2015 Dodge Journey Owner`s Manual

2015 Dodge Journey Owner`s Manual
2015 Journey
2015
OWNER’S MANUAL
FCA US LLC
15JC49-126-AE
Fifth Edition Rev 1
Printed in U.S.A.
Journey
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name FCA
US LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name FCA
Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated nondrinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer
available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that are not on this vehicle.
FCA US LLC reserves the right to make changes in design
and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation
upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident.
Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are
slower, and your judgment is impaired when you
have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2015 FCA US LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 621
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .6
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .7
䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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4 INTRODUCTION
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techCongratulations on selecting your new FCA US LLC
nicians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfacvehicle. Be assured that it represents precision workmantion.
ship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all essentials
that are traditional to our vehicles.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of the
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
this Owner’s Manual:
INTRODUCTION 5
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against
operating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire Owner’s Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
The VIN is also stamped on either right or left hand side
of the engine block.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on the left
front corner of the instrument panel and is visible from
outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This
number also appears stamped on the right front door sill
under the sill moulding and printed on the Automobile
Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on
your vehicle, the vehicle registration and title.
VIN Location
INTRODUCTION 7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
Stamped VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Keyless Push Button Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Ignition Or Accessory On Message . . . . . . . . . .13 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED . . .17
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .23
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .23
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . .45
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . .25
▫ Important Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Seat Belt Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) . . . . . . . .62
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System —
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS .
Rear Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
. .104
. .105
. .105
. .106
. .107
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
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NOTE: In case the ignition does not change with the
push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
have a low or dead battery. In this situation, a back up
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put
transmitter and a Keyless Push Button Ignition.
the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the
Keyless Push Button Ignition
Key Fob against the Engine START/STOP button and
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition with push to operate the ignition.
the push of a button as long as the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter is in the passenger compartment.
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The Keyless Push Button Ignition 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,
ON/RUN will illuminate.
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Key Fob
The Key Fob also contains the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in
the rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead.
The emergency key is also for locking the glove compartment. You can keep the emergency key with you when
valet parking.
Keyless Push Button Ignition
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
on the back of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb
and then pull the key out with your other hand.
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Ignition Or Accessory On Message
Opening the driver’s door when the ignition is in ACC or
ON (engine not running), a chime will sound to remind
you to cycle the ignition to OFF. In addition to the chime,
the ignition or accessory on message will display in the
cluster.
NOTE: With the Uconnect® system, the power window
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power
outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition is cycled to the OFF position. Opening either
front door will cancel this feature. The time for this
Emergency Key Removed
feature is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings”
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
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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 mode.
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 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 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 Fob from vehicle, place the ignition
in the OFF and lock all doors when leaving the
vehicle unattended.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 15
it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start
the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system prevents unauthorengine being shut off after two seconds.
ized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10
or unlocked.
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the system.
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
The system uses a Key Fob with a factory-mated Remote
possible by an authorized dealer.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, a Keyless Push Button
Ignition and a RF receiver to prevent unauthorized
CAUTION!
vehicle operation. Therefore, only Key Fobs that are
programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and • Do not make modifications or alterations to the
operate the vehicle. The system will not allow the engine
immobilizer system. Modifications or alterations to
to crank with an invalid Key Fob.
the immobilization system may result in a loss of
SENTRY KEY®
After placing the ignition to the ON/RUN position, the
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a
bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
indicates that there is a problem with the system. In
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check,
security protection.
• The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatible with some aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle
starting problems and loss of security protection.
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All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have NOTE: Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
authorized dealer. This procedure consists of programming a blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank
Replacement Keys
Key Fob is one that has never been programmed.
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer System servehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
viced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an authorized
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
dealer.
cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
Customer Key Programming
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.
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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 17
• This device must accept any interference that may be Rearming Of The System
received, including interference that may cause unde- If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
sired operation.
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved off after 3 minutes, turn all of the visual signals off after
by the party responsible for compliance could void the 15 additional minutes, and then the Vehicle Security
Alarm will rearm itself.
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
To Arm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
and liftgate for unauthorized entry and the Keyless 1. Make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ (refer to
Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button for unauthorized opera⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
tion. While the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, interior
further information).
switches for door locks are disabled. If something triggers the alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will provide 2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
the following audible and visible signals: the horn will
pulse, the headlights will turn on, the park lamps and/or
• Push LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
turn signals will flash, and the Vehicle Security Light in
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
the instrument cluster will flash.
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• Push the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the
same exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙
in ⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for
•
further information).
• Push the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
To Disarm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
the following methods:
door handle (if equipped, refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-NGo™⬙ in ⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further information).
Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
position.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
push the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™, insert a valid key into the ignition switch and
turn the key to the ON position.
NOTE:
• Push the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
• The driver’s door key cylinder and the liftgate button
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
• Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle with a
Vehicle Security Alarm.
valid Key Fob within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the passive entry
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
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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.
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
Security System Manual Override
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
doors or open any door or liftgate.
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
The interior lights will fade to off after approximately 30
seconds or they will immediately fade to off once the
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in ignition is cycled to the ON/RUN position from the OFF
your absence, the horn will sound three times and the position.
exterior lights will blink three times when you disarm the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for tampering.
Tamper Alert
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NOTE: Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above
disables the system from responding to all RKE transmit• The front courtesy overhead console and door courter buttons for all RKE transmitters.
tesy lights will turn on if the dimmer control is in the
⬙Dome ON⬙ position (extreme top position).
NOTE:
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
open the liftgate, or activate the Panic Alarm from
distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a
hand-held Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE
transmitter does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to
activate the system.
Key Fob With RKE Transmitter
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To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
Flash Lamps With Lock
Push and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
within five seconds to unlock all doors and liftgate. The
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock
signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
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, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before Headlight Illumination On Approach
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
the driver’s door or all doors on the first push of the equipped through Uconnect®. To change the current
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding
current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Under- Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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second and release. When the Panic Alarm is activated,
the turn signals will flash, the horn will pulse on and off,
Push and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitand the interior lights will turn on.
ter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights
will flash, and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by either pushing the PANIC button a
signal.
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 MPH
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
(24 km/h) or greater.
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
NOTE:
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
• The interior lights will turn off if you place the ignition
in the ACC or ON/RUN position while the Panic
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights and
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
horn will remain on.
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your • You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
Instrument Panel” for further information.
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
Using The Panic Alarm
by the system.
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, push and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
Sound Horn With Lock
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Programming Additional Transmitters
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
performed at an authorized dealer.
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
Emergency Key Removal
housing or the printed circuit board.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade
screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
latch on the back of the RKE transmitter sideways
the seal during removal.
with your thumb and then pull the key out with your
other hand.
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new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it
with rubbing alcohol.
4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves together.
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.
Separating RKE Transmitter Case
• This device must accept any interference received,
3. Remove the battery by turning the back cover over
including interference that may cause undesired op(battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a
eration.
solid surface such as a table or similar, then replace the
battery. When replacing the battery, match the + sign NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
on the battery to the + sign on the inside of the battery by the party responsible for compliance could void the
clip, located on the back cover. Avoid touching the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal NOTE:
distance, check for these two conditions:
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
the battery is a minimum of three years.
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob may
reduce this range.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
How To Use Remote Start
radios.
All of the following conditions must be met before the
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conve- • Doors closed
niently from outside the vehicle while still • Hood closed
maintaining security. The system has a range of
• Liftgate closed
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
• HAZARD switch off
• BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pushed)
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• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pushed
Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
• System not disabled from previous remote start event vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
• Vehicle Security Alarm not active
• Ignition in OFF position
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Aborted — L/Gate Ajar
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is cycled
to the ON/RUN position.
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• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition must be cycled to the RUN position before
Push and release the REMOTE START button
you can repeat the start sequence for a third cycle.
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, the parking To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
lights will flash and the horn will chirp twice (if Vehicle
programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle
Push and release the REMOTE START button one time or
will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
cycle.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system
NOTE:
will disable the one time push of the REMOTE START
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds. Start request.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Remote Start mode.
Before the end of 15-minute cycle, push and release the
• For security, power window and power sunroof op- UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
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doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if equipped). DOOR LOCKS
Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle, push and
Manual Door Locks
release the START/STOP button.
To lock each door, push the door lock knob on each door
NOTE: The message “Push Start Button” will display in
trim panel downward. To unlock the front doors, pull the
the EVIC until you push the START button.
inside door handle to the first detent. To unlock the rear
doors, pull the door lock knob on the door trim panel
Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
upward.
When Remote Start is activated, the driver heated seat
feature will automatically turn on in cold weather. This
feature will stay on through the duration of Remote Start
or until the ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN
position.
The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and
deactivated through the Uconnect® system. Refer to
“Uconnect® Settings — Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information on Remote Start Comfort System
operation.
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WARNING!
Manual Door Lock Knob
If the door lock knob is down when you shut the door,
the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the Key Fob is
not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
NOTE: The manual door locks will not lock or unlock
the liftgate.
• For personal security and safety in the event of a
collision, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries or death.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. 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 gear selector.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the in the ACC or ON/
RUN mode. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate.
Power Door Lock Switch Location
The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the
Keyless Enter-N-Go (Passive Entry) system. Refer to
“Keyless Enter-N-Go” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 31
If you push the power door lock switch, with the ignition
in the ON/RUN or ACC position and any front door is
open, the power locks will not operate. This prevents you
from accidentally locking the Key Fob in the vehicle.
Turning off the ignition or closing the door will allow the
locks to operate. If a door is open, and the ignition is in
the ON/RUN or ACC position, a chime will sound as a
reminder to remove the Key Fob.
Auto Unlock On Exit
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
3. The transmission is in PARK.
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
authorized dealer per written request of the customer.
Please see your authorized dealer for service.
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
power door locks if:
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled.
2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
4. Any vehicle door is opened.
5. The doors were not previously unlocked.
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
To Engage The Child-Protection Door Lock System
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key (or alike) into the
child lock control and rotate it to the LOCK position.
Child-Protection Door Lock Location
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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. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
NOTE:
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
NOTE: When the Child-Protection Door Lock system is
engaged, the door can be opened only by using the
outside door handle even though the inside door lock is
in the unlocked position.
• After engaging 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 lock knob up to the UNLOCK position, roll down
the window, and open the door with the outside
door handle.
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To Disengage The Child-Protection Door Lock
System
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key (or alike) into the
child lock control and rotate it to the UNLOCK
position.
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
NOTE: After disengaging the Child-Protection Door
Lock system, always test the door from the inside to
make certain it is in the desired position.
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KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. This feature allows you
to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
push the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the driver’s front
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
door is unlocked.
NOTE:
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been raining
on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock sensitivity
can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
• If the vehicle is unlocked by the RKE transmitter or
Passive Entry and no door goes ajar within 60 seconds,
the vehicle will re-lock and if equipped will arm the
security alarm.
Grabbing The Driver’s Door Handle
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NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed all
doors will unlock when you grab hold of the driver’s
front door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver
Door 1st Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press,” refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
To Unlock From The Passenger Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front
passenger door handle to unlock all four doors and the
liftgate automatically.
NOTE: All doors and the liftgate 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”).
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 is OFF.
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).
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To Enter The Liftgate:
To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft
(1.0 m) of the liftgate, push the button underneath the left
side of the accent bar, which is located on the liftgate
below the glass, to lock or unlock the vehicle.
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
handle, push the door handle LOCK button to lock all
four doors and liftgate.
Liftgate Unlock/Lock Button
Push The Door Handle Button To Lock
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Do NOT grab the door handle, when pushing the door NOTE:
handle button. This could unlock the door(s).
• After pushing the door handle 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.
• If Passive Entry is disabled using Uconnect® System,
the key protection described in ⬙Preventing Inadvertent Locking of Passive Entry RKE Transmitter in
Vehicle⬙ remains active/functional.
Do NOT Grab The Door Handle When Locking
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
transmitter battery is dead.
The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the RKE
transmitter lock button or the lock button located on the
vehicle’s interior door panel.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39
There are single window controls on each passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows.
Power Windows
The window controls will operate when the ignition is in
The window controls on the driver’s door trim panel the ON/RUN or ACC position.
control all of the door windows.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the Uconnect®, the
power window switches will remain active for up to 10
minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF position.
Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The
time is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
WINDOWS
WARNING!
Power Window Switches
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
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WARNING! (Continued)
ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants,
particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power
window switches. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
Auto-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection
On some models, the driver and front passenger power
window switches have an Auto-up feature. Pull the
window switch up 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.
To close the window part way, pull the window switch
up to the first detent and release it when you want the
The driver’s power window switch has an Auto-down
window to stop.
feature. Push the window switch past the first detent,
NOTE:
release, and the window will go down automatically.
Auto-Down Feature
To open the window part way, push the window switch • If the window runs into any obstacle during Autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back
to the first detent and release it when you want the
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
window to stop.
switch again to close the window.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the Auto-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
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• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger Reset AUTO-Up
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during auto- Should the AUTO-Up feature stop working, the window
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the probably needs to be reset. To reset AUTO-Up:
first detent and hold to close window manually.
1. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
WARNING!
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. To avoid personal injury, be sure to 2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue
clear your arms, hands, fingers, and objects from the
to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
window path before closing the window. Such enafter the window is fully open.
trapment may result in serious injury.
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Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim
panel allows you to disable the window control on the
rear passenger doors. To disable the window controls,
push and release the window lockout button (setting it in
the down position). To enable the window controls, push
and release the window lockout button again (setting it in
the up position).
Window Lockout Switch
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of the accent bar, which is located on the liftgate below
the glass or by activating the power door lock switch
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
located on either front door trim panel.
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information on
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occur- Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry).
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
NOTE: The liftgate cannot be unlocked or locked with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
the manual door lock plungers on the door trim panels or
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
the door lock cylinder on the driver’s door.
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
To open the unlocked liftgate, squeeze the handle and
pull the liftgate toward you. Gas props will raise and
LIFTGATE
support the liftgate in the open position.
The liftgate can be unlocked or locked pushing the
UNLOCK or LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter, the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive
Entry) LOCK/UNLOCK button underneath the left side
Wind Buffeting
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NOTE:
• In the event of a power malfunction to the liftgate, an
emergency liftgate latch release can be used to open
the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can be
accessed through a snap-in cover located on the liftgate trim panel.
• If liftgate is left open for an extended period of time,
the liftgate may need to be closed manually to reset
power liftgate functionality.
Liftgate Release
NOTE: Because the gas pressure drops with temperature,
it may be necessary to assist the props when opening the
liftgate in cold weather.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45
WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. These fumes could
injure you and your passengers. Keep the liftgate
closed when you are operating the vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
blower switch on the climate control is set at high
speed. Do not use the recirculation mode.
Important Safety Precautions
Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
buckled up in a vehicle with a rear seat.
2. If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear-facing
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
child restraint) must ride in the front passenger seat,
Some of the most important safety features in your
move the seat as far back as possible and use the
vehicle are the restraint systems:
proper child restraint. (Refer to “Child Restraints”)
• Seat Belt Systems
3. Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle
• Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Air Bags
seat belt properly (Refer to ⬙Child Restraints⬙) should
• Supplemental Active Head Restraints
be secured in a vehicle with a rear seat in child
• Child Restraints
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restraints or belt-positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats should ride properly buckled
up in a vehicle with a rear seat.
4. Never allow children to slide the shoulder belt behind
them or under their arm.
5. You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it
properly.
6. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
7. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front
Air Bags room to inflate.
8. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between the occupant and the door and the occupant
could be injured.
9. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under ⬙If You Need Assistance.⬙
WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47
switch is in the START or ON/RUN position. If the
driver or outboard front seat passenger is unbelted,
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
the Seat Belt Reminder Light will turn on and remain
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
on until both outboard front seat belts are buckled.
and could cause a collision that includes you. This can
happen far away from home or on your own street.
The BeltAlert warning sequence begins after the vehicle
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h) by blinking the Seat Belt
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of duration or until the respective seat belts are buckled.
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
are buckled. The driver should instruct all other occube belted at all times.
pants to buckle their seat belts. If an outboard front seat
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
belt is unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than
(BeltAlert)
5 mph (8 km/h), BeltAlert will provide both audio and
BeltAlert is a feature intended to remind the driver visual notification.
and outboard front passenger (if equipped with out- The outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert is not active
board front passenger BeltAlert) to buckle their seat when the outboard front passenger seat is unoccupied.
belts. The feature is active whenever the ignition
Seat Belt Systems
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BeltAlert may be triggered when an animal or heavy
object is on the outboard 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 that are secured by seat belts,
and cargo is properly stowed.
BeltAlert can be activated or deactivated by your authorized dealer. FCA US LLC does not recommend deactivating BeltAlert.
NOTE: If BeltAlert has been deactivated, the Seat Belt
Reminder Light will continue to illuminate while the
driver’s or outboard front passenger’s (if equipped with
BeltAlert) seat belt remains unbuckled.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts.
The seat belt webbing retractor will lock only during very
sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the shoulder part of the seat belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However, in a collision the seat belt
will lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out of the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belt even though you have
air bags.
• 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
• 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.
• Wearing your seat belt incorrectly could make your
injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of the seat 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.
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in a collision. The seat belt forces won’t be at
the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat
belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted seat belt may not protect you properly. In
a collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the
seat belt is flat against your body, without twists. If
you can’t straighten a seat belt in your vehicle, take
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
it to your authorized dealer immediately and have
it fixed.
• A seat belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle
will not protect you properly. The lap portion could
ride too high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your seat belt into the
buckle nearest you.
• A seat belt that is too loose will not protect you
properly. In a sudden stop, you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
• A seat 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 seat belt worn under the arm can cause
internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the seat 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.
• A frayed or torn seat belt could rip apart in a
collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect
the seat belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify
the seat belt system. Seat belt assemblies must be
replaced after a collision.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
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2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front
seat, and next to your arm in the rear seat (for vehicles
equipped with a rear seat). Grasp the latch plate and
pull out the seat belt. Slide the latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the seat belt to go
around your lap.
Pulling Out Lap/Shoulder Belt
3. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
Removing Slack From Belt
4. Position the lap belt so that it is snug and lies low 5. Position the shoulder belt across the shoulder and
across your hips, below your abdomen. To remove
chest with minimal, if any slack so that it is comfortslack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder
able and not resting on your neck. The retractor will
belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch
withdraw any slack in the shoulder belt.
plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug seat belt reduces
6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
the risk of sliding under the seat belt in a collision.
The seat belt will automatically retract to its stowed
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position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
webbing to allow the seat belt to retract fully.
In the driver and front passenger seats, the top of the
shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
position the seat belt away from your neck. Push or
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
squeeze the anchorage button to release the anchorage, and
shoulder belt.
move it up or down to the position that serves you best.
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 seat 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 and the seat belt is no longer twisted.
Adjustable Anchorage
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As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer the shoulder belt anchorage in a lower position,
and if you are taller than average, you will prefer the
shoulder belt anchorage in a higher position. After you
release the anchorage button, try to move it up or down
to make sure that it is locked in position.
Seat Belt Extender. The Seat Belt Extender should be used
only if the existing seat belt is not long enough. When the
Seat Belt Extender is not required for a different occupant, it must be removed.
NOTE: The adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage is
equipped with an Easy Up feature. This feature allows
the shoulder belt anchorage to be adjusted in the upward
position without pushing or squeezing the release button. To verify the shoulder belt anchorage is latched, pull
downward on the shoulder belt anchorage until it is
locked into position.
• ONLY use a Seat Belt Extender if it is physically
required in order to properly fit the original seat
belt system. DO NOT USE the Seat Belt Extender
if, when worn, the distance between the front edge
of the Seat Belt Extender buckle and the center of
the occupant’s body is LESS than 6 inches.
• Using a Seat Belt Extender when not needed can
increase the risk of serious injury or death in a
collision. Only use the Seat Belt Extender when the
lap belt is not long enough and only use in the
recommended seating positions. Remove and store
the Seat Belt Extender when not needed.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is not long enough to fit properly, even when
the webbing is fully extended and the adjustable upper
shoulder belt anchorage (if equipped) is in its lowest
position, your authorized dealer can provide you with a
WARNING!
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NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
worn snugly and positioned properly.
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretenPregnant women should wear the lap part of the seat belt
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
Keep the seat belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take Energy Management Feature
the force if there is a collision.
This vehicle has a seat belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions that
Seat Belt Pretensioner
The front seat belt system is equipped with pretensioning may help further reduce the risk of injury in the event of
devices that are designed to remove slack from the seat a collision. This seat belt system has a retractor assembly
belt in the event of a collision. These devices may that is designed to release webbing in a controlled
improve the performance of the seat belt by removing manner.
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
slack from the seat belt early in a collision. Pretensioners Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) — If Equipped
work for all size occupants, including those in child
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions may be
restraints.
equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
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(ALR) which is used to secure a child restraint system.
For additional information, refer to “Installing Child
Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child
Restraints” section of this manual. The table below
defines the type of feature for each seating position.
Third Row Shown — If Equipped
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
ALR and is being used for normal usage, only pull the
seat belt webbing out far enough to comfortably wrap
around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not activate
the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a clicking
sound as the seat belt retracts. Allow the webbing to
retract completely in this case and then carefully pull out
only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
In Automatic Locking Mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The seat belt will still retract to
remove any slack in the shoulder belt. Use the Automatic
Locking Mode anytime a child restraint is installed in a
seating position that has a seat belt with this feature.
Children 12 years old and under should always be
properly restrained in a vehicle with a rear seat.
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WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire seat belt is extracted.
3. Allow the seat belt to retract. As the seat belt retracts,
you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the seat
belt is now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
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.
WARNING!
• The seat belt assembly must be replaced if the
switchable 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 seat belt assembly could
increase the risk of injury in collisions.
• Do not use the Automatic Locking Mode to restrain
occupants who are wearing the seat belt or children
who are using booster seats. The locked mode is
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WARNING! (Continued)
only used to install rear-facing or forward-facing
child restraints that have a harness for restraining
the child.
the Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. If a rear
impact requires deployment, both the driver and front
passenger seat AHRs will be deployed.
When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
These head restraints are passive, deployable compoextent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
nents, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
certain types of rear impacts.
identified by any markings, only through visual inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split NOTE: The Active Head Restraints (AHR) may or may
in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and not deploy in the event of a front or side impact.
trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
However, if during a front impact, a secondary rear
impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on the severHow The Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
ity and type of the impact.
The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
whether the severity, or type of rear impact will require
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WARNING!
All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the head
restraints are placed in their proper positions in order
to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a
collision.
NOTE: For more information on properly adjusting and
positioning the head restraint, refer to “Adjusting Active
Head Restraints” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle.”
Active Head Restraint (AHR) Components
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Head Restraint Front Half (Soft Foam and Trim)
Seatback
Head Restraint Back Half (Decorative Plastic Rear Cover)
Head Restraint Guide Tubes
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in a collision,
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and
front passenger’s seat before driving. You can recognize
when the Active Head Restraint has been triggered by the
fact that they have moved forward (as shown in step
three of the resetting procedure).
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1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
Hand Positioning Points On AHR
2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
a comfortable position.
3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the
vehicle then down to engage the locking mechanism.
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2
AHR In Reset Position
Review Table Below
A — Downward Movement
B — Rearward Movement
C — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
NOTE:
• If you have difficulties or problems resetting the Active
Head Restraints, see an authorized dealer.
4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock
• For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints
into the back decorative plastic half.
checked by a qualified specialist at an authorized dealer.
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
• Seat Belt Pretenioners
Air Bag System Components
• Seat Belt Buckle Switch
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag • Seat Track Position Sensors
system components:
Advanced Front Air Bags
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
• Air Bag Warning Light
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
• Steering Wheel and Column
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
• Instrument Panel
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
• Knee Impact Bolsters
words “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG” are embossed on
• Advanced Front Air Bags
the air bag covers.
• Supplemental Side Air Bags
• Supplemental Knee Air Bags
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
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WARNING!
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Passenger Knee Impact Bolster
3 — Driver Knee Impact Bolster/Supplemental Driver Knee Air
Bag
• 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.
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
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the driver or front passenger seat belt is buckled. The seat
belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
Advanced Front Air Bags.
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
WARNING!
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact • No objects should be placed over or near the air
sensors or other system components.
bag on the instrument panel or steering wheel,
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. A low energy
output is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy
output is used for more severe collisions.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
seat position.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
because any such objects could cause harm if the
vehicle is in a collision severe enough to cause the
air bags 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.
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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, air bags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have air
bags.
Advanced Front Air Bag Operation
Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts. Advanced Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk
of injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions. The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all 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.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
away from an inflating air bag.
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.
The steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper right
side of the instrument panel separate and fold out of the
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way as the air bags inflate to their full size. The Advanced
Front Air Bags fully inflate in less time than it takes to
blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
This vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Driver
Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument panel below the
steering column. The Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
provides enhanced protection during a frontal impact by
Knee Impact Bolsters
working together with the seat belts, pretensioners, and
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
driver and front passenger, and position the front occupants for improved interaction with the Advanced Front Supplemental Side Air Bags
Air Bags.
Your vehicle is equipped with two types of side air bags:
WARNING!
• Do not drill, cut, or tamper with the knee impact
bolsters in any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee impact
bolsters such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band
radios, etc.
1. Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SABs):
Located in the outboard side of the front seats. The
SABs are marked with a “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG”
label sewn into the outboard side of the seats.
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deploys through the seat seam into the space between the
occupant and the door. The SAB moves at a very high
speed and with such a high force that it could injure you
if you are not seated properly, or if items are positioned
in the area where the SAB inflates. Children are at an
even greater risk of injury from a deploying air bag.
WARNING!
Front Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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.
The SABs may help to reduce the risk of occupant injury
2. Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
during certain side impact and certain rollover events, in
(SABICs): Located above the side windows. The trim
addition to the injury reduction potential provided by the
covering the SABICs is labeled “SRS AIRBAG” or
seat belts and body structure.
“AIRBAG.”
When the SAB deploys, it opens the seam on the outboard side of the seatback’s trim cover. The inflating SAB
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rollover events, in addition to the injury reduction potential provided by the seat belts and body structure.
The SABICs deploy downward, covering the side windows. An inflating SABIC pushes the outside edge of the
trim out of the way and covers the window. The SABICs
inflate with enough force to injure you if you are not
belted and seated properly, or if items are positioned in
the area where the SABICs inflate. Children are at an
even greater risk of injury from a deploying air bag.
The SABICs may help reduce the risk of partial or
complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side
windows in certain rollover or side impact events.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC)
Label Location
SABICs may help reduce the risk of head injury to front
and rear seat outboard occupants. SABICs may reduce
the risk of injuries in certain side impact and vehicle
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WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABICs). Do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the deployment of the
SABICs. The trim covering above the side windows where the SABIC and its deployment path
are located should remain free from any obstructions.
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABICs. In order for
the SABICs to work as intended, do not install any
accessory items in your vehicle which could alter
the roof. Do not add an aftermarket 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.
The SABICs and SABs (“Side Air Bags”) are designed to
activate in certain side impacts and certain rollover
events. The Occupant Restraint Controller (“ORC”) determines whether the deployment of the Side Air Bags in
a particular side impact or rollover event is appropriate,
based on the severity and type of collision. Vehicle
damage by itself is not a good indicator of whether or not
Side Air Bags should have deployed.
Side Air Bags are a supplement to the seat belt restraint
system. Side Air Bags deploy in less time than it takes to
blink your eyes. Occupants, including children, who are
up against or very close to Side Air Bags can be seriously
injured or killed. Occupants, including children, should
never lean on or sleep against the door, side windows, or
area where the Side Air Bags inflate, even if they are in an
infant or child restraint.
Seat belts (and child restraints where appropriate) are
necessary for your protection in all collisions. They also
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help keep you in position, away from inflating Side Air
Bags. To get the best protection from the Side Air Bags,
occupants must wear their seat belts properly and sit
upright with their backs against the seats. Children must
be properly restrained in a child restraint or booster seat
that is appropriate for the size of the child.
WARNING!
• Side Air Bags need room to inflate. Do not lean
against the door or window. Sit upright in the
center of the seat.
• Being too close to the Side Air Bags during deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
• Relying on the Side Air Bags alone could lead to
more severe injuries in a collision. The Side Air
Bags work with your seat belt to restrain you
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WARNING! (Continued)
properly. In some collisions, Side Air Bags won’t
deploy at all. Always wear your seat belt even
though you have Side Air Bags.
NOTE: Air bag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim, but they will open during air bag deployment.
Side Impacts
In side impacts, the side impact sensors aid the ORC in
determining the appropriate response to impact events.
The system is calibrated to deploy the Side Air Bags on
the impact side of the vehicle during impacts that require
Side Air Bag occupant protection. In side impacts, the
Side Air Bags deploy independently; a left side impact
deploys the left Side Air Bags only and a right side
impact deploys the right Side Air Bags only.
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The Side Air Bags will not deploy in all side collisions,
including some collisions at certain angles, or some side
collisions that do not impact the area of the passenger
compartment. The Side Air Bags may deploy during
angled or offset frontal collisions where the Advanced
Front Air Bags deploy.
faster-developing event may deploy the seat belt pretensioners as well as the SABs and SABICs on both sides of
the vehicle. The rollover sensing-system may also deploy
the seat belt pretensioners, with or without the SABs and
SABICs, on both sides of the vehicle if the vehicle
experiences a near rollover event.
Rollover Events
If A Deployment Occurs
Side Air Bags are designed to activate in certain rollover
events. The ORC determines whether the deployment of
the Side Air Bags in a particular rollover event is appropriate, based on the severity and type of collision. Vehicle
damage by itself is not a good indicator of whether or not
Side Air Bags should have deployed.
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
immediately after deployment.
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the air bag system.
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
The Side Air Bags will not deploy in all rollover events. or all of the following may occur:
The rollover sensing-system determines if a rollover
event may be in progress and whether deployment is • The air bag material may sometimes cause abrasions
and/or skin reddening to the occupants as the air bags
appropriate. A slower-developing event may deploy the
seat belt pretensioners on both sides of the vehicle. A
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deploy and unfold. The abrasions are similar to fric- Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have detion rope burns or those you might get sliding along a ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
carpet or gymnasium floor. They are not caused by bags will not be in place to protect you.
contact with chemicals. They are not permanent and
normally heal quickly. However, if you haven’t healed
WARNING!
significantly within a few days, or if you have any
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
blistering, see your doctor immediately.
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like seat belt pretensioners, and the seat belt retractor
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer immeprocess that generates the non-toxic gas used for air diately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the System serviced as well.
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or NOTE:
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
• Air bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
but they will open during air bag deployment.
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
structions for cleaning.
authorized dealer immediately.
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Enhanced Accident Response System
System Reset Procedure
In the event of an impact, 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:
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
changed from ignition START or ON/RUN to ignition
OFF.
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position.
Air Bag Warning Light
The air bags must be ready to inflate for your
protection in a collision. The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or until the ignition switch is
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
turned to the “OFF” position.
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
• Unlock the doors automatically.
START or ON/RUN position. If the ignition switch is in
the OFF position or in the ACC position, the air bag
system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
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The ORC contains a backup power supply system that free, if any of the following occurs, have an authorized
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or dealer service the air bag system immediately.
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
The ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning Light in the
instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds
first turned to the ON/RUN position.
for a self-check when the ignition switch is first turned to
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
the ON/RUN position. After the self-check, the Air Bag
eight-second interval.
Warning Light will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the Air Bag • The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
Warning Light, either momentarily or continuously. A
remains on while driving.
single chime will sound to alert you if the light comes on
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
again after initial startup.
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
The ORC also includes diagnostics that will illuminate Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. In this condition
the instrument panel Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunc- the air bags may not be ready to inflate for your protection is detected that could affect the air bag system. The tion. Have an authorized dealer service the air bag
diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction. system immediately.
While the air bag system is designed to be maintenance
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
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 placed in
the on position, and 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.
• 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
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING!
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
is designed to record such data as:
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling
These data can help provide a better understanding of
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating; required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
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In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
vehicle or the EDR.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times, including babies and children.
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.
Every state in the United States, and every Canadian
province, requires that small children ride in proper
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
restraint systems. This is the law, and you can be proschildren from newborn size to the child almost large
ecuted for ignoring it.
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash seat for your child. Carefully read and follow all the
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in instructions and warnings in the child restraint Owner’s
the rear seats rather than in the front.
Manual and on all the labels attached to the child
restraint.
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Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has NOTE:
a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
• For additional information, refer to www.seatcheck.org
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
refer to Transport Canada’s website for additional information:
• http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safedriverschildsafety-index-53.htm
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and
Toddlers
Small Children
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
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
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Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight Or Age
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
Infants And Child Restraints
Safety experts recommend that children ride rear-facing
in the vehicle until they are two years old or until they
reach either the height or weight limit of their rear-facing
child restraint. Two types of child restraints can be used
rear-facing: infant carriers and convertible child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rear-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 rear-facing or
Recommended Type Of Child Restraint
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
forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child seats
often have a higher weight limit in the rear-facing
direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used
rear-facing by children who have outgrown their infant
carrier but are still less than at least two years old.
Children should remain rear-facing until they reach the
highest weight or height allowed by their convertible
child seat.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
function as it was designed by the car seat manufacturer, and your child may be more severely injured as
a result.
WARNING!
Do not install a rear-facing car seat using a rear
support leg in this vehicle. The floor of this vehicle is
not designed to manage the crash forces of this type
of car seat. In a crash, the support leg may not
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 81
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.
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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.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Integrated Child Booster Seat — If Equipped
The Integrated Child Booster Seat is located in each
outboard second-row passenger seat. The Booster Seat is
designed for children weighing between 48 and 85 lbs (22
and 39 kg) and between 47 in (119 cm) and 57 in (145 cm)
tall.
To position a child into the Integrated Child Booster Seat
follow these steps:
1. Slide the second row seat to the full rear position to
use the Integrated Child Booster Seat.
NOTE: The second row bench with Integrated Child
Booster Seat must remain in the full rear position during
use.
2. Pull the release loop forward to release the latch and
seat cushion.
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2
Release Loop
Booster Seat
3. Lift the seat cushion up and push back to lock it in the 4. Place the child upright in the seat with their back
booster seat position.
firmly against the seatback.
5. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the seat belt.
6. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary
to allow the seat belt to go around the child’s lap.
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NOTE: The lap portion of the seat belt should be low on 9. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the
the hips and as snug as possible.
buckle.
7. Once the seat belt is long enough to fit properly, insert
the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
WARNING!
Securely lock the seat cushion into position before
using the seat. Otherwise, the seat will not provide
the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers.
An improperly latched seat cushion could cause
serious injury.
Proper Belt Use
8. To remove the slack from the lap belt, pull upward on
the shoulder portion of the seat belt.
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Children Too Large For Booster Seats
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check seat belt fit
periodically and make sure the seat belt buckle is latched.
A child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of
position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck,
move the child closer to the center of the vehicle, or use
a booster seat to position the seat belt on the child
correctly.
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of
the vehicle seat?
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
WARNING!
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an
arm or behind their back. In a crash, the shoulder belt
will not protect a child properly, which may result in
serious injury or death. A child must always wear
both the lap and shoulder portions of the seat belt
correctly.
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
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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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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88 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
This Vehicle
Lower Anchor / Top Tether Locations (Third Row Shown
– If Equipped)
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per
seating position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Child Restraint LATCH Positions
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 two child restraints be attached using
a common lower LATCH anchorage?
No
No
Use the LATCH anchorage system until
the combined weight of the child and the
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the
seat belt and tether anchor instead of the
LATCH system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the
LATCH anchorage system to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint.
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with
two or more child restraints. If the center
position does not have dedicated LATCH
lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install a child seat in the center position next
to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in an outboard position.
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Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
the back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the
front passenger seat if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact. See your
child restraint Owner’s Manual for more
information.
5 Passenger Vehicle: All second row head
restraints are removable.
7 Passenger Vehicle: All second and third
row head restraints are removable.
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Locating LATCH Anchorages
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.
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Rear Seat Lower Anchorages
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LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side.
There are tether strap anchors located behind Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
each second row rear seatback, near the floor. anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
rear-facing child restraints will also be equipped with a
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.
Locating Tether Anchorages
Center Seat LATCH
LATCH Anchorages (Third Row 60/40 Anchorage
Shown)
This vehicle has 5 lower LATCH anchorages in the rear
seat. Anchorages A and B are used for the right outboard
position behind the front passenger (1). Anchorages D
and E are used for the left outboard position behind the
driver (3). Anchorages B and C are used for the center
seating position (2). Do not install a LATCH-compatible
child restraint using anchorages C and D. This is not a
LATCH-compatible position in your vehicle.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 93
You can install up to two child seats using the LATCH Options for installing two child seats using the LATCH
system at the same time. If you are installing three child anchorages in this vehicle:
restraints, you must use the seat belt to install the center
1. Right and left outboard seating positions (1 and 3):
child restraint. You can use either the LATCH anchors for
Install the child seats in the right and left outboard
positions (1) and (3) or the vehicle’s seat belt for installing
seating positions using lower anchorages A and B, and
the child seats in the outboard positions.
D and E. Do not use the center seat anchorage, C. If the
child seats do not block the center seat belt webbing
and buckle, the center seat belt can be used to restrain
an occupant or child restraint in the center seating
position.
2. Left outboard and center seating positions (3 and 2):
Install the first child seat in the left outboard seating
position using lower anchorages D and E. Install the
second child seat using the center anchorages, B and
C. Do not use the outer anchorage closest to the
opposite door, A. Do not use the remaining right
outboard seating position (1) for any occupant. The
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94 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
center child restraint will block the seat belt buckle for
this position.
WARNING!
• Use anchorages B and C to install a LATCHcompatible child restraint in the center seating
position (2). Do not install a LATCH-compatible
child restraint using anchorages C and D. This is
not a LATCH-compatible position in your vehicle.
• A child restraint installed in the center position (2)
will block the seat belt buckle for the empty right
outboard seating position (1). Do not use this seat
for another occupant.
• Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint.
• If you are installing three child restraints next to
each other, you must use the seat belt and the center
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WARNING! (Continued)
tether anchor for the center position. You can then
use either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat
belt for installing the child seats in the outboard
positions. Please refer to “Installing the LATCHCompatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
belt, following the instructions below. See the section
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt”
to check what type of seat belt each seating position has.
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1. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the 4. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direceasily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
tions to attach a tether anchor.
anchorages.
2. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for 5. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
in the straps according to the child restraint manufacmay need to recline the seat and / or raise the head
restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
turer’s instructions.
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
move it to its rear-most position to make room for the
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
to allow more room for the child seat.
in any direction.
3. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seating position.
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How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt:
WARNING!
When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being • Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the reused by other occupants or being used to secure child
straint. The child could be badly injured or killed.
restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play
Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
with it and accidentally lock the seat belt retractor. Before
exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
installing a child restraint using the LATCH system,
• Child restraint anchorages are designed to withbuckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of
stand only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted
the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to
the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it
be used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock
the seat belt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
Belt
them.
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 97
the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child
not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can Restraints In This Vehicle
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. Refer to the “Automatic Locking
Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints” for additional information on ALR. The cinching latch plate is
designed to hold the lap portion of the seat belt tight
when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
child restraint’s belt path.
Please see the table below and the following sections for
more information.
Third Row Shown – If Equipped
• ALR - Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH = Cinching Latchplate
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
weight of the child restraint) for using the
Tether Anchor with the seat belt to attach a
forward facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
the back of the front passenger seat?
Weight limit of the
Child Restraint
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten
the seat belt against the belt path of the
child restraint?
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.
5 Passenger Vehicle: All second row head
restraints are removable.
7 Passenger Vehicle: All second and third
row head restraints are removable.
In positions with cinching latch plates
(CINCH), the buckle stalk may be twisted
up to 3 full turns. Do not twist the buckle
stalk in a seating position with an ALR
retractor.
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5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its 6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webrear-most position to make room for the child seat.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
more room for the child seat.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a 8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
“click.”
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
against the child seat.
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100 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
more room for the child seat.
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by 2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
path.
in any direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the 3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
“click.”
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
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
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
vehicle seat.
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a 5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 101
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
attach a tether anchor.
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage:
in any direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
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.
WARNING!
Do not attach a tether strap for a rear-facing car seat
to any location in front of the car seat, including the
seat frame or a tether anchorage. Only attach the
tether strap of a rear-facing car seat to the tether
anchorage that is approved for that seating position,
located behind the top of the vehicle seat. See the
section “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
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WARNING! (Continued)
(LATCH) Restraint System” for the location of approved tether anchorages in your vehicle.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
Seat Track Release Lever
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. 2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
You may need to move the seat forward to provide
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
better access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
tether anchorage for that seating position, move the
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
child restraint to another position in the vehicle if one
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
is available.
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between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head 4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
side of the head restraint.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
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.
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While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detriAn unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
mental and should be avoided.
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your VeA long break-in period is not required for the engine and
hicle.”
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
Transporting Pets
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.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
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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 a problem.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• On seven passenger models, do not drive the
vehicle with the second row passenger seat in the
easy entry/exit position (seat cushion flipped upward and seat moved forward), as this position is
only intended for entering and exiting the third
row seats. Failure to follow this warning may result
in personal injury.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• On seven passenger models, do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat with the second row
seatback(s) folded flat. In a collision, the passenger
could slide underneath the seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured.
• 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.
• 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.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
(Continued)
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
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 107
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.
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.
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
or retractor condition, replace the seat belt.
Air Bag Warning Light
The light should turn on and remain on for
four to six seconds as a bulb check when the
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
not lit during starting, or if the light stays on,
flickers, or turns on while driving, have the system
checked by an authorized dealer.
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inopercollision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after able.
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108 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Floor Mat Safety Information
WARNING! (Continued)
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
WARNING!
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly secured to
prevent them from moving and interfering with the
pedals or the ability to control the vehicle.
(Continued)
• 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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 109
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.
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.
Check for proper closing, latching, and locking.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
▫ Uconnect® 4.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped . . . . .117
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .117
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Uconnect® Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .141
▫ Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped. . . . . . .120
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
▫ Manual Folding Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . .121
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .121
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . .122
䡵 Uconnect® PHONE (4.3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
䡵 Uconnect® PHONE (8.4/8.4N) . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
▫ Uconnect® 8.4/8.4Nav . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
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112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
▫ Front Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .200
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
▫ Manual Front Seat Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . .201
▫ Uconnect® Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
▫ Recliner Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat — If Equipped . .204
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
䡵 VOICE COMMAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Third Row Passenger Seats — Seven Passenger
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
▫ Uconnect® 8.4/8.4 Nav . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Uconnect® Voice Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
▫ Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . .198
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .199
▫ 60/40 Split Second-Row Passenger Seats . . . . .211
▫ 50/50 Split Third-Row Passenger Seats With
Fold-Flat Feature — Seven Passenger Models . .217
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .219
䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .222
▫ Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . .
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) —
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN .
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
. .228
. .229
. .229
. .231
. .231
. .232
. .232
. .233
. .234
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
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▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .244
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236 䡵 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
▫ Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
▫ Interior Observation Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
.246
.248
.249
.250
.250
▫ Power Sunroof Switch — If Equipped . . . . . . .251
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .239 䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .251
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® . .253
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense® . . . . . . . .243
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
▫ Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .255
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .244
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .257
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115
▫ Using HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259 䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260 䡵 POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .268
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .260
▫ Power Inverter Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261 䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .261 䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Floor Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Flip ’n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat Storage —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Second-Row Passenger Seat Temporary Storage
Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
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▫ Second-Row Map Pocket And Grocery Retainers
䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . .
▫ In-Floor Storage Bin With Removable Liner . . .277
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 CARGO AREA FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
䡵 ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
▫ Rechargeable Flashlight — If Equipped . . . . . .279
▫ Cargo Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
. . . .285
. . . .285
. . . .287
. . . .287
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117
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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118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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:
• 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
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119
Outside Mirrors
Power Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s) The power mirror switch is located on the driver’s door
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight trim panel.
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the
lane next to your vehicle.
WARNING!
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.
Power Mirror Switches
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Push the switch once and the mirrors will fold in,
pushing the switch a second time will return the mirrors
Push the mirror select button marked L (left) or R (right)
to the normal driving position.
and then push one of the four arrow buttons to move the
mirror in the direction the arrow is pointing.
Models Without Express Window Feature
Models With Express Window Feature
Push and release the mirror select button marked L (left)
or R (right) and then push one of the four arrow buttons
to move the mirror in the direction the arrow is pointing.
The selection times out after 30 seconds of inactivity in
order to guard against accidentally changing a mirror
position following an adjustment.
NOTE: A light in the selected button will illuminate
indicating the mirror is activated and can be adjusted.
Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped
Power Folding Mirror Switch
NOTE: If the vehicle speed is greater than 10 mph
The switch for the power folding mirrors is located
(16 km/h) the folding feature will be disabled.
between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right).
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 121
If the mirrors are in the folded position, and vehicle Manual Folding Mirrors — If Equipped
speed is equal or greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), they Some models have exterior mirrors that are hinged. The
will automatically unfold.
hinge allows the mirror to pivot forward and rearward to
resist damage. The hinge has three detent positions:
Resetting The Power Folding Outside Mirrors
forward, rearward and normal.
You may need to reset the power folding mirrors if the
following occurs:
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
• 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 pushing the button. (This may require multiple button
pushes). This resets them to their normal position.
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.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
Sun Visor “Slide-On Rod” Feature — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on each sun visor. To use This feature allows for additional flexibility in positionthe mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the ing the visor to block out the sun.
mirror cover upward. The light will turn on automati1. Fold down the sun visor.
cally. Closing the mirror cover will turn off the light.
2. Unclip the visor from the center clip.
3. Pull the sun visor toward the inside rearview mirror to
extend it.
Uconnect® PHONE (4.3)
Uconnect® 4.3
Uconnect® Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle communications system. Uconnect® Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123
Uconnect® Phone supports the following features:
Voice Activated Features:
• Hands Free dialing via Voice (“Call John Smith Mobile” or, “Dial 248-555-1212”)
• Redialing last dialed numbers (“Redial”)
• Calling Back the last incoming call number (“Call
Back”)
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Phonebooks displayed on the touchscreen
• Setting Favorite Contact Phone numbers so they are
easily accessible on the Main Phone screen
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Recent Call logs
• Listen to Music on your Bluetooth® Device via the
touchscreen
• Pairing up to 10 phones/audio devices for easy access
• View Call logs on screen (“Show incoming calls,”
to connect to them quickly
“Show Outgoing calls,” “Show missed Calls,” “Show
Your mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your
Recent Calls”)
vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically
• Searching Contacts phone number (“Search for John mute your radio when using the Uconnect® Phone.
Smith Mobile”)
For Uconnect® Customer Support:
Screen Activated Features:
• U.S. residents – visit UconnectPhone.com or call 1-877• Dialing via Keypad using touchscreen
855-8400.
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124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• Canadian Residents - visit UconnectPhone.com or call, The Uconnect® Phone is driven through your
Bluetooth® “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone.
1-800-465-2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983 (French).
If your mobile phone only supports the Headset Profile Uconnect® features Bluetooth® technology - the global
you may not be able to use any Uconnect® Phone standard that enables different electronic devices to confeatures. Refer to your mobile service provider or the nect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
Uconnect® Phone works no matter where you stow your
phone manufacturer for details.
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
Uconnect® Phone allows you to transfer calls between
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
the vehicle’s Uconnect® Phone. The Uconnect® Phone
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
allows up to ten mobile phones or audio devices to be
microphone for private conversation.
linked to the system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile
phone and one audio device can be used with the system
WARNING!
at a time. The system is available in English, Spanish, or
Any voice commanded system should be used only French languages.
in safe driving conditions following all applicable Uconnect® Phone Button
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your atButton is used to
The Uconnect® Phone
tention should be focused on safely operating the
enter
the
phone
mode
and
make calls, show
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
recent,
incoming,
outgoing
calls, view
causing serious injury or death.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125
phonebook etc., When you press the button you will menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
hear a BEEP. The beep is your signal to give a Uconnect® Phone prompts. There are two general methods for how Voice Command works:
command.
Uconnect® Voice Command Button
1. Say compound commands like “Call John Smith mobile.”
Button is
The Uconnect® Voice Command
only used for “barge in” and when you are 2. Say the individual commands and allow the system to
guide you to complete the task.
already in a call and you want to send Tones
or make another call.
You will be prompted for a specific command and then
The Uconnect® Phone is fully integrated with the vehi- guided through the available options.
cle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect® Phone • Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
beep, which follows the “Listen” prompt or another
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
prompt.
switch), if so equipped.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
Operation
used. For example, instead of saying “Call” and then
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect®
“John Smith” and then “mobile,” the following comPhone and to navigate through the Uconnect® Phone
pound command can be said: “Call John Smith mobile.”
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• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
compound command form of the voice command is
given. You can also break the commands into parts and
say each part of the command when you are asked for
it. For example, you can use the compound command
form voice command “Search for John Smith,” or you
can break the compound command form into two
voice commands: “Search Contact” and when asked
“John Smith.” Please remember, the Uconnect® Phone
works best when you talk in a normal conversational
tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few feet/
meters away from you.
certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
and “eh.” The system handles fill-in words such as “I
would like to.”
The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase
or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
Smith.” For multiple inputs in the same phrase or sentence, the system identifies the topic or context and
provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
requested but the specific name was not recognized.
The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system
requires more information from the user it will ask a
Natural Speech
question to which the user can respond without pushing
Your Uconnect® Phone Voice system uses a Natural the “Voice Command”
button on your steering
Language Voice Recognition (VR) engine.
wheel.
Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in Voice Command Tree
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127
Help Command
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile Phone
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to To begin using your Uconnect® Phone, you must pair
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following your compatible Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.
the beep.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference
To activate the Uconnect® Phone from idle, simply push your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The Uconnect® webbutton on your steering wheel and say a site may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
the Phone
command or say “help.” All Uconnect® Phone sesNOTE:
button on the
sions begin with a push of the Phone
radio control head.
• You must have Bluetooth® enabled on your phone to
complete this procedure.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and • The vehicle must be in PARK.
you will be returned to the main menu.
or Voice Command
You can also push the Phone
button on your steering wheel when the system is
listening for a command and be returned to the main
or previous menu.
1. You can do either of the following:
a. Push the SETTINGS button on the faceplate, page
down to the “Phone/Bluetooth®” button on the
touchscreen, press it and you will see the Paired
Phones screen. If there are no paired phones you
will see <Empty> as the first device name.
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b. Push the MORE button on the faceplate, then press
the “Phone” button on the touchscreen and you
will go to the Uconnect® Phone main screen. Press
the “Settings” button on the touchscreen. If there
are no phones currently paired a pop-up will
appear. If you select Yes you will go the Paired
Phones screen, if you select No you will return to
the Uconnect® Phone main menu.
this phone the highest priority. This phone will take
precedence over other paired phones within range.
Pair A Bluetooth® Streaming Audio Device
1. Push the PLAYER button on the faceplate to begin.
2. Press the “Source” button on the touchscreen.
3. Change the Source to Bluetooth®.
2. At the Paired Phones screen press the “Add Device” 4. Press the “Add Device” button on the touchscreen.
button on the touchscreen and a pop-up with instruc5. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® entions will appear.
abled Audio Device. When prompted on the device,
select the “Uconnect®” device and enter the PIN.
3. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the phone,
6. Uconnect® Phone will display an in process screen
select the “Uconnect®” device and enter the PIN.
while the system is connecting.
4. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
7. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
this is your favorite phone. Selecting Yes will make
this is your favorite device. Selecting Yes will make
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this device the highest priority. This device will take 2. Press the “Phone/Bluetooth®” button on the touchscreen.
precedence over other paired devices within range.
NOTE: If No is selected, device priority is determined by 3. Press to select the particular Phone or the “Phone/
Audio” button on the touchscreen and then an Audio
the order in which it was paired. The latest device paired
Device.
will have the higher priority.
You can also use the following VR command to bring up 4. At the Options pop-up screen press the “Connect
a list of paired audio devices.
Device” button on the touchscreen.
• “Show Paired Audio Devices.”
5. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
Audio Device
Disconnecting A Phone Or Audio Device
1. Push the SETTINGS button on the faceplate.
4. At the Options pop-up screen press the “Disconnect
Device” button on the touchscreen.
1. Push the SETTINGS button on the faceplate.
Uconnect® Phone will automatically connect to the highest priority paired phone and/or Audio Device within 2. Press the “Phone/Bluetooth®” button on the touchscreen.
range. If you need to choose a particular Phone or Audio
Device follow these steps:
3. Select the Phone or Audio Device.
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5. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
Deleting A Phone Or Audio Device
3. Select a different Phone or Audio Device then the
currently connected device.
4. At the Options pop-up screen press the “Make Favorite” button on the touchscreen; you will see the chosen
device move to the top of the list.
2. Press the “Phone/Bluetooth®” button on the touchscreen.
5. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
3. Select the Phone or Audio Device.
Phonebook Download (Automatic Phonebook
4. At the Options pop-up screen press the “Delete De- Transfer From Mobile Phone) — If Equipped
vice” button on the touchscreen.
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
1. Push the SETTINGS button on the faceplate.
5. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
Making A Phone Or Audio Device A Favorite
1. Push the SETTINGS button on the faceplate.
Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads names (text
names) and number entries from the mobile phone’s
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth® Phones with Phone Book
Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect®
website, UconnectPhone.com, for supported phones.
2. Press the “Phone/Bluetooth®” button on the touch• To call a name from a downloaded mobile phone book,
screen.
follow the procedure in the Voice Recognition Quick
Reference section.
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• Automatic download and update of a phone book, if
supported, begins as soon as the Bluetooth® wireless
phone connection is made to the Uconnect® Phone, for
example, after you start the vehicle.
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transferred and updated to Uconnect® Phone on the next
phone connection.
Emergency And Towing Assistance
• A maximum of 2,000 entries per phone will be down- The 911/Help numbers can only be altered. These can not
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected be deleted or the names can not be changed.
to the Uconnect® Phone.
To change the 911/Help number follow these steps.
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downloaded, there may be a short delay before the latest 1. Press the “Phonebook” button on the touchscreen
from the Phone main screen.
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if available, the previously downloaded phonebook is avail- 2. Press the “911/Help” button on the touchscreen. Press
able for use.
the appropriate listing to alter, Emergency for example.
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile 3. Once Emergency is pressed, the “Edit” button on the
phone is accessible.
touchscreen appears. Press the “Edit” button on the
touchscreen and you will be given the choice to Edit
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
Number or Reset to Default.
deleted on the Uconnect® Phone. These can only be
4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the task.
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Phone Call Features
NOTE: All of the above operations except Redial can be
done with one call or less active.
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone if the feature(s) are available on your Dial By Saying A Number
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service
1. Push the Phone
button to begin.
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the Uconnect® Phone. Check with your 2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
mobile service provider for the features that you have.
say “Dial 248-555-1212.”
Ways To Initiate A Phone Call
3. The Uconnect® Phone will dial 248-555-1212.
Listed below are all the ways you can initiate a phone call Call By Saying A Phonebook Name
with Uconnect® Phone.
1. Push the Phone
button on your steering wheel to
• Redial
begin.
• Dial by pressing in the number
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Call John Doe Mobile.”
• Voice Commands (Dial by Saying a Number, Call by
Saying a Phonebook Name, Redial, or Call Back)
3. The Uconnect® Phone will dial the number associated
with John Doe, or if there are multiple numbers it will
• Mobile Phonebook
ask which number you want to call for John Doe.
• Recent Call Log
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Call Controls
Touch-Tone Number Entry
The touchscreen allows you to control the following call 1.
features:
2.
• Answer
3.
• End
4.
• Ignore
• Hold/unhold
• Mute/unmute
• Transfer the call to/from the phone
• Swap two active calls
• Join two active calls together
Press the “Phone” button on the touchscreen.
Press the “Dial” button on the touchscreen.
The Touch-Tone screen will be displayed.
Use the numbered buttons on the touchscreen to enter
the number and press “Call.”
To send a touch tone using Voice Recognition (VR), push
button while in a call and say
the Voice Command
“1234#” or you can say “Send Voicemail Password” if
Voicemail password is stored in your mobile phonebook.
Recent Calls
You may browse up to 34 of the most recent of each of the
following call types:
• Incoming Calls
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• Outgoing Calls
• Missed Calls
• All Calls
Ignore. Press the Answer button on the touchscreen or
push the Phone
button on the steering wheel to
accept the call.
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
These can be accessed by touching the recent calls button Currently In Progress
on the touchscreen on the Phone main screen.
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
button and say “Show incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
You can also push the Phone
my incoming calls” from any screen and the Incoming call waiting that you normally hear when using your
mobile phone. Uconnect® Phone will then interrupt the
calls will be displayed.
vehicle audio system, if on, and will display a pop-up
NOTE: Incoming can also be replaced with “Outgoing”,
showing Answer, Ignore or Transfer. Push the Phone
“Recent” or “Missed.”
button to place the current call on hold and answer
the incoming call.
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone compatible phones in the
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
Uconnect® Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio sys- when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
tem, if on, and will display a pop-up showing Answer or only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
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Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
hold at a time. Also you can press the “Swap” button
on the touchscreen, on the Phone main screen.
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
push the Voice Command
button and say “Dial” or
“Call” followed by the phone number or phonebook
entry you wish to call. The first call will be on hold
while the second call is in progress. Or you can place
a call on hold by pressing the “Hold” button on the
touchscreen, then dial a number from the dialpad,
recent calls or from the phonebooks. To go back to the
first call, refer to “Toggling Between Calls” in this
section. To combine two calls, refer to “Join Calls” in
this section.
Join Calls
Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
button until you hear a single beep,
push the Phone
indicating that the active and hold status of the two
calls have switched. Only one call can be placed on
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), press the “Join Calls” button on the Phone main
screen to combine all calls into a Conference Call.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the “End”
button. Only
button on the touchscreen or the Phone
the active call(s) will be terminated and if there is a call
on hold, it will become the new active call. If the active
call is terminated by the far end, a call on hold may not
become active automatically. This is cell phonedependent.
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Redial
Uconnect® Phone Features
1. Press the “Redial” button on the touchscreen, or push Emergency Assistance
button and after the “Listening”
the Phone
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
prompt and the following beep, say “Redial.”
reachable:
2. The Uconnect® Phone will call the last number that
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
was dialed from your mobile phone.
number for your area.
Call Continuation
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect® Phone is
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the operational, you may reach the emergency number as
Uconnect® Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been follows:
switched to OFF.
button to begin,
• Push the Phone
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
continue on the Uconnect® Phone either until the call
say “Emergency” and the Uconnect® Phone will inends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
struct the paired mobile phone to call the emergency
cessation of the call on the Uconnect® Phone and
number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada,
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
and Mexico.
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NOTE:
Roadside Assistance/Towing Assistance
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country If you need roadside/towing assistance:
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and • Push the Phone
button to begin.
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
not be applicable with the available mobile service and • After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Roadside Assistance” or say “Towing Assistance.”
area.
• The Uconnect® Phone does slightly lower your NOTE: The roadside/towing assistance number dialed is
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that based on the country where the vehicle is purchased
(1-800-521-2779 for U.S./Canada, 55-14-3454 for Mexico
for the mobile phone directly.
City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City in
Mexico). Please refer to the FCA US LLC 24-Hour “RoadWARNING!
side Assistance” coverage details in the Warranty InforYour phone must be turned on and connected to the mation Booklet and on the 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
Uconnect® Phone to allow use of this vehicle feature Card.
in emergency situations, when the mobile phone has
network coverage and stays connected to the Voice Mail Calling
Uconnect® Phone.
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
with Automated Systems.”
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numbers, is also to be used for navigating through an
automated customer service center menu structure,
This method is used in instances where one generally has
and to leave a number on a pager.
to push numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can also send stored mobile phonebook entries as
tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
You can use your Uconnect® Phone to access a voice mail
entries. For example, if you previously created a Phonesystem or an automated service, such as a paging service
book entry and/or Last Name as “Voice Password,” then
or automated customer service line. Some services rebutton and say
if you push the Voice Command
quire immediate response selection. In some instances,
“Send Voicemail Password,” the Uconnect® Phone
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect® Phone.
will then send the corresponding phone number assoWhen calling a number with your Uconnect® Phone that ciated with the phonebook entry, as tones over the
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence phone.
on your mobile phone keypad, you can utilize the
NOTE:
button and
touchscreen or push the Voice Command
say the word “Send” then the sequence you wish to • The first number encountered for that contact will be
enter. For example, if required to enter your PIN
sent. All other numbers entered for that contact will be
followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can push the
ignored.
button and say, “Send 3 7 4 6 #.”
Voice Command
Saying “Send” followed by a number, or sequence of
Working With Automated Systems
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone Say the full name” you could push the Voice Command
button and say, “John Smith” to select that
network configurations. This is normal.
option without having to listen to the rest of the voice
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
prompt.
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
Voice Response Length
use of this feature.
• Pauses, wait or other characters that are supported by It is possible for you to choose between Brief and
some phones are not supported over Bluetooth®. Detailed Voice Response Length.
These additional symbols will be ignored when dialing 1. Push the MORE button on the faceplate, then press the
a numbered sequence.
“Settings” button on the touchscreen.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
2. Press the “Display” button on the touchscreen, then
The Voice Command
button can be used when you
scroll down to Voice Response Length.
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
3. Select either “Brief” or “Detailed” by pressing the box
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
next to the selection. A check-mark will appear to
asking “There are two numbers with the name John.
indicate your selection.
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Phone And Network Status Indicators
WARNING! (Continued)
Uconnect® Phone will provide notification to inform you
of your phone and network status when you are attempting to make a phone call using Uconnect® Phone. The
status is given for network signal strength and phone
battery strength.
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
WARNING!
Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. It is strongly recommended that you use extreme caution when using
any device or feature that may take your focus off the
road or your hands off the steering wheel. Your
primary responsibility is the safe operation of your
(Continued)
vehicle. We recommend against the use of any handheld device while driving, encourage the use of
voice-operated systems when possible and that you
become aware of applicable laws that may affect the
use of electronic devices while driving.
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect® Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your connected Bluetooth® mobile phone, the audio will be played through your
vehicle’s audio system. The Uconnect® Phone will work
the same as if you dial the number using voice a
command.
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NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the Uconnect® Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situation, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
from your connected mobile phone to the Uconnect®
Phone or vice versa, press the “Transfer” button on the
Phone main screen.
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between the
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth®
connection between a Uconnect® Phone paired mobile
When you mute the Uconnect® Phone, you will still be phone and the Uconnect® Phone, follow the instructions
able to hear the conversation coming from the other described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. To
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
mute the Uconnect® Phone simply press the “Mute”
Phone
button on the Phone main screen.
Voice Command
Advanced Phone Connectivity
For best performance:
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
• Adjust the rearview mirror to provide at least ½ inch
The Uconnect® Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans(1 cm) gap between the overhead console (if equipped)
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone
and the mirror.
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF)
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• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
NOTE:
• Speak normally without pausing, just as you would • Even though the system is designed for users speaking
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
in North American English, French, and Spanish acyou.
cents, the system may not always work for some.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking • When navigating through an automated system such
during a Voice Command period.
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send.”
Performance is maximized under:
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
• Low-to-medium blower setting
not in motion is recommended.
• Low-to-medium vehicle speed
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding names
• Low road noise
in the Uconnect® Phonebook.
• Smooth road surface
• Fully closed windows
• Dry weather condition
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect® Phone Local) name recognition rate is optimized when the
entries are not similar.
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred.”
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• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
• Even though international dialing for most number
not the Uconnect® Phone
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
number combinations may not be supported.
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume
Far End Audio Performance
Bluetooth® Communication Link
Audio quality is maximized under:
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
• Low-To-Medium Blower Setting
Uconnect® Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
• Low-To-Medium Vehicle Speed
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
• Low Road Noise
Bluetooth® ON mode.
• Smooth Road Surface
Power-Up
• Fully Closed Windows
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• Dry Weather Conditions
• Operation From The Driver’s Seat
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least 15 seconds prior to using the system.
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Voice Tree
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NOTE:
• You can replace “4” with any message number shown
on the screen.
• You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send • If your phone does not support phonebook download
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
or call log download over Bluetooth® than these
which phone number you want to send a message to
commands will return a response that the contact does
for John Smith.
not exist in the phonebook.
• You can replace “Mobile” with “Home,” “Work” or • Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face and
“Other.”
underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
• You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing General Information
Calls” or “Missed Calls.”
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
• Messaging commands only work if the Uconnect® RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
system is equipped with this feature and the mobile following conditions:
phone supports messaging over Bluetooth®.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
• You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
number supported by your Mobile phone.
the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
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• This device must accept any interference received, • Hands Free text messaging (“Send a message to John
Smith Mobile”).
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
• Redialing last dialed numbers (“Redial”).
Uconnect® PHONE (8.4/8.4N)
Uconnect® 8.4/8.4Nav
• Calling Back the last incoming call number (“Call
Back”).
Uconnect® Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, in- • View Call logs on screen (“Show incoming calls,”
“Show Outgoing calls,” “Show missed Calls,” “Show
vehicle communications system. Uconnect® Phone alRecent Calls”).
lows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone.
• Searching Contacts phone number (“Search for John
Smith Mobile”).
Uconnect® Phone supports the following features:
Voice Activated Features:
Screen Activated Features
• Hands Free dialing via Voice (“Call John Smith Mo- • Dialing via Keypad using touchscreen.
bile” or, “Dial 248 555 1212”).
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Phonebooks displayed on the touchscreen.
• Hands Free text to speech listening of your incoming
SMS messages.
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• Setting Favorite Contact Phone numbers so they are NOTE: Your phone must be capable of SMS messaging
easily accessible on the Main Phone screen.
via Bluetooth® for messaging features to work properly.
Your mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Recent Call logs.
vehicles audio system; the system will automatically
• Reviewing your recent Incoming SMS.
mute your radio when using the Uconnect® Phone. For
Uconnect® customer support, visit the following web• Sending a text message via the touchscreen.
site:
• Listen to Music on your Bluetooth® Device via the
• U.S. residents - visit UconnectPhone.com or call 1-877touchscreen.
855-8400.
• Pairing up to 10 phones/audio devices for easy access
• Canadian residents - visit UconnectPhone.com or call
to connect to them quickly.
1-800-465-2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983 (French).
Uconnect® Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
microphone for private conversation.
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WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in an accident
causing serious injury or death.
phone and one audio device can be used with the system
at a time. The system is available in English, Spanish, or
French languages.
Uconnect® Phone Button
button is used to
The Uconnect® Phone
enter the phone mode and make calls, show
recent, incoming, outgoing calls, view
phonebook etc., When you push the button
The Uconnect® Phone is driven through your you will hear a BEEP. The beep is your signal to give
Bluetooth® “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone. a command.
Uconnect® features Bluetooth® technology - the global
standard that enables different electronic devices to con- Uconnect® Voice Command Button
nect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
button is
The Uconnect® Voice Command
Uconnect® Phone works no matter where you stow your
only used for “barge in” and when you are
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
already in a call and you want to send Tones
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
or make another call.
the vehicle’s Uconnect® Phone. The Uconnect® Phone
allows up to ten mobile phones or audio devices to be
linked to the system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 149
The Voice Command
button is also used to access 2. Say the individual commands and allow the system to
guide you to complete the task.
the Voice Commands for the Uconnect® Voice Command features if your vehicle is equipped. Please see You will be prompted for a specific command and then
the Uconnect® Voice Command section for direction guided through the available options.
button.
on how to use the Voice Command
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
The Uconnect® Phone is fully integrated with the vebeep, which follows the “Listen” prompt or another
hicles audio system. The volume of the Uconnect® Phone
prompt.
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right • For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying “Call” and then
switch), if so equipped.
“John Smith” and then “mobile”, the following comOperation
pound command can be said: “Call John Smith moVoice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect®
bile.”
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect® Phone
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
compound command form of the voice command is
Uconnect® Phone prompts. There are two general methgiven. You can also break the commands into parts and
ods for how Voice Command works:
say each part of the command when you are asked for
1. Say compound commands like “Call John Smith moit. For example, you can use the compound command
bile.”
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form voice command “Search for John Smith,” or you
can break the compound command form into two
voice commands: “Search Contact” and when asked
“John Smith.” Please remember, the Uconnect® Phone
works best when you talk in a normal conversational
tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few feet/
meters away from you.
Smith.” For multiple inputs in the same phrase or sentence, the system identifies the topic or context and
provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
requested but the specific name was not recognized.
The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system
requires more information from the user it will ask a
question to which the user can respond without pushing
Natural Speech
the “Voice Command”
button on your steering
Your Uconnect® Phone Voice system uses a Natural
wheel.
Language Voice Recognition (VR) engine.
Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in Voice Command Tree
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
Help Command
and “eh.” The system handles fill-in words such as “I
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
would like to.”
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase the beep.
or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
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To activate the Uconnect® Phone from idle, simply push
button on your steering wheel and say a
the Phone
command or say “help.” All Uconnect® Phone sesbutton on the
sions begin with a push of the Phone
radio control head.
To begin using your Uconnect® Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.
Cancel Command
• You must have Bluetooth® enabled on your mobile
phone to complete this procedure.
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile Phone
NOTE:
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
you will be returned to the main menu.
• The vehicle must be in PARK.
or Voice Command
You can also push the Phone
button on your steering wheel when the system is
listening for a command and be returned to the main
or previous menu.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect® website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
1. Press the “Phone” button on the touchscreen to begin.
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2. If there is no phone currently connected with the 3. Select “Yes” to begin the pairing process. Then, search
system, a pop-up will appear.
for available devices on your Bluetooth® enabled
mobile phone. When prompted on the phone, enter
the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect® screen.
• If “No” is selected, press the “Settings” button from
the Uconnect® Phone main screen.
• Press the “Add Device” button on the touchscreen.
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth®
enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the
phone, enter the name and PIN shown on the
Uconnect® screen.
• See step 4 to complete the process.
Mobile Phone Pairing
4. Uconnect® Phone will display an in progress screen
while the system is connecting.
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Pair Additional Mobile Phones
1. Press the “Settings” button from the Phone main
screen.
2. Press the “Add Device” button on the touchscreen.
3. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the phone,
enter the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect®
screen.
4. Uconnect® Phone will display an in process screen
while the system is connecting.
Mobile Phone Pairing Progress
5. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
this is your favorite phone. Selecting “Yes” will make
this phone the highest priority. This phone will take
precedence over other paired phones within range.
5. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
this is your favorite phone. Selecting “Yes” will make
this phone the highest priority. This phone will take
precedence over other paired phones within range.
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NOTE: For phones which are not made a favorite, the NOTE: If there is no device currently connected with the
phone priority is determined by the order in which it was system, a pop-up will appear.
paired. The latest phone paired will have the higher
5. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® enpriority.
abled audio device. When prompted on the device,
You can also use the following VR commands to bring up
enter the PIN shown on the Uconnect® screen.
the Paired Phone screen from any screen on the radio:
6. Uconnect® Phone will display an in process screen
• “Show Paired Phones”
while the system is connecting.
• “Connect My Phone”
7. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
Pair A Bluetooth® Streaming Audio Device
this is your favorite device. Selecting “Yes” will make
1. Press the “Player” button on the touchscreen to begin.
this device the highest priority. This device will take
precedence over other paired devices within range.
2. Change the Source to Bluetooth®.
NOTE: For devices which are not made a favorite, the
3. Press the “Bluetooth®” button on the touchscreen to
device priority is determined by the order in which it was
display the Paired Audio Devices screen.
paired. The latest device paired will have the higher
4. Press the “Add Device” button on the touchscreen.
priority.
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You can also use the following VR command to bring up 4. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
a list of paired audio devices:
Disconnecting A Phone Or Audio Device
• “Show Paired Phones”
1. Press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen.
• “Connect My Phone”
2. Press the “Paired Phones” or “Paired Audio Devices”
Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
button on the touchscreen.
Audio Device After Pairing
3. Press the settings icon button located to the right of the
Uconnect® Phone will automatically connect to the highdevice name.
est priority paired phone and/or Audio Device within
range. If you need to choose a particular phone or Audio 4. The options pop-up will be displayed.
Device follow these steps:
5. Press the “Disconnect Device” button on the touchscreen.
1. Press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen.
2. Press the “Paired Phones” or “Paired Audio Sources” 6. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
button on the touchscreen.
Deleting A Phone Or Audio Device
3. Press to select the particular Phone or the particular 1. Press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen.
Audio Device.
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2. Press the “Pair Phones” or “Paired Audio Devices” 5. Press the “Make Favorite” button on the touchscreen;
you will see the chosen device move to the top of the
button on the touchscreen.
list.
3. Press the settings icon button located to the right of the
device name for a different Phone or Audio Device 6. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
than the currently connected device.
Phonebook Download (Automatic Phonebook
Transfer From Mobile Phone) — If Equipped
4. The options pop-up will be displayed.
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads names (text
6. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
names) and number entries from the mobile phone’s
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth® Phones with Phone
Making A Phone Or Audio Device A Favorite
Book Access Profile may support this feature. See
1. Press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen.
Uconnect® website, UconnectPhone.com, for supported
2. Press the “Paired Phones” or “Paired Audio Devices” phones.
button on the touchscreen.
• To call a name from a downloaded mobile phone book,
follow the procedure in the Voice Recognition Quick
3. Press the settings icon button located to the right of the
Reference section.
device name.
5. Press the “Delete Device” button on the touchscreen.
4. The options pop-up will be displayed.
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• Automatic download and update of a phone book, if
supported, begins as soon as the Bluetooth® wireless
phone connection is made to the Uconnect® Phone, for
example, after you start the vehicle.
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transferred and updated to Uconnect® Phone on the next
phone connection.
Managing Your Favorite Phonebook
• A maximum of 2,000 entries per phone will be down- There are three ways you can add an entry to your
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected Favorite Phonebook.
to the Uconnect® Phone.
1. During an active call of a number to make a favorite,
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downpress and hold a favorite button on the top of the
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
phone main screen.
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if available, the previously downloaded phonebook is avail- 2. After loading the mobile phonebook, select Phonebook from the Phone main screen, then select the
able for use.
appropriate number. Press the “+” next to the selected
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
number to display the options pop-up. In the pop-up
phone is accessible.
select “Add to Favorites.”
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
deleted on the Uconnect® Phone. These can only be
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record. Select an empty entry and press the “+” on that
selected entry. When the Options pop-up appears,
press “Add from Mobile.” You will then be asked
which contact and number to choose from your mobile phonebook. When complete the new favorite will
be shown.
Phonebook Favorites
NOTE: If the Favorites list is full, you will be asked to
remove an existing favorite.
3. From the Phone main screen, select Phonebook. From
the Phonebook screen, select the “Favorites” button on
the touchscreen and then select the “+” button on the
touchscreen located to the right of the phonebook
Add From Mobile
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To Remove A Favorite
1. To remove a Favorite, select phonebook from the
Phone main screen.
2. Next select Favorites on the left side of the screen and
then press the “+” Options button on the touchscreen.
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3. Press the “+” next to the Favorite you would like to
remove.
Remove From Favorites
4. The Options pop-up will display, press “Remove from
Favs.”
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Emergency And Towing Assistance
The Emergency and Towing Assistance Favorite numbers
can only be altered. These cannot be deleted and the
names cannot be changed.
To change the Emergency or Towing Assistance numbers
follow these steps.
1. Press the “Phonebook” button from the Phone main
screen.
2. Press the “Favorites” button on the touchscreen. Scroll
to the bottom of the list to locate the Emergency and
Towing Assistance Favorites.
Emergency And Breakdown Assistance
5. The Options pop-up will appear and you can choose
3. Press the “+” Options button on the touchscreen.
between Editing the number or resetting the number
4. Press the “+” next to appropriate Favorite that is to be
to default.
altered.
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Phone Call Features
• Mobile Phonebook
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone if the feature(s) are available and
supported by Bluetooth® on your mobile service plan.
For example, if your mobile service plan provides threeway calling, this feature can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone. Check with your mobile service provider for the features that you have.
• Recent Call Log
Ways To Initiate A Phone Call
• SMS Message Viewer
Dial By Saying A Number
1. Push the Phone
button to begin,
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Dial 151 1234 5555,”
Listed below are all the ways you can initiate a phone call 3. The Uconnect® Phone will dial the number 1511234-5555.
with Uconnect® Phone.
Call By Saying A Phonebook Name
• Redial
• Dial by pressing in the number
1. Push the Phone
begin.
button on your steering wheel to
• Voice Commands (Dial by Saying a Name, Call by
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
Saying a Phonebook Name, Redial or Call Back)
say “Call John Doe Mobile.”
• Favorites
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3. The Uconnect® Phone will dial the number associated Touch-Tone Number Entry
with John Doe, or if there are multiple numbers it will
1. Press the “Phone” button on the touchscreen.
ask which number you want to call for John Doe.
2. Press the “Dial” button on the touchscreen.
Call Controls
The touchscreen allows you to control the following call 3. The Touch-Tone screen will be displayed.
features:
• Answer
• End
• Ignore
• Hold/unhold
• Mute/unmute
• Transfer the call to/from the phone
• Swap two active calls
• Join two active calls together
4. Use the numbered buttons on the touchscreens to
enter the number and press “Call.”
To send a touch-tone using Voice Recognition (VR), push
button on your steering wheel
the Voice Command
while in a call and say “Send 1234#” or you can say
“Send Voicemail Password” if Voicemail password is
stored in your mobile phonebook.
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• Missed Calls
Recent Calls
You may browse up to 34 of the most recent of each of the • All Calls
following call types:
These can be accessed by pressing the “recent calls”
button on the touchscreen on the Phone main screen.
button and say “Show
You can also push the Phone
my incoming calls” from any screen and the Incoming
calls will be displayed.
You can also push the Phone
button and say “Show
my recent calls” from any screen and the All calls
screen will be displayed.
NOTE: Incoming can also be replaced with “Outgoing,”
“Recent” or “Missed.”
Recent Calls
• Incoming Calls
• Outgoing Calls
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NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
Uconnect® Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio sys- only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
button on the steering wheel to Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
tem. Push the Phone
accept the call. You can also press the “answer” button Progress
on the touchscreen or press the caller ID box.
You can place a call on hold by pressing the “Hold”
button on the Phone main screen, then dial a number
Answer Or Ignore An Incoming Call — Call
from the dialpad, recent calls, SMS Inbox or from the
Currently In Progress
If a call is currently in progress and you have another phonebooks. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer
call waiting that you normally hear when using your to “Join Calls” in this section.
Answer Or Ignore An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
button on the steering Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
mobile phone. Push the Phone
wheel, or press the “answer” button on the touchDuring an active call, press the “Hold” button on the
screen, or caller ID box, to place the current call on
Phone main screen.
hold and answer the incoming call.
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Toggling Between Calls
Redial
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold), Press the “Redial” button on the touchscreen, or push the
button and after the “Listening” prompt and
press the “Swap” button on the Phone main screen. Only Phone
the following beep, say “Redial.”
one call can be placed on hold at a time.
button to toggle be- The Uconnect® Phone will call the last number that was
You can also push the Phone
tween the active and held phone call.
dialed from your mobile phone.
Join Calls
Call Continuation
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
hold), press the “Join Calls” button on the Phone main Uconnect® Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
screen to combine all calls into a Conference Call.
switched to OFF.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily push the Phone
button or press the “end” button on the touchscreen. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active
call.
NOTE: The call will remain within the vehicle audio
system until the phone becomes out of range for the
Bluetooth® connection. It is recommended to press the
“transfer” button on the touchscreen when leaving the
vehicle.
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Uconnect® Phone Features
NOTE:
Emergency Assistance
• The Emergency call may also be initiated by using the
touchscreen.
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
number for your area.
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect® Phone is
area.
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
• The Uconnect® Phone does slightly lower your
follows:
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
button to begin.
1. Push the Phone
for the mobile phone directly.
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Dial Emergency” and the Uconnect® Phone will
instruct the paired mobile phone to call the emergency
number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada,
and Mexico.
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WARNING!
Your phone must be turned on and connected to the
Uconnect® Phone to allow use of this vehicle feature
in emergency situations, when the mobile phone has
network coverage and stays connected to the
Uconnect® Phone.
Roadside Assistance/Towing Assistance
If you need roadside/towing assistance:
1. Push the Phone
button to begin.
NOTE: The roadside/towing assistance number dialed is
based on the country where the vehicle is purchased
(1-800-521-2779 for the U.S./Canada, 55-14-3454 for
Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City
in Mexico). Please refer to the FCA US LLC 24-Hour
“Roadside Assistance” coverage details in the Warranty
Information Booklet and in the Owner’s Information
Manual on the DVD under “Other References.”
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
with Automated Systems.”
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep, Working With Automated Systems
say “Roadside Assistance” or say “Towing AssisThis method is used in instances where one generally has
tance.”
to push numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can use your Uconnect® Phone to access a voice mail
system or an automated service, such as a paging service
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or automated customer service line. Some services re- You can also send stored mobile phonebook entries as
quire immediate response selection. In some instances, tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect® Phone. entries. For example, if you previously created a Phonebook entry with First and/or Last Name as “Voicemail
When calling a number with your Uconnect® Phone that
butPassword”, then if you push the Voice Command
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
ton and say “Send Voicemail Password” the
on your mobile phone keypad, you can utilize the
Uconnect® Phone will then send the corresponding
button and
touchscreen or push the Voice Command
phone number associated with the phonebook entry,
say the word “Send” then the sequence you wish to
as tones over the phone.
enter. For example, if required to enter your PIN
followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can push the NOTE:
button and say, “Send 3 7 4 6 #.”
Voice Command
• The first number encountered for that contact will be
Saying “Send” followed by a number, or sequence of
sent. All other numbers entered for that contact will be
numbers, is also to be used for navigating through an
ignored.
automated customer service center menu structure,
and to leave a number on a pager.
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone
network configurations. This is normal.
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• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time Voice Response Length
out settings that are too short and may not allow the It is possible for you to choose between Brief and
use of this feature.
Detailed Voice Response Length.
• Pauses, wait or other characters that are supported by 1. Press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen.
some phones are not supported over Bluetooth®.
These additional symbols will be ignored in the dialing 2. Press the “Voice” button on the touchscreen, then
scroll down to Voice Response Length.
a numbered sequence.
3. Select either “Brief” or “Detailed” by pressing the box
next to the selection. A check-mark will appear to
The Voice Command
button can be used when you
indicate your selection.
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is Phone And Network Status Indicators
asking “There are two numbers with the name John. Uconnect® Phone will provide notification to inform you
Say the full name” you could push the Voice Com- of your phone and network status when you are attemptbutton and say, “John Smith” to select that ing to make a phone call using Uconnect® Phone. The
mand
option without having to listen to the rest of the voice status is given for network signal strength and phone
prompt.
battery strength.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
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Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
WARNING!
Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. It is strongly recommended that you use extreme caution when using
any device or feature that may take your focus off the
road or your hands off the steering wheel. Your
primary responsibility is the safe operation of your
vehicle. We recommend against the use of any handheld device while driving, encourage the use of
voice-operated systems when possible and that you
become aware of applicable laws that may affect the
use of electronic devices while driving.
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect® Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your connected Bluetooth® mobile phone, the audio will be played through your
vehicle’s audio system. The Uconnect® Phone will work
the same as if you dial the number using voice a
command.
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the Uconnect® Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situation, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
When you mute the Uconnect® Phone, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. To
mute the Uconnect® Phone simply press the “Mute”
button on the Phone main screen.
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Advanced Phone Connectivity
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
Phone
The Uconnect® Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- Voice Command
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone For the best performance:
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
• Adjust the rearview mirror to provide at least ½ inch
from your connected mobile phone to the Uconnect®
(1 cm) gap between the overhead console (if equipped)
Phone or vice versa, press the “Transfer” button on the
and the mirror.
Phone main screen.
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth®
you.
connection between a Uconnect® Phone paired mobile
phone and the Uconnect® Phone, follow the instructions • Ensure that no one other than you is speaking during
described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
a voice command period.
Performance is maximized under:
• Low-To-Medium Blower Setting
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• Low-To-Medium Vehicle Speed
• Low Road Noise
• Smooth Road Surface
• Fully Closed Windows
Even though international dialing for most number combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing number
combinations may not be supported.
Far End Audio Performance
Audio quality is maximized under:
• Dry Weather Condition
• Low-To-Medium Blower Setting
Even though the system is designed for many languages • Low-To-Medium Vehicle Speed
and accents, the system may not always work for some.
When navigating through an automated system such as • Low Road Noise
voice mail, or when sending a page, before speaking the • Smooth Road Surface
digit string, make sure to say “Send.”
• Fully Closed Windows
NOTE: It is recommended that you do not store names in
your favorites phonebook while the vehicle is in motion. • Dry Weather Conditions
Phonebook (Mobile and Favorites) name recognition rate • Operation From The Driver’s Seat
is optimized when the entries are not similar. You can say
“O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
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Performance such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness to
a large degree rely on the phone and network, and not
the Uconnect® Phone.
Echo at the far end can sometimes be reduced by
lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
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In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
Voice Text Reply
Uconnect® Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
Voice Text List
Your phone must support SMS over Bluetooth® to use
NOTE: Uconnect® Phone SMS is only available when the
this feature. If the Uconnect® Phone determines your
vehicle is not moving.
phone is not compatible with SMS messaging over
Bluetooth® the “Messaging” button will be grayed out
and the feature will not be available for use.
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Once a message is received and viewed or listened to,
you will have the following options:
Read Messages:
If you receive a new text message while your phone is
connected to Uconnect® Phone, an announcement will • Send a Reply
be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
• Forward
• Call
Send Messages Using Buttons On The Touchscreen:
You can send messages using Uconnect® Phone. To send
a new message:
1. Press the “Phone” button on the touchscreen.
2. Press the “messaging” button on the touchscreen then
“New Message.”
Voice Text Reply
3. Press one of the 18 preset messages and the person
you wish to send the message to.
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Send Messages Using Voice Commands:
1. Push the Phone
button.
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Send message to John Smith mobile.”
3. After the system prompts you for what message you
want to send, say the message you wish to send or say
“List.” There are 18 preset messages.
While the list of defined messages are being read, you can
interrupt the system by pushing the Voice Command
button and saying the message you want to send.
Preset Message List
After the system confirms that you want to send your
4. If multiple numbers are available for the contact select
message to John Smith, your message will be sent.
which number you would like to have the message
sent.
5. Press “Send” or “Cancel.”
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3. Okay.
4. I can’t talk right now.
5. Call me.
6. I’ll call you later.
7. I’m on my way.
8. Thanks.
9. I’ll be late.
10. I will be <number> minutes late.
Preset Message List
List of Preset Messages:
1. Yes.
2. No.
11. See you in <number> minutes.
12. Stuck in traffic.
13. Start without me.
14. Where are you?
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15. Are you there yet?
Power-Up
16. I need directions.
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least 15 seconds prior to using the system.
17. I’m lost.
18. See you later.
Bluetooth® Communication Link
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect® Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be re-established by switching the mobile
phone OFF/ON. Your mobile phone is recommended to
remain in Bluetooth® ON mode.
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Voice Tree
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6. Send dial tones for automated systems is available
while a call is active. This is an example that uses a
You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
Phonebook Record named “Voicemail Password.”
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you 7. Storing Dial tones in contact names is possible but
only the first number encountered in a contact name
which phone number you want to send a message to
will be sent. For example if there is a number stored in
for John Smith.
the Home and Work numbers for the contact “VoiceYou can replace “Mobile” with “Home,” “Work” or
mail password” only the Home number will be sent.
“Other.”
8. If your phone does not support phonebook download
You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing
or call log download over Bluetooth® then these
Calls” or “Missed Calls.”
commands will return a response that the contact does
not exist in the phonebook.
You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
number supported by your Mobile phone.
9. Emergency and Towing assistance are contacts that have
NOTE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
been pre-loaded in the phonebook. Commands such as
5. These commands can be used during a phone call after
“Call Emergency” and “Call Towing Assistance” will call
pushing the Uconnect® Voice Command button on
the corresponding number stored with those contacts.
the steering wheel. Please note the call will be muted
while the VR session is active.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
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NOTE:
5. You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
number supported by your Mobile phone.
1. You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send 6. You can replace “4” with any message number shown
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
on the screen.
which phone number you want to send a message to
7. If your phone does not support phonebook download
for John Smith.
or call log download over Bluetooth® then these
2. You can replace “Mobile” with “Home,” “Work” or
commands will return a response that the contact does
“Other.”
not exist in the phonebook.
3. You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing
Calls” or “Missed Calls.”
4. Messaging commands only work if the Uconnect®
system is equipped with this feature and the mobile
phone supports messaging over Bluetooth®.
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NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold VOICE COMMAND
face and underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
Uconnect® 8.4/8.4 Nav
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:
The Uconnect® Voice Command system allows
you to control your AM, FM radio, satellite
radio, disc player, SD Card, USB/iPod® and
SiriusXM Travel Link.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Command
system as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
the Voice Command system to recognize user voice
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
commands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking
• This device must accept any interference received, or a raised voice level.
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
If no command is spoken the system will say one of two
responses:
• I didn’t understand
• I didn’t get that, etc.
If a command is not spoken a second time, the system
will respond with an error and give some direction as
what can be said based on the context you are in. After
When you push the Uconnect® Voice Command
but- three consecutive failures of a spoken command the VR
ton, you will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give session will end.
a command.
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Pushing the Uconnect® Voice Command
button
while the system is speaking is known as “barging in.”
The system will be interrupted, and after the beep, you
can say a command. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
The system will best recognize your speech if the windows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
set to low.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel” or To hear available commands, push the Uconnect® Voice
“Help.”
button and say “Help.” You will hear
Command
These commands are universal and can be used from any available commands for the screen displayed.
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon Natural Speech
the active application.
Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
a normal speaking volume.
certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
and “eh.” The system handles fill-in words such as “I
would like to.”
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The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase
or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
Smith.” For multiple inputs in the same phrase or sentence, the system identifies the topic or context and
provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
requested but the specific name was not recognized.
The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system
requires more information from the user it will ask a
question to which the user can respond without pressing
button.
the Uconnect® Voice Command
Uconnect® Voice Commands
The Uconnect® Voice Command system understands
two types of commands. Universal commands are available at all times. Local commands are available if the
supported radio mode is active.
Start a dialogue by pushing the Uconnect® Voice Combutton.
mand
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Changing The Volume
Starting Voice Recognition (VR) Session In
Radio/Player Modes
1. Start a dialogue by pushing the Voice Command
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
button.
NOTE: The commands can be said on any screen when
a call is not active after pushing the Uconnect® Voice
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
button.
Command
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command system is speaking. Please note the volume Source
setting for Voice Command is different than the audio To switch to the audio source, say “Change source to
system.
Disc” for example. This command can be given in any
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
mode or screen:
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
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Voice Tree
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 189
NOTE:
• You can replace “rock” with any of the satellite music
types.
• You can replace “950 AM” with any other AM or FM
frequency, such as “98.7 FM.”
• Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face and
shaded grey.
• You can replace “80’s on 8” with any other satellite
station name received by the radio.
• You can replace “8” with any other satellite channel
number received by the radio.
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• VR commands, Albums, Artists, and Genre names are
based on the music metadata contained on the loaded/
• You can replace the album, artist, song, genre, playlist,
connected device.
podcast and audio book names with any corresponding names on the current device that is playing.
• Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face and
shaded grey.
• You can replace “8” with any track on the CD that is
currently playing. Command is only available when
CD is playing.
NOTE:
• Playlist, Podcast and audio book commands are only
available when the iPod® is connected and playing.
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• You can also say “Show Current Weather” or “Show
extended weather” or “Show five day forecast” or
• You can replace “NFL” with any league shown on the
“Show ski info” to get other forecasts.
sports league screen. For example you can say “Show
MLB headlines” or “Show PGA headlines.”
• Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face and
shaded grey.
• You can replace “Headlines” with any menu items
shown on a league screen. For example you can say
“Show NFL Schedule and results” or “Show NCAA
Basketball AP top 25” or “Show Major League Baseball
Teams.”
NOTE:
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NOTE:
• Only available with Navigation equipped vehicles.
• You can replace “Player” with “Radio,” “Navigation,”
“Phone,” “Climate,” “More” or “Settings.”
• Navigation commands only work if equipped with
Navigation.
• Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face and
shaded grey.
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NOTE:
SEATS
• You can also say “Find City,” “Find Favorite,” “Find Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
Play by Category,” “Find Play by Name,” “Find Re- vehicle.
cently Found,” “Where to?” or “Go Home.”
• You can say “Find Nearest” then “Restaurant,” “Fuel,”
“Transit,” “Lodging,” “Shopping,” “Bank,” “Entertainment,” “Recreation,” “Attractions,” “Community,”
“Auto Services,” “Hospitals,” “Parking,” “Airport,”
“Police Stations,” “Fire Stations,” or “Auto Dealers.”
• Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face and
shaded grey.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The power seat switch is on the outboard side of the seat The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
near the floor. Use this switch to move the seat up, down, Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
forward, rearward or to tilt the seat.
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat
will move in the direction of the switch. Release the
switch when the desired position is reached.
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
Power Seat Switch
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
or rear of the seat switch; the front or rear of the seat
cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt, which could result in serious injury or death.
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
The Power Lumbar switch is located on the outboard side
of the driver’s seat. Push the switch forward to increase
the lumbar support. Push the switch rearward to decrease the lumbar support. Pushing upward or downward on the switch will raise or lower the position of the
support.
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Power Lumbar Switch
Front Heated Seats — If Equipped
• Press the heated seat button
setting ON.
once to turn the HI
• Press the heated seat button
the LO setting ON.
a second time to turn
• Press the heated seat button
the heating elements OFF.
a third time to turn
If the HI-level setting is selected, the system will automatically switch to LO-level after approximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that time, the display
will change from HI to LO, indicating the change. The
LO-level setting will turn OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated seats
The front heated seats control buttons are located within
to operate.
the Uconnect® system. You can gain access to the control
buttons through the climate screen or the controls screen.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 201
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
WARNING! (Continued)
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
heated seats can be programed to come on during a
remote start.
This feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting
in a seat that has been overheated could cause
serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat.
Manual Front Seat Adjustments
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
(Continued)
For models equipped with manual seats, the driver and
passenger seats can be adjusted forward or rearward by
using a bar located by the front of the seat cushion, near
the floor.
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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.
Recliner Adjustment
Manual Seat Adjustment
While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar located and
move the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once
the desired position has been reached. Then, using body
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
The recline lever is located on the outboard side of the
seat. To recline the seat, lean forward slightly, lift the
lever, lean back to the desired position and release the
lever. To return the seatback to its normal upright position, lean forward and lift the lever. Release the lever
once the seatback is in the upright position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 203
WARNING! (Continued)
adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use
the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.
Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
The seat height control lever is located on the outboard
side of the seat. Raise the lever to raise the seat. Lower the
lever to lower the seat. The total seat travel is approximately 2.15 in (55 mm).
Seatback Release
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
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hardback surface that you can use as a work surface
when the seat is folded flat and the vehicle is not in
motion.
Seat Height Adjustment Lever
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat — If Equipped
This feature allows for extended cargo space. When the
Fold-Flat Seat
seat is folded flat, it is an extension of the load floor
surface (allowing long cargo to fit from the rear hatch up Pull upward on the recline lever to fold or unfold the
to the instrument panel). The fold-flat seatback also has a seat.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 205
WARNING!
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. Adjust any seat only while
the vehicle is parked.
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.
Head Restraints
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
Active Head Restraints (AHR) — Front Seats
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear. Active Head Restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment can not be
readily identified by any markings, only through visual
inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be
split in two halves, with the front half being soft foam
and trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
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When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting” for further
information.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, push the adjustment button, located at the base of the head restraint, and
push downward on the head restraint.
Adjustment Button
For comfort, the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and backward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
the back of your head, pull forward on the bottom of the
head restraint. Push rearward on the bottom of the head
restraint to move the head restraint away from your
head.
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Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)
Active Head Restraint (Tilted)
NOTE:
• The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
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• In the event of deployment of an Active Head Restraint, refer to “Occupant Restraints/Supplemental
Active Head Restraints (AHR)/Resetting Active Head
Restraints (AHR)” in “Things To Know Before Starting” for further information.
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
as loose cargo could contact the Active Head Restraint during sudden stops. Failure to follow this
warning could cause personal injury if the Active
Head Restraint is deployed.
Head Restraints — Second Row Seats
• Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable
DVD players. These items may interfere with the
operation of the Active Head Restraint in the event
of a collision and could result in serious injury or
death.
• Active Head Restraints may be deployed if they are
struck by an object such as a hand, foot or loose
cargo. To avoid accidental deployment of the Active Head Restraint ensure that all cargo is secured,
(Continued)
The second row seats are equipped with adjustable and
removable head restraints. To raise the head restraint,
pull upward on the head restraint. To lower the head
restraint, push the adjustment button located on the base
of the head restraint, and push downward on the head
restraint.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 209
WARNING!
A loose head restraint thrown forward in a collision
or hard stop could cause serious injury or death to
occupants of the vehicle. Always securely stow removed head restraints in a location outside the occupant compartment.
1 — Release Button
2 — Adjustment Button
To remove the head restraint, push the adjustment and
the release buttons while pulling upward on the whole
assembly and raise it up as far as it can go. To reinstall the
headrest, put the headrest posts into the holes while
pushing the release buttons. Then adjust it to the appropriate height.
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WARNING!
ALL the head restraints MUST be reinstalled in the
vehicle to properly protect the occupants. Follow the
re-installation instructions above prior to operating
the vehicle or occupying a seat.
NOTE: For proper routing of a Child Seat Tether, refer to
“Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting”.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the head restraints removed or
improperly adjusted could cause serious injury or
death in the event of a collision. The head restraints
should be checked prior to operating the vehicle and
never adjusted while the vehicle is in motion.
Third Row Passenger Seats — Seven Passenger
Models
These head restraints are non-adjustable and nonremovable. However, you can fold them forward when
they are not in use by passengers. Refer to “50/50 Split
Third-Row Passenger Seats With Fold-Flat Feature —
Seven Passenger Models” for further information.
WARNING!
Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat
without having the head restraint unfolded and
locked in place. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury to the passenger in the event
of a collision.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 211
60/40 Split Second-Row Passenger Seats
To provide additional storage area, each second-row
passenger seat can be folded flat. This allows for extended cargo space and still maintains some seating room
if needed.
NOTE: Prior to folding the second-row passenger seat,
make sure the front seatback is not in a reclined position.
This will allow the second-row seat to fold easily.
WARNING!
• 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.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• On seven passenger models, do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat with the second row
seatback(s) folded flat. In a collision, the passenger
could slide underneath the seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured.
To Fold The Seat
1. Locate the control lever on the lower outboard side of
the seat.
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WARNING!
To prevent personal injury or damage to objects,
keep your head, arms, and objects out of the folding
path of the seatback.
4. Gently guide the seatback into the folded position.
To Unfold The Seat
Raise the seatback and lock it in place.
WARNING!
Seatback Release
2. Place one hand on the seatback and apply a gentle
pressure.
3. Lift the control lever with the other hand, allow the
seatback to move forward slightly, and then release the
lever.
Be certain that the seatback is locked securely into
position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
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Forward And Rearward Adjustment
The control lever is on the outboard side of the seat. Lift
the lever to move the seat forward or rearward. Release
the lever once the seat is in 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 the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Recliner Adjustment
The recline lever is on the outboard side of the seat. To
recline the seatback, lean back, lift the lever, position the
seatback as desired, and then release the lever. To return
the seatback to its normal upright position, lean back, lift
the lever, lean forward, and then release the lever once
the seatback is in the upright position.
Manual Seat Adjustment
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WARNING! (Continued)
adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use
the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.
Seatback/Armrest — Second Row Passenger Seat
The latch release-loop is located at the top of the
seatback/armrest. Pull the release-loop forward to release the latch and then downward to lower the
seatback/armrest.
Recline Lever
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
(Continued)
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WARNING!
Keep the latch clean and free of objects and be
certain that the seatback/armrest is locked securely
into position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
Stadium Tip ’n Slide™ (Easy Entry/Exit Seat) —
Seven Passenger Models
Seatback/Armrest
This feature allows passengers to easily enter or exit the
third-row passenger seats from either side of the vehicle.
Raise the seatback/armrest and lock it in place when not To Move The Second-Row Passenger Seat Forward
in use, or when additional seating area is required.
NOTE: Raise the seatback/armrest before moving the
seat to allow for full seat travel.
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Move the control lever on the upper outboard side of the
seatback forward. Then, in one fluid motion, the seat
cushion flips upward and the seat moves forward on its
tracks.
Tip ’n Slide™ Seat
NOTE: A hand-grip is molded into the front of each
quarter trim panel near the door opening to assist entry
and exit from the third-row passenger seats.
Tip ’n Slide™ Control Lever
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 217
WARNING!
WARNING!
Do not drive the vehicle with the seat in this position, as it is only intended for entering and exiting
the third row seats. Failure to follow this warning
may result in personal injury.
Be certain that the seatback and seat are locked
securely into position. Otherwise, the seat will not
provide the proper stability for child seats and/or
passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause
serious injury.
To Unfold And Move The Second-Row Passenger Seat
50/50 Split Third-Row Passenger Seats With
Rearward
Fold-Flat Feature — Seven Passenger Models
Move the seatback rearward until it locks in place and
then continue sliding the seat rearward on its tracks until To provide additional storage area, each third-row passenger seatback can be folded flat. This allows for exit locks in place.
tended cargo space and still maintains some rear seating
Push the seat cushion downward to lock it in place.
room if needed.
Adjust the seat track position as desired. Using body NOTE: Prior to folding the third-row passenger seatpressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be back, make sure the second-row passenger seatback is
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
not in a reclined position. This will allow the seatback to
fold easily.
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To Fold The Seatback
To Unfold The Seatback
Pull the latch release-loop located at the top of the
seatback upward, push the seatback forward slightly, and
release the release-loop. Then, continue to push the
seatback forward. The head restraints will fold automatically as the seatback moves forward.
Grasp the assist strap loop on the seatback and pull it
toward you to raise the seatback. Continue to raise the
seatback until it locks in place. Raise the head restraint to
lock it in place.
Assist Strap
Seatback Release
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The seatback can also be locked in the reclined position.
To do so, pull the latch release-loop located at the top of
the seatback upward, allow the seatback to recline, and
release the release-loop.
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is locked securely into
position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for passengers. An improperly
latched seat could cause serious injury.
• Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat
without having the head restraint unfolded and
locked in place. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury to the passenger in the
event of a collision.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat
with the second row seatback(s) folded flat. In a
collision, the passenger could slide underneath the
seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Two latches must be released to open the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side
of the instrument panel.
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Hood Release
Underhood Safety Latch
2. Outside of the vehicle, locate the safety latch lever 3. Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open
near the center of the grille between the grille and
position. Place the upper end of the prop rod in the
hood opening. Push the safety latch lever to the left
hole on the underside of the hood.
and then raise the hood.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not slam the hood to close it. Use a firm
downward push at the center front edge of the
hood to ensure that both latches engage. Never
drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully closed,
with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
Hood Prop Rod
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage:
• Before closing hood, make sure the hood prop rod
is fully seated into its storage retaining clips.
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Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking lights and instrument panel light operation.
Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
The headlight switch is located on the left side of the headlight, parking light and instrument panel light opinstrument panel. This switch controls the operation of the eration.
headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights, instruAutomatic Headlights — If Equipped
ment panel light dimming, interior lights and fog lights.
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the
AUTO position. When the system is on, the headlight
time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you place the
ignition into the OFF position. To turn the automatic
system off, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO
position.
LIGHTS
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights
will come on in the automatic mode.
Headlight Switch
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To activate the delay feature, turn OFF the ignition switch
while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off the
headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval begins
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
when the headlight switch is turned off.
after the wipers are turned on if the headlight switch is
placed in the AUTO position and programmable feature NOTE: The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds
is set to ON. In addition, the headlights will turn off of turning the ignition OFF to activate this feature.
when the wipers are turned off if they were turned on by
If you turn the headlights, parking lights or ignition
this feature.
switch ON again, the system will cancel the delay.
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System. Refer to turn off in the normal manner.
“Uconnect® Settings/Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for NOTE: The Headlight Time Delay is programmable using the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings
further information.
— Customer Programmable Features” in “UnderstandHeadlight Time Delay
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
for up to 90 seconds when leaving your vehicle in an
unlit area.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only)
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Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
The Daytime Running Lights will turn ON the first time
the vehicle is shifted out of PARK, and remain ON unless
the parking brake is applied. Upon returning to the
PARK position, the DRLs will turn OFF. DRLs will turn
OFF when the ignition is switched OFF.
NOTE: The daytime running lights can be turned on and
off using the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect®
Settings — Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is placed in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert
the driver when the driver’s door is opened.
Fog Light Switch
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and push the
headlight switch. To turn off the front fog lights, either
Fog Lights — If Equipped
push the headlight switch a second time or turn off the
The front fog light switch is built into the headlight switch. headlight switch.
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An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the fog lights are turned on.
NOTE: The fog lights will operate when the low beam
headlights or parking lights are on. However, selecting
the high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
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Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
Multifunction Lever
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Turn Signals
Lane Change Assist
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. three times then automatically turn off.
NOTE:
High/Low Beam Switch
• If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the Elec- lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and a con- will turn on the high beams headlights until the lever is
tinuous chime will sound if the vehicle is driven more released.
than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on.
Interior Lights
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
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To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is moved to
the LOCK position. This will occur if the interior lights
were switched on manually or are on because a door is
open. This includes the glove box light and the trunk
light. To restore interior light operation, either place the
ignition in the ON/RUN position or cycle the light
switch.
Dimmer Controls
The dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is
located on the left side of the instrument panel. Rotating
Dimmer Controls
the dimmer control upward with the parking lights or
headlights on will increase the brightness of the instru- Dome Light Position
ment panel lights, door map pockets and cupholders (if
Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the
equipped).
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior
lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this
position.
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Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the dimmer control to the extreme bottom off
position. The interior lights will remain off when the
doors are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the dimmer control upward to the first detent.
This feature brightens all text displays such as the
odometer, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC),
and radio when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Map/Reading Lights
These lights are mounted between the sun visors on the
Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever
overhead console. Refer to “Overhead Console” in “Un- The front wipers are operated by rotating a switch, located
derstanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further at the end of the lever. For information on using the rear
information.
window wiper/washer, refer to “Rear Window Features”
in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer control lever is located on
the left side of the steering column.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 229
Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper system when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause
between cycles, desirable. Rotate the end of the windshield wiper/washer control lever to one of the first five
detents to select the desired delay interval.
There are five delay settings, which allow you to regulate
the wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every two
seconds to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds
between cycles at vehicle speeds below 10 mph
(16 km/h). At speeds greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), the
delay varies from a minimum of one cycle every second
to a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between
cycles.
NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
delay times will be doubled.
Windshield Wiper Operation
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.
Front Wiper Control
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CAUTION!
Front Wiper Control
NOTE: The wipers will automatically return to the
“park” position if you turn OFF the ignition switch while
they are operating. The wipers will resume operation
when you turn the ignition switch back to the ON
position.
• Turn the windshield wipers OFF when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than OFF.
• In cold weather, always turn OFF the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the park position
before turning OFF the engine. If the wiper switch
is left ON and the wipers freeze to the windshield,
damage to the wiper motor may occur when the
vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
“park” position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned OFF, and the blades cannot return to the
“park” position, damage to the wiper motor may
occur.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 231
Windshield Washers
WARNING! (Continued)
To use the windshield washer, push the washer knob,
located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
the second detent.
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in
the delay range, the wipers will operate in low-speed for Mist Feature
two or three wipe cycles after releasing the lever and then Push the washer knob, located on the end of the multiresume the intermittent interval previously selected.
function lever, inward to the first detent to activate a
If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in single wipe cycle to clear the windshield of road mist or
the OFF position, the wipers will operate for two or three spray from a passing vehicle. The wipers will continue to
operate until you release the lever.
wipe cycles and then turn OFF.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
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NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
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Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
after the wipers are turned on if the headlight switch is
placed in the AUTO position and programmable feature
is set to ON. In addition, the headlights will turn off
when the wipers are turned off if they were turned on by
this feature.
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
the steering column.
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System. Refer to
“Uconnect® Settings/Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Tilt/Telescoping Steering Control Handle
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To unlock the steering column, push the control handle
downward. To tilt the steering column, move the steering
wheel upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or
shorten the steering column, pull the steering wheel
outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the steering
column in position, pull the control handle upward until
fully engaged.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Be sure the
steering column is locked before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for up
to 80 minutes before automatically shutting off. The
heated steering wheel can shut off early or may not turn
on when the steering wheel is already warm.
The heated steering wheel control button is located within
the Uconnect® system. You can gain access to the control
button through the climate screen or the controls screen.
• Press the heated steering wheel button
turn the heating element ON.
once to
• Press the heated steering wheel button
time to turn the heating element OFF.
a second
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
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Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
WARNING! (Continued)
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
heated steering wheel can be programmed to come on
during a remote start through the Uconnect® system.
Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
• 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.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — 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.
(Continued)
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
To Activate
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
2 — RES +
3 — SET 4 — CANCEL
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the 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.
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WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
vehicle will deactivate the Electronic Speed Control without erasing the set speed from memory.
Pushing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition
switch OFF erases the set speed from memory.
To Set A Desired Speed
To Resume Speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
has reached the desired speed, push the SET (-) button
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
operate at the selected speed.
To Vary The Speed Setting
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
and on level ground before pushing the SET (-) button. To Increase Speed
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing the RES (+) button.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 237
The drivers preferred units can be selected through the • If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will
instrument panel settings if equipped. Refer to “Undercontinue to increase until the button is released, then
the new set speed will be established.
standing Your Instrument Panel” for more information.
The speed increment shown is dependent on the selected To Decrease Speed
speed unit of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h):
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can deU.S. Speed (mph)
crease speed by pushing the SET (-) button.
• Pushing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph The drivers preferred units can be selected through the
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the instrument panel settings if equipped. Refer to “Underbutton results in an increase of 1 mph.
standing Your Instrument Panel” for more information.
• If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will The speed decrement shown is dependant on the selected
continue to increase until the button is released, then speed unit of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h):
the new set speed will be established.
Metric Speed (km/h)
U.S. Speed (mph)
• Pushing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
• Pushing the RES (+) button once will result in a
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
1 km/h increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the button results in an increase of 1 km/h.
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• If the button is continually pushed, 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
• Pushing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 km/h
Control.
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in a decrease of 1 km/h.
Metric Speed (km/h)
• If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
the new set speed will be established.
To Accelerate For Passing
Push 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
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
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.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 239
PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED
The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system provides visual
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
during a parking maneuver. Refer to “ParkSense® System Usage Precautions” in this section for limitations of
this system and recommendations.
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 12 in (30 cm) up to 79 in
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
ParkSense® will retain the last system state (enabled or ParkSense® Warning Display
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
changed to the ON/RUN position.
Sound and Display is selected from the Uconnect®
ParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever is in System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “UnderstandREVERSE. If ParkSense® is enabled at this shift lever ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
position, the system will remain active until the vehicle The ParkSense® Warning screen is located within the
speed is increased to approximately 7 mph (11 km/h) or Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). It provides
above. The system will become active again if the vehicle visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
6 mph (9 km/h).
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fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
ParkSense® Display
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
will turn ON indicating the system status.
Park Assist Ready
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Park Assist System Off
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
three solid arcs and will produce a one-half second tone.
As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the EVIC
display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will
change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
Slow Tone
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Fast Tone
Continuous Tone
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:
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 243
Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Arcs
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
None
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense®
WARNING ALERTS
79-39 in
39-25 in
(200-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single 1/2Slow
Second Tone
3 Solid
3 Slow
(Continuous)
Flashing
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
2 Slow
Flashing
1 Slow
Flashing
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE
and the system is disabled, the EVIC will display the
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE.
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled using the
Uconnect® System. The available choices are: Off, Sound
Only, or Sound and Display. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
When the ParkSense® button is pushed to disable the System
system, the EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYS- During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® Rear Park
TEM OFF” message for approximately five seconds. Assist system has detected a fault condition, the ElecRefer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will actuate a
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single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display
the “CLEAN PARK ASSIST”, “SERVICE PARK ASSIST”,
or “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the
system has detected a fault condition, the EVIC will
display the ⬙CLEAN PARK ASSIST⬙, ⬙SERVICE PARK
ASSIST⬙, OR ⬙SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM⬙ messages 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
NOTE:
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense® system operating properly.
If “CLEAN PARK ASSIST” appears in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sure the outer • Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of ParkSense®.
surface and the underside of the rear fascia/bumper is
clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other obstruc• When you turn ParkSense® off, the EVIC will display
tion and then cycle the ignition. If the message continues
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” Furthermore, once you
to appear see an authorized dealer.
turn ParkSense® off, it remains off until you turn it on
If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST” or “SERVICE PARK ASSIST
again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
SYSTEM” appears in the EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 245
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and ParkSense® is turned off, the EVIC will
display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for
as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care not to
scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be covered
with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris. Failure to do so
can result in the system not working properly. The
ParkSense® system might not detect an obstacle behind
the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false indication
that an obstacle is behind the fascia/bumper.
• Ensure the ParkSense® system is OFF if objects such as
bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc., are placed within
12 in (30 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper. Failure to
do so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message to be displayed in
the EVIC.
CAUTION!
• ParkSense® is only a parking aid and it is unable to
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using ParkSense®.
WARNING!
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using ParkSense®. Always check carefully
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• 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 an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The ParkView®
camera is located on the rear of the vehicle above the rear
License plate. The image will be displayed in the touchscreen display along with a caution note to “check entire
surroundings” across the top of the screen. After five
seconds this note will disappear.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the last selected touchscreen
appears again.
If your vehicle is equipped with the Camera Delay
feature and it is turned ON, the rear camera image will be
displayed for up to 10 seconds when the vehicle is shifted
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 247
out of REVERSE unless the forward vehicle speed exceeds 8 mph (13 km/h), the transmission is shifted into
⬙PARK⬙ or the vehicle’s ignition is cycled to the OFF
position.
Static grid lines will illustrate the width of the vehicle
while a dashed center-line will indicate the center of the
vehicle to assist with parking or aligning to a hitch/
receiver. The static grid lines will show separate zones
that will help indicate the distance to the rear of the
vehicle.
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
NOTE: The ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera has programmable modes of operation that may be selected
through the Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect®
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Different colored zones indicate the distance to the rear of
the vehicle.
The following table shows the approximate distances for
each zone:
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
3 ft or greater (1 m or greater)
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView® to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/her
shoulder when using ParkView®.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds
up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water,
and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
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 contains courtesy/reading lights,
storage for sunglasses, an interior observation mirror and
an optional power sunroof switch.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 249
courtesy lights also function as reading lights. Push in on
each lens to turn these lights on while inside the vehicle.
Push the lens a second time to turn each light off. You
may adjust the direction of these lights by pushing the
outside ring, which is identified with four directional
arrows.
Overhead Console
Courtesy/Reading Lights
The overhead console has two courtesy lights. The lights
turn on when a front door, a sliding door or the liftgate is
opened. If your vehicle is equipped with Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) the lights will also turn on when the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter is pushed. The
Courtesy/Reading Light
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Sunglasses Storage
Interior Observation Mirror
To access the storage compartment, push on the raised The convex interior observation mirror provides the
bars on the compartment door in the center of the console driver and front seat passenger a wide field of view to
and release and the door will swing downward.
conveniently view passengers sitting in the rear passenger seats. To use the interior observation mirror, push on
the raised bars on the compartment door and release (the
door will swing downward), then raise the door until it is
almost closed and release. The door will latch in position
to use the interior observation mirror.
NOTE: From the “observation mirror” position, the door
can only be closed.
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
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To return to the full open position, the door must first be Power Sunroof Switch — If Equipped
closed and then opened by pushing the latch again to Refer to “Power Sunroof” in “Understanding the Fearelease.
tures Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink® replaces up to three remote controls (handheld transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security
systems. The HomeLink® unit operates off your vehicle’s
battery.
Observation Mirror
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The HomeLink® buttons, located on either the overhead
console, headliner or sunvisor, designate the three different HomeLink® channels. The HomeLink® indicator is
located above the center button.
HomeLink® Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
HomeLink® Buttons/Overhead Consoles
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Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
NOTE:
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage • Erasing all channels should only be performed when
before you begin programming.
programming HomeLink® for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
For more efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that • If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink®
HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
system.
Programming A Rolling Code
To erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and push and hold the two outside HomeLink® For programming garage door openers that were manubuttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red factured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
indicator flashes.
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to
8 cm) away from the HomeLink® button you wish to
program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator
light in view.
3. Push and hold the HomeLink® button you want to
program while you push and hold the hand-held
transmitter button.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
1. Place the ignition in the ON/RUN position.
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the indicator light changes
from slow to rapid.
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.
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Firmly push 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.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
(Rolling Code)
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next 1.
step after the LEARN button has been pushed.
2.
6. Return to the vehicle and push the programmed
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two
seconds each time). If the garage door opener/device
3.
activates, programming is complete.
Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
Push and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
not release the button.
Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all remaining
steps.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not activate, push the button a third time (for two seconds) to
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
complete the training.
To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT before 1995.
erase the channels.
1. Place the ignition in the ON/RUN position.
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to
8 cm) away from the HomeLink® button you wish to
program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator
light in view.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
5. Push and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
and observe the indicator light.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device should
activate when the HomeLink® button is pushed.
ming A Non-Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all
remaining steps.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
3. Push and hold the Homelink® button you want to (Non-Rolling Code)
program while you push and hold the hand-held To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
transmitter button.
follow these steps:
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indi- 1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
cator light. The Homelink® indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the 2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Renot release the button.
lease both buttons after the indicator light changes
from slow to rapid.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program-
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to
8 cm) away from the HomeLink® button you wish to
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
light in view.
several seconds of transmission.
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sig- 3. Continue to push and hold the HomeLink® button,
while you push and release (“cycle”) your hand-held
nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transtransmitter every two seconds until HomeLink® has
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indito pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
cator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
fully trained.
time-out in the same manner.
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling 4. Watch for the HomeLink® indicator to change flash
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage
door or gate motor.
door may open and close while you are programming.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
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5. Push and hold the programmed HomeLink® button 2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
and observe the indicator light.
not release the button.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device should 3. Without releasing the button proceed with
activate when the HomeLink® button is pushed.
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” step 2 and
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons,
follow all remaining steps.
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
Using HomeLink®
erase the channels.
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for To operate, push and release the programmed
HomeLink® button. Activation will now occur for the
programming, plug it back in at this time.
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operaReprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office light(Canadian/Gate Operator)
ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, also be used at any time.
follow these steps:
Security
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
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To do this, push and hold the two outside buttons for 20
seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be erased.
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
here are some of the most common solutions:
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
• Push 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
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.
• 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 HomeLink.com for safety
information or assistance.
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General Information
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following visors on the overhead console.
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with FCC
and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
Power Sunroof Switch
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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.
(Continued)
Opening Sunroof — Express
Push the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second. The sunroof and sunshade will open automatically from any position. The sunroof and sunshade will
open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express
Open”. During Express Open operation, any movement
of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, push and hold the switch rearward
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
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movement. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a Sunroof Fully Closed
partially opened condition until the switch is pushed and Push the switch forward and release to ensure that the
held rearward again.
sunroof is fully closed.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Pinch Protect Feature
Push 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.
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, push the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
Venting Sunroof — Express
To close the sunroof, push 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.
Push 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.
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Sunshade Operation
Sunroof Maintenance
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens. the glass panel.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is Ignition Off Operation
open.
The power sunroof switch will remain active for up to
approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch is
Wind Buffeting
turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
will cancel this feature.
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the NOTE: Ignition Off time is programmable through the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings/
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occur- Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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.
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This power outlet will also operate a conventional cigar
A 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlet is located in the center lighter unit. To preserve the heating element, do not
console below the radio. The power outlet has power hold the lighter in the heating position.
available when the ignition in the ON/RUN or ACC A second 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlet is located inside
position.
the center console storage area. Power is available with
the ignition is in the ON/RUN, ACC or LOCK position.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
Front 12 Volt Power Outlet
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Center Console 12 Volt Power Outlet
Rear Seat 12 Volt Power Outlet
A third fused 12 Volt power outlet is located on the back
of the center console. This power outlet has power
available when the ignition is in the LOCK, ON or ACC
position.
A fourth fused 12 Volt power outlet is located on the left
quarter trim panel in the cargo area. This power outlet
has power available when the ignition is in the ON or
ACC position.
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CAUTION!
Rear Cargo Area Power Outlet
NOTE: To ensure proper operation a MOPAR® knob
and element must be used.
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power
rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system
will need to be replaced.
• The power outlet on the bottom of the center
console shares the fuse with the power outlet on
the back of the console. The combined usage must
not exceed 160 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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WARNING!
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 Fuses
1 — F103 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Console Bin & Power Outlet
Console Rear
2 — F102 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel & Power
Outlet Left Rear Cargo Area
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug.
(Continued)
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a 115 Volt AC (150
Watt maximum) power outlet located on the back of the
center console. This outlet can power mobile 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.
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may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter
manually press the power inverter button OFF and ON.
To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings
on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
NOTE: Due to built-in overload protection, the power
outlet will shut down if the 115 Volt AC (150 Watt
maximum) power rating is exceeded.
WARNING!
Power Inverter
The power inverter is designed with built-in overload
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded,
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating
exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not use a three-prong adaptor.
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
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Power Inverter Operation
CUPHOLDERS
The power inverter is turned on and off using the There are two cupholders, located in the center floor
Uconnect® System.
console, for the front passengers.
Vehicles Equipped With Uconnect® 4.3
To turn the power inverter on or off perform the following:
1. Press the “More” button on the faceplate (located next
to the Uconnect® display).
2. Press the “Outlet” button on the touchscreen (located
on the Uconnect® display) to turn the power inverter
On or Off.
Vehicles Equipped With Uconnect® 8.4 And 8.4 Nav
To enable or disable the power inverter perform the
following:
1. Press the “Controls” button on the touchscreen.
2. Press the “Outlet” button on the touchscreen to turn
the power inverter On or Off.
Floor Console Cupholders
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For passengers in the second row there are two cuphold- For vehicles equipped with third row seating, there are
ers, located in the center armrest between the two seats. additional cupholders located in the trim panels.
When the armrest is folded flat the cupholders are in the In addition to cupholders, vehicles may also be equipped
back of the Head Restraint. The Head Restraint can be with bottle holders. The bottle holders are located on the
adjusted to better position the cupholders.
door trim panels.
Armrest Cupholders
Door Bottle Holder
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WARNING!
If containers of hot liquid are placed in the bottle
holder, they can spill when the door is closed, burning the occupants. Be careful when closing the doors
to avoid injury.
STORAGE
Glove Compartment
The glove compartment is located on the passenger side
of the instrument panel. Pull on the release handle to
open the glove compartment.
Glove Compartment
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Floor Console Storage
Center Console Storage
An open storage area, or cubby bin, is located in the floor There is a storage tray and storage compartment located
console.
under the center console armrest.
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Floor Console Cubby Bin
Center Console
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Pull upward on the release handle, located on the front of
the lid, to gain access to the storage tray and storage
compartment.
Center Console Storage Compartment
WARNING!
Center Console Storage Tray
The storage tray can be slid forward and rearward or
removed to access the center console storage compartment.
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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Sliding Armrest
WARNING!
The center console armrest can also be slid rearward for
easy access to the storage area.
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.
Flip ’n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat Storage — If
Equipped
The seat latch release-loop is located in the center of the
seat cushion between the seat cushion and the seatback.
Pull the loop upward to release the latch and then
forward to open the seat to the detent position.
Sliding Armrest
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WARNING!
Be certain that the seat cushion is locked securely
into position before using the seat. Otherwise, the
seat will not provide the proper stability for passengers. An improperly latched seat cushion could cause
serious injury.
Second-Row Passenger Seat Temporary Storage
Bin
Front Passenger Seat Storage Compartment
NOTE: Make sure that objects inside the bin do not
interfere with the latch before closing the seat. Push the
seat cushion downward after closing it to make sure it
latches to the base.
This is a temporary storage bin designed for use when
the seatback/armrest is down. Be sure to remove all
items from this bin before raising the seatback/armrest.
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Second-Row Map Pocket And Grocery Retainers —
If Equipped
In-Floor Storage Bin With Removable Liner
NOTE: Position the front seat to at least a mid-track
A map storage pocket and grocery retainers are located position to provide easier access to the storage bin.
on the back of the drivers seatback.
An in-floor storage bin is located behind each front seat.
Each 1.6 gal (5.9L) bin can hold up to 12, 12 oz (0.35L)
cans, plus ice, or other items. The removable bin liner
allows for easy filling, emptying, and cleaning.
Seat Storage And Grocery Retainers
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To access the bin, position the floor mat aside (if The liner can be removed for easy cleaning.
equipped). Pull the door latch release-loop upward to
release the latch and then forward to open the bin door.
Removable Liner
In-Floor Storage
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CARGO AREA FEATURES
Rechargeable Flashlight — If Equipped
The rechargeable LED flashlight stores in its charging
station in the left rear quarter trim panel. To remove it,
push on the indent on the side of the flashlight and
release.
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Rechargeable Flashlight
To operate the flashlight, push the switch once for high,
twice for low, and a third time to return to off.
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Cargo Management System
Five Passenger System Features
• A raised load floor that sits on top of a large built-in
storage bin.
• A tri-fold door built into the load floor that allows easy
access to items in the built-in storage bin.
• 60/40 split second-row passenger seats with fold flat
feature, which allows for extended cargo space. Refer
to “Seats” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Three-Push Switch
NOTE: Be sure to return the flashlight to its charging
station when not in use to ensure it is ready for operation
the next time you need it.
• An optional front passenger seat with fold flat feature,
which extends cargo space even further. Refer to
“Seats” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Cargo tie-downs.
• A retractable cargo area cover (if equipped).
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Seven Passenger System Features
• A large built-in storage bin with a hinged hardcover
located in the floor behind the third-row passenger
seats.
• 60/40 split second-row passenger seats with fold flat
feature, which allows for extended cargo space. Refer
to “Seats” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Cargo Tie-Downs
WARNING!
Cargo tie-downs are not safe anchors for a child seat
tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision, a tie-down
could pull loose and allow the child seat to come
loose. A child could be badly injured. Use only the
anchors provided for child seat tethers.
• 50/50 split third-row passenger seats with fold flat Cargo tie-downs are located on both rear trim panels.
feature, which allows for extended cargo space. Refer These tie-downs should be used to secure loads safely
to “Seats” in “Understanding The Features Of Your when the vehicle is moving.
Vehicle” for further information.
• An optional front passenger seat with fold flat feature,
which extends cargo space even further. Refer to
“Seats” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Cargo tie-downs.
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WARNING! (Continued)
handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for loading your
vehicle:
• Do not carry loads that exceed the load limits described on the label attached to the left door or left
door center pillar.
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight
over or behind the rear axle can cause the vehicle to
sway.
Cargo Tie-Downs
WARNING!
The weight and position of cargo and passengers can
change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle
(Continued)
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of the
seatback. This could impair visibility or become a
dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or collision.
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• To help protect against personal injury, passengers should
not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear cargo space
is intended for load carrying purposes only, not for
passengers, who should sit in seats and use seat belts.
Retractable Cargo Area Cover (If Equipped) — Five
Passenger Models
To install the cover, position it in the vehicle so that the
flat side of the housing faces upward. Then, insert either
the left or the right spring-loaded post (located on the
ends of the cover housing) into the left attachment point
or the right attachment point (shown).
NOTE: The purpose of this cover is for privacy, not to
secure loads. It will not prevent cargo from shifting or
protect passengers from loose cargo.
The removable retractable cargo area cover mounts in the
cargo area behind the top of the rear seats.
The cover, when extended, covers the cargo area to keep
items out of sight. Notches in the trim panels near the
liftgate opening secure the extended cover in place.
The cover rolls away neatly inside its housing when not
in use. You can also remove the cover from the vehicle to
make more room in the cargo area.
Installing Retractable Cargo Area Cover
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Insert the spring-loaded post on the opposite end of the
cover housing into the attachment point on the opposite
side of the vehicle.
Grab the cover handle and pull it toward you. As the
cover nears the liftgate opening, guide the rear attachment posts (on both ends of the cover) into the notches in
the trim panels. Lower the cover to position the posts into
the bottom of the notches and release the handle.
Positioning Retractable Cargo Area Cover
WARNING!
A cargo cover that is unsecured in the vehicle could
cause injury in a collision. It could become airborne
during a sudden stop and strike someone inside the
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WARNING! (Continued)
vehicle. Do not store the cargo cover on the cargo
floor or in the passenger compartment. Remove the
cover from the vehicle when taken from its mounting. Do not store it in the vehicle.
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
The rear window wiper/washer control is located on the
left side of the steering column.
Rear Wiper/Washer
Rotate the switch upward to the first detent
position for rear wiper operation.
Rotate the switch upward past the first detent
position to activate the rear washer. The washer
pump will continue to operate as long as the
switch is held. Upon release, the wiper will cycle three
times before returning to the set position.
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CAUTION!
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
to the LOCK position, the wiper will automatically return
to the “Park” position. When the vehicle is restarted, the
wiper will resume function at whichever position the
switch is set at.
• Turn the rear wiper off when driving through an
automatic car wash. Damage to the rear wiper may
result if the rear wiper switch is left in the ON
position.
• In cold weather, always turn off the rear wiper
switch and allow the rear wiper to return to the
park position before turning off the engine. If the
rear wiper switch is left on and the rear wiper
freezes to the window, damage to the rear wiper
motor may occur when the vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the rear wiper blade from returning to the park
position. If the rear wiper control is turned off and
the blade cannot return to the park position, damage to the rear wiper motor may occur.
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Rear Window Defroster
CAUTION! (Continued)
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control panel. Push 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.
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
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
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The roof rack cross rails and side rails are designed to
carry cargo weight. The load must not exceed 150 lbs
(68 kg), and it should be distributed uniformly over the
cross rails. In addition, the roof rack does not increase the
total load carrying capacity of the vehicle. Be sure the
total load of cargo inside the vehicle plus that on the roof
rack does not exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity.
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NOTE: The roof rack side rails on your vehicle are NOT
designed to carry a load without the addition of crossbars.
Metal crossbars are offered by MOPAR® accessories to
provide a functional roof rack system. See your authorized dealer.
To Move The Crossbars
1. Loosen the knobs on top of each crossbar approximately six turns to disengage the clamp tooth from the
side rail.
Crossbar Knobs
2. Relocate the crossbars, aligning the crossbar stanchions
(end pieces) with one of the vertical marks on the
outboard surface of the side rail for proper positioning.
There are four frontward marks for the front crossbar
and four rearward marks for the rear crossbar. Make
sure the crossbars remain equally spaced or parallel at
any position for proper function.
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3. Tighten the knobs on each crossbar to lock it in
position. As you tighten the knob, make sure the
clamp tooth engages completely into the side rail slot.
4. Attempt to move the crossbar to ensure that it is
locked in position.
NOTE:
• To help control wind noise when installing the crossbars, make sure the arrows marked on the underside
of the crossbars face the front of the vehicle.
• To help reduce the amount of wind noise when the
crossbars are not in use, fasten the front crossbar in the
fourth position from the front and the rear crossbar in
the eighth position. The tie down holes on the crossbar
ends should always be used to tie down the load.
Check the straps frequently to be sure that the load
remains securely attached.
CAUTION!
• To prevent damage to the roof of your vehicle, DO
NOT carry any loads on the roof rack without the
crossbars installed. The load should be secured and
placed on top of the crossbars, not directly on the
roof. If it is necessary to place the load on the roof,
place a blanket or other protective layer between
the load and the roof surface.
• Crossbars should remain equally spaced or parallel
at any roof rack position for proper function. Noncompliance could result in damage to the roof rack,
cargo, and vehicle.
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of
150 lb (68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as
evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Long loads, which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, should be
secured to both the front and rear of the vehicle.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully
when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof
rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby
truck traffic, can add sudden upward loads. This is
especially true on large flat loads and may result in
damage to the cargo or your vehicle.
WARNING!
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack
cautions when carrying cargo on your roof rack.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .294
▫ Oil Change Due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
▫ Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .296
▫ Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
▫ Trip Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
▫ EVIC White Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
▫ EVIC Amber Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
▫ EVIC Red Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
▫ Tire PSI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
▫ Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features) . .318
▫ Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
▫ Turn Menu OFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
䡵 Uconnect® SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
▫ Buttons On The Faceplate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
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▫ Buttons On The Touchscreen. . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
▫ Play A DVD Using The Touchscreen Radio . . .350
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
Uconnect® 4.3 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
▫ VES™ Remote Control — If Equipped . . . . . . .351
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
Uconnect® System 8.4 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . .332
䡵 Uconnect® MULTIMEDIA — VIDEO
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES™) — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
▫ Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
▫ Single Video Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
▫ Play Video Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347
▫ Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2 While A
Video Is Playing On Channel 1 . . . . . . . . . . . .348
▫ Remote Control Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353
▫ Locking The Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
▫ Replacing The Remote Control Batteries. . . . . .354
▫ VES™ Headphones Operation . . . . . . . . . . . .355
▫ Replacing The Headphone Batteries. . . . . . . . .356
▫ Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
▫ Unwired® Stereo Headphone Lifetime Limited
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
▫ System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
▫ Important Notes For Single Video Screen
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . . .367
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
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▫ Right-Hand Switch Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
▫ Left-Hand Switch Functions For Radio
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
▫ Left-Hand Switch Functions For Media (i.e., CD)
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .369
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .369
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
▫ Manual Three Zone Climate Controls With
Touchscreen — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
▫ Rear Manual Temperature Control (MTC) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
▫ Automatic Three Zone Temperature Control (ATC)
With Touchscreen — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .383
▫ Rear Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
5
— Side Window Demist Outlet
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Uconnect® System
— Glove Compartment
6 — Switch Bank
7 — Uconnect® Hard Controls
8 — SD Memory Card Slot
9 — Power Outlet
10 — CD/DVD Slot
11 — Engine Start/Stop Button
12 — Hood Release Lever
13 — Dimmer Controls
14 — Headlight Switch
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Tachometer
3. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD II, that
This gauge measures engine revolutions per minute
monitors engine and automatic transmission con(RPM x 1000). Before the pointer reaches the red area,
trol
systems.
The light will illuminate when the key is in
ease up on the accelerator to prevent engine damage.
the ON/RUN position, before engine start. If the bulb
2. Air Bag Warning Light
does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap,
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after
during starting, stays on, or turns on while engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for not require towing.
further information.
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CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or
others.
4. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
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.
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.
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5. Turn Signal Indicators
8. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display /
Odometer Display
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn
signal when the turn signal lever is operated. Odometer Display The odometer display shows the total
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle distance the vehicle has been driven.
is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal
on, a continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the
signals off. If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check
for a defective outside light bulb.
6. High Beam Indicator
This indicator shows that the high beam headlights are on. Push the multifunction lever forward to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull
toward yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
7. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front
fog lights are on.
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was
before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to
make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
must be reset at zero.
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has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) feadetermine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
tires.)
instrument cluster. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in this section for further As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
information.
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
9. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
This indicator will illuminate when the park Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
lights or headlights are turned on.
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
10. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
Equipped
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
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
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display:
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maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS to continue to function properly.
low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
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
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 an authorized dealership to have your
sensor function checked.
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11. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
the driver or front passenger’s seat belt is unbuckled, a
chime will sound. After the bulb check or when driving,
if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt
Reminder Light will illuminate and the chime will sound.
Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
12. Brake Warning Light
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
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NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is neces- unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
sary.
inspected by an authorized dealer.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
13. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
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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 not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
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.
14. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
15. Fuel Door Reminder
16. Fuel Gauge
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
17. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
This light will flash at a fast rate for approximately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
until the vehicle is disarmed.
18. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperaThe arrow in this symbol is a reminder that the ture when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
Fuel Filler Door is located on the left side of the
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
vehicle.
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
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.
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This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful
information by pushing the switches mounted on the
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following:
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the • Radio Info
instrument cluster.
• Fuel Economy
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
• Vehicle Speed
• Trip Info
• Tire Pressure
• Vehicle Information
• Warning Message Displays
• Turn Menu OFF
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
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The system allows the driver to select information by • UP Arrow Button
pushing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Push and release the UP button to scroll upwheel:
ward through the main menus and submenus.
• DOWN Arrow Button
Push and release the DOWN button to scroll
downward through the main menus and
submenus.
• RIGHT Arrow Button
EVIC Controls
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button for
access to main menus or submenus. Push and
hold the RIGHT arrow button for two seconds
to reset features.
• BACK Button
Push and release the BACK button to scroll
back to a previous menu.
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seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
The EVIC display consists of three sections:
reviewed from the ⬙Messages⬙ main menu item. As long
1. The top line where compass direction, odometer line as there is a stored message, an ⬙i⬙ will be displayed in the
and outside temperature are displayed.
EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
2. The main display area where the menus and pop up message type are ⬙Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out⬙
and ⬙Low Tire Pressure.⬙
messages are displayed.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
3. The reconfigurable telltales section below the odometer line.
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:
• Five Second Stored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for five
• Unstored Messages
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).
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
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is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are • Remote Start aborted — Fuel low
⬙Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar⬙ and ⬙Push Brake
• Remote Start disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset
Pedal and Push Button to Start.⬙
• Remote Start active — Push Start Button
• Five Second Unstored Messages
• Vehicle Not in Park
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for five • Key Left Vehicle
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Ex• Key Not Detected
amples of this message type are ⬙Memory System Unavailable - Not in Park⬙ and ⬙Automatic High Beams On.⬙ • Push Brake Pedal and Push Button to Start
The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the • Service Keyless System
white telltales area on the right, amber telltales in the
• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime if
middle, and red telltales on the left.
the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile [1.6 km] with
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
either turn signal on)
the following messages:
• Lamp Out (with vehicle graphic showing which of the
• Remote Start aborted — Door ajar
4 turn signals is/are out)
• Remote Start aborted — Hood ajar
• Key Battery Low (with a single chime)
• Remote Start aborted — L/Gate ajar
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• Left/Right Front Door Ajar (one or more doors open, • Check Gascap (refer to “Adding Fuel” in “Starting
And Operating”)
with a single chime if speed is above 1 mph [1.6 km/ h])
• Low Washer Fluid (with a single chime)
• Oil Change Due (with a single chime)
• Low Tire Pressure (with a single chime). Refer to EVIC White Indicators
information on “Tire Pressure” and “Tire Pressure This area will show reconfigurable white caution tellMonitor” in “Starting And Operating”
tales. These telltales include:
• Service TPM System (with a single chime). Refer to • Shift Lever Status
information on “Tire Pressure Monitor” in “Starting
The shift lever status “P,R,N,D,L,5,4,3,2,1” are displayed
And Operating”
indicating the shift lever position. Telltales “5,4,3,2,1”
• Channel # Transmit
indicate the Autostick™ feature has been engaged and
the gear selected is displayed. Refer to “AutoStick” in
• Channel # Training
“Starting And Operating” for further information.
• Channel # Trained
• Clearing Channels
• Channels Cleared
• Did Not Train
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• Electronic Speed Control ON
EVIC Amber Indicators
This light will turn on when the electronic speed This area will show reconfigurable amber caution tellcontrol is ON. Refer to “Electronic Speed Con- tales. These telltales include:
trol” in “Understanding The Features Of Your • Low Fuel Light
Vehicle” for further information.
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
• Electronic Speed Control SET
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
This light will turn on when the electronic fuel is added.
speed control is SET. Refer to “Electronic Speed • Loose Gascap Indicator
Control” in “Understanding The Features Of
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
Your Vehicle” for further information.
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
will display in the telltale display area. Tighten
the fuel filler cap properly and push and release the
RIGHT arrow button to turn off the message. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
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A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap EVIC Red Indicators
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
telltales include:
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
This light will turn on to indicate the wind- • Door Ajar
shield washer fluid is low.
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
more doors may be ajar.
• Electronic Stability Control OFF (ESC OFF) Indicator Light
NOTE: If the vehicle is moving there will also be a single
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Con- chime.
trol system (ESC) has been turned off by the • Liftgate Ajar
driver.
This indicator will turn when the liftgate is ajar.
NOTE: If the vehicle is moving there will also be a single
chime.
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• Oil Pressure Warning Light
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authoThis light indicates low engine oil pressure. If the
rized dealer.
light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off
the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound for If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
four minutes 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
light will come on when the ignition is first
• Charging System Light
turned to ON/RUN and remain on briefly as a
This light shows the status of the electrical chargbulb check. If the light does not come on during starting,
ing system. The light should come on when the
have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
ignition switch is first turned ON/RUN and remain on
briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
the charging system light remains on, it means that the 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.
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 more information.
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that the transmission fluid
temperature is running hot. This may occur
with severe usage, such as trailer towing. If this
light 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.
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. As temperatures rise and the gauge approaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a 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 turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
• Transmission Temperature Warning Light
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
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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.
Oil Change Due
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Due” message will
appear in the EVIC and display for 5 seconds after a
single chime has sounded to indicate the next scheduled
oil change interval. The engine oil change indicator
system is duty cycle based, which means the engine oil
change interval may fluctuate dependent upon your
personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position. To
turn off the message temporarily, push and release the
UP arrow button. To reset the oil change indicator system
(after performing the scheduled maintenance), perform
the following procedure:
1. Without pushing the brake pedal, push and release the
ENGINE START/STOP button and cycle the ignition
to the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Without pushing the brake pedal, push and release the
ENGINE START/STOP button once to return the
ignition to the OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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Fuel Economy
Push and release the UP or DOWN button until “Fuel
Economy” displays highlighted in the EVIC and push the
SELECT button. The following Fuel Economy functions
will display in the EVIC:
• Average Fuel Economy
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• Distance To Empty (DTE)
• Instantaneous Fuel Economy (MPG or L/100 km)
Average Fuel Economy
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
history information will be erased, and the averaging will
continue from the last fuel average reading before the
reset.
Fuel Economy
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Distance To Empty (DTE)
Vehicle Speed
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the RIGHT arrow
button.
Push and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
Speed” displays highlighted in the EVIC. Push the SELECT button to display the current speed in mph or
km/h. Pushing the SELECT button a second time will
toggle the unit of measure between mph or km/h.
NOTE: Changing the unit of measure in the Vehicle
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle Speed menu will not change the unit of measure in the
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of EVIC.
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
Trip Info
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km) Push and release the UP or DOWN button until “Trip
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change Info” displays highlighted in the EVIC and push the
to a “LOW FUEL” message. This display will continue SELECT button. Pushing the SELECT button with ⬙Trip
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant Info⬙ highlighted will cause the EVIC display to show
amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the “LOW Trip A, Trip B, and Elapsed Time all in one display. If you
FUEL” message and a new DTE value will display.
want to reset one of the three functions you use the UP or
DOWN buttons to highlight (select) the feature that you
want to reset. Pushing the SELECT button will cause the
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selected feature to reset individually. The three features Elapsed Time
can only be reset individually. The following Trip func- Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset.
tions display in the EVIC:
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition is in the
ON/RUN position.
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Elapsed Time
To Reset The Display
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being
displayed. Push and release the SELECT button once to
The Trip Functions mode displays the following informa- clear the resettable function.
tion:
Tire PSI
Trip A
Push and release the UP or DOWN button until “Tire
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last PSI:” displays highlighted in the EVIC. Push and release
reset.
the SELECT button to view a graphic of the vehicle with
a tire pressure value at each corner of the graphic.
Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
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Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
• Engine Hours
Push and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle Displays the number of hours of engine operation.
Info” displays in the EVIC and push the SELECT button.
Messages
Push the UP and DOWN button to scroll through the
Push and release the UP or DOWN button until “Mesavailable information displays.
sages: XX” displays highlighted in the EVIC. If there is
• Coolant Temp
more than one message, pushing the SELECT button will
Displays the actual coolant temperature.
display a stored warning message. Push and release the
UP and DOWN buttons if there is more than one message
• Oil Temperature
to step through the remaining stored messages. If there
Displays the actual oil temperature.
are no message, pushing the SELECT button will do
nothing.
• Oil Pressure
Displays the actual oil pressure.
Turn Menu OFF
• Trans Temperature
Select from Main Menu using the DOWN button. Pushing the SELECT button blanks the menu display. Pushing
any one of the four steering wheel buttons brings the
menu back.
Displays the actual transmission temperature.
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Uconnect® SETTINGS
The Uconnect® system uses a combination of buttons on
the touchscreen and buttons on the faceplate located on
the center of the instrument panel that allows you to
access and change the customer programmable features.
Buttons On The Faceplate
Buttons on the faceplate are located on the left and right
side of the Uconnect® 4.3 screen. 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), push the center of the control knob
one or more times to select or change a setting (i.e., ON,
OFF).
Buttons On The Touchscreen
Buttons on the touchscreen are accessible on the
Uconnect® Touchscreen.
CAUTION!
Do not attach any object to touchscreen, doing so can
result in damage to the touchscreen.
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
4.3 Settings
In this mode the Uconnect® system allows you to access
programmable features that may be equipped such as
Display, Clock, Safety & Driving Assistance, Lights,
Doors & Locks, Heated Seats, Engine Off Operation,
Compass Settings, Audio and Phone/Bluetooth® Setup
through buttons on the faceplate and touchscreen.
NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
time.
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1 — Uconnect® 4.3 Settings Buttons On The Faceplate
Push the SETTINGS button on the faceplate to access the
Settings screen, use the “Page Up” / “Page Down”
buttons on the touchscreen to scroll through the following settings. Press the desired setting button on the
touchscreen to change the setting using the description
shown on the following pages for each setting.
Uconnect® 4.3 Buttons On The Touchscreen
Display
• Brightness
Press the “Brightness” button on the touchscreen to
change this display. When in this display, you may select
display brightness with the headlights on and the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and “–”
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setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any
point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
touchscreen. Then press the back arrow button on the
touchscreen.
• Mode
Press the “Mode” button on the touchscreen to change
this display. When in this display, you may select one of
the auto display settings. To change Mode status press
the “Day,” “Night” or “Auto” button on the touchscreen,
then by press the back arrow button on the touchscreen.
• Language
Press the “Language” button on the touchscreen to
change this display. 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). Press the “English,” “French” (Français) or
“Spanish” (Español) button on the touchscreen to select
the language preferred. Then press the back arrow button
on the touchscreen. As you continue, the information will
display in the selected language.
• Units
Press the “Units” button on the touchscreen to change
this display. When in this display, you may switch the
EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if equipped)
between US and Metric units of measure. Press “US” or
“Metric” then press the back arrow button on the touchscreen. As you continue, the information will display in
the selected units of measure.
• Voice Response
Press the “Voice Response” button on the touchscreen to
change the Voice Response Length settings. To change the
Voice Response Length, press and release the “Brief” or
“Long” button on the touchscreen. Then press the back
arrow button on the touchscreen.
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• Touchscreen Beep
• Show Time Status
Press the “Touchscreen Beep” button on the touchscreen
to turn on or shut off the sound heard when a button on
the touchscreen is pressed. To change the Touchscreen
Beep setting press and release the “ON” or “OFF” button
on the touchscreen, then press the back arrow button on
the touchscreen.
Press the “Show Time Status” button on the touchscreen
to change this display. When in this display, you may
turn on or shut off the digital clock in the status bar. To
change the Show Time Status setting, press and release
the “ON” or “OFF” button on the touchscreen. Then
press the back arrow button on the touchscreen.
Clock
• Sync Time — If Equipped
• Set Time
Press the “Sync Time” button on the touchscreen to
change this display. When in this display, you may have
the radio set the time automatically. To change the Sync
Time setting, press and release the “ON” or “OFF” button
on the touchscreen. Then press the back arrow button on
the touchscreen.
Press the “Set Time” button on the touchscreen to change
this display. When in this display, you may select the time
display settings. To make your selection, press the “Set
Time” button on the touchscreen, adjust the hours and
minutes using the up and down buttons on the touchscreen, select AM or PM, select 12 hr or 24 hr. Then press
the back arrow button on the touchscreen when all
selections are complete.
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Brake Control System” in “Starting And Operating” for
system function and operating information. To make
• Park Assist
your selection, press the “Hill Start Assist” button on the
Press the “Park Assist” button on the touchscreen to touchscreen and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then press the
change this display. The Rear Park Assist system will back arrow button on the touchscreen.
scan for objects behind the vehicle when the transmission
shift lever is in REVERSE and the vehicle speed is less Lights
than 11 mph (18 km/h). The system can be enabled with • Illuminated Approach
Sound Only, Sound and Display, or turned OFF. To
Press the “Illuminated Approach” button on the touchchange the Park Assist status, press and release the
screen to change this display. When this feature is se“OFF,” “Sound Only” or “Sounds and Display” button
lected, the headlights will activate and remain on for 0,
on the touchscreen. Then press the back arrow button on
30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors are unlocked with
the touchscreen. Refer to “ParkSense® Rear Park Assist”
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To change
in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for
the Illuminated Approach status, press the “0,” “30,”
system function and operating information.
“60” or “90” button on the touchscreen. Then press the
• Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
back arrow button on the touchscreen.
Safety & Driving Assistance
Press the “Hill Start Assist” button on the touchscreen to
change this display. When this feature is selected, the Hill
Start Assist (HSA) system is active. Refer to “Electronic
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• Headlights With Wipers
touchscreen. Refer to “Automatic Headlights — If
Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Press the “Headlights With Wipers” button on the touchVehicle” for further information.
screen to change this display. When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is in the AUTO position, • Daytime Running Lights — If Available
the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds Press the “Daytime Running Lights” button on the touchafter the wipers are turned on. The headlights will also screen to change this display. When this feature is selected,
turn off when the wipers are turned off if they were the headlights will turn on whenever the engine is running.
turned on by this feature. To make your selection, press To make your selection, press the “Daytime Running Lights”
the “Headlights With Wipers” button on the touchscreen button on the touchscreen and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then
and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then press the back arrow press the back arrow button on the touchscreen.
button on the touchscreen.
• Steering Directed Lights — If Equipped
• Auto High Beams
Press the “Steering Directed Lights” button on the touchPress the “Auto High Beams” button on the touchscreen screen to change this display. When this feature is seto change this display. When this feature is selected, the lected, the headlights turn relative to a change in direchigh beam headlights will deactivate automatically un- tion of the steering wheel. To make your selection, press
der certain conditions. To make your selection, press the the “Steering Directed Lights” button on the touchscreen
“Auto High Beams” button on the touchscreen and select and select “ON” or ‘OFF.” Then press the back arrow
“ON” or “OFF.” Then press the back arrow button on the button on the touchscreen.
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• Flash Lamps With Lock
selection, press the “Auto Unlock On Exit” button on the
touchscreen and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then press the
Press the “Flash Lamps With Lock” button on the touchback arrow button on the touchscreen.
screen to change this display. When this feature is selected, the exterior lights will flash when the doors are • Auto Lock
locked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. When this feature is selected, all doors will lock autoThis feature may be selected with or without the sound matically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
horn on lock feature selected. To make your selection, (24 km/h). To make your selection, press the “Auto
press the “Flash Lamps With Lock” button on the touch- Lock” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
screen and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then press the back appears next to setting, indicating that the setting has
arrow button on the touchscreen.
been selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchDoors & Locks
screen to return to the previous menu.
• Auto Unlock On Exit
• Flash Lamps With Lock
Press the “Auto Unlock On Exit” button on the touchscreen to change this display. 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
Press the “Flash Lamps With Lock” button on the touchscreen to change this display. When this feature is selected, the exterior lamps will flash when the doors are
locked or unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. To make your selection, press the “Flash
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Lights With Lock” button on the touchscreen and select your selection, press the “Sounds Horn With Lock” button
“ON” or “OFF.” Then press the back arrow button on the on the touchscreen and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then press
the back arrow button on the touchscreen.
touchscreen.
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
• Remote Door Unlock Order
Press the “Remote Door Unlock Order” button on the
touchscreen to change this display. When Unlock Driver
Door Only On 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s door
will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Unlock
Driver Door Only On 1st Press is selected, you must press
the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
passenger’s doors. When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press
• Sounds Horn With Lock
is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press
Press the “Sounds Horn With Lock” button on the touch- of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button.
screen to change this display. When this feature is selected,
the horn will chirp when the doors are locked or unlocked
with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make
Press the “Sound Horn With Remote Start” button on the
touchscreen to change this display. When this feature is
selected, the horn will sound when the remote start is
activated. To make your selection, press the “Sound Horn
With Remote Start” button on the touchscreen and select
“ON” or “OFF.” Then press the back arrow button on the
touchscreen.
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NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ (Passive Entry) and the EVIC is programmed to
Unlock All Doors On 1st Press, all doors will unlock no
matter which Passive Entry equipped door handle is
grasped. If Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press is
programmed, only the driver’s door will unlock when
the driver’s door is grasped. With Passive Entry, if
Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press is programmed,
pressing the handle more than once will only result in the
driver’s door opening. If Unlock Driver Door Only On
1st Press is selected, once the driver door is opened, the
interior door lock/unlock switch can be used to unlock
all the doors (or use the RKE transmitter).
• Passive Entry (Keyless Enter-N-Go™)
Press the “Passive Entry” button on the touchscreen to
change this display. 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 the “Passive Entry” button on the touchscreen and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then press the back
arrow button on the touchscreen. Refer to “Keyless
Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle”.
Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
• Auto On Heated Seats — If Equipped
Press the “Auto On Heated Seats” button on the touchscreen to change this display. When the temperatures are
below 40° F (4.4° C) the Driver’s heated seat will turn on.
To make your selection, press the “Auto On Heated
Seats” button on the touchscreen and select “ON” or
“OFF.” Then press the back arrow button on the touchscreen.
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Engine Off Options
• Headlight Off Delay
Press the “Headlight Off Delay” button on the touchscreen to change this display. When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to have the headlights
remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when exiting the
vehicle. To change the Headlight Off Delay status, press
the “0,” “30,” “60” or “90” button on the touchscreen.
Then press the back arrow button on the touchscreen.
Delay status, press the “0 seconds,” “45 seconds,” “5
minutes” or “10 minutes” button on the touchscreen.
Then press the back arrow button on the touchscreen.
Compass Settings
• Variance
Press the Variance button on the touchscreen to change
this display. Compass Variance is the difference between
Magnetic North and Geographic North. To compensate
for the differences, the variance should be set for the zone
• Engine Off Power Delay
where the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once
properly set, the compass will automatically compensate
Press the “Engine Off Power Delay” button on the
for the differences, and provide the most accurate comtouchscreen to change this display. When this feature is
pass heading.
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 Power
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NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of the
instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones, Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
• Calibration
Press the “Calibration” button on the touchscreen to
change this setting. This compass is self-calibrating,
which eliminates the need to manually reset the compass.
When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic
and the EVIC will display CAL until the compass is
calibrated. You may also calibrate the compass by pressing the “ON” button on the touchscreen and completing
one or more 360-degree turns (in an area free from large
metal or metallic objects) until the CAL indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass will now
function normally.
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and an
environment free from large metallic objects such as
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
etc.
Compass Variance Map
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Audio
• Speed Adjusted Volume
• Equalizer
Press the “Speed Adjusted Volume” button on the touchscreen to change this display. This feature increases or
decreases volume relative to vehicle speed. To change the
Speed Adjusted Volume, press the “OFF,” “1,” “2” or “3”
button on the touchscreen. Then press the back arrow
button on the touchscreen.
Press the “Equalizer” button on the touchscreen to
change this display. When in this display, you may adjust
the Bass, Mid and Treble settings. Adjust the settings with
the “+” and “–” setting buttons on the touchscreen or by
selecting any point on the scale between the “+” and “–”
buttons on the touchscreen. Then press the back arrow • Music Info Cleanup
button on the touchscreen.
This feature helps organize music files for optimized
NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your music navigation. To make your selection, press the
finger up or down to change the setting as well as press Music Info Cleanup button on the touchscreen, select
directly on the desired setting.
“ON” or “OFF” followed by pressing the back arrow
button on the touchscreen.
• Balance/Fade
• Surround Sound — If Equipped
Press the “Balance/Fade” button on the touchscreen to
change this display. When in this display, you may adjust Press the “Surround Sound” button on the touchscreen to
the Balance and Fade settings.
change this display. This feature provides simulated
surround sound mode. To make your selection, press the
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“Surround Sound” button on the touchscreen and select • Subscription Info
“ON” or “OFF.” Then press the back arrow button on the
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
touchscreen.
limited time subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio with
your radio. Following the expiration of the free services,
Phone/Bluetooth®
it will be necessary to access the information on the
• Paired Devices
Subscription Information screen to re-subscribe.
This feature shows which phones are paired to the
Phone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer Press the Subscription Info button on the touchscreen to
access the Subscription Information screen.
to the Uconnect® Supplement.
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
SIRIUS Setup
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
• Channel Skip
the screen or visit the provider online.
SIRIUS can be programmed to designate a group of NOTE: SIRIUS Travel Link is a separate subscription.
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
your selection, press the “Channel Skip” button on the
touchscreen, select the channels you would like to skip.
Then press the back arrow button on the touchscreen.
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Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
System 8.4 Settings
Once the setting is complete press the Back Arrow button
on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu or
press the “X” button on the touchscreen to close out of
the settings screen. Pressing the Up or Down Arrow
buttons on the touchscreen on the right side of the screen
will allow you to toggle up or down through the available settings.
Press the “More” button on the touchscreen, then press
the “Settings” button on the touchscreen to display the
menu setting screen. In this mode the Uconnect® system
allows you to access programmable features that may be
equipped such as Display, Clock, Safety/Assistance,
Lights, Doors & Locks, Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start, Display
Engine Off Operation, Compass Settings, Audio, Phone/
After pressing the Display button on the touchscreen the
Bluetooth® and SIRIUS Setup.
following settings will be available.
NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a • Display Mode
time.
When in this display you may select one of the auto
When making a selection, press the button on the touch- display settings. To change Mode status, press and rescreen to enter the desired mode. Once in the desired lease the “Day,” “Night” or “Auto” button on the touchmode, press and release the preferred setting until a screen. Then press the back arrow button on the touchcheck-mark appears next to the setting, showing that screen.
setting has been selected.
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• Display Brightness With Headlights ON
and the navigation system (if equipped). Press the “Set
Language” button on the touchscreen and then press the
desired language button on the touchscreen until a checkmark appears next to the language, showing that setting
has been selected. Press the back arrow button on the
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and
“–” setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any
point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
touchscreen. Then press the back arrow button on the
• Units
touchscreen.
• Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
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. Press “US” or
“Metric” until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Press the back arrow
button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and
“–” setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any
point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
touchscreen. Then press the back arrow button on the
• Voice Response Length
touchscreen.
• Set Language
When in this display, you may change the Voice Response Length settings. To change the Voice Response
When in this display, you may select one of three languages
Length, press the “Brief” or “Detailed” button on the
for all display nomenclature, including the trip functions
touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to the
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setting, showing that setting has been selected. Press the appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been
back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
to return to the previous menu.
previous menu.
• Touchscreen Beep
• Fuel Saver Display In Cluster — If Equipped
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
sound heard when a button on the touchscreen is
pressed. Press the “Touchscreen Beep” button on the
touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to the
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Press the
back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
previous menu.
The “ECO” message is located in the instrument cluster
display, this message can be turned on or off. To make
your selection, press the “Fuel Saver Display” button on
the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next to the
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Press the
back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
previous menu.
• Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster — If Equipped
Clock
When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions
will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a
designated turn within a programmed route. To make
your selection, press the “Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
Cluster” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
After pressing the Clock button on the touchscreen the
following settings will be available.
• Sync With GPS Time — If Equipped
When in this display, you may automatically have the
radio set the time. To change the Sync with GPS Time
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setting press the “Sync with GPS Time” button on the
touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to the
setting, indicating that the setting has been selected. Press
the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
previous menu.
down. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to
return to the previous menu or press the “X” button on
the touchscreen to close out of the settings screen.
• Set Time Hours
When in this display, you may select the time format
display setting. Press the “Time Format” button on the
touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to the 12hrs
or 24hrs setting, indicating that the setting has been
selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
to return to the previous menu.
• Time Format
When in this display, you may adjust the hours. The
“Sync with GPS Time” button on the touchscreen must be
unchecked. To make your selection press the “+” or “–”
buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the hours up or
down. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to • Show Time In Status Bar — If Equipped
return to the previous menu or press the “X” button on
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
the touchscreen to close out of the settings screen.
digital clock in the status bar. To change the Show Time
• Set Time Minutes
Status setting press the “Show Time in Status Bar” button
When in this display, you may adjust the minutes. The on the touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to
“Sync with GPS Time” button on the touchscreen must be setting, indicating that the setting has been selected. Press
unchecked. To make your selection press the “+” or “–” the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the minutes up or previous menu.
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Safety & Driving Assistance
After pressing the Safety / Assistance button on the
touchscreen the following settings will be available.
• Park Assist
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a
caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the
top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
disappear. The ParkView® camera is located on the rear
of the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your
selection, press the “ParkView® Backup Camera” button
on the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next to
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Press the
back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
previous menu.
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,
Sound and Display, or turned OFF. To change the Park
Assist status, press and release the “OFF,” “Sound Only” or
“Sounds and Display” button. Then press the back arrow
button on the touchscreen. Refer to “ParkSense® Rear Park • Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
Assist” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”
When this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist (HSA)
for system function and operating information.
system is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control
• ParkView® Backup Camera
System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear and operating information. To make your selection, press
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen the “Hill Start Assist” button on the touchscreen, until a
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check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting • Headlight Illumination On Approach
has been selected. Press the back arrow button on the
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors
are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
Lights
transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status,
After pressing the Lights button on the touchscreen the
press the “+” or “–” button on the touchscreen to select
following settings will be available.
your desired time interval. Press the back arrow button
• Headlights Off Delay
on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of
the amount of time the headlights remain on after the
engine is shut off. To change the Headlights Off Delay
setting, press the “Headlights Off Delay” button on the
touchscreen, and choose either 0 sec, 30 sec, 60 sec or 90
seconds. A check-mark appears next to setting indicating
that the setting has been selected. Press the back arrow
button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
menu, or push the back button on the faceplate.
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is in
the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned off
if they were turned on by this feature. To make your
selection, press the “Headlights With Wipers” button on the
touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Press the back arrow
button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
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• Auto Dim High Beams — If Equipped
• Steering Directed Headlights — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, press the “Auto High Beams”
button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears
next to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return
to the previous menu. Refer to “Automatic Headlights —
If Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle” for further information.
When this feature is selected, the headlights turn relative
to a change in direction of the steering wheel. To make
your selection, press the “Steering Directed Lights” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next
to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Press
the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
previous menu.
• Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the exterior lights will flash
when the doors are locked 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, press the “Flash Lamps with
Lock” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
appears next to setting, showing that setting has been
selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on
whenever the engine is running. To make your selection,
press the “Daytime Running Lights” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Press the back arrow
button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
menu.
• Flash Lamps With Lock
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appears next to setting, indicating that the setting has
been selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchAfter pressing the Doors & Locks button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
screen the following settings will be available.
• Flash Headlights With Lock
• Auto Unlock On Exit
Doors & Locks
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 the “Auto Unlock
On Exit” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
appears next to setting, showing that setting has been
selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
to return to the previous menu.
• Auto Lock
When this feature is selected, the signal lights will flash
when the doors are locked with the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make your selection, press
the “Flash Lights With Lock” button on the touchscreen,
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Press the back arrow button on
the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
• Sound Horn With Lock
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when the
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock auto- remote start is activated. To make your selection, press the
matically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph “Sound Horn With Lock” button on the touchscreen, until
(24 km/h). To make your selection, press the “Auto a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
Lock” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark has been selected. Press the back arrow button on the
touchscreen 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,
press the “Sound Horn With Remote Start” button on the
touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Press the back
arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
menu.
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
When Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press is selected,
only the driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, you must
press the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to
unlock the passenger’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 to Unlock All Doors
1st Press, all doors will unlock no matter which Passive
Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If Driver Door
1st Press is programmed, only the driver’s door will
unlock when the driver’s door is grasped. With Passive
Entry, if Driver Door 1st Press is programmed touching
the handle more than once will only result in the driver’s
door opening. If driver door first is selected, once the
driver door is opened, the interior door lock/unlock
switch can be used to unlock all doors (or use RKE
transmitter).
• Passive Entry
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
door(s) without having to press the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. To make
your selection, press the “Passive Entry” button on the
touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Press the back
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arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous • Auto-On Driver Heated Seat With Vehicle Start — If
menu. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Equipped
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle.”
When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat will
automatically turn on when temperatures are below 40° F
Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
(4.4° C). To make your selection, press the “Auto On
After pressing the Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
button on the touchscreen the following settings will be Heated Seats” button on the touchscreen, until a checkmark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
available.
been selected. Press the back arrow button on the touch• Sound Horn With Remote Start
screen to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
press the “Sound Horn With Remote Start” button on the
touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Press the back
arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
menu.
Engine Off Options
After pressing the “Engine Off Options” button on the
touchscreen the following settings will be available.
• Engine Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect® system (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
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after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature. To change the Engine Off
Power Delay status press the “0 seconds,” “45 seconds,⬙
“5 minutes” or “10 minutes” button on the touchscreen.
Then press the back arrow button on the touchscreen.
• 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
• Headlight Off Delay
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
differences, and provide the most accurate compass
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
heading.
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To change the Headlight Off NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of the
Delay status press the “+” or “–” button on the touch- instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones, Laptop
screen to select your desired time interval. Press the back Computers and Radar Detectors. This is where the comarrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous pass module is located, and it can cause interference with
menu.
the compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
Compass Settings
After pressing the Compass Settings button on the touchscreen the following settings will be available.
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the compass by pressing the “ON” button on the touchscreen and completing one or more 360-degree turns (in
an area free from large metal or metallic objects) until the
CAL indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The
compass will now function normally.
Audio
After pressing the Audio button on the touchscreen the
following settings will be available.
• Balance/Fade
Compass Variance Map
• Perform Compass Calibration
When in this display you may adjust the Balance and
Fade settings.
• Equalizer
Press the “Calibration” button on the touchscreen to When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
change this setting. This compass is self-calibrating, Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the “+” and “–”
which eliminates the need to manually reset the compass. setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any
When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic
and it may need to be calibrated. You may also calibrate
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point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the Phone/Bluetooth®
touchscreen. Then press the back arrow button on the After pressing the “Phone/Bluetooth®” button on the
touchscreen.
touchscreen the following settings will be available.
NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your • Paired Devices
finger up or down to change the setting as well as press
This feature shows which phones are paired to the
directly on the desired setting.
Phone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer
• Speed Adjusted Volume
to the Uconnect® Supplement.
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to SiriusXM Setup
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume
press the “Off,” “1,” “2” or “3” button on the touchscreen. After pressing the “SIRIUS Setup” button on the touchscreen the following settings will be available.
Then press the back arrow button on the touchscreen.
• Music Info Cleanup
• Channel Skip
This feature helps organize music files for optimized
music navigation. To make your selection, press the
“Music Info Cleanup” button on the touchscreen, select
“On” or “Off” followed by pressing the back arrow
button on the touchscreen.
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
your selection, press the “Channel Skip” button on the
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touchscreen, select the channels you would like to skip Uconnect® MULTIMEDIA — VIDEO
followed by pressing the back arrow button on the ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES™) — IF
touchscreen.
EQUIPPED
• Subscription Information
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free
services, it will be necessary to access the information on
the Subscription Information screen in order to resubscribe.
Your rear seat Video Entertainment System (VES™) is
designed to give your family years of enjoyment. You can
play your favorite CDs or DVDs, listen to audio over the
wireless headphones, or plug and play a variety of
standard video games or audio devices. Please review
this Owner’s Manual to become familiar with its features
and operation.
Getting Started
Press the Subscription Info button on the touchscreen to
• Screen located in the overhead console: Unfold the
access the Subscription Information screen.
overhead LCD screen by pushing the button on the
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
overhead console behind the screen.
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
the screen or visit the provider online.
NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription.
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Single Video Screen
NOTE: Typically there are two different ways to operate
the features of the Video Entertainment System (VES™).
• The Remote Control
• The Touchscreen Radio (If Equipped)
Play A DVD
1. Press the EJECT button on the radio faceplate (Touchscreen).
2. Insert the DVD with the label facing up. The radio
automatically selects the appropriate mode after the
• With the ignition switch in the ON or ACC position,
disc is recognized and displays the menu screen or
turn the radio on by pushing the ON/OFF Volume
starts playing the first track.
Control knob.
Overhead Video Screen
• When the Video Screen is open and a DVD is inserted 3. Ensure the VES™ Remote Control and the Headphone
switch is on Channel 1.
into the radio, the screen turns on automatically, the
headphone transmitters turn on and playback begins.
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Using The Remote Control
Play Video Games
1. Push the MODE button on the Remote Control.
Connect the video game console to the Auxiliary RCA
input jacks located on the back of the center console.
2. While looking at the video screen, highlight DISC by
either pushing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by
repeatedly pushing the MODE button, then push
ENTER on the Remote Control.
NOTE: The VES™ system will retain the last setting
when turned off.
Audio/Video RCA Jacks (AUX Jacks)
on the rear of the center console enable
the monitor to display video directly
from a video camera, connect video
games for display on the screen, or
play music directly from an MP3
player.
1. Video in (yellow)
2. Left audio in (white)
3. Right audio in (red)
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When connecting an external source to the AUX input, be Using The Touchscreen Radio Controls
sure to follow the standard color coding for the VES™
1. Press the “MORE” button on the touchscreen.
jacks:
2. Press the “Rear Entertainment” button on the touchNOTE: Certain high-end video games, such as Playstascreen to display the Rear Entertainment Controls.
tion®3 and XBox360 will exceed the power limit of the
vehicle’s Power Inverter. Refer to the Power Inverter 3. If the Rear Entertainment is turned off, press the
“Power” button on the touchscreen.
section in your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more
information.
4. Press the “1” or “2” button on the touchscreen for the
Ensure the remote control channel selector switch and
channel desired and press the “Source” button on the
Headphone switch (IR channel) are the same number.
touchscreen to select the desired mode.
Using The Remote Control
1. Push the MODE button on the Remote Control.
Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2 While A
Video Is Playing On Channel 1
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
2. While looking at the video screen, highlight VES AUX
Channel 2.
2, by either pushing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or
by repeatedly pushing the MODE button, then push
ENTER on the Remote Control.
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4. Press the “1” or “2” button on the touchscreen for the
channel desired and press the “Source” button on the
1. Push the MODE button on the Remote Control and the
touchscreen to select the desired mode.
Mode Select Screen will display, unless a video is
playing then only a small banner will appear on the Important Notes For Single Video Screen System
bottom of the screen.
• VES™ is able to transmit two channels of stereo audio
simultaneously.
2. While looking at the video screen, either press Up/
Down/Left/Right on the Remote Control to highlight
• In split screen mode the left side equates to Channel 1
the desired audio source or repeatedly push the
and right side equates to Channel 2.
MODE button on the remote until the desired audio
• If a video source is selected on Channel 1, then
source appears on the screen.
Channel 2 is for audio only.
Using The Touchscreen Radio Controls
• When selecting a video source on Channel 1, the video
1. Press the “MORE” button on the touchscreen.
will display on the screen and the audio will be heard
2. Press the “Rear Entertainment” button on the touchon Channel 1 in the headphones.
screen to display the Rear Entertainment Controls.
• Audio can be heard through the headphones even
3. If the Rear Entertainment is turned off, press the
when the Video Screen is closed.
“Power” button on the touchscreen.
Using The Remote Control
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Play A DVD Using The Touchscreen Radio
1. Insert the DVD with the label facing up. The radio
automatically selects the appropriate mode after the
disc is recognized and displays the menu screen or
starts playing the first track.
Using The Remote Control
1. Push the MODE button on the Remote Control.
be stopped, and the shift lever must be in the PARK
position for vehicles with automatic transmission. In
vehicles with manual transmission the parking brake
must be engaged even when the vehicle is parked.
Refer to local and state laws.
Using The Touchscreen Radio Controls
1. Press the “MORE” button on the touchscreen.
2. Press the “Rear Entertainment” button on the touch2. While looking at the Video Screen, highlight DISC by
screen to display the Rear Entertainment Controls.
either pushing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by
repeatedly pushing the MODE button, then push 3. If the Rear Entertainment is turned off, press the
ENTER.
“Power” button on the touchscreen.
4. Press the “1” or “2” button on the touchscreen for the
channel desired and press the “Source” button on the
• The VES™ system will retain the last setting when
touchscreen to select the desired mode.
turned off.
NOTE:
• Viewing a DVD on the Touchscreen radio screen is not
available in some regions or locations, the vehicle must
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VES™ Remote Control — If Equipped
audio while the screen is closed, push the Power
button to turn the headphone transmitter on.
2. Channel Selector Indicators – When a button is
pushed, the currently affected channel or channel
button is illuminated momentarily.
3. Light – Turns the remote control backlighting on or off.
The remote backlighting turns off automatically after
five seconds.
4. Channel/Screen Selector Switch - Indicates which
channel is being controlled by the remote control.
When the selector switch is in the Channel 1 position,
the remote controls the functionality of headphone
Channel 1 (right side of the screen). When the selector
Remote Control
switch is in the Channel 2, position the remote controls
Controls And Indicators
the functionality of headphone Channel 2 (left side of
the screen).
1. Power – Turns the screen and wireless headphone
transmitter for the selected Channel on or off. To hear
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5. 䉴䉴 – In radio modes, push to seek the next tunable 11. MUTE – Push to mute the headphone audio output
station. In disc modes, push and hold to fast forward
for the selected channel.
through the current audio track or video chapter. In
12. SLOW – Push to slow playback of a DVD disc. Push
menu modes use to navigate in the menu.
play (䉴) to resume normal play.
6. 䉲 / Prev – In radio modes, push to select to the
previous station. In disc modes, push to advance to the 13. STATUS – Push to display the current status.
start of the current or previous audio track or video 14. MODE – Push to change the mode of the selected
chapter. In menu modes, use to navigate in the menu.
channel. See the Mode Selection section of this
manual for details on changing modes.
7. MENU – Push to return to the main menu of a DVD
disc, to select a satellite audio or video channel from 15. SETUP – When in a video mode, push the SETUP
the Station list, or select playback modes (SCAN/
button to access the display settings (see the display
RANDOM for a CD).
settings section) to access the DVD setup menu, select
the menu button on the radio. When a disc is loaded
8. 䉴 / 㥋 (Play/Pause) – Begin/resume or pause disc play.
in the DVD player (if equipped) and the VES™ mode
9. ▪ (Stop) – Stops disc play.
is selected and the disc is stopped, push the SETUP
10. PROG Up/Down – When listening to a radio mode,
button to access the DVD Setup menu. (see the DVD
pushing PROG Up selects the next preset and pushSetup Menu of this manual.)
ing PROG Down selects the previous preset stored in
the radio.
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16. BACK – When navigating in menu mode, push to
return to the previous screen. When navigating a
DVDs disc menu, the operation depends on the disc’s
contents.
Remote Control Storage
The video screen(s) come with a built in storage compartment for the remote control which is accessible when the
screen is opened. To remove the remote, use your index
17. 䉳䉳 – In radio modes, push to seek to the previous finger to pull and rotate the remote towards you. Do not
tunable station. In disc modes, push and hold to fast try to pull the remote straight down as it will be very
rewind through the current audio track or video difficult to remove. To return the remote back into its
chapter. In menu modes use to navigate in the menu. storage area, insert one long edge of the remote into the
two retaining clips first, and then rotate the remote back
18. ENTER – Push to select the highlighted option in a up into the other two retaining clips until it snaps back
menu.
into position.
19. 䉱 / NEXT – In radio modes, push to select to the next
station. In disc modes, push to advance to the next
audio track or video chapter. In menu modes, use to
navigate in the menu.
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2. Press the “Rear Entertainment” button on the touchscreen to display the Rear Entertainment Controls.
3. Press the “Lock-out” button on the touchscreen to lock
the remote control. Pressing the “Lock-out” button on the
touchscreen a second time will unlock the remote control.
NOTE: Remote control lock-out will only apply to the
current ignition cycle. The VES™ will automatically
remove the lock-out if the ignition is cycled to “OFF”.
Replacing The Remote Control Batteries
VES™ Remote Control Storage
Locking The Remote Control
All remote control functionality can be disabled as a
parental control feature.
1. Press the “MORE” button on the touchscreen.
The remote control requires two AAA batteries for operation. To replace the batteries:
1. Locate the battery compartment on the back of the
remote, then slide the battery cover downward.
2. Replace the batteries, making sure to orient them
according to the polarity diagram shown.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover.
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VES™ Headphones Operation
The headphones receive two separate channels of audio
using an infrared transmitter from the video screen.
If no audio is heard after increasing the volume control,
verify that the screen is turned on and in the down
position and that the channel is not muted and the
headphone channel selector switch is on the desired
channel. If audio is still not heard, check that fully
charged batteries are installed in the headphones.
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VES™ Headphones
1 — Volume Control
2 — Power Button
3 — Channel Selection Switch
4 — Power Indicator
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NOTE: The rear video system must be turned on before
sound can be heard from the headphones. To conserve
Each set of headphones requires two AAA batteries for
battery life, the headphones will automatically turn off
operation. To replace the batteries:
approximately three minutes after the rear video system
1. Locate the battery compartment on the left ear cup of is turned off.
the headphones, and then slide the battery cover
Changing The Audio Mode For Headphones
downward.
1. Ensure the Remote Control channel/screen selector
2. Replace the batteries, making sure to orient them
switch is in the same position as the headphone
according to the polarity diagram shown.
selector switch.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover.
NOTE:
Controls
• When both switches are on Channel 1, the Remote is
Replacing The Headphone Batteries
The headphone power indicator and controls are located
on the right ear cup.
controlling Channel 1 and the headphones are tuned
to the audio of the VES™ Channel 1.
• When both switches are on Channel 2, the Remote is
controlling Channel 2 and the headphones are tuned
to the audio of the VES™ Channel 2.
2. Push the MODE button on the remote control.
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3. If the video screen is displaying a video source (such
as a DVD Video), pushing STATUS shows the status
on a popup banner at the bottom of the screen.
Pushing the MODE button will advance to the next
mode. When the mode is in an audio only source (such
as FM), the Mode Selection menu appears on screen.
Unwired® Stereo Headphone Lifetime Limited
Warranty
Who Does This Warranty Cover? This warranty covers
the initial user or purchaser (⬙you⬙ or ⬙your⬙) of this
particular Unwired Technology LLC (⬙Unwired⬙) wireless
headphone (⬙Product⬙). The warranty is not transferable.
4. When the Mode Selection menu appears on screen, How Long Does The Coverage Last? This warranty lasts
use the cursor buttons on the remote control to navi- as long as you own the Product.
gate to the available modes and push the ENTER
What Does This Warranty Cover? Except as specified
button to select the new mode.
below, this warranty covers any Product that in normal
5. To cancel out of the Mode Selection menu, push the use is defective in workmanship or materials.
BACK button on the remote control.
What Does This Warranty Not Cover? This warranty
does not cover any damage or defect that results from
misuse, abuse or modification of the Product other than
by Unwired. Foam earpieces, which will wear over time
through normal use, are specifically not covered (replacement foam is available for a nominal charge). UNWIRED
TECHNOLOGY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES
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OR DAMAGES TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM THE USE OF, OR ANY FAILURE OR DEFECT IN, THE PRODUCT, NOR IS UNWIRED LIABLE
FOR ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR
NATURE WHATSOEVER. Some states and jurisdictions
may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights. You may also have other rights, which vary from
jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
What Will Unwired® Do? Unwired®, at its option, will
repair or replace any defective Product. Unwired® reserves the right to replace any discontinued Product with
a comparable model. THIS WARRANTY IS THE SOLE
WARRANTY FOR THIS PRODUCT, SETS FORTH YOUR
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY REGARDING DEFECTIVE
PRODUCTS, AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED), INCLUDING ANY
WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
If you have any questions or comments regarding your
Unwired® wireless headphones, please phone 1-888-293-3332
or email customersupport@unwiredtechnology.com.
You may register your Unwired® wireless headphones
online at www.unwiredtechnology.com or by phone at
1-888-293-3332.
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System Information
Information Mode Display
to the items called out by number, the remaining information displays the current status of the source (such as
station frequency, name, preset or track number, song
title, artist name, album name, etc.).
1. Channel 1 Mode — Displays the current source for
Channel 1.
2. Channel 1 Audio Only/Mute — Audio: The audio
only icon is not used on Channel 1, in a single screen
system. Mute: when the Mute icon is displayed, the
audio for Channel 1 has been muted using the remote
control’s MUTE button.
3. Channel 2 Audio Only/Mute — Audio: Only in a
single screen system: The audio only icon is displayed
on Channel 2 when Channel 1 is in a video mode.
Mute: when the Mute icon is displayed, the audio for
When information mode is active, the current mode
Channel 2 has been muted using the remote control’s
setting for both audio channels is displayed. In addition
MUTE button.
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4. Channel 2 Mode — Displays the current source for Numeric Keypad Menu
Channel 2.
5. Remote Locked Out — When the icon is displayed, the
remote control functions are disabled.
6. Clock — Displays the time.
7. Channel 1 Shared Status — When the icon is displayed, the audio for Channel 1 is also shared with the
radio and playing through the cabin speakers.
Numeric Keypad Menu
When the display for either Channel 1 or Channel 2
shows DIRECT TUNE, pushing the remote control’s
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ENTER button activates a numeric keypad menu. This remote control’s ENTER button to tune to that station. To
screen makes it easy to enter a specific tuner frequency or jump through the list more quickly, navigate to the Page
track number. To enter the desired digit:
Up and Page Down icons on the screen.
1. Push the remote control’s navigation buttons (䉱, 䉲, 䉴, Disc Menu
䉳) to navigate to the desired digit.
When listening to a CD Audio or CD Data disc, pushing
2. When the digit is highlighted, push the remote con- the remote control’s MENU button displays a list of all
trol’s ENTER button to select the digit. Repeat these commands which control playback of the disc. Using the
options you can activate or cancel Random play.
steps until all digits are entered.
3. To delete the last digit, navigate to the Del button and Options Menu
push the remote control’s ENTER button.
When watching a video source (DVD Video with the disc
4. After all of the digits are entered, navigate to the Go in Play mode, Aux Video, etc.), pressing the “Options”
button and push the remote control’s ENTER button. button on the touchscreen activates the Options Settings
menu. From this menu you can adjust Audio, Subtitles,
Station List Menu
Angle and Title.
When listening to Satellite audio, pushing the remote
Display Settings
control’s MENU button displays a list of all available
channels. Navigate this list using the remote control’s When watching a video source (DVD Video with the disc
navigation buttons to find the desired station, push the in Play mode, Aux Video, etc.), pushing the remote
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control’s SETUP button activates the Display Settings
menu. These settings control the appearance of the video
on the screen. The factory default settings are already set
for optimum viewing, so there is no need to change these
settings under normal circumstances.
To change the settings, push the remote control’s navigation buttons to select an item, then push the remote
control’s navigation buttons to change the value for the
currently selected item. To reset all values back to the
original settings, select the Default Settings menu option
and push the remote control’s ENTER button.
Display Settings Menu
Listening To Audio With The Screen Closed
To listen to only audio portion of the channel with the
screen closed:
1. Set the audio to the desired source and channel.
2. Close the video screen.
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3. To change the current audio mode, push the remote • CD Data discs with MP3 and WMA compressed audio
format files
control’s MODE button. This will automatically select
the next available audio mode without using the
• Video CDs (MPEG-1 video compression)
MODE/SOURCE Select menu.
DVD Region Codes
If the screen is closed and there is no audio heard, verify
that the headphones are turned on (the ON indicator is The DVD player and many DVD discs are coded by
illuminated) and the headphone selector switch is on the geographic region. These region codes must match in
desired channel. If the headphones are turned on, push order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
the remote control’s power button to turn audio on. If disc does not match the region code for the player, the
audio is still not heard, check that fully charged batteries disc will stop playing and a warning will be displayed.
are installed in the headphones.
DVD Audio Support
Disc Formats
When a DVD-Audio disc is inserted in the DVD player,
The DVD player is capable of playing the following types the DVD-Audio title on the disc is played by default
of discs (8 cm or 12 cm diameter):
(most DVD-Audio discs also have a Video title, but the
Video title is ignored). All multi-channel program mate• DVD-Video discs (MPEG-2 video compression) (see
rial is automatically mixed down to two channels, which
notes about DVD Region Codes)
may result in a lowered apparent volume level. If you
• Audio Compact Discs (CDs)
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increase the volume level to account for this change in • For multi-session CDs that contain only multiple CDlevel, remember to lower the volume before changing the
Audio sessions, the player will renumber the tracks so
each track number is unique.
disc or to another mode.
Recorded Discs
• For CD Data (or CD-ROM) discs, always use the
ISO-9660 (Level 1 or Level 2), Joliet, or UDF format.
CD-DA may also be used for PCM Audio contained on
CD-Based Data.
The DVD player will play CD-R and CD-RW discs
recorded in CD-Audio or Video-CD format, or as a
CD-ROM containing MP3 or WMA files. The player will
also play DVD-Video content recorded to a DVD-R, • The player recognizes a maximum of 512 files and 99
folders per CD-R and CD-RW disc.
DVD-RW and DVD-ROM discs.
If you record a disc using a personal computer, there may
be cases where the DVD player may not be able to play
some or the entire disc, even if it is recorded in a
compatible format and is playable on other players. To
help avoid playback problems, use the following guidelines when recording discs.
• Open sessions are ignored. Only sessions that are
closed are playable.
• Mixed media recordable DVD formats will only play
the Video_TS portion of the disc.
If you are still having trouble writing a disc that is
playable in the DVD player, check with the disc recording
software publisher for more information about burning
playable discs.
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“.m4a”. To prevent incorrect playback, do not use
The recommended method for labeling recordable discs
these extensions for any other types of files.
(CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R and DVD-RW) is with a permanent marker. Do not use adhesive labels as they may
• For MP3 files, ID3 tag data v1, v1.1, v2 and v2.4 (such
separate from the disc, become stuck, and cause permaas artist name, track title, album, etc.) are supported.
nent damage to the DVD player.
• Any file that is copy protected (such as those downCompressed Audio Files (MP3, WMA AND ACC)
loaded from many online music stores) will not play.
The DVD player will automatically skip the file and
The DVD player is capable of playing MP3 (MPEG-1
begin playing the next available file.
Audio Layer 3 with data bitrates from 32 to 320 kbit/s,
including variable bit rates), WMA (All Standard 8.x, 9.x
• Other compression formats such as AAC, MP3 Pro,
Windows Media Audio) and ACC (MPEG-4 audio; samOgg Vorbis, and ATRAC3 will not play. The DVD
pling frequencies 8 to 48 kHz; mono and stereo) audio
player will automatically skip the file and begin playfiles with the from a CD Data disc (usually a CD-R or
ing the next available file.
CD-RW).
• If you are creating your own files, the recommended
• The DVD player always uses the file extension to
fixed bit rate for MP3 files is between 96 and 192Kbps
determine the audio format, so MP3 files must always
and the recommended fixed bit rate for WMA files is
end with the extension ⬙.mp3⬙ or ⬙.MP3⬙, WMA files
between 64 and 192Kbps. Variable bit rates are also
must always end with the extension ⬙.wma⬙ or ⬙WMA⬙,
supported. For both formats, the recommended
and ACC files must end with the extensions “.acc” or
sample rate is either 44.1kHz or 48kHz.
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• To change the current file, use the remote control’s or of the disc is reached, the DVD player will return to the
DVD player’s 䉱 button to advance to the next file, or beginning of the disc and attempt to play the start of the
the 䉲 button to return to the start of the current or first track.
previous file.
The DVD player may shut down during extremely hot
• To change the current directory, use the remote con- conditions, such as when the vehicle’s interior temperatrol’s PROG UP and Down buttons or Rewind/skip ture is above 120°F (49°C). When this occurs, the DVD
back and fast fwd/skip forward.
player will display ⬙High Temp⬙ and will shut off the
display until a safe temperature is reached. This shutDisc Errors
down is necessary to protect the optics of the DVD
If the DVD player is unable to read the disc, a ⬙Disc Error⬙ player.
message is displayed on the Radio display and the disc is
Product Agreement
automatically ejected. A dirty, damaged, or incompatible
disc format are all potential causes for a ⬙Disc Error⬙ This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellecmessage.
tual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
If a disc has a damaged track which results in audible or technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
visible errors that persists for 2.0 seconds, the DVD
player will attempt to continue playing the disc by
skipping forward 1.0 to 3.0 seconds at a time. If the end
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 367
intended for home or other limited viewing uses other- STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
wise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
disassembly is prohibited.
surface of the steering wheel. The left and right-hand
Dolby® Digital and MLP Lossless Manufactured controls are rocker-type switches with a pushbutton in
under license from Dolby Laboratories. ⬙Dolby,⬙ ⬙MLP Loss- the center of each switch. Reach behind the steering
less,⬙ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby wheel to access the switches.
Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works. Copyright
1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.
iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL
This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port.
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.
Remote Sound Controls (Back View Of Steering Wheel)
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Right-Hand Switch Functions
• Push the top of the switch to increase the volume.
• Push the bottom of the switch to decrease the volume.
Left-Hand Switch Functions For Media (i.e., CD)
Operation
• Push the top of the switch once to listen to the next
track.
• Push the button in the center of the switch to change
• Push the bottom of the switch once either to listen to
modes (i.e., AM, FM, etc.).
the beginning of the current track or to listen to the
Left-Hand Switch Functions For Radio Operation
beginning of the previous track if it is within eight
seconds after the current track begins to play.
• Push the top of the switch to SEEK the next listenable
station up from the current setting.
• Push the switch up or down twice to listen to the
second track, three times to listen to the third track,
• Push the bottom of the switch to SEEK the next
and so forth.
listenable station down from the current setting.
• Push the button located in the center of the switch to
• Push the button in the center of the switch to tune to
change to the next preset that you have programmed.
the next preset that you have programmed.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following disc, it may be damaged (e.g., scratched, reflective coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
precautions:
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the good disc before considering disc player service.
surface.
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
wiping from center to edge.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratch- your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
ing the disc.
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
or anti-static sprays.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather. This
system can be operated through either the instrument
panel or through the Uconnect® system display.
When the Uconnect® system is in different modes (Radio, Player, Settings, More, etc.) the driver and passenger
temperature settings will be indicated at the top of the
display.
Manual Three Zone Climate Controls With
Touchscreen — If Equipped.
Buttons On The Faceplate
Buttons on the faceplate are located on the left and right
side of the Uconnect® 4.3 screen in the center of the
instrument panel. There are also buttons on the faceplate
located below the Uconnect® touchscreen.
Uconnect® 4.3 Manual with Touchscreen Climate Button
On The Faceplate
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Buttons On The Touchscreen
Buttons on the touchscreen are accessible on the
Uconnect® system screen.
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Manual Temperature Controls — Buttons On The
Faceplate
Uconnect® 4.3 Manual 3 — Zone Temperature Controls —
Buttons On The Touchscreen
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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 Manual 3 — Zone Temperature Controls —
Buttons On The Touchscreen
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
4. Front Defrost Button
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Buttons On The
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Faceplate And Buttons On The Touchscreen)
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this fea1. MAX A/C Button
ture is ON. Air comes from the windshield and side
Press and release to change the current setting, the window demist outlets. When the defrost button is
indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing selected, the blower level will increase. Use Defrost mode
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 373
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.
5. Rear Defrost Button
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).
An indicator will illuminate when the rear window
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after 10 minutes.
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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9. SYNC
6. Rear Climate Button — If Equipped
Press and release this button to turn on the rear climate
controls. The indicator will illuminate when the rear
climate controls are ON. Performing this function again
will turn OFF the rear climate controls.
7. Passenger Temperature
(Uconnect® 8.4 Only)
Control
Up
Press the Sync button on the touchscreen 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 temButton perature setting. Changing the passenger temperature
setting while in Sync will automatically exit this feature.
Provides the passenger with independent temperature 10. Blower Control
control. Push the button for warmer temperature settings. Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will forced through the climate system. There are seven
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
automatically exit Sync.
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
8. Passenger Temperature Control Down Button speeds can be selected using either the blower control
(Uconnect® 8.4 Only)
knob or the buttons on the touchscreen as follows:
Provides the passenger with independent temperature Blower Control Knob On The Faceplate
control. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
The blower speed increases as you turn the blower
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will control knob clockwise from the lowest blower setting.
automatically exit Sync.
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The blower speed decreases as you turn the blower
control knob counterclockwise.
Button On The Touchscreen
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
airflow direction. There is a shut off wheel located
below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount
of airflow from these outlets.
• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets
and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
directed through the defrost and side window
demister outlets.
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conThe airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air ditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets, warmer air from the floor outlets.
and demist outlets. The Mode settings are as follows:
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight
• Panel Mode
amount of air is directed through the defrost
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
and side window demister outlets.
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air
vanes of the center outlets and outboard outlets can
be moved up and down or side to side to regulate
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• Mix Mode
14. Driver Temperature Control Up Button (Uconnect®
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side 8.4 Only)
window demist outlets. This mode works best
Provides the driver with independent temperature conin cold or snowy conditions.
trol. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
12. Climate Control OFF Button
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
ON/OFF.
time.
13. Driver Temperature
(Uconnect® 8.4 Only)
Control
Down
Button 15. Temperature Control (Uconnect® 4.3 Only)
Press the driver or passenger temperature button on the
Provides the driver with independent temperature con- touchscreen to regulate the temperature of the air inside
trol. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
the passenger compartment. Moving the temperature bar
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically into the red area, indicates warmer temperatures. Moving the temperature bar into the blue area indicates cooler
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
temperatures. Driver and passenger have independent
time.
temperature control if Sync mode is not illuminated.
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Climate Control Functions
A/C (Air Conditioning)
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
select Defrost mode and adjust blower speed if
needed.
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning • If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser (losystem. When the air conditioning system is turned on,
cated in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of
cool dehumidified air will flow through the outlets into
dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from
the cabin. For improved fuel economy, press the A/C
the front of the radiator and through the condenser.
button to turn off the air conditioning and manually
adjust the blower and airflow mode settings. Also, make MAX A/C
sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or Floor modes.
MAX A/C sets the control for maximum cooling performance.
NOTE:
• For Manual Climate Controls, if the system is in Mix, Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and the
Floor or Defrost Mode, the A/C can be turned off, but prior settings. The button on the touchscreen illuminates
the A/C system shall remain active to prevent fogging when MAX A/C is ON.
of the windows.
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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
selected setting and MAX A/C to exit.
Recirculation Control
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the Recirculation control button. The
recirculation indicator will illuminate when this button is
selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the
Recirculation mode and allow outside air into the vehicle.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The recirculation
feature may be unavailable (button on the touchscreen
greyed out) if conditions exist that could create fogging
on the inside of the windshield. On systems with Manual
Climate Controls, the Recirculation mode is not allowed
in Defrost mode to improve window clearing operation.
Recirculation will be disabled automatically if this mode
is selected. Attempting to use Recirculation while in this
mode will cause the LED in the control button to blink
and then turn off.
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Rear Manual Temperature Control (MTC) — If
Equipped
The rear MTC system has floor air outlets at the rear right
side of the 3rd Row seats and overhead outlets at each
outboard rear seating position. The system provides
heated air through the floor outlets or cool, dehumidified
air through the headliner outlets.
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The rear system temperature control buttons on the
touchscreen are located in the Uconnect® touch system,
located on the instrument panel.
Uconnect® 4.3 Manual Rear Climate Buttons On The
Touchscreen Controls Screen
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Blower Up Button
Mode Button
Temperature Button
Blower Down Button
5 — Done Button
6 — Rear Lock Button
7 — Rear Off Button
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Controlling The Rear Climate Controls From The
Front Uconnect® Touchscreen
The Three-Zone climate control system allows for adjustment of the rear climate controls from the front ATC
panel.
To change the rear system settings:
• Press the ⬙REAR⬙ button to change control to rear
control mode, Rear display (below) will appear. Control functions now operate rear system.
Uconnect® 8.4 Manual Rear Climate Button On The
Touchscreen Controls Screen
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Rear Lock Button
Front Climate Control Button
Temperature Up Button
Temperature Down Button
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Blower Up Button
Mode Button
Blower Down Button
Rear Off Button
• To return to Front screen, press the ⬙REAR⬙ button
again, or it will revert to the Front screen after six
seconds.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 381
Rear Lock
• Pressing the Rear Temperature Lock button on the
touchscreen on the Uconnect® touchscreen, illuminates a lock symbol in the rear display. The rear
temperature and air source are controlled from the
front Uconnect® system.
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• Rear occupants can only adjust the rear control when
the Rear Temperature Lock button is turned off.
• The rear MTC is located in the headliner, near the
center of the vehicle.
Rear MTC Control Features
1 — Blower Speed
2 — Rear Temperature
3 — Rear MODE
4 — Rear Temperature Lock
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the temperature, and clockwise to increase the temperature. The rear temperature settings are displayed in the
The rear blower control knob can be manually set to off,
Uconnect® system.
or any fixed blower speed, by rotating the knob from low
to high. This allows the rear seat occupants to control the When rear controls are locked by the Uconnect® system,
volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
the Rear Temperature Lock symbol on the temperature
knob is illuminated and any rear overhead adjustments
CAUTION!
are ignored.
Rear Blower Control
Interior air enters the Rear Automatic Temperature
Control System through an intake grille, located in
the right side trim panel. The rear outlets are located
in the right side trim panel. Do not block or place
objects directly in front of the inlet grille or heater
outlets. The electrical system could overload causing
damage to the blower motor.
Rear Temperature Control
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
rotate the temperature knob counterclockwise to lower
Rear Mode Control
Headliner Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each
of these outlets can be individually adjusted to
direct the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets
to one side will shut off the airflow.
Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
floor outlets.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 383
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the Bi-Level
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headliner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets.
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Automatic Three Zone Temperature Control (ATC)
With Touchscreen — If Equipped
Buttons On The Faceplate
Buttons on the faceplate are located on the left and right
side of the Uconnect® 4.3 screen in the center of the
instrument panel. There are also buttons on the faceplate
located below the Uconnect® touchscreen.
Uconnect® 4.3 Automatic Climate Button On The
Faceplate
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Buttons On The Touchscreen
Buttons On The Touchscreen are accessible on the
Uconnect® system screen.
Automatic Temperature Controls — Buttons On The
Faceplate
Uconnect® 4.3 Automatic 3 — Zone Temperature
Controls — Buttons On The Touchscreen
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 385
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 3 — Zone Temperature
Controls — Buttons On The Touchscreen
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
4. AUTO Operation Button
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Buttons On The
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by
Faceplate And Buttons On The Touchscreen)
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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386 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
5. 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
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. Rear Defrost Button
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).
An indicator will illuminate when the rear window
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after 10 minutes.
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.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 387
7. Rear Climate Button — If Equipped
9. Passenger Temperature
(Uconnect® 8.4)
Control
Down
Button
Press and release this button to turn on the rear climate
controls. The indicator will illuminate when the rear Provides the passenger with independent temperature
climate controls are ON. Performing this function again control. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
will turn OFF the rear climate controls.
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
8. Passenger Temperature Control Up Button automatically exit Sync.
(Uconnect® 8.4)
10. SYNC
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
Press the Sync button on the touchscreen to toggle the
control. Push the button for warmer temperature setSync feature On/Off. The Sync indicator is illuminated
tings.
when this feature is enabled. Sync is used to synchronize
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will the passenger temperature setting with the driver temautomatically exit Sync.
perature setting. Changing the passenger temperature
setting while in Sync will automatically exit this feature.
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388 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
11. Blower Control
12. Modes
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air forced The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
through the climate system. There are seven blower speeds comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets
available. Adjusting the blower will cause automatic mode and demist outlets. The Mode settings are as follows:
to switch to manual operation. The speeds can be selected
• Panel Mode
using either the blower control knob on the faceplate or the
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
buttons on the touchscreen as follows:
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air
Blower Control Knob On The Faceplate
vanes of the center outlets and outboard outlets can
The blower speed increases as you turn the blower
be moved up and down or side to side to regulate
control knob clockwise from the lowest blower setting.
airflow direction. There is a shut off wheel located
The blower speed decreases as you turn the blower
below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount
control knob counterclockwise.
of airflow from these outlets.
Buttons On The Touchscreen
• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
directed through the defrost and side window
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
demister outlets.
area between the icons.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 389
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight
amount of air is directed through the defrost
and side window demister outlets.
• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This mode works best
in cold or snowy conditions.
13. Climate Control OFF Button
14. Driver Temperature
(Uconnect® 8.4)
Control
Down
Button
Provides the driver with independent temperature control. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
time.
15. Driver Temperature Control Up Button (Uconnect® 8.4)
Provides the driver with independent temperature control. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
ON/OFF.
time.
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390 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
16. Temperature Control (Uconnect® 4.3)
Press the driver or passenger temperature button on the
touchscreen to regulate the temperature of the air inside
the passenger compartment. Moving the temperature bar
into the red area, indicates warmer temperatures. Moving the temperature bar into the blue area indicates cooler
temperatures. Driver and passenger have independent
temperature control if Sync mode is not illuminated.
Climate Control Functions
adjust the blower and airflow mode settings. Also, make
sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or Floor modes.
NOTE: If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side
glass, select Defrost mode and adjust blower speed if
needed.
MAX A/C
MAX A/C sets the control for maximum cooling performance.
Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and the
prior settings. The button on the touchscreen illuminates
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator when MAX A/C is ON.
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning
In MAX A/C, the blower level and mode position can be
system. When the air conditioning system is turned on,
adjusted to desired user settings. Pressing other settings
cool dehumidified air will flow through the outlets into
will cause the MAX A/C operation to switch to the
the cabin. For improved fuel economy, press the A/C
selected setting and MAX A/C to exit.
button to turn off the air conditioning and manually
A/C (Air Conditioning)
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 391
Recirculation Control
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the Recirculation control button. The
recirculation indicator will illuminate when this button is
selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the
Recirculation mode and allow outside air into the vehicle.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The recirculation
feature may be unavailable (button on the touchscreen
greyed out) if conditions exist that could create fogging
on the inside of the windshield. On systems with Manual
Climate Controls, the Recirculation mode is not allowed
in Defrost mode to improve window clearing operation.
Recirculation will be disabled automatically if this mode
is selected. Attempting to use Recirculation while in this
mode will cause the LED in the control button to blink
and then turn off.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
Automatic Operation
1. Push the AUTO button on the faceplate, or press the
button on the touchscreen (4), on the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
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392 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the • The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and pasunits by selecting the US/M customer-programmable
feature. Refer to the “Uconnect® System Settings” in
senger temperature buttons on the touchscreen or
this section of the manual.
buttons on the faceplate. Once the desired temperature
is displayed, the system will achieve and automati- To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
cally maintain that comfort level.
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
not necessary to change the settings. You will experi- increase in speed and transition into Auto mode.
ence the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the Manual Operation Override
system to function automatically.
The system allows for manual selection of blower speed,
NOTE:
air distribution mode, A/C status and recirculation control.
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings. The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
The system automatically adjusts the temperature, adjusting the blower control. The fan will now operate at
mode, and blower speed to provide comfort as quickly a fixed speed until additional speeds are selected. This
as possible.
allows the front occupants to control the volume of air
circulated in the vehicle and cancel the Auto mode.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 393
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
by selecting one of the available mode settings. A/C
operation and Recirculation control can also be manually
selected in Manual operation.
NOTE: Each of these features operates independently
from each other. If any feature is controlled manually,
temperature control will continue to operate automatically.
Rear Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped
The rear ATC system has floor air outlets at the rear right
Uconnect® 4.3 Automatic Rear Climate Buttons On The
side of the 3rd Row seats and overhead outlets at each
Touchscreen
outboard rear seating position. The system provides
5 — Done Button
heated air through the floor outlets or cool, dehumidified 1 — Blower Up Button
2 — Mode Button
6 — Rear Lock Button
air through the headliner outlets.
3 — Temperature Button
7 — Rear Auto Button
8 — Rear Off Button
The rear system temperature control buttons are located 4 — Blower Down Button
in the Uconnect® system, located on the instrument
panel.
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394 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Controlling The Rear Climate Controls From The
Front ATC Panel
The Three-Zone ATC system allows for adjustment of the
rear climate controls from the front ATC panel.
To change the rear system settings:
• Press the ⬙REAR⬙ button to change control to rear
control mode, Rear display (below) will appear. Control functions now operate rear system.
Uconnect® 8.4 Automatic Rear Climate Buttons On The
Touchscreen
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Rear Auto Button
Rear Lock Button
Front Climate Button
Temperature Up Button
Temperature Down Button
6
7
8
9
—
—
—
—
Blower Up Button
Mode Button
Blower Down Button
Rear Off Button
• To return to Front screen, press the ⬙REAR⬙ button
again, or it will revert to the Front screen after six
seconds.
Rear Lock
Pressing the Rear Temperature Lock button on the
Uconnect® touchscreen, illuminates a lock symbol in the
rear display. The rear temperature and air source are
controlled from the front Uconnect® system.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 395
Rear second row occupants can only adjust the rear ATC NOTE: It is not necessary to move the temperature
control when the Rear Temperature Lock button is turned settings for cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts the temperature, mode and fan speed to
off.
provide comfort as quickly as possible.
The rear ATC is located in the headliner, near the center
of the vehicle.
• Press the Rear Temperature Lock button on the
Uconnect® touchscreen. This turns off the Rear Temperature Lock icon in the rear temperature knob.
• Rotate the Rear Blower, Rear Temperature and the
Rear Mode Control knobs to suit your comfort needs.
• ATC is selected by adjusting the rear blower knob
counterclockwise to AUTO.
Once the desired temperature is displayed, the ATC System
will automatically achieve and maintain that comfort level.
Rear Climate Controls
When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is not
necessary to change the settings. You will experience the 1 — Blower Speed
3 — Rear MODE
4 — Rear Temperature Lock
greatest efficiency by simply allowing the system to func- 2 — Rear Temperature
tion automatically.
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396 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Rear Blower Control
Rear Temperature Control
The rear blower control knob can be manually set to off,
or any fixed blower speed, by rotating the knob from low
to high. This allows the rear seat occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
rotate the temperature knob counterclockwise to lower
the temperature, and clockwise to increase the temperature. The rear temperature settings are displayed in the
Uconnect® system.
CAUTION!
Interior air enters the Rear Automatic Temperature
Control System through an intake grille, located in
the right side trim panel behind the third row seats.
The rear outlets are located in the right side trim
panel of the 3rd Row seat. Do not block or place
objects directly in front of the inlet grille or heater
outlets. The electrical system could overload causing
damage to the blower motor.
When rear controls are locked by the Uconnect® system,
the Rear Temperature Lock symbol on the temperature
knob is illuminated and any rear overhead adjustments
are ignored.
Rear Mode Control
Auto Mode
• The rear system automatically maintains the correct
mode and comfort level desired by the rear seat
occupants.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 397
Headliner Mode
Operating Tips
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
of these outlets can be individually adjusted to suggested control settings for various weather condidirect the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets tions.
to one side will shut off the airflow.
Summer Operation
Bi-Level Mode
The engine cooling system must be protected with a
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the high-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect against engine overheating.
floor outlets.
A solution of 50% OAT (Organic Additive Technology)
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the BI-LEVEL
coolant that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headStandard MS.90032 and 50% water is recommended.
liner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Floor Mode
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Air comes from the floor outlets.
Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation mode during winter months
is not recommended because it may cause window
fogging.
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398 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
• Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will automatiVacation Storage
cally adjust the climate control settings to reduce or
Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service
eliminate window fogging on the front windshield.
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable.
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
fresh air and high blower setting. This will ensure Outside Air Intake
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
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
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly re- enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
moved by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear slush, and snow.
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase the blower A/C Air Filter
speed. Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild The climate control system filters outside air containing
but rainy or humid weather.
dust, pollen and some odors. Strong odors cannot be
totally filtered out. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
NOTE:
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for filter replacement instruc• Recirculation mode without A/C should not be used tions.
for long periods, as fogging may occur.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 399
Manual Control Setting Suggestions For Various Weather Conditions
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STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .412
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
▫ Four-Speed Or Six-Speed Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or
−29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
䡵 AUTOSTICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409 䡵 ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED . .422
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .409 䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .422
䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . .410
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
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402 STARTING AND OPERATING
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .435
䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .430
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .430
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .433
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . .434
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .446
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .447
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .449
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .454
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
STARTING AND OPERATING 403
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .457
▫ Premium System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458 䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
▫ Run Flat Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
▫ Spare Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .480
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .466
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .467 䡵 FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .469
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
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▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . . . . . . . . .489
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .488
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489 䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) . . . . . . .489
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .506
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STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING! (Continued)
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition is in the OFF position, remove the Key Fob
from the vehicle, and lock the vehicle.
• 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/transmission gear selector.
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• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition (of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™) in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
Automatic Transmission
The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting into any driving gear.
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CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push
of a button, as long as the Remote
Start/Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Key Fob
is in the passenger compartment.
Normal Starting
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pushing the
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
3. The system takes over and attempts to start the
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
disengage automatically after 10 seconds.
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4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
the engine starting, push the button again.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine
is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal.
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button
position. If the shift lever/gear selector is not in PARK
and the ENGINE START/STOP button is pushed
once, the EVIC (if equipped) will display a “Vehicle
Not In Park” message and the engine will remain
running. Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK
position, or it could roll.
NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
1. Place the shift lever/gear selector in PARK, then push PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30
and release the ENGINE START/STOP button.
minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
OFF position.
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
ENGINE START/STOP Button Functions — With
3. If the shift lever/gear selector is not in PARK, the
Driver’s Foot OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or
ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for two
NEUTRAL Position)
seconds or three short pushes in a row with the vehicle
speed above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine will The ENGINE START/STOP button operates similar to an
shut off. The ignition switch position will remain in ignition switch. It has four positions, OFF, ACC, RUN
the ACC position until the shift lever/gear selector is
in PARK and the button is pushed twice to the OFF
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408 STARTING AND OPERATING
and START. To change the ignition positions without Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
starting the vehicle and use the accessories follow these To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
steps:
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
• Starting with the ignition in the OFF position.
• Push the ENGINE START/STOP button once to place If Engine Fails To Start
the ignition to the ACC position (EVIC will display
WARNING!
“ACC”).
• Push the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time • Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
to place the ignition to the RUN position (EVIC will
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
display “ON/RUN”).
serious personal injury.
• Push the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time to • Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
return the ignition to the OFF position (EVIC will
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transdisplay “OFF”).
mission 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster
cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster
battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type
of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer
to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
Clearing A Flooded Engine (Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button)
The starter motor will engage automatically, run for 10
seconds, and then disengage. Once this occurs, release
the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal, wait 10 to 15
seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather⬙ proce- standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
dures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel:
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
1. Press and hold the brake pedal.
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
2. Press the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hour to have an adequate effect on the engine.
hold it.
3. Push and release the ENGINE START/STOP button once.
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The engine block heater cord is bundled under the hood
between the headlight assembly and the Totally Integrated Power Module (Fuse Box) on the driver’s side of
the vehicle.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
WARNING!
• 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the Key Fob.
When the ignition is in the OFF position, the
transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition is in the OFF position, remove the key fob
from the vehicle, and lock the 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 in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into or out of PARK or REVERSE only after
the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle
speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
Four-Speed Or Six-Speed Automatic
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Inter- Transmission
lock which requires the transmission to be in PARK The transmission gear position display (located in the
before the engine can be turned OFF. This helps the instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range.
driver avoid inadvertently leaving the vehicle without You must press the brake pedal to move the shift lever
out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interplacing the transmission in PARK.
lock System” in this section). To drive, move the shift
This system also locks the transmission in PARK whenlever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
ever the ignition switch is in the OFF position.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in PARK vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
unless the brakes are applied. To shift the transmission condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
out of PARK, the ignition switch must be turned to the hundred miles (kilometers).
ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
pedal must be pressed.
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
shifting between these gears.
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The transmission shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE, and AutoStick (-/+) shift positions.
Manual shifts can be made using the AutoStick shift
control (refer to “AutoStick” in this section for further
information). Moving the shift lever into the AutoStick
(-/+) position (below the Drive position) activates
Autostick mode, providing manual shift control and
displaying the current gear in the instrument cluster. In
AutoStick mode, tapping the shift lever left (-) or right (+)
will manually select the transmission gear.
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Shift Lever
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
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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.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added
precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
grade.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever out of PARK with the brake
pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in
PARK before leaving the vehicle.
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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 OFF position, the transmission
is locked in the PARK, securing the vehicle against
unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition is in the OFF position, remove the key fob
from the vehicle, and lock the 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 in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
• 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 (P).
• 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
stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK posiperiods with the engine running. The engine may be
tion:
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
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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.
DRIVE (D)
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through all forward gears. The
DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the AutoStick shift
control (refer to “AutoStick” in this section for further
information) to select a lower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower gear will improve performance and
extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting
and heat buildup.
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If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operating limits, the powertrain controller will modify the
transmission shift schedule and expand the range of
torque converter clutch engagement. This is done to
prevent transmission damage due to overheating.
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 the torque
converter clutch is 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 only second gear (for four-speed transmission)
or third gear (for six-speed transmission). Normal operation will resume once the transmission temperature has
risen to a suitable level.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in second gear (for four-speed transmission) or third gear
(for six-speed transmission) regardless of which forward
gear is selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will
continue to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL) may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the
vehicle to be driven to an authorized dealer for service
without damaging the transmission.
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.
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3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK/OFF position.
Overdrive Operation
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (top gear). The transmission will
5. Restart the engine.
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following con6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no ditions are present:
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal • The shift lever is in the DRIVE position.
operation.
• The transmission fluid has reached an adequate temNOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recomperature.
mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has • The engine coolant has reached an adequate temperature.
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
• The vehicle speed is sufficiently high.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer • The driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
service is required.
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Torque Converter Clutch
AUTOSTICK
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
AutoStick is a driver-interactive transmission feature
providing manual shift control, giving you more control
of the vehicle. AutoStick allows you to maximize engine
braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts,
and improve overall vehicle performance. This system
can also provide you with more control during passing,
city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving,
trailer towing, and many other situations.
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage until
the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm
(usually after 1 to 3 miles [2 to 5 km] of driving). Because
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission
is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is normal.
Using the AutoStick shift control, when the transmission
is sufficiently warm, will demonstrate that the transmission is able to shift into and out of Overdrive.
Operation
When the shift lever is in the AutoStick position (below
the DRIVE position), it can be moved from side to side.
This allows the driver to manually select the transmission
gear being used. Moving the shift lever to the left (-)
triggers a downshift and to the right (+) an upshift. The
current gear will be displayed in the instrument cluster.
In AutoStick mode, the transmission will shift up or
down when the driver moves the shift lever to the right
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(+) or left (-), unless an engine lugging or overspeed • If a requested downshift would cause the engine to
condition would result. It will remain in the selected gear
over-speed, that shift will not occur.
until another upshift or downshift is chosen, except as
• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick is engaged.
described below.
• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when
• The transmission will automatically upshift when necAutoStick is engaged.
essary to prevent engine over-speed.
• The system may revert to automatic shift mode if a
• The transmission will automatically downshift as the
fault or overheat condition is detected.
vehicle slows (to prevent engine lugging) and will
To disengage AutoStick mode, return the shift lever to the
display the current gear.
DRIVE position. You can shift in or out of the AutoStick
• The transmission will automatically downshift to first position at any time without taking your foot off the
gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver accelerator pedal.
should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the
vehicle is accelerated.
WARNING!
• You can start out, from a stop, in any gear except top
gear. Tapping (+) (at a stop) will allow starting in
second gear. Starting out in second gear can be helpful
in snow or icy conditions.
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.
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ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
This feature provides on-demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD).
The system is automatic with no driver inputs or additional
driving skills required. Under normal driving conditions,
the front wheels provide most of the traction. If the front
wheels begin to lose traction, power is shifted automatically
to the rear wheels. The greater the front wheel traction loss,
the greater the power transfer to the rear wheels.
Acceleration
Additionally, on dry pavement under heavy throttle
input (where one may have no wheel spin), torque will be
sent to the rear in a pre-emptive effort to improve vehicle
launch and performance characteristics.
CAUTION!
All wheels must have the same size and type tires.
Unequal tire sizes must not be used. Unequal tire
size may cause failure of the power transfer unit.
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
the front (driving) wheels.
WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the
front wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle
and possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.).
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Traction
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
be observed:
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace the 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.
Flowing/Rising Water
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
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.
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Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions
and Warnings before doing so.
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• 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
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CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
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:
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
there is a problem with the power steering system.
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
The standard power steering system will give you good
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
does not in any way damage the steering system.
steering capability if power assist is lost.
POWER STEERING
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
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.
Power Steering Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
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.
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 the correct fluid type.
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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, press the park brake pedal a
second time and let your foot up as you feel the brake
disengage.
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Parking Brake
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch ON, the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument
cluster will illuminate.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will
flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound
to alert the driver. Fully release the parking brake
before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission, apply the parking brake
before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• 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. 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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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic
brake systems. If either of the two hydraulic
systems loses normal capability, the remaining
system will still function. However, there will
be some loss of overall braking effectiveness. This will be
evident by increased pedal travel during application and
greater pedal force required to slow or stop the vehicle. In
addition, if the malfunction is caused by a leak in the
hydraulic system, the “Brake Warning Light” will turn on
as the brake fluid level drops in the master cylinder.
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (i.e.,
repeated brake applications with the engine OFF) the
brakes will still function. However, the effort required to
brake the vehicle will be much greater than that required
with the power system operating.
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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.
• Driving a vehicle with the “Brake Warning Light”
on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking
performance or vehicle stability during braking
may occur. It will take you longer to stop the
vehicle or will make your vehicle harder to control.
You could have a collision. Have the vehicle
checked immediately.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system commonly referred to as ESC. This
system includes Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake
Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS),
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), Electronic Stability
Control (ESC), Trailer Sway Control (TSC) and Hill Start
Assist (HSA). These systems work together to enhance
both vehicle stability and control in various driving
conditions.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system automatically “pumps”
the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent
wheel lock-up.
When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
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related motor noises. These noises are the system per- These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
forming its self check cycle to ensure that the ABS is
working properly. This self check occurs each time the
WARNING!
vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
• The ABS contains sophisticated electronic equipABS is activated during braking under certain road or
ment that may be susceptible to interference
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can incaused by improperly installed or high output
clude ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
radio transmitting equipment. This interference
debris, or panic stops.
can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should be
You also may experience the following when the brake
performed by qualified professionals.
system goes into Anti-lock:
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
their effectiveness and may lead to an accident.
short time after the stop),
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
• The clicking sound of solenoid valves,
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
• Brake pedal pulsations, and
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of phys• A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
ics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
of the stop.
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WARNING! (Continued)
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded
by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or
the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent accidents, 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.
Anti-Lock Brake Light
The Anti-Lock Brake Light monitors the ABS.
The light will turn on when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position and may stay on
for as long as four seconds.
If the ABS Light remains on or comes on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the Brake System Warning Light is not on.
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and If the ABS Light is on, the brake system should be
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of
Anti-Lock brakes. If the ABS Light does not come on
accurate signals for the computer.
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position,
have the light repaired as soon as possible.
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If both the Brake System Warning Light and the ABS
Light remain on, the ABS and Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
ABS. Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best
BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of the system, you
must apply continuous braking pressure during the
stopping sequence, (do not “pump” the brakes). Do not
reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
desired. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
deactivated.
WARNING!
BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from
acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction
afforded by prevailing road conditions. BAS cannot
prevent accidents, including those resulting from
excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery
surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of a BASequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize
the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS system, Brake Limited
Differential (BLD), functions similar to a limited slip
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differential and controls the wheel spin across a driven
axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is spinning faster than
the other, the system will apply the brake of the spinning
wheel. This will allow more engine torque to be applied
to the wheel that is not spinning. This feature remains
active even if TCS and ESC are in the “Partial Off” mode.
Refer to “Electronic Stability Control (ESC)” in this
section for more information.
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicle’s speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then
applies the appropriate brake and may also reduce
engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will
occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or
evasive driving maneuvers.
ERM can only reduce the chance of wheel lift occurring
during severe or evasive driving maneuvers. It cannot
prevent wheel lift due to other factors, such as road
conditions, leaving the roadway, or striking objects or
other vehicles.
WARNING!
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road conditions, and driving conditions, influence the chance
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot
prevent all wheel lift or rollovers, especially those
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects
or other vehicles. The capabilities of an ERMequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize
the user’s safety or the safety of others.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for over-steering and under-steering the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel. Engine
power may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain
the desired path.
The ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the path
that the driver intends to steer the vehicle and compares
it to the actual path of the vehicle. When the actual path
does not match the intended path, the ESC applies the
brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting
the condition of oversteer or understeer.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• 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
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
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ESC Operating Modes
The ESC system has two available operating modes.
Full On
This is the normal operating mode for ESC. Whenever
the vehicle is started the system will be in this mode. This
mode should be used for most driving situations. ESC
should only be turned to “Partial Off” for specific reasons
as noted. Refer to “Partial Off” for additional information.
Partial Off
The “ESC OFF” button is located in the switch bank
above the climate control. To enter the “Partial Off”
mode, momentarily push the “ESC OFF” button and the
“ESC OFF” Indicator Light will illuminate. To turn the
ESC on again, momentarily push the “ESC OFF” button
and the “ESC OFF” Indicator Light will turn off. This will
restore the normal “ESC On” mode of operation.
ESC OFF Button
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NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
WARNING! (Continued)
with snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow,
•
Trailer
Sway
Control (TSC) is disabled when the
sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the
ESC
system
is
in the “Partial Off” mode.
“Partial Off” mode by momentarily pushing the “ESC
OFF” button. Once the situation requiring “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
pushing the “ESC OFF” button. This may be done while ESC OFF Indicator Light
the vehicle is in motion.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
WARNING!
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
• When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality
position. It should go out with the engine runof ESC (except for the limited slip feature de- ning. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
scribed in the TCS section) has been disabled and comes on continuously with the engine running, a malthe “ESC Off Indicator Light” will be illuminated. function has been detected in the ESC system. If this light
When in “Partial Off” mode, the engine power remains on after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has
reduction of TCS is disabled, and the enhanced been driven several miles (kilometers) at speeds greater
vehicle stability offered by the ESC system is than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon
reduced.
as possible to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
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when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
that caused the ESC activation.
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is in ⬙ESC
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acPartial Off⬙.
celeration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excesNOTE:
sively swaying trailer. TSC activates automatically once
the excessively swaying trailer is recognized. When TSC
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
is functioning, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicaand the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momentor Light” will flash, the engine power will be reduced,
tarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
and you will feel the brake being applied to individual
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system wheels in an attempt to stop the trailer from swaying.
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
NOTE: The TSC is disabled when the ESC system is in
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds the “Partial Off” mode.
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
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WARNING!
• TSC cannot stop all trailers from swaying. Always
use caution when towing a trailer and follow the
tongue weight recommendations. Refer to ”Vehicle
Loading” and “Trailer Towing” in “Starting And
Operating” for further information.
• If TSC activates while towing a trailer, stop the
vehicle at the nearest safe location and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate the trailer sway.
• Failure to follow these warnings can result in an
accident or serious personal injury.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
during this short period of time, the system will release
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
system will release brake pressure in proportion to the
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
the intended direction of travel.
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 6% (approximate) grade or
greater hill.
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• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e., Towing With HSA
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle back- HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
when pulling a trailer.
HSA will work in REVERSE and all forward gears when
WARNING!
the activation criteria have been met. The system will not
activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUTRAL or PARK.
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
WARNING!
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
brake pedal is released there may not be enough
There may be situations on minor hills with a loaded
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
vehicle, or while pulling a trailer, when the system
hill and this could cause a collision with another
will not activate and slight rolling may occur. This
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
could cause a collision with another vehicle or object.
rolling down the hill while resuming acceleration,
Always remember the driver is responsible for brakmanually activate the trailer brake prior to releasing the vehicle.
ing the brake pedal. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• HSA is not a parking brake. Always apply the
parking brake fully when leaving your vehicle.
Also, be certain to leave the transmission in PARK.
• Failure to follow these warnings may cause the
vehicle to 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.
NOTE: The HSA system may also be turned on and off
if the vehicle is equipped with 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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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:
Example Size Designation: P215/65R15XL 95H, 215/65R15 96H, LT235/85R16C, T145/80D18 103M, 31x10.5 R15 LT
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards, or
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards, or
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards, or
T or S = Temporary spare tire or
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215, 235, 145 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
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EXAMPLE:
65, 85, 80 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
– Ratio of section height to section width of tire, or
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
– ⬙R⬙ means radial construction, or
– ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15, 16, 18 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
– A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
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EXAMPLE:
H = Speed Symbol
– A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
– The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
Absence of the following load identification symbols on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL)
tire:
• XL = Extra load (or reinforced) tire, or
• LL = Light load tire or
• C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load – Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure – Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for this
tire
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Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
– This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
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
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
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
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 minimum of three
hours. Inflation pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per
square inch) or kPa (kilopascals).
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Term
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
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 label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and the
recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door.
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Example Tire Placard Location (Door)
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
Example Tire Placard Location (B-Pillar)
Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1. Number of people that can be carried in the vehicle.
2. Total weight your vehicle can carry.
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
4. Cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
spare tires.
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
Loading
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the weight referenced here.
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuinflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasGAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
3. Tire size designed for your vehicle.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
• If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The followbe five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
ing table shows examples on how to calculate total
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 lbs (68 kg) = 750 lbs
vehicle with varying seating configurations and num(340 kg), and 1400 lbs (635 kg) – 750 lbs (340 kg) =
ber and size of occupants. This table is for illustration
650 lbs [295 kg]).
purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
• For the following example, the combined weight of
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
capacity calculated in step 4.
(392 kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Four primary areas
are affected by improper tire pressure:
• Safety and Vehicle Stability
• Economy
• Tread Wear
• Ride Comfort
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in overheating 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.
• Overinflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle
to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the
right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Fuel Economy
Underinflated tires will increase tire rolling resistance
resulting in higher fuel consumption.
Tread Wear
Improper cold tire inflation pressures can cause abnormal wear patterns and reduced tread life, resulting in the
Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the stability need for earlier tire replacement.
of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of sluggish Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
NOTE:
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
• Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause ride.
erratic and unpredictable steering response.
• Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
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Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side B-Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side door.
At least once a month:
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1
mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a minimum of three hours.
The cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed the
maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual
judgement when determining proper inflation. Tires
may look properly inflated even when they are under- Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
inflated.
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage. temperature changes.
CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the Winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
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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.
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
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).
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
Radial Ply Tires
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
WARNING!
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
tion. Refer to your authorized tire dealer or original poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Alequipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operat- ways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
ing speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
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
• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
between 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;
• The puncture is no greater than a ¼ of an inch (6 mm). failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
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 Symbol).
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. Install Winter tires on your vehicle
when ambient temperatures are less than 40°F (5°C) or if
roads are covered with ice or snow. For more information, contact an authorized dealer.
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Summer tires do not contain the all season designation or
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall. Use
Summer tires only in sets of four; failure to do so may
adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not use Summer tires in snow/ice conditions. You
could lose vehicle control, resulting in severe injury
or death. Driving too fast for conditions also creates
the possibility of loss of vehicle control.
Snow Tires
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during the Winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
“mountain/snowflake” symbol on the tire sidewall.
If you need snow tires, select tires
equivalent in size and type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires
only in sets of four; failure to do so
may adversely affect the safety and
handling of your vehicle.
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
tire inflation pressures.
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While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states prohibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
Spare Tires — If Equipped
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Tire Service Kit
instead of a spare tire, please refer to “Tire Service Kit” in
“What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
CAUTION!
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
(80 km) at 50 mph (80 km/h) after a rapid loss of inflation
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
pressure. This rapid loss of inflation is referred to as the compact or limited-use temporary spare installed.
Run Flat mode. A Run Flat mode occurs when the tire Damage to the vehicle may result.
inflation pressure is of/or below 14 psi (96 kPa). Once a
Run Flat tire reaches the run flat mode it has limited Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
driving capabilities and needs to be replaced immedi- Wheel — If Equipped
ately. A Run Flat tire is not repairable.
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat mode. equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
See the tire pressure monitoring section for more infor- of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
mation.
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rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option, Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
tire rotation pattern.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
WARNING!
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire. only. With these spares, do not drive more than
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T” 50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/ tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
80D18 103M.
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
Since this tire has limited tread life, the original equip- spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
This tire may look like the originally equipped tire on the
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front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
Limited-Use Spare — If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
WARNING!
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door. Replace (or repair) the original
equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it
on your vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss
of vehicle control.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping.
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Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
Tread Wear Indicators
5
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
replaced.
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes a 1/16 of an inch (2 mm). When the tread is
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worn to the tread wear indicators, the tire should be
replaced. Refer to “Replacement Tires” in this section for
further information.
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style.
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.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
• Tire pressure - Improper cold tire inflation pressures can exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire with oil, grease, and gasoline.
tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce tread Replacement Tires
life, resulting in the need for earlier tire replacement.
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
• Distance driven.
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or wear and correct cold tire inflation pressures. The manuhigher, and Summer tires typically have a reduced facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivatread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle main- lent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
tenance schedule is highly recommended.
“Tread Wear Indicator”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
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Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
those of the original wheels.
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire
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.
WARNING!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
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WARNING! (Continued)
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
CAUTION!
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer.
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
• Install on Front Tires Only.
• Due to limited clearance, P225/65R17 tire with a
Security Chain Company (SCC) Super Z6 low profile
traction device or equivalent is recommended.
WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
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• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
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tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
The suggested rotation method is the “rearward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
reversed.
Tire Rotation
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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 Telltale Light) illuminates,
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information” cold placard pressure in order for the “Tire Pressure
in “Starting And Operating” for information on how to Monitoring Telltale Light” to turn off.
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
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the tire pressure to rise to approximately 28 psi (193 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
The system will automatically update and the “Tire
value.
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off once the
system receives the updated tire pressures. The vehicle
CAUTION!
may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this informa- • The TPMS has been optimized for the original
tion.
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system opcold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
eration or sensor damage may result when using
of 33 psi (227 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 28 psi (193 kPa),
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
sensor damage. Using aftermarket tire sealants may
pressure to approximately 24 psi (165 kPa). This tire
cause the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
pressure is low enough to turn ON the “Tire Pressure
NOTE: When filling warm tires, the tire pressure may
need to be increased up to an additional 4 psi (30 kPa)
above the recommended cold placard pressure in order
to turn the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light off.
Monitoring Telltale Light”. Driving the vehicle may cause
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CAUTION! (Continued)
sensor to become inoperable. After using an aftermarket tire sealant it is recommended that you take
your vehicle to an authorized dealership 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 Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”.
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
the tire.
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Base System
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
illuminate in the instrument cluster, a “LOW
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure TIRE” message will be displayed and a chime will sound
when tire pressure is low in one or more of the four active
readings to the receiver module.
road tires. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
displayed. Should this occur, you should stop as soon as
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
possible, check the inflation pressure of each tire on your
and to maintain the proper pressure.
vehicle, and inflate each tire to the vehicle’s recomThe TPMS consists of the following components:
mended cold placard pressure value, as shown in the
⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message. Once the system receives the
• Receiver Module
updated tire pressures, the system will automatically
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
update and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
and “LOW TIRE” message will turn off.
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
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NOTE: When filling warm tires, the tire pressure may 1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the
need to be increased up to an additional 4 psi (30 kPa)
TPMS sensors.
above the recommended cold placard pressure in order
to turn the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light off.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
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
3. Excessive snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
this information.
housings.
Service TPMS Warning
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
When a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
seconds and then remain on solid. The system fault will NOTE:
also sound a chime. If the ignition switch is cycled, this
• The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
sequence will repeat, providing the system fault still
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not moniexists. The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
tor the pressure in the compact spare tire.
turn off when the fault condition no longer exists. A
system fault can occur due to any of the following:
• If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, a chime will sound and the “Tire Pressure
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Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn on and a “LOW
TIRE” message will be displayed for a minimum of
five seconds upon the next ignition switch cycle. An
⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be displayed.
• After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h), the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and
then remain on solid.
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes
above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to
receive this information.
Premium System — If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
• For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will readings to the receiver module.
sound and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
remain on solid.
and to maintain the proper pressure.
• Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
the TPMS will update automatically and the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off, as
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The
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• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System messages,
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
Tire Pressure Monitor Display
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or more of the
four active road tires. In addition, the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) will display a graphic showing the pressure values of each tire with the low tire
pressure values in a different color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙
message will also be displayed.
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update, the graphic display in the EVIC will change color
back to the original color, and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off.
NOTE: When filling warm tires, the tire pressure may
need to be increased up to an additional 4 psi (30 kPa)
above the recommended cold placard pressure in order
to turn the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light 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
Tire Pressure Monitor Display
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate the tires with low pressure (those in a
different color in the EVIC graphic) 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
When 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
TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five seconds and
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value to
indicate which sensor is not being received.
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The EVIC will also display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
detected. In this case, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message is then followed with a graphic display with
pressure values still shown. This indicates that the pressure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
but they may not be located in the correct vehicle
Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is displayed.
TPMS sensors.
NOTE:
Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
• The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not moniLots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
tor the pressure in the compact spare tire.
housings.
• If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
Using tire chains on the vehicle.
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnUsing wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will remain on and
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will no longer flash, and the ⬙SERVICE TPM
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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a chime will sound. In addition, the graphic in the • Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
EVIC will still display a pressure value in a different
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be dis“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off
played.
and the graphic in the EVIC will display a new
• After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as long as no tire
15 mph (24 km/h), the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit in
Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and
any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may need
then remain on solid. In addition, the EVIC will
to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -)
information.
in place of the pressure value.
General Information
• For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
solid, and the EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM following conditions:
SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five seconds and • This device may not cause harmful interference.
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
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• This device must accept any interference received, Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
including interference that may cause undesired op- your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
eration.
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experifollowing licenses:
ence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
United States
MRXSSW4
Canada
2546-SSW4
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the WorldFUEL REQUIREMENTS
wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
This engine is designed to meet all emis- and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recomsions regulations and provide excellent mends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifuel economy and performance when us- fications if they are available.
ing high-quality unleaded “regular” gaso- Reformulated Gasoline
line having an octane rating of 87. The use
of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will not Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline”.
engines.
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Reformulated gasoline contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
The use of reformulated gasoline is recommended. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide improved performance and durability of engine and fuel
system components.
CAUTION! (Continued)
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Please observe pump labels as they should
clearly communicate if a fuel contains greater than
10% ethanol.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% ethanol
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
genates such as ethanol.
void or not be covered under New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
CAUTION!
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
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
(Continued)
Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) are compatible with gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with
higher ethanol content may void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 life and reduces emissions system performance in some
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms: vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
• Operate in a lean mode.
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on.
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
• Poor engine performance.
and California reformulated gasoline.
• Poor cold start and cold drivability.
Materials Added To Fuel
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
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
MMT In Gasoline
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Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION! (Continued)
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gasoline 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.
(Continued)
• 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 and may void or not be covered
under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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 unique 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 and a yellow fuel cap. Please
refer to the other sections of this manual for information
on features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
non-Flexible Fuel powered vehicles.
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CAUTION!
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can
operate on E-85.
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
Fuel Requirements
If your vehicle is E-85 compatible, it will operate on
unleaded gasoline with any octane rating, or solely E-85
fuel, or any mixture of these fuels.
For best results, avoid fueling patterns alternating
between E-85 and unleaded gasoline.
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% ethanol and 15%
When switching fuel types:
unleaded gasoline.
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit or products that can cause spark 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.
• Add 5 gallons (19 Liters) or more when refueling.
• Drive the vehicle immediately after refueling for at
least 5 miles (8 km).
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or driveability problems during warm up.
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Chrysler Specification MS-6395. It is recommended that
engine oils that are API Certified and meet the require• Use seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel (ASTM D5798). With
ments of Material Standard MS-6395 be used. MS-6395
non-seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel, hard starting and
contains additional requirements, developed during exrough idle following start up may be experienced even
tensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to
if the above recommendations are followed, especially
FCA US LLC engines.
when the ambient temperature is below 32°F (0°C).
Starting
• Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
compatible with E-85 and may form deposits in your The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), an increase in the time
additive, such as MOPAR® Injector Cleanup or it takes for your engine to start may be experienced, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
Techron may be used.
until the engine is fully warmed up. These issues may be
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
improved with the use of seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel.
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) may
FFV vehicles operated on E-85 require specially formuimprove engine start time when using E-85 fuel when the
lated engine oils. These special requirements are included
ambient temperature is less than 32°F (0°C).
in MOPAR® engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
NOTE:
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Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
than gasoline, an increase in fuel consumption will be
experienced. The miles per gallon (mpg)/Kilometers per
liter and the driving range will decrease by approximately 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
Maintenance
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect drivability.
Replacement Parts
ADDING FUEL
All fuel and engine components in your Flexible Fuel
Vehicle (FFV) are designed to be compatible with ethanol. Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
Ethanol compatible service components are required.
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the
left side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged,
CAUTION!
be sure the replacement cap has been designed for use
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol with this vehicle.
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
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WARNING!
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap
tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door reinforcement.
• 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.
• Failure to follow this warning may result in serious
injury or death.
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CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap.
• A poorly fitting fuel filler cap could let impurities
into the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting fuel filler 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.
NOTE:
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.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, the
word “gASCAP” will display in the odometer. If this
occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound
is heard and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn
off the message. If the problem persists, the message will
appear the next time the vehicle is started.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank may also turn on the MIL. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic
System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further inforis full.
mation.
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound.
This is an indication that the gas cap is tightened
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VEHICLE LOADING
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
the “Vehicle Certification Label”. This information • Type of Vehicle
should be used for passenger and luggage loading as
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
indicated.
Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the VIN.
(GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
Vehicle Certification Label
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label affixed to This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
the drivers side B-Pillar or the rear of the driver’s door. load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
GVWR.
The label contains the following information:
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
• Name of manufacturer
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
• Month and year of manufacture
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
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WARNING!
Because the front wheels steer the vehicle, it is
important that you do not exceed the maximum front
or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can
result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Overloading
The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and the
front and rear GAWR.
Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
separately. It is important that you distribute the load
evenly over the front and rear axles.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
GVWR.
Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
The best way to figure out the total weight of your driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
it is not over the GVWR.
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
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exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
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
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
and safely as possible.
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temTo maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage, porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
follow the requirements and recommendations in this ready for operation⬙ condition.
manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
Common Towing Definitions
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
TRAILER TOWING
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle. and trailer when weighed in combination.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
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is 10% to 15% of the vehicle’s GTW for a conventional
hitch. You must consider this as part of the load on your
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
vehicle.
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or Frontal Area
rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle CertificaThe frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the
tion Label” in “Starting And Operating” for further
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
information.
Trailer Sway Control — Electronic
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Refer to “Electronic Brake Control System/Trailer Sway
Control (TSC)” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information.
Trailer Sway Control — Mechanical
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
Tongue Weight (TW)
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
hitch ball by the trailer. The recommended tongue weight
swaying motions while traveling.
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Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on vehicle
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
and trailer configuration/loading to comply with Gross
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements.
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they are commonly used to tow small and medium sized
WARNING!
trailers.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used
in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
• 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.
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tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
The following chart provides the industry standard for correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
Trailer Hitch Classification
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch Industry Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra Heavy Duty
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum Gross Trailer
Weight (GTW) towable for your given drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer
weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain:
Engine/Transmission
2.4L/Automatic
GCWR (Gross
Combined Wt.
Rating)
6,000 lbs (2 722 kg)
Frontal Area
22 sq ft
(2.0 sq m)
Max. GTW (Gross
Trailer Wt.)
Max. Tongue
Wt.
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
which includes up to
5 persons & Luggage
100 lbs
(45 kg)
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Engine/Transmission
3.6L/Automatic
GCWR (Gross
Combined Wt.
Rating)
7,300 lbs (3 311 kg)
Frontal Area
32 sq ft (3.0
sq m)
7,300 lbs (3 311 kg)
32 sq ft (3.0
sq m)
7,300 lbs (3 311 kg)
32 sq ft (3.0
sq m)
Max. GTW (Gross
Trailer Wt.)
Max. Tongue
Wt.
2,500 lbs (1 134 kg)
which includes 1 to 2
persons & Luggage
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
which includes 3 to 4
persons & Luggage
1,500 lbs (680 kg)
which includes 5 to 7
persons & Luggage
200 lbs
(91 kg)
150 lbs
(68 kg)
100 lbs
(45 kg)
* Except for
AWD models
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NOTE:
Trailer And Tongue Weight
• The trailer tongue weight must be considered as part
of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire
and Loading Information placard. Refer to “Tire Safety
Information” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information.
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
• * For All Wheel Drive (AWD) models carrying 5 to 7 many trailer collisions.
persons and luggage will exceed the rear Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR) and therefore should not be Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
attempted.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options or authorized dealer-installed
options must be considered as part of the total load on
your vehicle. Refer to the “Tire And Loading Information” placard for the maximum combined weight of
occupants and cargo for your vehicle.
Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
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.
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.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h)
and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps
the engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at
the heavier loads.
Perform the maintenance listed in the “Maintenance
Schedule”. Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further
information. When towing a trailer, never exceed the
GAWR, or GCWR, ratings.
WARNING!
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 that it will not shift during travel. When
trailering cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic
load shifts can occur that may be difficult for the
driver to control. You could lose control of your
vehicle and have a collision.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance, or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure, or tires.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow
enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. Always, block or ⴖchockⴖ
the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
(Continued)
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized.
Towing Requirements — Tires
• Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
• Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting And Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
• Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pressures before trailer usage.
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• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage • An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
Information” in “Starting And Operating” for the
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
proper inspection procedure.
brake controller is not required.
• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting And Operating” for information • Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
on replacement tires and for the proper tire replace2,000 lbs (907 kg).
ment procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load
carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s GVWR
WARNING!
and GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
• Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have a
collision.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in a
collision.
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
CAUTION!
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
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Towing Tips
or frequent trailer towing”. Refer to the “Maintenance
Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
and backing up the trailer in an area located away from NOTE: Check the four-speed automatic transmission
heavy traffic.
fluid level before towing. The six-speed transmission
does not require a fluid level check before towing. If,
Automatic Transmission
however, you notice fluid leakage or transmission malThe DRIVE range can be selected when towing. How- function, see your authorized dealer immediately for
ever, if frequent shifting occurs while in DRIVE, use the assistance.
AutoStick shift control to manually select a lower gear.
Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
NOTE: Using a lower gear while operating the vehicle
under heavy loading conditions will improve perfor- • Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
mance and extend transmission life by reducing exces- • When using the speed control, if you experience speed
sive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
provide better engine braking.
you can get back to cruising speed.
If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45 • Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
minutes of continuous operation, then change the transmaximize fuel efficiency.
mission fluid and filter as specified for “police, taxi, fleet,
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AutoStick
Cooling System
• When using the AutoStick shift control, select the
highest gear that allows for adequate performance and
avoids frequent downshifts. For example, choose “4” if
the desired speed can be maintained. Choose “3” or
“2” if needed to maintain the desired speed.
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
City Driving
When stopped for short periods, shift the transmission
into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
• To prevent excess heat generation, avoid continuous
driving at high RPM. Reduce vehicle speed as neces- Highway Driving
sary to avoid extended driving at high RPM. Return to
Reduce speed.
a higher gear or vehicle speed when grade and road
Air Conditioning
conditions allow.
Turn off temporarily.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheel OFF the Ground
NONE
Front
Rear
ALL
Recreational Towing — Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) 2.
Models
3.
Recreational towing is allowed ONLY if the front wheels
are OFF the ground. This may be accomplished using a
tow dolly or vehicle trailer. If using a tow dolly, follow 4.
this procedure:
5.
1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
FWD Models
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOT ALLOWED
OK
AWD Models
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
Drive the front wheels onto the tow dolly.
Firmly apply the parking brake. Place the transmission in PARK.
Properly secure the front wheels to the dolly, following
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
Release the parking brake.
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CAUTION!
• DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the
drivetrain will result. If this vehicle requires towing, make sure the drive wheels are OFF the
ground.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage.
Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Recreational Towing — All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Models
Recreational towing (with all four wheels on the ground,
or using a towing dolly) is NOT ALLOWED. The only
acceptable method for towing this vehicle (behind another vehicle) is on a vehicle trailer with all four wheels
OFF the ground.
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CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle with ANY of its wheels on the
ground can cause severe transmission and/or power
transfer unit damage. Damage from improper towing
is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .511
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .511
▫ Spare Tire Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
▫ 2.4L Engine — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .514
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
▫ Spare Tire Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
䡵 JUMP-STARTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .533
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510 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
▫ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Models . . . . . . . . . . .537
䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .536
▫ Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models . . . . . . . . . .538
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 511
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the
instrument panel switch bank, above the climate controls. IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
Push the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
traffic of an emergency. Push the switch a second time to
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — slow down.
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for an impending overheat condition:
other motorists.
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
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
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
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512 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
to High. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,”
safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the A/C 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 for service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
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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.
2.4L Engine — If Equipped
On hot days the engine oil temperature may become too
hot during sustained high-speed driving or if towing a
trailer up long grades. If this happens, a HOTOIL message will flash in the odometer and the vehicle speed will
be reduced to 48 mph (77 km/h) maximum until the
engine oil temperature is reduced.
NOTE: The maximum vehicle speed is reduced to
48 mph (77 km/h), you may reduce vehicle speed further
as needed. Once the engine oil temperature is reduced,
you may continue to drive normally
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Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
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.
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Torque Specifications
Lug Nut/Bolt Torque
**Lug Nut/
Bolt Size
100 Ft-Lbs (135 N·m)
M12 x 1.25
Lug Nut/
Bolt
Socket
Size
19 mm
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Wheel Mounting Surface
**Use only your Authorized Dealer recommended lug
nuts/bolts and clean or remove any dirt or oil before Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
tightening.
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WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
Torque Patterns
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.
• 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
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 515
WARNING! (Continued)
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location
The jack and jack-handle are stowed underneath a cover
in the rear storage bin in the cargo area.
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Jack Storage Location
516 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Spare Tire Location
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flashers.
The spare tire is stowed underneath the rear of the 3. Set the parking brake.
vehicle and is held in place by means of a cable winch
4. Place the shift lever in PARK.
mechanism.
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface as far from the 6. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally
opposite of the jacking position. For exedge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
ample, if changing the right front tire,
areas.
block the left rear wheel.
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.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 517
Spare Tire Removal
NOTE: On seven-passenger models, fold the third-row
passenger seats flat. This will provide more space when
accessing the jacking tools and when operating the winch
mechanism.
1. Remove the jack-handle components 1, 2 and 3 from
storage and assemble them.
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Lowering/Raising Spare Tire
1 — Spare Tire Jack Handle
2 — Extension 1
3 — Extension 2
518 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
NOTE: Assemble components 2 and 3 by seating the 3. Pull the spare tire out from underneath the vehicle and
small ball at the end of component 2 in the small hole at
raise it upright so the tire’s tread is on the ground.
the end of component 3. This will lock these components
4. Tilt the retainer at the end of the winch cable and
together. Assemble components 1 and 2 so that the wheel
remove it from the center of the wheel.
nut socket at the end of component 1 faces upward when
seated on component 2. This will make it easier to rotate
the assembly when operating the winch mechanism.
2. Fit the assembled jack-handle over the winch drive
nut located in the jack storage area. Rotate the jackhandle assembly counterclockwise until the spare tire
is on the ground with enough cable slack to allow you
to pull the spare tire out from underneath the vehicle.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
jack-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other power
tools is not recommended and it can damage the
winch.
Spare Tire Retainer
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 519
Spare Tire Stowage
NOTE: Refer to “Spare Tire Removal” for information on
assembling the winch tools.
1. Place the spare tire near to the winch cable. Hold the
spare upright so that the tire’s tread is on the ground
and the valve stem is at the top of the wheel facing
away from the rear of the vehicle.
2. Tilt the retainer at the end of the winch cable and drop
it through the center of the wheel. Then place the spare
tire with the cable and retainer underneath the vehicle.
3. Fit the assembled jack-handle over the winch drive
nut. Rotate the jack-handle assembly clockwise to
raise the spare tire into the storage area. Continue to
rotate the jack-handle assembly until you hear the
winch mechanism click three times. It cannot be over
tightened. Push against the tire several times to be
sure it is held securely in place.
Jacking Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
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520 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 521
3. Place the jack in the notches underneath the lift area
that is closest to the flat tire. Center the jack saddle
between the drain flute formations on the sill flange.
Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly engage the jack
saddle with the lift area of the sill flange.
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Jacking Locations
1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and jack-handle from
stowage.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts on the
wheel with the flat tire. Turn the wheel nuts counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the
ground.
Front Jacking Location
522 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Front Jack Engaged With Jack Handle
Rear Jacking Location
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 523
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
5. Remove the wheel nuts. For vehicles so equipped,
remove the wheel cover from the wheel by hand. Do
not pry the wheel cover off. Then pull the wheel off the
hub.
Rear Jack Engaged With Jack Handle
WARNING!
4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw clockwise
with the jack handle. Raise the vehicle until the tire To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel
covers with care to avoid contact with any sharp
just clears the road surface and enough clearance is
obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift edges.
provides maximum stability.
6. Install the spare tire.
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524 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CAUTION!
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem
facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the
spare tire is mounted incorrectly.
NOTE:
• For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use
Spare” under “Tires — General Information” in
“Starting and Operating” for additional warnings,
cautions, and information about the spare tire, its
use, and operation.
7. Install the wheel nuts with the cone-shaped end of the
nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the wheel nuts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in serious injury.
Mounting Spare Tire
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8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw counter- 11. Place the deflated (flat) tire in the cargo area. Do not
clockwise with the jack handle.
stow the deflated tire in the spare tire stowage
location. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or
9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
replaced as soon as possible.
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until 12. To stow the winch cable and retainer, fit the aseach nut has been tightened twice. For the correct lug
sembled jack-handle over the winch drive nut. Rotate
nut torque refer to Torque Specifications in this secthe jack-handle assembly clockwise until you hear
tion. If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them
the winch mechanism click three times. It cannot be
checked with a torque wrench by your authorized
over tightened.
dealer or service station.
13. Stow the jack-handle and jack. Remove the wheel
10. Lower the jack to its fully closed position.
blocks from the vehicle and release the park brake.
14. Check the tire pressure as soon as possible. Adjust the
tire pressure as required.
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526 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Road Tire Installation
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. To ease the installation process for steel wheels with
wheel covers, install two lug nuts on the mounting
studs which are on each side of the valve stem. Install
the lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut
toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in serious injury.
Tire And Wheel Cover Or Center Cap
1 — Valve Stem
2 — Valve Notch
3 — Wheel Lug Nut
4 — Wheel Cover
5 — Mounting Stud
3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the
valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand,
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 527
snapping the cover over the two lug nuts. Do not use
a hammer or excessive force to install the cover.
nut torque refer to Torque Specifications in this section. If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them
checked with a torque wrench by your authorized
dealer or service station.
4. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
lug nuts.
7. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in serious injury.
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
lug nuts.
handle counterclockwise.
6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
each nut has been tightened twice. For the correct lug
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528 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in serious injury.
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
JUMP-STARTING
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
handle counterclockwise.
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
4. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
WARNING!
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
each nut has been tightened twice. For proper lug nut
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
torque refer to Torque Specifications in this secton. If
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
in doubt about the correct tightness, have them
checked with a torque wrench by your authorized
dealer or service station.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 529
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
precautions.
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located between the left
Remote Battery Posts
front headlight assembly and the left front wheel splash 1 — Remote Positive (+) Post (Covered With Protective Cap)
shield. To allow jump-starting, there are remote battery 2 — Remote Negative (-) Post
posts located on the left side of the engine compartment.
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530 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
3. Remove the protective cover over the remote positive
(+) battery post. To remove the cover, push the locking
tab and pull upward on the cover.
4. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
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Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this jump-starting procedure could
result in personal injury or property damage due to
battery explosion.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
Connecting The Jumper Cables
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
the discharged battery.
WARNING!
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-)
post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and
could result in personal injury. Only use the specific
ground point, do not use any other exposed metal
parts.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the 5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
remote positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
battery.
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
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532 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables 5. Reinstall the protective cover over the remote positive
in the reverse sequence:
(+) battery post of the discharged vehicle.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle,
you should have the battery and charging system in1. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
spected at your authorized dealer.
remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
CAUTION!
2. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
3. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
4. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
from the remote positive (+) post of the discharged
vehicle.
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.
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NOTE: Push the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch, to place the
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system in
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
⬙ESC Partial Off⬙ mode, before rocking the
can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the
vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control” in
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
“Starting
And
Operating” for further information. Once
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE
the
vehicle
has
been freed, push the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch
and REVERSE while gently pushing the accelerator
again
to
restore
⬙ESC
On⬙ mode.
pedal. Use the least amount of accelerator pedal pressure
that will maintain the rocking motion, without spinning
CAUTION!
the wheels or racing the engine.
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE and REVERSE, do not spin the
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
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534 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Open the center console and remove the shift lever
override access cover (located in the front lower right
corner of the console storage bin).
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 535
5. Insert a screwdriver or similar small tool into the
access port, and push and hold the override release
lever forward.
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
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Shift Lever Override Access Cover
4. Push and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled
vehicle using a commercial towing service.
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift Or Dolly Tow
Flatbed
Wheel OFF the Ground
NONE
Rear
Front
ALL
FWD MODELS
IF transmission is
operable:
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
• 25 mph (40 km/h)
max speed
• 15 miles (24 km)
max distance
OK
BEST METHOD
AWD MODELS
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 537
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
vehicles under tow must be observed.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
position, not the ACC position.
CAUTION!
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
Vehicle damage may occur.
• 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.
• Do not push or tow this vehicle with another
vehicle as damage to the bumper fascia and transmission may result.
• If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the
ignition switch must be in the ACC or ON/RUN
position, not in the LOCK/OFF position.
If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, refer to “Shift Lever
Override” in this section for instructions on shifting the
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Models
transmission out of PARK for towing.
The manufacturer requires towing with all four 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.
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CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or power
transfer unit damage. Damage from improper towing is
not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmission
is operable, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all four
wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km).
• The towing speed must not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must
be towed faster than 25 mph (40 km/h) or farther than 15
miles (24 km), it must be towed with the front wheels
OFF the ground (using a flatbed truck, towing dolly, or
wheel lift equipment with the front wheels raised).
CAUTION!
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage.
Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L . . . . . . . . . .541
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .542
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . .543
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .543
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544
▫ A/C Air Filter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .554
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .546
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
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▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567 䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569 䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
▫ Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) – AWD Models
Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
▫ Front Low/High Beam Headlamp, Turn
Signal/Park Lamp, And Side Marker Lamp . .592
▫ Power Transfer Unit (PTU) – AWD Models
Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
▫ Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
▫ Cleaning The Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
▫ Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution
Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
▫ Rear Turn Signal And Backup Lamp . . . . . . . .594
▫ License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
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1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
Remote Jump Start (Negative Battery Post)
7 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
8 — Air Cleaner Filter
9 — Automatic Transmission Dipstick (4–Speed Only)
10 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
11 — Coolant Reservoir Cap
12 — Engine Oil Dipstick
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
5
6
7
8
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Engine Oil Fill
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light” (MIL). It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and 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.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, the
word “gASCAP” will display in the odometer. If this
occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound
is heard and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn
off the message. If the problem persists, the message will
appear the next time the vehicle is started.
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A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap Your vehicle has a simple ignition actuated test, which you
may also turn on the MIL.
can use prior to going to the test station. To check if your
vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must do the following:
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do
PROGRAMS
not crank or start the engine.
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to
start this test over.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- 2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
position, you will see the Malfunction Indicator Light
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
(MIL) symbol come on as part of a normal bulb check.
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II 3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
system is ready for testing.
happen:
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II • The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacethe ignition or start the engine. This means that your
ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
not proceed to the I/M station.
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• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you place the ignition in the off
position or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD II system is ready and you can proceed
to the I/M station.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine MOPAR® parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR® parts for 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,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your DEALER SERVICE
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
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
attempting any procedure yourself.
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil “Maintenance Schedule”, there are other components
which may require servicing or replacement in the future.
penalties being assessed against you.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
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.
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized dealer or qualified
repair center.
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 547
CAUTION! (Continued)
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of
component malfunction, use only the specified
fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking engine oil level
when the engine is cold will give you an incorrect
reading.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground and
only when the engine is hot, will improve the accuracy of
the oil level readings. Maintain the oil level between the
range markings on the dipstick. Either the range markings consist of a crosshatch zone marked SAFE or a
crosshatch zone marked with MIN at the low end of the
range and MAX at the high end of the range. Adding 1.0
quart (1.0 liter) of oil when the reading is at the low end
of the range marking will raise the oil level to the high
end of the range marking.
CAUTION!
Do not overfill the engine. Overfilling the engine
will cause oil aeration, which can lead to loss of oil
pressure and an increase in oil temperature. This
could damage your engine. Also, be sure the oil fill
cap is replaced and tightened after adding oil.
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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.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 549
Helix® or equivalent is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
MOPAR® SAE 5W-20 engine oil or equivalent Pennzoil®
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
or Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine ComThe engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
partment” illustration in this section.
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
the engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Com- NOTE: MOPAR® SAE 5W-30 engine oil approved to
partment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as Pennzoil®,
information.
Shell Helix® or equivalent may be used when SAE 5W-20
engine oil meeting MS-6395 is not available.
Lubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number Synthetic Engine Oils
should not be used.
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recomEngine Oil Viscosity — 3.6L Engine
mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recomMOPAR® SAE 5W-20 engine oil approved to Chrysler mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
Material Standard MS-6395 such as Pennzoil®, Shell are followed.
Engine Oil Viscosity — 2.4L Engine
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Materials Added To Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter Selection
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. MOPAR® engine oil filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the maintenance intervals.
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
WARNING!
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
your area.
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
Engine Oil Filter
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
at every engine oil change.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 551
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
NOTE: The battery is stored in a compartment that is
located behind the left front fender and is accessible
through the wheel well. The wheel and tire assemble
do not need to be removed to access the compartment.
Remote battery terminals are located in the engine
compartment for jump-starting. Refer to “JumpStarting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
To access the battery, turn the steering wheel fully to the
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
right and remove the access panel from the inner fender
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
shield.
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recomWARNING!
mended.
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
Maintenance-Free Battery
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic mainover a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
tenance required.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
the 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.
CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
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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.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 553
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
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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A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
WARNING!
Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
operating or personal injury may result.
The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet behind
the glove box. Perform the following steps to replace the
filter:
1. Open the glove box and remove all contents.
Glove Box Removal
3. Pivot the glove box downward.
2. Push the retaining tab on each side of the glove box
inward while gently pulling the glove box door out- 4. Disengage the two retaining tabs that secure the filter
cover to the HVAC housing and remove the cover.
ward until both tabs clear the door opening in the
instrument panel.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 555
CAUTION!
The A/C air filter is identified with an arrow to
indicate airflow direction through the filter. Failure
to install the filter properly will result in the need to
replace it more often.
7. Reinstall the glove box door. Make sure that the hinges
are seated fully as you raise the door. Otherwise, the
door latch will not align properly.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
A/C Air Filter Replacement
5. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, decklid, sliding doors and hood hinges, should
the housing.
be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease,
6. Install the A/C air filter with the arrow on the filter such as MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy
pointing toward the floor. When installing the filter cover, operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to
make sure the retaining tabs fully engage the cover.
the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned
should be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after
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lubricating excess oil and grease should be removed.
Particular attention should also be given to hood latching
components to ensure proper function. When performing
other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
Windshield Wiper Blades
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a performance of blades may be present with chattering,
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR® are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necesLock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder. sary.
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the 1. Lift the pivot cap on the rear wiper arm upward, this
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
will allow the rear wiper blade to be raised off of the
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulaliftgate glass.
tions of salt or road film.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 557
3. Grab the bottom of the wiper blade and rotate it
forward to unsnap the blade pivot pin from the wiper
blade holder.
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1 — Wiper Arm
2 — Pivot Cap
NOTE: The rear wiper arm cannot be raised fully up- 1 — Wiper Blade
ward unless the pivot cap is raised first.
2 — Blade Pivot Pin
3 — Wiper Arm
2. Lift the rear wiper arm upward to raise the wiper 4 — Wiper Blade Holder
blade off of the liftgate glass.
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4. Install the wiper blade pivot pin into the wiper blade To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
holder at the end of the wiper arm, and firmly press in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
the wiper blade until it snaps into place.
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
5. Lower the wiper blade and snap the pivot cap into
containers.
place.
The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gal (4 l) of washer
Adding Washer Fluid
fluid when the message “LoWASH” appears in the
The windshield washer and the rear window washer instrument cluster.
share the same fluid reservoir. The fluid reservoir is
located in the engine compartment. Be sure to check the
WARNING!
fluid level in the reservoir at regular intervals. Fill the
reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator Commercially available windshield washer solvents
antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
flush out the residual water.
the washer solution.
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, apply some
washer fluid to a cloth or towel and wipe the wiper
blades clean. This will help blade performance.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 559
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
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CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 561
To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter dam- Cooling System
age:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan,
disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot 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.
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Coolant Checks
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
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 engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
NOTE: Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could lead
to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
needed to be added to the system please contact your
local authorized dealer.
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains
visible sediment, have an authorized dealer clean and
flush with OAT coolant (antifreeze) (conforming to
MS.90032).
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubRefer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
ber, cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection
maintenance intervals.
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
Selection Of Coolant
leaks.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.90032), by an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
(Continued)
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS.90032) that allows extended maintenance intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000
miles (240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that
you use the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS.90032) throughout the life of your vehicle.
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Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze)
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS.90032. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
• We recommend using MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant NOTE:
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
Technology) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could
Material Standard MS.90032.
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
needed to be added to the system please contact your
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
local authorized dealer.
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS.90032 and distilled water. Use higher concen• Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recomtrations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
mended and can result in cooling system damage. If
−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionOAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032) as soon as
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
possible.
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
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Cooling System Pressure Cap
WARNING! (Continued)
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery bottle.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
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
(Continued)
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
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 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.
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additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to maintain the proper level, it should be added to the coolant
2.4L Engine — The coolant bottle provides a quick visual
bottle. Do not overfill.
method for determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the engine idling and warm to normal Points To Remember
operating temperature, the level of the coolant in the
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
bottle should be between the “ADD” and “FULL” lines,
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
shown on the bottle.
from the front of the engine compartment. This is nor3.6L Engine — The level of the coolant in the pressurized mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
coolant bottle should be between the “COLD” and humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vapor“FULL” range on the bottle when the engine is cold.
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
coolant freeze point or replacing engine coolant (anti- evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
freeze). Advise your service attendant of this. As long as safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the • Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
coolant bottle need only be checked once a month. When
Coolant Level
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• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in • Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antiequipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
expansion bottle must also be protected against freez- • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
ing.
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
for leaks.
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to Brake System
MS.90032) and distilled water for proper corrosion
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
protection of your engine which contains aluminum
system components should be inspected periodically.
components.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
• Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow maintenance intervals.
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
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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.
Master Cylinder — Brake Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately
if the “Brake Warning Light” indicates system failure.
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when performing underhood services.
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the fluid level up
to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir.
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
Fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake pads wear.
Brake fluid level should be checked when pads are
replaced. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
leak and a checkup may be needed.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
(Continued)
Automatic Transmission
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s specified transmission fluid. Refer
to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in this section
for fluid specifications. It is important to maintain the
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transmission fluid at the correct level using the recom- policy is the use of special dyes for diagnosing fluid
mended fluid. No chemical flushes should be used in any leaks. Avoid using transmission sealers as they may
transmission; only the approved lubricant should be used. adversely affect seals.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in this section for fluid specifications.
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
the chemicals can damage your transmission components. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Fluid Level Check — Four-Speed Automatic
Transmission
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using Use the following procedure to check the transmission
fluid level properly:
any special additives in the transmission.
Special Additives
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered 1. Park the vehicle on level ground.
product and its performance may be impaired by supple2. Run the engine at normal idle speed for at least 60
mental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid addiseconds, and leave the engine running for the rest of
tives to the transmission. The only exception to this
this procedure.
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3. Fully apply the parking brake, and press the brake
pedal.
15 miles (24 km). Hot fluid cannot be held comfortably
between the fingertips. Cold fluid is at a temperature
of approximately 80°F (27°C).
4. Place the shift lever momentarily into each gear position
(allowing time for the transmission to fully engage in 7. Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert it until seated.
Then, remove the dipstick and note the fluid level on
each position), ending with the transmission in PARK.
both sides. The fluid level reading is only valid if there
5. Wipe the area around the dipstick clean to prevent dirt
is a solid coating of oil on both sides of the dipstick.
from entering the transmission.
Note that the holes in the dipstick will be full of fluid
if the actual level is at or above the hole.
6. Remove the dipstick and determine if the fluid is hot
or cold. You can also read the transmission fluid
• If the fluid is hot, the fluid level should be in the
temperature using the Vehicle Information display in
crosshatched area marked “HOT” (between the upthe Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in
per two holes in the dipstick).
the instrument cluster. Refer to ⬙Electronic Vehicle
• If the fluid is cold, the fluid level should be between
Information Center (EVIC)⬙ in ⬙Understanding Your
the lower two holes in the area marked “COLD”.
Instrument Panel⬙ for further information. Hot fluid is
approximately 180°F (82°C), which is the normal operating temperature after the vehicle is driven at least
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If the fluid level is low, add fluid through the dipstick
tube to bring it to the proper level. Do not overfill. After
adding any quantity of oil through the dipstick tube, wait
at least two minutes for the oil to fully drain into the
transmission before rechecking the fluid level.
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 approximately 80°F (27°C). If the fluid
level is correctly established at 80°F (27°C), it should be
between the HOT (upper) reference holes when the
transmission reaches 180°F (82°C). Remember it is best to
check the level at the normal operating temperature.
8. Check for leaks. Release the parking brake.
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.
• Dirt and water in the transmission can cause serious damage. To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission after checking or replenishing
fluid, make sure that the dipstick cap is re-seated
properly.
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Fluid Level Check — Six-Speed Automatic
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 filler tube is capped and no dipstick is
provided. Your authorized dealer can check your transmission fluid level using a special service dipstick. If you
notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction, visit
your authorized dealer immediately to have the transmission fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle with
an improper fluid level can cause severe transmission
damage.
CAUTION!
If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper
tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid And Filter Changes
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
In addition, change the fluid and filter if the fluid
becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is disassembled for any reason.
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Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) – AWD Models Only
Power Transfer Unit (PTU) – AWD Models Only
Lubricant Selection
Lubricant Selection
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer Use only the manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer
to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in “Maintain- to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
ing Your Vehicle” for further information.
Fluid Level Check
Fluid Level Check
Visually inspect the unit at each oil change for leakage. If
leakage is detected, check the fluid level by removing the
fill plug. The fluid level should be maintained between
the bottom of the fill hole to 1/8 inch (4 mm) below the
fill hole.
Visually inspect the unit at each oil change for leakage. If
leakage is detected, Check the fluid level by removing the
fill plug. The fluid level should be maintained between
the bottom of the fill hole to 1/8 inch (4 mm) below the
fill hole.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
Frequency Of Fluid Change
Frequency Of Fluid Change
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
maintenance intervals.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 575
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
What Causes Corrosion?
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice and 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
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
The following maintenance recommendations will enable • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your veyou to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
hicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
resistance built into your vehicle.
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
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• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumu- Special Care
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
and Tar Remover to remove.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR®
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and
open.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish. • If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
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 your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 577
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor or
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well Black Satin Chrome wheels DO NOT USE wheel cleaners,
abrasives or polishing compounds. They will permapackaged and sealed.
nently damage this finish and such damage is not cov• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
ered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. USE ONLY
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
MILD SOAP AND WATER WITH A SOFT CLOTH. Used
• Use MOPAR® Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as on a regular basis this is all that is required to maintain
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to this finish.
match the color of your vehicle.
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
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Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
Equipped
Interior Care
Instrument Panel Cover
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manThe instrument panel cover has a low glare surface,
ner:
which minimizes reflections in the windshield. Do not
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting use protectants or other products, which may cause
with a clean, dry towel.
undesirable reflections. Use soap and warm water to
restore the low glare surface.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
Cleaning Interior Trim
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean, or a
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent, then MOPAR® Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
Armor All®. Use MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent to
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
clean vinyl upholstery.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 579
Cleaning Leather Upholstery
MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recommended for leather upholstery.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
CAUTION!
Direct contact of air fresheners, insect repellents,
suntan lotions, or hand sanitizers to the plastic,
painted, or decorated surfaces of the interior may
cause permanent damage. Wipe away immediately.
CAUTION!
Damage caused by these type of products may not be
covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped with electric defrosters or windows
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog
equipped with radio antennas. Do not use scrapers or
lights that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakother sharp instrument that may scratch the elements.
age than glass headlights.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
directly on the mirror.
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution fol- The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
lowed by rinsing.
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
Glass Surfaces
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
rag.
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type 2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Cleaning Headlights
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 581
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR® Total Clean, a
mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry with a soft
cloth.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
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.).
Cleaning The Cupholders
Clean with a damp cloth or towel using a mild detergent.
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FUSES
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an appropriate replacement fuse with the same amp
rating as the original fuse. Never replace a fuse
with another fuse of higher amp rating. Never
replace a blown fuse with metal wires or any other
material. Failure to use proper fuses may result in
serious personal injury, fire and/or property damage.
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition
is off and that all the other services are switched off
and/or disengaged.
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
(Continued)
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air
bag system, braking system), power unit systems
(engine system, gearbox system) or steering system
blows, contact an authorized dealer.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 583
Interior Fuses
The interior fuse panel is located on the passenger side
under the instrument panel.
Cavity
F100
F101
F102
Cartridge Fuse
30 Amp Pink
–
–
Mini-Fuse
–
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
F103
–
20 Amp Yellow
F105
F106
F107
F108
F109
–
–
–
–
–
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
Description
110V AC Inverter – If Equipped
Interior Lights
Cigar Lighter in Instrument Panel/Left
Rear Power Outlet
Power Outlet in Console Bin/Power Outlet in Rear of Console
Heated Seats – If Equipped
Rear Power Outlet
Rear Camera – If Equipped
Instrument Panel
Climate Control/HVAC
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Cavity
F110
F112
F114
F115
F116
F117
F118
F119
F120
F121
F122
F123
F124
F125
F126
Cartridge Fuse
–
–
–
–
30 Amp Pink
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Mini-Fuse
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
–
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
25 Amp Clear
25 Amp Clear
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
25 Amp Clear
Description
Occupant Restraint Controller
Spare
Rear HVAC Blower/Motor
Rear Wiper Motor
Rear Defroster (EBL)
Heated Mirrors
Occupant Restraint Controller
Steering Column Control Module
All Wheel Drive – If Equipped
Wireless Ignition Node
Driver Door Module
Passenger Door Module
Mirrors
Steering Column Control Module
Audio Amplifier
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Cavity
F127
F128
F129
F130
F131
Cartridge Fuse
–
–
–
–
–
Mini-Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
F132
F133
–
–
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
Description
Trailer Tow – If Equipped
Radio
Video/DVD – If Equipped
Climate Control/Instrument Panel
Passenger Assistance/Hands Free System
– If Equipped
Tire Pressure Module
Spare
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Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
The power distribution center is located in the engine
compartment.
Power Distribution Center
Cavity
F101
F102
F103
Cartridge Fuse
60 Amp Yellow
60 Amp Yellow
60 Amp Yellow
Mini-Fuse
–
–
–
Description
Interior Power Distribution Center Rail
Interior Power Distribution Center Rail
Interior Power Distribution Center Rail
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Cavity
F105
Cartridge Fuse
60 Amp Yellow
Mini-Fuse
–
F106
60 Amp Yellow
–
F139
F140
F141
F142
F143
F144
F145
F146
F147
F148
F149
40 Amp Green
30 Amp Pink
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
40 Amp Green
30 Amp Pink
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Description
Interior Power Distribution Center Rail
Ignition Run Relay
Interior Power Distribution Center Rail
Run/Accessory Relays
Climate Control System Blower
Power Locks
Anti-Lock Brake System
Glow Plugs – If Equipped
Exterior Lights 1
Exterior Lights 2
To Body Computer – Lamp
Spare
Spare
Radiator Fan Motor
Starter Solenoid
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Cavity
F150
F151
F152
F153
F156
F157
F158
F159
F160
F161
F162
F163
F164
F165
Cartridge Fuse
–
30 Amp Pink
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
40 Amp Red/20
Amp Lt. Blue
50 Amp Red
–
–
Mini-Fuse
25 Amp Clear
–
25 Amp Clear
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
–
–
25 Amp Clear
20 Amp Yellow
Description
Powertrain Control Modules
Headlamp Washer Motor – If Equipped
Diesel Fuel Heater – If Equipped
Fuel Pump
Brake/Electronic Stability Control Module
Power Transfer Unit Module – If Equipped
Active Hood Module – If Equipped
Spare
Interior Lights
Horn
Cabin Heater #1/Vacuum Pump – If
Equipped
Cabin Heater #2 – If Equipped
Powertrain Auto Shutdown
Powertrain Shutdown
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Cavity
F166
F167
F168
F169
Cartridge Fuse
–
–
–
40 Amp Green
Mini-Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
30 Amp Green
10 Amp Red
–
F170
–
15 Amp Blue
F172
F173
F174
F175
F176
F177
F178
F179
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
20 Amp Yellow
25 Amp Clear
20 Amp Yellow
30 Amp Green
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
25 Amp Clear
10 Amp Red
Description
Spare
Powertrain Shutdown
Air Conditioner Clutch
Emissions – Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle
Motor
Emissions – Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle
Actuators
Spare
Anti Lock Brake Valves
Siren – If Equipped
Spare
Powertrain Control Modules
All Wheel Drive Module – If Equipped
Sunroof – If Equipped
Battery Sensor
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Cavity
F181
Cartridge Fuse
100 Amp Blue
Mini-Fuse
–
F182
F184
50 Amp Red
30 Amp Pink
–
–
Description
Electrohydraulic Steering (EHPS) – If
Equipped
Cabin Heater #3 – If Equipped
Front Wiper Motor
REPLACEMENT BULBS
Interior Bulbs
Bulb Number
Courtesy/Reading Lamps (Incandescent)
578
Courtesy/Reading Lamps (Optional LED)
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
Glove Box Lamp
194
Cargo Lamp
579
Optional Door Map Pocket/Cupholder
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for replacement instructions.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 591
Exterior Bulbs
Low Beam Headlamp
High Beam Headlamp
Front Park/Turn Signal
Side Marker Lamp
Front Fog Lamp
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
License Lamp
Bulb Number
9006
9005
3757AK
168
PSX24W or 2504
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
168
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Exterior Bulbs – Rear (LED Version)
Rear Tail/Stop Lamp
Rear Tail (Liftgate) Lamp
Rear Turn Signal Lamp
Backup Lamp
Bulb Number
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
WY21W or 7440A
W21W or 7440
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Exterior Bulbs – Rear (Bulb Version)
Rear Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lamp
Rear Tail (Liftgate) Lamp
Backup Lamp
Bulb Number
P27/7W or 3157
P27/7W or 3157
P27/7W or 3157
NOTE: It may be necessary to remove the air cleaner
filter housing and position the Totally Integrated Power
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmoModule (TIPM) aside to replace certain lamps in the left
spheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
headlamp housing.
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually 2. Rotate the applicable bulb and connector assembly ¼
turn counterclockwise and remove the assembly from
accelerate the clearing process.
the headlamp housing.
Front Low/High Beam Headlamp, Turn
Signal/Park Lamp, And Side Marker Lamp
BULB REPLACEMENT
1. Open the hood.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 593
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
4. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the
headlamp housing and rotate it ¼ turn clockwise to
lock it in place.
Front Fog Lamp
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Front Turn Signal/Park Lamp Bulb
Side Marker Lamp Bulb
Low Beam Headlamp Bulb
High Beam Headlamp Bulb
NOTE: Turn the steering wheel to the right if replacing
the left front fog lamp or to the left if replacing the right
front fog lamp to allow for easier access to the front of the
wheel well.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the harness connector and 1. Remove the fasteners retaining the front lower wheel
well access panel and remove the access panel.
then connect the replacement bulb.
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2. Remove the electrical connector from the fog lamp
housing.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
4. Install the replacement bulb and connector assembly
straight into the fog lamp until it locks into place.
5. Reinstall the front lower wheel well access panel and
fasteners.
Rear Turn Signal And Backup Lamp
The tail lamps are a two-piece design. The tail/stop/rear
turn signal lamps are located in the rear corner body
3. Squeeze the two tabs on the side of the bulb socket and panels. The tail and backup lamps are located in the
pull straight out from the fog lamp.
liftgate.
Front Fog Lamp Electrical Connector
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 595
3. Carefully insert a trim stick (plastic flat-blade tool)
between the body panel and the outboard side of the
1. Open the liftgate.
tail lamp housing with one hand and grasp the flange
2. Remove the two fasteners from the inboard side of the
on the inboard side of the tail lamp housing with the
tail lamp housing.
other hand. Use the trim stick and hand pressure
together to disengage the tail lamp housing from the
vehicle.
Changing The Rear Turn Signal Lamp
4. Rotate the applicable bulb’s electrical connector ¼ turn
counterclockwise and remove it from the tail lamp
housing.
5. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install
the replacement bulb.
6. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the tail
lamp housing and rotate the connector ¼ turn clockwise to lock it in place.
Inboard Tail Lamp Housing Fasteners
7. Reinstall the tail lamp housing and fasteners.
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3. Carefully insert a trim stick (plastic flat-blade tool)
between the tail lamp housing and the liftgate. Use the
1. Open the liftgate.
trim stick and hand pressure together to disengage the
2. Remove the two fasteners retaining the tail lamp
tail lamp housing from the liftgate.
housing to the liftgate from the inboard face of the
liftgate.
Changing The Backup Lamp
Tail Gate Lamp
Tail Lamp Housing Retainers
4. Rotate the applicable bulb’s electrical connector ¼ turn
counterclockwise and remove it from the housing.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 597
5. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install
the replacement bulb.
6. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the
housing and rotate the connector ¼ turn clockwise to
lock it in place.
7. Reinstall the tail lamp housing and fasteners.
License Plate Lamp
1. Push the small locking tab sticking out of the end of
the lens toward the side of the vehicle and hold it in
that position.
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License Lamp
2. Insert a small flat-blade tool between the end of the
lens with the locking tab and the surrounding housing
and then pivot the tool to separate the lens from the
housing.
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3. Hold the lens with one hand and rotate the bulb’s 5. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the lens
electrical connector ¼ turn counterclockwise with the
and rotate the connector ¼ turn clockwise to lock it in
other hand and then separate the bulb and connector
place.
assembly from the lens.
6. Insert the end of the lens without the locking tab into
4. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install
the housing on the liftgate and then push the opposite
the replacement bulb.
end of the lens into the housing, making sure it locks
in the housing.
FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models
All-Wheel Drive Models
Engine Oil With Filter
2.4L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
3.6L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
U.S.
Metric
20.5 Gallons
21 Gallons
77.6 Liters
79.8 Liters
4.5 Quarts
6 Quarts
4.26 Liters
5.6 Liters
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 599
Cooling System*
2.4L Engine and Single or Dual-Zone Climate Control System
(MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula)
2.4L Engine and Three-Zone Climate Control System (MOPAR®
Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula)
3.6L Engine and Single or Dual-Zone Climate Control System
(MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula)
3.6L Engine and Three-Zone Climate Control System (MOPAR®
Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
U.S.
Metric
10.7 Quarts
10.1 Liters
11.6 Quarts
11.0 Liters
13.1 Quarts
12.4 Liters
14.5 Quarts
13.7 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
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 MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs.
87 Octane
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 601
CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.90032), by an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
(Continued)
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Power Transfer Unit (PTU)
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA)
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
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® Gear Lubricant
75W-90.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Gear Lubricant
75W-90.
We recommend you use MOPAR® DOT 3, SAE J1703.
If DOT 3 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is
acceptable.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Power Steering
Fluid + 4, or MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
䡵 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
▫ Maintenance Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
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than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
Instrument Panel” for further information.
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
whichever comes first.
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service
is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions such as Severe Duty All Models
frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or cold
Change Engine Oil at 4000 miles (6,500 km) if the vehicle
ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will influence
is operated in a dusty and off road environment. This
when the “Change Oil” or “Oil Change Required” message
type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty.
is displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the
change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
(5,600 km) since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as
• Check engine oil level.
soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
• Check windshield washer fluid level.
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
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 605
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage. Rotate tires at the first sign of irregular wear,
even if it occurs before the oil indicator system turns on.
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, power steering and transmission (4speed only) and fill as needed.
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights.
Required Maintenance Intervals.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
page for the required maintenance intervals.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change oil and filter.
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required.
• Inspect automatic transmission fluid if equipped
with dipstick.
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake.
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and
hoses.
• Inspect exhaust system.
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions.
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Maintenance Chart
Additional Inspections
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod
ends, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the brake linings, parking
brake function.
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air filter.
Replace air conditioning filter.
Replace spark plugs (2.4L Engine). **
Replace spark plugs (3.6L Engine). **
Flush and replace the engine
coolant at 10 years or 150,000
miles (240,000 km) whichever
comes first.
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 607
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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X
X
X
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter.
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter if using your
vehicle for any of the following:
police, taxi, fleet, or frequent
trailer towing.
Replace rear drive assembly
(RDA) fluid.
Replace power transfer unit
(PTU) fluid.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary.
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
608 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 609
** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
yearly intervals do not apply.
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .613
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .616
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .613 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .617
▫ FCA US LLC Customer Center . . . . . . . . . . . .614
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .614
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .618
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .620
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .620
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 613
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- FCA US LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer.
Phone: (800) 423-6343
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the con- Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
cern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer P.O. Box 1621
center.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenPhone: (800) 465-2001 English / (800) 387-9983 French
ter should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 615
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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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 (internal combustion engines only),
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 FCA US LLC
warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 617
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: AdminisREPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
trator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West
Building, Washington, D.C. 20590.
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
MOPAR® PARTS
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
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/
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PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshootNOTE: A street address is required when ordering
ing and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
Service Manuals
Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the inforThese Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
mation that students and professional technicians need in
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acdiagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintainquaint you with specific FCA US LLC vehicles. Included
ing, servicing, and repairing FCA US LLC vehicles. A
are starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procomplete working knowledge of the vehicle, system,
and/or components is written in straightforward lan- cedures as well as specifications, capabilities and safety
tips.
guage with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 619
Call toll free at:
• 1-800-890-4038 (U.S.)
• 1-800-387-1143 (Canada)
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
requirements in addition to these grades.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
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times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
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actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
The following tire grading categories were established by habits, service practices, and differences in road characthe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The teristics and climate.
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
Or
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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
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
INDEX
10
622 INDEX
About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427, 429
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .563
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Advance Front Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62, 64
Air Bag Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Air Bag Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Air Bag Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Driver Knee Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Enhanced Accident Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Front Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
If A Deployment Occurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Knee Impact Bolsters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Maintaining Your Air Bag System . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Side Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Air Bag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Air Bag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73, 107, 296
Air Bag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .550
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398, 554
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips. . . . . . . . . . .397, 399
Air Conditioning, Rear Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379, 393
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552, 553
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
All Wheel Drive (AWD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562, 598
INDEX 623
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .296, 430, 432
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
Arming System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Automatic Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410, 569
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570, 573, 602
Fluid And Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570, 573
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . .264
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
Back-Up Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .23
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551
Belts, Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Bluetooth®
Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
Audio Device After Pairing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between the
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone . . . . . .141, 171
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127, 151
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
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624 INDEX
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541, 549
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106, 483
Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Cargo Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Rollaway Tonneau Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Tri-Fold Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280, 489
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246 Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598 Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486 Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429, 567
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568, 602
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Bulb Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590, 592
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 590
INDEX 625
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator
Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296, 544
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Child Restraints
Booster Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Child Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97, 99
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt . . . . . . . .96
Infants And Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint . . . .94
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle
Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Locating The LATCH Anchorages . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children . . . . . . .87
Older Children And Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . .81
Seating Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Using The Top Tether Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . . . .367
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .565
10
626 INDEX
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562, 566
Disposal Of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Drain, Flush, And Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Points To Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Selection Of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . .562, 598, 600
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270, 581
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570, 573
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Door Locks
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
INDEX 627
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Driving
Emergency, In Case Of
Through Flowing, Rising, Or Shallow Standing
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Driving To Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy . . . . .315
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
DVD Player (Video Entertainment System™) . . . . . .345
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . .264
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .544
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541, 542
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .234
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562, 600
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
Instrument Cluster Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106, 483
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .305
10
628 INDEX
Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547, 598, 600
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541, 549
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548, 598
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106, 483
Exhaust
Exterior
Exterior
Exterior
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106, 559
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Fabric Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
Filler Location Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296, 486
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398, 554
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550, 600
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 226, 296
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
INDEX 629
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483, 484 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296, 486
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Filler Door (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Fluid Level Checks
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570, 573
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568, 602
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479, 600
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426, 602
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . .600
Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Fog Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224, 296, 593
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211, 217
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630 INDEX
Fuel, Flexible . .
Fueling . . . . . .
Fuel Optimizer .
Fuel Saver . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . .
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.483
.486
.315
.315
.582
General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145, 183, 478
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489, 492
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489, 491
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . .251, 258 Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, Or Shallow
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486, 543
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Gasoline (Fuel)
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 Headlights
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Gauges
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . .226
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223, 232
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
INDEX 631
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch .
Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Coin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) . . . . . . . . .
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.222
.223
.205
.121
.409
.226
.439
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.494
.273
.270
.251
.219
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Instrument Panel And Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
iPod®/USB/MP3 Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Ignition
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514, 519
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
10
632 INDEX
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528 Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Life Of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Key Fob
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . .16, 23 Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .16, 23 Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 590
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 222
Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73, 107, 296
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35, 406
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296, 432
Keyless Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Lane Change And Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . .225, 226
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . . .437
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
INDEX 633
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . . .228
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224, 296, 593
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222, 592
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Rear Tail Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . .223, 232
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226, 592
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590, 592
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .296
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . .296, 469
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222, 296
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 225, 226, 592, 594
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .296
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310 Load Floor, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .296 Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489, 490
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
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634 INDEX
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .546
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . .296, 544
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
Manual Transaxle
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Marker Lights, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117, 250
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
MOPAR® Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545, 617
INDEX 635
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel). . . . . . . . . . . . .479, 600
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296, 314
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296, 314
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547, 600
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314, 548
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550, 600
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
Materials Added To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548, 598
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549, 598
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . .251
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . .4, 618
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
ParkSense® System, Rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Passenger Seat Back Tilt (Easy Entry System). . . . . .215
10
636 INDEX
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Phone (Pairing). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Phone (Uconnect®). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122, 146
Placard, Tire And Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .450
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .264
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425, 426
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Transfer Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Power Transfer Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574, 602
Pregnant Women And Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Preparation For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . .20
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .565
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Rear Air Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379, 393
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Rear Drive Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Rear Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Rear ParkSense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Rear Seat, Folding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211, 217
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
INDEX 637
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Rear Wiper/Washer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Reclining Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213, 217
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553
Release, Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . .16, 23
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .16, 23
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .367
Remote Starting
Exit Remote Start Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . .296, 314
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Reverse Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533
Roof Rack (Luggage Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467
10
638 INDEX
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 107
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . .53
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 48, 51
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Seat Belt
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . . . .53
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) . . . . . . . . . . .55
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198, 203
Seat Belt Pretensioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211, 217
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
INDEX 639
Reclining Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213, 217
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204, 211, 217
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Selection Of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
SENTRY KEY®
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . .296
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Side View Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Signals, Turn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 226, 296, 594
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461, 462, 516
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25, 405
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Starting And Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425, 426
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640 INDEX
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . .367, 368
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .367
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Supplemental Restraint System - Air Bag . . . . . . . . .62
Sway Control, Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438, 492
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . .
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Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Tire And Loading Information Placard . . . . . . .449, 450
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 454, 619
Aging (Life Of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
Life Of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449, 451
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
INDEX 641
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442, 454
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Behind A Motorhome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Towing Vehicle Behind A Motorhome . . . . . . . . . . .506
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422, 423
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Transaxle
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410, 569
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
10
642 INDEX
Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141, 171
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 28
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122, 146
Uconnect® Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Uconnect® Voice Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Underhood Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . .367
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367 Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
Uconnect®
Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . .141, 171
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125, 149 Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132, 161 Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136, 166 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Screen Activated Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21, 319 Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451, 489, 490
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569, 573
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .23
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®). . . .251
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 23
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .20
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226, 296, 594
INDEX 643
Vehicle Security Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .17
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Voice Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .296
Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .616
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228, 231, 558
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
Wheel And Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 263
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Windshield Defroster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228, 231
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Wiper, Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Wiper, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Wrecker Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
10
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.
2015 Journey
2015
OWNER’S MANUAL
FCA US LLC
15JC49-126-AE
Fifth Edition Rev 1
Printed in U.S.A.
Journey
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