab
Actuating the recliner handle will allow the seatback to
swing (dump) forward on manual recliner seats. This
“dump” feature allows access to the storage bin behind
the seat.
WARNING!
• Do not stand or lean in front of the seat while
actuating the handle. The seatback may swing
forward and hit you causing injury.
• To avoid injury, place your hand on the seatback
and actuate the handle, then position the seatback
in the desired position.
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40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped
The seat is divided into three segments. The outboard
seat portions are each 40% of the total width of the seat.
On some models the back of the center portion (20%)
easily folds down to provide an armrest/center storage
compartment.
Mega Cab® Rear Seat Features
Reclining Rear Seats — If Equipped
The recliner handle is located on the outside of the seat
cushion. To adjust the seatback, lift upward on the
handle, lean back on the seatback and when you reach
the desired position, release the handle.
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WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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Folding Rear Seat (Table Mode) — If Equipped
Both the left and right rear seatbacks can be folded down
and used as a table.
To fold down either rear seatback:
1. Lift the handle, located next to the head restraint.
Table Mode Handle
2. Fold the seatback forward.
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Folding Rear Seat — If Equipped
Both the outboard rear seats will drop and move forward
when the seatback is folded flat.
WARNING!
Table Mode
3. Lift the seatback, to return the seat to the upright
position. Be sure the seatback is locked in place.
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
(Continued)
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To fold either rear seat flat:
WARNING! (Continued)
• Cargo must be securely tied down before driving
your vehicle. Improperly secured cargo can fly
around in a sudden stop or collision and strike
someone in the vehicle, causing serious injury or
death.
1. Lift the handle, located on the outboard side of either
of the rear seats.
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Folding Rear Seat Handle
2. Fold the seatback down and push the seat forward.
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WARNING!
An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury or death. Make sure that the seatback is securely
locked into position. If the seatback in not securely
locked into position the seat will not provide the
proper stability for child seats and/or passengers.
Head Restraints
Rear Passenger Fold-Flat Seats
3. Lift the seatback, to return the seat to the upright
position. Be sure the seat is locked in place.
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.
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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.
Front Head Restraints
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
Adjustment Button
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the adjustRear
Head
Restraints
ment button, located on the base of the head restraint,
and push downward on the head restraint.
The rear seats are equipped with adjustable head restraints. To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the
head restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the
adjustment button, located on the base of the head
restraint, and push downward on the head restraint.
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• The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows the driver to store up to two different
memory profiles for easy recall through a memory
switch. Each memory profile contains desired position
settings for the driver seat, side mirrors, adjustable
pedals (if equipped) and a set of desired radio station
presets. Your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
can also be programmed to recall the same positions
when the UNLOCK button is pressed.
Adjustment Button
NOTE:
• The rear center head restraint (Crew Cab and Quad
Cab) has only one adjustment position that is used to
aid in the routing of a tether. Refer to “Occupant
Restraints” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with two RKE transmitters. One RKE transmitter can be linked to memory
position 1 and the other transmitter can be linked to
memory position 2.
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The memory seat buttons are located on the outboard Programming The Memory Feature
side of the drivers seat cushion.
NOTE: To create a new memory profile, perform the
following:
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
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
2. Adjust all memory profile settings to desired preferences (seat, side mirrors, adjustable pedals and radio
station presets).
Memory Seat Buttons
3. Press and release the S (Set) button on the memory
switch.
4. Within five seconds,
memory buttons (1)
Information Center
memory position has
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or (2). The Electronic Vehicle
(EVIC) will display which
been set.
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Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go
Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
Transmitter To Memory
1. Insert the ignition Key Fob, and turn the ignition
Your RKE transmitters can be programmed to recall one
switch to the ON/RUN position.
of two pre-programmed memory profiles by pressing the
2. Adjust all memory profile settings to desired prefer- UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter.
ences (seat, side mirrors, adjustable pedals [if
equipped], power tilt and telescopic steering column NOTE: Before programming your RKE transmitters to
memory and If your vehicle is equipped with a touch[if equipped], and radio station presets).
screen, you must select the “Memory To FOB” feature
3. Press and release the S (Set) button on the memory through the Uconnect® system. Refer to “Uconnect®
switch.
Settings ” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
4. Within five seconds, press and release either of the further information.
memory buttons (1) or (2). The Electronic Vehicle If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, you
Information Center (EVIC) will display which must select the “Key Fob Linked To Memory” feature
memory position has been set.
through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
NOTE: Memory profiles can be set without the vehicle (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
in PARK, but the vehicle must be in PARK to recall a (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
memory profile.
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To program your RKE transmitters, perform the follow- NOTE: Your RKE transmitters can be unlinked to your
ing:
memory settings by following steps 1-4 above and pressing the UNLOCK button (instead of LOCK) on the RKE
1. Cycle the vehicles ignition to the Off position.
transmitter in step 4.
2. Select desired memory profile (1) or (2).
Memory Position Recall
NOTE: If a memory profile has not already been set, refer
NOTE: The vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory
to ⬙Programming The Memory Feature⬙ for instructions
positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not
on how to set a memory profile.
in PARK, a message will be displayed in the Electronic
3. Once the profile has been recalled, press and release Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
the SET (S) button on the memory switch, then press
Driver One Memory Position Recall
and release button (1) or (2) accordingly. “Memory
Profile Set” (1 or 2) will display in the instrument • To recall the memory settings for driver one using the
memory switch, press MEMORY button number 1 on
cluster on vehicles equipped with the EVIC.
the memory switch.
4. Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE
• To recall the memory settings for driver one using the
transmitter within 10 seconds.
RKE transmitter, press the UNLOCK button on the
RKE transmitter linked to memory position 1.
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Driver Two Memory Position Recall
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
• To recall the memory setting for driver two using the This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
memory switch, press MEMORY button number 2 on enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle.
the memory switch.
• To recall the memory settings for driver two using the The distance the driver seat moves depends on where
RKE transmitter, press the UNLOCK button on the you have the driver seat positioned when you remove the
Key Fob from the ignition (or change the ignition to OFF,
RKE transmitter linked to memory position 2.
for vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the
MEMORY buttons during a recall (S, 1, or 2). When a • When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or
change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with
recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat, and the pedals stop
Keyless Enter-N-Go™), the driver seat will move
moving. A delay of one second will occur before another
about 2.4 in (60 mm) rearward if the driver seat
recall can be selected.
position is greater than or equal to 2.7 in (67.7 mm)
forward of the rear stop. The seat will return to its
previously set position when you place the ignition
into the ACC or RUN position.
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• When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or
change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™), the driver seat will move to a
position 0.3 in (7.7 mm) forward of the rear stop if the
driver seat position is between 0.9 in and 2.7 in (22.7
mm and 67.7 mm) forward of the rear stop. The seat
will return to its previously set position when you
place the ignition to the ACC or RUN position.
Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
Entry and Easy Exit position.
NOTE: The Easy Entry/Exit feature is not enabled when
the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy
Entry/Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) through
the programmable features in the Uconnect® system.
Refer to “Uconnect® Settings/Customer Programmable
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
• The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature is disabled when the further information.
driver seat position is less than 0.9 in (22.7 mm)
forward of the rear stop. At this position, there is no
benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy Exit
or Easy Entry.
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2. Reach into the opening beneath the center of the hood
and push the safety latch lever to the left to release it,
before raising the hood.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
1. Pull the hood release lever located below the steering
wheel at the base of the instrument panel.
Safety Latch Location (1500 Series Shown)
Hood Release
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LIGHTS
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Use a firm downward push at the front center
of the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
The headlight switch is located on the left side of the
instrument panel, next to the steering wheel. The headlight switch controls the operation of the headlights,
parking lights, instrument panel lights, cargo lights and
fog lights (if equipped).
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
Headlight Switch Location
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Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlight and fog Headlights
light (if equipped) lenses that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakage than glass lights. Plastic is not as
To turn on the headlights, rotate the headlight
scratch resistant as glass and therefore different lens
switch clockwise to the headlight position.
cleaning procedures must be followed.
When the headlight switch is on, the parking
lights, taillights, license plate light and instruTo minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To ment panel lights are also turned on. To turn off the
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution fol- headlights, rotate the headlight switch back to the O (Off)
position.
lowed by rinsing.
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
CAUTION!
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents,
steel wool or other abrasive materials to clean the
lenses.
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch to the AUTO position.
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NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will turn on in the Automatic Mode.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off, if they were turned on by this feature.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
Automatic Headlight Position
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “UnderstandWhen the system is on, the Headlight Delay feature is
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
also on. This means the headlights will stay on for up to
90 seconds after you turn the ignition switch to the OFF
position. To turn the automatic headlights off, turn the
headlight switch out of the AUTO position.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Headlight Delay
To aid in your exit, your vehicle is equipped with a
headlight delay that will leave the headlights on for
approximately up to 90 seconds. This delay is initiated
when the ignition is turned OFF while the headlight
switch is on, and then the headlight switch is cycled off.
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
Headlight delay can be cancelled by either turning the
The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when the
headlight switch on then off, or by turning the ignition
engine is started and the transmission is in any gear
ON.
except PARK. This provides a constant ⬙Lights ON⬙
condition until the ignition is turned OFF. The lights NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
illuminate at less than 50% of normal intensity. If the this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
parking brake is applied, the Daytime Running Lights system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understand(DRL) will turn OFF. Also, if a turn signal is activated, the ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
DRL lamp on the same side of the vehicle may turn off for
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
the duration of the turn signal activation. Once the turn
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vesignal is no longer active, the DRL lamp will illuminate.
hicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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turned on or off using the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped
The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control system
provides increased forward lighting at night by automating high beam control through the use of a digital camera
mounted on the inside rearview mirror. This camera
detects vehicle specific light and automatically switches • Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights
from high beams to low beams until the approaching
of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to
vehicle is out of view.
remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). Also, dirt, film,
and other obstructions on the windshield or camera
NOTE:
lens will cause the system to function improperly.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen the
If the windshield or Automatic High Beam Headlamp
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be
Control mirror is replaced, the mirror must be re-aimed
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System. Refer to
to ensure proper performance. See your local authorized
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrudealer.
ment Panel” for further information.
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen the
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be
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Parking Lights And Panel Lights
To turn on the parking lights and instrument
panel lights, rotate the headlight switch clockwise.
To turn off the parking lights, rotate the headlight switch
back to the O (Off) position.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The fog lights are turned on by rotating the headlight
switch to the parking light or headlight position and
pushing in the headlight rotary control.
Fog Light Switch
The fog lights will operate only when the parking lights
are on or when the vehicle headlights are on low beam.
An indicator light located in the instrument cluster will
illuminate when the fog lights are on. The fog lights will
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turn off when the switch is pushed a second time, when If the headlights remain on while the ignition is cycled
the headlight switch is rotated to the off position, or the OFF, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after
eight minutes. If the headlights are turned on and left on
high beam is selected.
for eight minutes while the ignition is OFF, the exterior
Lights-On Reminder
lights will automatically turn off.
If the headlights, parking lights, or cargo lights are left on
NOTE: Battery saver mode is cancelled if the ignition is
after the ignition is turned OFF, a chime will sound when
ON.
the driver’s door is opened.
Interior Lights
Battery Saver
Courtesy and dome lights are turned on when the front
To protect the life of your vehicle’s battery, load shedding
doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating
is provided for both the interior and exterior lights.
wheel on the bottom of the switch) is rotated to the far
If the ignition is OFF and any door is left ajar for 10 right detent position. If your vehicle is equipped with
minutes or the dimmer control is rotated all the way up Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) and the UNLOCK button is
to the dome ON position for 10 minutes, the interior pressed on the RKE transmitter the courtesy and dome
lights will automatically turn off.
lights will turn on. When a door is open and the interior
lights are on, rotating the dimmer control all the way left,
to the OFF detent, will cause all the interior lights to go
out. This is also known as the ⬙Party⬙ mode because it
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allows the doors to stay open for extended periods of
time without discharging the vehicle’s battery.
The brightness of the instrument panel as well as the
ambient lighting can be regulated by rotating the dimmer
control right (brighter) or left (dimmer). When the headlights are on you can supplement the brightness of the
odometer, trip odometer, radio and overhead console by
rotating the control to the right until you hear a click. This
feature is termed the “Parade” mode and is useful when
headlights are required during the day.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
Dimmer Control
the dimming of the touchscreen is programmable
through the Uconnect® system. Refer to “Uconnect® Courtesy/Reading Lights
Settings ” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
Both lights in the overhead console and rear passenger
further details.
compartment will illuminate as courtesy lights when a
door is opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the
courtesy light position (full right position), or when the
UNLOCK button is pressed on the Remote Keyless Entry
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(RKE) transmitter, if equipped. These lights are also
operated individually as reading lights by pressing on
the corresponding lens.
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Rear Passenger Courtesy/Reading Light
Front Courtesy/Reading Lights
NOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pressed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interior
lights are left on after the ignition is turned OFF, they will
automatically turn off after 15 minutes.
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Ambient Light
Cargo Light
The overhead console is equipped with an ambient light The cargo lights are turned on by pressing on the cargo
feature. This light casts illumination for improved visibil- button.
ity of the floor console area.
Cargo Light Switch
Ambient Light
The cargo lights will also turn on for approximately 30
seconds when a RKE transmitter UNLOCK button is
pressed, as part of the Illuminated Entry feature.
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Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
Turn Signals
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Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
Turn Signal Lever
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.
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Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
partially pulling the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will cause the high beam headlights to
turn on until the lever is released.
High/Low Beam Switch
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever toward the instrument
WINDSHIELD
WIPERS
AND WASHERS
panel to switch the headlights to high beam. Pulling the
multifunction lever back toward the steering wheel will Windshield Wipers
turn the low beams back on, or shut the high beams off.
The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the
multifunction lever. Turn the end of the handle to select
the desired wiper speed.
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Intermittent Wiper System
The intermittent feature of this system was designed for
use when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle,
with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. For
maximum delay between cycles, rotate the control knob
into the upper end of the delay range.
The delay interval decreases as you rotate the knob until
it enters the low continual speed position. The delay can
be regulated from a maximum of about 18 seconds
between cycles, to a cycle every one second. The delay
intervals will double in duration when the vehicle speed
is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch
Windshield Wiper Operation
Windshield Washers
Rotate the end of the lever upward, to the first detent past
the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation.
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent
past the intermittent settings for high-speed wiper operation.
To use the windshield washer, push the washer knob,
located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
the second detent. Washer fluid will be sprayed and the
wiper will operate for two to three cycles after the washer
knob is released from this position. If the washer knob is
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depressed while in the delay range, the wiper will
WARNING! (Continued)
operate for several seconds after the washer knob is
released. It will then resume the intermittent interval the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
previously selected. If the washer knob is pushed while windshield with the defroster before and during
in the off position, the wiper will turn on and cycle windshield washer use.
approximately three times after the wash knob is reMist Feature
leased.
When a single wipe to clear off road mist or spray from
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
a passing vehicle is needed, push the washer knob,
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
the first detent and release. The wipers will cycle one
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
time and automatically shut off.
containers.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
WARNING!
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield spray the windshield with washer fluid.
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
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Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
the end of the multifunction lever to one of five settings
to activate this feature.
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least
sensitive, and wiper delay position 5 is the most sensitive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less
wiper sensitivity. Setting 4 and 5 can be used if the driver
desires more sensitivity. Place the wiper switch in the
OFF position when not using the system.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect® NOTE:
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understand- • The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
wiper switch is in the low or high-speed position.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this • The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vewhen ice, or dried salt water is present on the windhicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic
shield.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
• Use of Rain-X® or products containing wax or silicone
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
may reduce Rain Sensing performance.
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The Rain Sensing system has protection features for the Remote Start Mode Inhibit — On vehicles equipped
wiper blades and arms, and will not operate under the with Remote Starting system, Rain Sensing wipers are
not operational when the vehicle is in the remote start
following conditions:
mode. Once the operator is in the vehicle and has placed
• Low Ambient Temperature — When the ignition is
the ignition switch in the RUN position, rain sensing
first turned ON, the Rain Sensing system will not
wiper operation can resume, if it has been selected, and
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
no other inhibit conditions (mentioned previously) exist.
is greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or the outside temperature is greater than 32°F (0°C).
TILT STEERING COLUMN
• Transmission In NEUTRAL Position — When the
ignition is ON, and the transmission is in the NEUTRAL position, the Rain Sensing system will not
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), or the shift lever is
moved out of the NEUTRAL position.
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. The tilt lever is located on the
steering column, below the multifunction lever.
Pull the lever toward the steering wheel to unlock the
steering column. With one hand firmly on the steering
wheel, move the steering column up or down, as desired.
Release the lever to lock the steering column firmly in
place.
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
Tilt Steering Lever
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for
approximately 30 to 80 minutes before automatically
shutting off. The heated steering wheel can shut off early
or may not turn on when the steering wheel is already
warm.
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The heated steering wheel control button is located on Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
the center of the instrument panel below the climate
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
controls.
heated steering wheel can be programed to come on
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the heated during a remote start.
steering wheel control button is located within the cliIf your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
mate or controls screen of the touchscreen.
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
once to system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understand• Press the heated steering wheel button
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
turn the heating element On.
• Press the heated steering wheel button
time to turn the heating element Off.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
steering wheel to operate.
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
a second
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DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
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 conditions must exercise
care when using the steering wheel heater. It may
cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if
used for long periods.
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a
greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and
seat position. This feature allows the brake, accelerator,
and clutch pedals (if equipped) to move toward or away
from the driver to provide improved position with the
steering wheel.
The adjustable pedal switch is located to the left side of
the steering column.
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adjusted when the system is locked out (“Adjustable
Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or “Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”.
NOTE:
• Always adjust the pedals to a position that allows full
pedal travel.
• Further small adjustments may be necessary to find
the best possible seat/pedal position.
• For vehicles equipped with Driver Memory Seat, you
can use your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
Adjustable Pedals Switch
or the memory switch on the driver’s door trim panel
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
to return the adjustable pedals to pre-programmed
positions. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Under• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further
REVERSE or when the Electronic Speed Control Sysinformation.
tem is on. The following messages will be displayed on
vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information System (EVIC) if the pedals are attempted to be
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The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals
or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
adjustable pedal’s path.
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked.
Electronic Speed Control Switches
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over 1 — ON/OFF
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph 2 — RES +
(40 km/h).
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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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To Deactivate
The speed increment shown is dependant on the speed of
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the U.S. Speed (mph)
vehicle will deactivate the Electronic Speed Control with• Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
out erasing the set speed memory.
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition
button results in an increase of 1 mph.
switch OFF erases the set speed memory.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
To Resume Speed
continue to increase until the button is released, then
the new set speed will be established.
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed Metric Speed (km/h)
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
• Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a
To Vary The Speed Setting
2 km/h increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the button results in an increase of 2 km/h.
To Increase Speed
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can in- • If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to increase until the button is released, then
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button.
the new set speed will be established.
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• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can dethe new set speed will be established.
crease speed by pushing the SET (-) button.
The speed decrement shown is dependant on the speed To Accelerate For Passing
To Decrease Speed
of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
U.S. Speed (mph)
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
• Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
continue to decrease until the button is released, then speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal.
the new set speed will be established.
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
• Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 2 km/h
Control.
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in a decrease of 2 km/h.
Metric Speed (km/h)
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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® will retain the last system state (enabled or
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
ParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever/gear
selector is in REVERSE. If ParkSense® is enabled at this
shift lever/gear selector position, the system will remain
active until the vehicle speed is increased to approximately 7 mph (11 km/h) or above. When in REVERSE
and above the system’s operating speed, a warning will
PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
appear in the EVIC indicating the vehicle speed is too
EQUIPPED
fast. The system will become active again if the vehicle
The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system provides visual speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
and audible indications of the distance between the rear 6 mph (9 km/h).
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
ParkSense® Sensors
during a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense® System
Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and The four ParkSense® sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
recommendations.
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 59 in
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(150 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
direction, depending on the location, type and orienta- feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic
tion of the obstacle.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
ParkSense® Warning Display
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The ParkSense® Warning screen is located within the
ParkSense® Display
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). It provides
visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Elec- will turn ON indicating the system status.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Settings” in The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further infor- a single arc in the left and/or right rear regions based on
mation.
the object’s distance and location relative to the vehicle.
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if If an object is detected in the left and/or right rear region,
Sound and Display is selected.
the display will show a single solid arc in the left and/or
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, right rear region and the system will produce a tone. As
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect® the vehicle moves closer to the object, the display will
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understand- show the single arc moving closer to the vehicle and the
tone will change from a single 1/2 second tone to slow, to
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
fast, to continuous.
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Single 1/2 Second Tone
Slow Tone
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Continuous Tone
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The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning
display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous
tone. The following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Arc
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
Radio Volume
Reduced
No
None
WARNING ALERTS
79-45 in
45-31 in
(200-115 cm)
(115-80 cm)
Single 1/2
Slow
Second Tone
4th Solid
3rd
Solid
Yes
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense® will reduce the volume of the radio,
if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
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31-18 in
(80-45 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
2nd
Flashing
Yes
1st
Flashing
Yes
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The ParkSense® switch LED will be ON when
ParkSense® is disabled or defective. The ParkSense®
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with the
switch LED will be OFF when the system is enabled.
ParkSense® switch.
If the ParkSense switch is pressed, and the system is
When the ParkSense switch is pressed to disdisabled or requires service, the ParkSense switch LED
able the system, the instrument cluster will
will blink momentarily, and then the LED will be ON.
display the “PARKSENSE OFF” message for
approximately five seconds. Refer to “Elec- Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Under- System
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® Rear Park
When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the
Assist System has detected a faulted condition, the
system is disabled, the EVIC will display the
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per
“PARKSENSE OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is
ignition cycle, and it will display the ⬙PARKSENSE
in REVERSE.
UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙ or the
NOTE: The ParkSense® system will automatically dis- ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
able when the system detects that a trailer with trailer message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
brakes has been connected to the Integrated Trailer Brake (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
Module. The EVIC will display “PARKSENSE OFF” further information. When the shift lever is moved to
message for as long as the vehicle is in reverse.
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense®
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REVERSE and the system has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will display the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙ or the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message for as long
as the vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this condition,
ParkSense® will not operate.
Cleaning The ParkSense® System
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
If ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙
appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center NOTE:
(EVIC) make sure the outer surface and the underside of
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
the rear fascia/bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense® system opermud, dirt or other obstruction, and then cycle the igniating properly.
tion. If the message continues to appear, see an autho• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
rized dealer.
affect the performance of ParkSense® .
If ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
appears in the EVIC, see your authorized dealer.
• When you turn ParkSense® off, the instrument cluster
will display ⬙PARKSENSE OFF⬙. Furthermore, once
you turn ParkSense® off, it remains off until you turn
it on again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
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• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and ParkSense® is turned off, the instrument
cluster will display ⬙PARKSENSE OFF⬙ message for as
long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
system misinterpreting a close obstacle as a sensor
problem, causing the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message to be displayed in the
instrument cluster.
• ParkSense®, when on, will reduce the volume of the • On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense®
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
radio when it is sounding a tone.
or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE. A
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care
lowered tailgate could provide a false indication that
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
CAUTION!
properly. The ParkSense® system might not detect an
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide • ParkSense® is only a parking aid and it is unable to
a false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
bumper.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
• Ensure the ParkSense® system is OFF if objects such as
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc., are placed within
close proximity.
18 in (45 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper while
driving the vehicle. Failure to do so can result in the
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (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®.
• Before using ParkSense®, it is strongly recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the
vehicle is not used for towing. Failure to do so can
result in injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles
because the hitch ball will be much closer to the
obstacle than the rear fascia when the loudspeaker
sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors
could detect the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false
indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using ParkSense®. Always check carefully
behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure
to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles,
obstructions, and blind spots before backing up.
You are responsible for safety and must continue to
pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so
can result in serious injury or death.
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PARKSENSE® FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST
— IF EQUIPPED
The ParkSense® Park Assist system provides visual and
audible indications of the distance between the rear
and/or front fascia and a detected obstacle when backing
up or moving forward, e.g. during a parking maneuver.
Refer to ParkSense® System Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and recommendations.
ParkSense® operating speed. The system will become
active again if the vehicle speed is decreased to speeds
less than approximately 6 mph (9 km/h).
ParkSense® Sensors
The four ParkSense® sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 18 in (45 cm) up to 79 in
ParkSense® will retain the last system state (enabled or (200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
changed to the ON/RUN position.
ParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE or DRIVE. If ParkSense® is enabled at one of
these shift lever positions, the system will remain active
until the vehicle speed is increased to approximately
7 mph (11 km/h) or above. A display warning will
appear in the EVIC indicating the vehicle is above
The six ParkSense® sensors, located in the front fascia/
bumper, monitor the area in front of the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 47 in
(120 cm) from the front fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
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ParkSense® Warning Display
The ParkSense® Warning screen is located within the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). It provides
visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear
fascia/bumper and/or front fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)/Settings” in Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
ParkSense® Display
The warning display will turn ON indicating the system
status when the vehicle is in REVERSE or when the
vehicle is in DRIVE and an obstacle has been detected.
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
a single arc in the left and/or right rear regions based on
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
the obstacle’s distance and location relative to the vehicle.
Sound and Display is selected.
If an obstacle is detected in the left and/or right rear
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, region, the display will show a single arc in the left
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect® and/or right rear region and the system will produce a
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understand- tone. As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
display will show the single arc moving closer to the
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this vehicle and the tone will change from a single 1/2 second
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Ve- tone to slow, to fast, to continuous.
hicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic
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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)
Front Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
(Chime)
Greater than 79
in (200 cm)
Greater than 47
in (120 cm)
None
Arcs
Radio Volume
Reduced
None
No
WARNING
79-45 in
(200-115 cm)
47-39 in
(120-100 cm)
Single 1/2
Second Tone
(for rear only)
4th Solid
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense® will reduce the volume of the radio,
if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
ALERTS
45-31 in
(115-80 cm)
39-25 in
(100-65 cm)
Slow (for rear
only)
31-18 in
(80-45 cm)
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than 18 in
(45 cm)
Less than 12 in
(30 cm)
Continuous
3rd Solid
Yes
2nd Flashing
Yes
1st Flashing
Yes
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Front Park Assist Audible Alerts
Enabling And Disabling Front And/Or Rear
ParkSense®
ParkSense® will turn off the Front Park Assist audible
alert (chime) after approximately three seconds when an Front ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with the
obstacle has been detected, the vehicle is stationary, and Front ParkSense® switch.
brake pedal is applied.
Rear ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with the
Rear ParkSense® switch.
Adjustable Chime Volume Settings
When the Front or Rear ParkSense® switch is
pressed to disable the system, the instrument
cluster will display the “PARKSENSE OFF”
If Uconnect® System is equipped, chime volume settings
message for approximately five seconds. Refer
will not be accessible from the EVIC.
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in
The chime volume settings include LOW, MEDIUM, and “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
HIGH. The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM. information.
Front and Rear chime volume settings can be selected
from the EVIC or Uconnect® System — if equipped.
ParkSense® will retain its last known configuration state
through ignition cycles.
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When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the Front
or Rear system is disabled, the EVIC will display the
⬙FRONT PARKSENSE OFF⬙ or ⬙REAR PARKSENSE OFF⬙
message for five seconds, followed by a car graphic with
⬙OFF⬙ in the corresponding side. This car graphic will be
displayed for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
NOTE: Arc alerts from the enabled ParkSense® system,
will interrupt the five second messages, and the EVIC
will display the car graphic with the corresponding arcs
and ⬙OFF⬙ message.
The Front or Rear ParkSense® switch LED will be ON
when Front or Rear ParkSense® is disabled or requires
service. The Front or Rear ParkSense® switch LED will
be OFF when the Front or Rear system is enabled. If the
Front or Rear ParkSense® switch is pressed, and the
system requires service, the Front or Rear ParkSense®
switch LED will blink momentarily, and then the LED
will be ON.
Service The ParkSense® Park Assist System
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® System
has detected a faulted condition, the instrument cluster
will actuate a single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it
will display the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE
REAR SENSORS⬙, ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE
FRONT SENSORS⬙, or the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message for five seconds.
When the shift lever is moved to Reverse and the system
has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will display a
⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙,
⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙
or ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
pop up message for five seconds. After five seconds, a car
graphic will be displayed with ⬙UNAVAILABLE⬙ at either the front or rear sensor location depending on where
the fault is detected. The system will continue to provide
arc alerts for the side that is functioning properly. These
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arc alerts will interrupt the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙, ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙, or ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ messages if an object
is detected within the five second pop-up duration. The
car graphic will remain displayed for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
If ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙
or ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙ appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) make sure the outer surface and the
underside of the rear fascia/bumper and/or front fascia/
bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other
obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the message
continues to appear see an authorized dealer.
If the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message appears in the EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
Cleaning The ParkSense® System
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 front and rear bumper are 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®.
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• When you turn Front or Rear ParkSense® off, the
instrument cluster will display “FRONT PARKSENSE
OFF” or “REAR PARKSENSE OFF.” Furthermore,
once you turn Front or Rear ParkSense® off, it remains
off until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the
ignition key.
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and Front or Rear ParkSense® is turned off,
the instrument cluster will display ⬙FRONT
PARKSENSE OFF⬙ or ⬙REAR PARKSENSE OFF⬙ message for five seconds, followed by a car graphic with
⬙OFF⬙ in the corresponding side. This car graphic will
be displayed for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
properly. The ParkSense® system might not detect an
obstacle behind or in front of the fascia/bumper, or it
could provide a false indication that an obstacle is
behind or in front of the fascia/bumper.
• Use the ParkSense® switch to turn the ParkSense®
system off if obstacles such as bicycle carriers, trailer
hitches, etc. are placed within 18 in (45 cm) from the
rear fascia/bumper. Failure to do so can result in the
system misinterpreting a close obstacle as a sensor
problem, causing the “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
SERVICE REQUIRED” message to be displayed in the
instrument cluster.
• ParkSense®, when on, will reduce the volume of the • On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense®
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
radio when it is sounding a tone.
or open position. A lowered tailgate could provide a
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care
false indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• ParkSense® is only a parking aid and it is unable to
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using ParkSense®.
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using ParkSense®. Always check carefully
behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure
to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles,
obstructions, and blind spots before backing up.
You are responsible for safety and must continue to
pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so
can result in serious injury or death.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Before using ParkSense®, it is strongly recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the
vehicle is not used for towing. Failure to do so can
result in injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles
because the hitch ball will be much closer to the
obstacle than the rear fascia when the loudspeaker
sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors
could detect the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false
indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see a image of the
rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever the shift
lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be displayed
in the rearview mirror display (if equipped) or
Uconnect® screen (if equipped) along with a caution note
to “check entire surroundings” across the top of the
screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
The ParkView® camera is located to the left of the
tailgate handle.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera
delay turned OFF), the rear camera mode is exited and
the navigation or audio screen appears again.
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When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera The following table shows the approximate distances for
delay turned ON), The rear camera image will be dis- each zone:
played for up to 10 seconds after shifting out of ⬙REZones
Distance to the rear of
VERSE⬙ unless the forward vehicle speed exceeds 8 mph
the vehicle
(13 km/h), the transmission is shifted into ⬙PARK⬙ or the
ignition is switched to the OFF position.
Red
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
Yellow
1
ft
- 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
When enabled, active guide lines are overlaid on the
Green
3 ft or greater (1 m or
image to illustrate the width of the vehicle and its
greater)
projected backup path based on the steering wheel
position. The active guide lines will show separate zones
that will help indicate the distance to the rear of the
vehicle.
For further information about how to access and change
the programmable features of the Parkview® Rear
Backup Camera, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView® to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/her
shoulder when using ParkView®.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds
up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water,
and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView® should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView® camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
(Continued)
The overhead console is located on the headliner above
the review mirror. The overhead console contains the
following features:
• Courtesy/Reading Lights
• Power Sunroof Switch — If Equipped
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• Power Sliding Rear Window Switch — If Equipped
• Universal Garage Door Opener — If Equipped
door is opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the
courtesy light position (full right position), or when the
UNLOCK button is pressed on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter, if equipped. These lights are also
operated individually as reading lights by pressing on
the corresponding lens.
Overhead Console
Courtesy/Reading Lights
Both lights in the overhead console and rear passenger
compartment will illuminate as courtesy lights when a
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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.
The HomeLink® buttons that are located in the overhead
console designate the three different HomeLink® channels.
Rear Passenger Courtesy/Reading Light
NOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pressed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interior
lights are left on after the ignition is turned OFF, they will
automatically turn off after 15 minutes.
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Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
Ensure your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
before you begin programming.
For efficient programming and accurate transmission of
the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that a new
battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the
device that is being programmed to the HomeLink®
system.
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and press and hold the two outside HomeLink®
HomeLink® Buttons
buttons (I and III) for up to 20 seconds. The Electronic
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Secu- Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display “CLEARrity Alarm is active.
ING CHANNELS.” Release the buttons when the EVIC
displays “CHANNELS CLEARED.”
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NOTE:
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when
programming HomeLink® for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
Programming A Rolling Code
For programming garage door openers that were manufactured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
Training The Garage Door Opener
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door 1 — Door Opener
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to 2 — Training Button
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
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1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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.
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.
4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHAN- step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
NEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons.
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
NOTE:
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two
seconds each time). The EVIC will display “CHAN• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
NEL # TRANSMIT.” If the garage door opener/device
for the channel to train.
activates, programming is complete.
• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not actiStep 2.
vate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
complete the training.
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To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, Programming A Non-Rolling Code
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
erase the channels.
before 1995.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
2. Place the hand - held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8
follow these steps:
cm) away from the HomeLink® button you wish to
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
program.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink®
the EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do not
button you want to program and the hand - held
release the button.
transmitter button.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- 4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display
ming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHANsteps.
NEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons.
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2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
not release the button.
for the channel to train.
NOTE:
• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from 3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Non-Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all
Step 2.
remaining steps.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button.
The EVIC will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT.” If Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
the garage door opener/device activates, program- For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
ming is complete.
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, several seconds of transmission.
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sigerase the channels.
nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transmission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
follow these steps:
time-out in the same manner.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
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It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling NOTE:
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
door or gate motor.
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 device is plugged in and activates, programming is
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink®
complete.
button while you press and release (“cycle”), your
hand - held transmitter every two seconds.
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display programming, plug it back in at this time.
changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons.
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Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
Security
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
follow these steps:
in your vehicle.
To erase the channels press and hold the two outside
HomeLink® buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds. The
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display
the EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do not
“CLEARING CHANNELS.” Release the buttons when
release the button.
the EVIC displays “CHANNELS CLEARED.”
3. Without releasing the button proceed with The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
follow all remaining steps.
Troubleshooting Tips
Using HomeLink®
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
To operate, press and release the programmed here are some of the most common solutions:
HomeLink® button. Activation will now occur for the
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate opera- • Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
also be used at any time.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
remember to plug it back in?
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
WARNING!
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.
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.
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General Information
NOTE:
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry • The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not extwo conditions:
pressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
device.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
• The term IC before the certification/registration numreceived including interference that may cause undeber only signifies that Industry Canada technical specisired operation.
fications were met.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
The power sunroof switch is located on the overhead
console between the courtesy/reading lights.
Power Sunroof Switch
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Never leave the
Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location
accessible to children. Do not leave the ignition of
a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in
the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped
by the power sunroof while operating the power
sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured.
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Opening Sunroof — Express
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a
partially opened condition until the switch is pushed and
held rearward again.
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
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.
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will open automatically from any
position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express
Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch
will stop the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof — Express
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.
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Pinch Protect Feature
Sunshade Operation
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.
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result
in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be
a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled.
Press and hold close switch to fully close sunroof.
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.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Press and release the Vent button within one half second
and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
Wind Buffeting
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Sunroof Maintenance
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean The auxiliary 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlets can provide
the glass panel.
power for in-cab accessories designed for use with the
standard “cigar lighter” plug. The 12 Volt power outlets
Ignition Off Operation
have a cap attached to the outlet indicating “12V DC,”
The power sunroof switch will remain active for up to together with either a key symbol or a battery symbol.
approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch is
turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door A key symbol indicates that the key must be in the
ON/RUN or ACC positions for the outlet to provide
will cancel this feature.
power. The battery symbol indicates that the outlet is
NOTE: Ignition Off time is programmable through the connected to the battery, and can provide power at all
Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings/ times.
Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding
NOTE: To ensure proper operation, a MOPAR® knob
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
and element must be used.
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The auxiliary power outlets can be found in the following • Lower left and lower right of the center stack when
locations:
equipped with a bench seat.
CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watts (13 Amps) power
rating is exceeded, the fuse protecting the system
will need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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• Center console when equipped with bucket seats.
• Inside the upper lid of the center storage compartment
— if equipped.
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Power Outlet — Center Console
Power Outlet — Upper Lid
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• Rear of the center console storage compartment — All accessories connected to the outlet(s) should be
Quad Cab® or Crew Cab.
removed or turned off when the vehicle is not in use to
protect the battery against discharge.
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 — Rear Center Console
The key symbol indicates that this outlet can supply
power when the key is in the ON/RUN or ACC positions.
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CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
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 discharge 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
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF
EQUIPPED
A removable ash receiver and cigar lighter are available.
For vehicles with a bench seat the cupholder tray can be
used to hold the ash receiver.
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POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
A 115 Volt (150 Watts Maximum) outlet is located on the
center stack of the instrument panel, to the right of the
radio. This outlet can power cellular phones, electronics
and other low power devices requiring power up to 150
Watts. Certain high-end video games, such as Playstation3 and XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as will
most power tools.
Optional Floor Shifter
1 — Cigar Lighter
2 — Ash Receiver
The power inverter is designed with built-in overload
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded,
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset.
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WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
CUPHOLDERS
Front Seat Cupholders (40–20–40 Seats)
Power Inverter Outlet
The cupholders are located on the backside of the center
To turn on the power outlet, simply plug in the device. portion of the front seat (20). Fold down the center
The outlet automatically turns off when the device is section of the front seat to gain access to the cupholders.
unplugged.
NOTE: Due to built-in overload protection, the power
inverter will shut down if the power rating is exceeded.
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Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor
Mounted Shifter
Rear Cupholder — Quad Cab®
Quad Cab® vehicles may be equipped with a rear
For vehicles equipped with bucket seats there are two cupholder that consists of two cup wells for rear passencupholders located in the floor console.
ger convenience.
Cupholders
Rear Cup Wells
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Crew Cab vehicles may be equipped with a rear cupCrew Cab vehicles are equipped with rear cupholders holder that consists of two cup wells for rear passenger
convenience.
located in the center armrest.
Rear Cupholder — Crew Cab
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Rear Cup Wells
Crew Cab Rear Armrest Cupholder
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STORAGE
Glove Compartment
The glove compartment is located on the passenger side
of the instrument panel and features both an upper and
lower storage area.
Glove Compartment
1 — Upper Glove Compartment
2 — Lower Glove Compartment
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To open the upper glove compartment push upward on To open the lower glove compartment, pull on the handle
the handle release. The glove compartment door will to release the latch and lower the glove compartment
automatically open.
door.
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Lower Glove Compartment
Upper Glove Compartment
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Door Storage
Rear Door Storage — Crew Cab
Front Door Storage — If Equipped
Storage compartments are located in both the driver and
passenger door trim panels.
Storage areas and bottle holders (drivers side only) are
located in the door trim panels.
Rear Door Storage
Front Door Storage
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Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped
WARNING!
The center storage compartment is located between the
driver and passenger seats. The storage compartment
provides an armrest and contains both and upper and
lower storage area.
• This armrest is not a seat. Anyone seated on the
armrest could be seriously injured during vehicle
operation, or a collision. Only use the center seating position when the armrest is fully upright.
• In a collision, the latch may open if the total weight
of the items stored exceeds about 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
These items could be thrown about endangering
occupants of the vehicle. Items stored should not
exceed a total of 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
Pull on the upper handle on the front of the armrest to
raise the cover. The upper storage area contains a 12 Volt
power outlet that can be used to power small electrical
devices, refer to “Electrical Power Outlets” for further
information.
Center Storage Compartment
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Upper Storage Compartment
Lower Storage Bin
With the upper lid closed, pull on the lower handle to
open the lower storage bin.
WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Driving with the
console compartment lid open may result in injury in
a collision.
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To open in-floor storage bin, lift upward on the handle of
In-floor storage bins are located in front of the second the latch and open the lid.
row seats and can be used for extra storage. The storage NOTE: The front seat may have to be moved forward to
bins have removable liners that can be easily removed for fully open the lid.
cleaning.
Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin — If Equipped
In-Floor Storage Bin And Latch
Opened Storage Bin
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Seatback Storage
Storage (Regular Cab)
Located in the back of both the driver and passenger The storage bin is located behind the front seats and runs
front seats are pockets that can be used for storage.
the length of the cab.
Drivers Side Seatback Storage
Storage Bin
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Storage and Seats (Crew Cab)
CAUTION!
The Crew Cab models provide additional storage under
the rear seats. Lift the seats to access the storage compartment.
To open the storage compartments, lift upward on the
handle of the latch and open the lid.
Crew Cab Storage
Always lift the storage compartment lids by using
the handle. Failure to lift the lids by using the handle
can result in damage to the lids.
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Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Regular Cab
Models)
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Defroster
Retainer hooks which will hold plastic grocery bag
handles are built into the back panel of the cab, behind
the rear seat.
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control panel. 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.
Grocery Bag Hooks
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
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Rear Window Switch
Push the switch to the right to open the glass. Pull the
switch to the left to close the glass.
Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
The switch for the power sliding rear window is located
on the overhead console.
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Unfolding the Load Floor
Manual Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
A locking device in the center of the window helps to 1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position.
prevent entry from the rear of the vehicle. Squeeze the
lock to release the window.
FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR — IF EQUIPPED
Quad Cab® and Crew Cab models with a 60/40 rear seat
may be equipped with a folding load floor.
WARNING!
Do not operate the vehicle with loose items stored on
the load floor. While driving or in an accident you
may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration,
or sharp turns. Loose objects stored on the load floor
may move around with force and strike occupants,
resulting in serious or fatal injury.
Unfolding The Load Floor
2. Grasp the knob on the load floor and lift the knob until
the load floor unfolds into position.
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Positioning the Load Floor for Storage Access Under the
Seat
1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position.
2. Unsnap the securing snap located at either side of the
load floor.
3. Lift the load floor up to access storage under the load
floor.
WARNING!
Load Floor In Open Position
3. Reverse the procedure to store the load floor.
Do not drive with the load floor in the up position.
When stopping fast or in an accident, the load floor
could move to the down position causing serious
injury.
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PICKUP BOX
The pickup box has many features designed for utility
and convenience.
Load Floor Securing Straps
4. Reverse the procedure to put the load floor back in the
secured down position before you operate the vehicle.
Pick Up Box Features
1 — Upper Load Floor Indents
2 — Bulk Head Dividers
3 — Cleats
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NOTE: If you are installing a Toolbox, Ladder Rack or
Headache Rack at the front of the Pickup Box, you must
use Mopar Box Reinforcement Brackets that are available
from your authorized dealer.
You can carry wide building materials (sheets of plywood, etc.) by building a raised load floor. Place lumber
across the box in the indentations provided above the
wheel housings and in the bulkhead dividers to form the
floor.
WARNING!
• The pickup box is intended for load carrying purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit in
seats and use seat belts.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Care should always be exercised when operating a
vehicle with unrestrained cargo. Vehicle speeds
may need to be reduced. Severe turns or rough
roads may cause shifting or bouncing of the cargo
that may result in vehicle damage. If wide building
materials are to be frequently carried, the installation of a support is recommended. This will restrain the cargo and transfer the load to the pickup
box floor.
• If you wish to carry more than 600 lbs (272 kg) of
material suspended above the wheelhouse, supports must be installed to transfer the weight of the
load to the pickup box floor or vehicle damage may
result. The use of proper supports will permit
loading up to the rated payload.
• Unrestrained cargo may be thrown forward in an
accident causing serious or fatal injury.
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There are stampings in the sheet metal on the inner side
bulkheads of the box in front of and behind both wheel
housings. Place wooden boards across the box from side
to side to create separate load compartments in the
pickup box.
NOTE: If the vehicle speed remains below 8 mph
(13 km/h), the cargo camera image will be displayed
continuously until deactivated by touching the
Uconnect® display.
The Cargo Camera is located in the bottom center area of
There are four tie-down cleats bolted to the lower sides of the center high-mounted stoplamp (CHMSL).
the pickup box that can sustain loads up to 1000 lbs NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds
(450 kg) total.
up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water,
and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
Cargo Camera — If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with the Cargo Camera Turning Cargo Camera On Or Off — With
that allows you to see a image of the inside of the pickup Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN
box. The image will be displayed in the Uconnect®
1. Press the “Controls” soft-key located on the bottom of
screen.
the Uconnect® display.
A display timer is initiated when the cargo camera image
2. Press the “Cargo Camera” soft-key to turn the Cargo
is displayed. The image will continue to be displayed
Camera system ON.
until the display timer exceeds 10 seconds and the vehicle
speed is above 8 mph (13 km/h) or the image is deactivated by touching the Uconnect® display.
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RAMBOX® — IF EQUIPPED
The RamBox® system is an integrated pickup box storage and cargo management system consisting of three
features:
• Integrated box side storage bins
• Cargo extender/divider
• Bed rail tie-down system
RamBox® Integrated Box Side Storage Bins
Cargo storage bins are located on both sides of the pickup
box. The cargo storage bins provide watertight, lockable,
NOTE: The Cargo Camera image may be deactivated by illuminated storage for up to 150 lbs (68 kg) for 1500
touching the Uconnect® display. The previous selected series vehicles or 300 lbs (136 kg) for 2500 and 3500 series
vehicles of evenly distributed cargo.
screen will appear.
Cargo Camera Soft-Key
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow the following items could cause
damage to the vehicle:
• Assure that all cargo inside the storage bins is
properly secured.
• Do not exceed cargo weight rating of 150 lb (68 kg)
1500 series vehicles or 300 lbs (136 kg) for 2500 and
3500 series vehicles per bin.
RamBox® Cargo Storage Bins
To open a storage bin with the RamBox® unlocked, press
and release the button located on the lid. The RamBox®
lid will open upward to allow hand access. Lift the lid to
fully open.
NOTE: RamBox® will not open when the pushbutton is
pressed if the RamBox® is locked.
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RamBox® Pushbutton And Lock
RamBox® Light Switch
The interior of the RamBox® will automatically illuminate when the lid is opened. In addition to the automatic
illumination switch, there is a manual on/off switch
located at the rear of each storage bin. Pushing the switch
once will turn off the bin lights, pushing the switch again
will turn the lights back on.
CAUTION!
Leaving the lid open for extended periods of time
could cause the vehicle battery to discharge. If the lid
is required to stay open for extended periods of time,
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CAUTION! (Continued)
it is recommended that the bin lights be turned off
manually using the on/off switch.
Cargo bins feature two removable drain plugs (to allow
water to drain from bins). To remove plug, pull up on the
edge. To install push plug downward into drain hole.
NOTE: Provisions are provided in the bins for cargo
dividers and shelf supports. These accessories (in addition to other RamBox® accessories) are available from
MOPAR®.
Locking And Unlocking RamBox®
Press and release the LOCK or UNLOCK button on the
RKE transmitter to lock and unlock all doors, the tailgate
and the RamBox® (if equipped). Refer to “Remote Keyless Entry” for further details.The RamBox® storage bins
can be locked using the vehicle key. To lock and unlock
the storage bin, insert the key into the keyhole on the
pushbutton and turn clockwise to lock or counterclockwise to unlock. Always return the key to the upright
(vertical) position before removing the key from the
pushbutton.
CAUTION!
• Ensure cargo bin lids are closed and latched before
moving or driving vehicle.
• Loads applied to the top of the bin lid should be
minimized to prevent damage to the lid and
latching/hinging mechanisms.
• Damage to the RamBox® bin may occur due to
heavy/sharp objects placed in bin that shift due to
vehicle motion. In order to minimize potential for
damage, secure all cargo to prevent movement and
protect inside surfaces of bin from heavy/sharp
objects with appropriate padding.
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RamBox® Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release
Carefully follow these warnings to help prevent personal Lever — If Equipped
As a security measure, a Storage Bin Cover Emergency
injury or damage to your vehicle:
Release is built into the storage bin cover latching mechanism.
WARNING!
RamBox® Safety Warning
• Always close the storage bin covers when your
vehicle is unattended.
• Do not allow children to have access to the storage
bins. Once in the storage bin, young children may
not be able to escape. If trapped in the storage bin,
children can die from suffocation or heat stroke.
• In an accident, serious injury could result if the
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin covers
open.
• Keep the storage bin covers closed and latched
while the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
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NOTE: In the event of an individual being locked inside 1. Make sure the center handle is unlocked using the
vehicle key and rotate the center handle vertically to
the storage bin, the storage bin cover can be opened from
release the extender side gates.
inside of the bin by pulling on the glow-in-the-dark lever
attached to the storage bin cover latching mechanism.
Bed Extender — If Equipped
The bed extender has three functional positions:
• Storage Position
• Divider Position
• Extender Position
Storage Position
The storage position for the bed extender is at the front of
the truck bed which maximizes the bed cargo area when
Center Handle And Lock
not in use.
1 — Center Handle Lock
To install the bed extender into the storage position,
perform the following:
2 — Handle
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2. With the side gates open, position the extender fully
forward in the bed against the front panel.
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Cargo Tie Down Loop
4. Rotate the center handle horizontally to secure the side
gates in the closed position.
Storage Position
3. Rotate the side gates closed allowing the outboard
ends to be positioned in front of the cargo tie down
loops.
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Divider Position
The divider position is intended for managing your cargo
and assisting in keeping cargo from moving around the
bed. There are 11 divider slots along the bed inner panels
which allow for various positions to assist in managing
your cargo.
To install the bed extender into a divider position perform the following:
1. Make sure the center handle is unlocked using the
vehicle key and rotate the center handle vertically to
release the extender side gates.
Side Gates Closed
5. Lock the center handle using the vehicle key to secure
the panel into place.
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Center Handle And Lock
Aligning Gate To Slots
3. Rotate the side gates closed so that the outboard ends
are secured into the intended slots of the bed.
1 — Center Handle Lock
2 — Handle
2. With the side gates open, position the extender so the
outboard ends align with the intended slots in the
sides of the bed.
4. Rotate the center handle horizontally to secure the side
gates in the closed position.
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additional cargo room is needed. The extender position
utilizes a locating pin and rotating handle located on both
sides of the truck bed near the tailgate.
Side Gates Closed
5. Lock the center handle to secure the panel into place.
Extender Position
Extender Position
The extender position allows you to load the bed of the To install the bed extender into the extender position
truck beyond the tail gate. The bed extender will add an perform the following:
additional 15 in (38 cm) in the back of the truck when
1. Lower the tailgate.
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2. Make sure the center handle is unlocked and rotate the 4. Rotate the handles to the horizontal position to secure
center handle vertically in order to release the exinto place.
tender side gates.
3. Fit the end of the side gate ends onto the pin and
handle.
3
Locking Tab
Extender Installation
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Bed Rail Tie-Down System
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of potential injury or property
damage:
• Cargo must be secured.
• Do not exceed cargo load rating of your vehicle.
• Secure all loads to truck utilizing cargo tie downs.
• Extender should not be used as cargo tie down.
• When vehicle is in motion do not exceed 150 lbs
(68 kg) load on the tailgate.
• The bed extender is not intended for off road use.
• When not in use, the extender/divider should be in
stowed or divider position with the tailgate closed.
• When in use all handles are to be in the locked
position.
CAUTION!
The maximum load per cleat should not exceed
250 lbs (113 kg) and the angle of the load on each cleat
should not exceed 45 degrees above horizontal, or
damage to the cleat or cleat rail may occur.
There are two adjustable cleats on each side of the bed
that can be used to assist in securing cargo.
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out on the cleat and slide it to the detent nearest the
desired location. Make sure the cleat is seated in the
detent and tighten the nut.
3
Adjustable Cleats
Each cleat must be located and tightened down in one of
the detents, along either rail, in order to keep cargo
properly secure.
1 — Utility Rail Detent
To move the cleat to any position on the rail, turn the nut 2 — Cleat Retainer Nut
3 — Utility Rail Cleat
counterclockwise, approximately three turns. Then pull
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To remove the cleats from the utility rail, remove the end SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
cap screw located in the center of the end cap, using a
Camper Applications
#T30 Torx® head driver. Remove the end cap and slide
Certain truck models are not recommended for slide-in
the cleat off the end of the rail.
campers. To determine if your vehicle is excluded, please
refer to the “Consumer Information Truck-Camper Loading” document available from your authorized dealer.
For safety reasons, follow all instructions in this important document.
NOTE: When a cap or pickup camper is installed on a
vehicle, an alternate Center High-Mounted Stop Light
(CHMSL) must be provided.
Utility Rail End Cap
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EASY-OFF TAILGATE
Disconnecting the Rear Camera or Remote
To simplify mounting of a camper unit with an overhang, Keyless Entry — If Equipped
the tailgate can be removed.
1. Open the tailgate to access the rear camera or RKE
connector bracket located on the rear sill.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a rear camera or
RKE the electrical connector must be disconnected prior
to removing the tailgate.
Connector Bracket
2. Remove the connector bracket from the sill by pressing inward in the locking tab.
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5. Connect the tailgate plug (provided in the glove box)
to the tailgate wiring harness to ensure that the
terminals do not corrode.
6. Tape the tailgate harness and bracket against the
forward-facing surface of the tailgate. This will prevent damaging the connector and bracket when storing or reinstalling the tailgate.
Removing The Tailgate
Locking Tab
1. Disconnect the wiring harness for the rear camera and
or power locks (if equipped), refer to “Disconnecting
the Rear Camera — If Equipped” in this section.
3. Disconnect the chassis wiring harness, ensuring the 2. Unlatch the tailgate and remove the support cables by
connector bracket does not fall into the sill.
releasing the lock tang from the pivot.
4. Connect the chassis plug and bracket (provided in the NOTE: Make sure tailgate is supported when removing
glove box) to the chassis wiring harness and insert the support cables.
bracket back into the sill.
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6. Remove the tailgate from the vehicle.
NOTE: Do not carry the tailgate loose in the truck
pickup box.
WARNING!
To avoid inhaling carbon monoxide, which is deadly,
the exhaust system on vehicles equipped with “Cap
or Slide-In Campers” should extend beyond the
overhanging camper compartment and be free of
leaks.
Locking Tang
Locking Tailgate
3. Raise the tailgate to a 45 degree angle.
The lock is located next to the tailgate handle. The
4. Raise the right side of the tailgate until the right side tailgate can be locked using the vehicle key or by locking
the truck with the key-fob if equipped with remote
pivot clears the hanger bracket.
keyless entry.
5. Slide the entire tailgate to the right to free the left side
pivot.
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TRI-FOLD TONNEAU COVER — IF EQUIPPED
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Removal
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Tri-Fold Tonneau To remove the Tonneau Cover follow the following steps:
Cover which consists of different features:
1. Lower the tailgate to gain access to the first set of two
tonneau cover clamps located on the driver and pas• Easy Tri-Fold cover
sengers bottom side of the tonneau cover.
• Tonneau fore aft locator
• Crosscar inside bed locator
• Front and rear clamps
• Stowage strap
• Locking Capability
NOTE: The Tonneau Cover can be folded up and secured
at the front of the box without removing completely.
Clamped Position
NOTE: If clamp wire is damaged replace immediately.
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2. Pull down on the first set of clamps on both driver and
passenger sides to the semi clamped position.
3
Proper Released Position
NOTE: Be sure the clamp and clamp wire is in the
proper released position.
Semi Clamped Position
3. Pull down on the clamp wire and push the clamp up
into the proper released position.
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4. Pick up on the tonneau cover and fold it back into the
second panel.
5. Pick up on the cover and fold it back into the third
panel.
6. Once in the third panel position pull down on the
second set of clamps on both driver and passenger
sides to the semi clamped position.
Improper Clamp Wire Released Position
CAUTION!
Make sure the tonneau cover clamp and clamp wire
is in the proper released position. If the clamp and
clamp wire is not properly released, damage to the
tonneau cover material will result.
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3
Semi Clamped Position
Proper Released Position
7. Pull down on the clamp wire and push the clamp up 8. Be sure to clip both stowage straps together to insure
into the proper released position.
the cover stays together.
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Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Installation
To install the Tonneau Cover follow the following steps:
1. Position the folded Tonneau Cover on the truck bed
and push the Cover forward against the front of the
truck bed. The Tonneau Cover centers itself when
placed on the vehicle.
2. Pull down on the first set of clamp handles to release
the clamps from the stowed position.
Stowage Strap
9. With two people remove the cover.
NOTE: Be sure the Tonneau Cover has been folded
completely before removing.
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3. Push clamp wires up and under the flange of box (or
flange of Ram Box rail, if equipped) to the semi
clamped position.
3
Stowed Position
Semi Clamped Position
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4. Push clamp handles upward to the clamped position NOTE: Once clamped, be sure the clamps are not parto properly engage the clamps.
tially clamped to the truck bed flange.
Clamped Position
Improper Clamp Position
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5. Disengage the stowage straps.
7. Completely unfold the Tonneau Cover.
6. Unfold Tonneau Cover to the intermediate position.
NOTE: The vehicle cannot be driven when the Tonneau
Cover is in this position.
3
Fully Unfolded Position
Intermediate Position (Vehicle Cannot Be Driven)
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8. Pull down on the second set of clamp handles to 9. Push clamp wires up and under the flange of box (or
release the clamps from the stowed position.
flange of Ram Box rail, if equipped) to the semi
clamped position.
Stowed Position
Semi Clamped Position
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10. Push clamp handles upward to the clamped position NOTE: Once clamped, be sure the clamps are not parto properly engage the clamps.
tially clamped to the truck bed flange.
3
Clamped Position
Improper Clamp Position
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The Tonneau Cover clamps can be locked when in the
clamped position by placing a lock through the locking
hole.
CAUTION!
It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure the Tonneau
Cover is properly installed on the vehicle. Failure to
follow this procedure can result in detachment of the
Tonneau Cover from the vehicle and/or damage to
the vehicle/Tonneau Cover.
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Cleaning
For proper cleaning of the Tonneau Cover use MOPAR®
Whitewall & Vinyl Top Cleaner and MOPAR® Leather &
Vinyl Conditioner/Protectant.
Locking Hole
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CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .281
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — MIDLINE . . . . . . .282
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM . . . . . . .283
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .284
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays — 3.5” Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays — 7” Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
▫ EVIC Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
▫ Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
▫ Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items . . . . . . . .335
䡵 Uconnect® SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
▫ Hard-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
▫ Soft-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
䡵 Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .357
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䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED . .357
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .359
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .360
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
▫ Manual Climate Controls Without Touchscreen —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
▫ Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
▫ Automatic Climate Controls With Touchscreen —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Summer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
▫ Winter Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
▫ Vacation/Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
▫ Window Fogging and Frosting . . . . . . . . . . . .380
▫ Outside Air Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
▫ Operating Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
4
1 — Headlight Switch
7 — 115v Power Inverter Outlet
2
3
4
5
6
8 — Power Outlet — If Equipped
9 — Lower Switch Bank
10 — Instrument Panel Drawer
11 — Climate Controls
12 — Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter — If
Equipped
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—
—
—
—
Instrument Cluster
Radio
Hazard Switch
Upper Glove Compartment
Lower Glove Compartment
13 — Gear Selector/Transfer Case Position
Switch — If Equipped
14 — Ignition Switch
15 — Hood Release
16 — Parking Brake Release
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — MIDLINE
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
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If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the anti-lock portion of the brake system is
1. Tachometer
not functioning and that service is required. However,
The tachometer indicates engine speed in Revolutions the conventional brake system will continue to operate
Per Minute (RPM x 1000).
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
CAUTION!
Do not operate the engine with the tachometer
pointer at high RPM for extended periods. Engine
operation over 3200 RPM (Redline) can result in
significant damage that will not be covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of anti-lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
3. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part
of an onboard diagnostic (OBDII) system
which monitors the emissions and engine conThis light monitors the Anti-lock Brake System
trol system. If the vehicle is ready for emissions
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
testing,
the
light will come on when the ignition is first
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
turned
on
and
remain on, as a bulb check, until the
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
engine is started. If the vehicle is not ready for emissions
2. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
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testing the light will come on when the ignition is first
turned on and remain on for 15 seconds, then blink for 5
seconds, and remain on until the vehicle is started. If the
bulb does not come on during starting, have the condition investigated promptly.
If this light comes on and remains on while driving, it
suggests a potential engine control problem and the need
for system service.
Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
4. 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: The voltmeter may show a gauge fluctuation at
• A continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is various engine temperatures. This cycling operation is
driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn caused by the post-heat cycle of the intake manifold
heater system. The number of cycles and the length of the
signal on.
cycling operation is controlled by the engine control
• Check for an inoperative outside light bulb if either module. Post-heat operation can run for several minutes,
indicator remains on and does not flash, or flashes at and then the electrical system and voltmeter needle will
a rapid rate.
stabilize.
5. Voltmeter
6. Brake Warning Light
NOTE:
When the engine is running, the gauge indicates
This light monitors various brake functions,
the electrical system voltage. The pointer should
including brake fluid level and parking brake
stay within the normal range if the battery is charged. If
application. If the brake light turns on it may
the pointer moves to either extreme left or right and
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
remains there during normal driving, the electrical sys- the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
tem should be serviced.
the Anti-lock Brake System reservoir.
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
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hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necesBrake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake sary.
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
WARNING!
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop. dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capac- a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
ity 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 ABS, are also equipped with
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). In the event of
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has an EBD failure, the Brake Warning Light will turn on
along with the ABS Light. Immediate repair to the ABS
dropped below a specified level.
system is required.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level condiON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for aptions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
proximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
the brake fluid level checked.
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unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is 8. Seat Belt Reminder Light
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
When the ignition switch is first turned to
inspected by an authorized dealer.
ON/RUN, this light will turn on for four to
eight seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
check, if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN posichime
will
sound. After the bulb check or when driving,
tion.
if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled, the seat belt
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is reminder light will flash or remain on continuously. Refer
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
7. High Beam Indicator
This light shows that the high beam headlights
are on. Push the multifunction control lever
away from you to switch the headlights to high
beam. Pull the lever toward you to switch the headlights
back to low beam. If the driver’s door is open, and the
headlights or park lights are left on, the high beam
indicator light will remain illuminated and a chime will
sound.
9. 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 ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized dealer
as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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10. Oil Pressure Gauge — If Equipped
13. Cargo Light — If Equipped
The pointer should always indicate some oil presThe cargo light will illuminate when the cargo
sure when the engine is running. A continuous high or
light is activated by pressing the cargo light
low reading under normal driving conditions may indibutton on the headlight switch.
cate a lubrication system malfunction. Immediate service
14. Fuel Gauge
should be obtained from an authorized dealer.
Shows level of fuel in tank when ignition switch is in the
11. Speedometer
ON/RUN position.
The speedometer shows the vehicle speed in miles per
15. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
hour and/or kilometers per hour (mph/km/h).
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxi12. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
This indicator will illuminate when the park
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
lights or headlights are turned on.
until the vehicle is disarmed.
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16. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
Equipped
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the low tire pressure telltale.
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
tires.)
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
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
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
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of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
NOTE: The TPMS telltale is also accompanied by a “Low
Tire” message in the odometer (Base Cluster), or in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) screen indicating “Low Tire” for EVIC enabled clusters.
17. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front
fog lights are on.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
18. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster. For further information, refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
19. Shift Lever Indicator
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
automatic transmission.
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NOTE: The highest available transmission gear is dis- 22. TOW/HAUL
played in the lower right corner of the Electronic Vehicle
The TOW HAUL button is located on the center
Information Center (EVIC) whenever the Electronic
stack upper switch bank. This light will illumiRange Select (ERS) feature is active. Use the +/- selector
nate when TOW HAUL mode is selected.
on the shift lever to activate ERS. Refer to “Automatic
Transmission” in “Starting And Operating” for further 23. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
information.
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
20. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Menu
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster. For further information, refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
21. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON/RUN 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.
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The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher tempera• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC ture when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
to ON/RUN.
NOTE:
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the
ESC system will be ON, even if it was turned 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.
24. Temperature Gauge
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealer for service.
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
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26. Electric Power Steering Malfunction Warning Light
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
Vehicle.” Follow the warnings under the “Cooling
System Pressure Cap” paragraph.
This telltale is on when the Electric Power
Steering is not operating and needs service.
27. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
light will come on when the ignition is first
turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
25. Stop/Start – If Equipped
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button the system checked by an authorized dealer.
until the Stop/Start icon is highlighted in the
EVIC. Press and release the SELECT/RIGHT If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
arrow button to display the Stop/Start status.
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
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If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
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. You may experience reduced performance, an
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
28. Air Suspension Normal Ride Height Indicator Lamp
– If Equipped
This light will illuminate when the air suspension system
is set to the Normal Ride Height setting. For further
information, refer to “Air Suspension System” in “Starting And Operating”.
30. Air Suspension Off-Road 2 Indicator Lamp – If
Equipped
This light will illuminate when the air suspension system
is set to the Off-Road 2 setting. For further information,
refer to “Air Suspension System” in “Starting And
Operating”.
31. 4 LOW
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
the four-wheel drive LOW mode. The front and
rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing the front and rear wheels to
rotate at the same speed. Low range provides a greater
gear reduction ratio to provide increased torque at the
wheels.
29. Air Suspension Off-Road 1 Indicator Lamp – If
Equipped
For further information on four-wheel drive operation
This light will illuminate when the air suspension system is and proper use, refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation —
set to the Off-Road 1 setting. For further information, refer to If Equipped” in “Starting And Operating”.
“Air Suspension System” in “Starting And Operating”.
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32. 4WD AUTO Indicator Light — If Equipped
33. 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
the four-wheel drive mode, and the front and
the four-wheel drive auto mode, and the front
axle is engaged, but the vehicle’s power is sent
rear driveshafts are mechanically locked toto the rear wheels. Four-wheel drive will be
gether forcing the front and rear wheels to
automatically engaged when the vehicle senses a loss of rotate at the same speed.
traction.
For further information on four-wheel drive operation
For further information on four-wheel drive operation and proper use, refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation —
and proper use, refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation — If Equipped” in “Starting And Operating”.
If Equipped” in “Starting And Operating”.
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ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
The EVIC Menu items consists of the following:
• Digital Speedometer
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the • Vehicle Info
instrument cluster.
• Fuel Economy Info
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Stop/Start Info (If Equipped)
• Trailer Tow
• Audio
• Stored Messages
• Screen Setup
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• Vehicle Settings (Not Equipped with a Uconnect® 5.0 &
8.4 radio)
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The system allows the driver to select information by • UP Arrow Button
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Press and release the UP arrow button to scroll
wheel:
upward through the main menu and submenus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B, Audio,
Stored Messages, Screen Set Up).
• DOWN Arrow Button
Press and release the DOWN arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu and
sub-menus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B,
Audio, Stored Messages, Screen Set Up).
EVIC Steering Wheels Buttons
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• SELECT/RIGHT Arrow Button
Press and release the SELECT/RIGHT arrow
button to access/select the information screens
or sub-menu screens of a main menu item.
Press and hold the SELECT/RIGHT arrow
button for two seconds to reset displayed/selected features that can be reset.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays — 3.5” Display
• LEFT Arrow Button
Press the LEFT arrow button to return to the
main menu from an info screen or sub-menu
item.
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The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the • Electronic Speed Control SET
cluster and consists of seven sections:
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. For further information,
1. Compass Display
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “UnderDisplays the current direction. For further information,
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
refer to “Compass Settings” under “Customer Program- • Shift Lever Status
mable Features — Uconnect® 5.0/8.4 Settings”.
The highest available transmission gear is displayed in
2. Temperature Display
the lower right corner of the Electronic Vehicle InformaDisplays the temperature in degrees Celsius or degrees tion Center (EVIC) whenever the Electronic Range Select
(ERS) feature is active. Use the +/- selector on the shift
Fahrenheit.
lever to activate ERS. Refer to “Automatic Transmission”
3. Main Screen
in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
Displays main menu, sub-menus, settings.
5. EVIC Amber Telltales
4. EVIC White Telltales
• Low Fuel Telltale
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
• Electronic Speed Control Ready
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
This light will turn on when the electronic speed
control is ON. For further information, refer to
fuel is added.
“Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the windshield washer fluid is low.
• Low Coolant Level Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the vehicle
coolant level is low.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
• Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale
This telltale indicates that the transmission
fluid temperature is running hot. This may
occur with severe usage, such as trailer towing.
If this telltale turns on, safely pull over and • Air Suspension Payload Protection Telltale — If
stop the vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEU- Equipped
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the
TRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the light
maximum payload may have been exceeded or
turns off.
load leveling cannot be achieved at its current
ride height.
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Protection Mode will automatically be selected in order
to “protect” the air suspension system, air suspension
adjustment is limited due to payload.
• Service Stop/Start System Telltale — If Equipped
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the
Stop/Start is Unavailable, service Stop/Start
system.
fuel filters to prevent engine damage. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures/Draining Fuel/Water Separator Filters” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
• Wait To Start Light — Diesel Only
The “Wait To Start” telltale will illuminate for
approximately two seconds when the ignition is
turned to the RUN position. It’s duration may be longer
• Loose Fuel Filler Cap
based on colder operating conditions. Vehicle will not
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the fuel initiate start until telltale is out. Refer to “Starting Procefiller cap may be loose.
dures” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information.
NOTE: The “Wait To Start” telltale may not illuminate if
• Water In Fuel Indicator Light — Diesel Only
The “Water In Fuel Indicator Light” will illu- the intake manifold temperature is warm enough.
minate when there is water detected in the fuel • Low Diesel Exhaust Fluid Light — Diesel Only
filters. If this light remains on, DO NOT start
This telltale will turn on to indicate the Diesel
the vehicle before you drain the water from the
Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is low.
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• Charging System Light
6. EVIC Red Telltales
This light shows the status of the electrical charg• Door Ajar
ing system. If the light stays on or comes on while
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
driving,
turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
more doors may be ajar.
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
• Oil Pressure Warning Light
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authothe light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle rized dealer.
and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
sound when this light turns on.
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected. • Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
This light informs you of a problem with the
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
• Oil Temperature Warning Light
light will come on when the ignition is first
This telltale indicates engine oil temperature is
turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
high. If the light turns on while driving, stop
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
possible.
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If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to
pass H, a continuous chime will occur until the engine is
allowed to cool.
If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
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. You may experience reduced performance, an
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. As temperatures rise and the gauge approaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
• Electric Power Steering Malfunction Warning Light
This telltale is on when the Electric Power
Steering is not operating and needs service.
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• Trailer Brake Disconnected Warning Light
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
This telltale is on when the Trailer Brake has condition that activated it remains active) and can be
been disconnected.
reviewed from the “Messages” main menu item. As long
as there is a stored message, an “i” will be displayed in
the EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
7. Audio/Phone Information And Sub-menu Information
message type are “Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out”
Whenever there are sub-menus available, the position and “Low Tire Pressure”.
within the sub-menu is shown here.
• Unstored Messages
The main display area will normally display the main
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until the
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples
menu. The main display area also displays “pop up”
of this message type are “Turn Signal On” (if a turn signal
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warnis left on) and “Lights On” (if driver leaves the vehicle).
ing or information messages. These pop up messages fall
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
into several categories:
• Five Second Stored Messages
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
message takes control of the main display area for five is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of “Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar” and “Press Brake
Pedal and Push Button to Start”.
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• Five Second Unstored Messages
Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of 1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
message takes control of the main display area for five
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. An
example of this message type is “Automatic High Beams
2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
On”.
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info”.
Fuel Filter Life Reset
3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
The cluster will display the “Fuel System Service Rethe ”Fuel Filter Life” screen.
quired – See Dealer” or “Service Fuel Filter” message
4. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select
when the fuel filter maintenance life is less than 5%. To
“Reset”, then press and release the Right arrow button
verify if this is a fuel filter change event, go to the “Fuel
to select reset of the Fuel Filter Life to 100%.
Filter Life” screen in the “Vehicle Info” menu. When this
message appears, dealers should replace both frame 5. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC
mounted and engine mounted fuel filters.
screen.
NOTE: Use the steering wheel EVIC controls for the Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry
following procedure(s)
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition to
the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
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2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info”. next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
the ”Fuel Filter Life” screen.
upon your personal driving style.
4. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select
NOTE: Use the steering wheel EVIC controls for the
“Reset”, then press and release the Right arrow button
following procedure(s)
to select reset of the Fuel Filter Life to 100%.
Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry
5. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
screen.
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info”.
Oil Life Reset
3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
the ”Oil Life” screen.
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10
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4. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select 4. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select
“Reset”, then press and release the Right arrow button
“Reset”, then press and release the Right arrow button
to select reset of the Oil Life to 100%.
to select reset of the Oil Life to 100%.
5. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC 5. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC
screen.
screen.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry
2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info”.
3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
the ”Oil Life” screen.
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays — 7” Display
The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the
cluster and consists of eight sections:
1. Main Screen — The inner ring of the display will
illuminate in grey under normal conditions, yellow for
non critical warnings, red for critical warnings and
white for on demand information.
2. Audio/Phone Information and Sub-menu Information
— Whenever there are sub-menus available, the position within the sub-menus is shown here.
3. Selectable Information (Compass, Temp, Range to
Empty, Trip A, Trip B, Average MPG, Trailer Trip
(distance only), Trailer Brake Gain).
4. Telltales/Indicators
5. Shift Lever Status (PRNDL)
6. Selectable Menu Icons
7. Air Suspension Status – If Equipped
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10. Selectable Gauge 1
as there is a stored message, an “i” will be displayed in
the EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
message type are “Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out”
and “Low Tire Pressure”.
11. Selectable Gauge 1
• Unstored Messages
The main display area will normally display the main
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
menu. The main display area also displays “pop up”
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall
into several categories:
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until the
condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples
of this message type are “Turn Signal On” (if a turn signal
is left on) and “Lights On” (if driver leaves the vehicle).
8. 4WD Status
9. Selectable Gauge 2
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
message takes control of the main display area for five “Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar” and “Press Brake
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of Pedal and Push Button to Start”.
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
reviewed from the “Messages” main menu item. As long
• Five Second Stored Messages
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• Five Second Unstored Messages
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the windWhen the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
shield washer fluid is low.
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. An
example of this message type is “Automatic High Beams
• Low Coolant Level Indicator
On”.
This telltale will turn on to indicate the vehicle
EVIC Amber Telltales
coolant level is low.
This area will show reconfigurable amber caution telltales. These telltales include:
• Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale
• Low Fuel Telltale
This telltale indicates that the transmission
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
fluid temperature is running hot. This may
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
occur with severe usage, such as trailer towing.
fuel is added.
If this telltale turns on, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the light
turns off.
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CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
Protection Mode will automatically be selected in order
to “protect” the air suspension system, air suspension
adjustment is limited due to payload.
• Service Stop/Start System Telltale — If Equipped
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the
Stop/Start is Unavailable, service Stop/Start
system.
WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
• Loose Fuel Filler Cap
• Air Suspension Payload Protection Telltale — If
Equipped
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the
maximum payload may have been exceeded or
load leveling cannot be achieved at its current
ride height.
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This telltale will turn on to indicate that the fuel
filler cap may be loose.
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EVIC White Telltales
• Oil Pressure Warning Light
• Electronic Speed Control Ready
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If
the
light
turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut
This light will turn on when the electronic
off
the
engine
as soon as possible. A chime will sound
speed control is ON. For further information,
when
this
light
turns on.
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
EVIC Red Telltales
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
• Oil Temperature Warning Light
telltales include:
This telltale indicates engine oil temperature is
• Door Ajar
high. If the light turns on while driving, stop
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as
more doors may be ajar.
possible.
• Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. If the light stays on or comes on while
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
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electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
required. You may experience reduced performance, an
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
require towing.
This light informs you of a problem with the
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
This light warns of an overheated engine condilight will come on when the ignition is first
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge apturned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have proaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single
chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. Further
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H,
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
a continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
to cool.
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If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and EVIC Green Telltales
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, • Electronic Speed Control SET
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the veThis telltale will illuminate green when the
hicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
electronic speed control is SET. For further
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
information, refer to “Electronic Speed Conservice. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
trol” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Do In Emergencies” for more information.
Vehicle.”
• Electric Power Steering Malfunction Warning Light
Fuel Filter Life Reset
This telltale is on when the Electric Power
The cluster will display the “Fuel System Service ReSteering is not operating and needs service.
quired – See Dealer” or “Service Fuel Filter” message
when the fuel filter maintenance life is less than 5%. To
• Trailer Brake Disconnected Warning Light
verify if this is a fuel filter change event, go to the “Fuel
This telltale is on when the Trailer Brake has Filter Life” screen in the “Vehicle Info” menu. When this
message appears, dealers should replace both frame
been disconnected.
mounted and engine mounted fuel filters.
NOTE: Use the steering wheel EVIC controls for the
following procedure(s)
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Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry
Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE 1. Without pressing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition to
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info”.
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info”.
3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
the ”Fuel Filter Life” screen.
the ”Fuel Filter Life” screen.
4. Press and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one
4. Press and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one
second to access the ”Fuel Filter Life Reset” screen.
second to access the ”Fuel Filter Life Reset” screen.
5. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select
5. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select
“Yes”, then press and release the Right arrow button to
“Yes”, then press and release the Right arrow button to
select reset of the Fuel Filter Life.
select reset of the Fuel Filter Life.
6. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC
6. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC
screen.
screen.
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NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
Oil Life Reset
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change 2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info”.
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10
seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the 3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
the ”Oil Life” screen.
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the 4. Press and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one
engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
second to access the ”Oil Life Reset” screen.
upon your personal driving style.
5. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select
NOTE: Use the steering wheel EVIC controls for the
“Yes”, then press and release the Right arrow button to
following procedure(s)
select reset of the Oil Life.
6. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC
screen.
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NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition to
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
Messages
downward through the main menu to “ Vehicle Info”.
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
the ” Oil Life” screen.
Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry
4. Press and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one •
second to access the ” Oil Life Reset” screen.
•
5. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select
•
“Yes”, then press and release the Right arrow button to
•
select reset of the Oil Life.
Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
Service Airbag System
Traction Control Off
Washer Fluid Low
6. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC • Oil Pressure Low
screen.
• Oil Change Due
• Fuel Low
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• Service Antilock Brake System
• Battery Voltage Low
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Service Power Steering
• Lights On
• Cruise Off
• Right Turn Signal Light Out
• Cruise Ready
• Left Turn Signal Light Out
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
• Turn Signal On
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate Tire to •
XX”
•
• Service Tire Pressure System
•
• Parking Brake Engaged
•
• Brake Fluid Low
•
• Service Electronic Braking System
•
• Engine Temperature Hot
•
Vehicle Not in Park
Key in Ignition
Key in Ignition Lights On
Remote Start Active Key to Run
Remote Start Active Push Start Button
Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low
Remote Start Aborted Too Cold
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• Remote Start Aborted Door Open
• Shift Not Allowed
• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
• Shift to Neutral then Drive or Reverse
• Remote Start Aborted Trunk Open
• Autostick Unavailable Service Required
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
• Automatic Unavailable Use Autostick Service Req.
• Remote Start Disabled Start to Reset
• Transmission Getting Hot Press Brake
• Service Airbag System
• Trans. Hot Stop Safely Shift to Park Wait to Cool
• Service Airbag Warning Light
• Transmission Cool Ready to Drive
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Trailer Brake Disconnected
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Service Transmission
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Service Shifter
• Door Open
• Engage Park Brake to Prevent Rolling
• Doors Open
• Transmission Too cold Idle with Engine On
• Gear Not Available
• Washer Fluid Low
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• Service Air Suspension System
• Air Suspension Temporarily Disabled For Jacking And
Tire Change
• Normal Ride Height Achieved
• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
• Aerodynamic Ride Height Achieved
• Stop/Start Ready – If Equipped
• Off Road 1 Ride Height Achieved
• Stop/Start Not Ready – If Equipped
• Off Road 2 Ride Height Achieved
• Stop/Start Not Ready Hood Open – If Equipped
• Entry/Exit Ride Height Achieved
• Stop/Start Not Ready Battery Charging – If Equipped
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted
• Stop/Start Not Ready Trailer Tow/Haul Selected – If
Equipped
• Service Air Suspension System Immediately
• Reduce Speed To Maintain Selected Ride Height
• Air Suspension System Cooling Down Please Wait
• Stop/Start Not Ready 4WD/Low Range Selected – If
Equipped
• Vehicle Cannot Be Lowered Door Open
• Stop/Start Not Ready Fuel Level Low – If Equipped
• Off Road 2 Watch For Clearance
• Stop/Start Not Ready Steep Incline – If Equipped
• Entry/Exit Watch For Clearance
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• Stop/Start Not Ready Extreme Outside Temperature – • Stop/Start Not Ready Front Defrost Selected – If
If Equipped
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too High – • Stop/Start Not Ready Steering Wheel Turned – If
If Equipped
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too Low – •
If Equipped
•
• Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled – If
Equipped
•
• Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Door Open – If Equipped
•
• Stop/Start Not Ready Cabin Cooling Or Heating – If
Equipped
•
• Stop/Start Not Ready Not Ready Max Cooling Or
•
Heating – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Max Cooling Or Heating Selected – If Equipped
Stop/Start Autostop Active – If Equipped
Stop/Start To Restart Press Clutch Or Shift To Neutral
– If Equipped
Stop/Start Req’d Fault Detected – If Equipped
Stop/Start Cannot Autostart Hood Open – If
Equipped
Stop/Start Unavailable Service Battery – If Equipped
Stop/Start Unavailable Service Stop/Start System – If
Equipped
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• Stop/Start To Restart Shift Out Of Park – If Equipped Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
• Stop/Start Off – If Equipped
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Vehicle Info icon is highlighted
in the EVIC. Press and release the SELECT/
The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the
RIGHT arrow button and Coolant Temp will be
white telltales area on the right, amber telltales in the
displayed. Press the LEFT or SELECT/RIGHT arrow
middle, and red telltales on the left.
button to scroll through the following information subEVIC Selectable Menu Items
menus:
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow buttons until
the desired Selectable Menu icon is highlighted in the Air Suspension – If Equipped
EVIC.
Transmission Temperature – Automatic Transmission
Only
Digital Speedometer
• Autostop Duration – If Equipped
Oil Temp
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Digital display icon is high- Oil Life
lighted in the EVIC. Press and release the Multimeter
SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to change the
display between km/h and mph.
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Tire PSI is an information only function and cannot be
reset. Press and release the LEFT arrow button to return
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
to the main menu.
“Tire Pressure” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button and one of the Refer to the ⬙Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS)
under ⬙Starting and Operating⬙ for further information.
following will be displayed:
A vehicle ICON is displayed with tire pressure values in Trip A
each corner of the ICON.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (1500 & 2500 Series)
Tire Pressure Information System (3500 Series Heavy
Duty Ram Trucks)
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Tire Pressure” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button and one of the
following will be displayed:
A vehicle ICON is displayed with the tire pressure values
in each corner of the ICON.
If the Tire Pressure system requires service, “Service Tire
Pressure System” is displayed.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Trip A icon is highlighted in
the EVIC. The Trip A information will display
the following:
• Distance
• Average Fuel Economy
• Average Speed
• Elapsed Time
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Hold the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to reset all the Fuel Economy
information.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Fuel Economy icon is
highlighted.
Trip B
Press and release Up & Down arrow button
until the Trip B icon is highlighted in the EVIC. • Average Fuel Economy/Miles Per Gallon (MPG or
The Trip B information will display the
L/100 km with Bargraph)
following:
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Distance
• Current Fuel Economy (MPG or L/100 km)
• Average Fuel Economy
Stop/Start – If Equipped
• Average Speed
• Elapsed Time
Hold the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to reset all the
information.
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Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button
until the Stop/Start icon is highlighted in the
EVIC. Press and release the SELECT/RIGHT
arrow button to display the Stop/Start status.
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Trailer Tow
Screen Setup
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Trailer Tow icon is highlighted.
button until the Screen Setup display icon is
Press the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button and
highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release the
the next screen will display the following
SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to enter the
trailer trip information:
Screen Setup sub-menu. The Screen Setup feature allows
you to change what information is displayed in the
• Trailer Trip
instrument cluster as well as the location that information
• Trailer Brake
is displayed.
Audio
Stored Messages
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button
until the Audio display icon is highlighted in the
EVIC. Press and release the SELECT/RIGHT
arrow button to display the active source.
Press and release the UP arrow button until the
Messages display icon is highlighted in the
EVIC. This feature shows the number of stored
warning messages. Pressing the RIGHT arrow
button will allow you to see what the stored messages
are.
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Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)
Press and release the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to
Enter Vehicle Settings
For vehicles equipped a 3.5” EVIC screen
Use the UP or DOWN button to display one of the
following choices.
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
features when the transmission is in PARK.
NOTE: Your vehicle may or may not be equipped with
Press and release the UP and DOWN button until Per- the following settings.
sonal Settings displays in the EVIC.
Language
Press and release the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to When in this display you may select one of three landisplay one of the following choices.
guages for all display screens, including the trip funcFor vehicles equipped with a 7” EVIC screen and not tions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press the
UP or DOWN button while in this display and scroll
equipped with a Uconnect® 8.4 radio.
through the language choices. Press the SELECT button
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall to select English, Spanish (Español), French (Français).
features when the transmission is in PARK.
Then, as you continue, the information will display in the
Use the UP or DOWN button until Personal Settings selected language.
displays in the EVIC.
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Units
Park Assist System — If Equipped
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Units”
displays in the EVIC and press the SELECT button. The
EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if equipped) can
be changed between English and Metric units of measure. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button the selected setting will be displayed.
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
the vehicle when the transmission is in the REVERSE
position and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only
or Sound and Display. To make your selection, scroll up
or down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then
press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark
Nav-Turn By Turn — If Equipped
appears next to the setting, showing that the setting has
When this feature is selected, the navigation system been selected. Refer to “Rear Park Assist System” in
utilizes voice commands, guiding through the drive “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for sysroute, mile by mile, turn-by-turn until the final destina- tem function and operating information.
tion is reached. To make your selection, press and release
Tilt Mirror In Reverse
the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to
the feature showing the system has been activated or the When this feature is selected and the shift lever is placed
check-mark is removed showing the system has been in reverse gear, the side mirrors tilt downward to allow
the driver to see into the previous blind spot and avoid
deactivated.
objects in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
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button until a check-mark appears next to the feature feature showing the system has been activated or the
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Auto Wipers — If Equipped
Headlamp Off Delay
When ON is selected, the system will automatically
activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture on
the windshield. 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 is removed showing the system has been
deactivated. When the system is deactivated, the system
reverts to the standard intermittent wiper operation.
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, scroll
up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted,
then press and release the SELECT button until a checkmark appears next to the setting, showing that the setting
has been selected.
Illuminated Approach
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
When on is selected, the HSA system is active. Refer to and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors
“Electronic Brake Control System” in “Starting And are unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your
Operating” for system function and operating informa- selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
tion. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
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highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Refer to “Automatic High Beam — If Equipped” in
that the setting has been selected.
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for furHeadlamps With Wipers
ther information.
When this feature is selected and the HEADLIGHT
Flash Lamps With Lock
switch is in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn
on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
on. The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are signals will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make with the RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until with or without the sound horn on lock feature selected.
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
showing the system has been deactivated.
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Automatic High Beams — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights Auto Lock Doors
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automake your selection, press and release the SELECT matically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature (24 km/h). To make your selection, press and release the
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SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the system has been activated or the
feature showing the system has been activated, or the check-mark is removed showing the system has been
check-mark is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
deactivated.
Sound Horn With Remote Lock
Auto Unlock Doors
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
When this feature is selected, all 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 a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated, or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
occur when the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed.
This feature may be selected with or without the Flash
Lamps with Lock feature. 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 is removed showing the
system has been deactivated.
Horn With Remote Start
When Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press is selected,
only the driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the
RKE transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver Door 1st
Press is selected, you must press the RKE transmitter
UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passenger’s doors.
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
Remote Unlock Sequence
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When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press is selected, all of
the doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selection,
scroll up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that the
setting has been selected.
Key Fob Linked To Memory
When this feature is selected the memory seat, mirror,
and radio settings will return to the memory set position
when the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button is pressed. If
this feature is not selected then the memory seat, mirror,
and radio settings can only return to the memory set
position using the seat mounted switch. 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 is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry)
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
door(s) without having to press the RKE transmitter lock
or unlock buttons. 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 is removed showing the system has
been deactivated. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
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.
In warm weather, the driver vented seat feature will
automatically turn on when the remote start is activated.
These features will stay on through the duration of
remote start or until the key is turned to RUN. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
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a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
showing the system has been deactivated.
that the setting has been selected.
Key-Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window Aero Ride Height Mode (1500 Only) – If Equipped
switches, radio, hands-free system (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned OFF. Opening either
front vehicle door will cancel this feature. To make your
selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
that the setting has been selected.
When this feature is selected the Ride Height will automatically be adjusted depending on the vehicle speed. 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
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Tire/Jack Mode – If Equipped
When this feature is selected the air suspension system is
disabled to assist with changing a spare tire. To make
Air Suspension Display Alerts – If Equipped
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
When All is selected, all the Air Suspension Alerts will be a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
displayed. When Warnings Only is selected only the Air system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
Suspension Warnings will be displayed. To make your showing the system has been deactivated.
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the feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
When this feature is selected the air suspension system is
deactivated.
disabled to assist with flat bed towing. To make your
selection, press and release the SELECT button until a Lights with Remote Lower – If Equipped
check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
signals will flash when the RKE transmitter REMOTE
showing the system has been deactivated.
LOWER button is pressed. This feature may be selected
Wheel Alignment Mode – If Equipped
with or without the sound horn on lower feature selected.
Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
enabled. Refer to your authorized dealer for further button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
information.
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Horn with Remote Lower – If Equipped
Trailer Select
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Type can be
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE LOWER butselected between “Trailer 1”, “Trailer 2”, “Trailer 3” and
ton is pressed. To make your selection, press and release
“Trailer 4”. To make your selection, scroll up or down
the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to
until the preferred setting is highlighted, then press and
Transport Mode – If Equipped
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release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark
next to the setting, showing that the setting has been appears next to the setting, showing that the setting has
been selected.
selected.
Trailer Brake Type
Calibrate Compass
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Brake Type can
be changed between “Light Electric”, “Heavy Electric”,
“Light EOH” and “Heavy EOH”. To make your selection,
scroll up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that the
setting has been selected. Refer to “Integrated Trailer
Brake Module” in “Starting And Operating.”
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
Trailer Name
• 000.0
Compass Variance
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items
Odometer
• 000
When this feature is selected, the Trailer name can be Upper Left
selected from 16 names. To make your selection, scroll up
or down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then • None
• Compass
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• Outside Temp (default setting)
• Compass (default setting)
• Trans Temp
• Outside Temp
• Oil Temp
• Trans Temp
• Time
• Oil Temp
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Time
• Average MPG
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Current MPG
• Average MPG
• Trip A
• Current MPG
• Trip B
• Trip A
• Trailer Trip (distance only)
• Trip B
• Trailer Brake Gain
• Trailer Trip (distance only)
Upper Right
• Trailer Brake Gain
• None
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Lower Left
• Compass
• None (default setting)
• Outside Temp
• Compass
• Trans Temp
• Outside Temp
• Oil Temp
• Trans Temp
• Time
• Oil Temp
• Range
• Time
• AVG MPG
• Range
• Current MPG
• AVG MPG
• Trailer Brake Gain
• Current MPG
Restore To Defaults (Restores All Settings To Default
Settings)
• Trailer Brake Gain
Lower Right
• None (default setting)
• Cancel
• Okay
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Press the Screen Off hard-key to turn off the Uconnect®
screen. Press the Screen Off hard-key a second time to
The Uconnect® system uses a combination of soft and
turn the screen on.
hard keys located on the center of the instrument panel
that allows you to access and change the customer Press the Back hard-key to exit out of a Menu or certain
option on the Uconnect® system.
programmable features.
Uconnect® SETTINGS
Hard-Keys
Soft-Keys
Hard-Keys are located below the Uconnect® system in
the center of the instrument panel. In addition, there is a
Scroll/Enter control knob located on the right side of the
Climate Controls in the center of the instrument panel.
Turn the control knob to scroll through menus and
change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), press the center of the
control knob one or more times to select or change a
setting (i.e., ON, OFF).
Soft-Keys are accessible on the Uconnect® display.
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
5.0/8.4 Settings
Uconnect® 5.0 — Press the SETTINGS hard-key to display the menu setting screen. Uconnect® 8.4 — Touch the
“Apps” soft-key, then touch the “Settings” soft-key to
display the menu setting screen. In this mode the
Uconnect® system allows you to access programmable
Your Uconnect® system may also have a Screen Off and
features that may be equipped such as Display, Clock,
Back hard-keys located below the system.
Safety/Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks, Auto-On
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Comfort & Remote Start, Engine Off Operation, Compass • Display Mode
Settings, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth® and SiriusXM Setup.
When in this display you may select one of the auto
NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a display settings. To change Mode status, touch and
release the “Day.” “Night” or “Auto” soft-key. Then
time.
touch the back arrow soft-key.
When making a selection, touch the soft-key to enter the
desired mode. Once in the desired mode, touch and • Display Brightness With Headlights ON
release the preferred setting until a check-mark appears When in this display, you may select the brightness with
next to the setting, showing that setting has been se- the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and
lected. Once the setting is complete, either touch the back “–” setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
arrow soft-key or the Back hard-key to return to the between the “+” and “–” soft-keys. Then touch the back
previous menu or touch the “X” soft-key to close out of arrow soft-key.
the settings screen. Touching the Up or Down Arrow
soft-keys on the right side of the screen will allow you to • Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
toggle up or down through the available settings.
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and
“–” setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
After pressing the “Display” soft-key the following set- between the “+” and “–” soft-keys. Then touch the back
tings will be available.
arrow soft-key.
Display
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• Set Language
• Voice Response Length
When in this display, you may select one of three
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch
the “Set Language” soft-key and then touch the desired
language soft-key until a check-mark appears next to the
language, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
When in this display, you may change the Voice Response Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Length, touch the “Brief” or “Detailed” soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
• Units
When in this display, you may select to have the EVIC,
odometer, and navigation system (if equipped) changed
between US and Metric units of measure. Touch “US” or
“Metric” until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Touchscreen Beep
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
sound heard when a touchscreen button (soft-key) is
pressed. Touch the “Touchscreen Beep” soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
• Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions
will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a
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designated turn within a programmed route. To make
your selection, touch the “Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
Cluster” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to the
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
Clock
• Fuel Saver Display In Cluster
When in this display, you may automatically have the
radio set the time. To change the Sync Time setting, touch
the “Sync with GPS Time” soft-key until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been
selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
previous menu.
After pressing the “Clock” soft-key the following settings
will be available:
• Sync Time With GPS
The “ECO” message is located in the instrument cluster
display, this message can be turned on or off. To make
your selection, touch the “Fuel Saver Display” soft-key,
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
• Set Time Hours
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
When in this display, you may adjust the hours. The
“Sync with GPS Time” soft-key must be unchecked. To
make your selection, touch the “+” or “–” soft-keys to
adjust the hours up or down. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu or touch the” X”
soft-key to close out of the settings screen.
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• Park Assist
• Set Time Minutes
When in this display, you may adjust the minutes. The
“Sync with GPS Time” soft-key must be unchecked. To
make your selection, touch the “+” or “–” soft-keys to
adjust the minutes up or down. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu or touch the “X”
soft-key to close out of the settings screen.
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
the vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in REVERSE and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only
or Sound and Display. To change the Park Assist status,
touch and release the “Sound Only” or the “Sounds and
Display” soft-key. Then touch the back arrow soft-key.
• Time Format
Refer to “ParkSense® Rear Park Assist” in “UnderstandWhen in this display, you may select the time format ing The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function
display setting. Touch the “Time Format” soft-key until a and operating information.
check-mark appears next to the 12hrs or 24hrs setting,
• Tilt Mirrors In Reverse
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the outside sideview mirrors will tilt downward when the ignition is in the RUN
Safety & Driving Assistance
position and the transmission shift lever is in the REAfter pressing the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key VERSE position. The mirrors will move back to their
the following settings will be available.
previous position when the transmission is shifted out of
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REVERSE. To make your selection, touch the “Tilt Mir- • ParkView® Camera Delay
rors In Reverse” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next
When this feature is enabled, it will allow the ParkView
to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
Backup Camera display to remain on while in drive for
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
up to 10 seconds, or 8 mph. To make your selection, touch
• ParkView® Backup Camera
the “ParkView® Backup Camera Delay” soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, indicating that
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
the setting had been selected. Touch the back arrow
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be • ParkView® Backup Camera Static Gridlines
displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the
Back Up Camera Static Guidelines that allows you to see
top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
straight grid line overlay over the ParkView Back up
disappear. The ParkView® camera is located on the rear
camera display whenever the shift lever is put into
of the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your
REVERSE. The image will be displayed on the radio
selection, touch the “ParkView® Backup Camera” softtouchscreen display along with a caution note to “check
key, until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
entire surroundings” across the top of the screen. After
indicating that the setting had been selected. Touch the
five seconds, this note will disappear. To make your
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
selection, touch the “ParkView® Backup Camera Static
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Gridlines” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to • ParkView® Backup Camera Active Guidelines
the setting, indicating that the setting had been selected.
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
Back Up Camera Active Guidelines that allows you to see
menu.
Active (Dynamic) Guidelines which deflect with steering
• ParkView® Backup Camera Fixed Guidelines
wheel angle over the ParkView Back up Camera display
whenever the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
will be displayed on the radio touchscreen display along
Back Up Camera Fixed Guidelines that allows you to see
with a caution note to “check entire surroundings” across
Fixed Guidelines over the ParkView Back up Camera
the top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
display whenever the shift lever is put into REVERSE.
disappear. To make your selection, touch the
The image will be displayed on the radio touchscreen
“ParkView® Backup Camera Active Guidelines” softdisplay along with a caution note to “check entire surkey, until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
roundings” across the top of the screen. After five secindicating that the setting had been selected. Touch the
onds, this note will disappear. To make your selection,
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
touch the “ParkView® Backup Camera Fixed Guidelines” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to the
setting, indicating that the setting had been selected.
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
menu.
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• ParkSense® Front Park Assist Chime Volume
• Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
Front Park Assist chime volume settings can be selected
from the EVIC or Uconnect® System (if equipped). The
chime volume settings include LOW, MEDIUM, and
HIGH. The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM.
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
on the windshield. To make your selection, touch the
“Rain Sensing” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next
to the setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Refer to “EVIC settings” or “Uconnect® Settings” in
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inmenu.
formation.
• Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
• ParkSense® Rear Park Assist Chime Volume
When this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Rear Park Assist chime volume settings can be selected
system is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control
from the EVIC or Uconnect® System (if equipped). The
System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function
chime volume settings include LOW, MEDIUM, and
and operating information. To make your selection, touch
HIGH. The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM.
the “Hill Start Assist” soft-key, until a check-mark apRefer to “EVIC settings” or “Uconnect® Settings” in pears next to the setting, showing that the setting has
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to
formation.
the previous menu.
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• Four Corner Air Suspension Modes — If Equipped
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, scroll
up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted,
There are four air suspension modes designed to protect
then press and release the SELECT button until a checkthe system in unique situations. Tire Jack Mode is semark appears next to the setting, showing that the setting
lected to assist in changing a spare tire. Transport Mode
has been selected.
is selected to assist when the vehicle is being flat bed
towed. Wheel Alignment Mode is selected before per- • Headlight Illumination On Approach
forming a wheel alignment, refer to your authorized
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
dealer for information. Protection Mode will automatiand remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors
cally be selected to “protect” the air suspension system are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
when the payload has been exceeded or load leveling transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status,
cannot be achieved.
touch the + or - soft-key to select your desired time
interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
Lights
previous menu.
After pressing the Lights soft-key the following settings
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
will be available.
• Headlight Off Delay
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on apWhen this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
proximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
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turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make
your selection, touch the Headlights With Wipers softkey, until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing
that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Auto Dim High Beam — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, touch the Auto High Beams softkey, until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing
that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu. Refer to “Lights/
Automatic High Beam — If Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on
whenever the engine is running. To make your selection,
touch the Daytime Running Lights soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
• Flash Lamps With Lock
When this feature is selected, the exterior lamps will flash
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, touch the Flash Headlights with Lock soft-key, until a check-mark appears
next to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
menu.
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setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
Doors & Locks
After pressing the Doors & Locks soft-key the following
• Flash Lamps With Lock
settings will be available:
• Auto Lock
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
(24 km/h). To make your selection, touch the Auto Lock
soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Auto Unlock On Exit
When this feature is selected, all 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, touch the Auto Unlock
On Exit soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
signals will 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 a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
• Sound Horn With Lock
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the door locks are activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Lock soft-key, until a checkmark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to
the previous menu.
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• Sound Horn With Remote Start
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, only the
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, you must press
the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
passenger’s doors. When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press
is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press
of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button.
NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed 1st Press Of Key Fob
Unlocks, all doors will unlock no matter which Passive
Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If 1st Press Of
Key Fob Unlocks is programmed, only the driver’s door
will unlock when the driver’s door is grasped. With
Passive Entry, if 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is programmed touching the handle more than once will only
result in the driver’s door opening. If driver door first is
selected, once the driver door is opened, the interior door
lock/unlock switch can be used to unlock all doors (or
use RKE transmitter).
• Passive Entry
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicles
door(s) without having to press the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. To make
your selection, touch the Passive Entry soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
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return to the previous menu. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N- Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
Go™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”. After pressing the “Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start”
• Memory To FOB — If Equipped
button on the touchscreen the following settings will be
available:
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the • Horn With Remote Start
vehicle. To make your selection, touch the Memory When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
Linked To FOB soft-key, until a check-mark appears next the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch press the “Sound Horn With Remote Start” button on the
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu. touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next to the
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
is used to unlock the door. Refer to “Driver Memory
Seat” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”
for further information.
setting, showing that the setting has been selected. Press
the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
previous menu.
• Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering
Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat and
heated steering wheel will automatically turn on when
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temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). When temperatures are above 80° F (26.7° C), the driver vented seat will
turn on. To make your selection, press the “Auto Heated
Seats” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that the setting has
been selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
• Engine Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect® phone system (if equipped),
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. To change the
Engine Off Options
Engine Off Power Delay status touch the 0 seconds, 45
seconds, 5 minutes or 10 minutes soft-key. Then touch the
After pressing the Engine Off Options soft-key the folarrow back soft-key.
lowing settings will be available.
• Headlight Off Delay
• Easy Exit Seats
When this feature is selected, the Driver’s seat will
automatically move rearward once the engine is shut off.
To make your selection, touch the Easy Exit Seats softkey, until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing
that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To change the Headlight Off
Delay status touch the + or - soft-key to select your
desired time interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
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Compass Settings — If Equipped
After pressing the “Compass Settings” soft-key the following settings will be available:
• Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences the variance should be set for the zone where
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
differences, and provide the most accurate compass
heading.
NOTE: Keep magnetic materials, such as iPod’s®, Mobile Phones, Laptops and Radar Detectors, away from the
top of the instrument panel where the compass module is
located. These materials can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
Compass Variance Map
• Perform Compass Calibration
Touch the “Calibration” soft-key to change this setting.
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
need to manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
display CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may
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also calibrate the compass by pressing the “ON” soft-key
and completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the CAL
indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass
will now function normally.
NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your
finger up or down to change the setting as well as touch
directly on the desired setting.
• Speed Adjusted Volume
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume
After pressing the “Audio” soft-key the following set- touch the “Off,” “1,” “2” or ”3” soft-key. Then touch the
tings will be available:
back arrow soft-key.
Audio
• Balance/Fade
• Surround Sound — If Equipped
When in this display you may adjust the Balance and This feature provides simulated surround sound mode.
Fade settings.
To make your selection, touch the “Surround Sound”
soft-key, select On or Off followed by pressing the back
• Equalizer
arrow soft-key.
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
• AUX Volume Match — If Equipped
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the “+” and “–”
soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale between This feature provides the ability to tune the audio level
the “+” and “–” soft-keys. Then touch the back arrow for portable devices connected through the AUX input.
soft-key.
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To make your selection, touch the “AUX Volume Match” release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears
soft-key, select On or Off followed by pressing the back next to the setting, showing that the setting has been
selected.
arrow soft-key.
• Loudness — If Equipped
• Trailer Brake Type
The Radio automatically turns on when vehicle is in run
or will recall whether it was on or off at last ignition off.
To make your selection, touch the “Loudness” soft-key,
select On or Off followed by pressing the back arrow
soft-key.
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Brake Type can
be changed between “Light Electric,” “Heavy Electric,”
“Light EOH” and “Heavy EOH.”. To make your selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
that the setting has been selected. Refer to “Integrated
Trailer Brake Module” in “Starting And Operating.”
Trailer Brake
• Trailer Select
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Type can be • Trailer Name
selected between “Trailer 1,” “Trailer 2,” “Trailer 3” and
When this feature is selected, the Trailer name can be
“Trailer 4.” To make your selection, scroll up or down
selected from 16 names. To make your selection, scroll up
until the preferred setting is highlighted, then press and
or down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then
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press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark • Sound Horn With Remote Lower
appears next to the setting, showing that the setting has
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
been selected.
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE LOWER butPhone/Bluetooth®
ton is pressed. Touch the box next to your selection and
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
After touching the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
following settings will be available:
showing the system has been deactivated.
• Paired Devices
• Flash Lights With Remote Lower
This feature shows which phones are paired to the
Phone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
signals will flash when the RKE transmitter REMOTE
to the Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
LOWER button is pressed twice. This feature may be
Air Suspension — If Equipped
selected with or without the Sound Horn on Lower
After pressing the “Suspension” soft-key the following feature selected. Touch the box next to your selection and
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
settings will be available.
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
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• Suspension Display Messages
to the feature showing the system has been activated or
the check-mark is removed showing the system has been
When All is selected, all the Air Suspension Alerts will be
deactivated.
displayed. When Warnings Only is selected only the Air
• Transport Mode
Suspension Warnings will be displayed.
• Automatic Aero Mode (1500 Model Only)
When this feature is selected the air suspension system is
disabled to assist with flat bed towing. Touch the box
next to your selection and a check-mark appears next to
the feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
When this feature is selected the Ride Height will automatically be adjusted depending on the vehicle speed.
Touch the box next to your selection and a check-mark
appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
• Wheel Alignment Mode
system has been deactivated.
• Tire Jack Mode
Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be
enabled. Refer to your authorized dealer for further
When this feature is selected the air suspension system is
information.
disabled to assist with changing a spare tire. Touch the
box next to your selection and a check-mark appears next
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SiriusXM Setup
Touch the “Subscription Info” soft-key to access the
Subscription Information screen.
After pressing the “SIRIUS” Setup soft-key the following
settings will be available:
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
• Channel Skip
the screen or visit the provider online.
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make and is available for U.S. residents only.
your selection, touch the “Channel Skip” soft-key, select
the channels you would like to skip followed by pressing
Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED
the back arrow soft-key.
For detailed information about your Uconnect® radio,
• Subscription Information
refer to your Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free Located in the lower section of the front integrated center
services, it will be necessary to access the information on stack, in front of the rotary shifter, this feature allows an
the Subscription Information screen to re-subscribe.
iPod® or external USB device to be plugged into the USB
port.
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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.
For further information, refer to the Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the back
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. Pressing the top of the switch
will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom of the
switch will decrease the volume.
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The button located in the center of the right hand control CD Player
will switch modes to Radio, CD or other valid audio Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
sources.
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 eight
control is different depending on which mode you are in. seconds after the current track begins to play.
The following describes the left hand control operation in If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
each mode.
Radio Operation
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch precautions:
will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
The button located in the center of the left hand control
surface.
will tune to the next pre-set station that you have
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
programmed in the radio pre-set pushbuttons.
wiping from center to edge.
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3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratch- RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
ing the disc.
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
or anti-static sprays.
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
too high.
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
disc, it may be damaged (e.g., scratched, reflective coat- CLIMATE CONTROLS
ing removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc) The Climate Control System allows you to regulate the
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating
good disc before considering disc player service.
throughout the vehicle. The controls are located on the
instrument panel below the radio.
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Manual Climate Controls Without Touchscreen —
If Equipped
The controls for the manual heating and air conditioning
system in this vehicle consist of a series of outer rotary
dials and inner push knobs. These comfort controls can
be set to obtain desired interior conditions.
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3
4
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Front Blower
Temperature Control
MODE Control
RECIRCULATION Control
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5 — MAX A/C
6 — Air Conditioning (A/C)
7 — DEFROST Mode
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Front Blower Control
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the
climate controls will not function during Remote Start
operation if the blower control is left in the OFF position.
There are four blower speeds. Use this
control to regulate the amount of air Temperature Control
forced through the system in any
mode you select. The blower speed
Use this control to regulate the temincreases as you move the control
perature of the air inside the passenger
clockwise from the OFF position.
compartment. Rotating the knob counterclockwise, from top center into the
blue area of the scale, indicates cooler
temperatures. Rotating the knob clockwise, into the red area, indicates
warmer temperatures.
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NOTE: A/C cannot be deselected when in MAX A/C
position. The LED will blink three times if the A/C
button is pushed. If your air conditioning performance
Push the A/C button to engage the Air
seems lower than expected, check the front of the A/C
Conditioning (A/C). A LED will illucondenser (located in front of the radiator), for an accuminate when the A/C system is
mulation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water
engaged.
spray from behind the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow
to the condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
Air Conditioning Operation
MAX A/C
Mode Control (Air Direction)
For maximum cooling, when MAX A/C is selected the
A/C is turned on automatically and the air is
recirculated.
Mode control allows you to choose
from several patterns of air distribution. You can select either a primary
mode, as identified by the symbols, or
a blend of two of these modes. The
closer the control is to a particular
mode, the more air distribution you
receive from that mode.
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Panel Mode
Floor Mode
Air is directed through the outlets in the instruAir is directed through the floor outlets with a
ment panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct
small amount through the defrost and side winairflow.
dow demist outlets.
Bi-Level Mode
Mix Mode
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
NOTE: There is a difference in temperature (in
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat at the
any conditions other than full cold or full hot), between
windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort,
the upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
warmer air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives
improved comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
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Defrost Mode
block out any outside odors, smoke, or dust, and to cool
the interior rapidly upon initial start-up in very hot or
humid weather.
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use the DEFROST mode NOTE:
with maximum blower and warm temperature settings
• If the RECIRCULATION button is pressed when the
for best windshield and side window defrosting.
system is in Defrost mode, the Recirculation LED
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in MIX
indicator will flash three times and then turn off to
and DEFROST, or a blend of these modes even if the A/C
indicate Recirculation mode is not allowed.
button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help
• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make
dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, use these
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
modes only when necessary.
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
Recirculation Control
• In cold or damp weather, the use of the Recirculation
mode will cause windows to fog on the inside because
Press the Recirculation Control button to
of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. For maximum
choose between outside air intake or recirculadefogging, select the outside air position.
tion of the air inside the vehicle. A LED will
illuminate when you are in Recirculation
mode. Only use the Recirculation mode to temporarily
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• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturb- Economy Mode
ing the mode control selection by pressing the A/C If ECONOMY mode is desired, press the A/C button to
button.
turn off the LED indicator and the A/C compressor.
Rotate the temperature control knob to the desired temAir Outlets
perature. Also, make sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or
The airflow from each of the instrument panel outlets can
Floor modes.
be adjusted for direction, and turned on or off to control
Stop/Start System — If Equipped
airflow.
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center While in an Autostop, the Climate Controls system may
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear automatically adjust airflow to maintain cabin comfort.
Customer settings will be maintained upon return to an
seat passengers.
engine running condition.
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Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen — If
Equipped
Soft-Keys
Soft-keys are accessible on the radio touchscreen.
Hard-Keys
The hard-keys are located below the radio touchscreen.
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Temperature Controls — Soft-Keys
Climate Controls — Hard-Keys
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Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-Keys And 3. Recirculation Button
Soft-Keys)
Press and release to change the current setting; the
1. MAX A/C Button
indicator illuminates when ON.
Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and the
prior settings. The soft-key illuminates when MAX A/C
is ON. In MAX A/C, the blower level and mode position
can be adjusted to desired user settings. Pressing other
settings will cause the MAX A/C operation to switch to
the prior settings and the MAX A/C indicator will turn
off.
4. Front Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Air comes from the windshield and side
window demist outlets. When the defrost button is
selected, the blower level will increase. Use Defrost mode
with maximum temperature settings for best windshield
2. A/C Button
and side window defrosting and defogging. Performing
Press and release to change the current setting, the this function will cause the ATC to switch into manual
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this mode. If the front defrost mode is turned off the climate
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch system will return the previous setting.
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off. 5. Defrost Button
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster (if equipped) and the heated outside mirrors (if
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equipped). An indicator will illuminate when the rear 6. Modes
window defroster is on. The rear window defroster
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
automatically turns off after 10 minutes.
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
demister outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings
CAUTION!
are as follows:
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to • Panel Mode
the heating elements:
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth the center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved up
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the and down or side to side to regulate airflow direction.
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after There is a shut off wheel located below the air vanes to
soaking with warm water.
shut off or adjust the amount of airflow from these
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive outlets.
window cleaners on the interior surface of the • Bi-Level Mode
window.
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets and
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed
through the defrost and side window demister
outlets.
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NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount
of air is directed through the defrost and side
window demister outlets.
• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
demister outlets. This mode works best in cold or
snowy conditions.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in MIX
and DEFROST modes even if the A/C button is not
pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, utilize these modes
only when required.
7. Blower Control
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
forced through the climate system. There are seven
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
speeds can be selected using either hard-keys or soft-keys
as follows:
Hard-Key
The blower speed increases as you turn the control
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
speed decreases as you turn the knob counterclockwise.
Soft-Key
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
area between the icons.
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8. Climate Control OFF Button
Recirculation Control
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
ON/OFF.
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
9. Temperature Control Down Button
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the RECIRCULATION control button.
Push the button for cooler temperature settings. On the
touchscreen, slide the temperature bar towards the blue Recirculation mode should only be used temporarily. The
recirculation LED will illuminate on the blower control
arrow soft-key for cooler temperature settings.
knob when this button is selected. Push the button a
10. Temperature Control Up Button
second time to turn off the Recirculation mode LED and
Push the button for warmer temperature settings. On the allow outside air into the vehicle.
touchscreen, slide the temperature bar towards the blue
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
arrow soft-key for cooler temperature settings.
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window
clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if these modes are selected.
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Automatic Climate Controls With Touchscreen —
If Equipped
Soft-Keys
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect® system screen.
Hard-Keys
The hard-keys are located below the Uconnect® screen.
Uconnect® 5.0 Automatic Temperature Controls —
Soft-Keys
Automatic Climate Controls — Hard-Keys
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this function again will cause the MAX A/C operation to
switch into manual mode and the MAX A/C indicator
will turn off.
2. A/C Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.
3. Recirculation Button
Uconnect® 8.4 Automatic Temperature Controls —
Soft-Keys
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
4. AUTO Operation Button
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-Keys And
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by
Soft-Keys)
adjusting airflow distribution and amount. Performing
1. MAX A/C Button
this function will cause the ATC to switch between
Press and release to change the current setting, the manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic
indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing Operation” for more information.
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5. Front Defrost Button
CAUTION!
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Air comes from the windshield and side
window demist outlets. When the defrost button is
selected, the blower level will increase. Use Defrost mode
with maximum temperature settings for best windshield
and side window defrosting and defogging. Performing
this function will cause the ATC to switch into manual
mode. If the front defrost mode is turned off the climate
system will return the previous setting.
6. Defrost Button
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster (if equipped) and the heated outside mirrors (if
equipped). An indicator will illuminate when the rear
window defroster is on. The rear window defroster
automatically turns off after 10 minutes.
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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7. Passenger Temperature Control Up Button
9. SYNC
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the hard-key button for warmer temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and slide the
soft-key temperature bar towards the red arrow soft-key
for warmer temperature settings.
Press the Sync soft-key to toggle the Sync feature On/Off.
The Sync indicator is illuminated when this feature is
enabled. Sync is used to synchronize the passenger
temperature setting with the driver temperature setting.
Changing the passenger temperature setting while in
Sync will automatically exit this feature.
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will 10. Blower Control
automatically exit Sync.
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
8. Passenger Temperature Control Down Button
forced through the climate system. There are seven
Provides the passenger with independent temperature blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
control. Push the hard-key button for cooler temperature automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
settings or on the touchscreen, press and slide the soft- speeds can be selected using either hard-keys or soft-keys
key temperature bar towards the blue arrow soft-key for as follows:
Hard-Key
cooler temperature settings.
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will The blower speed increases as you turn the control
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
automatically exit Sync.
speed decreases as you turn the knob counterclockwise.
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Soft-Key
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
area between the icons.
11. Modes
direction. There is a shut off wheel located below the
air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount of airflow
from these outlets.
• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets
and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
directed through the defrost and side window demister outlets.
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort condemist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
ditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
as follows:
warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Panel Mode
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight
panel. Each of these outlets can be individuamount of air is directed through the defrost
ally adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of
and side window demister outlets.
the center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved
up and down or side to side to regulate airflow
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• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This mode works best
in cold or snowy conditions.
12. Climate Control OFF Button
14. Driver Temperature Control Up Button
Provides the driver with independent temperature control. Push the hard-key button for warmer temperature
settings or on the touchscreen, press and slide the softkey temperature bar towards the red arrow soft-key for
warmer temperature settings.
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
ON/OFF.
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
13. Driver Temperature Control Down Button
time.
Provides the driver with independent temperature con- 15. Temperature Control (Uconnect® 5.0)
trol. Push the hard-key button for cooler temperature
settings or on the touchscreen, press and slide the soft- Press the temperature soft-key to regulate the temperakey temperature bar towards the blue arrow soft-key for ture of the air inside the passenger compartment. Moving
the temperature bar into the red area, indicates warmer
cooler temperature settings.
temperatures. Moving the temperature bar into the blue
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically area indicates cooler temperatures.
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
time.
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• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable
1. Press the AUTO hard-key or soft-key button on the
feature. Refer to the “Uconnect® System Settings” in
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
this section of the manual.
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and pas- mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
senger temperature hard or soft control buttons. Once
on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
the desired temperature is displayed, the system will increase in speed and transition into Auto mode.
achieve and automatically maintain that comfort level.
Recirculation Control
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
not necessary to change the settings. You will experiWhen outside air contains smoke, odors, or
ence the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
system to function automatically.
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
NOTE:
pressing the RECIRCULATION control button.
Recirculation
mode should only be used temporarily. The
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
recirculation
LED
will illuminate on the soft and hard
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
keys
when
either
button
is selected. Push either soft or
the temperature, mode, and blower speed to provide
comfort as quickly as possible.
Automatic Operation
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hard key a second time to turn off the Recirculation mode OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) is recommended.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
LED and allow outside air into the vehicle.
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The recirculation Winter Operation
feature may be unavailable (soft-key button greyed out) To ensure the best possible heater and defroster perforif conditions exist that could create fogging on the inside mance, make sure the engine cooling system is functionof the windshield. On systems with Manual Climate ing properly and the proper amount, type, and concenControls, the recirculation mode is not allowed in Defrost tration of coolant is used. Refer to “Maintenance
mode to improve window clearing operation. Recircula- Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for proper
tion will be disabled automatically if this mode is se- coolant selection. Use of the air Recirculation mode
lected. Attempting to use Recirculation while in this during Winter months is not recommended because it
mode will cause the LED in the control button to blink may cause window fogging.
and then turn off.
Vacation/Storage
Summer Operation
Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service
The engine cooling system must be protected with a (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
high-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corroconditioning system at idle for about five minutes in
sion protection and to protect against engine overheating. fresh air with the blower setting in high. This will ensure
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adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility Outside Air Intake
of compressor damage when the system is started again. Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
Window Fogging and Frosting
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, can cause
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside of the glass in
odor, and if they enter the plenum they could plug the
mild, rainy and/or humid weather. Windows may frost
water drains. In winter months, ensure the air intake is
on the inside of the glass in very cold weather. To clear
clear of ice, slush and snow.
the windows, select Defrost or Mix mode and increase
the front blower speed. Do not use the Recirculation
mode without A/C for long periods, as fogging may
occur.
NOTE: Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will automatically adjust the climate control settings to reduce
or eliminate window fogging on the front windshield.
When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable.
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Operating Tips Chart
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STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
▫ Automatic Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
▫ Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not AUTO
STOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –20°F Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
▫ To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode. .396
▫ To Manually Turn Off The Stop Start System . .398
▫ To Manually Turn On The Stop Start System . .399
▫ System Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393 䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .399
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394 䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . .400
䡵 STOP/START SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .395
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
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▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .403
▫ Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Five-Position
Switch) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
▫ Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403 䡵 AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (1500 MODELS ONLY)
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 1500 Models
▫ Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Only (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 2500/3500
Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
䡵 FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436
▫ Manually Shifted Transfer Case — If Equipped. .436
▫ Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Four-Position
Switch) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
▫ Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Five-Position
Switch) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
▫ Air Suspension Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
䡵 AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (2500/3500 MODELS
ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
▫ Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
▫ Air Suspension Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
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▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
▫ Vehicle Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
䡵 AXLE LOCKER SYSTEM — POWER WAGON
MODELS ONLY (IF EQUIPPED) . . . . . . . . . . . .469
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
䡵 LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL . . . .
䡵 STABILIZER/SWAY BAR SYSTEM — POWER
䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
WAGON ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 SAFE OFF-ROAD DRIVING — POWER WAGON
ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . .492
. . . . . . . . .493
. . . . . . . . .493
. . . . . . . . .494
▫ Off-Road Driving Tips And Vehicle
䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . .477
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
▫ Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High
䡵 OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
Points) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
䡵 WINCH USAGE — POWER WAGON ONLY — (IF
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
EQUIPPED) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
▫ Airing Down For Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . .487
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▫ Things To Know Before Using Your Winch. . . .498
▫ Understanding The Features Of Your Winch. . .501
▫ Winch Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
▫ Operating Your Winch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
▫ Rigging Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
䡵 POWER STEERING — 1500 MODELS . . . . . . . .518
䡵 POWER STEERING — 2500/3500 MODELS . . . .519
▫ Power Steering Fluid
Check — 2500/3500 Models . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
䡵 FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L/6.4L ENGINES
ONLY — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
▫ Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . .524
▫ Hydraulic Brake Assist — 2500/3500 Models Only
(Except Power Wagon) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .526
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .527
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) — If Equipped . .527
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) — If Equipped . . . .528
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) — If Equipped . . . . . . .529
▫ Electronic Stability Control
(ESC) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) — If Equipped . . .538
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
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▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .542
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .544
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .545 䡵 SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .550
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .562
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .564
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
▫ Directional Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .565
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .553
▫ Dual Rear Wheels — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .565
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .567
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
▫ Run Flat Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
▫ Premium System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .571
▫ Spare Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
▫ Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) 3500
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Series Trucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
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䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584
▫ 3.6L/6.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584
▫ 5.7L Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .579
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
䡵 FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .588
䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582 䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
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▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
▫ 1500 Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
▫ Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
▫ 2500/3500 Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .599
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
䡵 SNOWPLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .617
▫ Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
▫ Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
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STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING! (Continued)
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belt.
The starter should not be operated for more than 15second intervals. Waiting a few seconds between such
intervals will protect the starter from overheating.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Leaving children in a
vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of
reasons. A child or others could be seriously or
fatally injured. Children should be warned not to
touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift
lever. Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle,
or in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with keyless
Enter-N-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
Normal Starting
Normal starting of either a warm or cold engine is
obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal. Cycle the ignition to the START position and
release when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start
within 10 seconds, cycle the ignition to the OFF position,
wait five seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting”
procedure.
(Continued)
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Automatic Transmission
Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Start the engine with the shift lever in the NEUTRAL or
PARK. Apply the brake before shifting into any driving
range.
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push
of a button, as long as the Remote
Start/Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Key Fob
is in the passenger compartment.
NOTE: This vehicle is equipped with a transmission
shift interlocking system. The brake pedal must be
pressed to shift out of PARK.
Tip Start Feature
Normal Starting
Do not press the accelerator. Cycle the ignition switch
briefly to the START position and release it. The starter Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
motor will continue to run but will automatically disen- 1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
gage when the engine is running.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
3. The system takes over and attempts to start the
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
disengage automatically after 10 seconds.
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4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to 3. If the shift lever/gear selector is not in PARK, the
ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for two
the engine starting, press the button again.
seconds or three short presses in a row with the
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine
vehicle speed above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine
is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
will shut off. The ignition switch position will remain
pedal.
in the ACC position until the shift lever/gear selector
is in PARK and the button is pressed twice to the OFF
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
position. If the shift lever/gear selector is not in PARK
START/STOP Button
and the ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed
1. Place the shift lever/gear selector in PARK, then press
once, the EVIC (if equipped) will display a “Vehicle
and release the ENGINE START/STOP button.
Not In Park” message and the engine will remain
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
running. Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK
position, or it could roll.
NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30
minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
OFF position.
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ENGINE START/STOP Button Functions — With
Driver’s Foot OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or
NEUTRAL Position)
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (availThe ENGINE START/STOP button operates similar to an able from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
ignition switch. It has three positions, OFF, ACC, RUN.
If Engine Fails To Start
To change the ignition switch positions without starting
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
the vehicle and use the accessories follow these steps:
“Normal Starting” procedure, it may be flooded. Push
1. Starting with the ignition in the OFF position:
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it
2. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to there while cranking the engine. This should clear any
excess fuel in case the engine is flooded.
change the ignition to the ACC position.
3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
to change the ignition to the RUN position.
CAUTION!
4. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time
to return the ignition to the OFF position.
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
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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.
• 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.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the ignition button/key is released. If this occurs, continue
cranking with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to
the floor. Release the accelerator pedal and the ignition
button/key once the engine is running smoothly.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal
held to the floor, the “Normal Starting” procedure should
be repeated.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
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STOP/START SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
To Activate The Autostop Mode, The Following Must
Occur:
The Stop/Start function is developed to save fuel and
reduce emissions. The system will stop the engine auto- 1. The system must be in STOP/START READY state. A
matically during a vehicle stop if the required conditions
STOP/START READY message will be displayed in
are met. Releasing the brake pedal will automatically
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
re-start the vehicle.
within the Stop/Start section. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “UnderstandAutomatic Mode
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The Stop/Start feature is enabled after every normal
customer engine start. It will remain in STOP/START 2. The vehicle must be completely stopped.
NOT READY until you drive forward with a vehicle 3. The transmission Gear Selector must be in Drive and
speed greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). At that time, the
the brake pedal depressed.
system will go into STOP/START READY and if all other
The engine will shut down, the tachometer will move to the
conditions are met, can go into an STOP/START AUTO
zero position and the stop/start telltale will illuminate
STOP ACTIVE “Autostop” mode.
indicating you are in an Autostop. While in an Autostop, the
Climate Controls system may automatically adjust airflow to
maintain cabin comfort. Customer settings will be maintained upon return to an engine running condition.
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Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not AUTO
STOP
• Engine has not reached normal operating temperature
• Driver’s seat belt is not buckled
• Vehicle is in 4LO transfer case mode
• Battery discharged
Prior to engine shut down, the system will check many
safety and comfort conditions to see if they are fulfilled. • The transmission is not in DRIVE
In following situations the engine will not stop:
• Hood is open
• Driver’s door is not closed
•
•
•
•
Other factors which can inhibit AutoStop include: fuel
level, accelerator pedal input, engine temp too high and
Outside temperature is less than 1°F (–17°C) or greater
steering angle.
than 104°F (40°C)
It may be possible for the vehicle to be driven several
Battery temperature too warm or cold
times without the STOP/START system going into a
STOP/START READY state under more extreme condiThe vehicle is on a steep grade
tions of the items listed above.
Cabin heating or cooling is in process and an acceptTo Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode
able cabin temperature has not been achieved
• HVAC is set to full defrost mode at a high blower While in DRIVE the engine will start when the brake
pedal is released or the throttle pedal is depressed. The
speed
transmission will automatically reengage upon engine
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restart. During this transition the brakes will hold the • The emissions system requires it
vehicle to avoid undesired vehicle movement.
• A STOP/START system error occurs
Conditions that will cause the engine to start automatiConditions that force an automatic shift to PARK while
cally while in Autostop mode.
in Autostop mode.
The Engine Will Start Automatically When:
The Engine Will Not Start Automatically and the Trans• The transmission selector is moved from DRIVE to mission will be placed in PARK if:
REVERSE or NEUTRAL
• The driver door is open and brake pedal released
• To maintain cabin temperature near the HVAC settings
• The driver door is open and the driver seat belt is
• HVAC is set to full defrost mode
unbuckled
• Autostop time exceeds 5 minutes
• The engine hood has been opened
• Battery voltage drops too low
• A STOP/START system error occurs
• Low brake vacuum (e.g. after several brake pedal The engine may then be restarted by moving the transmission shift selector out of PARK (e.g. to DRIVE) or, in
applications)
some cases, only by a KEY START. The Electronic Vehicle
• STOP/START OFF switch is pressed
Information Center (EVIC) will display a SHIFT OUT OF
• 4WD system is put into 4LO mode
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PARK message, or a STOP/START KEY START REQUIRED message, to indicate which action is required.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
To Manually Turn Off The Stop Start System
1. Press the STOP/START Off switch (located on the
switch bank). The light on the switch will illuminate.
STOP/START OFF Switch
2. The STOP/START OFF message will appear in Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
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3. At the next vehicle stop (after turning off the STOP/ System Malfunction
START system) the engine will not be stopped.
If there is a malfunction in the STOP/START system, the
4. If the STOP/START system is manually turned off, the system will not shut down the engine. A SERVICE
engine can only be started and stopped by cycling the STOP/START SYSTEM message will appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Elecignition switch.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Under5. The STOP/START system will reset itself back to an standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
ON condition every time the key is turned off and
The system will need to be checked by your authorized
back on.
dealer.
To Manually Turn On The Stop Start System
1. Press the STOP/START Off switch (located on the ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
switch bank).
2. The light on the switch will turn off.
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.
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1500 Models
WARNING!
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
the passenger side of the vehicle near the right head lamp
assembly. It is located between the front grill and the
radiator, but underneath the black upper seal.
2500/3500 Models
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
The engine block heater cord is routed through the grille
by the right front tow hook.
It includes a removable cap that is secured by a tethered
strap. It also has a c-clip that is used for storage when not
in use for the winter months. During winter months,
remove the heater cord wiring assembly from itself on
the c-clip.
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
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.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• 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.
• 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.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the key fob. When
the ignition is in the full OFF (key removal) position, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing
the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the transmission gear selector.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go ™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
(Continued)
Key Ignition Park Interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the transmission to be in PARK
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before the ignition switch can be turned to the full OFF
(key removal) position. The Key Fob can only be removed from the ignition when the ignition is in the full
OFF position, and the transmission is locked in PARK
whenever the ignition switch is in the full OFF position.
NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the
Key Fob in the ignition switch to warn you that this
safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started
and stopped but the Key Fob cannot be removed until
you obtain service.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the transmission gear
selector 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, for
vehicles with eight-speed transmission) and the brake
pedal must be pressed.
In 8-speed vehicles, the brake pedal must also be pressed
to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or REVERSE when
the vehicle is stopped or moving at low speeds.
Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission — If
Equipped
The transmission is controlled using a rotary electronic
gear selector located on the instrument panel. The transmission gear range (PRND) is displayed both above the
gear selector and in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC). To select a gear range, simply rotate the
gear selector. You must press the brake pedal to shift the
transmission out of PARK, or to shift from NEUTRAL
into DRIVE or REVERSE, when the vehicle is stopped or
moving at low speeds (refer to ⬙Brake/Transmission Shift
Interlock System⬙ in this section). To shift past multiple
gear ranges at once (such as Park to Drive), simply rotate
the gear selector to the appropriate detent. Select the
DRIVE range for normal driving.
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The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
shifting between these gears.
The transmission gear selector has only PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, and DRIVE positions. Manual downElectronic Transmission Gear Selector
shifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select Gear Ranges
(ERS) switches (described later in this section). Pressing
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
the GEAR-/GEAR+ switches (on the steering wheel)
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
while in the DRIVE position will select the highest
available transmission gear, and will display that gear in
the instrument cluster as 1, 2, 3, etc.
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NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to NOTE: On four-wheel drive vehicles be sure that the
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. transfer case is in a drive position.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
WARNING!
PARK (P)
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.
When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the 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.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not in PARK. Make sure the transmission is
in PARK before leaving the vehicle.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 full OFF (key removal) 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.
(Continued)
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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 transmission gear selector.
• 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.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
• Before moving the gear selector out of PARK, you
must start the engine, and also press the brake
pedal. Otherwise, damage to the gear selector could
result.
The following indicator should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the transmission into PARK:
• With brake pedal released, look at the transmission
gear display and verify that it indicates PARK.
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
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NEUTRAL (N)
CAUTION! (Continued)
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!
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
DRIVE (D)
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.
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through all forward gears. The
DRIVE provides optimum driving characteristics under
all normal operating conditions.
CAUTION!
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 Electronic Range
Select (ERS) switches (refer to ⬙Electronic Range Select
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
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(ERS) Operation⬙ in this section) to select a lower gear
range. Under these conditions, using a lower gear range
will improve performance and extend transmission life
by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
restarted. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
illuminated. A message in the instrument cluster will
inform the driver of the more serious conditions, and
indicate what actions may be necessary.
During extremely cold temperatures (-22°F [-30°C] or
below), transmission operation may be modified depending on engine and transmission temperature as well as
vehicle speed. Normal operation will resume once the
transmission temperature has risen to a suitable level.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
Transmission Limp Home Mode
NOTE: In cases where the instrument cluster message
indicates the transmission may not re-engage after engine shutdown, perform this procedure only in a desired
location (preferably, at your authorized dealer).
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could 1. Stop the vehicle.
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
2. Shift the transmission into PARK, if possible. If not,
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission may
shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
operate only in certain gears, or may not shift at all.
Vehicle performance may be severely degraded and the 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. On
engine may stall. In some situations, the transmission
vehicles with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, press and hold
may not re-engage if the engine is turned off and
the ignition switch until the engine turns OFF.
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4. Wait approximately 30 seconds.
5. Restart the engine.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation —
Eight-Speed Transmission
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) switches allow the
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no driver to limit the highest available gear when the
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal transmission is in DRIVE. For example, if you shift the
operation.
transmission into 3 (third gear), the transmission will not
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- shift above third gear (except to prevent engine overmend that you visit your authorized dealer at your speed), but will shift down into second and first gears
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has normally.
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
recur.
vehicle speed. When the gear selector is in DRIVE, the
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer transmission will operate automatically, shifting between
all available gears. Tapping the GEAR- switch (on the
service is required.
steering wheel) will activate ERS mode, display the
current gear in the instrument cluster, and maintain that
gear as the top available gear. Once in ERS mode, tapping
the GEAR- or GEAR+ switch will change the top available gear.
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WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
When to Use TOW/HAUL Mode
1 — ERS (-) Switch
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/
HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce
the potential for transmission overheating or failure due
to excessive shifting.
2 — ERS (+) Switch
To exit ERS mode, simply press and hold the GEAR+
switch until “D” is once again displayed in the instrument cluster.
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the default at engine start-up. If TOW/HAUL mode is
desired, the switch must be pressed each time the engine
is started.
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 1500
Models Only (If Equipped)
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode
has been activated. Pressing the switch a second time
restores normal operation. Normal operation is always
The transmission gear position display (located in the
instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range.
The shift lever is mounted either on the right side of the
steering column (if equipped) or on the console (if
equipped). You must press the brake pedal to move the
shift lever out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission
Shift Interlock System” in this section). To drive, move
the shift lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE
position. Pull the shift lever toward you when shifting
into REVERSE or PARK, or when shifting out of PARK
(column shift only).
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The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
position will select the highest available transmission
gear, and will display that gear in the instrument cluster
as 1, 2, 3, etc.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped. NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
shifting between these gears.
The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual downshifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select
(ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range Select (ERS)
Operation” in this section). Pressing the ERS (-/+)
switches (column shift) or moving the shift lever to the
left or right (-/+) (console shift) while in the DRIVE
PARK (P)
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.
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When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added
precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
grade.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in and 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 full OFF (key removal) position, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing
the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever. Do not leave the key fob in or
near the vehicle (or in a location accessible to
children), and do not leave the ignition of a vehicle
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC
or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power
windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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• Release the shift lever and make sure it is fully seated
in the PARK gate.
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the 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.
• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position.
• When shifting into PARK, pull the column-mounted
shift lever toward you and move it all the way
counterclockwise until it stops. For console-mounted
shifter, firmly move the shift lever all the way forward
and to the left until it stops.
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.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
Reverse only after the vehicle has come to a complete
The following indicators should be used to ensure that stop.
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK posiNEUTRAL (N)
tion:
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DRIVE (D)
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.
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 and second gears, direct third gear and overdrive fourth and
fifth gears. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
To access all six available gears, you must use the
Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control, described
below.
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 Electronic Range
Select (ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range
Select (ERS) Operation)” in this section) to select a lower
gear range. Under these conditions, using a lower gear
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range will improve performance and extend transmission NOTE: Use caution when operating a heavily loaded
life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
vehicle at low speeds (such as towing a trailer up a steep
grade, or in stop-and-go traffic) during hot weather. In
If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operatthese conditions, torque converter slip can impose a
ing limits, the powertrain controller will modify the
significant additional heat load on the cooling system.
transmission shift schedule and expand the range of
Downshifting the transmission to the lowest possible
torque converter clutch engagement. This is done to
gear (when climbing a grade), or shifting to NEUTRAL
prevent transmission damage due to overheating.
(when stopped in heavy traffic) can help to reduce this
If the transmission becomes extremely hot or is in danger excess heat generation.
of overheating, the “Transmission Temperature Warning
During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
Light” may illuminate and the transmission may operate
be modified depending on engine and transmission
differently until the transmission cools down.
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of both the
torque converter clutch and the top overdrive gear are
inhibited until the transmission fluid is warm (refer to the
“Note” under “Torque Converter Clutch” in this section).
During extremely cold temperatures (-16°F [-27°C] or
below), operation may briefly be limited to first and
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direct gears only. Normal operation will resume once the In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
transmission temperature has risen to a suitable level.
following steps:
Transmission Limp Home Mode
1. Stop the vehicle.
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could 2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
in direct gear regardless of which forward gear is se- 4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
lected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to
5. Restart the engine.
operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be 6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damlonger detected, the transmission will return to normal
aging the transmission.
operation.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
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If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
service is required.
position, the transmission will operate automatically,
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation —
shifting between all available gears. Tapping the ERS (-)
Six-Speed Transmission
switch (column shift) or tapping the shift lever to the left
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the (-) (console shift) will activate ERS mode, display the
driver to limit the highest available gear when the shift current gear in the instrument cluster, and maintain that
lever is in the DRIVE position. For example, if you shift gear as the top available gear. For example, if you are in
the transmission into 3 (third gear), the transmission will DRIVE and are in third (direct) gear, when you tap the
not shift above third gear, but will shift down into second shift lever/switch one time in the (-) direction, the
and first gears normally.
display will show 4 (ERS 4 is direct gear). Another tap
down (-) will shift the transmission down to ERS 3 (the
Use of ERS (or TOW/HAUL mode) also enables an
added underdrive gear). Once in ERS mode, tapping ERS
additional underdrive gear which is not normally used
(-) or (+) will change the top available gear.
during through-gear accelerations. This additional gear
can improve vehicle performance and cooling capability
when towing a trailer on certain grades. In ERS mode,
gears 1 though 3 are underdrive gears, and ERS 4 is direct
drive. ERS 5 and 6 (Overdrive gears) are the same as the
normal fourth and fifth gears.
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Column Shift Lever
Console Shift Lever
To exit ERS mode, simply press and hold the shift lever to
the right (+) (console shift) or press the ERS (+) switch
(column shift) until “D” is once again displayed in the
instrument cluster.
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Overdrive Operation
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.
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fourth and fifth gears). The transmission will automatically shift into Overdrive if the
following conditions are present:
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum • the transmission fluid has reached an adequate temdeceleration (engine braking), simply press and hold the
perature,
shift lever to the left (-) (console shift) or the ERS (-) switch
down (column shift). The transmission will shift to the • the engine coolant (antifreeze) has reached an adequate temperature,
range from which the vehicle can best be slowed down.
• vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
CAUTION!
• the TOW/HAUL switch has not been activated.
When using ERS for engine braking while descending steep grades, be careful not to overspeed the
engine. Apply the brakes as needed to prevent engine overspeed.
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When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/
HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce
the potential for transmission overheating or failure due
to excessive shifting. When operating in TOW/HAUL
mode, transmission upshifts are delayed, and the transmission will automatically downshift (for engine braking) during steady braking maneuvers.
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TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode has
been activated. Pressing the switch a second time restores
normal operation. Normal operation is always the default at
engine start-up. If TOW/HAUL mode is desired, the switch
must be pressed each time the engine is started.
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NOTE:
WARNING!
• The torque converter clutch will not engage, and the
transmission will not shift into the top overdrive gear,
until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are
warm [usually after 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 km) of driving].
Because top gear is disabled, and the engine speed is
higher when the torque converter clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission is not shifting
properly when cold. This is normal. Using the ElecTorque Converter Clutch
tronic Range Select (ERS) shift control, when the
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
transmission is sufficiently warm, will demonstrate
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
that the transmission is able to shift into and out of
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatiOverdrive.
cally at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in • If the vehicle has not been driven for several days, the
first few seconds of operation after shifting the transthe upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
mission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
fluid partially draining from the torque converter into
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
Do not use the “TOW/HAUL” feature when driving
in icy or slippery conditions. The increased engine
braking can cause the rear wheels to slide, and the
vehicle to swing around with the possible loss of
vehicle control, which may cause an accident possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
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cause damage to the transmission. The torque con- vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
verter will refill within five seconds after starting the condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
engine.
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
The transmission gear position display (located in the
shifting between these gears.
instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range.
The shift lever is mounted on the right side of the steering The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
column. You must press the brake pedal to move the shift NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual downlever out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift shifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select
Interlock System” in this section). To drive, move the shift (ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range Select (ERS)
lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position. Operation” in this section). Pressing the ERS (-/+)
Pull the shift lever toward you when shifting into RE- switches (on the shift lever) while in the DRIVE position
will select the highest available transmission gear, and
VERSE or PARK, or when shifting out of PARK.
will display that gear in the instrument cluster as 1, 2, 3,
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
etc.
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 2500/3500
Models Only
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When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
the transmission locking mechanism may make it diffiNEUTRAL into another gear range.
cult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
grade.
Gear Ranges
PARK (P)
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.
When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
On four-wheel drive vehicles be sure that the transfer
case is in a drive position.
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 and 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 full OFF (key removal) 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 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.
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the 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, pull the shift lever toward
you and move it all the way counterclockwise until it
stops.
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• Release the shift lever and make sure it is fully seated
in the PARK gate.
• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
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.
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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If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operating limits, the powertrain controller will modify the
This range should be used for most city and highway
transmission shift schedule and expand the range of
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downtorque converter clutch engagement. This is done to
shifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
prevent transmission damage due to overheating.
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
and third gears, direct fourth gear and overdrive fifth and If the transmission becomes extremely hot or is in danger
sixth gears. The DRIVE position provides optimum driv- of overheating, the “Transmission Temperature Warning
ing characteristics under all normal operating conditions. Light” may illuminate and the transmission may operate
differently until the transmission cools down.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading condi- NOTE: Use caution when operating a heavily loaded
tions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or vehicle at low speeds (such as towing a trailer up a steep
while towing heavy trailers), use the Electronic Range grade, or in stop-and-go traffic) during hot weather. In
Select (ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range these conditions, torque converter slip can impose a
Select (ERS) Operation” in this section) to select a lower significant additional heat load on the cooling system.
gear range. Under these conditions, using a lower gear Downshifting the transmission to the lowest possible
range will improve performance and extend transmission gear (when climbing a grade), or shifting to NEUTRAL
life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
(when stopped in heavy traffic) can help to reduce this
excess heat generation.
DRIVE (D)
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During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
be modified depending on engine and transmission
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of both the
torque converter clutch and the top overdrive gear are
inhibited until the transmission fluid is warm (refer to the
“Note” under “Torque Converter Clutch” in this section).
During extremely cold temperatures (-16°F [-27°C] or
below), operation may briefly be limited to first and
direct gears only. Normal operation will resume once the
transmission temperature has risen to a suitable level.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue
to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could 5. Restart the engine.
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
in fourth gear regardless of which forward gear is
operation.
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NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
shifting between all available gears. Tapping the ERS (-)
switch will activate ERS mode, display the current gear in
the instrument cluster, and maintain that gear as the top
available gear. Once in ERS mode, tapping ERS (-) or (+)
will change the top available gear.
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
service is required.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
driver to limit the highest available gear when the shift
lever is in the DRIVE position. For example, if you shift
the transmission into 3 (third gear), the transmission will
not shift above third gear, but will shift down into second
and first gears normally.
You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
position, the transmission will operate automatically,
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To exit ERS mode, simply press and hold the ERS (+)
switch until “D” is once again displayed in the instrument cluster.
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.
CAUTION!
When using ERS for engine braking while descending steep grades, be careful not to overspeed the
engine. Apply the brakes as needed to prevent engine overspeed.
Overdrive Operation
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fifth and sixth gears). The transNOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum mission will automatically shift into Overdrive if the
deceleration (engine braking), simply press and hold the following conditions are present:
ERS (-) switch down. The transmission will shift to the • The shift lever is in the DRIVE position.
range from which the vehicle can best be slowed down.
• The transmission fluid has reached an adequate temperature.
• The engine coolant has reached an adequate temperature.
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• Vehicle speed is sufficiently high.
• The TOW/HAUL switch has not been activated.
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/
HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce
the potential for transmission overheating or failure due
to excessive shifting. When operating in TOW/HAUL
mode, transmission upshifts are delayed, and the transmission will automatically downshift (for engine braking) during steady braking maneuvers.
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode has
been activated. Pressing the switch a second time restores
normal operation. Normal operation is always the default at
engine start-up. If TOW/HAUL mode is desired, the switch
must be pressed each time the engine is started.
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NOTE:
WARNING!
• The torque converter clutch will not engage, and the
transmission will not shift to sixth gear, until the
transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm [usually after 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 km) of driving]. Because
sixth gear is disabled, and engine speed is higher when
the torque converter clutch is not engaged, it may
seem as if the transmission is not shifting properly
when cold. This is normal. Using the Electronic Range
Torque Converter Clutch
Select (ERS) shift control, when the transmission is
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
sufficiently warm, will demonstrate that the transmisincluded in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
sion is able to shift into and out of Overdrive.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly • If the vehicle has not been driven for several days, the
first few seconds of operation after shifting the transdifferent feeling or response during normal operation in
mission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the
the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
fluid partially draining from the torque converter into
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
Do not use the “TOW/HAUL” feature when driving
in icy or slippery conditions. The increased engine
braking can cause the rear wheels to slide, and the
vehicle to swing around with the possible loss of
vehicle control, which may cause an accident possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
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cause damage to the transmission. The torque con- This transfer case is intended to be driven in the 2H
verter will refill within five seconds after starting the position for normal street and highway conditions such
as dry, hard surfaced roads.
engine.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF
EQUIPPED
Four-wheel drive trucks are equipped with either a
manually shifted transfer case or an electronically shifted
transfer case. Refer to the operating instructions for your
transfer case, located in this section for further information.
Manually Shifted Transfer Case — If Equipped
The transfer case provides four mode positions.
• Two-wheel drive high range (2H)
• Four-wheel drive high range (4H)
• Neutral (N)
• Four-wheel drive low range (4L)
When additional traction is required, the 4H and 4L
positions can be used to lock the front and rear driveshafts together and force the front and rear wheels to
rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by simply
moving the shift lever to the desired positions once the
appropriate speed and gear requirements are met refer to
“Shifting Procedure – Manually Shifted Transfer Case” in
this section for further information. The 4H and 4L
positions are intended for loose, slippery road surfaces
only. Driving in the 4H and 4L positions on dry, hard
surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
The “Transfer Case Position Indicator Light” in the
instrument cluster will alert the driver that the vehicle is
in four-wheel drive and that the front and rear driveshafts are locked together. This light will illuminate when
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the transfer case is shifted into either the 4H or 4L Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
position. There is no light for the 2H or NEUTRAL there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
positions on some models.
When operating your vehicle in 4L, the engine speed is
approximately three times that of the 2H or 4H positions
at a given road speed. Take care not to overspeed the
engine and do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and
can cause damage to the drivetrain.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. The front and rear
driveshaft speeds must be equal for the shift to take
place. Shifting while only the front or rear wheels are
spinning can cause damage to the transfer case.
NOTE: Delayed shifts out of four-wheel drive may be
experienced due to uneven tire wear, low or uneven tire
pressures, excessive vehicle loading, or cold temperatures.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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For additional information on the appropriate use of each 4L
transfer case mode position, see the information below: Four-Wheel Drive Low Range — This range locks the
front and rear driveshafts together forcing the front and
2H
rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional
Rear-Wheel Drive High Range — This range is for
traction and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery
normal street and highway driving on dry hard surfaced
road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
roads.
4H
CAUTION!
Four-Wheel Drive High Range — This range locks the
front and rear driveshafts together forcing the front and
rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional
traction for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
Do not use 4L (Low) range when operating the
vehicle on dry pavement. Driveline hardware damage can result.
Shifting Procedure — Manually Shifted Transfer
Case
Neutral (N)
Neutral — This range disengages the front and rear
driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
2H To 4H
Shifting between 2H and 4H can be made with the
vehicle stopped or in motion. If the vehicle is in motion,
shifts can be made up to 55 mph (88 km/h). With the
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vehicle in motion, the transfer case will engage/ • Shifting into or out of 4L is possible with the vehicle
disengage faster if you momentarily release the acceleracompletely stopped, however difficulty may occur due
to the mating clutch teeth not being properly aligned.
tor pedal after completing the shift. Apply a constant
Several attempts may be required for clutch teeth
force when shifting the transfer case lever.
alignment and shift completion to occur. The preferred
2H Or 4H To 4L
method is with the vehicle rolling 2 to 3 mph (3 to
With the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift
5 km/h). Avoid attempting to engage or disengage 4L
the transmission into NEUTRAL. While the vehicle is
with the vehicle moving faster than 2 to 3 mph (3 to
coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the transfer
5 km/h).
case lever firmly to the desired position. Do not pause in
• Do not attempt to shift into or from 4L while the
transfer case NEUTRAL.
transmission is in gear.
NOTE:
Transfer Case Position Indicator Light
• Pausing in transfer case NEUTRAL in vehicles
The “Transfer Case Position Indicator Light” in the
equipped with an automatic transmission may require
instrument cluster is used to alert the driver that the front
shutting the engine OFF to avoid gear clash while
axle is fully engaged and all four wheels are driving.
completing the shift. If difficulty occurs, shift the
transmission into NEUTRAL, hold foot on brake, and
turn the engine OFF. Make shift to the desired mode.
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Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Four-Position Switch) — If Equipped
This electronically shifted transfer case provides four
mode positions:
This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by • Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is
• Four-wheel drive lock range (4WD LOCK)
located on the instrument panel.
• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD LOW)
• Neutral (NEUTRAL)
This electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be
driven in the two-wheel drive position (2WD) for normal
street and highway conditions on dry, hard surfaced
roads.
Transfer Case Switch (Four-Position)
When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to
maximize torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is
accomplished by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the
desired position. Refer to “Shifting Procedure” in this
section for specific shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK
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and 4WD LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery
road surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause
increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
When you select a different transfer case position, the
indicator lights will do the following:
If All Shift Conditions Are Met:
1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF.
NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL position is selected 2. The selected position indicator light will flash until the
transfer case completes the shift.
by pressing the button located on the lower left hand
corner of the 4WD Control Switch. The transfer case
3. When the shift is complete, the indicator light for the
NEUTRAL position is to be used for recreational towing
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
only. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting and
If One Or More Shift Conditions Are Not Met:
Operating” for further information.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
1. The indicator light for the current position will remain
ON.
The Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights (4WD and
4LOW) are located in the instrument cluster and indicate 2. The newly selected position indicator light will conthe current and desired transfer case selection.
tinue to flash.
3. The transfer case will not shift.
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NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
the control knob back to the current position, wait five
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift requirements, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer
case, located in this section.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning, as this can cause
damage to driveline components.
WARNING!
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2WD or
4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed. Take care
not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed 25 mph
The “SVC 4WD Warning Light” monitors the electronic (40 km/h).
shift four-wheel drive system. If this light remains on
after engine start up or illuminates during driving, it Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
means that the four-wheel drive system is not function- on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
ing properly and that service is required.
drivetrain.
Always engage the parking brake when powering down
the vehicle if the “SVC 4WD Warning Light” is illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may allow the
vehicle to roll, which may cause personal injury.
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For additional information on the appropriate use of each
transfer case mode position, see the information below:
WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
2WD
Rear Wheel Drive High Range — This range is for normal
street and highway driving on dry, hard surfaced roads.
4WD LOCK
Four-Wheel Drive Lock Range — This range maximizes
torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. This range provides
additional traction for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
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4WD LOW
Shifting Procedure
Four-Wheel Drive Low Range — This range provides low NOTE:
speed four-wheel drive. It maximizes torque to the front
• If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case
driveshaft, forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
position have not been met, the transfer case will not
the same speed. This range provides additional traction
shift. The position indicator light for the previous
and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road
position will remain ON and the newly selected posisurfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
tion indicator light will continue to flash until all the
NEUTRAL (N)
requirements for the selected position have been met.
To retry a shift: return the control knob back to the
Neutral — This range disengages both the front and rear
original position, make certain all shift requirements
driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing
have been met, wait five seconds and try the shift
behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in
again.
“Starting and Operating” for further information.
• If all the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have been met, the current position indicator
light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator light
will flash until the transfer case completes the shift. When
the shift is complete, the position indicator light for the
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
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2WD To 4WD LOCK
2WD Or 4WD LOCK To 4WD LOW
Rotate the 4WD control switch to the desired position.
Shifts between 2WD and 4WD LOCK can be done with
the vehicle stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in
motion, the transfer case will engage/disengage faster if
you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after turning the control switch. If the vehicle is stopped, the
ignition switch must be in the ON position with the
engine either running or off. This shift cannot be completed if the ignition switch is in the ACC position.
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW some
gear noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2 to
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h) or completely stopped. You can use
either of the following procedures:
Preferred Procedure
1. With the engine running, slow the vehicle to 2 to
NOTE: The four-wheel drive system will not allow shifts
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
between 2WD/4WD LOCK if the front and/or rear
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
wheels are spinning (no traction). In this situation, the
selected position indicator light will flash and the origi- 3. While still rolling, rotate the transfer case control
nal position indicator light will remain ON. At this time,
switch to the desired position.
reduce speed and stop spinning the wheels to complete
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
the shift.
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
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Alternate Procedure
NOTE:
• If Steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate
Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the
2. With the ignition switch in the ON position and the
shift, then the desired position indicator light will flash
engine running, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
continuously while the original position indicator light
3. Rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired
is ON, until all requirements have been met.
position.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON position for a
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
shift to take place and for the position indicator lights
to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the ON
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
position, the shift will not take place and no position
indicator lights will be on or flashing.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
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Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Five-Position Switch) — If Equipped
This electronically shifted transfer case provides five
mode positions:
This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by • Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is
• Four-wheel drive automatic range (4WD AUTO)
located on the instrument panel.
• Four-wheel drive lock range (4WD LOCK)
• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD LOW)
• Neutral (NEUTRAL)
This electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be
driven in the two–wheel drive position (2WD) or four wheel drive position (4WD AUTO) for normal street and
highway conditions on dry hard surfaced roads). Driving
the vehicle in 2WD will have greater fuel economy
benefits as the front axle is not engaged in 2WD.
Transfer Case Switch (Five–Position)
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For variable driving conditions, the 4WD AUTO mode
can be used. In this mode, the front axle is engaged, but
the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. Four wheel drive will be automatically engaged when the
vehicle senses a loss of traction. Because the front axle is
engaged, this mode will result in lower fuel economy
than the 2WD mode.
NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL position is selected
by depressing the button located on the lower left hand
corner of the 4WD Control Switch. The transfer case
NEUTRAL position is to be used for recreational towing
only. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to
maximize torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is
accomplished by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the
desired position. Refer to “Shifting Procedure” for specific shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
The Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights (4WD,
4LOW, and 4WD AUTO) are located in the instrument
cluster and indicate the current and desired transfer case
selection. When you select a different transfer case position, the indicator lights will do the following:
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
If All Shift Conditions Are Met:
1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF.
2. The selected position indicator light will flash until the
transfer case completes the shift.
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3. When the shift is complete, the indicator light for the The “SVC 4WD Warning Light” monitors the electronic
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
shift four-wheel drive system. If this light remains on
after engine start up or illuminates during driving, it
If One Or More Shift Conditions Are Not Met:
means that the four-wheel drive system is not function1. The indicator light for the current position will remain ing properly and that service is required.
ON.
2. The newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash.
3. The transfer case will not shift.
WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the “SVC 4WD Warning Light” is
illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may
allow the vehicle to roll which may cause personal
injury or death.
NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
the control knob back to the current position, wait five NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift require- front or rear wheels are spinning. This could cause
ments, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer damage to driveline components.
case, located in this section.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2WD, 4WD
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AUTO or 4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed.
Take care not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed
25 mph (40 km/h).
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
drivetrain.
WARNING! (Continued)
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction, For additional information on the appropriate use of each
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping transfer case mode position, see the information below:
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
2WD
Rear-Wheel Drive High Range - This range is for normal
street and highway driving on dry hard surfaced roads.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
(Continued)
4WD AUTO
Four-Wheel Drive Auto Range - This range sends power
to the rear wheels. The four – wheel drive system will be
automatically engaged when the vehicle senses a loss of
traction. Additional traction for varying road conditions.
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towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for further inforFour-Wheel Drive Lock Range - This range maximizes
mation.
torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction Shifting Procedure
for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
NOTE:
4WD LOW
• If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case
Four - Wheel Drive Low Range - This range provides low
position have not been met, the transfer case will not
speed four-wheel drive. It maximizes torque to the front
shift. The position indicator light for the previous
driveshaft , forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
position will remain ON and the newly selected posithe same speed. This range provides additional traction
tion indicator light will continue to flash until all the
and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road
requirements for the selected position have been met.
surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
To retry a shift: return the control knob back to the
original position, make certain all shift requirements
NEUTRAL (N)
have been met, wait five seconds and try the shift
Neutral - This range disengages both the front and rear
again.
driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
4WD LOCK
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• If all the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have been met, the current position indicator
light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator light
will flash until the transfer case completes the shift.
When the shift is complete, the position indicator light
for the selected position will stop flashing and remain
ON.
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Five-Position Switch) — If Equipped
This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by
the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is
located on the instrument panel.
Transfer Case Switch (Five–Position)
This electronically shifted transfer case provides five
mode positions:
• Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
• Four-wheel drive automatic range (4WD AUTO)
• Four-wheel drive lock range (4WD LOCK)
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• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD LOW)
This electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be
driven in the two–wheel drive position (2WD) or fourwheel drive position (4WD AUTO) for normal street and
highway conditions on dry hard surfaced roads). Driving
the vehicle in 2WD will have greater fuel economy
benefits as the front axle is not engaged in 2WD.
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is
accomplished by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the
desired position. Refer to “Shifting Procedure” for specific shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
For variable driving conditions, the 4WD AUTO mode
can be used. In this mode, the front axle is engaged, but
the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. Four-wheel
drive will be automatically engaged when the vehicle
senses a loss of traction. Because the front axle is engaged, this mode will result in lower fuel economy than
the 2WD mode.
NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL position is selected
by depressing the recessed button (with a ballpoint pen
or similar object) located in the center of the 4WD Control
Switch. The transfer case NEUTRAL position is to be
used for recreational towing only. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
• Neutral (NEUTRAL)
When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to
maximize torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front
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Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
If One Or More Shift Conditions Are Not Met:
The Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights (4WD, 1. The indicator light for the current position will remain
4LOW, and 4WD AUTO) are located in the instrument
ON.
cluster and indicate the current and desired transfer case
selection. When you select a different transfer case posi- 2. The newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash.
tion, the indicator lights will do the following:
3. The transfer case will not shift.
If All Shift Conditions Are Met:
NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
2. The selected position indicator light will flash until the case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
transfer case completes the shift.
the control knob back to the current position, wait five
3. When the shift is complete, the indicator light for the seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift requirements, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
case, located in this section.
1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF.
The “SVC 4WD Warning Light” monitors the electronic
shift four-wheel drive system. If this light remains on
after engine start up or illuminates during driving, it
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means that the four-wheel drive system is not function- Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
ing properly and that service is required.
on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
drivetrain.
WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the “SVC 4WD Warning Light” is
illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may
allow the vehicle to roll which may cause personal
injury or death.
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. This could cause
damage to driveline components.
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2WD, 4WD
AUTO or 4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed.
Take care not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed
25 mph (40 km/h).
WARNING!
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For additional information on the appropriate use of each 4WD LOW
transfer case mode position, see the information below: Four-Wheel Drive Low Range - This range provides low
2WD
speed four-wheel drive. It maximizes torque to the front
driveshaft , forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
Rear-Wheel Drive High Range - This range is for normal
the same speed. This range provides additional traction
street and highway driving on dry hard surfaced roads.
and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road
4WD AUTO
surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
Four-Wheel Drive Auto Range - This range sends power NEUTRAL (N)
to the rear wheels. The four–wheel drive system will be
Neutral - This range disengages both the front and rear
automatically engaged when the vehicle senses a loss of
traction. Additional traction for varying road conditions. driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
4WD LOCK
Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for further inforFour-Wheel Drive Lock Range - This range maximizes mation.
torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction
for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
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Shifting Procedure
2WD To 4WD AUTO Or 4WD LOCK
NOTE:
Press the desired position on the 4WD Control Switch to
shift the transfer case. Shifts between 2WD and 4WD
AUTO and 4WD LOCK can be done with the vehicle
stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in motion, the
transfer case will engage/disengage faster if you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after turning the
control switch. If the vehicle is stopped, the ignition
switch must be in the ON position with the engine either
running or OFF. This shift cannot be completed if the
ignition switch is in the ACC position.
• If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have not been met, the transfer case will not
shift. The position indicator light for the previous
position will remain ON and the newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash until all the
requirements for the selected position have been met.
• If all the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have been met, the current position indicator
light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator light
will flash until the transfer case completes the shift.
When the shift is complete, the position indicator light
for the selected position will stop flashing and remain
ON.
2WD Or 4WD AUTO Or 4WD LOCK To 4WD LOW
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW some
gear noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
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Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2 to 3. Press the desired position on the transfer case control
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h) or completely stopped. Use either of
switch.
the following procedures:
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
Preferred Procedure
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
1. With the engine running, slow the vehicle to 2 to NOTE:
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
• If Steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the shift
or if they no longer are being met while the shift
3. While still rolling, press the desired position on the
attempt is in process, the desired position indicator
transfer case control switch.
light will flash continuously while the original position
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
indicator light is ON, until all requirements have been
met.
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON position for a
shift to take place and for the position indicator lights
1. Bring the vehicle to complete stop.
to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the ON
position, then the shift will not take place and no
2. With the ignition switch in the ON position and the
engine running, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
Alternate Procedure
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AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (1500 MODELS ONLY)
— IF EQUIPPED
Description
The air suspension system provides full time load leveling capability along with the benefit of being able to
adjust vehicle height by the push of a button.
5
Air Suspension Switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Up Button
Down Button
Entry/Exit Mode Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
Normal Ride Height Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
Off-Road 1 Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
Off-Road 2 Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
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NOTE: The vehicle will automatically enter Aero Mode
when the vehicle speed remains between 62 mph
(100 km/h) and 66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20
seconds or if the vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph (106 km/h).
may not be available due to vehicle payload, an EVIC
message will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
• Normal Ride Height (NRH) – This is the standard
position of the suspension and is meant for normal • Off-Road 2 (OR2) (Raises the vehicle approximately
2 in [51 mm]) – This position is intended for off-roading
driving.
use only where maximum ground clearance is required.
• Off-Road 1 (OR1) (Raises the vehicle approximately
To enter OR2, press the “Up” button twice from the NRH
1 in [26 mm]) – This position should be the primary
position or once from the OR1 position while vehicle
position for all off-road driving until Off Road 2 (OR2)
speed is below 20 mph (32 km/h). While in OR2, if the
is needed. A smoother and more comfortable ride will
vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph (40 km/h) the vehicle
result. To enter OR1, press the “Up” button once from
height will be automatically lowered to OR1. Off-Road 2
the NRH position while the vehicle speed is below
may not be available due to vehicle payload, an EVIC
35 mph (56 km/h). When in the OR1 position, if the
message will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to
vehicle speed remains between 40 mph (64 km/h) and
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Un50 mph (80 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informavehicle speed exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h), the vehicle
tion.
will be automatically lowered to NRH. Off-Road 1
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• If the vehicle is in OFFROAD1 or OFFROAD2 setting,
be aware of your surroundings, you may not have the
clearance required for certain areas and vehicle damage may occur.
Uconnect® Radio when equipped with UConnect® 5.0,
8.4A, or 8.4AN. Refer to ⬙Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)⬙ in ⬙Understanding Your Instrument
Panel⬙ or “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Aero Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately .6 in
[15 mm]) – This position provides improved aerody- • Entry/Exit Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately 2
in [51 mm]) – This position lowers the vehicle for
namics by lowering the vehicle. The vehicle will
easier passenger entry and exit as well as lowering the
automatically enter Aero Mode when the vehicle
rear of the vehicle for easier loading and unloading of
speed remains between 62 mph (100 km/h) and
cargo. To enter Entry/Exit Mode, press the “Down”
66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the
button once from the NRH while the vehicle speed is
vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph (106 km/h). The vehicle
below 33 mph (53 km/h). Once the vehicle speed goes
will return to NRH from Aero Mode if the vehicle
below 15 mph (24 km/h) the vehicle height will begin
speed remains between 30 mph (48 km/h) and 35 mph
to lower. If the vehicle speed remains between 15 mph
(56 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the vehicle
(24 km/h) and 25 mph (40 km/h) for greater than 60
speed falls below 30 mph (48 km/h).
seconds, or the vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph
NOTE: Automatic Aero Mode may be disabled through
(40 km/h) the Entry/Exit change will be cancelled. To
vehicle settings in the Electronic Vehicle Information
return to Normal Height Mode, press the “Up” button
Center (EVIC) when equipped with Uconnect 3.0, or your
once while in Entry/Exit or drive the vehicle over
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15 mph (24 km/h). Entry/Exit mode may not be
available due to vehicle payload, an EVIC message
will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to ⬙Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)⬙ in ⬙Understanding
Your Instrument Panel⬙ for further information.
This system uses a lifting and lowering pattern which
keeps the headlights from incorrectly shining into oncoming traffic. When raising the vehicle, the rear of the vehicle
will move up first and then the front. When lowering the
vehicle, the front will move down first and then the rear.
NOTE: Entry/Exit mode may be achieved using your
key fob for easier entry/loading. Refer to “A Word About
Your Keys” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
After the engine is turned off, it may be noticed that the
air suspension system operates briefly, this is normal. The
system is correcting the position of the vehicle to ensure
a proper appearance.
• When in ENTRY/EXIT setting, be aware of your sur- To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension
roundings, you may not have the clearance required for system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling
to be disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
certain areas and vehicle damage may occur.
Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
The system requires that the ignition be in ON/RUN Panel” for further information.
position or the engine running for all user requested
changes. When lowering the vehicle all of the doors, NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all enabling/
must be closed. If a door is opened at any time while the disabling of air suspension features must be done through
vehicle is lowering the change will not be completed the radio. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
until the open door(s) is closed.
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Transport Mode
WARNING!
The air suspension system uses a high pressure
volume of air to operate the system. To avoid personal injury or damage to the system, see your
authorized dealer for service.
Air Suspension Modes
To assist with flat bed towing, the air suspension system
has a feature which will put the vehicle into Entry/Exit
height and disable the automatic load leveling system.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
The Air Suspension system has multiple modes to protect NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
running.
the system in unique situations:
Wheel Alignment Mode
Tire/Jack Mode
To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension
system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling
to be disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be
enabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine running.
running.
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Protection Mode
In order to “protect” the air suspension system, the
vehicle will enter Protection Mode when load leveling
cannot be achieved. Some driving may be required to
clear the protection mode telltale in the EVIC. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display Messages
When the appropriate conditions exist, a message will
appear in the EVIC display. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
An audible chime will be heard whenever a system error
has been detected.
Operation
The indicator lamps 3 through 6 will illuminate to show
the current position of the vehicle. Flashing indicator
lamps will show a position which the system is working
to achieve. When raising, if multiple indicator lamps are
flashing, the highest flashing indicator lamp is the position the system is working to achieve. When lowering, if
multiple indicators are flashing, the lowest solid indicator lamp is the position the system is working to achieve.
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Pressing the “UP” button once will move the suspension
one position higher from the current position, assuming
all conditions are met (i.e. key in ON/RUN position,
engine running, speed below threshold, etc). The “UP”
button can be pressed multiple times, each press will
raise the requested level by one position up to a maximum position of OR2 or the highest position allowed
based on current conditions (i.e. vehicle speed, etc).
Automatic height changes will occur based on vehicle
speed and the current vehicle height. The indicator lamps
and EVIC messages will operate the same for automatic
changes and user requested changes.
• Off-Road 2 (OR2) – Indicator lamps 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be
illuminated when the vehicle is in OR2.
• Off-Road 1 (OR1) – Indicator lamps 3, 4 and 5 will be
illuminated when the vehicle is in OR1.
Pressing the “DOWN” button once will move the suspension one position lower from the current level, as- • Normal Ride Height (NRH)/Aero Mode – Indicator
suming all conditions are met (i.e. key in ON/RUN
lamps 3 and 4 will be illuminated when the vehicle is
position, engine running, doors closed, speed below
in this position.
threshold, etc). The “DOWN” button can be pressed
• Entry/Exit Mode – Indicator lamp 3 will be illumimultiple times, each press will lower the requested level
nated when the vehicle is in Entry Exit Mode. Entry/
by one position down to a minimum of Entry/Exit Mode
Exit mode can be requested up to 33 mph (53 km/h).
or the lowest position allowed based on current condiIf vehicle speed is reduced to, and kept below, 15 mph
tions (i.e. vehicle speed, etc.)
(24 km/h) indicator lamp 4 will flash and indicator
lamp 3 will remain solid until Entry/Exit Mode is
achieved at which point indicator lamp 4 will turn off.
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• Transport Mode – No indicator lamps will be illuminated. Transport Mode is disabled by driving the
vehicle.
• Tire/Jack Mode – indicator lamps 3 and 6 will be
illuminated. Tire/Jack Mode is disabled by driving the
vehicle.
• Wheel Alignment Mode – indicator lamps 3 and 4 will
be illuminated. Wheel Alignment Mode is disabled by
driving the vehicle.
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (2500/3500 MODELS
ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
Rear Leveling Ride Height Switch
Normal Ride Height (NRH) – This is the standard
Description
position of the suspension and is meant for normal
The air suspension system is a rear leveling ride height driving.
system. The main purpose of this system is to maintain
the truck’s rear ride height level.
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Trailer Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately 1 in (25
mm) – This position will lower the rear suspension and
provide load leveling for all loading conditions including
towing a trailer. The trailer button will blink continuously until trailer height has been achieved.
WARNING!
The air suspension system uses a high pressure
volume of air to operate the system. To avoid personal injury or damage to the system, see your
authorized dealer for service.
The system requires that the ignition be in ON/RUN
position or the engine running for all user requested
Air Suspension Modes
changes.
The Air Suspension system has multiple modes to protect
After the engine is turned off, it may be noticed that the
the system in unique situations:
air suspension system operates briefly, this is normal. The
system is correcting the position of the vehicle to ensure Tire/Jack Mode
a proper appearance.
To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension
NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect® Access
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling
to be disabled. This mode is intended to be used with
engine running. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
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NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
running.
running.
Transport Mode
Protection Mode
To assist with flat bed towing, the air suspension system
has a feature which will put the vehicle below Normal
Ride Height (NRH) and disable the automatic load
leveling system. This mode is intended to be used with
engine running. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
In order to “protect” the air suspension system, the
vehicle will enter Protection Mode when load leveling
cannot be achieved. Some driving may be required to
clear the protection mode telltale in the EVIC. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
running.
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
Wheel Alignment Mode
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inBefore performing a wheel alignment this mode must be formation.
enabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display Messages
NOTE: The LED will continuously blink until Normal
Ride Height (NRH) has been achieved.
When the appropriate conditions exist, a message will • Transport Mode – No indicator lamps will be illumiappear in the EVIC display. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
nated. Transport Mode is disabled by driving the
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
vehicle.
Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Tire/Jack Mode – The LED will be illuminated. Tire/
An audible chime will be heard whenever a system error
Jack Mode is disabled by driving the vehicle.
has been detected.
• Wheel Alignment Mode – The LED will be illumiOperation
nated. Wheel Alignment Mode is disabled by driving
the vehicle.
Pushing the Trailer Mode button once, while at Normal
Ride Height (NRH) will lower the vehicle to trailer level.
AXLE LOCKER SYSTEM — POWER WAGON
NOTE: The LED will continuously blink until vehicle MODELS ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
trailer level that been achieved.
This vehicle is equipped with electronically locking front
Pushing the Trailer Mode again will raise the vehicle to and rear differentials. These differentials, when engaged,
mechanically lock together the axle shafts forcing the
Normal Ride Height (NRH).
wheels to spin at an equal rate. This allows the vehicle to
maintain its momentum and prevents it from becoming
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stuck. The locking front and rear differentials should only
be engaged during low-speed, extreme off-road situations where one wheel is likely to not be in contact with
the ground. It is not recommended to drive the vehicle
with the differentials locked on pavement due to the
reduced ability to turn and speed limitations.
CAUTION!
• Do not lock the front or rear axle on hard surfaced
roads. The ability to steer the vehicle is reduced
and damage to the drivetrain may occur when the
axles are locked on hard surfaced roads.
• Do not try to lock the rear axle if the vehicle is
stuck and the tires are spinning. You can damage
drivetrain components. Lock the rear axle before
attempting situations or navigating terrain, which
could possibly cause the vehicle to become stuck.
The locking axles are controlled by the axle locker switch.
The switch has three positions, AXLE UNLOCK, REAR
LOCK, and FRONT/REAR LOCK. Under normal driving conditions, the switch should be left in the AXLE
UNLOCK position. In the AXLE UNLOCK position, the
front and rear axles are unlocked. In the REAR LOCK
position, the rear axle is locked. In the FRONT/REAR
LOCK position, the front and rear axles are locked.
NOTE: Even when the axles are in the AXLE UNLOCK
position, the limited slip differential in the rear axle still
provides torque biasing capability for moderate low
traction environments.
During the command to lock the axle, the indicator light
will flash until the axle is locked. After the lock command
has been successfully executed, the light will remain on
solid.
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To lock the rear axle, place the vehicle in 4LO. Refer to
WARNING! (Continued)
“Four Wheel Drive Operation” in “Starting and Operating” for further information. Move the axle locker switch driving will reduce the steering ability. This could
position to REAR LOCK while traveling less than 3 mph cause a collision and you may be seriously injured.
(5 km/h). The RR indicator light will remain on when the
To lock the front axle; move the axle locker switch to
rear axle is locked.
FRONT/REAR LOCK while traveling less than 3 mph
NOTE: Left to right wheel speed difference may be (5 km/h). The indicator light will be solid when the front
necessary to allow the axle to fully lock. If the indicator axle is locked.
light is flashing after placing the switch in the REAR
NOTE: The rear axle must be locked before the front axle
LOCK or FRONT/REAR LOCK position, drive the vewill lock.
hicle in a turn or on loose gravel to expedite the locking
action.
To unlock the front axle; move the axle locker switch to
REAR LOCK. The FRONT/REAR LOCK indicator light
will go out when the axle is unlocked.
WARNING!
Do not use the locked axle position for normal
driving. A locked front axle is intended for off-road
driving only. Locking the front axle during on-road
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NOTE: The axle lockers could be torque locked due to
side to side loads on the axle. Driving slowly while
turning the steering wheel from a left hand turn to a right
hand turn or driving in REVERSE for a short distance
may be required to release the torque lock and unlock the
axles.
advantage to increasing ride height is the positive effect
it has on approach/departure and break over angles.
This system is controlled by the electronic control sway
bar switch located on the instrument panel.
To unlock the rear axle; move the axle locker switch to
AXLE UNLOCK. The REAR LOCK indicator light will go
out when the rear axle is unlocked.
STABILIZER/SWAY BAR SYSTEM — POWER
WAGON ONLY
Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic disconnecting
stabilizer/sway bar. This system allows greater front
suspension travel in off-road situations.
Due to the use of taller springs, this vehicle has an
increased ride height of approximately 1.9 in (48.3 mm) 1 — On Road
2 — Off Road
in the front and 1.5 in (38.1 mm) in the rear. A major
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The switch has two positions; On-Road and Off-Road.
The system is normally in the On-Road mode, indicated
by a solid green light. The stabilizer/sway bar should
remain in the On-Road mode during normal driving
conditions.
WARNING!
Do not disconnect the stabilizer bar and drive on
hard surfaced roads or at speeds above 18 mph
(29 km/h), you may lose control of the vehicle, which
could result in serious injury or death. The front
stabilizer bar enhances vehicle stability and is necessary for maintaining control of the vehicle. The
system monitors vehicle speed and will attempt to
reconnect the stabilizer bar at speeds over 18 mph
(29 km/h). This is indicated by a flashing off road
light and solid on road light. Once vehicle speed is
reduced below 14 mph (22 km/h), the system will
attempt to return to the Off-Road mode.
To disconnect the stabilizer/sway bar, shift to either 4HI
or 4LO as shown in “Four Wheel Drive Operation” and
press the right hand Off Road stabilizer/sway bar button
to obtain the Off-Road position. The amber indicator
light will flash until the stabilizer/sway bar has been
fully disconnected.
NOTE: The stabilizer/sway bar may be torque locked
due to left and right suspension height differences. This
condition is due to driving surface differences or vehicle
loading. In order for the stabilizer/sway bar to
disconnect/reconnect, the right and left halves of the bar
must be aligned. This alignment may require that the
vehicle be driven onto level ground or rocked from side
to side.
To return to the On-Road mode; press the left hand On
Road stabilizer/sway bar button .
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WARNING!
If the stabilizer/sway bar will not return to On-Road
mode, vehicle stability is greatly reduced. Do not
attempt to drive the vehicle over 18 mph (29 km/h).
Driving faster than 18 mph (29 km/h) may cause loss
of control of the vehicle, which could result in
serious injury or death. Contact your local service
center for assistance.
agency to determine the designated off-road vehicle
(ORV) trails or recreation areas. You should always tread
lightly and only use established roads, trails or ORV
recreational areas. The National Forest Service, Bureau of
Land Management or local Department of Natural Resources are a wealth of information and usually have
maps with marked trails.
Skid Plates And Underbody Protection
Steel skid plates protect the major driveline components
of the truck including the fuel tank, transfer case and
SAFE OFF-ROAD DRIVING — POWER WAGON
steering damper. In addition, this vehicle is equipped
ONLY
with boxed cross members and fore/aft rails. This addiOff-Road Driving Tips And Vehicle Characteristics tional protection allows the vehicle to be utilized in
Your vehicle has excellent on and off-road capabilities. severe off-road situations that would be considered imThese off-road capabilities will allow you to explore passable by a normal truck.
those wilderness trails where few travel, providing a
source of exciting and satisfying recreation. Before you
venture out, you should contact your local governmental
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Ramp Travel Index (RTI)
CAUTION!
The ramp travel index is the distance, in inches, that you
can drive your vehicle with one wheel on a 20-degree
ramp without lifting any other wheel off the ground. This
distance up the ramp divided by the wheelbase of the
vehicle and multiplied by 1,000 is the RTI. This vehicle
has an RTI of 655, which means you can articulate one
front wheel 32 inches in the air while the other three
wheels remain in contact with the ground.
The door sill height is 25 inches. Water may intrude
into the interior of the vehicle at greater depths.
Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation
Many off-road driving conditions require the simultaneous use of the brake and throttle (two footed driving).
When climbing rocks, logs, or other stepped objects,
using light brake pressure with light throttle will keep the
Water Fording Characteristics
vehicle from jerking or lurching. This technique is also
Water fording characteristic is the vehicle’s ability to cross a used when you need to stop and restart a vehicle on a
body of still water, where the powertrain and drivetrain are steep incline.
safe from water ingestion. This vehicle has high water
The Basics Of Off-Road Driving
fording characteristics with the ability to cross a pool of
water, without stopping, 24 inches deep at a maximum You will encounter many types of terrain driving offspeed of 10 mph (16 km/h) and a pool of water 30 inches road. You should be familiar with the terrain and area
deep at a maximum speed of 5 mph (8 km/h), both with an before proceeding. There are many types of surface
conditions: hard packed dirt, gravel, rocks, grass, sand,
entrance ramp angle of 1.3 degrees.
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mud, snow and ice. Every surface has a different effect on
your vehicle’s steering, handling and traction. Controlling your vehicle is one of the keys to successful off-road
driving, so always keep a firm grip on the steering wheel
and maintain a good driving posture. Avoid sudden
accelerations, turns or braking. In most cases there are no
road signs, posted speed limits or signal lights. Therefore
you will need to use your own good judgment on what is
safe and what isn’t. When on a trail you should always be
looking ahead for surface obstacles and changes in
terrain. The key is to plan your future driving route while
remembering what you are currently driving over.
CAUTION!
Never park your vehicle over dry grass or other
combustible materials. The heat from your vehicle
exhaust system could cause a fire.
WARNING!
Always wear your seat belt and firmly tie down
cargo. Unsecured cargo can become projectiles in an
off-road situation.
When To Use Low Range
When driving off-road, shift into 4L (Low Range) for
additional traction or to improve handling and control on
slippery or difficult terrain. Due to the lower gearing, low
range will allow the engine to operate in a higher power
range. This will allow you to idle over obstacles and
down hills, with improved control and less effort. Also,
use 4L (Low Range) in rain, ice, snow, mud, sand, to get
heavy loads rolling, improve traction, or whenever 4H
(High Range) traction will not do the job.
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Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
CAUTION!
There is a drastic reduction in traction when driving in
On icy or slippery roads, do not downshift at high
snow, mud or sand. The vehicle will be less responsive to
steering, acceleration and braking inputs. Therefore you engine RPMs or vehicle speeds because engine brakshould accelerate slowly, leave greater stopping distances ing may cause skidding and loss of control.
and avoid abrupt vehicle maneuvers. You want to keep a
• Mud – Deep mud creates a great deal of suction
slow constant steady pace. The key is to maintain the
around the tires and is very difficult to get through.
vehicle’s momentum.
You should use 4L (Low Range) with a gear low
enough to maintain your momentum without shifting.
• Snow – In heavy snow or for additional control and
If you start to slow to a stop, try turning your steering
traction at slower speeds, shift the transmission to a
wheel no more than a ¼ turn quickly back and forth
low gear and shift the transfer case to 4L (Low Range)
for additional traction. Mud holes pose an increased
if necessary. Do not shift to a lower gear than necessary
threat of vehicle damage and getting stuck. They are
to maintain headway. Over-revving the engine can
normally full of debris from previous vehicles getting
spin the wheels and traction will be lost. If you start to
stuck. As a good practice before entering any mud
slow to a stop, try turning your steering wheel no more
hole, get out and determine how deep it is, if there are
than a ¼ turn quickly back and forth, while still
any hidden obstacles and if the vehicle can be safely
applying throttle. This will allow the tires to get a fresh
recovered if stuck.
⬙bite⬙ and help maintain your momentum.
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• Sand – Soft sand is very difficult to travel through with
full tire pressure. When crossing soft sandy spots in a
trail maintain your vehicle’s momentum and do not
stop. The key to driving in soft sand using the appropriate tire pressure, accelerating slowly, avoiding
abrupt maneuvers and maintaining the vehicle’s momentum. If you are going to be driving on large soft
sandy areas or dunes, reduce your tire pressure to a
minimum of 15 psi (103 kPa) to allow for a greater tire
surface area. Reduced tire pressure will drastically
improve your traction and handling, while driving on
the soft sand, but you must return the tires to normal
air pressure before driving on pavement or other hard
surfaces. Be sure you have a way to air the tires back
up prior to reducing the pressure.
CAUTION!
Reduced tire pressures may cause tire unseating and
total loss of air pressure. To reduce the risk of tire
unseating, while at a reduced tire pressure, reduce
your speed and avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers.
Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High
Points)
While driving off road, you will encounter many types of
terrain. These varying types of terrain bring different
types of obstacles. Before proceeding review the path
ahead to determine the correct approach and your ability
to safely recover the vehicle if something goes wrong.
Keeping a firm grip on the steering wheel, bring the
vehicle to a complete stop and then inch the vehicle
forward until it makes contact with the object. Apply the
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throttle lightly while holding a light brake pressure and Crossing Large Rocks
ease the vehicle up and over the object.
When approaching large rocks, choose a path which
ensures you drive over the largest with your tires. This
WARNING!
will lift your undercarriage over the obstacle. The tread of
Crossing obstacles can cause abrupt steering system the tire is tougher and thicker than the side wall and is
loading which could cause you to loose control of designed to take the abuse. Always look ahead and make
every effort to cross the large rocks with your tires.
your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Using A Spotter
There are many times where it is hard to see the obstacle • Never attempt to straddle a rock that is large
or determine the correct path. Determining the correct
enough to strike your axles or undercarriage.
path can be extremely difficult when you are confronting • Never attempt to drive over a rock which is large
many obstacles. In these cases have someone guide you
enough to contact the door sills.
over, through, or around the obstacle. Have the person
stand a safe distance in front of you where they can see Crossing A Ravine, Gully, Ditch, Washout Or Rut
the obstacle, watch your tires and undercarriage, and When crossing a ravine, gully, ditch, washout or a large
guide you through.
rut, the angled approach is the key to maintaining your
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vehicle’s mobility. Approach these obstacles at a 45degree angle and let each tire go through the obstacle
independently. You need to use caution when crossing
large obstacles with steep sides. Do not attempt to cross
any large obstacle with steep sides at an angle great
enough to put the vehicle at risk of a rollover. If you get
caught in a rut, dig a small trench to the right or left at a
45-degree angle ahead of the front tires. Use the removed
dirt to fill the rut ahead of the turnout you just created.
You should now be able to drive out following the trench
you just created at a 45-degree angle.
WARNING!
There is an increased risk of rollover when crossing
an obstacle, at any angle, with steep sides.
Crossing Logs
To cross a log, approach it at a slight angle (approximately 10 to 15 degrees). This allows one front tire to be
on top of the log while the other just starts to climb the
log. While climbing the log, modulate your brake and
accelerator to avoid spinning the log out from under your
tires. Then ease the vehicle off the log using your brakes.
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to cross a log with a greater diameter
than the running ground clearance or the vehicle will
become high centered.
Getting High Centered
If you get hung up or high centered on an object, get out
of the vehicle and try to determine what the vehicle is
hung up on, where it is contacting the underbody and
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what is the best direction to recover the vehicle. Depending on what you are in contact with, jack the vehicle up
and place a few rocks under the tires so the weight is off
of the high point when you let the vehicle down. You can
also try rocking the vehicle or winching the vehicle off
the object.
feel confident with the vehicle and your abilities. You
should always climb hills straight up and down. Never
attempt to climb a hill on an angle.
• Before Climbing A Steep Hill – As you approach a
hill consider its grade or steepness. Determine if it is
too steep. Look to see what the traction is on the hill
side trail. Is the trail straight up and down? What is on
CAUTION!
top and the other side? Are there ruts, rocks, branches
or other obstacles on the path? Can you safely recover
Winching or rocking the vehicle off hard objects
the vehicle if something goes wrong? If everything
increases the risk of underbody damage.
looks good and you feel confident, then change transHill Climbing
mission into a lower gear, shift the transfer case into 4L
(Low) and proceed with caution. You should use first
Hill climbing requires good judgment and a good undergear and 4L (Low Range) for very steep hills.
standing of your abilities and your vehicle’s limitations.
Hills can cause serious problems. Some are just too steep • Driving Up Hill – Once you have determined your
to climb and should not be attempted. You should always
ability to proceed and have shifted into the appropriate gear, line your vehicle up for the straightest possible run. Accelerate with an easy constant throttle and
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apply more power as you start up the hill. Do not race
WARNING!
forward into a steep grade, the abrupt change of grade
could cause you to lose control. If the front end begins Never attempt to climb a hill at an angle or turn
to bounce, ease off the throttle slightly to bring all four around on a steep grade. Driving across an incline
tires back on the ground. As you approach the crest of increases the risk of a roll over, which may result in
the hill ease off the throttle and slowly proceed over severe injury or death.
the top. If the wheels start to slip as you approach the
crest of a hill, ease off the accelerator and maintain • Driving Down Hill – Before driving down a steep hill
you need to determine if it is too steep for a safe
headway by turning the steering wheel no more than
descent. What is the surface traction? Is the grade too
a ¼ turn quickly back and forth. This will provide a
steep to maintain a slow controlled descent? Are there
fresh ⬙bite⬙ into the surface and will usually provide
obstacles? Is it a straight descent? Is there plenty of
enough traction to complete the climb. If you do not
distance at the base of the hill to regain control if the
make it to the top, place the vehicle in REVERSE and
vehicle descends too fast? If you feel confident in your
back straight down the grade using engine resistance
ability to proceed then make sure you are in 4L (Low
along with the vehicle brakes.
Range) with the transmission in first gear (manually
select first gear on automatic transmissions) and proceed with caution. Allow engine braking to control the
descent and apply your brakes if necessary, but do not
allow the tires to lock.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Do not descend a steep grade in NEUTRAL. Use
vehicle brakes in conjunction with engine braking.
Descending a grade too fast could cause you to lose
control and be seriously injured or killed.
Driving across an incline increases the risk of a
rollover , which may result in severe injury.
• Driving Across An Incline – If at all possible avoid
driving across an incline. If it is necessary, know your
vehicle’s abilities. Driving across an incline places
more weight on the down hill wheels, which increases
the possibilities of a down hill slide or rollover. Make
sure the surface has good traction with firm and stable
soils. If possible transverse the incline at an angle
heading slightly up or down.
• If You Stall Or Begin To Lose Headway – If you stall
or begin to lose headway while climbing a steep hill,
allow your vehicle to come to a stop and immediately
apply the brake. Restart the engine and shift into
REVERSE. Back slowly down the hill allowing the
compression braking of the engine and transmission to
help regulate your speed. If the brakes are required to
control vehicle speed, apply them lightly and avoid
locking or skidding the tires.
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WARNING!
If the engine stalls or you lose headway or cannot
make it to the top of a steep hill or grade, never
attempt to turn around. To do so may result in
tipping and rolling the vehicle, which may result in
severe injury. Always back carefully straight down a
hill in REVERSE. Never back down a hill in NEUTRAL using only the vehicle brakes. Never drive
diagonally across a hill, always drive straight up or
down.
Driving Through Water
avoid damage to the environment. You should know
your vehicle’s abilities and be able to recover it if
something goes wrong. You should never stop or shut a
vehicle off when crossing deep water unless you ingested
water into the engine air intake. If the engine stalls do not
attempt to restart it. Determine if it has ingested water
first. The key to any crossing is low and slow. You want
to use first gear in 4L (Low Range) and proceed very
slowly with a constant slow speed (3-5 mph [5–8 km/h]
maximum) and light throttle. Keep the vehicle moving;
do not try to accelerate through the crossing. After
crossing any water higher than the bottom of the axle
differentials, you should inspect all of the vehicle fluids
for signs of water ingestion.
Extreme care should be taken crossing any type of water.
Water crossings should be avoided if possible and only
be attempted when necessary, in a safe responsible
manner. You should only drive through areas which are
designated and approved. You should tread lightly and
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CAUTION!
Water ingestion into the axles, transmission, transfer
case, engine or vehicle interior can occur if you drive
too fast or through too deep of water. Water can cause
permanent damage to engine, driveline or other
vehicle components and your brakes will be less
effective once wet and/or muddy.
• Before You Cross Any Type Of Water – As you
approach any type of water you need to determine if
you can cross it safely and responsibly. If necessary, get
out and walk through the water or probe it with a
stick. You need to be sure of its depth, approach angle,
current and bottom condition. Be careful of murky or
muddy waters, check for hidden obstacles. Make sure
you will not be intruding on any wildlife and you can
recover the vehicle if necessary. The key to a safe
crossing is the water depth, current and bottom conditions. On soft bottoms the vehicle will sink in,
effectively increasing the water level on the vehicle. Be
sure to consider this when determining the depth and
the ability to safely cross.
• Crossing Puddles, Pools, Flooded Areas Or Other
Standing Water – Puddles, pools, flooded or other
standing water areas normally contain murky or
muddy waters. These water types normally contain
hidden obstacles and make it difficult to determine an
accurate water depth, approach angle, and bottom
condition. Murky or muddy water holes are where
you want to hook up tow straps prior to entering. This
makes for a faster, cleaner and easier vehicle recovery.
If you are able to determine you can safely cross, than
proceed using the low and slow method.
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CAUTION!
Muddy waters can reduce the cooling system effectiveness by depositing debris onto the radiator.
• Crossing Ditches, Streams, Shallow Rivers Or Other
Flowing Water – Flowing water can be extremely
dangerous. Never attempt to cross a fast running
stream or river even in shallow water. Fast moving
water can easily push your vehicle downstream
sweeping it out of control. Even in very shallow water,
a high current can still wash the dirt out from around
your tires putting you and your vehicle in jeopardy.
There is still a high risk of personal injury and vehicle
damage with slower water currents in depths greater
than the vehicle’s running ground clearance. You
should never attempt to cross flowing water which is
deeper than the vehicle’s running ground clearance.
Even the slowest current can push the heaviest vehicle
downstream out of control if the water is deep enough
to push on the large surface area of the vehicle’s body.
Before you proceed determine the speed of the current,
the water’s depth, approach angle, bottom condition
and if there are any obstacles, then cross at an angle
heading slightly upstream using the low and slow
technique.
WARNING!
Never drive through fast moving deep water. It can
push your vehicle downstream, sweeping it out of
control. This could put you and your passengers at
risk of injury or drowning.
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Airing Down For Off-Road Driving
CAUTION!
Running lower tire pressure off-road can improve your
ride comfort and vehicle traction. Reducing the tire air
pressure allows the tire to bulge slightly, improving its
surface area for better flotation and ability to mold or
form to the ground contour. Different terrain, tires, and
vehicles require different tire pressure. Hard surfaces like
rock and heavier vehicles require higher pressures than
softer surfaces such as sand and lighter vehicles. You will
need to experiment to determine what is right for your
situation. It is easier and faster to let air out than it is to
replace it so, start high and lower it as required. Remember you must return the tires to normal air pressure
before driving on road or at highway conditions. Be sure
you have a way to return the tires to their normal on road
air pressure.
Reduced tire pressure increases the risk of tire damage and may cause tire unseating with total loss of air
pressure. To reduce the risk of tire unseating, while at
a reduced tire pressure, drive at slower speeds and
avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers.
Vehicle Recovery
If you drive off-road, you may encounter a situation
where you will need to recover your vehicle. Vehicle
recovery should always be given consideration before
attempting a questionable obstacle. You should never go
off-road driving without the ability to recover your
vehicle from a situation. Having another vehicle with
you usually works best for most situations. The first
thing to do is assess the situation. Why are you stuck?
Are you hung up on something? Would it be easier to go
forward or to go backward? Can you still move the
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vehicle? Is there an anchor point to winch to? Are you
CAUTION!
alone or do you have another vehicle to help? Is there
high risk of vehicle damage during the recovery process? Pulling the vehicle off an obstacle, without first
Answering these questions will help you determine the clearing the object, may result in additional underbest method of recovery. If you can still move the vehicle body damage.
slightly and the only issue is slick ground, then rock
cycling your vehicle would be the first choice. If you have • Rock Cycling Your Vehicle – Rock cycling your vehicle is one of the easiest, fastest and most commonly
ample room, an additional vehicle and there is low risk of
used methods. This simply involves shifting your
vehicle impingement on the surroundings, then using a
vehicle from DRIVE to REVERSE, while applying
tow strap to the vehicle tow hooks would be fast and
throttle after each shift. During this process, for addieasy. If the vehicle is severely hung up or in a situation
tional traction, try turning your steering wheel quickly
where great care needs to be taken during the recovery,
left and right no more than a ¼ turn. If you are stuck
then nothing can do the job better than a winch. If you are
in mud, sand, or snow try spinning your tires during
severely hung up on something you should jack the
this process to clean the debris from the tread and
vehicle up and stack something under the wheels to
improve the traction. You want to create a rocking
allow the vehicle to roll off the object without causing
motion with the vehicle. This helps build vehicle
further damage. This should be tried before attempting
momentum, which hopefully gets you out. Remember
any recovery method.
to ease off and on the accelerator before and after the
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shift. If after a few rock cycles your vehicle is not free,
stop and try another method of recovery. Continuous
rock cycling will only cause unnecessary damage to
your vehicle and the environment.
CAUTION!
Damage can occur when spinning your tires at an
excessive high speed. Do not spin your tires faster
than an indicated 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Using The Tow Hooks With A Tow Strap – Tow straps
are a quick and easy way to recover your vehicle from
minor situations if you have a secondary vehicle which
is not stuck. The tow hooks on your vehicle are
designed to take the abusive force generated during
vehicle recovery. Do not use the bumper or any other
vehicle component as an attachment point. Using tow
straps requires coordination between the two drivers.
Good communication and line of sight are required for
a safe recovery. First connect the tow strap to the
correct attachment points on both vehicles. There
should be a least 20 to 30 feet between the vehicles to
allow for a safe recovery. If necessary join two tow
straps together using a 1 ½ inch hard wood dowel.
This will keep the straps from becoming knotted and is
safer than using a clevis pin if the strap breaks. Next
have the tow vehicle backup, leaving two to three feet
worth of slack in the strap. Then the tow vehicle, using
light throttle, should accelerate tightening the strap
providing the pulling force needed to free the vehicle.
The vehicle being recovered should assist in the recovery, at the time of the snap, by slowly spinning the tires
in the same direction as the pulling vehicle. After the
vehicle becomes free, the driver of the previously stuck
vehicle should signal they are free and should hit their
brakes stopping both vehicles. The driver of the pulling vehicle should let off the throttle without using the
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brakes, once signaled by the other driver. This sequence is important to avoid having the recovered
vehicle hit the pulling vehicle.
WARNING!
Never use tow straps with end hooks or link two
straps with a clevis pin. These heavy metal objects
could become projectiles if a strap breaks, which
could cause severe injury. Never leave more than two
or three feet of slack in the strap. More slack than this
greatly increases the risk of injury and vehicle damage. Always keep everyone at least 30 feet away from
a strapping or winching situation.
• Winching (Refer To “Winch Operation” For Additional Information) – Winching is most commonly
used in the following situations: there is no support
vehicle available, a high controlled force is required to
recover the vehicle, there is a high risk of environmental or vehicle damage, or where nothing else seems to
work. A winch can deliver a high pulling force with a
great deal of control. It allows you to walk the vehicle
out of the situation in a slow controlled manner. This
control works well for avoiding further vehicle damage. Once you decide it is time to use the winch look
for a good anchor point. It needs to be strong enough
to hold more than the vehicle’s weight and provide a
direction of pull as straight as possible. Use block and
tackle if necessary to improve the angle of pull or
increase the winch’s pulling force. If the anchor point
is a tree use a strap around its base and hook the cable
to the strap. If it is another vehicle, then place that
vehicle in PARK and block the front tires. If you cannot
find an anchor point within reach try using your spare
tire by burying it. Once you have determined an
anchor point hook up the cable, ensuring there are a
least five wraps of cable left on the drum, and place a
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floor mat or something else over the strung out cable.
Placing something over the strung out cable helps
keep the cable on the ground if it breaks. Next, place
the vehicle in first gear and apply a very light throttle
as you power the winch in. Be careful not to allow
slack in the cable as you recover the vehicle. Do not try
to guide the cable into the drum. If it starts to bunch up
on one end, let it. You can re-spool the cable afterwards. Never use a winch cable as a tow strap and
always stand back while winching.
After Driving Off-Road
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is
always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
can get any problems taken care of right away and have
your vehicle ready when you need it.
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
exhaust system for damage.
• Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as
required.
WARNING!
Winch cables are under high tension when in use and
can become a projectile if they fail. Never stand over
or straddle the winch cable. Never jerk or overload
the winch cable. Never stand in front of the vehicle
while winching. Failure to follow these instructions
can result in serious or fatal injury.
• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and suspension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the
values specified in the Service Manual.
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• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These • If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
propeller shafts.
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
correct the situation.
• After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected
The limited-slip differential provides additional traction
and cleaned as soon as possible.
on snow, ice, mud, sand and gravel, particularly when
there is a difference between the traction characteristics
WARNING!
of the surface under the right and left rear wheels. During
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause normal driving and cornering, the limited-slip unit perexcessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might forms similarly to a conventional differential. On slipnot have full braking power when you need it to pery surfaces, however, the differential delivers more of
prevent a collision. If you have been operating your the driving effort to the rear wheel having the better
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked traction.
and cleaned as necessary.
The limited-slip differential is especially helpful during
slippery driving conditions. With both rear wheels on a
slippery surface, a slight application of the accelerator
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will supply maximum traction. When starting with only DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
one rear wheel on an excessively slippery surface, slight
Acceleration
momentary application of the parking brake may be
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slipnecessary to gain maximum traction.
pery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
WARNING!
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
On vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differential the rear (driving) wheels.
never run the engine with one rear wheel off the
ground since the vehicle may drive through the rear
WARNING!
wheel remaining on the ground. You could lose
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
control of the vehicle.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the rear
Care should be taken to avoid sudden accelerations when wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle and
both rear wheels are on a slippery surface. This could
possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
cause both rear wheels to spin, and allow the vehicle to carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
slide sideways on the crowned surface of a road or in a (ice, snow, wet mud, loose sand, etc.).
turn.
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Your vehicle may be equipped with a Limited Slip
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a Differential (LSD) that reduces, but does not eliminate,
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road the amount of wheel slip across a given axle for improved handling.
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping DRIVING THROUGH WATER
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precauDriving through water more than a few inches/
tions should be observed:
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
slushy.
Flowing/Rising Water
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
Traction
3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
sudden stop.
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions
and Warnings before doing so.
• 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.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• 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.
Shallow Standing Water
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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.
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OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
Care should be taken when attempting to climb steep
hills or driving diagonally across a hill or slope. If natural
obstacles force you to travel diagonally up or down a hill,
choose a mild angle and keep as little side tilt as possible.
Keep the vehicle moving and make turns slowly and
cautiously.
If you must back down a hill, back straight down using
REVERSE gear. Never back down in NEUTRAL or diagonally across the hill.
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When driving over sand, mud, and other soft terrain, • Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and susshift to low gear and drive steadily. Apply the accelerator
pension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the
slowly to avoid spinning the wheels.
values specified in the Service Manual.
Do not reduce the tire pressures for this type of driving.
• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
After Driving Off-Road
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is
propeller shafts.
always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
can get any problems taken care of right away and have • After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake
your vehicle ready when you need it.
rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
and cleaned as soon as possible.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
exhaust system for damage.
• Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as
required.
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WINCH USAGE — POWER WAGON ONLY — (IF
EQUIPPED)
WARNING!
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause
excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might
not have full braking power when you need it to
prevent a collision. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
and cleaned as necessary.
• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
correct the situation.
Things To Know Before Using Your Winch
General Winch Information
Your vehicle is equipped with an electric vehicle recovery
winch. This winch uses the electrical power from the
vehicle charging system to power a motor that winds
wire rope into the winch drum via planetary gear reduction. By nature, a winch is capable of generating very
high forces and should be used with care. Do not operate
the winch without reading and understanding the complete winch owner’s manual.
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Tensioning The Wire Rope
CAUTION!
The winch rope must be properly tensioned before use.
Follow the instructions below to tension the rope:
1. Un-spool the wire rope leaving five wraps of rope on
the winch drum.
2. Attach the hook to a suitable anchor point.
Wire rope must spool on the winch drum in the
direction indicated on the drum rotation decal on the
winch.
Low Voltage Interrupt
Your winch is equipped with a device that will interrupt
winch function if the vehicle charging system voltage
CAUTION!
drops to a low level. The winch will not power-in or out
Be certain the anchor will withstand the load re- for 30 seconds if this device is tripped. If the interrupt is
quired to tension the wire rope.
tripped, the vehicle should be operated at high idle for a
few minutes to allow the vehicle charging system to
3. Apply at least 500 lbs (227 kg) of tension to the rope recover before continuing to winch.
while winding the rope. Always use care to ensure the
rope does not pile up on one side of the drum and is
neatly wound onto the drum.
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Winch Motor Thermal Protection
Your winch is equipped with a thermal protection device
in the motor. If the winch is operated for an excessive
duration, the device may interrupt motor function to
protect the winch motor. During this time the winch will
power-out but will not power-in. Allow the winch motor
to cool for a few minutes before continuing to winch. The
winch will resume normal function once the motor cools.
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Understanding The Features Of Your Winch
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1. Motor: The winch motor is powered by the vehicle 6. Clutch Lever: The clutch lever allows the winch drum
charging system and features a thermal protection
to be disconnected from the winch motor to allow the
wire rope to be pulled from the winch by hand.
switch that automatically stops motor function in the
power-in direction if the motor gets too hot.
7. Remote Control: The remote control provides the
2. Remote Socket: The remote socket allows the remote
interface between the winch operator and the winch.
The remote control provides the ability to power the
control to be attached to the control pack to allow the
winch to function.
winch in, out, and stop the winch. To operate the
winch, the toggle switch is pressed down to power the
3. Winch Drum With Integral Brake: The winch drum
winch in and up to power the winch out. The winch
allows the wire rope to be stored on the winch and
will stop if the switch is left in the neutral (center)
transmits force to the wire rope. The winch is
position.
equipped with an integral brake that will stop rotation
of the winch drum if the winch motor is stopped.
CAUTION!
4. 3-Stage Planetary Gear Set:Provides balance between
speed and pulling power.
If not installed, the hook strap must be placed on the
hook.
5. Wire Rope: The wire rope allows the winch to be
Fairlead: The fairlead acts as a guide for the wire rope
connected to an anchor to provide a pulling force.
and minimizes damage to the rope.
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Winch Accessories
The following accessories are necessary to attach the
winch to anchors, change direction of pull, and for safe
winching.
Gloves: Wire rope, through
use, will develop ⬙barbs⬙
which can slice skin. It is extremely important to wear protective gloves while operating
the winch or handling the wire
rope. Avoid loose fitting
clothes or anything that could
become entangled in the wire
rope and other moving parts.
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properly, the multi-purpose
snatch block allows you to (1)
increase the winch’s pulling
power; and (2) change your
pulling direction without
damaging the wire rope.
Proper use of the snatch block
is covered in ⬙Before You
Pull.⬙
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Clevis/D-Shackles:
The Operating Your Winch
D-Shackle is a safe means of
WARNING!
connecting the looped ends of
cables, straps and snatch Failure to observe any of these warnings regarding
blocks. The shackle’s pin is proper winch usage may result in severe injury.
threaded to allow easy re- • Always use supplied hook strap to hold the hook
moval.
when spooling wire rope in or out.
• Never use as a hoist.
• Never use to move persons.
• Never exceed winch or wire rope rated capacity.
Tree Trunk Protector: Typi• Always wear heavy leather gloves when handling
cally made of tough, highthe wire rope.
quality nylon, it provides the
• Never touch wire rope or hook while in tension or
operator an attachment point
under load.
for the winch rope to a wide
• Never engage or disengage clutch if winch is under
variety of anchor points and
load, wire rope is in tension, or wire rope drum is
objects, as well as protect livmoving.
ing trees.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always stand clear of wire rope and load and keep
others away during winching.
• Always keep hands and clothing clear of the wire
rope, hook and fairlead opening during operation
and when spooling.
• Never wrap wire rope back onto itself. Always use
a choker chain, wire choker rope or tree trunk
protector on the anchor.
• Never attach a recovery strap to the winch hook to
increase the length of a pull.
• Never attempt to tow a vehicle with the recovery
strap attached directly to the winch hook.
• Never use ⴖbungeeⴖ straps that develop tremendous
and potentially dangerous amounts of force when
stretched.
• Always disconnect the remote control when not in
use.
• Never winch when there are less than five wraps of
wire rope around the winch drum.
• Always pass remote control through a window to
avoid pinching lead in door, when using remote
inside a vehicle.
• Never leave the remote control plugged into the
winch while free spooling, rigging or sitting idle.
(Continued)
General Information
Practice using your winch before you get stuck. Some key
points to remember when using your winch are:
1. Always take your time to assess the situation and plan
your pull carefully.
2. Always take your time when using a winch.
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3. Use the right equipment for the situation.
CAUTION! (Continued)
4. Always wear leather gloves and do not allow the wire
rope to slip through your hands when handling the
rope.
5. Only the operator should handle the wire rope and
remote control.
6. Think safety at all times.
Vehicle Recovery Using The Winch
CAUTION!
• Always Know Your Winch: Take the time to fully
read and understand the included Installation and
Operations Guide, and Basic Guide to Winching
Techniques, in order to understand your winch and
the winching operation.
(Continued)
• Always inspect winch installation and wire rope
condition before operating the winch. Frayed,
kinked or damaged wire rope must be replaced
immediately. Loose or damaged winch installation
must be corrected immediately.
• Always be sure any element which can interfere
with safe winching operations is removed prior to
initiating winching.
• Always keep remote control lead clear of the drum,
wire rope and rigging.
• Inspect for cracks, pinches, frayed wires, or loose
connections. Replace if damaged.
• Be careful not to pull the Winch Cable Collar
through the rollers. Watch and listen to Winch for
proper snugness.
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1. Inspect the winch, winch mount, and wire rope for 3. Disengage the clutch to allow free spooling of the
damage. Do not use the winch if the mount is loose or
winch drum, rotate the clutch lever on the winch to
disengage. Freespooling conserves battery power.
rope shows excessive wear or damage.
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Winch Rope
2. Put on gloves.
Free Spool
4. Free the winch hook and attach the hook strap. Free
the winch hook from its anchor point. Attach the hook
strap to the hook (if not attached).
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Pulling Wire Rope
5. Pull the wire to the anchor point. Pull out enough wire 6. Secure to the anchor point. Once you have established
rope to reach your anchor point. Be sure to keep a
your anchor point, secure the tree-trunk protector or
certain amount of tension on the wire as it can become
choker-chain around the object.
twisted and over-wrapped when slackened, leading to
wire rope damage. To prevent losing the end, hold the
hook strap while you work.
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NOTE: How to choose an anchor point: A secure anchor
is critical to winching operations. An anchor must be
strong enough to hold while winching. Natural anchors
include trees, stumps and rocks. Hook the cable as low as
possible. If no natural anchors are available when recovering another vehicle, your vehicle becomes the anchor
point. In this case, be sure to put the transmission in
NEUTRAL, apply the hand brake and block its wheels to
prevent your vehicle from moving. Ideally, you’ll want
an anchor point that will enable you to pull straight in the
direction the vehicle will move. This allows the wire rope
to wind tightly and evenly onto the spooling drum. An
anchor point as far away as possible will provide the
winch with its greatest pulling power.
Tree Trunk Protector
CAUTION!
Always be certain the anchor you select will withstand the load.
7. Attach the Clevis/D-shackle and Tree Trunk Protector.
Attach the shackle to the two ends of the strap or chain
and through the hook loop, being careful not to over
tighten (tighten and back-off 1/2 turn).
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9. Connect the remote control to the winch control box,
located behind the front bumper. Be careful not to let
the remote control cord dangle in front of the winch. If
you choose to control the winch from inside your
vehicle, always pass the remote through a window to
avoid pinching the cord in the door. Always disconnect the remote control when not in use.
Clevis/D-Shackles
8. Lock the clutch. Lock the winch drum by rotating the
clutch lever on the winch to engage.
NOTE: Always ensure the clutch is fully engaged or
disengaged.
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11. Check your anchor. Make sure all connections are
Winch Box Remote Control
secured and free of debris before continuing with the
10. Put wire rope under tension. Using the remote conwinching procedure.
trol switch, slowly wind the wire rope until no slack
remains. Once the wire rope is under tension, stand 12. Check wire rope. The wire rope should be neatly
well clear of it and never step over it.
wound around the spooling drum. Improper winding can cause damage to the wire rope.
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Wire Neatly Wound Around The Spooling Drum
In certain situations you may
decide to throw a heavy blanket or similar object over the
wire rope. A heavy blanket
can absorb energy should the
wire rope break. Place it on
the wire rope midway between the winch and the anchor point. Do this before the
wire rope is put under tension. Do not approach or move the blanket once tension
is applied. Do not allow it to get pulled into the fairlead.
If it is necessary to move or remove the blanket, slack the
tension on the wire rope first.
13. Establish ⴖno peopleⴖ zones: Make your intentions
clear. Be sure that everyone in the immediate vicinity
surrounding the winching operation is completely
aware of your intentions before you pull. Declare
where the spectators should not stand - never
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behind or in front of the vehicle and never near the
wire rope or snatch block. Your situation may have
other ⴖno peopleⴖ zones.
rope is winding evenly and tightly around the spooling drum. For additional assistance, the winched
vehicle can be slowly driven while being pulled by
the winch. Continue pulling until the vehicle is on
stable ground. If you are able to drive the vehicle, the
winching operation is complete.
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No People Zones
14. Begin winching. With the winching vehicles engine
on and light tension already on the wire rope, begin
winching slowly and steadily. Be sure that the wire
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NOTE:
an uneven stack, spool out that section of the rope
and reposition it to the opposite end of the drum,
which will free up space for continued winching.
• Avoid overheating the winch motor. For extended
winching, stop at reasonable intervals to allow the
winch motor to cool down.
15. Secure vehicle. Once recovery of the vehicle is complete, be sure to secure the vehicle’s brakes and shift
• What to look for under load: The wire rope must
the transmission to PARK. Release tension in the wire
always spool onto the drum as indicated by the
rope.
drum rotation decal on the winch. As you power-in,
make sure the wire rope winds evenly and tightly on 16. Disconnect the wire rope, and disconnect from the
the drum. This prevents the outer wire wraps from
anchor.
drawing into the inner wraps, binding and damaging the wire rope. Avoid shock loads by using the 17. Rewind the wire rope. The person handling the wire
rope should walk the rope in and not let it slide
control switch intermittently to take up wire rope
through the hand, control the winch at all times.
slack. Shock loads can momentarily far exceed the
winch and wire rope ratings. During side pulls the
wire rope tends to stack up at one end of the drum.
This stack can become large enough to cause serious
damage to the winch. So, line up pulls as straight
ahead as possible and stop winching if the wire rope
comes close to the tie rods or mounting plate. To fix
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WARNING!
To prevent serious injury, NEVER put your fingers
inside the hook area as you are powering-in.
NOTE: How to spool under no load: Arrange the remote control lead so it cannot be caught in the winch.
Arrange the wire rope so it will not kink or tangle when
spooled. Be sure any wire rope already on the spooling
drum is wound tightly and evenly layered. Tighten and
straighten the layer if necessary. Keep the wire rope
under light tension and spool the wire rope back and
onto the winch drum in even layers. Stop frequently to
tighten and straighten the layers as necessary. Repeat this
process until the winch hook is the same distance as the
full length of the remote control from the winch. Pinch
the hook between your thumb and forefinger and attach
the hook strap. Hold the hook strap between the thumb
and forefinger to keep tension on the wire rope. Walk the
wire rope towards the fairlead, carefully spooling in the
remaining wire rope. By pulsing the remote control
switch.
18. Store the hook on the most outboard loop of the tow
hook.
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Rigging Techniques
Various winching situations will require application of
other winching techniques. These could range from too
little distance to achieve maximum pull using straight
line rigging, simply increasing pulling power, or maintaining a straight-line pulling situation. You will have to
assess what technique is correct for your situation. Think
⬙safety⬙ at all times.
Hook In Stored Position
19. Disconnect the remote control. Disconnect the remote
control cord from the control box and store in a clean
and dry place. Winching operations are now complete. Put the cap on the solenoid plug-in.
NOTE: Always store the remote control in a protected,
clean, dry area.
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How To Change The Pulling Direction
All winching operations should have a straight line from
the winch to the object being pulled. This minimizes the
wire rope collecting on one side of the drum affecting
pulling efficiency and damaging wire rope. A snatch
block, secured to a point directly in front of the vehicle
will enable you to change your pulling direction while
still allowing the wire rope to be at 90° to wind properly
onto the spooling drum.
Increasing Pulling Power
In some cases, you may find yourself needing more
pulling power. The use of snatch blocks increases mechanical advantage and that increases your pulling
power.
Change Pulling Directions
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wire rope to free the winch hook. Attach the hook to your
vehicle’s frame/tow hook and run the wire rope through
a snatch block. Disengage the clutch and, using the
snatch block, pull out enough wire to reach your anchor
point. Do not attach the hook to the mounting kit. Secure
to the anchor point with a tree trunk protector or choker
chain. Attach the clevis/shackle. Attach the shackle to the
two ends of the strap/chain, being careful not to over
tighten (tighten and back-off 1/2 turn).
Double Line
POWER STEERING — 1500 MODELS
Because pulling power decreases with the number of
layers of wire rope on the winch drum, you can use a
snatch block to double line out more wire rope. This
decreases the number of layers of wire rope on the drum,
and increases pulling power. Start by feeding out enough
The electric power steering system 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 electric steering system experiences a fault that
prevents it from providing assist, you will still have the
ability to steer the vehicle manually.
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If the Steering icon is flashing, it indicates that the vehicle Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
needs to be taken to the dealer for service. It is likely the Instrument Panel” for further information.
vehicle has lost power steering assistance.
NOTE:
If the Steering icon is displayed and the “POWER STEER• Even if the power steering assistance is no longer
ING SYSTEM OVER TEMP” message is displayed on the
operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle.
EVIC screen, they indicate that extreme steering maneuUnder these conditions there will be a substantial
vers may have occurred which caused an over temperaincrease in steering effort, especially at low speeds and
ture condition in the power steering system. Once drivduring parking maneuvers.
ing conditions are safe, pull over and let the vehicle idle
for a few moments until the icon and message turn off. • If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Unservice.
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informaPOWER STEERING — 2500/3500 MODELS
tion.
If the Steering icon is displayed and the “SERVICE The standard power steering system will give you good
POWER STEERING – ASSIST OFF” message is displayed vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
the EVIC screen, they indicate the vehicle needs to be in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
taken to the dealer for service. Refer to “Electronic steering capability if power assist is lost.
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If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
NOTE:
CAUTION!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and it should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that Power Steering Fluid Check — 2500/3500 Models
there is a problem with the power steering system.
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steer- service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
ing pump may make noise for a short amount of time. checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticisystem. This noise should be considered normal, and it pated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
does not in any way damage the steering system.
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FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L/6.4L ENGINES
ONLY — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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.
WARNING!
NOTE: This system may take some time to return to full
functionality after a battery disconnect.
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave the
transmission in PARK.
The foot operated parking brake is located below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To
release the parking brake, pull the parking brake release
handle.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will
flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound
to alert the driver. Fully release the parking brake
before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
Parking Brake Release
from the curb on an uphill grade. Apply the parking
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise
switch ON, the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
cluster will illuminate.
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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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Leaving unattended
children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of
reasons. A child or others could be seriously or
fatally injured.
• 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 cause the vehicle to roll
and cause damage or injury.
CAUTION!
If the Brake System Warning Light remains on with
the parking brake released, a brake system malfunction is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by
an authorized dealer immediately.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System
If power assist is lost for any reason (for example,
repeated brake applications with the engine off), the
brakes will still function. However, you will experience a
substantial increase in braking effort to stop the vehicle.
WARNING!
The Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System contains
sophisticated electronic equipment. It 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.
If either the front or rear hydraulic system loses normal
braking capability, the remaining system will still function with some loss of overall braking effectiveness. This
will be evident by increased pedal travel during application, greater pedal force required to slow or stop, and
activation of the “Brake Warning Light” and the “ABS
The Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is deWarning Light” (if equipped) during brake use.
signed to aid the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system operates
with a separate computer to modulate hydraulic pressure
to prevent wheel lockup and help avoid skidding on
slippery surfaces.
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The system’s pump motor runs during an ABS stop to
provide regulated hydraulic pressure. The pump motor
makes a low humming noise during operation. This is
normal.
The ABS conducts a low-speed selftest at about 10 mph
(16 km/h). If you have your foot lightly on the brake
while this test is occurring, you may feel slight pedal
movement. The movement can be more apparent on ice
and snow. This is normal.
When you are in a severe braking condition involving
use of the ABS, you will experience some pedal drop as
the vehicle comes to a complete stop. This is the result of
the system reverting to the base brake system and is
normal.
Engagement of the ABS may be accompanied by a
pulsing sensation. You may also hear a clicking noise.
These occurrences are normal, and indicate that the
system is functioning.
ABS Warning Light
The ABS includes an amber warning light. When the light
is illuminated, the ABS is not functioning. The system
reverts to standard, non-anti-lock brakes.
WARNING!
• Pumping of the anti-lock brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
• The 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
NOTE: Under cold temperatures, pedal effort will be
higher than normal until the power steering fluid reaches
operating temperature.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist
System (BAS), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), Hill
Hydraulic Brake Assist — 2500/3500 Models Only Start Assist (HSA), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and
Trailer Sway Control (TSC). All of the systems work
(Except Power Wagon)
together to enhance vehicle stability and control in variThe brake system power assist is provided by a hydro- ous driving conditions, and are commonly referred to as
boost unit which shares fluid with the power steering ESC.
system. You may experience some clicking or hissing
noises from the hydro-boost system during hard braking
conditions.
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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
WARNING! (Continued)
The ABS aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lockup and
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
NOTE: ABS improves steering control of the vehicle
during hard braking maneuvers.
WARNING!
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
Traction Control System (TCS) — If Equipped
• 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.
(Continued)
The TCS monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s), and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS functions similarly to a
limited-slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
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brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESC are in
the “Partial Off” mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)” in this section of this manual. This brake
pressure modulation transfers drive torque from slipping
to non-slipping wheels to provide optimal forward traction.
Brake Assist System (BAS) — If Equipped
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
BAS detects an emergency braking situation by sensing
the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. The system
applies optimum pressure to the brakes in emergency
braking conditions. This can help reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the ABS. Applying the
brakes very quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To
receive the benefit of BAS, you must apply continuous
braking pressure during the stopping sequence. Do not
reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
desired.
Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is deactivated.
WARNING!
• The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking efficiency beyond that afforded by the
condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the
traction afforded.
• The BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) — If Equipped
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver in
launching a vehicle on an incline. HSA will maintain the
level of brake pressure the driver inputs for a short
duration once the driver takes his foot off of the brake
pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle during this
short duration, the system will release brake pressure
and the vehicle will roll down the incline. The system will
release brake pressure in proportion to the amount of
throttle applied.
During operation, HSA will activate the brake control
system and a clicking noise may occur. If your foot is on
the brake pedal during operation you may feel a slight
pedal movement. The clicking and pedal movement is
normal and both will stop when HSA becomes inactive.
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped
• Vehicle must be on an approximate 7% or greater
incline
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
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Towing And Hauling With HSA
WARNING!
There may be situations on minor hills with a loaded
vehicle or while pulling a trailer where the system
will not activate and slight rolling may occur, which
could cause a collision with another vehicle or object.
Always remember the driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
The system will only work if the intended direction of the
vehicle and vehicle gear match. For example, if the
intended direction is forward up a hill and the vehicle is
in DRIVE and the activation criteria are met, HSA will
activate.
The HSA system does not know if your vehicle is loaded
or towing a trailer unless the TOW/HAUL switch, located on the center stack, is selected. When activated, the
“TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster. Refer to “Automatic Transmission” in
“Starting and Operating” for further information. In
order to accommodate the extra weight entailed under
towing and hauling conditions and to increase driver
comfort while launching on a hill, the system recognizes
when the TOW/HAUL switch is activated and compensates by releasing brake pressure at a slower rate while
throttle is applied in order to prevent the vehicle from
rolling down the hill.
The system will work in REVERSE and all forward gears,
and will not activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUTRAL.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
brake pedal is released, there may not be enough
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
rolling down the incline while resuming acceleration, manually activate the trailer brake or apply
more vehicle brake pressure prior to releasing the
brake pedal. Always remember the driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
• HSA is not a parking brake. If you stop the vehicle
on a hill without putting the transmission in PARK
or using the parking brake, it will roll down the
incline and could collide with another vehicle,
object or person, and cause serious or fatal injury.
Always remember to use the parking brake while
parking on a hill and that the driver is responsible
for braking the vehicle.
(Continued)
HSA Off
Non-EVIC Equipped Vehicles
If you wish to turn off the HSA system, follow this
procedure:
1. Start with the engine OFF, and the vehicle in PARK
with the wheels straight.
2. Start the engine.
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3. With the engine running and the brake applied, rotate refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
the steering wheel 180° counterclockwise from center. Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
4. Press the “ESC Off” switch four times within 20
seconds. The “ESC Off Indicator Light” should appear Electronic Stability Control (ESC) — If Equipped
and disappear four times.
The ESC system enhances directional control and stability of the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC
corrects for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle
6. Cycle ignition switch OFF then ON.
by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist
7. If the sequence was completed properly, the “ESC Off in counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition.
Indicator Light” will blink several times to confirm Engine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle
maintain the desired path.
HSA is off.
5. Rotate the steering wheel 360° clockwise.
Steps 1 through 7 must be completed within 90 seconds ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
to turn off HSA. Repeat steps 1 through 7 to re-enable path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
HSA functionality.
the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the approEVIC Equipped Vehicles
priate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
HSA is a Customer Programmable Feature on an EVIC understeer condition.
equipped vehicle. If you wish to turn off the HSA feature,
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• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
WARNING!
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. ESC cannot prevent 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
WARNING! (Continued)
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
All Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles And Four-Wheel
Drive Vehicles In 2WD, 4WD AUTO, Or 4WD
LOCK Modes Can Choose The Following ESC
Operating Modes:
ESC On
This is the normal operating mode for ESC in 2WD/4WD
AUTO/4WD LOCK modes and in 2WD vehicles. Whenever the vehicle is started or the transfer case (if
equipped) is shifted from 4WD LOW or Neutral, back to
4WD LOCK or 4WD AUTO, the ESC system will be in
this mode. This mode should be used for almost all
driving situations. ESC should only be turned to “Partial
Off” or “ESC Off” for specific reasons as noted below.
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ESC Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC
Off” switch. When in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode, the TCS portion
of ESC, except for the “limited slip” feature described in
the TCS section, has been disabled and the ⬙ESC Off
Indicator Light⬙ will be illuminated. All other stability
features of ESC function normally. This mode is intended
to be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand, or gravel
conditions and more wheel spin than TCS would normally allow is required to gain traction. To turn ESC on
again, momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch. This will
restore the normal “ESC On” mode of operation.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains or starting off in deep snow, sand or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
mode by pressing the “ESC Off” switch. Once the situation requiring ESC to be switched to the “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily
pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done while
the vehicle is in motion.
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WARNING!
• When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality
of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described in the TCS section), has been disabled and
the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will be illuminated.
When in “Partial Off” mode, the engine power
reduction feature of TCS is disabled, and the
enhanced vehicle stability offered by the ESC system is reduced.
• Trailer Sway Control (TSC) is disabled when the
ESC system is in the ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode.
All Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles In 4WD AUTO And
4WD LOCK Modes Can Also Choose The
Following ESC Operating Mode. This Is The Only
Selectable ESC Operating Mode in 4WD LOW:
Full Off
This mode is intended for off-road use when ESC stability features could inhibit vehicle maneuverability due to
trail conditions. This mode is entered by pressing and
holding the “ESC Off” switch for five seconds when the
vehicle is stopped and the engine is running. After five
seconds, the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will illuminate.
Press and release the trip odometer button located on the
instrument cluster to clear this message.
NOTE: The “ESC OFF” message will display and the
audible chime will sound when the shift lever is placed
into the PARK position from any other position and then
moved out of the PARK position. This will occur even if
the message was previously cleared.
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In this mode, ESC and TCS except for the “limited slip”
WARNING!
feature described in the TCS section are turned off until
the vehicle reaches a speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). At
In the ESC ⴖFull Offⴖ mode, the engine torque reduc40 mph (64 km/h) the system returns to “Partial Off” tion and stability features are disabled. Therefore,
mode, described above. When the vehicle speed drops the enhanced vehicle stability offered by ESC is
below 35 mph (56 km/h) the ESC system shuts off. ESC unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver the
is off at low vehicle speeds so that it will not interfere ESC system will not engage to assist in maintaining
with off-road driving but ESC function returns to provide stability. “ESC Off” mode is intended for offthe stability feature at speeds above 40 mph (64 km/h). highway or off-road use only.
The “ESC Off Indicator Light” will always be illuminated
when ESC is off. To turn ESC on again, momentarily ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
press the “ESC Off” switch. This will restore the normal ESC OFF Indicator Light
“ESC On” mode of operation.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
“ESC Off” is the only operating mode for ESC in 4WD
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
LOW. Whenever the vehicle is started in 4WD LOW or
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
the transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from 4WD LOCK
position. It should go out with the engine
or NEUTRAL, to 4WD LOW, the ESC system will be in
running.
If
the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
this mode.
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
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malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this NOTE:
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momenspeeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authotarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
rized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as • The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
that caused the ESC activation.
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is partially
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
off.
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Trailer Sway Control (TSC) — If Equipped
The TSC system uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize
an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate actions to attempt to stop the sway. The system
may reduce engine power and apply the brake of the
appropriate wheel(s) to counteract the sway of the trailer.
TSC will become active automatically once an excessively
swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required to activate. Note that TSC cannot stop all trailers
from swaying. Always use caution when towing a trailer
and follow the trailer tongue weight recommendations.
Refer to “Trailer Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for
further information. When TSC is functioning, the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will flash, the
engine power may be reduced and you may feel the
brakes being applied to individual wheels to attempt to
stop the trailer from swaying. TSC is disabled when the
ESC system is in the “Partial Off” or “Full Off” modes.
TSC is only active in the default “ESC On” mode. TSC
can be disabled by pressing the “ESC Off” switch and
entering “ESC Partial Off” mode. It is not active in the
“ESC Partial Off” or “ESC Off” modes. Refer to the ESC
portion of this section for an explanation of the different
ESC operating modes.
WARNING!
If TSC activates while driving, slow the vehicle
down, stop at the nearest safe location, and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate trailer sway.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
NOTE:
Tire Markings
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
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• Temporary spare tires are designed for temporary • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
emergency use only. Temporary high pressure comstandards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
pact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example:
T145/80D18 103M.
Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
– Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
R = Construction code
– ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
– ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
– A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
– A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
– The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
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EXAMPLE:
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load – Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure – Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
– This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
– 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
– 01 means the year 2001
– Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the year
in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after
the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours, or driven
less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square
inch) or kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard 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.
5
B-Pillar Location For Tire And Loading Information
Placard
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1. Number of people that can be carried in the vehicle.
2. Total weight your vehicle can carry.
3. Tire size designed for your vehicle.
4. Cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
Loading
Tire And Loading Information Placard
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.
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NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasGAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 lbs (68 kg) = 750 lbs
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
(340 kg), and 1400 lbs (635 kg) – 750 lbs (340 kg) =
the weight referenced here.
650 lbs [295 kg]).
Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occusafely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
capacity calculated in step 4.
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
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NOTE:
• If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The following table shows examples on how to calculate total
load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your
vehicle with varying seating configurations and number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration
purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating
and load carry 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:
• Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Economy
(Continued)
• Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
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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 underinflation and over-inflation affect the
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
NOTE:
• Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
erratic and unpredictable steering response.
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for • Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
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Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the “cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
driver’s side B-Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1
door.
mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire
At least once a month:
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
judgement when determining proper inflation. Tires of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
may look properly inflated even when they are under- temperature changes.
inflated.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage. 12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
CAUTION!
the winter.
Tire Inflation Pressures
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.
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Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
Radial Ply Tires
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to your authorized tire dealer or original
equipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
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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.
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Tire Repair
Tire Types
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it All Season Tires — If Equipped
meets the following criteria:
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary be• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
tween different all season tires. All season tires can be
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
(sidewall damage is not repairable).
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four;
failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
• The puncture is no greater than ¼⬙ (6 mm).
handling of your vehicle.
Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and
additional information.
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
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).
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
on ice. If your vehicle is equipped with summer tires, be
aware these tires are not designed for winter or cold
driving conditions. For more information, contact a authorized dealer. Summer tires do not contain the all
season designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on
the tire sidewall.
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Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to do so may While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle. and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states proSnow Tires
hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires checked before using these tire types.
during the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
(80 km) at 50 mph (80 km/h) after a rapid loss of inflation
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
pressure. This rapid loss of inflation is referred to as the
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
Run Flat mode. A Run Flat mode occurs when the tire
safety and handling of your vehicle.
inflation pressure is of/or below 14 psi (96 kPa). Once a
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what Run Flat tire reaches the run flat mode it has limited
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should driving capabilities and needs to be replaced immedinot be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph ately. A Run Flat tire is not repairable.
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold mode.
tire inflation pressures.
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See the tire pressure monitoring section for more infor- Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
mation.
Wheel — If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with TIREFIT instead of a equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
spare tire, please refer to “TIREFIT KIT” in “What To Do of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
In Emergencies” for further information.
rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option,
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
CAUTION!
tire rotation pattern.
Spare Tires — If Equipped
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
80D18 103M.
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
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Since this tire has limited tread life, the original equip- Full Size Spare — If Equipped
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
This tire may look like the originally equipped tire on the
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire. to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
WARNING!
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
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
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your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the Tire Spinning
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
first opportunity.
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopWARNING!
ping.
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door. Replace (or repair) the original
equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it
on your vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss
of vehicle control.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
to help you in determining when your tires should be becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer
replaced.
to “Replacement Tires” in this section for further information.
Tread Wear Indicators
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
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WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
Replacement Tires
those of the original wheels.
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicator.” Refer to the Tire and Loading
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire
dealer or original equipment dealer with any questions
you may have on tire specifications or capability. Failure
to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect
the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION
— IF EQUIPPED
A light load vehicle condition is defined as two passengers [150 lbs (68 kg) each] plus 200 lbs (91 kg) of cargo.
Cold tire inflation pressures for a lightly loaded vehicle
will be found on the face of the driver’s door.
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Please follow the table below for proper tire size, chain
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body type, and axle recommendations:
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer.
Vehicle
1500 Models
2500 Models
Axle Recommendations
Rear Only
Rear Only
2500 Power Wagon Models
3500 (Single Rear Wheel)
Models
3500 (Dual Rear Wheel)
Models
Rear Only
Rear Only
Front/Rear
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P265/70R17
LT245/70R17E
LT265/70R18E
LT275/70R18E
LT285/70R17D
Chain Class
S Class
U Class
LT265/70R18E
LT275/70R18E
LT235/80R17E
U Class
U Class
U Class
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
• 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.
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The suggested rotation method is the “forward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
reversed.
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual
wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
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Directional Tires — If Equipped
Dual Rear Wheels — If Equipped
For the R/T package with 22” tires and wheels, the
rotational direction of the tire must be taken into consideration when rotating the tires. The recommended rotation pattern for directional tires is shown below.
The tires used on dual wheel assemblies should be
matched for wear to prevent overloading one tire in a set.
To check if tires are even, lay a straight edge across all
four tires. The straight edge should touch all the tires.
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NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure
Information System (TPIS):
• The Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) uses
unique sensors in the inner rear wheels to help identify
them from the outer rear wheels, because of this, the
inner and outer wheel locations can’t be switched.
• After a tire rotation is completed, as shown below, the
system can auto learn the locations of each sensor ID.
Auto learning/localization occurs when the vehicle
ignition status is changed from Off to On and speeds of
greater than 5 mph (8km/h) are obtained and remain
over 5mph (8km/h) for at about a 15 minute period.
You may need to drive for 20 minutes to account
slower speeds and stops.
• If the tires are rotated incorrectly, The Auto localization
of the TPIS sensors will fail to locate correctly resulting
in incorrect locations for the pressure values displayed
in the Instrument Cluster.
CAUTION!
3500 Dual Rear Tires may only have one approved
direction of rotation. This is to accommodate the
asymmetrical design (tread pattern) of the On/OffRoad tire and the use of Outline White Letter (OWL)
tires.
• When replacing a flat, the spare tire may have to be
remounted on the rim, or installed at a different
location, to maintain the correct placement of the
tire on the wheel relative to the tire/wheel position
on the truck. For example, if the spare is used to
replace an outer rear tire it will have to be remounted on the rim so that the wheel is dished
inward. That way the tread design of asymmetrical
tires and the white writing of the OWL tires will
maintain proper position.
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also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased presThe Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
sure.
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warnthree hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must ing (Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM] Telltale Light) illunot exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into minates, you must increase the tire pressure to the
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information” recommended cold placard pressure in order for the “Tire
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to turn off. The
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will system will automatically update and the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off once the system
receives the updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need
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to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 23 psi (158 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the vehicle
may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately 27
psi (186 kPa), but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will still be ON. In this situation, the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn OFF only
after the tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended
cold placard pressure value.
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using
replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Using aftermarket tire sealants may
cause the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
sensor to become inoperable. After using an aftermarket tire sealant it is recommended that you take
your vehicle to your local dealer to have your
sensor function checked.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the TPM sensor.
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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
to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitor- • Four TPM sensors, and
ing Telltale Light.”
• TPM Telltale Light
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The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
equipped) has a TPM sensor. The matching full size spare
can be used in place of any of the four road tires. The
TPMS will only monitor the pressure in the full size spare
when it is used in place of a road tire. Otherwise, a spare
with a pressure below the low-pressure limit will not
cause the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to
illuminate or the chime to sound.
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
value as shown in the ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message. Once the
system receives the updated tire pressures, the system
will automatically update and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” and “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message will turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for
up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the
TPMS to receive this information.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
Service TPMS Warning
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, a “LOW TIRE
PRESSURE” message will display in the EVIC, and a
chime will sound when tire pressure is low in one or
more of the four active road tires. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙
message will also be displayed. Should this occur, you
should stop as soon as possible, check the inflation
pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire
If a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring 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 “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off when
the fault condition no longer exists.
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A system fault can occur due to any of the following:
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
the TPM sensors.
limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, a “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message will be
displayed, and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will turn ON. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will
also be displayed.
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
3. Driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
materials that may block radio wave signals.
(24 km/h) will turn off the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
Telltale Light” and “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message,
wheel housings.
as long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
warning limit in any of the four active road tires.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
Premium System — If Equipped
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
Vehicles with Full Size Spare
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
has a TPM sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS. wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
readings to the receiver module.
2. If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
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NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
The TPMS consists of the following components:
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or more of the
• Receiver module,
four active road tires. In addition, the EVIC will display
a “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message for a minimum of
• Four TPM sensors,
five seconds and a graphic showing the pressure values
• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Elecof each tire with the low tire pressure values flashing or
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), and
in a different color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be
displayed.
• TPM Telltale Light
The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
equipped) has a TPM sensor. The full size spare can be
used in place of any of the four road tires. A spare with a
pressure below the low-pressure limit will not cause the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to illuminate or
the chime to sound.
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will automatically update, the graphic display in the
EVIC will stop flashing or return to it’s original color, and
the “Tire Pressure Monitoring 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 “Tire Pressure Monitoring 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
“LOW TIRE PRESSURE” Message
TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five seconds
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible and then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure
and inflate the tires with a low pressure condition (those value to indicate which sensor is not being received.
flashing or in a different color in the EVIC graphic) to the
vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure inflation
value as shown in the ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message. Once the
system receives the updated tire pressures, the system
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SYSTEM⬙ message will no longer display, and a pressure
value will display in place of the dashes. A system fault
can occur due to any of the following:
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
the TPM sensors.
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
materials that may block radio wave signals.
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
wheel housings.
Tire Pressure Monitor Display
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will no longer flash, and the ⬙SERVICE TPM
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Vehicles With Full Size Spare
1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly
has a TPM sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS.
2. If you install the full size spare 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 “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will turn ON. In addition, the EVIC will display
a “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message and a graphic
showing the low tire pressure value flashing or in a
different color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be
displayed.
original color, as long as no tire pressure is below the
low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active
road tires.
Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) 3500
Series Trucks
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Tire Pressure
Information System (TPIS).
The Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to transmit tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to
each wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire
pressure readings to the receiver module.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
15 mph (25 km/h) the “Tire Pressure Monitoring tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
Telltale Light” will turn OFF and the pressure value and to maintain the proper pressure.
will be updated and stop flashing or return to it’s
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If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
• Receiver module
no longer exists, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message
• Four TPM sensors (Single Rear Wheel (SRW) applica- will no longer be displayed, and a pressure value will
display in place of the dashes. A system fault can occur
tions)
due to any of the following:
• Six TPM sensors (Dual Rear Wheel (DRW) applica• Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
tions)
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
• Pressure display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
the TPM sensors.
Center (EVIC)
• Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
The TPIS system will display all four (Single Rear Wheel
materials that may block radio wave signals.
(SRW) applications) or six (Dual Rear Wheel (DRW)
applications) tire pressure values EVIC display.
• Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
wheel housings.
If a system fault is detected, the EVIC will display a
The TPIS consists of the following components:
⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five • Using tire chains on the vehicle.
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being • Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
received.
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General Information
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and 3.6L/6.4L Engine
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
These engines are designed to meet all
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
emissions regulations and provide excellent fuel economy and performance when
• This device must accept any interference received,
using high quality unleaded “regular”
including interference that may cause undesired opgasoline having an octane rating of 87. The
eration.
use of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will
The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the follow- not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these
ing licenses:
engines.
United States
Canada
GQ4-61T
1470A-42T
5.7L Engines
This engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide satisfactory
fuel economy and performance when using high quality unleaded gasoline having
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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.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasoline contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and imLight spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to prove air quality.
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasohigh speeds can cause damage and immediate service is line. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will prorequired. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such vide excellent performance and durability of engine and
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experi- fuel system components.
ence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto manufacturer’s world wide have issued and Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxyendorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the World- genates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates
wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties may be used in your vehicle.
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications, if they are available.
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E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and drivability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) 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:
• Operate in a lean mode.
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
• Poor engine performance.
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may • Poor cold start and cold drivability.
not be covered under New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
E-85 perform the following:
• Drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer).
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• Change the engine oil and oil filter.
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
• Disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
and California reformulated gasoline.
engine controller memory.
Materials Added To Fuel
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
exposure to E-85 fuel.
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
MMT In Gasoline
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl (MMT) conditions and they would result in additional cost.
is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline fuel.
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
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Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
• 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.
FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
EQUIPPED
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique
fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Unleaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those
subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to
the other sections of this manual for information on
features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
gasoline-only powered vehicles.
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E-85 Badge
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When you do switch fuel types it is recommended that:
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and • you do not add less than 5 gallons (19 Liters) when
15% unleaded gasoline.
refueling
• you operate the vehicle immediately after refueling for
a period of at least 5 minutes
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the
tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never
use it near an open flame.
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or significant deterioration in driveability
during warm up.
NOTE:
• When the ambient temperature is above 90° F (32° C),
you may experience hard starting and rough idle
Fuel Requirements
following start up even if the above recommendations
Your vehicle will operate on both unleaded gasoline with
are followed.
an octane rating of 87, or E-85 fuel, or any mixture of
these two. For best results, a refueling pattern that • Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
compatible with E-85 and may form deposits in your
alternates between E-85 and unleaded gasoline should be
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be
avoided.
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caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline Starting
additive, such as MOPAR® Injector Cleanup or The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
Techron may be used.
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), you may experience an
increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
FFV vehicles operated on E-85 require specially formuuntil the engine is fully warmed up.
lated engine oils. These special requirements are included
in MOPAR® engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) is
Chrysler Specification MS-6395. The manufacturer only beneficial for E-85 startability when the ambient temperarecommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet ture is less than 32°F (0°C).
the requirements of Material Standard MS-6395. MS-6395
Cruising Range
contains additional requirements, developed during extensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
Chrysler Group LLC engines. Use MOPAR® or an than gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel
consumption. You can expect your miles per gallon
equivalent oil meeting the specification MS-6395.
(mpg)/miles per liter and your driving range to decrease
by about 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
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Replacement Parts
ADDING FUEL
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts.
The fuel filler cap (gas cap) is located behind the fuel
filler door, on the left side of the vehicle. Open the fuel
door and remove the fuel cap by turning it counterclockwise.
CAUTION!
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
Maintenance
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect drivability.
Fuel Filler Cap
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NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap
tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door.
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.
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
• 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.
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• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
is full.
WARNING!
Static electricity can cause an ignition of flammable
liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or trailer. To
reduce risk of serious injury or death when filling
containers:
• Always place container on the ground before filling.
• Keep the pump nozzle in contact with the container
when you are filling it.
• Use only approved containers for flammable liquid.
• Do not leave container unattended while filling.
• A static electric charge could cause a spark and fire
hazard.
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
will display in the EVIC telltale display area.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press
the SELECT button to turn off the message. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
VEHICLE LOADING
Certification Label
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
affixed to the driver’s side door or pillar.
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This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
included on this label and indicates the Month, Day and
Hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
bottom of the label is your VIN.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
Each axle GAWR is determined by the components in the
system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
springs, tires or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
components sometimes specified by purchasers for inThe GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle creased durability does not necessarily increase the vehiincluding driver, passengers, vehicle, options and cargo. cle’s GVWR.
The label also specifies maximum capacities of front and
Tire Size
rear axle systems (GAWR). Total load must be limited so
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents
GVWR and front and rear GAWR are not exceeded.
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires
Payload
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
Rim Size
weight a truck can carry, including the weight of the
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
driver, all passengers, options and cargo.
listed.
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Inflation Pressure
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
added.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commercial scale to insure that the GVWR has not been exceeded.
The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle should
then be determined separately to be sure that the load is
properly distributed over the front and rear axle. Weighing the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either the
front or rear axles has been exceeded but the total load is
within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be shifted
from front to rear or rear to front as appropriate until the
specified weight limitations are met. Store the heavier
items down low and be sure that the weight is distributed
equally. Stow all loose items securely before driving.
Improper weight distributions can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and the brakes operate.
rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
Loading
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Common Towing Definitions
CAUTION!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR
or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If you do,
parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the
way your vehicle handles. This could cause you to
lose control. Also overloading can shorten the life of
your vehicle.
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
TRAILER TOWING
Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for
In this section you will find safety tips and information further information.
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temand safely as possible.
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
To maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage, ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
follow the requirements and recommendations in this
manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
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measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
supported by the scale.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
and trailer when weighed in combination.
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 an accident.
Tongue Weight (TW)
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
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 less
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.
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Trailer Sway Control
Weight-Distributing Hitch
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.
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used
in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on vehicle
and trailer configuration/loading to comply with Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements. Weight Distribution hitched are recommended for loads in excess of
5,000 lbs (2,268 kg).
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.
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Gooseneck Hitch
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.
Fifth-Wheel Hitch
The gooseneck hitch employs a pivoted coupling arm
which attaches to a ball mounted in the bed of a pickup
truck. The coupling arm connects to the hitch mounted
over the rear axle in the truck bed.
Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight
The following chart provides the maximum trailer
weight a given factory equipped trailer hitch type can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
The fifth-wheel hitch is a special high platform with a
coupling that mounts over the rear axle of the tow vehicle
in the truck bed. It connects a vehicle and fifth-wheel
trailer with a coupling king pin.
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Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight
Hitch Type
Max. Trailer Hitch Max.
Trailer Weight
Class III Bumper
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Hitch - 1500 Model
Class IV - 1500
10,450 lbs (4 740 kg)
Model
Class V - 2500/3500
17,000 lbs (7 711 kg)
Models
Fifth Wheel - 2500/
25,000 lbs (11 339 kg)
3500 Models
Gooseneck - 2500
20,000 lbs (9 071 kg)
Model
Gooseneck - 3500
30,000 lbs (13 636 kg)
Model
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings)” for the Maximum Gross Trailer
Weight (GTW) towable for your given drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings)
The rear bumper is intended to tow trailers up to a
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg) without added equipment or alterations to the standard equipment.
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Ram 1500 4x2
ST
3.6L V-6 8–Speed Automatic Transmission
5.7L HEMI® V-8 6–Speed
Automatic Transmission
Standard Towing:
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Max Towing: 7,400 lbs
(3 379 kg)
Max Payload: 1,920 lbs
(871 kg)
Standard Towing:
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Max Towing: 10,450 lbs
(4 740 kg)
Max Payload: 1,730 lbs
(785 kg)
SLT/Outdoorsman
Standard Towing:
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Max Towing: 7,400 lbs
(3 357 kg)
Max Payload: 1,900 lbs
(862 kg)
Standard Towing:
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Max Towing: 10,450 lbs
(4 740 kg)
Max Payload: 1,700 lbs
(771 kg)
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–
Standard Towing:
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Max Towing: 10,250 lbs
(4 649 kg)
Max Payload: 1,600 lbs
(726 kg)
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Ram 1500 4x4
3.6L V-6 8–Speed Automatic Transmission
5.7L HEMI® V-8 6–Speed
Automatic Transmission
ST
Standard
Towing:
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Max Towing: 7,250 lbs
(3 289 kg)
Max Payload: 1,930 lbs
(875 kg)
Standard Towing:
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Max Towing: 10,350 lbs
(4 695 kg)
Max Payload: 1,500 lbs
(680 kg)
SLT/Outdoorsman
Standard
Towing:
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Max Towing: 7,200 lbs
(3 266 kg)
Max Payload: 1,900 lbs
(861 kg)
Standard Towing:
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Max Towing: 10,350 lbs
(4 695 kg)
Max Payload: 1,480 lbs
(671 kg)
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–
Standard Towing:
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Max Towing: 10,050 lbs
(4 558 kg)
Max Payload: 1,390 lbs
(630 kg)
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Ram 2500 And 3500
5.7L HEMI® V-8 6–Speed
Automatic Transmission
6.4L HEMI® V-8 6–Speed
Automatic Transmission
ST
Max Towing: 13,850 lbs
(6 282 kg)
Max Payload: 4,480 lbs
(2 032 kg)
Max Towing: 16,450 lbs
(7 462 kg)
Max Payload: 7,220 lbs
(3 275 kg)
SLT/Outdoorsman/Sport
Max Towing: 13,810 lbs
(6 282 kg)
Max Payload: 4,440 lbs
(2 014 kg)
Max Towing: 16,400 lbs
(7 439 kg)
Max Payload: 7,170 lbs
(3 252 kg)
NOTE: For additional trailer towing information (maximum trailer weight ratings) refer to the following website
addresses:
• http://www.ramtrucks.com
• http://www.ramtruck.ca (Canada)
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Max Towing: 13,350 lbs
(6 055 kg)
Max Payload: 4,410 lbs
(2 000 kg)
Max Towing: 15,810 lbs
(7 171 kg)
Max Payload: 6,950 lbs
(3 152 kg)
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Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% of the weight in the front
of the trailer. This places 10% of the GTW on the tow
hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or
heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway severely
side to side which will cause loss of control of the vehicle
and trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the
cause of many trailer collisions. Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on your trailer hitch.
5
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
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options or dealer-installed options must
be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle.
Refer to “Tire Safety Information/Tire and Loading Information Placard” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
Towing Requirements
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.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
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 will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have a collision.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure or tires.
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the 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 transmission in
PARK. For four-wheel drive vehicles, make sure
the transfer case is not in NEUTRAL. Always,
block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
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Towing Requirements — Tires
WARNING! (Continued)
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized.
• Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
• Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
• Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pressures before trailer usage.
• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
proper inspection procedure.
• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWR limits.
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Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
CAUTION!
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 an
accident.
• 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 an
accident.
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.
• Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
• An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
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• Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
1,653 lbs (750 kg).
Integrated Trailer Brake Module — If Equipped
Your vehicle may have an Integrated Trailer Brake Module (ITBM) for Electric and Electric Over Hydraulic
(EOH) trailer brakes.
NOTE: This module has been designed and verified with
electric trailer brakes and new electric over hydraulic
systems. Some previous EOH systems may not be compatible with ITBM.
Integrated Trailer Brake Module (ITBM)
1 — GAIN Adjustment Button
2 — GAIN Adjustment Button
3 — Manual Brake Control Lever
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The user interface consists of the following:
sliding the manual brake control lever will display the
GAIN setting for 10 seconds and the “Trailer Brake Status
Indicator Light” will not be displayed.
Manual Brake Control Lever
Slide the manual brake control lever to the right to
activate power to the trailer’s electric brakes independent
of the tow vehicle’s brakes. If the manual brake control
lever is activated while the brake is also applied, the
greater of the two inputs determines the power sent to
the trailer brakes.
If a fault is detected in the trailer wiring or the Integrated
Trailer Brake Module (ITBM), the “Trailer Brake Status
Indicator Light” will flash.
GAIN Adjustment Buttons (+/-)
Pressing these buttons will adjust the brake control
The trailer and the vehicle’s brake lamps will come on power output to the trailer brakes in 0.5 increments. The
when either vehicle braking or manual trailer brakes are GAIN setting can be increased to a maximum of 10 or
applied.
decreased to a minimum of 0 (no trailer braking).
Trailer Brake Status Indicator Light
GAIN
This light indicates the trailer electrical connection status. The GAIN setting is used to set the trailer brake control
for the specific towing condition and should be changed
If no electrical connection is detected after the ignition is
as towing conditions change. Changes to towing conditurned on, pressing the GAIN adjustment button or
tions include trailer load, vehicle load, road conditions
and weather.
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Adjusting GAIN
4. Press the UP or DOWN button on the steering wheel
until “TRAILER TOW” appears on the screen.
NOTE: This should only be performed in a traffic free
environment at speeds of approximately 20–25 mph 5. Press the RIGHT arrow on the steering wheel to enter
(30–40 km/h).
“TRAILER TOW”.
1. Make sure the trailer brakes are in good working 6. Press the UP or DOWN buttons until Trailer Brake
condition, functioning normally and properly adType appears on the screen.
justed. See your trailer dealer if necessary.
NOTE: 1500 Models Only — Light Electric and Heavy
2. Hook up the trailer and make the electrical connec- Electric will only be available due to the tow capacities of
tions according to the trailer manufacturer’s instruc- the vehicle.
tions.
7. Press the RIGHT arrow and then press the UP or
3. When a trailer with electric/EOH brakes is plugged
DOWN buttons until the proper Trailer Brake Type
appears on the screen.
in, the trailer connected message should appear in the
EVIC (if the connection is not recognized by the ITBM,
8. In a traffic-free environment, tow the trailer on a dry,
braking functions will not be available), the GAIN
level surface at a speed of 20–25 mph (30–40 km/h)
setting will illuminate and the correct type of trailer
and squeeze the manual brake control lever commust be selected from the EVIC options.
pletely.
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9. If the trailer wheels lockup (indicated by squealing trailer, trailer wheel lockup may not be attainable even
tires), reduce the GAIN setting; if the trailer wheels with the maximum GAIN setting of 10.
turn freely, increase the GAIN setting.
Repeat steps 8 and 9 until the GAIN setting is at a point
just below trailer wheel lockup. If towing a heavier
Type
of
Brakes
Load
Trailer
Light Electric
Electric
Trailer
Brakes
Heavy Electric
Electric
Trailer
Brakes
*Under 10,000 lbs
*Above 10,000 lbs
* The suggested selection depends and may change
depending on the customer preferences for braking performance. Condition of the trailer brakes, driving and
road state may also affect the selection.
Light EOH
Electric over Hydraulic
Trailer
Brakes
*Under 10,000 lbs
Heavy EOH
Electric over Hydraulic
Trailer
Brakes
*Above 10,000 lbs
EVIC Display Messages
The trailer brake control interacts with the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Display messages,
along with a single chime, will be displayed when a
malfunction is determined in the trailer connection,
trailer brake control, or on the trailer. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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NOTE:
CAUTION!
Connecting a trailer that is not compatible with the
ITBM system may result in reduced or complete loss
of trailer braking. There may be a increase in stopping distance or trailer instability which could result
in damage to your vehicle, trailer, or other property.
WARNING!
Connecting a trailer that is not compatible with the
ITBM system may result in reduced or complete loss
of trailer braking. There may be a increase in stopping distance or trailer instability which could result
in personal injury.
• An aftermarket controller may be available for use
with trailers with air or electric-over-hydraulic trailer
brake systems. To determine the type of brakes on
your trailer and the availability of controllers, check
with your trailer manufacturer or dealer.
• Removal of the ITBM will cause errors and it may
cause damage to the electrical system and electronic
modules of the vehicle. See your authorized dealer if
an aftermarket module is to be installed.
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.
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NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
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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 the trailer up in an area away from heavy
traffic.
Automatic Transmission
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
The “DRIVE” range can be selected when towing. The
transmission controls include a drive strategy to avoid
frequent shifting when towing. However, if frequent
shifting does occur while in DRIVE, select “TOW/
HAUL” mode or select a lower gear range (using the
Electronic Range Select (ERS) switches).
NOTE: Using “TOW/HAUL” mode or selecting a lower
gear range (using the ERS switches) 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.
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When towing a loaded trailer up steep grades at low Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
speeds (20 mph [32 km/h] or below), holding your
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
vehicle in first gear (using the ERS switches) can help to
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
avoid transmission overheating.
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
If you regularly tow a trailer for more than 45 minutes of
you can get back to cruising speed.
continuous operation, then change the automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) as specified for ⬙police, taxi, • Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
fleet, or frequent trailer towing.⬙ Refer to “Maintenance
Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
Cooling System
NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level To reduce potential for engine and transmission overbefore towing (6-speed automatic only).
heating, take the following actions:
Tow/Haul Mode
City Driving
To reduce potential for automatic transmission overheatWhen stopped for short periods of time, shift the transing, turn the “TOW/HAUL” feature ON when driving in
mission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
hilly areas, or select a lower gear range (using the
Electronic Range Select (ERS) switches) on more severe Highway Driving
grades.
Reduce speed.
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Air Conditioning
WARNING!
Turn off temporarily.
Air Suspension System
To aid in attaching/detaching the trailer from the vehicle,
the air suspension system can be used. Refer to “Air
Suspension System” in “Starting And Operating” for
further information.
NOTE: The vehicle must remain in the engine running
position while attaching a trailer for proper leveling of
the air suspension system.
SNOWPLOW
Snowplows and other aftermarket equipment should
not be added to the front end of your vehicle. The
airbag crash sensors may be affected by the change in
the front end structure. The airbags could deploy
unexpectedly or could fail to deploy during a collision resulting in serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
Using this vehicle for snowplow applications can
cause damage to the vehicle.
1500 Models Only
NOTE: Do not use this model vehicle for snowplow
applications.
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WARNING!
Attaching a snowplow to this vehicle could adversely
affect performance of the airbag system in a collision.
Do not expect that the airbag will perform as described earlier in this manual.
2500/3500 Models Only
Snowplow Prep Packages are available as a factory
installed option. These packages include components
necessary to equip your vehicle with a snowplow.
NOTE: Before installation of a snowplow it is highly
recommended that the owner/installer obtain and follow
the recommendations contained within the current Body
Builders Guide. See your authorized dealer, installer or
snowplow manufacturer for this information. There are
unique electrical systems that must be connected to
properly assure operator safety and prevent overloading
vehicle systems.
WARNING!
Attaching a snowplow to this vehicle could adversely
affect performance of the airbag system in a collision.
Do not expect that the airbag will perform as described earlier in this manual.
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Snowplow Prep Package Model Availability
CAUTION!
The “Lamp Out” indicator could illuminate if exterior lamps are not properly installed.
For Information about snowplow applications visit
www.ramtrucks.com or refer to the current Body Builders Guide.
Before Plowing
1. The maximum number of occupants in the truck
should not exceed two.
• Check the hydraulic system for leaks and proper fluid
level.
2. The total GVWR or the Front GAWR or the Rear
GAWR should never be exceeded.
• Check the mounting bolts and nuts for proper tightness.
3. Cargo capacity will be reduced by the addition of
options or passengers, etc.
• Check the runners and cutting edge for excessive wear.
The cutting edge should be ¼ to ½ in (6 cm to 1.2 cm) The loaded vehicle weight, including the snowplow
above ground in snow plowing position.
system, all aftermarket accessories, driver, passengers,
• Check that snowplow lighting is connected and func- options, and cargo, must not exceed either the Gross
Vehicle Weight (GVWR) or Gross Axle Weight (GAWR)
tioning properly.
ratings. These weights are specified on the Safety Compliance Certification Label on the driver’s side door
opening.
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NOTE: Detach the snowplow when transporting pas- Over The Road Operation With Snowplow
sengers.
Attached
The blade restricts air flow to the radiator and causes the
engine to operate at higher than normal temperatures.
Therefore, when transporting the plow, angle the blade
completely and position it as low as road or surface
conditions permit. Do not exceed 40 mph (64 km/h). The
operator should always maintain a safe stopping distance
The blade should be lowered whenever the vehicle is and allow adequate passing clearance.
parked.
Operating Tips
Maintain and operate your vehicle and snowplow equipment following the recommendations provided by the Under ideal snow plowing conditions, 20 mph (32 km/h)
should be maximum operating speed. The operator
specific snowplow manufacturer.
should be familiar with the area and surface to be
cleaned. Reduce speed and use extreme caution when
plowing unfamiliar areas or under poor visibility.
Vehicle front end wheel alignment was set to specifications at the factory without consideration for the weight
of the plow. Front end toe-in should be checked and reset
if necessary at the beginning and end of the snowplow
season. This will help prevent uneven tire wear.
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• Vehicles with automatic transmissions should use 4L
range when plowing deep or heavy snow for extended
Snowplows should be maintained in accordance with the
periods of time to avoid transmission overheating.
plow manufacturer’s instructions.
• Do not shift the transmission unless the engine has
Keep all snowplow electrical connections and battery
returned to idle and wheels have stopped. Make a
terminals clean and free of corrosion.
practice of stepping on the brake pedal while shifting
When plowing snow, to avoid transmission and drivethe transmission.
train damage, the following precautions should be observed.
General Maintenance
• Operate with transfer case in 4L when plowing small
or congested areas where speeds are not likely to
exceed 15 mph (24 km/h). At higher speeds operate in
4H.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheels OFF
The Ground
NONE
Dolly Tow
Front
On Trailer
Rear
ALL
Two-Wheel
Drive Models
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
OK
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See Instructions
• Automatic transmission in PARK
• Manual transmission in gear (NOT in
NEUTRAL)
• Transfer case in NEUTRAL (N)
• Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
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NOTE: Vehicles equipped with air suspension must be
lowered to the “Entry/Exit” (lowest) level, and have
automatic leveling disabled, before tying them down
(from the body) on a trailer or flatbed truck. Refer to “Air
Suspension – If Equipped” for more information. If the
vehicle cannot be lowered to the “Entry/Exit” level (for
example, engine will not run), tie-downs must be fastened to the axles (not to the body). Failure to follow
these instructions may cause fault codes to be set and/or
cause loss of proper tie-down tension.
Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive Models
1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Drive the rear wheels onto the tow dolly.
3. Firmly apply the parking brake. Place automatic transmission in PARK, manual transmission in gear (not in
NEUTRAL).
4. Properly secure the rear wheels to the dolly, following
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
5. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
remove the Key Fob.
DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain
6. Install a suitable clamping device, designed for towwill result.
ing, to secure the front wheels in the straight position.
Recreational towing (for two-wheel drive models) is
allowed ONLY if the rear wheels are OFF the ground.
This may be accomplished using a tow dolly or vehicle
trailer. If using a tow dolly, follow this procedure:
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Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive Models
CAUTION!
• Towing with the rear wheels on the ground will
cause severe transmission damage. Damage from
improper towing is not covered under the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Do not disconnect the driveshaft because fluid may
leak from the transmission, causing damage to
internal parts.
NOTE: Both the manual shift and electronic shift transfer cases must be shifted into NEUTRAL (N) for recreational towing. Automatic transmissions must be shifted
into PARK for recreational towing. Manual transmissions
must be placed in gear (NOT in NEUTRAL) for recreational towing. Refer to the following for the proper
transfer case NEUTRAL (N) shifting procedure for your
vehicle.
CAUTION!
• Front or rear wheel lifts must not be used. Internal
damage to the transmission or transfer case will
occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when
recreational towing.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Tow only in the forward direction. Towing this
vehicle backwards can cause severe damage to the
transfer case.
• Automatic transmissions must be placed in PARK
for recreational towing.
• Manual transmissions must be placed in gear (not
in Neutral) for recreational towing.
• Before recreational towing, perform the procedure
outlined under “Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)” to be
certain that the transfer case is fully in NEUTRAL
(N). Otherwise, internal damage will result.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or
transfer case damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• Do not disconnect the rear drive shaft because fluid
will leak from the transfer case, causing damage to
internal parts.
• Do not use a bumper-mounted clamp-on tow bar
on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be
damaged.
(Continued)
Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL (N) position without first fully engaging
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3. Press and hold the brake pedal.
WARNING! (Continued)
the parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL (N)
position disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and will allow the vehicle
to move, even if the transmission is in PARK. The
parking brake should always be applied when the
driver is not in the vehicle.
CAUTION!
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in NEUTRAL (N) before
recreational towing to prevent damage to internal
parts.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, with the engine
running. Firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
4. Depress the clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
5. If the transfer case is in 4WD AUTO (if equipped),
press a selector button or rotate the selector switch to
shift the transfer case into the 2WD or 4WD LOCK
position.
• With manual shift transfer case, shift the transfer
case lever into NEUTRAL (N).
• With electronic shift transfer case, press and hold the
transfer case NEUTRAL (N) button. Some models
have a small, recessed ⬙N⬙ button (at the center of the
transfer case switches) that must be pressed using a
ballpoint pen or similar object. Other models have a
rectangular NEUTRAL switch, below the rotary
transfer case control knob. The NEUTRAL (N) indicator light will blink while the shift is in progress.
The light will stop blinking (stay on solid) when the
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shift to NEUTRAL (N) is complete. After the shift is 11. Shift the transmission into PARK or place manual
completed and the NEUTRAL (N) light stays on,
transmission in gear (NOT in Neutral). On 8-speed
transmissions the shifter will automatically select
release the NEUTRAL (N) button.
PARK when the engine is turned off.
6. Release the parking brake.
12. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, then
7. Shift the transmission into REVERSE.
cycle the key or the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ button to
the RUN position and back to the OFF position.
8. Release the brake pedal (and clutch pedal on manual
transmissions) for five seconds and ensure that there is
13. Attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle using a suitable
no vehicle movement.
tow bar.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 with automatic transmission in
14. Release the parking brake.
DRIVE or manual transmission in first gear.
NOTE: With electronic shift transfer case:
10. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL. Firmly apply
the parking brake. Turn OFF the engine. For vehicles • Steps 2 through 4 are requirements that must be met
with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, press and hold the ENprior to pressing the NEUTRAL (N) button, and must
continue to be met until the shift has been completed.
GINE START/STOP button until the engine shuts off.
If any of these requirements are not met prior to
pressing the NEUTRAL (N) button or are no longer
met during the shift, the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light
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will flash continuously until all requirements are met Shifting Out Of NEUTRAL (N)
or until the NEUTRAL (N) button is released.
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position normal usage.
for a shift to take place and for the position indicator 1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, leaving it conlights to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the
nected to the tow vehicle.
ON/RUN position, the shift will not take place and no
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
• A flashing NEUTRAL (N) position indicator light 3. Press and hold the brake pedal.
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
4. Start the engine. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL. Depress the clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
• With manual shift transfer case, shift the transfer
case lever to the desired position.
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• With electronic shift transfer case with rotary selector
switch, press and hold the transfer case NEUTRAL
(N) button until the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light
turns off. After the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light
turns off, release the NEUTRAL (N) button. After the
NEUTRAL (N) button has been released, the transfer
case will shift to the position indicated by the selector switch.
• With electronic shift transfer case with pushbutton
selector switch, press and hold the switch for the
desired transfer case position, until the NEUTRAL
(N) indicator light turns off and the desired position
indicator light turns on.
NOTE: When shifting out of transfer case NEUTRAL (N),
turning the engine OFF is not required, but may be
helpful to avoid gear clash. With the 8-speed automatic
transmission, the engine must remain running, since
turning the engine OFF will shift the transmission to
PARK (and the transmission must be in NEUTRAL for
the transfer case to shift out of NEUTRAL).
5. Turn the engine OFF. Shift automatic transmission into
PARK. On 8-speed transmissions the shifter will automatically select PARK when the engine is turned off.
6. Release the brake pedal (and clutch pedal on a manual
transmission).
7. Disconnect vehicle from the tow vehicle.
8. Start the engine.
9. Press and hold the brake pedal.
10. Release the parking brake.
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11. Shift the transmission into gear, release the brake • The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position
pedal (and clutch pedal on manual transmissions),
for a shift to take place and for the position indicator
and check that the vehicle operates normally.
lights to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the
ON/RUN position, the shift will not take place and no
NOTE: With electronic shift transfer case:
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
• Steps 3 and 4 are requirements that must be met prior • A flashing NEUTRAL (N) position indicator light
to pressing the button to shift out of NEUTRAL (N),
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
and must continue to be met until the shift has been
completed. If any of these requirements are not met
before pressing the button or are no longer met during
the shift, the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light will flash
continuously until all requirements are met or until the
button is released.
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CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .629 䡵 HOISTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .629 䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .671
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .631
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .633
▫ Jacking And Tire Changing 1500 Series Trucks . .633
▫ Jacking And Tire Changing 2500 And 3500 Series
Trucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .672
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673
䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .675
䡵 EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED . .677
䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .678
▫ Column Shifter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .678
▫ Center Console Shifter — If Equipped . . . . . . .679
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䡵 MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED
TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .680
䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .682
▫ Two-Wheel Drive Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .684
▫ Four-Wheel Drive Models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .685
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
upper switch bank just below the radio.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all direc- • On the highways — slow down.
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming • In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase the engine idle
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
speed.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your an impending overheat condition:
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
other motorists.
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
may wear down your battery.
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supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads HOT
(H), pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on HOT (H), and you hear continuous
chimes, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
WARNING! (Continued)
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure
that the wheel is properly mounted to the vehicle. Any
time a wheel has been removed and reinstalled on the
vehicle the lug nuts/bolts should be torqued using a
properly calibrated torque wrench.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
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Torque Specifications
Lug Nut/Bolt
Torque
Lug Nut/
Bolt
Type
**Lug
Nut/Bolt
Size
130 Ft-Lbs
(176 N·m)
140 Ft-Lbs
(190 N·m)
Cone
M14 x
1.50
Lug Nut/
Bolt
Socket
Size
22 mm
Flanged
**Use only Chrysler recommended lug nuts/bolts and
clean or remove any dirt or oil before tightening.
Do not oil wheel studs.
NOTE: Dual wheels are flat mounted, center piloted. Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
The lug nuts are a two-piece assembly. When the tires are the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
being rotated or replaced, clean these lug nuts and add
two drops of oil at the interface between the lug nut/bolt
and the washer.
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Wheel Mounting Surface
4 And 5 Lug Nuts/Bolts Torque Pattern
Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
WARNING!
After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut/bolt torque to be
sure that all the lug nuts/bolts are properly seated
against the wheel.
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.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING! (Continued)
Jacking And Tire Changing 1500 Series Trucks
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
(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.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with an air suspension system, there is a feature which allows the automatic
leveling to be disabled to assist with changing a tire.
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be activated through the Uconnect® system.
Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be activated through the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
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Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
Jack Location
The jack and jack tools are stored under the front
passenger seat.
Removal Of Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
To access the jack and jack tools you must remove the
plastic access cover, located on the side of the front
passengers seat. To remove the cover, pull the front part
of the cover (closest to the front of the seat) toward you
to release a locking tab. Once the front of the cover is
Jack Access Cover
loose, slide the cover toward the front of the seat until it Remove the jack and tools by turning the wing bolt
is free from the seat frame.
counterclockwise, remove the wing bolt and then slide
the assembly out from under the seat.
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Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
Jack And Tool Bag
Release the tool bag straps from the jack and remove
tools from bag.
WARNING!
After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them
in the original carrier and location. While driving
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WARNING! (Continued)
you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or
other objects in the vehicle may move around with
force, resulting in serious injury.
Removing The Spare Tire
1. Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack up the
truck. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension
tube with the curved angle facing away from the
vehicle. Insert the tube through the access hole between the lower tailgate and the top of the bumper
and into the winch mechanism tube.
Wheel Wrench And Jack Extension Tube Assembled
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Inserting The Jack Extension Tube Into The Access Hole
2. Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise
until the spare tire is on the ground with enough cable
slack to allow you to pull it out from under the vehicle.
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3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle to gain
access to the spare tire retainer.
4. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable.
Pulling The Spare Tire Out
Gaining Access To The Retainer
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5. Pull the retainer through the center of the wheel.
Preparations
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or
slippery areas.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
Pulling The Retainer Through The Center Of The Wheel
3. Set the parking brake.
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with 4. Place the shift lever into PARK. On four-wheel drive
vehicles, shift the transfer case to the 4L position.
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the 5. Turn the ignition OFF.
winch.
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Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally Jack Instructions (1500 Series)
opposite the jacking position. For example, if the right
front wheel is being changed, block the left rear wheel.
WARNING!
NOTE: Passengers should not remain
in the vehicle when the vehicle is
being jacked.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
Jack Warning Label
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
1. Remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools from storage.
2. Using the wheel wrench, loosen, but do not remove,
the wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
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3. Placement of the jack:
4x2 Series Trucks Front Jacking Location
There is a jack location indicator on the rear portion of the
lower control arm.
When changing a front wheel, place the scissor jack
under the rear portion of the lower control arm as shown
below.
4X2 Front Jacking Location
4X2 Front Jacking Location Indicator
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When changing a front wheel, place the scissor jack
under the rear portion of the lower control arm as shown
There is a jack location indicator on the rear portion of the
below.
lower control arm.
4x4 Series Trucks Front Jacking Location
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4X4 Front Jacking Location
4X4 Front Jacking Location Indicator
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4x2 and 4x4 Rear Jacking Location
Operate the jack using the jack drive tube and the wheel
wrench. The tube extension may be used but is not
required.
For 4x2 and 4x4 trucks, when changing a rear wheel,
assemble the jack drive tube to the jack and connect the
drive tube to the extension tube. Place the jack under the
axle between the wheel and the shock bracket with the
drive tubes extending to the rear.
Rear Jacking Location
Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
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CAUTION!
Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure
that the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts
and adjust the jack position as required.
5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. Install the
spare wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of
the wheel nuts toward the wheel. To avoid the risk of
forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully tighten the
wheel nuts until the vehicle has been lowered.
4. By rotating the lug wrench clockwise, raise the vehicle 6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
until the wheel just clears the surface.
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
each nut has been tightened twice. For the correct lug
WARNING!
nut torque refer to “Torque Specifications” in this
section. If in doubt about the correct tightness, have
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
them checked with a torque wrench by you authorized
the vehicle unstable and cause a collision. It could
dealer or service station.
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
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NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the extra tire and wheel
in the places provided.
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels cannot be stored under the vehicle because the wheel
retainer will not fit through the wheel pilot hole. Secure
7. Install the wheel center cap and remove the wheel the flat tire in the bed of the truck. Have the flat tire
blocks. Do not install chrome or aluminum wheel repaired or replaced immediately.
center caps on the spare wheel. This may result in cap
WARNING!
damage.
8. Lower the jack to its fully closed position. If the bottle A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard
jack will not lower by turning the dial (thumbwheel) stop could injure the occupants in the vehicle. Have
the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediby hand, it may be necessary to use the jack drive tube
in order to lower the jack. Stow the replaced tire, jack, ately.
and tools as previously described.
1. Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is facing the
ground and toward the rear of the vehicle for conve9. Adjust the tire pressure when possible.
nience in checking the spare tire inflation. Slide the
wheel retainer through the center of the wheel.
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Reinstalling The Retainer
Pulling The Retainer Through The Center Of The Wheel
And Positioning It
2. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and position it 3. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube
with the curved angle facing away from the vehicle.
properly across the wheel opening.
Insert the tube through the access hole between the
lower tailgate and the top of the bumper and into the
winch mechanism tube.
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Wheel Wrench And Jack Extension Tube Assembled And
In Position
Rotating The Wheel Wrench Handle
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
4. Rotate the lug wrench handle clockwise until the wheel the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
is drawn into place against the underside of the vehicle. power tools is not recommended and can damage the
Continue to rotate until you feel the winch mechanism winch.
slip, or click three or four times. It cannot be overtightened. Push against the tire several times to ensure it is
firmly in place.
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3. Secure the tool bag straps to the jack.
Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
1. Tighten the jack all the way down by turning the jack
turn-screw counterclockwise until the jack is snug.
2. Position the jack and tool bag. Make sure the lug
wrench is under the jack near the jack turn-screw.
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Jack And Tools Tied
4. Place the jack and tools in the storage position holding
the jack by the jack turn-screw, slip the jack and tools
under the seat so that the bottom slot engages into the
fastener on the floor.
Jack And Tool Bag
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Jack Hold Down Fastener
Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
NOTE: Ensure that the jack slides into the front hold
down location.
5. Turn the wing bolt clockwise to secure to the floor pan.
Reinstall the plastic cover.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them
in the original carrier and location. While driving
you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or
other objects in the vehicle may move around with
force, resulting in serious injury.
Jacking And Tire Changing 2500 And 3500 Series
Trucks
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
(Continued)
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location
The jack and jack tools are stored under the front
passenger seat.
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Removal Of Jack And Tools (2500, 3500 Series)
To access the jack and jack tools you must remove the
plastic access cover, located on the side of the front
passengers seat. To remove the cover, pull the front part
of the cover (closest to the front of the seat) toward you
to release a locking tab. Once the front of the cover is
loose, slide the cover toward the front of the seat until it
is free from the seat frame.
Jack Access Cover
Remove the jack and tools by turning the wing bolt
counterclockwise, remove the wing bolt and then slide
the assembly out from under the seat.
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Jack And Tools (2500/3500 Series)
Jack And Tools Bracket Assembly
Remove the jack and tools from the bracket assembly.
Turn the jack-turn-screw counterclockwise to release jack
from bracket assembly.
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WARNING!
After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them
in the original carrier and location. While driving
you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or
other objects in the vehicle may move around with
force, resulting in serious injury.
Removing The Spare Tire
1. Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack up the
truck. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension
tube with the curved angle facing away from the
vehicle. Insert the tube through the access hole between the lower tailgate and the top of the bumper
and into the winch mechanism tube.
Wheel Wrench And Jack Extension Tube Assembled
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Inserting The Jack Extension Tube Into The Access Hole
2. Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise
until the spare tire is on the ground with enough cable
slack to allow you to pull it out from under the vehicle.
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3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle to gain
access to the spare tire retainer.
4. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable.
Pulling The Spare Tire Out
Gaining Access To The Retainer
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5. Pull the retainer through the center of the wheel.
Preparations
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or
slippery areas.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
Pulling The Retainer Through The Center Of The Wheel
3. Set the parking brake.
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with 4. Place the shift lever into PARK. On four-wheel drive
vehicles, shift the transfer case to the 4L position.
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the 5. Turn the ignition OFF.
winch.
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Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally Jack Instructions (2500, 3500 Series)
opposite the jacking position. For example, if the right
front wheel is being changed, block the left rear wheel.
WARNING!
NOTE: Passengers should not remain
in the vehicle when the vehicle is
being jacked.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
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.
1. Remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools from storage.
2. Using the lug wrench, loosen, but do not remove, the
wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground. Changing
a dually tire requires the lug wrench adapter.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with hub caps/wheel
covers they must be removed before raising the vehicle
off the ground. Refer to ”Hub Caps/Wheel Covers — If
Equipped” in this section.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 661
Operate the jack using the jack drive tube and the wheel
wrench. The tube extension, may be used, but is not
required.
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Lug Wrench Adapter And Wrench
3. Placement of the jack:
4x2 Series Trucks Front Jacking Location
4x2 Front Jacking Location
For 2500 and 3500 4x2 series trucks, when changing a 4x4 Series Trucks Front Jacking Location
front wheel, place the bottle jack under the frame rail
behind the wheel. Locate the jack as far forward as For 2500 and 3500 4x4 series trucks, when changing the
front wheel, assemble the jack drive tube to the jack and
possible on the straight part of the frame.
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connect the drive tube to the extension tube. Place the 4x2 and 4x4 Rear Jacking Location
jack under the axle as close to the tire as possible with the
For 4x2 and 4x4 trucks, when changing a rear wheel,
drive tubes extending to the front. Connect the jack tube assemble the jack drive tube to the jack and connect the
extension and wheel wrench.
drive tube to the extension tube. Place the jack under the
axle between the spring and the shock absorber with the
drive tubes extending to the rear.
4x4 Front Jacking Location
Rear Jacking Location (All)
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Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. On
single rear-wheel (SRW) trucks, install the spare wheel
and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the wheel
CAUTION!
nuts toward the wheel. On 3500 dual rear-wheel
Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure
models (DRW) the wheel nuts are a two-piece assemthat the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts
bly with a flat face. Lightly tighten the wheel nuts. To
and adjust the jack position as required.
avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not
fully tighten the wheel nuts until the vehicle has been
NOTE: If the bottle jack will not lower by turning the
lowered.
dial (thumbwheel) by hand, it may be necessary to use
the jack drive tube in order to lower the jack.
4. By rotating the wheel wrench clockwise, raise the
vehicle until the wheel just clears the surface.
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle unstable and cause a collision. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
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Inner Wheel Proper Placement
Dual Rear Wheel Placement
6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
each nut has been tightened twice. For the correct lug
nut torque refer to “Torque Specifications” in this
section. If in doubt about the correct tightness, have
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them checked with a torque wrench by you authorized 9. Adjust the tire pressure when possible.
dealer or service station.
NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the extra tire and wheel
in the places provided.
7. Install the wheel center cap and remove the wheel
blocks. Do not install chrome or aluminum wheel
center caps on the spare wheel. This may result in cap
damage.
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
NOTE: Have the flat tire repaired or replaced immediately.
WARNING!
A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard
stop could injure the occupants in the vehicle. Have
the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.
8. Lower the jack to its fully closed position. If the bottle
jack will not lower by turning the dial (thumbwheel) 1. Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is facing the
ground and toward the rear of the vehicle for conveby hand, it may be necessary to use the jack drive tube
nience in checking the spare tire inflation. Slide the
in order to lower the jack. Stow the replaced tire, jack,
wheel retainer through the center of the wheel.
and tools as previously described.
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Reinstalling The Retainer
Pulling The Retainer Through The Center Of The Wheel
And Positioning It
2. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and position it 3. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube
with the curved angle facing away from the vehicle.
properly across the wheel opening.
Insert the tube through the access hole between the
lower tailgate and the top of the bumper and into the
winch mechanism tube.
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mechanism slip, or click three or four times. It cannot
be overtightened. Push against the tire several times to
ensure it is firmly in place.
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Wheel Wrench And Jack Extension Tube Assembled And
In Position
4. Rotate the lug wrench handle clockwise until the
wheel is drawn into place against the underside of the
vehicle. Continue to rotate until you feel the winch
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NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (2500 And 3500
Series)
1. Tighten the jack all the way down by turning the jack
turn-screw counterclockwise until the jack is snug.
2. Position the jack and tools into bracket assembly.
Make sure the lug wrench is under the jack near the
jack turn-screw. Snap tools into bracket assembly clips.
Jack And Tools Bracket Assembly
Install the jack into bracket assembly and turn the
3. Place the jack and tool bracket assembly in the storage
jack-turn-screw clockwise until jack is snug into
position holding the jack by the jack turn-screw, slip
bracket assembly.
the jack and tools under the seat so that the bottom slot
engages into the fastener on the floor.
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Jack Hold Down Fastener
Jack And Tools (2500/3500 Series)
NOTE: Ensure that the jack and tool bracket assembly Hub Caps/Wheel Covers — If Equipped
slides into the front hold down location.
The hub caps must be removed before raising the vehicle
4. Turn the wing bolt clockwise to secure to the floor pan. off the ground.
Reinstall the plastic cover.
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flat blade on the end of the lug wrench to pull the caps
off. The wheel skin can now be removed.
CAUTION!
Use extreme caution when removing the front and
rear center caps. Damage can occur to the center cap
and/or the wheel if screwdriver type tools are used. A
pulling motion, not a pry off motion, is recommended to remove the caps.
For single rear wheel (SRW) models, use the flat blade on
the end of the lug wrench to pull the hub cap off. Insert
the blade end into the pull off notch and carefully pull the
hub cap off with a back and forth motion.
On 3500 models with dual rear wheels (DRW), you must
first remove the hub caps. The jack handle driver has a
hook at one end that will fit in the pull off notch of the
rear hub caps. Position the hook and pull straight out on
the ratchet firmly. The hub cap should pop off. The wheel
skins can now be removed. For the front hub cap, use the
CAUTION!
• Use a pulling motion to remove the hub cap. Do not
use a twisting motion when removing the hub cap,
damage to the hub cap; finish may occur.
• The rear hub caps on the dual rear wheel has two
pull off notches. Make sure that the hook of the
jack handle driver is located squarely in the cap
notch before attempting to pull off.
You must use the flat end of the lug wrench to pull off the
wheel skins. Locate the hub cap pull notches (2 notches
on each cap). Insert the flat tip completely and using a
back and forth motion, loosen the wheel skin. Repeat this
procedure around the tire until the skin pops off.
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Replace the wheel skins first using a rubber mallet. When
replacing the hub caps, tilt the cap retainer over the lug
nut bolt circle and strike the high side down with a
rubber mallet. Be sure that the hub caps and wheel skins
are firmly seated around the wheel.
HOISTING
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
A conventional floor jack may be used at the jacking NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
locations. Refer to the graphics that show jacking loca- follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
tions. However, a floor jack or frame hoist must never be precautions.
used on any other parts of the underbody.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Never use a floor jack directly under the differential
housing of a loaded truck or damage to your vehicle
may result.
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.
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WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the
engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly.
NOTE: The positive battery post is covered with a
protective cap. Lift up on the cap to gain access to the
positive battery post.
Positive Battery Post
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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 the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this jump-starting procedure could
result in personal injury or property damage due to
battery explosion.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-)
post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and
could result in personal injury. Only use the specific
ground point, do not use any other exposed metal
parts.
Connecting The Jumper Cables
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
3. Connect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of
the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery
and the fuel injection system.
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6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables
in the reverse sequence:
Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
1. Disconnect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable
from the engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
2. Disconnect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
CAUTION!
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets
draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough without engine operation,
the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to
degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from
starting.
3. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
4. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the
cable from the positive (+) post of the vehicle with the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
discharged battery.
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle and REVERSE (with automatic transmission) or 2nd gear
you should have the battery and charging system in- and REVERSE (with manual transmission), while gently
spected at your authorized dealer.
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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.
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
NOTE: For trucks equipped with 8-speed automatic
transmission: Shifts between DRIVE and REVERSE can
only be achieved at wheel speeds of 5 mph (8 km/h) or
less. Whenever the transmission remains in NEUTRAL
for more than two seconds, you must press the brake
pedal to engage DRIVE or REVERSE.
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
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
• 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.
CAUTION! (Continued)
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EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
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).
Your vehicle may be equipped with emergency tow
hooks.
WARNING!
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
• Do not use a chain for freeing a stuck vehicle.
Chains may break, causing serious injury or death.
• Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow
hooks. Tow straps may become disengaged, causing serious injury.
NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use
both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of
damage to the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Tow hooks are for emergency use only to rescue a
vehicle stranded off-road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle.
5. Insert a screwdriver or similar tool, into the access port
(ringed circle) on the bottom of the steering column
and push and hold the override release lever up.
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use one of the
following procedures to temporarily move the shift lever:
Column Shifter — If Equipped
1. Turn the engine off.
Shift Lever Override Access Port
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
3. Tilt the steering wheel to the full up position.
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
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Center Console Shifter — If Equipped
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the
shift lever override access cover (located to the right of
the shift lever).
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.
6
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
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.
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MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED
TRANSMISSION
WARNING!
Always secure your vehicle by fully applying the
parking brake, before activating the Manual Park
Release. Activating the Manual Park Release will
allow your vehicle to roll away if it is not secured by
the parking brake or by proper connection to a tow
vehicle. Activating the Manual Park Release on an
unsecured vehicle could lead to serious injury or
death for those in or around the vehicle.
Manual Park Release Pull Strap
In order to push or tow the vehicle in cases where the Follow these steps to activate the Manual Park Release:
transmission will not shift out of PARK (such as a dead 1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
battery), a Manual Park Release is available.
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2. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the To Reset The Manual Park Release:
Manual Park Release access cover, which is just above
1. Push the locking tab to the right, to unlock the lever.
the parking brake release handle, below and to the left
2. Rotate the Manual Park Release lever forward to its
of the steering column.
original position, until the locking tab snaps into place
3. Using the screwdriver or similar tool, push the
to secure the lever.
Manual Park Release lever locking tab (just below the
3. Pull gently on the tether strap to confirm that the lever
middle of the lever) to the right.
is locked in its stowed position.
4. While holding the locking tab in the disengaged
position, pull the tether strap to rotate the lever 4. Re-install the access cover.
rearward, until it locks in place pointing towards the
driver’s seat. Release the locking tab and verify that
the Manual Park Release lever is locked in the released
position.
5. The vehicle is now out of PARK and can be towed.
Release the parking brake only when the vehicle is
securely connected to a tow vehicle.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled
vehicle using a commercial wrecker service. If the transmission and drivetrain are operable, disabled vehicles
may also be towed as described under “Recreational
Towing” in the “Starting and Operating” section.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with air suspension must be
placed in Transport mode, before tying them down (from
the body) on a trailer or flatbed truck. Refer to ⬙Air
Suspension⬙ in ⬙Starting and Operating⬙ for more information. If the vehicle cannot be placed in Transport mode
(for example, engine will not run), tie-downs must be
fastened to the axles (not to the body). Failure to follow
these instructions may cause fault codes to be set and/or
cause loss of proper tie-down tension.
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Towing
Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift
or Dolly
Tow
Flatbed
Wheels
OFF the
Ground
NONE
2WD Models
4WD Models
If transmission is operable:
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
• 30 mph (48 km/h) max speed
• 15 miles (24 km) max distance (6–
speed transmission)
• 30 miles (48 km) max distance (8–
speed transmission)
Front
Rear
OK
See instructions in “Recreational Towing” under “Starting and Operating”
• Automatic Transmission in PARK
• Manual Transmission in gear ( NOT
NEUTRAL)
• Transfer Case in NEUTRAL (N)
• Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
ALL
BEST METHOD
BEST METHOD
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.
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If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmiswhile being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN sion is operable, this vehicle may be towed (with rear
wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
position, not the ACC position.
If the key fob is unavailable or the vehicle’s battery is • The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
discharged, refer to ”Manual Park Release” or “Shift
• The towing speed must not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
Lever Override” in this section for instructions on shifting the automatic transmission out of PARK for towing. • The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km)
for 6-speed transmission, or 30 miles (48 km) for
8-speed transmission.
CAUTION!
If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must be
towed faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or farther than 15
miles (24 km) for 6-speed transmission, or 30 miles
(48 km) for 8-speed transmission, tow with the rear
wheels OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow
the
vehicle on a flatbed, or with the front wheels raised
Two-Wheel Drive Models
and the rear wheels on a towing dolly, or (when using a
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with suitable steering wheel stabilizer to hold the front wheels
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
in the straight position) with the rear wheels raised and
the front wheels on the ground.
Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
When securing the vehicle to a flat bed truck, do not
attach to front or rear suspension components. Damage to your vehicle may result from improper towing.
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“Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for
further information and detailed instructions.
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.
Four-Wheel Drive Models
The manufacturer recommends towing with all wheels
OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow the
vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of vehicle raised and
the opposite end on a towing dolly.
If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transfer
case is operable, the vehicle may be towed (in the
forward direction, with ALL wheels on the ground), IF
the transfer case is in NEUTRAL (N) and the transmission is in PARK (for automatic transmissions) or in gear
(NOT in NEUTRAL, for manual transmissions). Refer to
CAUTION!
• Front or rear wheel lifts must not be used. Internal
damage to the transmission or transfer case will
occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when
towing.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or
transfer case damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .690 䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .696
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L . . . . . . . . . .691
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .697
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 6.4L . . . . . . . . . .692
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II) . . .693
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .701
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .693
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .701
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .694
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .702
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .695
▫ Front Driveshaft Lubrication — 2500/3500
(Four-Wheel Drive Models Only) . . . . . . . . . .704
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .695
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705
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▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705 䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .743
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .706 䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .745
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .709
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .717
▫ Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle
Fluid Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .719
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .720
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .721
▫ Appearance Care And Protection
From Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .733
▫ Power Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .734
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .743
▫ Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam
Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Front Park
And Turn — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .745
▫ Fog Lamps — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .748
▫ Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal And
Backup Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .748
▫ Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750
▫ Cab Top Clearance Lamps — If Equipped . . . .752
▫ Rear Lamp Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheels) —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .753
▫ Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754
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䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .755
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .758
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS . .758
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
1
2
3
4
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Engine Oil Fill
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Battery
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
Engine Coolant Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
1
2
3
4
5
6
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Automatic Transmission Dipstick (6-Speed Trans Only)
— Engine Oil Fill
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
7 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
8 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
9 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (2500/3500 Models Only)
10 — Coolant Pressure Cap
11 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 6.4L
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Coolant Pressure Bottle
Transmission Dipstick
Engine Oil Fill
Engine Oil Dipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir
6 — Battery
7 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
8 — Washer Solvent
9 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
10 — Air Cleaner Filter
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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.
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing, while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
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 Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
soon as possible.
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
will display in the EVIC telltale display area.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in
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“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press
the SELECT button to turn off the message. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap Your vehicle has a simple ignition actuated test, which
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). you can use prior to going to the test station. To check if
your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must do the
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
following:
PROGRAMS
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
not crank or start the engine.
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
start this test over.
For states that require an Inspection and Maintenance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction 2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
of a normal bulb check.
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
system is ready for testing.
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3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
happen:
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
running.
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
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 mainteIf your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your nance and repairs will not be covered by the New Vehicle
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was Limited Warranty.
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, DEALER SERVICE
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personsystem to update. A recheck with the above test routine nel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
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available which include detailed service information for MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
attempting any procedure yourself.
services determined by the engineers who designed your
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control vehicle.
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
penalties being assessed against you.
“Maintenance Schedule”, there are other components
which may require servicing or replacement in the future.
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.
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.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of
component malfunction, use only the specified
fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
The best time to check the engine oil level is about five
minutes after a fully warmed up engine is shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Always
maintain the oil level within the SAFE zone on the
dipstick. Adding one quart of oil when the reading is at
the bottom of the SAFE zone will result in a reading at the
top of the safe zone on these engines.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
oil aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check
the oil level at regular intervals, such as every fuel stop.
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Change Engine Oil
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is Identification Symbol
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
This symbol means that the oil has
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further informabeen certified by the American
tion.
Petroleum Institute (API). The
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change inmanufacturer only recommends
tervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve
API Certified engine oils.
months, whichever occurs first.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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Engine Oil Viscosity — 3.6L/5.7L Engines (1500
Models Only)
Engine Oil Viscosity — 5.7L Engine (2500/3500
Models Only)
MOPAR® SAE 5W-20 engine oil approved to Chrysler
Material Standard MS-6395 or equivalent Pennzoil® or
Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting
and vehicle fuel economy.
MOPAR SAE 5W-20 engine oil or equivalent Pennzoil®
or Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. The engine oil filler
cap also shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for
your engine. For information on engine oil filler cap
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining
engine oil viscosity for your vehicle. For information on
Your Vehicle” for further information.
engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informa- NOTE:
tion.
• Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil
NOTE: MOPAR® SAE 5W-30 engine oil approved to
certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 may be used when
number should not be used.
SAE 5W-20 engine oil meeting MS-6395 is not available.
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• For 2500/3500 trucks with a 5.7L engine operating
under a gross combined weight rating of 14,000 lbs (6
350 kg) or greater, SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended for all operating temperatures.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
Engine Oil Viscosity — 6.4L Engine
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
Use Pennzoil Ultra™ 0W–40 engine or equivalent
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
MOPAR® oil meeting the Chrysler Material Standard
your area.
MS-12633 for use in all operating temperatures.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Com- at every engine oil change.
partment” in this section.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
Synthetic Engine Oils
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recom- filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recom- of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
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quality filters should be used to assure most efficient Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
service. MOPAR® engine oil filters are a high quality oil The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
filter and are recommended.
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recomRefer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
mended.
maintenance intervals.
Maintenance-Free Battery
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
• 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.
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive
(+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner should
be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer at the start
of each warm season. This service should include cleaning of
the condenser fins and a performance test. Drive belt tension
should also be checked at this time.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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.
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If
Equipped
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealer or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
PAG compressor oil, and refrigerants.
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Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling HFO 1234yf
— If Equipped
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, decklid, sliding doors and hood hinges, should
be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease,
such as MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy
operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to
the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned
should be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after
lubricating excess oil and grease should be removed.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
Particular attention should also be given to hood latching
PAG compressor oil, and refrigerants.
components to ensure proper function. When performing
Front Driveshaft Lubrication — 2500/3500
other underhood services, the hood latch, release mecha(Four-Wheel Drive Models Only)
nism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
HFO 1234yf Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product
with a low GWP (Global Warming Potential). However,
the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service be performed by authorized dealer or other service
facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
Lubricate the front driveshaft grease fitting at each oil
change. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the
proper maintenance intervals. Use MOPAR® Type MS6560 (lithium-based grease), or equivalent.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
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 fluid reservoir is located under the hood and should
be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the
reservoir with windshield washer solvent only (not radiator antifreeze). When refilling the washer fluid reserOperation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods voir, take some washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or
towel and wipe the wiper blades clean. This will help
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt blade performance.
from a dry windshield.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
containers.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
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Exhaust System
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.
After the engine has warmed up, operate the defroster for
a few minutes to reduce the possibility of smearing or
freezing the fluid on the cold windshield. Windshield
washer solution used with water as directed on the
container, aids cleaning action, reduces the freezing point
to avoid line clogging, and is not harmful to paint or trim.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
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Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damverter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- age:
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
damage.
motion.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
vehicle.
against you.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the A/C condenser (if equipped) or the back of the
radiator core.
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 is hot.
Engine Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh coolant. Check the front of
the A/C condenser (if equipped) or radiator for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection at the
coolant recovery 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
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
The radiator drain cock is located in the lower radiator
tank. If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant
(antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant expansion bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
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Cooling System — Drain Flush And Refill
CAUTION!
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.
• 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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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.
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.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material StanYour vehicle has been built with an improved engine
dard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concencoolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) that
trations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
allows extended maintenance intervals. This engine cool−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
ant (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
Adding Coolant
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• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deion- • Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recomized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
mended and can result in cooling system damage. If
HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) as soon as
engine cooling system.
possible.
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing ac- Cooling System Pressure Cap
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
the vehicle is operated.
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that the engine coolant
NOTE:
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
expansion bottle.
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
needed to be added to the system please contact your
local authorized dealer.
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Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
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.
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
any ground spills immediately.
Checking Coolant Level — 3.6L and 5.7L Engines
With the engine OFF and cold, the level of the engine
coolant should be between the ADD and SAFE range on
the dipstick.
To check the coolant level:
1. Open the coolant reservoir.
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Opening The Coolant Reservoir
Coolant Reservoir Dipstick
2. Lift and remove the plastic dipstick from the reservoir 3. Check the coolant level on the dipstick.
neck.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant
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of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is bottle need only be checked once a month. When addisatisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once tional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to maintain
the proper level, it should be added to the coolant bottle.
a month.
Do not overfill.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the Points To Remember
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
Checking Coolant Level — 6.4L Engine
The level of the coolant in the pressurized coolant bottle from the front of the engine compartment. This is norshould be between the “MIN” and “MAX” range on the mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporbottle when the engine is cold.
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
no need to remove the cap unless checking for coolant
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze).
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant
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• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
• Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (anti- • Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
expansion bottle must also be protected against freezcondenser clean.
ing.
• Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
for leaks.
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emis• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
sions.
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to MS12106) and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your engine which contains aluminum components.
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Brake System
Brake Fluid Level Check
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
The fluid level of the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under the hood service or immediately
if the brake system warning lamp indicates system
failure.
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.
The brake master cylinder has a translucent plastic
reservoir. On the outboard side of the reservoir, there is a
“MAX” dot and an “MIN” dot. The fluid level must be
kept within these two dots. Do not add fluid above the
MAX mark because leakage may occur at the cap.
With disc brakes the fluid level can be expected to fall as
the brake linings wear. However, an unexpected drop in
fluid level may be caused by a leak and a system check
should be conducted.
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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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also identified on the
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has
been in a tightly closed container. Keep the master
cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
For 1500 Model axles, the fluid level should be even with
the bottom of the fill hole (within 1/4 in (6.4 mm) of edge
of hole) for the FDU215 HD front axle and C235FE rear
axle.
For all 2500/3500 Model axles, the fluid level should be
1/4 in ± 1/4 in (6.4 mm ± 6.4 mm) below the fill hole on
Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level the 9.25 in front and 3/4 in ± 1/4 in (19 mm ± 6.4 mm) on
10.5 in rear axles. The 11.5 in rear axle level should be 1/4
For normal service, periodic fluid level checks are not
in ± 1/4 in (6.4 mm ± 6.4 mm) below the fill hole.
required. When the vehicle is serviced for other reasons
the exterior surfaces of the axle assembly should be Drain And Refill
inspected. If gear oil leakage is suspected inspect the Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
fluid level. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine maintenance intervals.
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. This inspection should be made with the vehicle in Lubricant Selection
a level position.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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NOTE: The presence of water in the gear lubricant will
result in corrosion and possible failure of differential
components. Operation of the vehicle in water, as may be
encountered in some off-highway types of service, will
require draining and refilling the axle to avoid damage.
Limited-Slip Differentials
NOTE: When refilling an axle with a Limited Slip Differential, (which requires a Limited Slip Additive), the
Limited Slip Additive should be added before the gear
lubricant is added to insure proper additive fill.
Transfer Case
Drain And Refill
1500 Model rear axles equipped with a Limited Slip
Differential require that 5 oz. (148 ml) MOPAR® Limited
Slip Additive be added to the gear lubricant. Refer to
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining
Your Vehicle” for further information. The MOPAR®
Limited Slip Additive should be added to the gear
lubricant whenever a fluid change is made to an axle
equipped with a Limited Slip Differential.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Lubricant Selection
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Fluid Level Check
2500/3500 Model axles DO NOT REQUIRE any limited This fluid level can be checked by removing the filler
plug. The fluid level should be to the bottom edge of the
slip oil additive (friction modifiers).
filler plug hole with the vehicle in a level position.
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Automatic Transmission
CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
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
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using
any special additives in the transmission. Automatic
Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered product and
its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the
transmission. The only exception to this policy is the use
of special dyes for diagnosing fluid leaks. Avoid using
transmission sealers as they may adversely affect seals.
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CAUTION!
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.
If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper
tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid Level Check — Eight-Speed Transmission
Fluid Level Check — Six-Speed Transmission
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not
require adjustment under normal operating conditions.
Routine fluid level checks are not required, therefore the
transmission has no dipstick. Your authorized dealer can
check your transmission fluid level using special service
tools.
It is best to check the fluid level when the transmission is
at normal operating temperature (170-180°F / 77-82°C).
This normally occurs after at least 15 miles (25 km) of
driving. At normal operating temperature the fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips. You can
read the transmission sump temperature in the EVIC
display (refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
If you notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction,
[EVIC]” for further information).
visit your authorized dealer immediately to have the
transmission fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle
with an improper fluid level can cause severe transmission damage.
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Use the following procedure to check the transmission 6. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
fluid level properly:
seated.
1. Monitor the transmission temperature using the EVIC 7. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
both sides. The fluid level reading is only valid if there
display, and operate the vehicle as required to reach
the normal operating temperature.
is a solid coating of oil on both sides of the dipstick.
Note that the holes in the dipstick will be full of fluid
2. Park the vehicle on level ground.
if the actual level is at or above the hole. The fluid level
3. Run the engine at normal idle speed for at least 60
should be between the “HOT” (upper) reference holes
on the dipstick at normal operating temperature. If the
seconds, and leave the engine running for the rest of
fluid level is low, add fluid through the dipstick tube
this procedure.
to bring it to the proper level. Do not overfill. Use
4. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake
ONLY the recommended fluid (see ⬙Fluids, Lubripedal.
cants, and Genuine Parts⬙ for fluid specifications).
After adding any quantity of oil through the dipstick
5. Place the shift lever momentarily into each gear positube, wait a minimum of two minutes for the oil to
tion (allowing time for the transmission to fully enfully drain into the transmission before rechecking the
gage in each position), ending with the transmission in
fluid level.
PARK.
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NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be
between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick
with the fluid at 60-70°F / 16-21°C. Only use the COLD
region of the dipstick as a rough reference when setting
the fluid level after a transmission service or fluid
change. Re-check the fluid level, and adjust as required,
once the transmission reaches normal operating temperature.
CAUTION!
If the fluid temperature is below 50°F (10°C) it may
not register on the dipstick. Do not add fluid until
the temperature is elevated enough to produce an
accurate reading. Run the engine at idle, in PARK, to
warm the fluid.
NOTE: To prevent dirt and water from entering the
transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make
sure that the dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is
normal for the dipstick cap to spring back slightly from
its fully seated position, as long as its seal remains
engaged in the dipstick tube.
Fluid And Filter Changes — Eight-Speed
Transmission
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will provide satisfactory lubrication for the
life of the vehicle.
Routine fluid and filter changes are not required. However change the fluid and filter if the fluid becomes
contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is
disassembled for any reason.
8. Check for leaks. Release the parking brake.
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hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
Fluid And Filter Changes — Six-Speed
Transmission
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
In addition, change the fluid and filter(s) if the fluid
resistance built into your vehicle.
becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is disassembled for any reason.
What Causes Corrosion?
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice and those 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
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
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.
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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.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, Chrome wheels DO NOT USE wheel cleaners, abrasives
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well or polishing compounds. They will permanently damage
this finish and such damage is not covered by the New
packaged and sealed.
Vehicle Limited Warranty. USE ONLY MILD SOAP AND
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider WATER WITH A SOFT CLOTH. Used on a regular basis
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
this is all that is required to maintain this finish.
• 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.
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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.
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean, or a
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
Interior Care
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
Equipped
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
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
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can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
CAUTION!
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth Do not use Alcohol and Alcohol-based and/or Keton
and MOPAR® Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid based cleaning products to clean leather seats, as
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please damage to the seat may result.
do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather Cleaning Headlights
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog
required to maintain the original condition.
lights that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
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.
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1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
rag.
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear win- 2. Dry with a soft cloth.
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
Seat Belt Maintenance
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
scratch the elements.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
directly on the mirror.
wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care buckles do not work properly.
Glass Surfaces
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
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WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover Care
hauling and hard water stains. Weathering and UV
exposure will lead to fading, dulling, and loss of gloss
over time.
To help maintain the appearance of your Spray-On
Bedliner, the manufacturer recommends you periodically
rinse all loose dirt from your truck bed and clean your
truck at least twice per year using the MOPAR®
Spray-On Bedliner Conditioner available at your local
authorized dealer.
To Help Maintain The Appearance Of Your Spray-On
Bedliner, Follow The Steps Below:
For cleaning and protecting the vinyl Tri-Fold Tonneau 1. Rinse your truck bed out with water to remove any
cover, use MOPAR® Whitewall & Vinyl Top Cleaner and
loose dirt and debris.
MOPAR® Leather and Vinyl Conditioner/Protectant.
2. Mix a mild soap or detergent with water with a soft
Spray-On Bedliner – If Equipped
cloth or brush.
During ownership, the shine and luster of the Spray-On 3. Rinse bedliner with water.
Bedliner can fade from oxidation, road dirt, heavy-duty
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4. Once dry, apply a small amount of MOPAR® Repairing The Spray-On Bedliner
Spray-On Bedliner Conditioner to a moist towel or
While extremely tough, it is possible to damage a
sponge and wipe over the entire surface of the truck
Spray-On Bedliner. One common condition is when
bedliner.
loading a heavy pallet and dragging that pallet across the
floor of the bed. If a nail or sharp point is exposed under
WARNING!
the weight of the pallet a scratch or tear is possible. While
Do not use silicon-based protection products to clean not covered by your new vehicle warranty, a cosmetic fix
your bedliner. Silicon-based products can become to cover the metal exposed by the scratch is required. To
repair a tear or gouge, follow the directions provided in
slippery and may result in personal injury.
the MOPAR® Quick Repair Kit.
Spray-On Bedliners are chemically-resistant to many
different types of chemicals (including gasoline, oil,
hydraulic fluids) for short periods of time. If a spill
occurs on your Spray-On Bedliner, rinse the truck out as
soon as possible to avoid permanent damage.
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FUSES
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an appropriate replacement fuse with the same amp
rating as the original fuse. Never replace a fuse
with another fuse of higher amp rating. Never
replace a blown fuse with metal wires or any other
material. Failure to use proper fuses may result in
serious personal injury, fire and/or property damage.
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition
is off and that all the other services are switched off
and/or disengaged.
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air
bag system, braking system), power unit systems
(engine system, gearbox system) or steering system
blows, contact an authorized dealer.
(Continued)
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Power Distribution Center
The Power Distribution Center is located in the engine
compartment near the battery. This center contains cartridge fuses, micro fuses, relays, and circuit breakers. A
description of each fuse and component may be stamped
on the inside cover, otherwise the cavity number of each
fuse is stamped on the inside cover that corresponds to
the following chart.
Power Distribution Center Location
Cavity
F01
F03
F05
Cartridge Fuse
80 Amp Red
60 Amp Yellow
40 Amp Green
Micro Fuse
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Rad Fan Control Module – If equipped
Rad Fan – If Equipped
Compressor for Air Suspension – If
Equipped
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Cavity
F06
Cartridge Fuse
40 Amp Green
F07
F08
F09
F10
F10
40 Amp Green
20 Amp Yellow
40 Amp Green
(Cummins Diesel)
30 Amp Pink (1500
LD Diesel)
40 Amp Green
50 Amp Red
F11
30 Amp Pink
F12
F13
F14
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
Micro Fuse
Description
Antilock Brakes/Electronic Stability Control Pump
Starter Solenoid
Emissions Diesel – If Equipped
Diesel Fuel Heater – If Equipped
Body Controller / Exterior Lighting #2
Body Controller / Exterior Lighting #2 – If
Equipped with Stop/Start
Integrated Trailer Brake Module – If
Equipped
Body Controller #3 / Interior Lights
Blower Motor
Body Controller #4 / Power Locks
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Cavity
F15
Cartridge Fuse
30 Amp Pink
F19
F20
F21
F22
F23
F24
F25
F25
F26
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Yellow
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
F28
F29
F30
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
30 Amp Pink
Micro Fuse
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Electric Park Brake Right Side – If
Equipped
SCR – If Equipped
Passenger Door Module
Drive Train Control Module
Engine Control Module
Body Controller #1
Driver Door Module
Front Wiper Low Speed
Front Wiper High Speed
Antilock Brakes/Stability Control
Module/Valves
Trailer Tow Backup Lights – If Equipped
Trailer Tow Parking Lights – If Equipped
Trailer Tow Receptacle
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Cavity
F32
F33
Cartridge Fuse
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Yellow
F34
30 Amp Pink
F35
F36
F37
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
F38
F39
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
F41
F42
F43
Micro Fuse
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
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Drive Train Control Module – If Equipped
Cummins Diesel Fuel Heater #1 – If
Equipped / Rear Blower – If Equipped
Vehicle System Interface Module #2 – If
Equipped
Sunroof – If Equipped
Rear Defroster– If Equipped
Cummins Diesel Fuel Heater #2 If
Equipped
Power Inverter 115V AC– If Equipped
Vehicle System Interface Module #1– If
Equipped
Active Grill Shutter
Horn
Snow Plow (Left) – If Equipped
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Cavity
F44
F46
F47
F49
F50
F51
F52
F53
F54
F55
F56
F57
Cartridge Fuse
Micro Fuse
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
5 Amp Tan
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
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Diagnostic Port
Tire Pressure Monitor
Snow Plow (Right) – If Equipped
Instrument Panel Cluster
Air Suspension Control Module – If
Equipped
Ignition Node Module / Keyless Ignition
Battery Sensor
Trailer Tow – Left Turn/Stop Lights
Adjustable Pedals
E38 Radio – If Equipped
Additional Diesel Content – If Equipped
Transmission
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Cavity
F58
Cartridge Fuse
F60
F61
F62
F63
Micro Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
(Gas Engine) / 25
Amp Natural
(Cummins Diesel
Engine)
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
F64
F65
F66
25 Amp Natural
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
F67
10 Amp Red
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Engine Cooling Pump
Underhood Lamp
Power Take-off Unit – If Equipped
Air Conditioning Clutch
Ignition Coils (Gas), Urea Heater (Cummins Diesel)
Fuel Injectors / Powertrain
USB interface
Sunroof / Passenger Window Switches /
Rain Sensor
CD / DVD / Bluetooth Hands-free Module – If Equipped
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Cavity
F69
F70
F71
F72
F74
Cartridge Fuse
Micro Fuse
15 Amp Blue
F75
F76
30 Amp Green
25 Amp Natural
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
(Gas Engine & 1500
LD Diesel) / 10
Amp Red (Cummins Diesel Engine)
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
F77
10 Amp Red
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Mod SCR 12V (Cummins Diesel) – If
Equipped
Fuel Pump Motor
Amplifier
Voltage Stabilizer Modules – If Equipped
Brake Vacuum Pump Gas/Diesel – If
Equipped
Coolant Temperature Valve Actuator
Antilock Brakes/Electronic Stability Control
Drivetrain Control Module/Front Axle
Disconnect Module
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Cavity
F78
Cartridge Fuse
Micro Fuse
10 Amp Red
F79
F80
F81
F82
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
F84
F85
F86
F87
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
F88
F90/F91
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
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Engine Control Module / Electric Power
Steering
Clearance Lights
Universal Garage Door Opener / Compass
Trailer Tow Right Turn/Stop Lights
Steering Column Control Module/ Cruise
Control
Switch Bank/Instrument Cluster
Airbag Module
Airbag Module
Air Suspension-If Equipped / Trailer Tow
/ Steering Column Control Module
Instrument Panel Cluster
Power Outlet (Rear seats) Customer Selectable
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Cavity
F93
F94
F95
F96
F97
Cartridge Fuse
Micro Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
25 Amp Natural
F98
F99
F101
25 Amp Natural
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
F104
20 Amp Yellow
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Cigar Lighter
Shifter / Transfer Case Module
Rear Camera / Park Assist
Rear Seat Heater Switch
Rear Heated Seats & Heated Steering
Wheel – If Equipped
Front Heated Seats – If Equipped
Climate Control
Electrochromatic Mirror / Smart High
Beams – If Equipped
Power Outlets (Instrument Panel/Center
Console)
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VEHICLE STORAGE
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.
If you are storing your vehicle for more than 21 days, we
recommend that you take the following steps to minimize the drain on your vehicle’s battery:
• Disconnect the negative cable from battery.
• Any time 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 inside bulbs are brass or glass-wedge base.
Aluminum base bulbs are not approved.
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Interior Bulbs
Bulb Number
TS 212–9
Overhead Console
Lamps
Dome Lamp
7679
For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for
replacement instructions.
Exterior Bulbs
Base Quad Headlamp –
Low Beam
Base Quad Headlamp –
High Beam
Front Turn Signal Lamp
(Base Quad Headlamp)
Bulb Number
H11
9005
3157NA
Premium Bi Halogen
Projector Headlamp Low Beam
Premium Bi Halogen
Projector Headlamp High Beam
Front Turn Signal Lamp
(Premium Headlamp)
Fog Lamp (Horizontal
shape)
Fog Lamp (Vertical
shape)
Center High Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Rear Cargo Lamp
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HIR2
9005
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
9145
9006
921
921
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LED Center High
Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL)/Cargo Lamp
Cab Roof Marker Lamps
Base Rear Tail/Turn and
Stop Lamp
Premium Rear Tail/Turn
and Stop Lamp
Premium Backup Lamp
Rear Lamp Bar ID
Marker Lamp
Side Marker Lamps
(Dual Rear Wheels)
Backup Lamp
Rear License Plate Lamp
Bulb Number
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
194NA
3157K
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
T20
194
194
921
194
BULB REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
accelerate the clearing process.
Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam
Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Front Park And
Turn — If Equipped
1. Open the hood.
2. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
3. Remove the six plastic push-in fasteners that secure
the upper radiator seal to the grille support and both
fender ledges.
4. Remove the two plastic push-in rivets that secure the
upper radiator seal to the radiator.
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5. Remove the upper radiator seal from the vehicle.
7. Reach into the front wheel house ahead of the front
wheel, remove the fastener, and lift the cover over the
6. Remove the two headlamp assembly attachment
access hole in the front of the wheel house splash
screws.
shield. Access to the rear of the lamp can be gained
through this access hole.
8. Reach through the access hole of the wheel house
splash shield and lift the slide lock upward far enough
to disengage it from the lock post on the back of the
front lamp unit housing.
Headlamp Assembly Attachment Screw Locations
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11. Replace bulb(s) as necessary.
CAUTION!
• Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
• Always use the correct bulb size and type for
replacement. An incorrect bulb size or type may
overheat and cause damage to the lamp, the bulb
socket, or the lamp wiring.
NOTE: There are access covers over both headlamp bulb
access holes in the quad front lamp unit housing (if
9. Remove the headlamp assembly. Grasp the outboard
equipped). These covers MUST be reinstalled after the
edge of the lamp and pull it straight forward to
bulb has been replaced.
disengage the ball stud from the plastic grommet.
Slide Lock
10. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the
bulb socket.
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Fog Lamps — If Equipped
Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal And Backup Lamps
1. Reach under and behind the front bumper to access 1. Remove the two screws that pass through the bed
the back of the front fog lamp housing.
sheetmetal.
2. Disconnect the fog lamp wiring harness connector
from the fog lamp bulb.
3. Rotate the bulb counterclockwise ¼ turn to unlock the
bulb from the housing.
4. Pull the bulb straight out from the housing.
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
Tail Lamp Screw Locations
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2. Pull the outboard side of the lamp rearward far 4. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise 1/4 turn to
enough to unsnap the two receptacles on the outboard
unlock it from the housing.
side of the lamp housing from the two plastic snap
5. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket.
post retainers in the outer box side panel.
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
6. Reverse the procedure to install the bulb and housing.
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3. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the
bulb socket.
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Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With
Cargo Lamp
1. Remove the two screws holding the housing/lens to
the body as shown.
CHMSL Connector Location
3. Turn the desired bulb socket ¼ turn and remove the
socket and bulb from housing.
CHMSL Mounting Screw Locations
2. Separate the connector holding the housing and wiring harness to the body.
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4. Pull the desired bulb straight from the socket.
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
• Outside Bulbs: Cargo Lamps
• Inside Bulb: Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
5. Reverse the procedure for installation of bulbs and
housing.
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Cab Top Clearance Lamps — If Equipped
1. Remove the two screws from the top of the lamp.
Removing Bulb Socket From Clearance Lamp
3. Pull the bulb straight from it’s socket and replace.
Removing Rear Screw From Clearance Lamp
2. Rotate the bulb socket ¼ turn and pull it from the lamp
assembly.
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Removing The Bulb From The Bulb Socket
Screw Locations
Rear Lamp Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheels) — If 2. Turn the socket ¼ turn counterclockwise to access the
Equipped
bulb.
1. Loosen the two screws and the housing to gain access 3. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket.
to the bulb sockets.
4. Reverse the procedure for installation of the bulbs and
housing.
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Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) — If
Equipped
1. Push rearward on the side marker lamp assembly.
2. Pull the entire assembly from the fender.
3. Turn the socket ¼ turn counterclockwise and remove
from assembly to access the bulb.
4. Pull the bulb straight out from socket.
5. Reverse the procedure for installation of the bulbs and
housing.
Side Marker Lamp Locations
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FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
1500 Regular Cab Shortbed/Crew Quad Cab Models
1500 Regular Cab Longbed/Crew Quad Cab Models (Optional)
2500/3500 Shortbed Models
2500/3500 Longbed Models
Engine Oil With Filter
3.6L Engine (We recommend you use SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
5.7L Engines (We recommend you use SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
5.7L Engine (We recommend you use SAE 5W-30, API Certified), for 2500/3500
trucks operating under a gross combined weight rating greater than 14,000 lbs
(6 350 kg).
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Gallons
Gallons
Gallons
6 Quarts
7 Quarts
7 Quarts
Metric
98 Liters
121 Liters
117 Liters
121 Liters
5.6 Liters
6.6 Liters
6.6 Liters
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6.4L Engines (We recommend you use SAE 0W-40 engine oil meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12633 for use in all operating
temperatures.)
Cooling System
3.6L Engine (We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/
150,000 Mile Formula that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.)
5.7L Engine – 1500 Models (We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/
Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that meets the requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-12106.)
5.7L Engine – 2500/3500 Models (We recommend you use MOPAR®
Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that meets the requirements
of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.)
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7 Quarts
Metric
6.6 Liters
14 Quarts
13 Liters
16 Quarts
15 Liters
18.7 Quarts
17.7 Liters
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 757
5.7L Engine – 2500/3500 Models w/Heavy Duty (We recommend you use
MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that meets the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.)
6.4 Liter Engine – MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile
Formula that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.
6.4 Liter Engine – 2500/3500 Models w/Heavy Duty ( We recommend yo use
MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that meets
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.
U.S.
19.2 Quarts
Metric
18.2 Liters
18.7 Quarts
17.7 Liters
19.2 Quarts
18.2 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 5.7
Engine Oil – 5.7L Engine For 2500/
3500 trucks operating under a gross
combined weight rating greater than
14,000 lbs/(6,350 kg.)
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000
Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology).
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR®,
Pennzoil®, and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct
SAE grade.
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR®,
Pennzoil®, Shell Helix® or equivalent. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for
correct SAE grade.
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Component
Engine Oil – 6.4L
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 3.6L Engine
Spark Plugs – 5.7L Engine
Spark Plugs – 6.4L Engine
Fuel Selection – 3.6L Engine
Fuel Selection – 5.7L Engines
Fuel Selection – 6.4L Engines
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating
conditions, the manufacturer only recommends full synthetic engine oils
that meet the American Petroleum Institute (API) categories of SN. The
manufacturer recommends the use of Pennzoil Ultra™ 0W-40 or equivalent
MOPAR® engine oil meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12633 for use in all operating temperatures.
We recommend you use MOPAR® brand 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])
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
87 Octane
87 Octane Acceptable - 89 Octane Recommended
87 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission – Eight-Speed Automatic
Automatic Transmission – Six-Speed Automatic with
Gasoline Engine (For Diesel Engine see Diesel Supplement)
Transfer Case
Front Axle – 1500 Four-Wheel Drive Models
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
Use only MOPAR® ZF 8&9 Speed ATF™ Automatic
Transmission Fluid, or equivalent. Failure to use the
correct fluid may affect the function or performance of
your transmission.
We recommend you use only ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid. Failure to use ATF+4® fluid may affect
the function or performance of your transmission. We
recommend MOPAR® ATF+4® fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR® BW44–44 Transfer
Case Fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR® GL-5 Synthetic Axle
Lubricant SAE 75W-85.
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Component
Rear Axle – 1500 Models
Front and Rear Axle – 2500/3500 Models
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir – 2500/3500 Models
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W-140 (MS-8985). Limited-Slip Rear Axles require the addition of 5 oz. (148 ml) MOPAR®
Limited Slip Additive (MS-10111).
We recommend you use Synthetic, GL-5 SAE, 75W-90.
Limited slip additive is not required for Limited-Slip
Rear Axles.
We recommend you use MOPAR® DOT 3. If DOT 3
brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Power Steering Fluid
+4 or MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate. This means that serNOTE:
vice is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or • 1500 Models Only
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will
influence when the “Oil Change Required” message is • Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months on
displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the
1500 trucks, whichever comes first.
change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles
(5,600 km) since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as
soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
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• 2500 – 3500 Models
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 8,000 miles (13,000 km) or twelve months on
2500 – 3500 trucks, whichever comes first.
• Severe Duty All Models
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Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Change Engine Oil at 4000 miles (6,500 km) if the
vehicle is operated in a dusty and off road environon.
ment. This type of vehicle use is considered Severe
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
Duty
master cylinder, power steering (2500/3500 Models
Only) and automatic transmission (six-speed only) as
needed
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights
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Required Maintenance
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for required maintenance.
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.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and
hoses.
• Inspect exhaust system.
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions.
• Lube the front drive shaft fitting (2500/3500 (4x4)
models only).
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Additional Inspections
Inspect the CV/Universal joints.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod
ends, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the front and rear axle
surfaces. If gear oil leakage is
suspected, check the fluid level.
If using your vehicle for police,
taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent
trailer towing, change axle fluid.
30,000
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192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
Maintenance Chart
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Inspect the brake linings, replace
as necessary.
Adjust parking brake as necessary.
Inspect transfer case fluid.
Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air filter.
Replace spark plugs
(3.6L engine).**
Replace spark plugs
(5.7L engine).**
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60,000
70,000
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Replace spark plugs
(6.4L engine).**
Flush and replace the engine
coolant at 10 years or 150,000
miles (240,000 km) whichever
comes first.
Change automatic transmission
fluid and filter(s) (six-speed automatic only), if using your vehicle
for police, taxi, fleet, or frequent
trailer towing.
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Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 769 M
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fluid and filter (six-speed automatic only).
Inspect the transfer case fluid,
change for any of the following:
police, taxi, fleet, or frequent
trailer towing.
Change the transfer case fluid.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary.
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WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and
effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
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CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .777
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .775
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .777
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .778
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .775 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .779
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .776
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .776
▫ In Mexico Contact:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .777
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .780
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .781
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .781
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .781
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .782
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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 dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
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facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and • Authorized dealer name
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
correctly and in a timely manner.
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer.
Phone: (866) 726–4636
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the con- Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
cern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer P.O. Box 1621
center.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenPhone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
ter should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
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Mexico, D. F.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1-800-855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Service Contract
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
In Mexico Contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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778 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 779
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
MOPAR® fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
dealer, and the manufacturer.
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153),
operating at its best.
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: AdministraREPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
tor, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other inforIn The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
mation about motor vehicle safety from http://
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could www.safercar.gov.
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety In Canada
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
manufacturer.
should contact the Customer Service Department immeIf NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in defect to the Canadian government should contact Transa group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy port Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/
MOPAR® PARTS
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Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshootNOTE: A street address is required when ordering
ing and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
Service Manuals
Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the inforThese Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
mation that students and professional technicians need in
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acdiagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintainquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
ing, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC veIncluded are starting, operating, emergency and maintehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward nance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
and safety tips.
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 781
Call toll free at:
Treadwear
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
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WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .711
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .701
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .702
Air Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .702
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
Air Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .710
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Automatic High Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .723
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .724
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .724
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .721
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Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Additives . . . . . . .
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) .
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Back-Up Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Bar, Stabilizer/Sway System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .701
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .30
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Body Builders Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .717
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . .
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . .
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Light . . . . . . . . .
Brake/Transmission Interlock .
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cab Top Clearance Lights . . .
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . .
Caps, Filler
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . . .
Radiator (Coolant Pressure)
Carbon Monoxide Warning . .
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750
Center Seat Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .284
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Child Restraints
Child Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint . . . .102
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children . . . . . . .92
Cigar Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .727
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . .
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 787
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .695
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Differential, Limited-Slip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Dipsticks
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .682
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713
Door Locks
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Driving
Off-Pavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Dual Rear Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . .
Electric Rear Window Defrost. . . . .
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case.
Electronic Brake Control System . . .
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . .
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control System . . . . . . .
Electronic Range Select (ERS) . . . . .
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Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . .
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . .
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EVIC Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .690
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .690
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .758
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .697
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .699
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .698
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700
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Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
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. . . .671 Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .699
. . . .677 Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .699
. . . .694 Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .79
. . . .691 Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
. . . .701 Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
. . . .399 Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
. . . .119 Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
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. . . .532
. . . .210
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Setup
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Exhaust System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Level Checks
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filters
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .701
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700 Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700 Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fold Flat Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flashers
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . .
Flat Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .646 Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585 Front Axle (Differential). . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . .
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
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Gasoline . . . . . . . .
Materials Added . .
Methanol . . . . . . .
Octane Rating . . . .
Requirements . . . .
Tank Capacity . . . .
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . .
Fuel System Caution .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®)
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . .
Gauges
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.578
.577
.577
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.587
.733
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .678
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .730
Grocery Bag Retainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Guide, Body Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Stand.214
ing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
.588
.578 Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
.577 Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .745
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
.578
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .729
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
. . . . . . . . . . . .289
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . .180
. . . . . . . . . . . .284
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
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Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch .
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hoisting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) . . . . . . . . .
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hub Caps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.160
.144
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.671
.214
.168
.669
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition Key Removal . . .
Illuminated Entry . . . . . .
Immobilizer (Sentry Key)
Infant Restraint . . . . . . .
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Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .730
Integrated Trailer Brake Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .728
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Inverter Outlet (115V) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
.16 Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .633
.12 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
.16
.23 Key Fob
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . . . .21
.19
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . . .21
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Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Light Bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Lock The Vehicle’s Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .348
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Passive Entry Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Keyless Enter-N-Go™™
Anti-Lock Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
Keyless Enter-N-Go™™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Passive Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .745
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Cap Top Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .752
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Check Engine (Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . .284
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . . .536
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
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Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Four-Wheel Drive Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .743
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .284
Limited-Slip Differential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine).
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Manual Transmission
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .720
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .695
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Off-Pavement Driving (Off-Road) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Off-Road Driving (Off-Pavement) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .697
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .755
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .698
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .697
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .698
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .698
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .699
Navigation System (Uconnect® gps) . . . . . . . . . . . .210 Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700
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Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .693
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .693
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Overdrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
ParkSense® System, Rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Passive Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Pedals, Adjustable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Personal Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Pickup Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .546
Power
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .734
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .227
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Sliding Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
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Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . .24 Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .703
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553 Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .709
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . . . .21
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . . .21
Ramp Travel Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .719 Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .358
Rear Cargo Area Utility Rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262 Remote Starting
Uconnect® Customer Programmable Features . . .350
Rear ParkSense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244 Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Rear Window, Sliding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .743
Reclining Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .695
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617 Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . .620 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . .623 Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578 Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
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Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .764
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .730
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . .63
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Folding Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Reclining Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .758
SENTRY KEY®
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775
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Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .777
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .780
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
Transfer Case, Shifting into Transfer Case
Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .620
Transfer Case, Shifting out of Transfer Case
Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .678
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Sliding Rear Window
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Snow Plow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .758
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Stabilizer/Sway Bar System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Starting Procedures (Gas Engines) . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .358
Storage Compartment, Center Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
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Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .743
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Supplemental Tire Pressure Information . . . . . . . . .561
Suspension, Air. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Sway Control, Trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .538
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tip Start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire and Loading Information Placard .
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Dual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . .
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . .
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . .
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . .
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Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . .
Tonneau Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tonneau Cover Cleaning . . . . . . . . .
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . .
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Vehicle Behind a Motorhome
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .599
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .720
Electronically Shifted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .721
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .30
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .24
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .24
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
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Uconnect®
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . .350
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350
Uconnect® Settings
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Passive Entry Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .348
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .781
Universal Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®)
Programming HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Utility Rails, Rear Cargo Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .546
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .699
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .284
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .778
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .726
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .727
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .727
Wheel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .669
Winch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
Rigging Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
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Rear Sliding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Reset Auto-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Windshield Defroster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Windshield Wiper Blades .
Windshield Wipers . . . . .
Wiper Blade Replacement
Wipers, Intermittent . . . .
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . .
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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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Fourth
Edition
First Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
2014 RAM TRUCK 1500/2500/3500
Chrysler Group LLC
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
RAM TRUCK
1500/2500/3500
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