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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
䡵 Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
䡵 Vehicle Modifications / Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . 6
䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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INTRODUCTION
This manual has been prepared with the assistance of
service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with
the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is
supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and
various customer oriented documents. You are urged to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored
in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with
the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will be
aware of all safety warnings.
When it comes to service, remember that your dealer
knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mitsubishi威 parts, and is interested in
your satisfaction.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition,
certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the table of contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
The detailed index, at the rear of this manual, contains a
complete listing of all subjects.
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This manual contains WARNINGS against operating
procedures which could result in an accident or bodily
injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures
which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do
not read this entire manual you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on a
stamped plate located on the left front corner of the
instrument panel pad, visible from outside of the vehicle
through the windshield. This number also appears on the
Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a
window on your vehicle. Save this label for a convenient
record of your vehicle identification number and optional
equipment.
NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN plate.
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle
could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety
and may lead to an accident resulting in serious
injury or death.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Sentry Key Immobilizer— If Equipped . . . . . . .10
▫ Child Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
䡵 Ignition And Steering Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Manual Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Automatic Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
䡵 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks . . . .14
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . .24
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▫ Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Automatic Locking Mode (If Equipped) . . . . . .36
䡵 Security Alarm System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Center Lap Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
▫ To Set The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System
(BeltAlert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Auto Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Window Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Sliding Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . .35
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS)—Airbags . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch – If Equipped .53
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .70
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
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▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The double sided keys may be inserted into the locks
with either side up. The keys for your new vehicle are
enclosed in a plastic bag with a bar code label affixed to
the front. The bar code can be used to order duplicate
keys from your dealer or a locksmith. If you received
your keys without the bag, ask your dealer to give you
the number.
NOTE: Integrated keys (key and key fob combined)
must be cut by the dealer. The dealer must have cutters
that have enough clearance for integrated keys.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
If you open the driver’s door when the key is in the
ignition lock, a continuous chime will sound to remind
you to remove the key.
CAUTION!
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves.
Always remove the key from the ignition and lock
all the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
SENTRY KEY IMMOBILIZER— IF EQUIPPED
With this system, an electronically coded ignition key
sends a signal to the vehicle electronics. If the electronics
recognizes the signal, the vehicle will start and continue
to run. If the system does not recognize the signal, the
vehicle will start and run for 2 seconds, then shut off.
After six unsuccessful attempts at starting, the system
will shut down until the correct key is used.
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NOTE: If the key is in the ignition switch, then all
buttons on that transmitter will be disabled. The buttons
on the remaining transmitters will work. If the vehicle is
moving 5 mph or more, then all the transmitter buttons
are disabled for all keys.
NOTE: The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not
compatible with remote starting systems. Use of these
systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a
loss of security protection. Additional Sentry Keys or
Mobil Speed-pass™ devices held against or immediately
adjacent to the ignition key when starting the engine may
cause vehicle starting problems. If a problem occurs,
remove the Sentry Key from the key-ring and attempt to
start the vehicle again. Pagers, cell phones, walkman, etc.
will have no effect on this system.
The ⬙Security Light⬙ will illuminate for about 3 seconds
when the ignition switch is first turned to the ON
position. If the vehicle electronics do not receive a valid
signal from the ignition key, the ⬙Security Light⬙ will flash
continuously to signal that the vehicle has been immobilized. If the ⬙Security Light⬙ remains on during vehicle
operation, it indicates a fault in the system electronics. If
this option was ordered, all of the keys provided with
your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle
electronics.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed to the
vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once
a Sentry Key has been programmed to a vehicle, it cannot
be programmed to any other vehicle.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four digit PIN number. This number is required
for dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may
be performed at an authorized dealer or by using the
Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure
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consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle
electronics. A blank key is one which has never been
programmed and needs to be cut.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key System serviced,
bring all vehicle keys to the dealer.
Customer Key Programming
You can program new keys to the system if you have two
valid keys by doing the following:
1. Insert the first valid key into the ignition and turn the
ignition to the ON position for at least 3 seconds but no
longer than 15 seconds. Turn the ignition back to the OFF
position and remove the first key.
2. Insert the second valid key and switch the ignition to
the ON position within 15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a
chime will sound and the ⬙Security Light⬙ will begin to
flash. Turn the ignition back to the OFF position and
remove the second key.
3. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition and switch
the ignition to the ON position within 60 seconds of
having removed the second key. After 10 seconds, a
single chime will sound. The ⬙Security Light⬙ will stop
flashing, then turn on for 3 seconds; then turn off.
The new Sentry Key has been programmed. Repeat this
process to program up to a total of 8 keys.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with
RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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IGNITION AND STEERING LOCK
Insert the key fully, and then turn the switch to one of the
five illustrated positions. The key can be inserted or
withdrawn only in the LOCK position.
Manual Transmissions
When the steering wheel is in the LOCK position, the
steering and ignition systems are locked to provide
antitheft protection for your vehicle. It may be difficult to
turn the key from the LOCK position when starting your
vehicle. Move the steering wheel left and right while
turning the key until it turns easily. To remove the key,
depress and hold the release button located between the
ignition switch and the instrument panel. Turn the ignition key to LOCK and remove the key.
Ignition Switch Positions
Automatic Transmissions
In the LOCK position, the steering and ignition systems
are locked to provide antitheft protection for your vehicle. It may be difficult to turn the key from the LOCK
position when starting your vehicle. Move the steering
wheel left and right while turning the key until it turns
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easily. The key can be inserted or withdrawn only in the
LOCK position. Push in on the key in the ignition lock
cylinder to rotate to the LOCK position.
NOTE: The steering wheel will lock when the key is
removed, and the steering wheel is turned 115 degrees
from center clockwise and 65 degrees counterclockwise.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, the key cannot be turned to LOCK until the
selector is in the PARK position. Do not attempt to pull
the shift lever out of PARK after the key is in the LOCK
position.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks
All interior lights will illuminate in the vehicle when the
doors are unlocked using the key fob.
The interior lights will remain on for 30 seconds after the
last door is closed, or until all doors are closed and either
the ignition is turned to the ON position or a key fob
LOCK button is pressed.
Ignition Switch Positions
There is also a battery saver feature that will turn the
interior lights off after 8 minutes if the ignition is OFF
and a door is left open or the dimmer control is in the
interior lights ON position.
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DOOR LOCKS
WARNING!
Manual Door Locks
All the doors can be “manually” locked from the inside
by pushing down the door lock plunger, located on the
door trim panel. Both front doors may be opened from
the inside with the door lock plunger in the down or
locked position.
WARNING!
For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as well
as when you park and leave the vehicle.
When leaving the vehicle always remove the key
from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of
vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.
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Power Door Locks
Power Door Lock Switch Location
Vehicles equipped with power door locks can be locked
or unlocked from inside by either the use of the door lock
switches located on the front doors or by pressing the
LOCK or UNLOCK buttons on the Remote Keyless Entry
key fob.
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As a safety feature the doors will not lock when using the
door lock switches during the following conditions:
• The driver’s door is open while the key is in the
ignition.
Automatic Door Locks
If this feature is enabled, your door locks will lock
automatically when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph
(24 km/h).
This feature is enabled when your vehicle is shipped
from the assembly plant and can be disabled by using the
following procedure:
1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors.
2. Fasten your seat belt (Fastening the seat belt will
cancel any chiming that may confuse you during this
programming procedure).
3. Place the key into the ignition.
4. Within 10 seconds, cycle the key from the OFF position
to the ON position a minimum of four times; ending in
the Off position ( Do not start the engine ).
5. Within 30 seconds, press the driver’s door lock switch
in the LOCK direction.
6. A single chime will be heard to indicate the feature has
been disabled.
7. To re-activate this feature, repeat the above steps.
8. If a chime is not heard, program mode was canceled
before the feature could be disabled. If necessary, repeat
the above procedure.
Auto Unlock Feature
This feature unlocks all the doors of the vehicle when any
door is opened. The following must be met:
• The Automatic Door Lock feature must be enabled.
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• The doors of the vehicle must be locked automatically
by the Automatic Door Lock feature.
3. Insert the key into the ignition.
• The vehicle is in P (Park) and the ignition switch is in
any key position.
4. Within 15 seconds, cycle the key from the OFF position
to the ON position a minimum of four times; ending in
the Off position ( Do not start the engine ).
This feature will not operate if any of the conditions
above are not met or following has occurred:
5. Within 30 seconds, press the driver’s door lock switch
in the UNLOCK direction.
• Any manual operation of a door lock switch has
occurred.
6. A single chime will sound to indicate the feature has
been changed.
NOTE: This customer programmable feature is enabled
when your vehicle is shipped from the assembly plant.
7. To reactivate the feature, repeat the above steps.
Auto Unlock Feature Programming
Customer Programming sequence to disable or enable:
1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors.
2. Fasten your seat belt (fastening the seat belt will cancel
any chiming that may be confusing during this programming procedure).
8. If a chime is not heard, program mode was canceled
before the feature could be changed. If necessary repeat
the above procedure.
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Child Protection Door Lock
To provide a safer environment for children riding in the
rear seat, the rear doors of your vehicle have the childprotection door lock system.
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Child Protection Lock
Child Protection Lock
To use the system, open each rear door and slide the
control UP to engage the locks and DOWN to disengage
the child-protection locks. When the system on a door is
engaged, that door can only be opened by using the
outside door handle even if the inside door lock is in the
unlocked position.
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WARNING!
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the child protection locks are
engaged.
NOTE: After setting the child protection door lock
system, always test the door from the inside to make
certain it is in the desired position.
NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged,
move the door lock switch to the UNLOCK position, roll
down the window and open the door with the outside
door handle.
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors or
activate the panic alarm from distances a minimum of 66
feet (20 meters) using a hand held radio transmitter. The
transmitter need not be pointed at the vehicle to activate
the system.
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NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked
with metal objects.
To unlock the doors:
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the key fob
once to unlock only the driver’s door or twice to unlock
all the doors. When the UNLOCK button is pressed, the
illuminated entry will initiate, and the parking lights will
flash on twice.
The system can be programmed to unlock all the doors
upon the first UNLOCK button press by using the
following procedure:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
key fob.
2. Continue to hold the LOCK button at least 4 seconds,
but not longer than 10 seconds, then press and hold the
UNLOCK button. A single chime will sound to indicate
that this feature has changed.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle, by
pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK button on the keyfob.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the keyfob while
you are inside the vehicle will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
5. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
To lock the doors:
Press and release the LOCK button on the key fob to lock
all doors. If the ignition is OFF, when the doors are
locked, the parking lights will flash on once and the horn
will chirp once.
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Horn Chirp Programming
The horn chirp feature will be shipped from the assembly
plants activated. If desired this feature can be disabled by
using the following procedure:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on the key fob.
2. After holding the LOCK button for four seconds, also
press the PANIC button within 6 seconds. A single chime
will sound to indicate that this feature has changed.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
4. To reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
5. Test the horn chirp feature while outside of the vehicle, by pressing the LOCK button on the key fob with
the ignition in the OFF position and the key removed.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the keyfob, while
you are inside the vehicle, will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
6. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
Flash Lamps with Lock Programming
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on the key fob.
2. After holding the UNLOCK button for four seconds,
also press the LOCK button within 6 seconds. A single
chime will sound to indicate that this feature has
changed.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
4. Test the flash lamps with LOCK feature while outside
of the vehicle, by pressing the LOCK button on the key
fob with the ignition in the OFF position, and the key
removed.
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NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the key fob, while
you are in the vehicle, will activate the Security Alarm.
Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated will
cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to
deactivate the Security Alarm.
5. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
Using the Panic Alarm
To activate the Panic mode while the ignition is OFF press
and release the PANIC button on the transmitter once.
When the Panic mode is activated, the interior lights will
illuminate, the headlamps and parking lights will flash,
and the horn will sound.
To cancel the Panic mode press and release the PANIC
button on the transmitter a second time. Panic mode will
automatically cancel after 3 minutes or if the vehicle is
started or exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). During the Panic
Mode, the door locks and remote keyless entry systems
will function normally. Panic mode will not disarm the
security system on vehicles so equipped.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with
RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following 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: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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If your Remote Lock Control fails to operate from a
normal distance, check for these two conditions.
Use the following procedure to program additional key
fobs if the vehicle is not equipped with Sentry Key:
1. Weak batteries in transmitter. The expected life of
batteries is five years.
1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some mobile
or CB radios.
2. Fasten your seat belt (Fastening the seatbelt will cancel
any chiming that may confuse you during this programming procedure).
3. Place the key into the ignition.
Programming Additional Transmitters
Vehicles will be shipped from the assembly plants with
two key fob transmitters programmed only for that
vehicle. A total of eight fobs can be programmed for your
vehicle. Additional fobs can be programmed to your
vehicle through the use of a currently programmed fob.
4. Turn the ignition to the ON position ( Do not start the
engine ).
NOTE: When entering program mode using that fob, all
other programmed fobs will be erased and you will have
to reprogram them for your vehicle.
7. When a single chime is heard release both buttons. The
chime is an indication that you have successfully entered
program mode. All fobs that are to be programmed must
be done so within 60 seconds of when the chime was
heard.
5. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on the key fob.
6. After holding the UNLOCK button for four seconds,
also press the PANIC button within 6 seconds.
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8. Using the fob to be programmed, press and hold both
the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons, simultaneously for 2
seconds and then release.
Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery (2 required) is
CR2032.
9. Press and release the UNLOCK button a single chime
will be heard.
1. If the key fob is equipped with a screw, remove the
screw. With the transmitter buttons facing down, use a flat
blade to pry the two halves of the transmitter apart. Make
sure not to damage the elastomer seal during removal.
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 to program up to six additional
fobs.
11. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.
12. Your vehicle will remain in program mode up to 60
seconds from when the original chime was heard. After
60 seconds, all programmed fobs function normally.
NOTE: If you do not have a programmed transmitter,
contact your dealer for details.
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2. Remove and replace the batteries. Avoid touching the
new batteries with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
3. To assemble the transmitter case, snap the two halves
together.
NOTE: If the key fob is equipped with a screw, reinstall
and tighten the screw until snug.
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system monitors the vehicle doors and ignition for
unauthorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the
system provides both audible and visual signals. The
horn will sound repeatedly for 3 minutes and the headlights and security light in the instrument cluster will
flash for an additional 15 minutes. The engine will not
run until the system is disarmed.
To Set the Alarm:
The alarm will set when you use the power door locks or
use the Keyless Entry transmitter to lock the doors. After
all the doors are locked and closed, the security light in
the instrument cluster will flash rapidly to signal that the
system is arming. The security light in the instrument
panel cluster will flash rapidly for about 15 seconds to
indicate that the alarm is being set. After the alarm is set,
the security light will flash at a slower rate to indicate
that the system is armed.
NOTE: If the security light stays on continuously during
vehicle operation, have the system checked by your
dealer.
To Disarm the System:
Use the Keyless Entry transmitter to unlock the doors. If
something has triggered the system in your absence, the
horn will sound three times when you unlock the doors.
Check the vehicle for tampering.
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The security system will also disarm, if the vehicle is
started with a programmed Sentry Key. If an unprogrammed Sentry Key is used to start a vehicle, the engine
will start and run for 2 seconds and then shut down.
After six unsuccessful attempts at starting the engine, the
system will shut down until the correct key is used. To
exit alarming mode, press the RKE Unlock button or start
the vehicle with a programmed Sentry Key.
The security alarm system is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
system will arm unexpectedly. If you remain in the
vehicle and lock the doors with the transmitter, the alarm
will sound when you pull the door handle to exit.
NOTE: You may accidentally activate the security system (horn sounds and lights flash) by entering the vehicle
without using the key fob to unlock the door(s). The
security system can be disarmed with the key fob’s
UNLOCK button or by inserting a programmed Sentry
Key into the ignition and turning the key to the ON
position.
WINDOWS
Power Windows
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Auto Down
The driver’s window switch has an Auto Down feature.
Push the window switch past the first detent, release, and
the window will go down automatically. To cancel the
Auto Down movement, operate the switch in either the
up or down direction and release the switch.
The control on the left front door has up-down switches
that give you fingertip control of all four power windows. There is a single opening and closing switch on the
passenger doors for passenger window control. The
windows will operate only when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position.
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Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window control on the other doors. To
disable the window controls on the other doors, press the
window lock button. To enable the window controls,
press the window control button again.
Sliding Rear Window
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Sliding Window Light Latch
A locking device in the center of the window helps to
prevent entry from the rear of the vehicle. Squeeze the
lock to release the window.
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WIND BUFFETING
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down or partially open.. This is a normal
occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs
with the rear windows open, open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting.
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front
and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, knee
bolsters, front airbags for both the driver and front
passenger, and if equipped left and right side curtain
airbags for the driver and passengers seated next to a
window. If you will be carrying children too small for
adult-size seat belts, your seat belts or the LATCH feature
(refer to the Child Restraint section in this manual), can
be used to hold infant and child restraint systems.
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.
WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
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Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and that
they can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision.
Some of the worst injuries happen when people are
thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility
of ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions except the front center seating
position (with full bench seat) have combination lap/
shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to
lock during very sudden stops or collisions. This feature
allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with
you under normal conditions. But in a collision, the belt
will lock and reduce the risk of your striking the inside of
the vehicle or being thrown out.
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.
Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.
Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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WARNING!
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the
best. Wearing your belt in the wrong place could
make your injuries in a collision much worse. You
might suffer internal injuries, or you could even
slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep
your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in an accident, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for
more than one person, no matter what their size.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front
seat, next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the latch
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plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around
your lap.
WARNING!
• A belt buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect
you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your
body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle
your belt into the buckle nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well. In
a sudden stop you could move too far forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt snugly.
• A belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle
in a collision, increasing head and neck injury. And a
belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs
aren’t as strong as shoulder bones. Wear the belt over
your shoulder so that your strongest bones will take the
force in a collision.
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
• A shoulder belt placed behind will not protect you
from injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit
your head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder
belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used
together.
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4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt
reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.
WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt can’t do its job as well. In a collision
it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight.
If you can’t straighten a belt in your vehicle, take it
to your dealer and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision
and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt
system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose
parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately.
Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front row outboard seats, the shoulder belt can be
adjusted upward or downward to help position the belt
away from your neck. Push in on the anchorage release
button to release the anchorage, and then move it up or
down to the position that serves you best.
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Automatic Locking Mode (if equipped)
To convert from the normal emergency locking mode to
the automatic locking mode, grasp the shoulder belt
portion and pull all of the webbing out of the retractor.
Allow some of the webbing to retract into the retractor, as
the belt retracts you will hear a clicking sound to indicate
the seat belt is now in the automatic locking mode. Once
the automatic locking mode has been activated, you will
not be able to pull the webbing back out of the retractor.
To disengage the automatic locking mode, simply allow
the seat belt to retract fully into the retractor to return the
seat belt to the normal emergency locking mode.
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in the desired position.
The adjuster has an easy up (EZ Up) feature, which will
allow it to be moved up without engaging the button.
Center Lap Belts
The center seat position on the front seat bench has a lap
belt only. To fasten the lap belt, slide the latch plate into
the buckle until you hear a “click.” To lengthen the lap
belt, tilt the latch plate and pull. To remove slack, pull the
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loose end of the webbing. Wear the lap belt snug against
the hips. Sit back and erect in the seat, then adjust the belt
as tightly as is comfortable.
Seat Belt Pretensioners
The seat belts for front outboard seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove any slack from the seat belt system in the event of
a collision. These devices improve the performance of the
seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the
occupant early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all
size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the airbags, the pretensioners are single use items. After a collision that is severe
enough to deploy the airbags and pretensioners, both
must be replaced.
Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System
(BeltAlert)
If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within 60
seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is
greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced Warning
System (BeltAlert) will alert the driver to buckle their seat
belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to
buckle their seat belts. Once the warning is triggered, the
Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will continue to
chime and flash the Seat Belt Warning Light for 96 seconds
or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled. The Enhanced
Warning System (BeltAlert) will be reactivated if the
driver’s seat belt is unbuckled for more than 10 seconds
and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).
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The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by
following these steps:
4. Turn off the engine. A single chime will sound to
signify that you have successfully completed the programming.
NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. The manufacturer does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert).
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
buckle the driver’s seat belt.
2. Start the engine and wait for the Seat Belt Warning
Light to turn off.
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at least three
times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt
buckled.
NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning
Light will continue to illuminate while the driver’s seat
belt remains unbuckled.
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts
throughout their pregnancies. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug against the hips as possible.
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Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS)—Airbags
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Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended, your
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use the
seat belt extender when the lap belt is not long
enough when it is worn low and snug, and in the
recommended seating positions. Remove and store
the extender when not needed.
This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and right
front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the
steering wheel. The passenger front airbag is mounted in
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the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS/AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers.
NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal
regulations that allow less forceful deployment.
The front airbags have a multistage inflator design. This
may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation
that are based on collision severity and occupant size.
Also, the front passenger airbag is certified to the Federal
regulations that define Occupant Classification (Refer to
⬙Occupant Classification System⬙ in this section).
This vehicle may also be equipped with window bags to
protect the driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next
to a window. If the vehicle is equipped with window
bags, they are located above the side windows. Their
covers are also labeled SRS AIRBAG.
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim; but they will open to allow airbag deployment.
WARNING!
• Do not put anything on or around the front airbag
covers or attempt to manually open them. You may
damage the airbags and you could be injured because the airbags are no longer functional. These
protective covers for the airbag cushions are designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
• If your vehicle is equipped with window bags, do
not stack luggage or other cargo up high enough to
block the location of the window bag. The area
where the window bag is located should remain free
from any obstructions.
• If your vehicle is equipped with window bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on
the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
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Along with the seat belts, front airbags work with the
instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved
protection for the driver and front passenger. Window
bags also work with seat belts to improve occupant
protection.
The seat belts are designed to protect you in many types
of collisions. The front airbags deploy in moderate to
severe frontal collisions.
NOTE: The passenger front airbag may not deploy even
when the driver front airbag has if the Occupant Classification System (refer to ⬙Occupant Classification System⬙
in this section) has determined the passenger seat is
empty or is occupied by someone that is classified in the
⬙small child⬙ category.
If your vehicle is so equipped, the window bag on the
crash side of the vehicle is triggered in moderate to
severe side collisions. But even in collisions where the
airbags work, you need the seat belts to keep you in the
right position for the airbags to protect you properly.
Here are some simple steps you can follow to minimize
the risk of harm from a deploying airbag.
1. Children 12 years and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child restraint.
Infants in rear-facing child restraints should NEVER ride
in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag.
An airbag deployment can cause severe injury or death to
infants in that position.
If a child from 1 to 12 years old must ride in the front
passenger seat because the vehicle is crowded, move the
seat as far back as possible, and use the proper child
restraint. See ⬙Child Restraint⬙ in this section.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
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2. All occupants should use their lap and shoulder belts
properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the airbag room to inflate.
4. If your vehicle has window bags, do not lean against
the door or window, airbags will inflate forcefully into
the space between you and the door.
5. If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact the
Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided in the ⬙If
You Need Customer Assistance⬙ section later in this
owner’s manual.
WARNING!
• Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions the airbags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you
have airbags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during airbag deployment could cause
serious injury. Airbags need room to inflate. Sit
back, comfortably extending your arms to reach
the steering wheel or instrument panel.
• If the vehicle has window bags, they also need
room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or
window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
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Air Bag System Components
The airbag system consists of the following:
• Occupant Restraint Controller
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners
• Occupant Classification System (OCS) for the Front
Passenger Seat
• Side Remote Acceleration Sensors (If Equipped)
− Occupant Classification Module
• Airbag Warning Light
− Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light
• Driver Airbag
− Weight Sensors
• Passenger Airbag
How the Airbag System Works
• Window Bags above Side Windows (If Equipped)
• The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
if a frontal collision is severe enough to require the
airbags to inflate. The front airbag inflators are designed to provide different rates of airbag inflation
from direction provided by the ORC. The ORC may
also modify the rate of inflation based on the occupant
size provided by the Occupant Classification Module.
The ORC will not detect roll over.
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Interconnecting Wiring
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Front Acceleration Sensors
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The ORC also monitors the readiness of the electronic
parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in
the START or RUN positions. These include all of the
items listed above except the steering wheel and
column, and knee bolsters. If the key is in the OFF
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition,
the airbags are not on and will not inflate.
During a moderate-to-severe rear impact the ORC may
deploy the seat belt pretensioners alone.
Also, the ORC turns on the AIRBAG warning
light and PAD indicator light in the instrument
panel for 6 to 8 seconds for a self-check when
the ignition is first turned on. After the selfcheck, the AIRBAG warning light will turn off. The PAD
indicator light will function normally (Refer to ⬙Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light⬙ in this section).
If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the
system, it turns on the AIRBAG warning light either
momentarily or continuously. A single chime will sound
if the light comes on again after initial start up.
WARNING!
Ignoring the AIRBAG warning light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the airbags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not
come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it
comes on as you drive, have the airbag system
checked right away.
• The Occupant Classification System (OCS) is part of
a Federally regulated safety system required for this
vehicle. It is designed to turn off the front passenger
airbag in the unlikely event that a rear-facing infant
seat is in the front passenger seat.
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NOTE: Children 12 years and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child restraint.
If the passenger frontal air bag is automatically turned
off by the OCS, or by using the manual on/off switch
(on vehicles so equipped), the PAD Indicator lamp
illuminates the passenger frontal airbag symbol and
the word ⬙OFF⬙ to show that the passenger airbag will
not inflate during a collision requiring airbags.
When the right front passenger seat is empty or when
very light objects are placed on the seat, the passenger air
bag will not inflate even though the Passenger Airbag
Disable (PAD) indicator lamp is not illuminated.
• The Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light
(an amber light located in the center of the instrument
panel) tells the driver and front passenger when the
front passenger airbag is turned off.
The PAD indictor light should not be illuminated when
teenagers, most children in a forward facing child restraint or booster seats, most children that can properly
wear the vehicle’s seat belt, and when an adult passenger
is properly seated in the front passenger seat. In this case,
the air bag is ready to be inflated if a collision requiring
an airbag occurs.
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For almost all properly installed rear facing child restraints, the PAD indicator light will be illuminated
indicating that the front passenger airbag is turned off
and will not inflate. If the PAD indicator light is not
illuminated, DO NOT assume the air bag is turned off.
Move the child restraint to the second row of seats (if
equipped). A deploying passenger air bag can cause
death or serious injury to a child in a rear facing infant
seat. For vehicles with a manual on/off switch, the
passenger frontal airbag can be manually turned off. See
section on how to use the switch later in this section.
NOTE: Even though this vehicle is equipped with an
occupant classification system, children 12 years and
under should always ride buckled up in a rear seat (if
equipped) in an appropriate child restraint (see section
on child restraints).
Front Passenger
Seat Occupant
Passenger Airbag Disable
(PAD) Indicator
Light
OFF
Airbag Status
Adult
ON
Grocery Bags,
Heavy Briefcases
and Other RelaON
OFF
tively Light Objects
Empty or Very
OFF*
OFF
Light Objects
* Since the system senses weight, some small objects
will turn the PAD Indicator Light on.
The OCS classifies an occupant using weight sensors
mounted in the base of the front passenger seat. Objects
hanging on the seat or other passengers pushing down
on the seat will also be sensed. The weight of an adult
will cause the system to turn the airbag on. In this case,
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the OCS has classified the occupant of the seat as an
adult. An adult occupant needs to sit in a normal position
(with their feet on or near the floor) in order to be
properly classified. Reclining the seat back too far may
change how an occupant is classified by the OCS.
If the front passenger seat is damaged in any way, it
should only be serviced by an authorized dealer. If the
seat is removed (or even if the seat attachment bolts are
loosened or tightened in any way), take the vehicle to an
authorized dealer.
Drivers and adult passengers should verify that the PAD
Indicator Light is not illuminated when an adult is riding
in the front passenger seat. If an adult occupant’s weight
is transferred to another part of the vehicle (like the door
or instrument panel), the weight sensors in the seat may
not properly classify the occupant. Objects lodged under
the seat or between the seat and the center console can
prevent the occupant’s weight from being measured
properly and may result in the occupant being improperly classified. Ensure that the front passenger seat back
does not touch anything placed behind the front passenger seat because this can also affect occupant classification.
If there is a fault present in the OCS, the Airbag Warning
Light (a red light located in the center of the instrument
cluster directly in front of the driver) will be turned on.
This indicates that you should take the vehicle to an
authorized dealer. The Airbag Warning Light is turned on
whenever there is fault that can affect the operation of the
airbag system. If there is a fault present in the OCS, both
the PAD Indicator Light and the Airbag Warning Light
are illuminated to show that the passenger airbag is
turned off until the fault is cleared. If an object is lodged
under the seat and interferes with operation of the weight
sensors, a fault will occur which turns on both the PAD
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Indicator Light and the Airbag Warning Light. Once the
lodged object is removed, the fault will be automatically
cleared after a short period of time.
through vent holes in the sides of the airbag. In this
way the airbags do not interfere with your control of
the vehicle.
• The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator
units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to
inflate the front airbags. Different airbag inflation rates
may be possible based on collision severity and occupant size. The steering wheel hub trim cover and the
upper right side of the instrument panel separate and
fold out of the way as the bags inflate to their full size.
The bags fully inflate in about 50 - 70 milliseconds.
This is about half of the time it takes to blink your eyes.
The bags then quickly deflate while helping to restrain
the driver and front passenger. The driver’s front
airbag gas is vented through vent holes in the sides of
the airbag. The passenger’s front airbag gas is vented
• The Occupant Classification Module (OCM) is located beneath the front passenger seat. The OCM
classifies the occupant into categories based on the
measurements made by the seat weight sensors. The
OCM communicates with the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). The ORC uses the occupant category to
determine whether the front passenger airbag should
be turned off. It also determines the rate of airbag
inflation during a collision.
• The Passenger Airbag Disabled (PAD) Indicator
Light indicates to the driver and passenger when the
airbag is turned OFF. In the presence of a properly
seated occupant, when the PAD indicator light is
illuminated, the airbag is OFF. Also, when the Occupant Classification System detects either an empty seat
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or a weight less than the predetermined threshold, the
ORC will not illuminate the PAD indicator light even
though the airbag is turned OFF.
where the window bag inflates. This especially applies
to children. The window bag is only about 3-1/2
inches (9 cm) thick when it is inflated.
• Your vehicle has four Weight Sensors located within
the seat structure or between the seat tracks and
cushion frame. The weight sensors measure applied
weight and transfers that information to the OCM.
• The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of
the driver and the front passenger, and position everyone for the best interaction with the front airbag.
• The Side Impact SRS Window Bags are designed to
activate only in certain side collisions. When the ORC
(with side impact option) detects a collision requiring
the window bags to inflate, it signals the inflators on
the crash side of the vehicle. A quantity of nontoxic gas
is generated to inflate the window bag. The inflating
window bag pushes the outside edge of the headliner
out of the way and covers the window. The airbag
forcefully inflates in about one quarter of the time it
takes to blink your eye. Make sure you are seated and
belted properly and do not position items in the area
• The front passenger seat assembly contains critical
components that affect the front passenger airbag
deployment. Correctly functioning front passenger
seat components are critical for the Occupant Classification System (OCS) to properly classify the front
passenger and calculate the proper airbag deployment. Do not make any modifications to the front
passenger seat components, assembly, or to the seat
cover. The following requirements must be strictly
adhered to:
• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
components in any way.
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• Do not modify the front seat center console or center
position seat in any way.
• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers not
designated for the specific model being repaired. Always use the correct seat cover specified for the
vehicle.
• Do not replace the seat cover with an aftermarket seat
cover. Do not add a secondary seat cover other than
those approved by Mitsubishi威.
• At no time should any supplemental restraint system
(SRS) component or SRS related component or fastener be modified or replaced with any part except
those which are approved by Mitsubishi威.
WARNING!
Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the front passenger seat assembly, its related components, or seat cover may inadvertently change the
airbag deployment in case of a frontal crash. This
could result in death or serious injury to the front
seat passenger if the vehicle is involved in an accident. A modified vehicle may not comply with
required Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(FMVSS).
If A Deployment Occurs
The airbag system is designed to deploy the airbags
when the impact sensors detect a moderate-to-severe
frontal collision, to help restrain the driver and front
passenger, and then immediately deflate.
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NOTE: A frontal collision that is not severe enough to
need airbag protection will not activate the system. This
does not mean something is wrong with the airbag
system.
If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any
or all of the following may occur:
• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front
passenger as the airbags deploy and unfold. The
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately. As the airbags deflate you may see some
smoke-like particles. The particles are a normal byproduct of the process that generates the nontoxic gas
used for airbag inflation. These airborne particles may
irritate the skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin
or eye irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For
nose or throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the
irritation continues, see your doctor. If these particles
settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the
airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another
collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you.
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WARNING!
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
airbag bracket, seat belt pretensioners, and the front
passenger seat belt retractor assembly, replaced by
an authorized dealer as soon as possible. Also, have
the Instrument Panel inspected for cracks and the
Occupant Classification System serviced as well.
Maintaining Your Airbag System
WARNING!
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Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail when you
need it. You could be injured if the airbag 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.
Do not attempt to modify any part of your advanced airbag system. The
airbag may inflate accidentally or may not function properly if modifications
are made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any advanced airbag
system service. If your seat, including your trim cover and cushion, needs to
be serviced in any way (including removal or loosening/tightening of seat
attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to modify an
advanced airbag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
Do not place or hang any items such as add-on video players on the right
front passenger seat back. The additional weight may cause the Occupant
Classification System to be unable to correctly classify the right front
occupant. This could allow the passenger frontal airbag to inflate when it is
not desired.
You need proper knee impact protection in a collision. Do not mount or
locate any aftermarket equipment on or behind the knee bolsters.
It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the airbag system yourself. Be sure
to tell anyone who works on your vehicle that it has an airbag system.
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Enhanced Accident Response System
If the airbags deploy after an impact and the electrical
system remains functional, vehicles equipped with
power door locks will unlock automatically. In addition,
approximately 5 seconds after the vehicle has stopped
moving, the interior lights will light until the ignition
switch is turned off.
Airbag Light
You will want to have the airbags ready to
inflate for your protection in an impact. While
the airbag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have
an authorized dealer service the system promptly:
• The airbag light does not come on or flickers during
the 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first
turned on.
• The light remains on or flickers after the 6 to 8 second
interval.
• The light flickers or comes on and remains on while
driving.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer or any engine
related gauges are not working, the airbag control module may also be disabled. The airbags may not be ready
to inflate for your protection. Promptly check fuse block
for blown fuses. Refer to the label located on the inside of
the fuse block cover for the proper airbag fuses. See your
dealer if the fuse is good.
Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch – If Equipped
The passenger front airbag is to be turned off only if the
passenger:
• is an infant (less than 1 year old) who must ride in the
front seat because there is no rear seat, because the rear
seat is too small for a rear-facing infant restraint or
because the infant has a medical condition which
makes it necessary for the driver to be able to see the
infant,
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• is a child, age 1 to 12 who must ride in the front seat
because there is no rear seat, because there is no rear
seat position available, or because the child has a
medical condition which makes it necessary for the
driver to be able to see the child,
• has a medical condition which makes passenger airbag
inflation (deployment) a greater risk for the passenger
than the risk of hitting the dashboard (instrument
panel) or windshield in a crash.
WARNING!
Whenever an airbag is turned off, even a lap/
shoulder belted passenger may hit their head, neck,
or chest on the dashboard (instrument panel) or
windshield in a crash. This may result in serious
injury or death.
NOTE: The Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch is not
available in the Double Cab.
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To Shut Off the Passenger Frontal Airbag
Place the ignition key in the Passenger Airbag On/Off
Switch, push the key in and turn clockwise, and remove
the key from the switch. This will shut off the passenger
frontal airbag. The passenger frontal airbag symbol and
the word “OFF” on the passenger airbag disable (PAD)
lamp will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
To Turn On the Passenger Frontal Airbag
Place the ignition key in the Passenger Airbag On/Off
Switch, push the key in and turn counterclockwise, and
remove the key from the switch. This will turn On the
passenger frontal airbag. The passenger airbag disable
(PAD) lamp will now be Off when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an airbag deployment, your vehicle is
designed to record up to 2-seconds of specific vehicle
data parameters (see list below) in an event data recorder
prior to the moment of airbag deployment. Please note
that such data are ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys,
and are otherwise unavailable. In conjunction with other
data gathered during a complete accident investigation,
the electronic data may be used by the manufacturer and
others to learn more about the possible causes of crashes
and associated injuries in order to assess and improve
vehicle performance. In addition to crash investigations
initiated by the manufacturer, such investigations may be
requested by customers, insurance carriers, government
officials, and professional crash researchers, such as those
associated with universities, and with hospital and insurance organizations.
In the event that an investigation is undertaken by the
manufacturer (regardless of initiative), the company or
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its designated representative will first obtain permission
of the appropriate custodial entity for the vehicle (usually
the vehicle owner or lessee) before accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to download data by a
court with legal jurisdiction (i.e., pursuant to a warrant).
A copy of the data will be provided to the custodial entity
upon request. General data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash databases, such as those maintained by the US government and various states. Data of
a potentially sensitive nature, such as would identify a
particular driver, vehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential data will not be disclosed by the
manufacturer to any third party except when:
1. Used for research purposes, such as to match data
with a particular crash record in an aggregate database,
provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter
preserved
2. Used in defense of litigation involving the manufacturer’s product
3. Requested by police under a legal warrant
4. Otherwise required by law
Data Parameters that May Be Recorded:
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning lamp status
for electronically-controlled safety systems, including
the airbag system
• Airbag disable lamp status (if equipped)
• ⬙Time⬙ of airbag deployment (in terms of ignition
cycles and vehicle mileage)
• Airbag deployment level (if applicable)
• Seatbelt status
• Brake status (service and parking brakes)
• Accelerator status (including vehicle speed)
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• Engine control status (including engine speed)
Infants and Small Children
• Cruise control status
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types
of child restraints can be used rearward facing: infant
carriers and ⬙convertible⬙ child seats.
• Traction/stability control status
Child Restraint
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time - babies and children, too. Every state in the United
States and all Canadian provinces require that small
children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the law,
and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it. Children 12
years and under should ride properly buckled up in a
rear seat, if available. According to crash statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats
rather than in the front.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult seat belt. Always check the child seat
owner’s manual to ensure you have the right seat for
your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your child:
• The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children who weigh up
to about 20 lbs (9 kg). ⬙Convertible⬙ child seats can be
used either rearward-facing or forward-facing in the
vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher
weight limit in the rearward-facing direction than
infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing
by children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) but are
less than one year old. Both types of child restraints are
held in the vehicle by the seatbelt or the LATCH child
restraint anchorage system. (See the LATCH - Child
Seat Anchorage System section.)
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• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger airbag
that does not have a switch to turn the airbag Off. An
airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death
to infants in this position.
Older Children and Child Restraints
• Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) and who
are older than one year can ride forward-facing in the
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible
child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for
children who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg), and are
older than one year old. These child seats are also held
in the vehicle by the seatbelt or the LATCH child
restraint anchorage system. (See the LATCH - Child
Seat Anchorage System section.)
• The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small
to fit the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child
cannot sit with knees bent over the seat cushion while
the child’s back is against the seatback, they need a
belt-positioning booster seat. The child and booster
seat are held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.
Children Too Large for Booster Seats
• 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 seat back should use the lap/shoulder belt
in a rear seat.
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
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• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm.
For additional information, refer to www.seatcheck.org.
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 manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward facing infant restraint should only be
used in a rear seat of a vehicle that does not have
an airbag off switch. A rearward facing infant
restraint in the front seat may be struck by a
deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or fatal to the infant.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. The manufacturer recommends that you
try a child restraint in the vehicle seats where you will
use it before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
• The Extended Cab first row and the Extended and
Double Cab second row outside seating positions have
cinching latch plates. These are designed to keep the
lap portion tight around the child restraint so that it is
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not necessary to use a locking clip. If the seat belt has
a cinching latch plate, pulling up on the shoulder
portion of the lap/shoulder belt will tighten the belt.
The cinching latch plate will keep the belt tight,
however, any seat belt system will loosen with time, so
check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.
• Buckle the child into the restraint exactly as the
manufacturer’s instructions tell you.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or
collision, it could strike the occupants or seat backs
and cause serious personal injury.
LATCH - Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
Each vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
provides for the installation of the child restraint without
using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing the child
restraint using lower anchorages and upper tether straps
from the child restraint to the vehicle structure. LATCHcompatible child restraint systems are now available.
However, because the lower anchorages are to be introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
also have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
connection to the top tether anchorages have been available for some time. For some older child restraints, many
child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap
kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
the available attachments provided with your child restraint in any vehicle.
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Extended Cab
• The Extended Cab front and rear right (if equipped
with a rear seat) passenger seating positions have
lower anchorages for LATCH equipped child restraints.
Double Cab
• The Double Cab second row seat has lower anchorages
that are capable of accommodating LATCHcompatible child seats having flexible, webbingmounted lower attachments at all three seating positions. Child seats with fixed lower attachments must
be installed in the outboard positions only. Regardless
of the specific type of lower attachment, NEVER install
LATCH compatible child seats such that two seats
share a common lower anchorage. If you are installing
LATCH-compatible child restraints in adjacent rear
seating positions, you can use the LATCH anchors or
the vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard position, but
you must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the center
position.
If your child restraints are not LATCH compatible, you
can only install the child restraints using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Please refer to the next section for typical
installation instructions.
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Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
System
We urge that you carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
were provided with the child restraint system. The rear
seat lower anchorages are round bars, located at the rear
of the seat cushion where it meets the seat back, and are
just visible when you lean into the vehicle to install the
child restraint. You will easily feel them if you run your
finger along the intersection of the seatback and seat
cushion surfaces. In addition, there are tether strap
anchorages each LATCH seating position (see section on
Child Restraint Tether Anchor). Many, but not all restraint systems will be equipped with separate straps on
each side, with each having a hook or connector for
attachment to the lower anchorage and a means of
adjusting the tension in the strap. Forward-facing toddler
restraints and some rear-facing infant restraints will also
be equipped with a tether strap, a hook for attachment to
the tether strap anchorage and a means of adjusting the
tension of the strap. You will first loosen the adjusters on
the lower straps and on the tether strap so that you can
more easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
anchorages. Next attach the lower hooks or connectors
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over the top of the anchorage bars, pushing aside the seat
cover material. Then attach the tether strap to the anchorage located on the back of the seat, being careful to route
the tether strap to provide the most direct path between
the anchor and the child restraint. If your vehicle is
equipped with adjustable rear head restraints, raise the
head restraint and, route the tether strap under the head
restraint and between the two posts. Finally, tighten all
three straps as you push the child restraint rearward and
downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belt
The passenger seat belts are equipped with either cinching latch plates or automatic locking retractors, which are
designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child
restraint so that it should not be necessary to use a
locking clip. If the seat belt has a cinching latch plate,
pulling up on the shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder
belt will tighten the belt. The cinching latch plate will
keep the belt tight; however, any seat belt system will
loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull
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it tight if necessary. If the seat belt has an automatic
locking retractor, it will have a distinctive label. Pull the
belt from the retractor until there is enough to allow you
to pass through the child restraint and slide the latch
plate into the buckle. Then, pull the belt until it is all
extracted from the retractor. Allow the belt to return to
the retractor, pulling on the excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion about the child restraint. For automatic
locking retractor seat belts, refer to ⬙Automatic Locking
Mode⬙ earlier in this section. If you have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because
the buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path
opening on the restraint, follow these steps. If the buckle
is webbing mounted, disconnect the latch plate from the
buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt to shorten it.
Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the release
button facing out. If the belt still can’t be tightened, the
buckle is not webbing mounted, or if by pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, you may need
to do something more. Disconnect the latch plate from
the buckle, turn the latch plate around, and insert the
latch plate into the buckle again. If you still can’t make
the child restraint secure, try a different seating position
or use the locking clip provided with your child restraint.
See the section ⬙Child Restraint Tether Anchor⬙ to complete the child seat installation.
Child Restraint Tether Anchor
The Extended Cab model has two routing
straps located behind each of the rear outboard
seating positions. The tether anchor itself is
located in the center of vehicle, in between the
two seating positions. The front outboard passenger
seating position is also equipped with a child tether
anchorage, located at the base of the front seat back. If
there is no rear seat, the tether anchorage located on the
cab back panel is designed to be used for the front seat
center seating position. The Double Cab model has three
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anchorages located behind each of the rear seating positions (rear left, rear center, and rear right).
WARNING!
With a child restraint installed in the rear driver or
passenger side locations, use care when adjusting
the front seat(s) rearward, to avoid the front seat
back coming in contact with the belted child directly
behind the seat. The child could be injured.
WARNING!
Improper installation can lead to failure of an infant
or child restraint. It could come loose in a collision.
The child could be seriously injured or killed. Make
sure the child restraint tether strap is always routed
through the proper anchor strap inner loop.
Tether Strap at the Front Passenger Seat (Extended
Cab)
1. Route the child restraint tether strap up and over the
front passenger seat back and under the head restraint.
2. Connect the tether strap to the lower anchor.
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3. Remove the slack in the tether strap so that it is pulled
tight.
Tether Straps at the Rear Passenger Seat (Extended
Cab)
1. Route the child restraint tether strap through the
routing loop, located directly behind the child restraint.
The routing loops are located behind the flip-down door
on the cab back panel (padded bolster).
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2. Route the tether strap across to the center tether
anchorage. The center tether is located behind the slide
door in the center of the vehicle, between the two seating
positions.
3. Remove the slack in the tether strap so that the anchor
strap is pulled tight.
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Tether Straps at the Rear Passenger Seat (Double
Cab)
3. Remove the slack in the tether strap so that both
anchor straps are pulled tight.
1. Route the child restraint tether strap under the head
restraint for the outboard seating positions, and then
through the anchor strap outer loop (webbing material
loop), located directly behind the child restraint.
NOTE: Two anchors must be used for any of the three
seating positions.
2. Route the tether strap across to the nearest installed
anchor strap, and attach the tether strap hook to the
anchor strap inner metal ring.
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WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
seat failure and injury to the child. In a collision, the
seat could come loose and allow the child to crash
into the inside of the vehicle or other passengers, or
even be thrown from the vehicle. Use only the
anchor positions directly behind the child restraint
to secure a child restraint top tether strap. See your
dealer for help if necessary.
Transporting Pets
Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in
pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine in
your new vehicle. Drive moderately during the first 300
miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds
up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable. While
cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the limits
of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
Avoid wide open throttle acceleration in low gear.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality, energy-conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur.
The recommended viscosity and quality grades are
shown in Section 7.
NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS
MUST NEVER BE USED.
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A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles of operation. This is a normal part of the
break-in and is not an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
Exhaust System
WARNING!
Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an extremely toxic gas that by itself is colorless and
odorless. To avoid inhaling these gases, the following precautions should be observed:
• 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.
• It may be necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for more than a short period. If so,
adjust your climate control system to force outside air
into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed and the
controls in any position except OFF or RECIRC.
• The best protection against carbon monoxide entry
into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine
exhaust system.
Be aware of changes in the sound of the exhaust system;
exhaust fumes detected inside the vehicle; or damage to
the underside or rear of the vehicle. 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 or adjust as required.
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Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The
Vehicle:
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Tires
Examine tires for tread wear or uneven wear patterns.
Check for stones, nails, glass or other objects lodged in
the tread.
Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after an accident if
they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.). If there is any question regarding belt or retractor
condition, replace the belt.
Inspect for tread cuts or sidewall cracks. Check wheel
nuts for tightness and tires for proper pressure.
Defrosters
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You can feel the air
directed against the windshield.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights as
you turn them on. Check turn signal and high beam
indicator lights on the instrument panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching and locking.
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Fluid Leaks
Check the area under vehicle after overnight parking for
fuel, water, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected, the cause should be located and
corrected.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
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䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . .80
▫ UConnect™ System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
▫ Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
UConnect™ System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Electric Remote-Control Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . .81
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
▫ Manual Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
䡵 Hands–Free Communication (UConnect™) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
▫ Front Seats Manual Seat Recliners . . . . . . . . . . 106
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▫ Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ Adjustable Head Restraints — Front Seating
Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ Daytime Running Lights (Canada Only) . . . . . 117
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ Cargo Light — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ 6 - Way Power Seat Adjuster — Driver’s Side
Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
䡵 Multifunction Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Extended Cab/Double Cab Rear Seat . . . . . . . 110
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
▫ Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ High Beam / Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . 119
䡵 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
▫ Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
䡵 Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
▫ Headlight Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . . 122
▫ Headlights, Parking Lights, Panel Lights . . . . . 116
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
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▫ To Set At A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ Distance To Empty (DTE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ Trip Odometer (ODO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ Elapsed Time (ET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ C/T Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ Compass/Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . . . 130
䡵 Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Automatic Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . 130
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Manual Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
䡵 Compass/Temperature Mini-Trip Computer . . . . 127
▫ To Put Into a Calibration Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 131
▫ US/M Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Outside Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ Global Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Programming HomeLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Step Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Canadian Programming/Gate Programming . . 138
▫ Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO) . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Using HomeLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
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▫ Erasing HomeLinkButtons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Reprogramming a Single HomeLinkButton . . . 139
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
(Battery Fed Configuration) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Opening Sunroof - Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Closing Sunroof - Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Venting Sunroof - Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
䡵 Floor Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Floor Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
䡵 Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped . . . 146
䡵 Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
䡵 Tailgate Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
䡵 Slide-In Campers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Slide-In Campers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view
through the rear window. A two-point pivot system
allows for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the
mirror.
Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the
small control under the mirror to the night position
(toward rear of truck). The mirror should be adjusted
while set in the day position (toward windshield).
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Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror will automatically adjust for annoying headlight glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn the
feature on or off by pressing the button at the base of the
mirror. A light in the button will indicate when the
dimming feature is activated.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning,
never spray any cleaning solution directly onto the
mirror. Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and
wipe the mirror clean.
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature — If Equipped
Folding exterior mirrors are hinged and may be moved
either forward or rearward to resist damage.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
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Electric Remote-Control Mirrors
The controls for the power mirrors are located on the
driver’s door trim panel.
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To adjust a mirror, turn the control wand toward the left
or right mirror positions indicated. Tilt the control wand
in the direction you want the mirror to move. When
finished adjusting the mirror, turn the control to the
center position to prevent accidentally moving a mirror.
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your right
side 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
right side mirror.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
Heated mirrors are automatically activated when you
depress the rear window defroster switch located on the
instrument panel. The light will illuminate to indicate
that the heating elements are ON. Turning Off the rear
window defroster or the ignition will deactivate the
heated mirrors.
HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect™) —
IF EQUIPPED
UConnect™ is a voice-activated, hands-free, in-vehicle
communications system. UConnect™ allows you to dial
a phone number with your cellular phone* using simple
voice commands (e.g., ⬙Call ѧ Mike ѧWork⬙ or ⬙Dial ѧ
248-555-1212⬙). Your cellular phone’s audio is transmitted
through your vehicle’s audio system; the system will
automatically mute your radio when using the UConnect™ system.
NOTE: The UConnect™ system use requires a cellular
phone equipped with the Bluetooth ⬙Hands-Free Profile,⬙
version 0.96 or higher.
For UConnect Customer Support call 1-877-855-8400.
UConnect™ allows you to transfer calls between the
system and your cellular phone as you enter or exit your
vehicle, and enables you to mute the system’s microphone for private conversation.
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The UConnect™ phonebook enables you to store up to 32
names and four numbers per name. Each language has a
separate 32 name phonebook accessible only in that
language. This system is driven through your Bluetooth™ Hands-Free profile cellular phone. UConnect™
features Bluetooth™ technology - the global standard
that enables different electronic devices to connect to
each other without wires or a docking station, so UConnect works no matter where you stow your cellular
phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long as
your phone is turned on and has been paired to the
vehicle’s UConnect™ system. The UConnect™ system
allows up to seven cellular phones to be linked to system.
Only one linked (or paired) cellular phone can be used
with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages (as equipped).
access the system. The diagram below shows the mirror
with the appropriate buttons. Individual button behavior
is discussed in the ⬙Operation⬙ section.
The rearview mirror contains the microphone for the
system and the control buttons that will enable you to
The UConnect™ system can be used with any HandsFree Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular phone. If your
cellular phone supports a different profile (eg., Headset
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Profile), you may not be able to use any UConnect™
features. Refer to your cellular service provider or the
phone manufacturer for details.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
the voice on beep, which follows the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt
or another prompt.
The UConnect™ system is fully integrated with the
vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the UConnect™
system can either be adjusted from the radio volume
control knob, or from the steering wheel radio control
(right switch), if so equipped.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying ⬙Setup⬙ and then
⬙Phone Pairing,⬙ the following compound command
can be said: ⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
the UConnect™ system such as ⬙CELL⬙ or caller ID on
certain radios.
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the UConnect™
system and to navigate through the UConnect™ menu
structure. Voice commands are required after most
UConnect™ system prompts. You will be prompted for a
specific command and then guided through the available
options.
• For each of the feature explanation in this section, only
the combined 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 either use the combined form
voice command ⬙Phonebook New Entry,⬙ or you can
break the combined form command into two voice
commands: ⬙Phonebook⬙ and ⬙New Entry.⬙ Please remember, the UConnect™ system works best when you
talk in a normal conversational tone, as if speaking to
some one sitting eight feet away from you.
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Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” at the end of this section.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt or if you want to
know what your options are at any prompt, say ⬙Help⬙
following the voice on beep. The UConnect™ system will
play all the options at any prompt if you ask for help.
To activate the UConnect™ system from idle, simply
press the ’Phone’ button and follow audible prompts for
directions. All UConnect™ system sessions begin with a
press of the ’Phone’ button on the mirror.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the voice on beep, you can say
⬙Cancel⬙ and you will be returned to the main menu.
However, in a few instances the system will take you
back to the previous menu.
Pair (Link) UConnect™ System to a Cellular Phone
To begin using your UConnect™ system, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth™ enabled cellular phone (refer to ⬙Introduction⬙ section to learn about the phone
type). To complete the pairing process, you will need to
reference your cellular phone owner’s manual.
The following are general phone to UConnect™ System
pairing instructions:
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
• When prompted, after the voice on beep, say ⬙Pair a
Phone.⬙
• You will be asked to say a four-digit pin number which
you will later need to enter into your cellular. You can
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enter any four-digit pin number. You will not need to
remember this pin number after the initial pairing
process.
• The UConnect™ system will then prompt you to begin
the cellular phone pairing process on your cellular
phone. Before attempting to pair phone, please see
your cellular phone’s user manual (Bluetooth section)
for instructions on how to complete this step.
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
give the UConnect™ system a name for your cellular
phone. Each cellular phone that is paired should be
given a unique phone name.
• You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a
priority level between 1 and 7, 1 being the highest
priority. You can pair up to seven cellular phones to
your UConnect™ system. However, at any given time,
only one cellular phone can be in use, connected to
your UConnect™ System. The priority allows the
UConnect™ system to know which cellular phone to
use if multiple cellular phones are in the vehicle at the
same time. For example, if priority 3 and priority 5
phones are present in the vehicle, the UConnect™
system will use the priority 3 cellular phone when you
make a call. You can select to use a lower priority
cellular phone at any time (refer to ⬙Advanced Phone
Connectivity⬙ section).
Dial by Saying a Number
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Dial.⬙
• System will prompt you to say the number you want
call.
• For example, you can say ⬙234-567-8901.⬙ The phone
number that you enter must be of valid length and
combination. The UConnect™ limits the user from
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dialing invalid combination of numbers. For example,
234-567-890 is nine digits long, which is not a valid
phone number - the closest valid phone number has
ten digits.
• The UConnect™ system will confirm the phone number and then dial. The number will appear in the
display of certain radios.
Call by Saying a Name
you can say ⬙John Doe,⬙ where John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the UConnect™ phonebook. Refer to section ⬙Add Names to Your UConnect™ Phonebook,⬙ to learn how to store a name in the
phonebook.
• The UConnect™ system will confirm the name and
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
may appear in the display of certain radios.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
Add Names to Your UConnect™ Phonebook
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Call.⬙
NOTE: Adding names to phonebook is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• System will prompt you to say the name of the person
you want call.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook New Entry.⬙
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• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the voice recognition and is recommended. For example, say ⬙Robert Smith⬙ or ⬙Robert⬙
instead of ⬙Bob.⬙
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.:
⬙Home,⬙ ⬙Work,⬙ ⬙Mobile,⬙ or ⬙Pager⬙). This will allow
you to store multiple numbers for each phonebook
entry, if desired.
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
language has a separate 32 name phonebook accessible
only in that language.
Edit Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
NOTE: Editing your phonebook is not recommended
when the vehicle is in motion.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are adding.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook Edit.⬙
After you are finished adding an entry into the phonebook, you will be given the opportunity to add more
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
main menu.
• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
entry that you wish to edit.
The UConnect™ system will allow you to enter up to 32
names in the phonebook with each name having up to
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are editing.
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
mobile, or pager) that you wish to edit.
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After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook,
you will be given the opportunities to edit another entry
in the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or
return to the main menu.
⬙Phonebook Edit⬙ can be used to add another phone
number to a name entry that already exists in the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
mobile and a home number, but you can add John Doe’s
work number later using the ⬙Phonebook Edit⬙ feature.
Delete Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook Delete.⬙
• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
entry that you wish to delete or you can say ⬙List
Names⬙ to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
from the list, press the ⬙Voice Recognition⬙ button
while the UConnect™ system is playing the desired
entry and say ⬙Delete.⬙
• After you enter the name, the UConnect™ system will
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
work, mobile or pager. Say the designation you wish
to delete.
After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be deleted. Note that only the phonebook in the current
language is deleted.
Delete All Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook Erase All.⬙
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• The UConnect™ system will ask you to verify that you
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
deleted.
List All Names in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook List Names.⬙
• The UConnect™ system will play the names of all the
phonebook entries.
• To call one of the names in the list, press the ⬙Voice
Recognition’ button during the playing of the desired
name and say ⬙Call⬙. NOTE: the user can also exercise
⬙Edit⬙ or ⬙Delete⬙ operations at this point.
• The UConnect™ system will then prompt you as to
number designation you wish to call.
• The selected number will be dialed.
Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
UConnect™ system if the feature(s) are available on your
cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular service
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the UConnect™ system. Check with
your cellular service provider for the features that you
have.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - No Call
Currently in Progress
When you receive a call on your cellular phone, the
UConnect™ system will interrupt the vehicle audio
system, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
call. To reject the call, press and hold the ’Phone’ button
until you hear a single beep indicating that the incoming
call was rejected.
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Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - Call
Currently in Progress
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
call waiting that you normally hear when using your cell
phone. Press the ’Phone’ button to place the current call
on hold and answer the incoming call. NOTE: The
UConnect™ system compatible phones in market today
do not support rejecting an incoming call when another
call is in progress. Therefore, the user can only either
answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making a Second Call while Current Call in
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently in a call,
press the ’Voice Recognition’ 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. To go back to the first call, refer
to section ⬙Toggling Between Two Calls.⬙ To combine two
calls, refer to section ⬙Conference Call.⬙
Place/Retrieve a Call from Hold
To put a call on hold, press the ⬘Phone’ button until you
hear a single beep which will indicate that the call has
been placed on hold. To bring the call back from hold,
press and hold the ⬘Phone’ button until you hear a single
beep.
Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
press the ’Phone’ button until you hear a single beep
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at one
time.
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Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), press and hold the ’Phone’ button until you hear a
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
joined into one conference call.
Redial
Three-Way Calling
To initiate three-way calling, press the ’Voice Recognition’ button while a call is in progress and make a second
phone call as described in section ⬙Making a Second Call
while Current Call in Progress.⬙ After the second call has
established, press and hold the ’Phone’ button until you
hear a double beep indicating that the two calls have
been joined into one conference call.
• The UConnect™ system will call the last number that
was dialed on your cellular phone. Note: this may not
be the last number dialed from the UConnect™ system.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the ⬘Phone’
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Redial.⬙
Call Continuation
Call continuation is progression of a phone call on
UConnect™ system after the vehicle ignition key has
been switched to off. Call continuation functionality
available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After ignition key is switched off, a call can continue
on the UConnect™ system either until the call ends or
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until the vehicle battery condition dictates cessation of
the call on the UConnect™ system and transfer of the
call to the mobile phone.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the language you wish to switch to
(English, Espanol, or Francais, if so equipped).
• After ignition key is switched to off, a call can continue
on the UConnect™ system for certain duration, after
which the call is automatically transferred from the
UConnect™ system to the mobile phone.
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete
language selection.
• An active call is automatically transferred to the
mobile phone after ignition key is switched to off.
UConnect™ System Features
Language Selection
To change the language that the UConnect™ system is
using,
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
voice commands will be in that language.
NOTE: After every UConnect™ language change operation, only the language specific 32 name phonebook is
usable. The phone pairing is not language specific and
usable across all languages.
Emergency Assistance
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
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If the phone is not reachable and the UConnect™ system
is operational, you may reach the emergency number as
follows:
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Emergency⬙ and the UConnect™ system will instruct
the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number.
NOTE: The emergency number dialed is based on the
Country where the vehicle is purchased (911 for USA/
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number called may not
be applicable with the available cellular service and area.
The UConnect™ system does slightly lower your chances
of successfully making a phone call as to that for the cell
phone directly.
Your phone must be turned on and paired to the UConnect™ system to allow use of this vehicle feature in
emergency situations when the cell phone has network
coverage and stays paired to the UConnect™ system.
Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance,
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
“Dial.”
• The system will prompt you to say the number you
want to call.
• For towing assistance say “888–648–2720.” You will be
connected to Diamond Care Roadside Assistance.
Paging
To learn how to page, refer to section ⬙Working with
Automated Systems.⬙ Paging works properly except for
pagers of certain companies which time-out a little too
soon to work properly with the UConnect™ system.
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Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to section
⬙Working with Automated Systems.⬙
Working with Automated Systems
This method is designed to be used in instances where
one generally has to press numbers on the cellular phone
keypad while navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can use your UConnect™ system to access a voicemail system or an automated service, such as, paging
service or automated customer service. Some services
require immediate response selection, in some instances,
that may be too quick for use of UConnect™ system.
When calling a number with your UConnect™ system
that normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone
sequence on your cellular phone keypad, you can push
the ’Voice Recognition’ button and say the sequence you
wish to enter followed by the word ⬙Send.⬙ For example,
if required to enter your pin number followed with a
pound 3 7 4 6 #, you can press the ’Voice Recognition’
button and say ⬙3 7 4 6 # Send.⬙ Saying a number, or
sequence of numbers, followed by ⬙Send⬙ is also to be
used to navigate through an automated customer service
center menu structure and to leave a number on a pager.
Barge In - Overriding Prompts
The ’Voice Recognition’ button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
recognition command immediately. For example, if a
prompt is playing ⬙Would you like to pair a phone, clear
aѧ,⬙ you could press the ’Voice Recognition’ button and
say ⬙Pair a Phone⬙ to select that option without having to
listen to the rest of the voice prompt.
Turning Confirmation Prompts On/Off
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g. the UConnect™ system will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
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• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Confirmations.⬙ The UConnect™ system will
play the current confirmation prompt status and you
will be given the choice to change it.
Phone and Network Status Indicators
The UConnect™ system will provide notification to
inform you if your cellular phone is in roaming status,
has low signal strength, or has a low battery when you
are trying to place a phone call.
Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your cellular phone
keypad and still use the UConnect™ system (while
dialing via the cell phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth™ cellular
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
audio system. The UConnect™ system will work the
same as if you dial the number using voice recognition.
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the UConnect™ system 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 off)
When you mute the UConnect™ system, 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. In
order to mute the UConnect™ system:
• Press the ’Voice Recognition’ button.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Mute.⬙
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In order to un-mute the UConnect™ system:
• Press the ’Voice Recognition’ button.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Mute-off.⬙
Connect or Disconnect Link Between the
UConnect™ System and Cellular Phone
Your cellular phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively ⬙connected⬙
with one electronic device at a time.
Information Service
When using AT&T Wireless Service, dialing to phone
number ⬙#121,⬙ you can access voice activated automated
system to receive news, weather, stocks, traffic, etc.
related information.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth™ connection between a UConnect™ paired cellular
phone and the UConnect™ system, follow the instruction
described in your cellular phone user’s manual.
Advanced Phone Connectivity
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone
The UConnect™ system allows on going calls to be
transferred to your cellular phone to the UConnect™
system without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call from your UConnect™ paired cellular phone to
the UConnect™ system or vice-versa, press the ’Voice
Recognition’ button and say ⬙Transfer Call.⬙
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Phone pairing”.
List Paired Cellular Phone Names
• When prompted, say ⬙List Phones⬙.
• The UConnect™ system will play the phone names of
all paired cellular phones in order from the highest to
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the lowest priority. To “select” or “delete” a paired
phone being announced, press the ⬘Voice recognition’
button and say “Select” or “Delete”. Also, see the next
two sections for an alternate way to “select” or “delete” a paired phone.
Select another Cellular Phone
This feature allows you to select and start using another
phone with the UConnect™ system. The phone must
have been previously paired to the UConnect™ system
that you want to use it with.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Select Phone.⬙
⬘Voice Recognition’ button anytime while the list is
being played and say the priority number.
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the UConnect™ system will return to using the highest priority
phone present in or near (approximately with in 30
feet) the vehicle.
Delete UConnect™ Paired Cellular Phones
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
• At the next prompt, say ⬙Delete.⬙
• The phone names (along with priority numbers) will
be played.
• The phone names (along with priority numbers) will
be played.
• When prompted say the priority number of the cellular phone you wish to select. You can also press the
• When prompted say the priority number of the cellular phone (or “All” to delete all phones) you wish to
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delete. You can also press the ⬘Voice Recognition’
button anytime while the list is being played and say
the priority number.
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect™
System
Voice Recognition (VR)
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting approximately eight (8) feet
away from you.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
during a voice recognition period.
• Performance is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English and Spanish accents, the
system may not always work for some.
• When navigating through an automated system, such
as, voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
speaking the digit string, make sure to say ⬙send.⬙
• Storing names in phonebook when vehicle is not in
motion is recommended.
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
names in the UConnect™ phonebook.
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• UConnect™ phonebook name tag recognition rate is
optimized for the voice of the person who stored the
name in the phonebook.
• You can say ⬙O⬙ (letter ⬙O⬙) for ⬙0⬙ (zero). ⬙800⬙ must be
spoken ⬙eight-zero-zero.⬙
• 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:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows, and
• dry weather condition.
• Operation from driver seat.
• Performance, such as, audio clarity, echo. and loudness to a large degree, rely on the phone and network,
and not the UConnect™ system.
• Echo at far end can sometime be reduced by lowering
the in-vehicle audio volume.
Bluetooth Communication Link
Cellular phones have been found to occasionally lose
connection to the UConnect™ system. When this happens, the connection can generally be re-established by
switching the phone off/on. Your cell phone is recommended to remain in Bluetooth ⬙on⬙ mode.
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from off to either ON or
ACC position, or after a reset, you must wait at least five
(5) seconds prior to using the system.
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North American English
Primary
Alternate(s)
Zero
Oh
Add location
Add new
All
All of them
Confirmation prompts
Confirmations prompts
Delete a name
Delete
Language
Select language
List names
List all
List paired phones
List phones
Pager
Beeper
Phone pairing
Pairing
Phonebook
Phone book
Return to main menu
Return. Main menu
Select phone
select
Set up
Phone settings phone set
up
SEATS
Manual Seat Adjustment
The adjusting lever is at the front of the seat, near the
floor. Lift the lever and move the seat to the desired
position. Release the bar to lock the seat into position.
Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the
seat to be sure the seat adjusters have latched.
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WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
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Front Seats Manual Seat Recliners
The front seats are equipped with recliners. The reclining
mechanism is operated by a lever located on the right
side of the passenger’s seat and the left side of the
driver’s seat. To recline, lean forward slightly before
lifting the lever, then push back to the desired position
and release the lever. Lean forward and lift the lever to
return the seatback to its normal position. Using body
pressure, lean forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure the seatback is locked.
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WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and
be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner
only when the vehicle is parked.
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment — If
Equipped
The manual lumbar support rotary control adjustment is
located on the left side of the driver’s seat. Rotate the
knob to increase or decrease the amount of lumbar
support.
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Adjustable Head Restraints — Front Seating
Positions
Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in
the event of impact from the rear. Pull up or push down
on the restraints so that the upper edge is as high as
practical, at least to the level of the ears.
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To lower the head restraint, depress the release button
located at the base of the head restraint and push down
on the head restraint.
6 - Way Power Seat Adjuster — Driver’s Side
Only
The 6-way power seat adjuster switches are on the
outboard side of the driver’s seat. Use this switch to
move the seat up or down, forward or rearward, or tilt.
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Up, Down, Forward, and Rearward
The power seat controls are on the outboard side of the
driver’s seat cushion. Three switches control the seat
movement. The four-way switch in the center can be
moved forward or backwards to get the most comfortable
position. The same switch can be moved up and down to
Power Seat Control Location
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control seat height. Change the seat angle by using the
two toggle switches, tilting it up or down.
Extended Cab/Double Cab Rear Seat
More cargo space is available by lifting up on the rear
seat cushion.
The Double Cab rear seat is a 60/40 split cushion and full
back. Either cushion can be raised independently.
Tilt Adjustment
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Heated Seats — If Equipped
Heated Seat Switches
The heated seat switches are located at the front of the
floor console.
Press the desired switch once to obtain High heat level,
then press the switch again to obtain Low heat level. A
third button press will turn Off the heated seat. If you do
not purposefully turn the switch Off, the seat heating
level will automatically change to the next lower level, or
Off. The High heat level operates for 30 minutes (approximate), the Low heat level operates for 30 minutes
(approximate). The heated seat will also turn Off when
the ignition is turned Off. Both indicators On identifies
High heat level. The lower indicator On identifies Low
heat level. Flashing indicator lights on the switch indicate
that the Heated Seat system needs servicing.
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WARNING!
Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns even
at low temperatures, especially if used for long
periods of time.
Do not place anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This may
cause the seat heater to overheat.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released. First pull
the hood release lever located under the left side of the
instrument panel.
Hood Release Lever Location
Then push the safety latch lever up while lifting hood.
Lift the hood and gas filled props will hold it open.
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WARNING!
If the hood is not fully latched, it could fly up when
the vehicle is moving and block your forward vision.
Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before
driving.
Secondary Latch Location (Push Up)
To prevent possible damage, 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.
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LIGHTS
Interior Lights
Courtesy and dome lights are turned on when the front
doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating
wheel on the right side of the switch) is rotated to the
second upward detent position, or if equipped, when the
UNLOCK button is pressed on the key fob. When a door
is open and the interior lights are on, rotating the dimmer
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control all the way down to the OFF detent will cause all
the interior lights to go out. This is also known as the
⬙Party⬙ mode because it allows the doors to stay open for
extended periods of time without discharging the vehicle’s battery.
The brightness of the instrument panel lighting can be
regulated by rotating the dimmer control up (brighter) or
down (dimmer). Rotating the dimmer control up to the
first detent position (headlights ⬙Day time⬙ position) is
useful for daytime driving with the headlights on. This
position will keep the audio display at full brightness to
improve daytime visibility while the headlights are on. If
the dimmer control is not in this position, the audio
display may be difficult to read if the headlights are on
during the daytime.
Extended Cab/Double Cab models may have an optional
switched rear dome lamp that may be operated by
pressing the lens.
Battery Saver
To protect the life of your vehicle’s battery, Load Shedding is provided for both the interior and exterior lights.
If the ignition is off and any door is left ajar for 15
minutes or the dimmer control is rotated upwards for 15
minutes, the interior lights will automatically turn off.
If the headlights remain on while the ignition is cycled
off, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after 8
minutes. If the headlamps are turned on and left on for 8
minutes while the ignition is off, the exterior lights will
automatically turn off.
NOTE: Battery Saver mode is cancelled if the ignition is
ON.
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Headlight Delay
The headlights have a ⬙Delayed Off⬙ feature that can help
illuminate your way after exiting the vehicle in the dark.
The delay works as follows: With the headlight switch in
the ON position, turn the ignition off, remove the keys,
and turn the headlight switch to the OFF position (the
headlights will stay on) and exit the vehicle. The lights
will stay on for about 60 seconds.
Headlights, Parking Lights, Panel Lights
When the headlight switch is rotated to the first
position, the parking lights, taillights, side marker
lights, license plate light and instrument panel
lights are all turned on. The headlights will turn ON
when the switch is rotated to the second position.
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlight lenses
that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakage
than glass headlights.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
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To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed by rinsing.
Lights-on Reminder
If the headlights, parking lights, courtesy lights or cargo
lights are left on, after the ignition is turned off, a chime
will sound when the driver’s door is opened.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other abrasive materials to clean the lenses.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The fog lights are turned ON by placing the
headlight rotary control in the auto headlight,
headlight or parking light position and pushing in
the headlight rotary control. The fog lights will operate
only when the parking lights are ON or when the vehicle
headlights are ON low beam. An indicator light located
in the instrument cluster will illuminate when the fog
lights are on. The fog lights will turn off when the switch
is pushed, when the headlight switch is rotated to the
OFF position, or the high beam is selected.
Daytime Running Lights (Canada Only)
The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when the
engine is started. This provides a constant ⬙Lights ON⬙
condition until the ignition is turned OFF. The lights
illuminate at less than 50% of normal intensity. If the
parking brake is applied the Daytime Running Lights
will turn off.
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CARGO Light — If Equipped
MULTIFUNCTION CONTROL LEVER
The multifunction control lever is located on the left side
of the steering column.
Turn Signals
The cargo lights are turned on by pressing on the
CARGO button. The interior lights will also turn on
when the cargo lights are on. The cargo lights will also
turn on for 30 seconds when a key fob Unlock is pressed,
as part of the illuminated entry feature.
Move the lever up or down to signal a right-hand or
left-hand turn.
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The arrow on either side of the instrument cluster flashes
to indicate the direction of the turn, and proper operation
of the front and rear turn signal lights. If an indicator fails
to light when the lever is moved, it would suggest that
the switch or indicator lamp is defective.
If a defective bulb or wiring circuit is detected for the
turn signal system, the arrow indicators will flash at a
faster rate.
You can signal a lane change by moving the lever
partially up or down.
NOTE: If a turn signal has been left on for at least a mile
duration, a continuous chime will sound.
Passing Light
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
partially pulling the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will cause the high beam headlights to
turn on until the lever is released.
High Beam / Low Beam Select Switch
Pull the multifunction control lever fully toward the
steering wheel to switch the headlights from HIGH or
LOW beam.
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Windshield Wipers
with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. For
maximum delay between cycles, rotate the control knob
into the upper end of the delay range.
The delay interval decreases as you rotate the knob until
it enters the LO continual speed position. The delay can
be regulated from a maximum of about 18 seconds
between cycles, to a cycle every 2 seconds. The delay
intervals will double in duration when the vehicle speed
is 10 mph (16 km) or less.
WARNING!
The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the
multifunction control lever. Turn the end of the handle to
select the desired wiper speed.
Intermittent Wiper System
The intermittent feature of this system was designed for
use when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle,
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to an accident. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with defroster before and during windshield washer use.
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NOTE: If the front wiper is operating when the ignition
is turned off, the wiper will automatically return to the
⬙Park⬙ position. When the vehicle is restarted, the wipers
will resume operation.
Windshield Washers
To use the washer, push in on the washer knob on the end
of the multifunction control lever and hold while spray is
desired. If the washer knob is depressed while in the
delay range, the wiper will operate for several seconds
after the washer knob is released. It will then resume the
intermittent interval previously selected. If the washer
knob is pushed, for a period greater than 1 second, while
in the OFF position, the wiper will wipe approximately
three wipes, after the wash knob is released.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
TILT STEERING COLUMN
To tilt the column, slide the lever located below the turn
signal control and move the wheel up or down, as
desired.
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WARNING!
Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous. Without a stable steering column, you could lose control of the vehicle and have
an accident. Adjust the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, this device takes over accelerator operation at speeds greater than (refer to the table below for
the speed for your specific engine). The controls are
mounted on the steering wheel.
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To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button to the ON position. In the
instrument cluster, the word “CRUISE” illuminates when
the system is on.
To Set At A Desired Speed
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
and release the SET button. Release the accelerator and
the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, normal braking, or pressing
the CANCEL button will deactivate speed control without erasing the memory. Pushing the ON/OFF button to
the OFF position or turning off the ignition erases the
memory.
WARNING!
Leaving the Speed Control ON when not in use is
dangerous. You could accidentally set the system to
cause it to go faster than you want. You could lose
control and have an accident. Always leave the
system OFF when you aren’t using it.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push and release the
RESUME button. Resume can be used at any speed above
(refer to the table below for the speed for your specific
engine).
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the speed control is on, speed can be increased by
pressing and holding the ACCEL button. When the
button is released, a new set speed will be established.
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Tapping the ACCEL button once will result in a speed
increase (refer to the table below for the speed for your
specific engine). Each time the button is tapped, speed
increases so that tapping the button three times will
increase speed by three increments.
Tapping the DECEL button once will result in a speed
decrease (refer to the table below for the speed for your
specific engine). Each time the button is tapped, speed
Functions
Engage Speed
Minimum RESUME Speed
ACCEL Increase
DECEL Decrease
Dropout Speed
will decrease. For example, tapping the button 3 times
will decrease the speed by 3 times the speed listed in the
table below (refer to the table below for the speed for
your specific engine).
To decrease speed while the speed control is on, press
and hold the DECEL button. Release the button when the
desired speed is reached, and the new speed will be set.
All Engines
30 mph (48 km/h)
25 mph (40 km/h)
2 mph (3km/h)
1 mph (2 km/h)
25 mph (40 km/h)
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To Accelerate For Passing
Depress the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
NOTE: When driving uphill, at elevations above 2,000
feet (610 meters), or when the vehicle is heavily loaded
(especially when towing) the vehicle may slow below the
SET speed. If the vehicle speed drops below (refer to the
table below for the speed for your specific engine), the
speed control will automatically disengage. If this happens, you can push down on the accelerator pedal to
maintain the desired speed.
Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission may
exhibit several downshifts under the above conditions.
To reduce the frequency of the downshifts and to improve vehicle performance, it is advisable to lock out
overdrive by pressing the “TOW/HAUL” button located
at the end of the gear shifter.
WARNING!
Speed Control can be dangerous where the system
can’t maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could
go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose
control. An accident could be the result. Don’t use
Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are
winding, icy, snow-covered, or slippery.
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OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The overhead console has the following features:
Courtesy/Reading Lights
Near the front of the console are two courtesy/reading
lights.
Both lights illuminate as courtesy lights when a door is
opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the
courtesy light position (fully upward position), or when
the UNLOCK button is pressed on the Remote Keyless
Entry transmitter, if so equipped. These lights are also
operated individually as reading lights by pressing the
recessed area of the corresponding lens.
• Courtesy Lights
• Garage Door Opener — If Equipped
• Compass/Temperature Mini-Trip Computer — If
Equipped
NOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pressed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interior
lights are left on after the vehicle is turned OFF, they will
extinguish after 8 minutes.
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COMPASS/TEMPERATURE MINI-TRIP COMPUTER
This feature allows you to choose between a compass/
temperature display and one of four trip conditions being
monitored.
RESET Button
US/M Button
Use this button to change the display from U.S. to metric
measurement units.
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Use this button to reset the following displays:
• Average Fuel Economy
• Trip Odometer
• Elapsed time.
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Global Reset
If the RESET button and STEP button are pressed at the
same time and held for 3 seconds the Global Reset feature
will reset the distance to empty (using a default fuel
economy value), fuel economy, trip odometer, and
elapsed time displays.
Step Button
Use this button to choose or cycle through the four trip
conditions.
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Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO)
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset. This
display mode becomes less sensitive to instantaneous
changes in fuel consumption as the number of total
vehicle miles since the last reset increases. It is suggested
that this mode be reset periodically for general operation
or when driving conditions change significantly (for
example, at the end of a trip or when a trailer is
connected or disconnected).
Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be travelled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. The estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level.
When Distance To Empty = 0, the fuel gauge pointer will
initially be on the red “E” marker. At this point (fuel
gauge pointer on the the red “E” marker) there is reserve
fuel capacity, which corresponds to approximately 8% of
tank volume. This reserve capacity was put in place to
prevent the likelihood of customers running out of fuel
when operating at maximum load conditions in areas
where there aren’t many gas stations.
NOTE: The Distance To Empty will remain equal to
zero, until the vehicle runs out of fuel or is refueled.
Trip Odometer (ODO)
This display shows the distance traveled since the last
reset.
Elapsed Time (ET)
This display shows the accumulated ignition ON time
since the last reset.
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C/T Button
Compass/Temperature Display
WARNING!
Even if the display still reads a few degrees above
32°F ( 0°C), the road surface may be icy, particularly
in woods or on bridges. Drive carefully under such
conditions to prevent an accident and possible personal injury or property damage.
Use this button to select a readout of the outside temperature and one of eight compass headings that indicate
the direction in which the vehicle is facing.
Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self-calibrating which eliminates the
need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is
new, the compass may appear erratic and the CAL
symbol will be displayed.
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After completing one 360° turn, with the vehicle traveling
less than 5 mph (8 km/h), in an area free from large metal
or metallic objects, the CAL symbol will turn off and the
compass will function normally.
Manual Compass Calibration
NOTE: To ensure proper compass calibration, make
sure the compass variance is properly set before manually calibrating the compass.
If the compass appears erratic and the CAL symbol does
not appear, you must manually put the compass into the
“Calibration” mode.
To Put Into a Calibration Mode
Turn on the ignition and set the display to “Compass/
Temperature.” Press and hold the RESET button to
change the display between VAR (compass variance) and
CAL (compass calibration) modes. When the CAL symbol is displayed complete one 360 degree turn in an area
free from large metal objects or power lines. The CAL
symbol will turn off and the compass will function
normally.
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Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic
north and geographic north. In some areas of the country,
the difference between magnetic and geographic north is
great enough to cause the compass to give false readings.
If this occurs, the compass variance must be set according
to the Compass Variance Map.
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To set the variance: Turn the ignition ON and set the
display to “Compass/Temperature.” Press and hold the
RESET button approximately five seconds. The last variance zone number will be displayed. Press the STEP
button to select the new variance zone and press the
RESET button to resume normal operation.
Outside Temperature
Because the ambient temperature sensor is located underhood, engine temperature can influence the displayed
temperature, therefore, temperature readings are slowly
updated when the vehicle speed is below 20 mph (30
km/h) or during stop and go driving.
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GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver replaces up to
three remote controls (hand held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized
gates, or home lighting. It triggers these devices at the
push of a button. The Universal Transceiver operates off
your vehicle’s battery and charging system; no batteries
are needed.
For additional information on HomeLink威, call 1–800–
355–3515, or on the internet at www.homelink.com.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
A moving garage door can cause injury to people and
pets in the path of the door. People or pets could be
seriously or fatally injured. 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 it could
cause injury or death. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515
or, on the Internet at www.homelink.com for safety
information or assistance.
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run the vehicle’s exhaust while
training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause serious injury or death.
WARNING!
Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do
not train the transceiver if people or pets are in the
path of the door or gate. A moving door or gate can
cause serious injury or death to people and pets or
damage to objects.
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Programming HomeLink
NOTE: When programming a garage door opener, it is
advised to park outside the garage. It is also recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held
transmitter of the device being programmed to
HomeLink for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
1. Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons, and
release only when the indicator light begins to flash (after
20 seconds). Do not hold the buttons for longer than 30
seconds and do not repeat step one to program a second
and/or third hand-held transmitter to the remaining two
HomeLink buttons.
2. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter 1-3
inches (3-8 cm) away from the HomeLink buttons while
keeping the indicator light in view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink
button that you want to train and the hand-held transmitter buttons. Do not release the buttons until step 4
has been completed.
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NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers
may require you to replace this Programming Step 3 with
procedures noted in the ⬙Gate Operator/Canadian Programming⬙ section.
4. The HomeLink indicator light will flash slowly and
then rapidly after HomeLink successfully receives the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
both buttons after the indicator light changes from the
slow to the rapid flash.
5. Press and hold the just trained HomeLink button and
observe the indicator light. If the indicator light stays on
constantly, programming is complete and your device
should activate when the HomeLink button is pressed
and released.
NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, begin with ⬙Programming⬙ step two. Do not repeat
step one.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds and
then turns to a constant light, continue with ⴖProgrammingⴖ steps 6-8 to complete the programming of a rolling
code equipped device (most commonly a garage door
opener).
6. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit)
in the garage, locate the ⬙learn⬙ or ⬙smart⬙ button. This
can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the motor-head unit.
7. Firmly press and release the ⬙learn⬙ or ⬙smart⬙ button.
(The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer.)
NOTE: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate step
eight.
8. Return to the vehicle and firmly press, hold for two
seconds and release the programmed HomeLink button.
Repeat the ⴖpress/hold/releaseⴖ sequence a second time,
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and, depending on the brand of the garage door opener
(or other rolling code equipped device), repeat this
sequence a third time to complete the programming.
HomeLink should now activate your rolling code
equipped device.
NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, begin with ⬙Programming⬙ step two. Do not repeat
step one. For questions or comments, please contact
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515.
Canadian Programming/Gate Programming
Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to ⬙time-out⬙ (or quit) after several seconds of
transmission which may not be long enough for
HomeLink to pick up the signal during programming.
Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
designed to ⬙time-out⬙ in the same manner.
If you live in Canada or you are having difficulties
programming a gate operator by using the ⬙Programming⬙ procedures (regardless of where you live), replace
ⴖProgramming HomeLinkⴖ step 3 with the following:
NOTE: If programming a garage door opener or gate
operator, it is advised to unplug the device during the
⬙cycling⬙ process to prevent possible overheating.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink button
while you press and release every two seconds (⬙cycle⬙)
your hand-held transmitter until the frequency signal has
successfully been accepted by HomeLink. (The indicator
light will flash slowly and then rapidly.) Proceed with
⬙Programming⬙ step four to complete.
Using HomeLink
To operate, simply press and release the programmed
HomeLink button. Activation will now occur for the
trained device (i.e. garage door opener, gate operator,
security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,
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etc.). For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of the
device may also be used at any time. In the event that
there are still programming difficulties or questions, contact HomeLink at: www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515.
Erasing HomeLink Buttons
To erase programming from the three buttons (individual
buttons cannot be erased but can be ⬙reprogrammed⬙ note below), follow the step noted:
• Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons until
the indicator light begins to flash-after 20 seconds.
Release both buttons. Do not hold for longer that 30
seconds. HomeLink is now in the train (or learning)
mode and can be programmed at any time beginning
with ⬙Programming⬙ - step 2.
Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button
To program a device to HomeLink using a HomeLink
button previously trained, follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button. Do
NOT release the button.
2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds.
Without releasing the HomeLink button, proceed with
⬙Programming⬙ step 2
For questions or comments, contact HomeLink at:
www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515.
Security
Garage Door Opener Operation with Security
Alarm (if equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with the Security Alarm
feature, the operation of the HomeLink feature will be
purposely inhibited if the Security Alarm is ⬙Armed⬙.
This prevents HomeLink operation due to un-authorized
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vehicle entry. HomeLink operation will be re-stored
when the Security Alarm has been ⬙Disarmed⬙.
HomeLink威 is a trademark owned by Johnson Controls,
Inc.
If you sell your vehicle, be sure to erase the frequencies.
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
To erase all of the previously trained frequencies, hold
down both outside buttons until the green light begins to
flash.
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with
RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the
power sunroof while operating the power sunroof
switch. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
• In an accident, 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 properly secured too.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow fingers or other body parts, or
any object to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
Opening Sunroof - Express
Press the switch rearward and release, and the sunroof
will open automatically from any position. The sunroof
will open fully, then stop automatically. This is called
Express Open. During Express Open operation, any
movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof - Express
Press the switch forward and release, 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.
Pinch Protect Feature
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
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sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
Sunshade Operation
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
Pinch Protect Override
If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing,
press the switch forward and hold for two seconds after
the reversal occurs. This allows the sunroof to move
towards the closed position.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is
pressed.
Venting Sunroof - Express
Press and release the ⬙V⬙ button, and the sunroof will
open to the vent position. This is called Express Vent, and
will occur regardless of sunroof position. During Express
Vent operation, any movement of the switch will stop the
sunroof.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
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Sunroof Maintenance
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
the glass panel.
Sunroof Fully Closed
Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
sunroof is fully closed.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
This vehicle has two 12V auxiliary power outlets that can
provide up to 20 Amps of current for accessories designed for use with standard power outlet adapters. The
outlets are located in the instrument panel, below the
temperature control setting knob, and the other inside the
full - size center console. When the optional Cigar Lighter
heating element is used, it heats when pushed in and
pops out automatically when ready for use. To preserve
the heating element, do not hold the lighter in the
heating position.
The instrument panel outlet can be reconfigured by the
customer to operate only when the ignition is On (switch
battery fed) or with the ignition switch On/Off (battery
fed) to allow for cellular phone charging and/or operation while the ignition is Off. This can be done by moving
the power outlet (switchable) fuse from the inboard
position to the outboard position. (See page 335 for more
information.)
NOTE: All accessories connected to these outlets should
be removed or turned OFF when the vehicle is not in use
to protect the battery against discharge (unless the customer has reconfigured the fuse block to switched battery
feed).
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Electrical Outlet Use With Engine OFF (Battery
Fed Configuration)
CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e. cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent engine starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will discharge the
battery even more quickly. Use these only intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
FLOOR CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
Floor Console Features
Floor Console Features
The Floor Console between the driver’s and front passenger’s seat has the following features:
• Miscellaneous storage compartments
• Flexible cup holder inserts
• Portable phone storage bin
• Portable phone cord routing between lid and base on
forward edge
• 12 Volt power outlet inside storage compartment
• Side open armrest lid
• Tissue holder & pen holder
• Coin slots
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The coin slots are located under the instrument panel
center stack.
Storage Compartments
Some miscellaneous storage compartments and cup
holders have rubber mats at the bottom, the mats are
both removable and dishwasher safe for cleaning purposes. Various storage compartments provide versatile
and useful storage. A coin holder is also provided inside
the console storage compartment.
Cup Holders
The cup holders fit a wide variety of cup and bottle sizes.
To use the adjustable cup holders (only in automatic
transmission vehicles), place your beverage in the cup
holder, then adjust the movable arms to tightly hold the
beverage.
Power Outlet and Portable Phone Storage
The console is equipped with a power outlet, portable
phone storage bin, and phone cord routing. The phone
storage bin can be used when easy access to the phone is
needed. Also, the power outlet inside console compartment can be used to charge the phone while it is being
stored in the bin. To use plug in the portable power
recharge cord and place the cord along the slot provided
in the left side of the console. Close the console armrest
lid and plug the power cord into the phone while resting
the phone in the bin. The power outlet may be used for
any portable item with a standard 12 volt power plug.
Side Open Armrest Lid
Pressing the button on the left side of the console opens
the console armrest lid. The armrest lid will remain open
until armrest lid is closed manually by pressing the lid
back into place. A penholder is provided on the inside of
the armrest lid. A tissue holder is also provided on the
inside of the armrest lid, which holds a pocket size soft
pack of tissue.
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CENTER STORAGE COMPARTMENT — IF
EQUIPPED
The center portion of the seat folds down to provide an
armrest with unique storage compartments under the lid.
Push the button on the armrest to raise the lid. Compartments include a holder which will accommodate five
compact disks with finger notches for easier access, a
pencil tray, a coin holder, and a large open area for
miscellaneous items.
CUP HOLDERS
If your vehicle has bucket seats with a center console,
there are three cup holders located on the console. Refer
to the section on floor console.
A two-cavity cup holder is available on all Double Cab
with rear seats mounted on the floor.
Front Cup Holders – Double Cab with Automatic
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TAILGATE REMOVAL
To simplify mounting a camper unit with an overhang,
the tailgate can be removed quickly. Follow these steps:
1. Open the tailgate to a 45° angle.
2. Unclip and remove the cables from the box while
maintaining a 45° angle.
Rear Cup Holders – Double Cab with Automatic
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3. Lift the tailgate off of the pivot on the passenger side
by pulling upward and rearward at the same time.
4. Slide the tailgate to the passenger side while making
sure clearance from the box and taillight is maintained.
To reinstall the tailgate, do the following:
1. Slide the tailgate onto the driver’s side pivot.
2. Hold the tailgate at a 45° angle and insert it into the
passenger side pivot.
3. Clip the cables to the box.
SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
Slide-In Campers
Raider trucks are not recommended for use with slide-in
campers. The Manufacturer’s Warranty does not apply to
body modifications and special equipment, such as a
camper unit, supplied by manufacturers other than Mitsubishi. For warranty coverage and service on these
items, contact the applicable manufacturer.
WARNING!
Carbon Monoxide Warning: To avoid inhaling carbon monoxide, which is deadly, the exhaust system
on vehicles that have a cap-type camper installed
should extend beyond the camper compartment and
be free of leaks.
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
CONTENTS
䡵 Instruments And Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
䡵 Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
䡵 Instrument Cluster Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
䡵 Radio Reception Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
▫ AM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
▫ FM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
䡵 Electronic Digital Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
䡵 AM/FM/CD (Single Disc) Radio With Optional
Hands Free Phone Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 163
▫ Operation Instructions - CD Mode . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
䡵 AM/FM/CD (6-Disc) Radio With Optional
Satellite Radio, And Available Hands Free
Phone Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 169
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▫ Operation Instructions - (CD Mode For CD
Audio Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
▫ Load/Eject Button (CD Mode For CD Audio
Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
▫ Operation Instructions - (CD Mode For MP3
Audio Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ Load/Eject Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . 178
䡵 Satellite Radio — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Selecting Satellite Mode In REF, RAQ, And
RAK Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
▫ Selecting a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Storing And Selecting Pre-Set Channels . . . . . . 183
▫ Using The PTY (Program Type) Button
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ PTY Button ⬙Scan⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ PTY Button ⬙Seek⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
䡵 Remote Sound System Controls — If Equipped . . 185
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
䡵 Compact Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . . 187
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
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▫ Air Conditioning And Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
▫ Operation Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
䡵 Rear Window Defroster – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 194
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INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS 153
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
1. Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge shows level of fuel in tank when
ignition switch is in the ON position.
2. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge indicates engine coolant
temperature. Any reading within the normal
range indicates that the cooling system is operating satisfactorily. The gauge needle will likely indicate a
higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up
mountain grades, in heavy traffic, or when towing a
trailer. If the needle rises to the “H” mark, stop the
vehicle, shift into N (Neutral), and increase engine speed
for 2-3 minutes. If the temperature reading does not
return to normal, seek authorized service immediately.
CAUTION!
Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the
engine running as you would not be able to react to
the temperature indicator if the engine overheats.
The gauge pointer will remain near its last reading when
the engine is turned off. It will return to a true reading
when the engine is restarted.
3. Turn Signal Indicators
When a turn signal is activated, a right-pointing or
left-pointing arrow lights up and flashes to indicate the
direction of the turn. These indicators also indicate
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
If either indicator flashes at a faster rate than normal,
check for a defective bulb. If either indicator fails to light
up when the lever is moved, check for a defective fuse or
turn signal LED. A single chime is activated when the
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left/right turn signal is left on with the engine RPM
vehicle speed greater than 15 mph (24 km/h) for more
than one mile.
7. Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This light shows when the fog lights are ON.
4. Low Fuel Warning Light
This indicator lights when the fuel gauge reads 1/8
of a tank or less. There is a pointer on the side of
this symbol that indicates the side that your fuel
filler door is located.
8. Coolant Temperature Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. For a bulb check, this light will come on
momentarily when the ignition is turned On. If the
light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle, shift into N
(Neutral) and increase the engine speed for 2 to 3
minutes. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, seek authorized service immediately.
5. High Beam Indicator
Indicates that headlights are on high beam.
6. Seat Belt Reminder Light
This light comes on for several seconds after the
ignition is turned ON as a reminder to “buckle
up.” This light will remain on as long as the seat
belt remains unbuckled. If this light flashes, it indicates a
fault in the airbag system. Have the system checked by
an authorized dealer.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature light is on,
safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
in neutral with the air conditioner turned off until
the light turns off. If the if the light remains on, turn
the engine off immediately, and call 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 a service center if your
vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the
hood yourself, see Section 7 of this manual. Follow
the warnings under the Cooling System Pressure
Cap paragraph.
9. Speedometer
Shows the vehicles speed.
10. Voltage Light
This light monitors the electrical system voltage.
The light should turn on momentarily as the
engine is started. If the light stays on or turns on while
driving, it indicates a problem with the charging system.
Immediate service should be obtained.
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11. Security Light
This light will flash rapidly for approximately 15 seconds
when the vehicle theft alarm is arming. The light will
flash at a slower speed continuously after the alarm is set.
The security light will also come on for about three
seconds when the ignition is first turned on.
12. ABS Warning Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
which is described elsewhere in this manual.
This light will come on when the ignition key is
turned to the ON position and may stay on for
approximately 3 seconds. If this light remains on or
comes on during driving, it indicates that the Anti-Lock
portion of the brake system is not functioning and that
service is required. See your authorized dealer immediately.
13. Engine Oil Pressure Indicator Light
This light indicates that the engine oil pressure has
become too low. For a bulb check, this light will
come on momentarily when the ignition is turned On. If
the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut
off the engine as soon as possible. Immediate service
should be obtained.
14. Tachometer
This gauge measures engine revolutions-per-minute
(rpm x 1000).
15. Gear Selector
The electronic gear selector display is self-contained
within the instrument cluster. It displays the position of
the automatic transmission shift lever, and the relation of
each position to all other positions. For a good signal the
display will place a box around the selected transmission
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range (PRND21). If the PRNDL displays only the characters PRND21 (no boxes), have the system checked by
an authorized dealer.
17. Odometer
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
been driven.
16. Trip Odometer
The trip odometer shows individual trip mileage. To
toggle between the odometer and the trip odometer,
press the Odometer/Trip Odometer Button. To reset the
Trip Odometer, press and hold the button while in trip
mode, until the Trip Odometer resets.
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. Therefore, if the odometer reading is changed during repair or
replacement, be sure to keep a record of the reading
before and after the service so that the correct mileage can
be determined.
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged,
GASCAP will be displayed in the instrument cluster.
Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the odometer reset button to turn the GASCAP message off. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
18. Transmission Temperature Indicator
This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that might occur
with severe usage such as trailer towing. If this
light comes on, stop the vehicle and run the
engine at idle or faster, with the transmission in NEUTRAL until the light goes off.
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19. Does not Apply
This indicator is not available.
parking brake is applied, the light will flash when the
gear position is out of park for automatic transmissions.
20. Door Ajar
The Door Ajar light will illuminate when the ignition is
ON and any one of the passenger doors are opened.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary. Operating the vehicle in this condition is dangerous!
NOTE: A chime will sound if the vehicle is rolling and
a door has been opened.
22. Low Washer Fluid Indicator
This light comes on when the washer fluid level falls
below approximately 1/4 full. The light will remain on
until fluid is added and ignition switch is cycled.
21. BRAKE System Warning Light
This light will light when the ignition key is turned to the
ON position and will remain on for a few seconds. If the
light stays on, it may be an indication that the parking
brake has not been released, or there is a low brake fluid
level. If the light remains on when the parking brake has
been disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on
the master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction. In this case, the light will
remain on until the condition has been corrected. If the
23. Malfunction Indicator Light
This light is part of an onboard diagnostic system
which monitors the emissions and engine control
system. If the vehicle is ready for emissions
testing the light will come on when the ignition is first
turned on and remain on, as a bulb check, until the
engine is started. If the vehicle is not ready for emissions
testing the light will come on when the ignition is first
turned on and remain on for 15 seconds, then blink for 5
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seconds, and remain on until the vehicle is started. If the
bulb does not come on during starting, have the condition investigated promptly.
If this light comes on and remains on while driving, it
suggests a potential engine control problem and the need
for system service.
Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your dealer for service as soon as
possible.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the 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.
24. Airbag Indicator
The indicator lights and remains lit for 6 to 8
seconds when the ignition is first turned ON. If
the light does not come on when the ignition is
first turned on, or the light stays on or comes
on while driving, have the airbag system checked by an
authorized dealer.
25. 4LO Indicator
Indicates when transfer case is in 4LO position.
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26. SVC (Service) 4WD Indicator
The SVC 4WD lights will come on when the ignition key
is turned to the ON position and will stay on for 2
seconds. If the light stays on or comes on during driving,
it means that the 4WD system is not functioning properly
and that service is required.
27. Cruise Light (Speed Control)
This indicator lights when the electronic speed control
system is turned on.
28. Cargo Lamp
The Cargo Lamp light will illuminate when the Cargo
Lamp is activated from the headlight control switch,
located below the headlight switch.
29. TOW/HAUL
The TOW/HAUL button is located at the end of the gear
shift lever. This light will illuminate when the TOW/
HAUL button has been selected.
30. 4LOCK Indicator
Indicates transfer case is in 4LOCK position.
31. Odometer/Trip Odometer Button
Press this button to toggle between the odometer and the
trip odometer display. Holding the button in resets the
trip odometer reading.
RADIO RECEPTION INFORMATION
AM Reception
AM radio signals usually travel longer distances than FM
signals, especially at night. These longer distance AM
signals can cause AM stations to interfere with one
another. Noise from storms and power lines can also
interfere with AM reception. Reducing the treble can
reduce some of the noise.
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FM Reception
FM Stereo signals produce better sound quality than AM
signals. However, FM signals will only travel approximately 10 to 40 miles (16 to 64 km). Tall structures or hills
can cause interference with FM signals causing the sound
to cut out.
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
The clock and radio each use the display panel built into
the radio. A digital readout shows the frequency and/or
time in hours and minutes (depending on your radio
model) whenever the ignition switch is in the “ON” or
“ACC” position.
When the ignition switch is in the “OFF” position, or
when the radio frequency is being displayed, time keeping is accurately maintained.
On the AM/FM/CD (6-disc) radio the time button alternates the location of the time and frequency on the
display. On the AM/FM/CD (single-disc) radio only one
of the two, time or frequency is displayed.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the time button until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side Tune /
Audio control.
3. After the hours are adjusted, press the right side Tune
/ Audio control to set the minutes.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side Tune / Audio
control.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait approximately
5 seconds.
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AM/FM/CD (SINGLE DISC) RADIO WITH
OPTIONAL HANDS FREE PHONE CAPABILITY
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press
the ON/VOL a second time to turn OFF the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
volume control to the right increases the volume and to
the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
The volume can be turned down, but not up, when the
audio system is off and the ignition is ON.
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Mode Button (Radio Mode)
Press the mode button repeatedly to select between the
CD player or Satellite Radio (if equipped).
SEEK Button (Radio Mode)
Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next
listenable station in either AM/FM or Satellite (if
equipped) mode. Press the right side of the button to seek
up and the left side to seek down.The radio will remained tuned to the new station until you make another
selection. Holding the button will bypass stations without stopping until you release it.
MUTE Button (Radio Mode)
Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the
speakers. ⬙MUTE⬙ will be displayed. Press the MUTE
button a second time and the sound from the speakers
will return. Rotating the volume control, turning the
radio ON /OFF, or turning ON/OFF the ignition, will
cancel the MUTE feature.
NOTE: In Hands Free Phone (if equipped) mode, the
MUTE button mutes the microphone.
SCAN Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station, in either AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for 5 seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press SCAN a second time.
PSCAN Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing the PSCAN button, causes the tuner to scan
through preset stations, in either AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for 5 seconds at each
preset station before continuing to the next. To stop the
search, press PSCAN a second time.
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RW/FF (Radio Mode)
Pressing the rewind/fast forward button causes the tuner
to search for the next frequency in the direction of the
arrows. This feature operates in either AM, FM or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
TUNE Control (Radio Mode)
Turn the right side rotary control to increase or decrease
the frequency.
AM/FM Button (Radio Mode)
Press the button to select AM or FM Modes.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Press the rotary TUNE control and BASS will display.
Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or
decrease the Bass tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control a second time and MID
will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Mid Range tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control a third time and TREBLE
will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Treble tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control a fourth time and BAL will
display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control a fifth time and FADE will
display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers.
Press the tune control again or wait 5 seconds and the
radio will return to normal display.
SET Button (Radio Mode) To SET The Push-Button
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
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Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button,
the station will continue to play but will not be stored
into push-button memory.
You may add a second station to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM,12 FM and
12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2 memory can
be selected by pressing the push-button twice.
Every time a preset button is used a corresponding
button number will be displayed.
Preset Buttons 1 - 6 (Radio Mode)
These buttons tune the Radio to the stations that you
commit to push-button memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12
Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
Operation Instructions - CD Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Inserting The Compact Disc (Single CD Player)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD Player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display.
If the volume control is ON, the unit will switch to CD
mode and begin to play. The display will show the track
number and play time in minutes and seconds. Play will
begin at the start of track one.
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NOTE:
• You may insert or eject a disc with the radio or ignition
switch OFF.
SCAN Button (CD Mode)
Press this button to play the first 10 seconds of each track.
To stop the scan function, press the button a second time.
• If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
OFF, the CD will automatically be pulled into the CD
Player and the display will show the time of day.
EJECT Button (CD Mode)
Press this button and the disc will unload and
move to the entrance for easy removal. The
unit will switch to the last selected mode.
SEEK Button (CD Mode)
Press the right side of the SEEK button for the next track
on the CD. Press the left side of the button to return to the
beginning of the current track, or return to the beginning
of the previous track if the CD is within the first 10
seconds of the current selection.
MUTE Button ((CD Mode)
Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the
speakers. ⬙MUTE⬙ will be displayed. Press the MUTE
button a second time and the sound from the speakers
will return. Rotating the volume control or turning OFF
the ignition will also return the sound from the speakers.
If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it will be
reloaded. The radio mode will continue to appear.
TIME Button (CD Mode)
Press this button to change the display from elapsed CD
playing time to time of day.
RW/FF (CD Mode)
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player
will begin to fast forward until FF is released. The RW
(Reverse) button works in a similar manner.
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NOTE: RND Button (Random Play Button) (CD Mode)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly
selected track.
Press and hold the FF button to fast forward through the
tracks. Release the FF button to stop the fast forward
feature. If the RW button is pressed, the current track will
reverse to the beginning of the track and begin playing.
Press the RDN button a second time to stop Random
Play.
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone — If
Equipped
Refer to the HANDS FREE PHONE (UConnect™) section
of the Owner’s Manual.
AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL
SATELLITE RADIO, AND AVAILABLE HANDS
FREE PHONE CAPABILITY
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Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press
the ON/VOL a second time to turn OFF the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
volume control to the right increases the volume and to
the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
The volume can be turned down, but not up, when the
audio system is off and the ignition is ON.
Mode Button (Radio Mode)
Press the mode button repeatedly to select between the
Radio, CD player, Hands Free Phone, Satellite.
SEEK Button (Radio Mode)
Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next
station in either AM/FM or Satellite (if equipped) mode.
Press the right side of the button to seek up and the left
side to seek down. The radio will remained tuned to the
new station until you make another selection. Holding
the button and will bypass stations without stopping
until you release it.
MUTE Button (Radio Mode)
Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the
speakers. ⬙MUTE⬙ will be displayed. Press the MUTE
button a second time and the sound from the speakers
will return. Rotating the volume control or turning OFF
the ignition will also return the sound from the speakers
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NOTE: In Hands Free Phone (if equipped) mode, the
MUTE button mutes the microphone.
SCAN Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next station, in either AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for 5 seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. Pressing
the AM/FM button continues the search in the alternate
frequency band. To stop the search, press SCAN a second
time.
INFO Button (Radio Mode)
Press the INFO button for an RBDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
RW/FF (Radio Mode)
Pressing the rewind/fast forward button causes the tuner
to search for the next frequency in the direction of the
arrows. This feature operates in either AM, FM or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
TUNE Control (Radio Mode)
Turn the right side rotary control to increase or decrease
the frequency.
AM/FM Button (Radio Mode)
Press the button to select AM or FM Modes.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Press the rotary TUNE control and BASS will display.
Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or
decrease the Bass tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control a second time and MID
will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Mid Range tones.
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Press the rotary TUNE control a third time and TREBLE
will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Treble tones.
within 5 seconds will allow the program format type to
be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast PTY information.
Press the rotary TUNE control a fourth time and BAL will
display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Toggle the PTY button to select the following format
types:
Press the rotary TUNE control a fifth time and FADE will
display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control again to exit setting tone,
balance and fade.
RDN/PTY Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for
5 seconds. If no action is taken during the 5 second time
out the PTY icon will turn off. Pressing the PTY button
Program Type
No program type or undefined
News
Information
Sports
Talk
Rock
Classic Rock
Adult Hits
Soft Rock
16 Digit-Character Display
None
News
Information
Sports
Talk
Rock
Classic_Rock
Adult_Hits
Soft_Rock
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Top 40
Country
Oldies
Soft
Nostalgia
Jazz
Classical
Rhythm and Blues
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Foreign Language
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Personality
Public
College
Unassigned
Weather
Top_40
Country
Oldies
Soft
Nostalgia
Jazz
Classical
Rhythm_and_Blues
Soft_R_&_B
Foreign_Language
Religious_Music
Religious_Talk
Personality
Public
College
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the PTY icon is
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected PTY name. The PTY
function only operates when in the FM mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the PTY (Program
Type) mode, the PTY mode will be exited and the radio
will tune to the preset station.
Buttons 1 - 6 (Radio Mode)
These buttons tune the Radio to the stations that you
commit to push-button memory {12AM, 12 FM, and 12
Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
Operation Instructions - (CD MODE For CD Audio
Play)
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: Note: This Radio is capable of playing compact
discs (CD), recordable compact discs (CD-R), re-writable
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compact discs (CD-RW) compact discs with MP3 tracks
and multi-session compact discs with CD and MP3
tracks.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
CAUTION!
This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs
only. The use of discs other than 4 3/4 inch (12 cm)
may damage the CD player mechanism.
You may eject a disc with the radio OFF.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
OFF, the display will show the time of day. If you insert
a disc with the ignition OFF, the display will show the
time of day for about 5 seconds, then go out.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the disc number, the track number, and index time
in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of
track 1.
SEEK Button (CD MODE For CD Audio Play)
Press the right side of the SEEK button for the next
selection on the CD. Press the left side of the button to
return to the beginning of the current selection, or return
to the beginning of the previous selection if the CD is
within the first 10 seconds of the current selection.
MUTE Button (CD MODE For CD Audio Play)
Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the
speakers. ⬙MUTE⬙ will be displayed. Press the MUTE
button a second time and the sound from the speakers
will return. Rotating the volume control or turning OFF
the ignition will also return the sound from the speakers.
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SCAN Button (CD MODE For CD Audio Play)
Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode For CD Audio
Play)
LOAD/ EJECT - Load
Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number where
the CD is being loaded. The radio will display
PLEASE WAIT and prompt when to INSERT
DISC. After the radio displays ⬙LOAD DISC⬙ insert the
CD into the player.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading.
LOAD / EJECT - Eject
Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number where
the CD was loaded and the disc will unload
and move to the entrance for easy removal.
Radio display will show ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc
is being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
Press and hold the LOAD/ EJECT button to eject all discs
in the radio.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
15 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will continue to play the non-removed CD. If
the CD is removed and there are other CD’s in the radio,
the radio will play the next CD. If the CD is removed and
there are no other CD’s in the radio, the radio will remain
in CD mode and display ⬙NO DISC LOADED⬙. The disc
can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
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TIME Button (CD MODE For CD Audio Play)
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display and small clock time display to a
large clock time display and small CD playing time
display.
RW/FF (CD MODE For CD Audio Play)
Press FF (Fast Forward) once and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is pressed again or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
works in a similar manner.
TUNE Control (CD MODE For CD Audio Play)
Pressing the TUNE control allows the setting of the Tone,
Fade, and Balance. See Radio Mode.
AM/FM Button (CD MODE For CD Audio Play)
Switches the Radio to the Radio mode.
RND/PTY Button (Random Play Button) (CD
MODE For CD Audio Play)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly
selected track.
Press and hold the FF button to fast forward through the
tracks. Release the FF button to stop the fast forward
feature. If the RW button is pressed, the current track will
reverse to the beginning of the track and begin playing.
Press the RDN button a second time to stop Random
Play.
BUTTONS 1 - 6 (CD MODE For CD Audio Play)
Selects disc positions 1 - 6 for Play/Load/Eject.
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Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files, however, acceptable MP3
file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
Supported media (disc types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW.
Supported medium formats (file systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of directory levels: 15
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a
3-character extension)
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a
3-character extension)
Multi-session disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multi-session discs. The use of
multi-session for CD audio or MP3 playback may result
in longer disc loading times.
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Supported MP3 file formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.mp3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.mp3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
MPEG Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit rate (kbps)
48, 44.1, 32
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3 files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
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Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
Operation Instructions - (CD Mode For MP3 Audio
Play)
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
SEEK Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play)
Pressing the right side of the SEEK button plays the next
MP3 File. Pressing the left side of the SEEK button plays
the beginning of the MP3 file. Pressing the button within
the first ten seconds plays the previous file.
• Medium formats - Multi-session discs may take longer
to load than non-multi-session discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the Disc at Once option before
writing to the disc.
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play)
LOAD/ EJECT - Load
Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number where
the CD is being loaded. The radio will display
PLEASE WAIT and prompt when to INSERT
DISC. After the radio displays ⬙LOAD DISC⬙ insert the
CD into the player.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading.
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LOAD / EJECT - Eject
Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number where
the CD was loaded and the disc will unload
and move to the entrance for easy removal.
Radio display will show ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc
is being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
Press and hold the LOAD/ EJECT button to eject all discs
in the radio.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
15 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will continue to play the non-removed CD. If
the CD is removed and there are other CD’s in the radio,
the radio will play the next CD. If the CD is removed and
there are no other CD’s in the radio, the radio will remain
in CD mode and display ⬙NO DISC LOADED.⬙
INFO Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play)
Press and INFO button while playing MP3 disc. The
radio scrolls through the following TAG information:
Song Title, Artist, File Name, and Folder Name (if available).
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
time⬙ priority mode.
Press and hold the INFO button while in the message
display priority mode or elapsed time display priority
mode will display the song title for each file.
RW/FF (CD Mode For MP3 Play)
Press the FF side of the button to move forward through
the MP3 selection.
TUNE Control (CD Mode For MP3 Play)
Pressing the TUNE Control allows the adjustment of
Tone, Balance, and Fade.
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AM/FM Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play)
Switches back to Radio mode.
RND/ PTY Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play)
Pressing this button plays files randomly.
SET/DIR Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play)
Press the SET/DIR Button to display folders, when
playing an MP3 discs that have a file/folder structure.
Turn the TUNE control to display available folders or
move through available folders. Press the TUNE control
to select a folder.
Buttons 1 - 6 (CD Mode For MP3 Play)
Selects disc positions 1 - 6 for Play/Load/Eject.
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If
Equipped)
Refer to Hands Free Phone section of the Owner’s
Manual.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner’s
Manual.
SATELLITE RADIO — IF EQUIPPED
Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius™ Satellite Radio. This service offers over 100 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
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System Activation
NOTE: Your vehicle’s radio must be on and in satellite
mode when the activation process takes place.
To activate your Sirius Satellite Radio service, call the
toll-free number 888-539-7474, or visit the Sirius web site
at www.sirius.com. Please have the following information available when activating your system:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
2. Credit card information.
3. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID)
The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number is needed to activate your Sirius Satellite Radio
system. To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following
steps:
ESN/SID Access With REF Radios
With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and
the radio OFF, press the CD Eject and Time buttons
simultaneously for 3 seconds. The first four digits of the
twelve-digit ESN/SID number will be displayed. Press
the SEEK UP button to display the next four digits.
Continue to press the SEEK UP button until all twelve
ESN/SID digits have been displayed. The SEEK DOWN
will page down until the first four digits are displayed.
The radio will exit the ESN/SID mode when any other
button is pushed, the ignition is turned OFF, or 5 minutes
has passed since any button was pushed.
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ESN/SID Access With RAQ and RAK Radios
With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and
the radio OFF, press the CD Eject and TIME buttons
simultaneously for 3 seconds. All twelve ESN/SID numbers will be displayed. The radio will exit the ESN/SID
mode when any other button is pushed, the ignition is
turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since any button
was pushed.
ESN/SID Access With REC Navigation Radios
Please refer to your Navigation User’s Manual.
With the ignition in the ACCESSORY position and the
radio off, press the CD Eject and Set buttons simultaneously until the 12 digits of the ESN/SID appear on the
screen.
Selecting Satellite Mode in REF, RAQ, and RAK
Radios
Selecting Satellite Mode — REF Radio
Press the MODE button repeatedly until the word ⬙SAT⬙
appears in the display.
A CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
mode.
Selecting Satellite Mode — RAQ and RAK Radio
Press the MODE button repeatedly until the word ⬙SAT⬙
appears in the display.
These radios will also display the current station name
and program type. For more information such as song
title and artist press the MSG or INFO button.
A CD or tape may remain in the radio while in the
Satellite radio mode.
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Selecting a Channel
Press and release the SEEK or TUNE knob to search for
the next channel. Press the top of the button to search up
and the bottom of the button to search down. Holding the
TUNE button causes the radio to bypass channels until
the button is released.
Storing and Selecting Pre-Set Channels
In addition to the 12 AM and 12 FM pre-set stations, you
may also commit 12 satellite stations to push button
memory. These satellite channel pre-set stations will not
erase any AM or FM pre-set memory stations. Follow the
memory pre-set procedures that apply to your radio.
Press and release the SCAN button (if equipped) to
automatically change channels every 7 seconds. The
radio will pause on each channel for 7 seconds before
moving on to the next channel. The word ⬙SCAN⬙ will
appear in the display between each channel change. Press
the SCAN button a second time to stop the search.
Using the PTY (Program Type) Button (if
equipped)
Follow the PTY button instructions that apply to your
radio.
NOTE: Channels that may contain objectionable content
can be blocked. Contact Sirius Customer Care at 888-5397474 to discuss options for channel blocking or unblocking. Please have your ESN/SID information available.
PTY Button ⴖSCANⴖ
When the desired program type is obtained, press the
⬙SCAN⬙ button within five seconds. The radio will play 7
seconds of the selected channel before moving to the next
channel of the selected program type. Press the ⬙SCAN⬙
button a second time to stop the search.
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NOTE: Pressing the ⬙SEEK⬙ or ⬙SCAN⬙ button while
performing a music type scan will change the channel by
one and stop the search. Pressing a pre-set memory
button during a music type scan, will call up the memory
channel and stop the search.
PTY Button ⴖSEEKⴖ
When the desired program is obtained, press the ⬙SEEK⬙
button within five seconds. The channel will change to
the next channel that matches the program type selected.
Satellite Antenna
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
decreased performance. Larger luggage items should be
placed as far forward as possible. Do not place items
directly on or above the antenna.
Reception Quality
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
following reasons.
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
form of short audio mutes.
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
cause intermittent reception.
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
cause signal blockage.
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REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a push
button in the center. Pressing the top of the switch will
increase the volume and pressing the bottom of the
switch will decrease the volume.
The button located in the center of the right hand control
will switch modes to Radio or CD.
The left hand control is a rocker type switch with a push
button in the center. The function of the left hand control
is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left hand control operation in
each mode.
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Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
The button located in the center of the left hand control
will tune to the next pre-set station that you have
programmed in the radio pre-set push-buttons.
CD Player
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
will go to the beginning of the current track or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
after the current track begins to play.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
The button in the center of the left hand switch changes
CD’s on the 6–Disc in-dash CD changer radio. This
button does not function for all other radios.
COMPACT DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep the compact discs in good condition, take the
following precautions:
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, cleaners,
or antistatic sprays.
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular disc, it may be damaged (i.e. scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have theft protection encoding. Try a
known good disc before considering disc player service.
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being On in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the cellular phone antenna. This condition
is not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance
does not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during cellular phone operation.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
The controls for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in this vehicle consist of a series of rotary
knobs. These comfort controls can be set to obtain desired
interior conditions.
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Air Conditioning And Heater
at the top of the snowflake button shows that the air
conditioning is on. Press the button a second time to turn
the air conditioning off.
Slight changes in engine speed or power may be noticed
when the air conditioning compressor is on. This is a
normal occurrence as the compressor will cycle on and
off to maintain comfort and increase fuel economy.
The mode control (at the right of the
control panel) can be set in any of the
following positions:
Air Conditioning And Heater Operation
To turn on the Air Conditioning, set the fan control at any
speed and press the snowflake button located at the right
of the control panel. Conditioned air will be directed
through the outlets selected by the mode control. A light
Mode Control
NOTE: To improve your selection choices, the system
allows you to operate at intermediate positions between
the major modes. These intermediate positions are identified by the small dots.
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Recirculation Modes (Panel or Bi-Level )
Select the recirculation modes when
the outside air contains dust, odors,
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is
desired. This feature allows for recirculation of interior air only. Air flows
through either the panel outlets or
both the panel and floor outlets, together, depending wich recirculation mode is selected.
Panel (Fresh Air Modes)
Outside air flows through the outlets located in the
instrument panel.
Bi-Level
Outside air flows through the outlets located in the
instrument panel and at the floor.
Floor
Outside air flows primarily through the floor outlets located under the instrument panel.
Mix
Outside air flows in equal proportions through the
floor and defroster outlets.
Defrost
Outside air is primarily directed to the windshield
through the defroster outlets located at the base of
the windshield, and the demister outlets located at the
edge of each side of the instrument panel.
Blower Control
The rotary knob on the left of
the control panel is the
blower control. Turn the knob
clockwise to one of the four
positions to obtain the blower
speed you desire. To turn the
blower off, turn the knob to
the far left position.
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Temperature Control
The rotary knob at the center
of the control panel controls
the temperature of the interior air. You can choose your
degree of comfort by rotating
the knob. The coldest temperature setting is to the extreme left (blue region) and
the warmest setting is to the
extreme right (red region) of
the rotation.
Circulation
The cab is designed with features to promote outside air
circulation. There are grilles in the cab back panel. These
are air exhausters that provide the means for regular
exchange of cab air.
Side window demisters direct air flow specifically to the
window glass to help prevent interior fogging of the
glass. They are located in the extreme outside upper
edges of the instrument panel. The demisters also provide extra air ducts for circulation. They are in operation
whenever the Floor, Mix or Defrost modes are in use.
NOTE: When you turn off the engine you may hear a
hissing sound from under the hood for a short period of
time. This is a normal condition that occurs if the air
conditioning system has been on. It is not an indication of
a problem with the air conditioning system.
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Operating Tips
Fast Cooldown
For a fast cooldown, turn the blower fan rotary knob to
the extreme right position, turn the mode control to the
panel fresh position, press the snowflake button to turn
on the air conditioning, and drive with the windows
open for the first few minutes. Once the hot air has been
expelled, close the windows and turn the mode selector
to the Recirculation Panel Mode or Recirculation Mode
Bi-level position. When a comfortable condition has been
reached, choose a mode position and adjust the temperature control knob and blower speed as necessary to
maintain comfort. For high humidity conditions it may
be necessary to remain in the Recirculation mode to
maintain comfort.
Window Fogging
Windows will fog on the inside when the humidity inside
the vehicle is high. This often occurs in mild or cool
temperatures when it’s rainy or humid. In most cases
turning on the Air-conditioning (pressing the snowflake
button) will clear the fog. Adjust the temperature control,
air direction and blower speed to maintain comfort.
As the temperature gets colder it may be necessary to
direct air onto the windshield by using MIX Mode
position on the control. Adjust the temperature control
and blower speed to maintain comfort. High blower
speeds will reduce fogging. Interior fogging on the
windshield can be quickly removed by selecting the
defrost mode.
Regular cleaning of the inside of the windows with a
non-filming cleaning solution (vinegar and water works
very well) will help prevent contaminates (cigarette
smoke, perfumes, etc.) from sticking to the windows.
Contaminates on the inside of windows can increase the
rate of window fogging.
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Summer Operation
Air conditioned vehicles must be protected with a high
quality antifreeze coolant during summer to provide
proper corrosion protection and to raise the boiling point
of the coolant for protection against overheating. A 50%
concentration of engine coolant to distilled water is
recommended. See coolant section of Owner’s manual.
When using the air conditioner in extremely heavy traffic
in hot weather especially when towing a trailer, additional engine cooling may be required. If this situation is
encountered, operate the transmission in a lower gear.
When stopped in heavy traffic, it may be necessary to
shift into NEUTRAL and depress the accelerator slightly
for fast idle operation.
Winter Operation
When operating the system during the winter months,
make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow, or other obstructions.
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Operation Tips Chart
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REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER – IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
Use care when washing the inside of the rear window to prevent damage to heating elements. Use a
soft cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping
parallel to the heating elements. Also, keep all
objects a safe distance from the window to prevent
damaging the heating elements.
A push-button type switch is located on the right
side of the control below the A/C (Snowflake)
button. Pressing the switch will turn on the Rear Window
Defroster and heated mirrors, if equipped. A light above
the Rear Window Defroster symbol will illuminate to
indicate the Rear Window Defroster is On. Pushing the
button again will turn the Rear Window Defroster Off
prior to the time-out. The Rear Window Defroster will
turn off automatically after 15 minutes after the first
push, 10 minutes after the second push and 5 minutes
after the third push and all subsequent pushes of the
button (all within the same ignition cycle). To prevent
excessive battery drain, use the rear defroster only when
the engine is running.
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
▫ Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Shifting Procedure - NV233/243 Transfer
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ NV244 Transfer Case Operating Information /
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ Shifting Procedure - NV244 Transfer Case . . . . 218
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
䡵 Limited-Slip Rear Axle Differential—
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
䡵 Four-Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
䡵 Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ NV233/243 GII Transfer Case Operating
Information/Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
▫ Rear Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System —
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
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▫ Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
䡵 Rocking The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
䡵 Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Alignment And Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . 231
䡵 Supplemental Tire Pressure Information –
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 232
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
䡵 Tires—General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
䡵 Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
▫ Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 240
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Limited Use Spare — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 241
STARTING AND OPERATING 197
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
▫ Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
䡵 Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
䡵 Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Curb Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
▫ Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . 270
䡵 Snowplow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
▫ Snowplow Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
䡵 Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . 271
▫ Recreational Towing 2WD Models . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Recreational Towing 4WD Models . . . . . . . . . 271
䡵 Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
䡵 Equipment Identification Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
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STARTING PROCEDURES
The starter should not be operated for more than 15
second intervals. Waiting a few seconds between such
intervals will protect the starter from overheating.
Manual Transmission
Apply the parking brake, place the gearshift control lever
in NEUTRAL and depress clutch pedal to the floor before
starting the vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with a
clutch interlocking ignition system. It will not start unless
the clutch is depressed.
Automatic Transmission
Start the engine with the shift lever in NEUTRAL or
PARK position. Apply the brake before shifting to any
driving range.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery,
booster cables may be used to obtain a start from a
booster battery or the battery in another vehicle. This
type of start can be dangerous if done improperly.
See section 6 of this manual for the proper jump
starting procedures and follow them carefully.
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Normal Starting
Normal starting of either a warm or cold engine is
obtained without pumping or depressing the accelerator
pedal. Turn the key to the START position and release
when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start within
10 seconds, turn the key to the OFF position, wait 5
seconds, then repeat the starting procedure.
If Engine Fails To Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
Normal Starting procedure, it may be flooded. Push the
accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it there
while cranking the engine. This should clear any excess
fuel in case the engine is flooded.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key is
released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to the floor. Release the
accelerator pedal and the key once the engine is running
smoothly.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15
second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal
held to the floor, the Normal Starting procedure should
be repeated.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire, causing
serious personal injury.
Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build up may
cause serious injury or death.
After Starting
The idle speed is automatically controlled on fuel injected
engines and will decrease as the engine warms up.
Engine Block Heater — If Equipped
The engine block heater warms engine coolant and
permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord
to a standard 110-115 volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three wire extension cord.
CAUTION!
The engine block heater cord is located at the right front
of the engine compartment for all engine applications.
Long periods of engine idling can cause excessive
exhaust temperatures which can damage your vehicle. Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the
engine running.
STARTING AND OPERATING 201
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 volt electrical cord could
cause electrocution.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Automatic Transmission
The electronic PRNDL on the instrument cluster indicates
the transmission gear selected. The selector lever is
mounted on the right side of the steering column. To
drive, move the selector lever from Park or Neutral to the
desired drive position. Pull selector lever toward you
when shifting into Reverse, Second, First or Park, or
when shifting out of Park.
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
This system prevents you from moving the gear shift out
of Park and into any gear unless the brake pedal is
pressed. This system is active only while the ignition
switch is in the ON position. Always depress the brake
pedal first, before moving the gear selector out of PARK.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from Park or
Neutral position into another gear range.
“P” Park
Supplements parking brake by locking the transmission.
Engine can be started in this range. Never use Park while
vehicle is in motion. Apply parking brake when leaving
vehicle in this range. Always apply parking brake first,
then place selector in Park position.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Your vehicle could move and injure you and others if
it is not completely in P (Park). Check by trying to
move the gearshift lever back and forth without first
pulling the lever toward you, after you have set it in
P (Park). Make sure it is in Park before leaving the
vehicle.
It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of “P” or
“N” if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly on 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 when your right
foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
WARNING!
Never use Park position on an automatic transmission as a substitute for the parking brake. Always
apply the parking brake fully when parked to guard
against vehicle movement and possible injury or
damage.
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“R” Reverse
Use this range only after the vehicle has come to a
complete stop.
“N” Neutral
Shift to Neutral when vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with engine running. Engine may be started in
this range. Set the parking brake if you must leave the
vehicle.
“D” Drive
For most city and highway driving.
“2” Second
For driving slowly in heavy city traffic or on mountain
roads where more precise speed control is desirable. Use
it also when climbing long grades, and for engine braking when descending moderately steep grades. To prevent excessive engine speed do not exceed 45 miles per
hour (72 km/h) in this range.
“1” First
For driving up very steep hills and for engine braking at
low speeds 25 mph (40 km/h) or less when going down
hill. To prevent excessive engine speed do not exceed 25
mph (40 km/h) in this range.
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Overdrive Operation
The overdrive automatic transmission contains an electronically controlled fourth and fifth (if equipped) speed
(Overdrive). The transmission will automatically shift
from Drive to Overdrive if the following conditions are
present:
• the transmission selector is in Drive;
• the engine coolant has reached normal operating temperature;
• vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph (48
km/h);
• the “TOW/HAUL” switch has not been activated;
• transmission has reached normal operating temperature.
NOTE: If the vehicle is started in extremely cold temperatures, the transmission may not shift into Overdrive
and will automatically select the most desirable gear for
operation at this temperature. Normal operation will
resume when the transmission fluid temperature has
risen to a suitable level. Refer also to the Note under
torque converter clutch, later in this section.
If the transmission temperature gets extremely hot, the
transmission will automatically select the most desirable
gear for operation at this temperature. If the transmission
temperature becomes hot enough, the TRANS TEMP
light may illuminate and the transmission may downshift out of Overdrive until the transmission cools down.
After cooldown, the transmission will resume normal
operation.
The transmission will downshift from Overdrive to Drive
if the accelerator pedal is fully depressed at vehicle
speeds above approximately 35 mph (56 km/h).
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When To Use “TOW/HAUL” Mode
operating in “TOW/HAUL” mode, 5th gear (if
equipped) is disabled and 2-3 and 3-4 shift patterns are
modified. Shifts into Overdrive (4th gear) are allowed
during steady cruise (for improved fuel economy) and
automatic closed-throttle downshifts to 3rd gear (for
improved braking) will occur during steady braking.
The “TOW/HAUL” light will illuminate in the instrument cluster to indicate when the switch has been
activated. Pressing the switch a second time restores
normal operation. If the “TOW/HAUL” mode is desired,
the button must be pressed each time the engine is
started.
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the “TOW/HAUL” button. This will improve
performance and reduce the potential for transmission
overheating or failure due to excessive shifting. When
Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy is included
in all automatic transmissions. A clutch within the torque
converter engages automatically at a calibrated speed at
light throttle. It engages at higher speeds under heavier
acceleration. This may result in a slightly different feeling
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or response during normal operation in high gear. When
the vehicle speed drops below a calibrated speed, or
during acceleration, the clutch automatically and
smoothly disengages. The feature is operational in Overdrive and in Drive.
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage
until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm
[usually after 1-3 miles (1.6 - 4.8 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.
Pressing the⬙TOW/HAUL⬙ button, when the transmission is sufficiently warm, will demonstrate that the
transmission is able to shift into and out of Overdrive.
NOTE: If the vehicle has not been driven in several
days, the first few seconds of operation after shifting the
transmission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to
the fluid partially draining from the torque converter into
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
cause damage to the transmission. The torque converter
will refill within five seconds of shifting from Park into
any other gear position.
Manual Transmission — 6-Speed
NOTE: The parking brake should be engaged before
leaving the vehicle, especially on an incline.
This model is equipped with a clutch interlocking ignition system. The clutch pedal must be fully depressed to
start the vehicle.
Fully depress the clutch pedal before shifting gears. As
you release the clutch pedal, lightly depress the accelerator pedal. When launching a stationary vehicle, keep the
engine speed low until the clutch is fully engaged.
NOTE: Damage to the clutch can result from starting in
2nd or 3rd gear with a loaded vehicle. Use each gear in
numerical order – do not skip a gear.
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When shifting from 5th to 6th gear, do not apply excessive knob load toward the Reverse gear gate, as you may
overpower Reverse “crash-through” load and unintentionally clash into Reverse gear. Also, when shifting from
6th to 5th gear, excessive knob load toward the Reverse
gear gate will result in blocking of the shift.
Recommended Shift Speeds
To use your manual transmission for fuel economy it
should be upshifted as listed below. Shift at the vehicle
speeds listed for acceleration. Earlier upshifts during
cruise conditions (relatively steady speeds) will result in
increased fuel economy, and may be used as indicated.
To shift into Reverse, come to a complete stop. Depress
the clutch and pause briefly to allow the gear train to
stop. Reverse has a ⬙crash-through⬙ lockout feature. In
order to get into the reverse gate, you should start in
neutral 3-4 plane and move rapidly into the reverse gate
in one swift motion. If you move slowly toward reverse,
you will encounter a very high load which makes it
difficult to enter the gate.
Higher upshift speeds may be used to obtain a desired
acceleration rate.
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal, or
attempt to hold the vehicle on a hill with the clutch pedal
partially engaged, as this will cause abnormal wear on
the clutch.
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6 Speed Manual Transmission Shift Speed in mph (km/h)
Acceleration
Rate
Engine
Model
Axle
1 to 2
2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
5 to 6
3.7L
All
All
ACCEL 15 (24) 24 (39) 34 (55) 47 (76) 56 (90)
&
CRUISE 10 (16) 19 (31) 27 (44) 37 (60) 41 (66)
4.7L
All
3.21 &
3.55
ACCEL
&
15 (24) 25 (40) 40 (65) 45 (72) 50 (81)
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Downshifting
Moving from a high gear down to a lower gear is
recommended to preserve brakes when driving down
steep hills. In addition, downshifting at the right time
provides better acceleration when you desire to resume
speed. For acceleration at speeds less than 20 mph (30
km/h), 2nd gear is recommended.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
NV233/243 GII Transfer Case Operating
Information/Precautions
The NV233/243 is an electric shift transfer case and is
operated by the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case
Switch), which is located on the instrument panel.
CAUTION!
The NV233/243 transfer case provides 4 mode positions:
2 (rear) wheel drive high range, 4 wheel drive high range,
4 wheel drive low range, and neutral.
When descending a hill, be very careful to downshift
one gear at a time to prevent overspeeding the
engine which can cause valve damage.
The NV233/243 transfer case is designed to be driven in
the 2 wheel drive position (2WD) for normal street and
highway conditions (dry hard surfaced roads).
When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4HI and 4LO positions can be used to lock the front and
rear driveshafts together and force the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished
by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the desired
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position - see Shifting Procedure section for specific
shifting instructions. The 4HI and 4LO positions are
designed for loose or slippery road surfaces only. Driving
in the 4HI and 4LO positions on dry hard-surfaced roads
may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
Transfer case position indicator lights are located on the
instrument cluster. If there is no indicator light on or
flashing, the transfer case position is two-wheel drive
(2WD). If the indicator light is on, the desired position
(4HI or 4LO) has been obtained.
The transfer case Neutral (N) position is selected by
depressing the recessed button located on the lower left
hand corner of the 4WD Control Switch.
If One or More Shift Requirements are not Met:
NOTE: The transfer case Neutral (N) position is to be
used for recreational towing only. See Recreational Towing section for specific procedures on shifting into and
out of Neutral (N).
1. An indicator light will flash.
2. The transfer case will not shift.
NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
the control knob back to the current position, wait five (5)
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift requirements, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer
case, located in this section of the owner’s manual.
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The “SVC 4WD” warning light monitors the electric shift
4WD system. If this light remains on after engine start up
or illuminates during driving, it means that the 4WD
system is not functioning properly and that service is
required.
for the shift to take place. Shifting while only the front or
rear wheels are spinning can cause damage to the transfer case.
WARNING!
When operating your vehicle in 4LO, the engine speed is
approximately three times that of the 2WD or 4HI
positions at a given road speed. Take care not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the ⴖSVC 4WDⴖ light is illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may allow
the vehicle to roll, which may cause personal injury.
Proper operation of 4 wheel drive vehicles depends on
tires of equal size, type and circumference on each wheel.
Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
transfer case.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. The NV233/243 transfer case is not equipped with a synchronizer and therefore the front and rear driveshaft speeds must be equal
Because 4 wheel drive provides improved traction, there
is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping speeds.
Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
Neutral (N) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
For additional information on the appropriate use of each
transfer case mode position see the information below:
2WD
Rear Wheel Drive High Range - Normal street and
highway driving. Dry hard surfaced roads.
4HI
4 Wheel Drive High Range - Locks the front and rear
driveshafts together. Forces the front and rear wheels to
rotate at the same speed. Additional traction for loose or
slippery road surfaces only.
4LO
4 Wheel Drive Low Range - Low speed 4 wheel drive.
Locks the front and rear driveshafts together. Forces the
front and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed.
Additional traction and maximum pulling power for
loose or slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25
mph (40 km/h).
N
Neutral - Disengages both the front and rear driveshafts
from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind
another vehicle. See Recreational Towing for more information.
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Shifting Procedure - NV233/243 Transfer Case
NOTE: If any of the requirements to select a new
transfer case position have not been met, the transfer case
will not shift, the indicator light for the previous position
will remain ON, and the newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash until all the requirements
for the selected position have been met. To retry a shift:
return the control knob back to the original position,
make certain all shift requirements have been met, wait
five (5) seconds and try the shift again.
2WD to 4HI or 4HI to 2WD
Rotate the 4WD Control Switch to the desired position.
Shifts between 2WD and 4HI can be done with the
vehicle stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in motion,
the transfer case will engage / disengage faster if you
momentarily release the accelerator pedal after turning
the control switch. If the vehicle is stopped, the ignition
key must be in the ON position with the engine either
RUNNING or OFF. This shift cannot be completed if the
key is in the accessory position.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with Anti-Lock Brake
Systems, the 4x4 system will not allow shifts between
2WD/ 4HI if the rear wheels are spinning (no traction). In
this situation the selected position indicator light will
flash and the original position indicator light will remain
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ON. At this time, reduce speed and stop spinning the
wheels to complete the shift. There may be a delay up to
10 seconds for the shift to complete after the wheels have
stopped spinning.
4HI to 4LO or 4LO to 4HI
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4LO, some gear
noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2-3
mph (3-5 km/h) or completely stopped. USE EITHER OF
THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:
Preferred Procedure
1. With engine RUNNING, slow vehicle to 2-3 mph (3-5
km/h).
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL (depress clutch
on manual transmissions).
3. While still rolling, rotate the transfer case control
switch to the desired position.
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch
on manual transmissions).
Alternate Procedure
1. Bring the vehicle to complete stop.
2. With the key ON and the engine either OFF or
RUNNING, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL (depress clutch on manual transmissions).
3. Rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired
position.
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch
on manual transmissions).
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NOTE: If steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate
Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the shift or
if they no longer are being met while the shift attempt is
in process, then the indicator light will flash and the
current transfer case position will be maintained. To retry
the selection, turn the control knob back to the current
position, wait five (5) seconds, and retry shift.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key is not ON then the shift will not take place and
no position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
NV244 Transfer Case Operating Information /
Precautions
The NV244 is an electric shift transfer case and is
operated by the 4WD Control Switch, which is located on
the instrument panel.
The NV244 transfer case provides 4 mode positions Normal all wheel drive high range, 4 wheel drive high
range, 4 wheel drive low range, and neutral.
This transfer case is equipped with an inter-axle differential that allows driving the vehicle in the normal all
wheel drive position (AWD) at all times on any given
road surface, including dry hard surfaced roads. The
AWD mode allows the front and rear wheels to rotate at
different speeds. This eliminates driveline binding and
component wear normally associated with driving the
vehicle in the 4HI position on dry hard surfaced roads.
This feature provides the safety, security, and convenience of operating in all wheel drive at all times
regardless of road conditions.
When additional traction is required, the 4HI and 4LO
positions can be used to lock the front and rear driveshafts together through the transfer case inter-axle differential and force the front and rear wheels to rotate at the
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same speed. This is accomplished by rotating the 4WD
Control Switch to these positions. The 4HI and 4LO
positions are intended for loose or slippery road surfaces
only. Driving in the 4HI and 4LO positions on dry hard
surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
Transfer case position indicator lights are located on the
instrument cluster. If there are no indicator lights on or
flashing the transfer case position is all-wheel drive
(AWD). If an indicator light is on, the desired position
(4HI or 4LO) has been met.
The transfer case Neutral (N) position is selected by
depressing the recessed button located on the lower left
hand corner of the 4WD Control Switch.
If One or More Shift Requirements are not Met
NOTE: The transfer case Neutral (N) position is to be
used for recreational towing only. (See Recreational Towing section for specific procedures on shifting into and
out of Neutral (N).
1. An indicator light will flash until conditions are met.
2. The transfer case will not shift.
NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
the control knob back to the current position, wait five (5)
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift requirements, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer
case, located in this section of the owner’s manual.
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The SERVICE 4WD warning light monitors the electric
shift 4WD system. If this light remains on after engine
start up or illuminates during driving, it means that the
4WD system is not functioning properly and that service
is required.
shift to take place. Shifting while only the front or rear
wheels are spinning can cause damage to the transfer
case.
WARNING!
When operating your vehicle in 4LO, the engine speed is
approximately three times that of the AWD or 4HI
positions at a given road speed. Take care not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the ⴖSVC 4WDⴖ light is illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may allow
the vehicle to roll, which may cause personal injury.
Proper operation of 4 wheel drive vehicles depends on
tires of equal size, type and circumference on each wheel.
Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
transfer case.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. The NV244 transfer
case is not equipped with a synchronizer and therefore
the front and rear driveshaft speeds must be equal for the
Because 4 wheel drive provides improved traction, there
is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping speeds.
Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
Neutral (N) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
even if the transmission is in the Park (P) position.
The parking brake should always be applied when
the driver is not in the vehicle.
For additional information on the appropriate use of each
transfer case mode position, see the information below:
AWD
Normal All Wheel Drive High Range - Employs interaxle differential. Allows front and rear wheels to rotate at
different speeds. All road surfaces.
4HI
4 Wheel Drive High Range - Locks the transfer case
inter-axle differential. Forces front and rear wheels to
rotate at the same speed. Additional traction for loose or
slippery road surfaces only.
4LO
4 Wheel Drive Low Range - Low speed 4 wheel drive.
Locks the transfer case inter-axle differential. Forces the
front and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed.
Additional traction and maximum pulling power for
loose or slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25
mph (40 km/h).
N
Neutral - Disengages both the front and rear driveshafts
from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind
another vehicle. See Recreational Towing for more information.
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Shifting Procedure - NV244 Transfer Case
NOTE: If any of the requirements to select a new
transfer case position have not been met, the transfer case
will not shift.The indicator light for the previous position
will remain ON and the newly selected position indicator
light will continue to flash until all the requirements for
the selected position have been met. To retry a shift:
return the control knob back to the original position,
make certain all shift requirements have been met, wait
five (5) seconds and try the shift again.
AWD to 4HI or 4HI to AWD
Rotate the 4WD Control Switch to the desired position.
Shifts between AWD and 4HI can be done with the
vehicle stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in motion,
the transfer case will engage / disengage faster if you
momentarily release the accelerator pedal after turning
the control switch. If the vehicle is stopped, the ignition
key must be in the ON position with the engine either
RUNNING or OFF. This shift cannot be completed if the
key is in the accessory position.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with a Anti-Lock Brake
Systems, the 4x4 system will not allow shifts between
AWD/ 4HI if the rear wheels are spinning (no traction).
In this situation, an indicator light will flash until conditions are met. At this time, reduce speed and stop
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spinning the wheels to complete the shift. There may be
a delay up to 10 seconds for the shift to complete after the
wheels have stopped spinning.
NOTE: Delayed shifting out of the 4HI position may be
experienced due to uneven tire wear, low tire pressure, or
excessive loading.
4HI to 4LO or 4LO to 4HI
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4LO, some gear
noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2-3
mph (3-5 km/h) or completely stopped. USE EITHER OF
THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:
Preferred Procedure
1. With engine RUNNING, slow vehicle to 2-3 mph (3-5
km/h).
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL (depress clutch
on manual transmissions).
3. Ensure ignition key is in the ON position with the
engine either RUNNING or OFF. While still rolling,
rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired
position.
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch
on manual transmissions).
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Alternate Procedure
1. Bring the vehicle to complete stop.
2. With the key ON and the engine either OFF or
RUNNING, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL (depress clutch on manual transmissions).
3. Rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired
position.
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch
on manual transmissions).
NOTE: If steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate
Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the shift or
if they no longer are being met while the shift attempt is
in process, then the desired position indicator light will
flash continuously while the original position indicator
light is ON, until all requirements have been met.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key is not ON, then the shift will not take place and
no position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
LIMITED-SLIP REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL— IF
EQUIPPED
The limited-slip differential provides additional traction
on snow, ice, mud, sand and gravel. It improves traction
when there is a difference between the characteristics of
the surface under the right and left rear wheels. During
normal driving and cornering, the limited-slip unit is
similar to a conventional differential. But on a slippery
surface, the differential delivers more of the driving effort
to the wheel having the better traction.
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WARNING!
On vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differential, never run the engine with one rear wheel off the
ground. The vehicle may drive through the rear
wheel remaining on the ground and cause you to
lose control of the vehicle.
PARKING BRAKE
The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To release the
parking brake, pull the parking brake release handle.
Care should be taken to avoid sudden accelerations when
both rear wheels are on a slippery surface. This could
cause both rear wheels to spin, and allow the vehicle to
slide sideways on the crowned surface of a road or in a
turn.
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Be sure the parking brake is firmly set when parked and
the gear-shift lever is in the PARK position. When
parking on a hill you should apply the parking brake
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before placing the gear shift lever in PARK; otherwise the
load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the selector out of PARK.
NOTE: The instrument cluster brake warning light
indicates only that the parking brake is applied. You must
be sure the parking brake is fully applied before leaving
the vehicle.
When parking on a hill, turn the front wheels toward the
curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an
uphill grade.
The parking brake should be applied whenever the
driver is not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or the vehicle may roll and cause
damage or injury. Also be certain to leave an
automatic transmission in Park. Failure to do so
may cause the vehicle to roll and cause damage or
injury.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving. Failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and an accident.
• Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others
could be injured. Children should be warned not
to touch the parking brake or the gear selector
lever. Don’t leave the key in the ignition. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (for
example, repeated brake applications with the engine
off), the brakes will still function. The effort required to
brake the vehicle will be significantly more than that
required with the power system operating.
Rear Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System — (If
Equipped)
This Anti-Lock Brake System provides increased vehicle
stability and brake performance under most braking
conditions. The system automatically controls the operation of the rear brakes to prevent rear wheel lockup.
If either the front or rear hydraulic system loses normal
capability, the remaining system will still function with
some loss of braking effectiveness. This will be evident by
increased pedal travel during application, greater pedal
force required to slow or stop, and activation of the Brake
Warning light and the ABS light during brake use.
The system remains operational in the four-wheel drive
mode. The level of performance is reduced when the
front brakes are locked up. This will cause the rear brakes
to lock-up through the drivetrain, which may reduce the
effectiveness of the anti-lock system.
During severe braking conditions, particularly with
changing road surfaces, such as ice to concrete, a slight
drop or minor pulsation may be felt in the brake pedal.
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WARNING!
Both Anti-Lock Brake Systems contain sophisticated
electronic equipment. It may be susceptible to interference caused by improperly installed or high output radio transmitting equipment. This interference
can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should be done
by qualified professionals.
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System — If
Equipped
This Anti-Lock Brake System is designed to aid the driver
in maintaining vehicle control under adverse braking
conditions. The system operates with a separate computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent wheel
lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces.
The system’s pump motor runs during an ABS stop to
provide regulated hydraulic pressure. The pump motor
makes a low humming noise during operation, which is
normal.
The Anti-Lock Brake System includes an amber ABS
warning light. When the light is illuminated, the AntiLock Brake System is not functioning. The system reverts
to standard non-anti-lock brakes. Turning the ignition
OFF and ON again may reset the Anti-Lock Brake System
if the fault detected was only momentary.
WARNING!
Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to an accident.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
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WARNING!
• Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering
efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition
of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction
afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• 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.
When you are in a severe braking condition involving
use of the Anti-lock Brake System, you will experience
some pedal drop as the vehicle comes to a stop. This is
the result of the system reverting to the base brake
system.
Engagement of the Anti-lock Brake System may be
accompanied by a pulsing sensation. You may also hear a
clicking noise. These occurrences are normal, and indicate that the system is functioning properly.
POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
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If for some reason, the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
NOTE: Increased noise levels at the end of the steering
wheel travel are considered normal and does not indicate
that there is a problem with the power steering system.
CAUTION!
Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering
pump may make noise for a short period of time. This is
due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering system. This
noise should be considered normal, and does not in any
way damage the steering system.
Prolong operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
WARNING!
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ROCKING THE VEHICLE
If vehicle becomes stuck in snow, sand, or mud, it can
often be moved by a rocking motion. Move the gear
selector rhythmically between FIRST and REVERSE,
while applying slight pressure to the accelerator.
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
The least amount of accelerator pedal pressure to maintain the rocking motion without spinning the wheels or
racing the engine is most effective. Allow the engine to
idle with the transmission selector 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.
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NOTE:
• 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.
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• 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
• Temporary Spare tires are high pressure compact
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• 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.
• High Flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary Spare tire
31 = Overall Diameter in Inches (in)
215 = Section Width in Millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect Ratio in Percent (%)
—Ratio of section height to section width of tire.
10.5 = Section Width in Inches (in)
R = Construction Code
—⬙R⬙ means Radial Construction.
—⬙D⬙ means Diagonal or Bias Construction.
15 = Rim Diameter in Inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
—A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry.
H = Speed Symbol
—A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions.
—The maximum speed corresponding to the Speed Symbol should only be achieved under specified operating conditions. (i.e. tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions and
posted speed limits).
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) Tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra Load (or Reinforced) Tire
Light Load = Light Load Tire
C,D,E = 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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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire
however the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN including
date code located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side then you will find it on the inboard side
of the tire.
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. (2 digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size. (2 digits)
ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer. (1 to 4 digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured. (2 digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured. (2 digits)
—01 means the year 2001.
—Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have 1 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 Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on either the face of the driver’s door or the driver’s side
“B” pillar.
Tire and Loading Information
Tire Placard Location
This placard tells you important information about the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) the total weight your vehicle can carry
3) the tire size designed for your vehicle
4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear
and spare tires.
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Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section of this manual.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWR’s) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWR’s, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to the
“Vehicle Loading” section of this manual.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX
lbs.” on the Tire and Loading Information placard. The
combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX pounds” on
your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kilograms or XXX pounds.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb.
passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lb. (since 5 x 150 = 750,
and 1400 – 750 = 650 lb.)
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5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to
calculate total load, cargo/luggage and towing capacities
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations and
number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for the
seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: For the following example the combined weight
of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs. (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.
1. Safety—
WARNING!
Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause
accidents.
• Under inflation increases tire flexing and can result in
tire failure.
• Over inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion shock.
TIRES—GENERAL INFORMATION
Objects on the road and chuck holes can cause damage
that results in tire failure.
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems.
You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Over inflated or under inflated tires can affect vehicle
handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of
vehicle control.
• 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.
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2. Economy—
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Underinflation also increases tire
rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption.
3. Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability—
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Overinflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable ride.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on either
the face of the driver’s door or the driver’s side “B” pillar.
Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information for vehicle loads that are less than the
maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information” section of this manual.
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Tire Placard Location
The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under inflated.
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap–if equipped. This
will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the
valve stem, which could damage the valve stem.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less than 1 mile
(1 km) after a 3 hour period. The cold tire inflation
pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire side wall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12° F (7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68° F (20° C) and the
outside temperature = 32° F (0° C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12° F (7° C) for this
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
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
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loading may be required for high speed vehicle operation. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious accident. Don’t drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above 75
mph (120 km/h).
Radial-Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four (or 6, in case
of trucks with dual rear wheels). Never combine
them with other types of tires.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
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Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with
radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style
vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the
original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled at the first opportunity.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
Temporary use spare tires are for emergency use
only. With these tires, do not drive more than 50 mph
(80 km/h). Temporary-use spare tires have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with the
compact spare installed. Damage to the vehicle may
result.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire/wheel
on the vehicle at any given time.
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Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
The limited use spare tire is for temporary emergency use
on your vehicle. This tire is identified by a limited use
spare tire warning label located on the limited use spare
tire and wheel assembly. 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 tire,
replace (or repair) the original tire and reinstall on the
vehicle at the first opportunity.
WARNING!
The limited use spare tires are for emergency use
only. Installation of this limited use spare tire affects
vehicle handling. With this tire, do not drive more
than 60 mph (100 km/h). Keep inflated to the cold
tire inflation pressure listed on either your tire
placard or limited use spare tire and wheel assembly.
Replace (or repair) the original 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 35 mph (55 km/h).
See the paragraph on Freeing A Stuck Vehicle in Section
6 of this manual.
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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 35 mph (55 km/h) when you are stuck. And
don’t let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter
what the speed.
Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves and will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
Many states have laws requiring tire replacement at this
point.
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Life of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including but not limited to:
Keep unmounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease and gasoline.
• Driving style
Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed (see the paragraph on tread
wear indicators). Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard for the size designation of your tire. The
service description and load identification will be found
on the original equipment tire. Failure to use equivalent
replacement tires may adversely affect the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend that you
contact your original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer with any questions you may have on tire specifications or capability.
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
WARNING!
Tires and 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 an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
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 an accident 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,
Alignment And Balance
Poor suspension alignment may result in:
• Fast tire wear.
• Uneven tire wear, such as feathering and one-sided
wear.
• Vehicle pull to right or left.
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 an accident.
Tires may also cause the vehicle to pull to the left or right.
Alignment will not correct this condition. See your dealer
for proper diagnosis.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having ad-
Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration.
Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-ofbalance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and
avoid tire cupping and spotty wear.
equate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
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SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION
– IF EQUIPPED
A light load vehicle condition is defined as two passengers {150 lbs (68 kg) each} plus 200 lbs (91kg) of cargo.
Cold tire inflation pressures for a lightly loaded vehicle
will be found on the face of the driver’s door.
TIRE CHAINS
CAUTION!
• The use of chains is permitted only on vehicles
equipped with P245/70R16 tires.
• Use only “Class S” chains or other traction aids
that meet SAE Type “S” specifications.
• Tire chain use is permitted only on the rear tires.
• Chains must be the proper size for the vehicle, as
recommended by the chain manufacturer.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle, tires or chains, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of limited chain clearance between tires and other
suspension components, it is important that only chains in
good condition are used. Broken chains can cause serious
vehicle damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could suggest chain breakage. Remove the damaged parts of the chain before further use.
• Install chains as tightly as possible and then retighten after
driving about 1/2 mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 45 mph (72 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large bumps,
especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not install tire chains on front wheels of the vehicle.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
• Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions on
method of installation, operating speed, and conditions for
usage. Always use the lower operating speed suggested by
the chain manufacturer or this section of the owner’s
manual.
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These cautions apply to all chain traction devices, including link and cable (radial) chains.
CAUTION!
• Do not use tire chains on vehicles equipped with
tires other than P245/70R16. There may not be
adequate clearance for the chains and you are
risking structural or body damage to your vehicle.
• Do not use tire chains on the front wheels of your
vehicle. There may not be adequate clearance for
the chains and you are risking structural or body
damage to your vehicle.
SNOW TIRES
Snow tires should be of the same size and type construction as the front tires. Consult the manufacturer of the
snow tire to determine any maximum vehicle speed
requirement associated with the tire. These tires should
always be operated at the vehicle maximum capacity
inflation pressures under any load condition.
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.
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TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates and tend to develop irregular wear patterns. These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of
tires. The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile
with aggressive tread designs such as those on all season
type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to
a smooth, quiet ride.
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Follow the recommended tire rotation frequency for your
type of driving found in the “Maintenance Schedules”
Section of this manual. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual
wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
All Raider engines are designed to meet all
emissions regulations and provide excellent fuel economy and performance when
using high quality unleaded “regular”
gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The
3.7L/4.7L
routine use of premium gasoline is not
Engines
recommended. Under normal conditions
the use of premium fuel will not provide a benefit over
high quality regular gasolines and in some circumstances
may result in poorer performance.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required.
Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these
symptoms, try another brand of “regular” gasoline before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto manufacturers world-wide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) to define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance
and durability for your vehicle. We recommend the use
of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they
are available.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates, and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
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We strongly support the use of reformulated gasolines.
Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide
excellent performance and durability for the engine and
fuel system components.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasolines containing METHANOL.
Gasoline containing methanol may damage critical
fuel system components.
MMT In Gasoline
MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasolines
blended with MMT provide no performance advantage
beyond gasolines of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasolines blended with MMT reduce spark plug
life and reduce emission system performance. We recommend that gasolines free of MMT be used in your vehicle.
The MMT content of gasoline may not be indicated on
the gasoline pump; therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether or not their gasoline contains MMT.
It is even more important to look for gasolines without
MMT in Canada, because MMT can be used at levels
higher than allowed in the United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasolines.
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Materials Added To Fuel
All gasolines sold in the United States are required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and would result in unnecessary cost. Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the fuel.
ADDING FUEL
Fuel Cap Holder
NOTE: If fuel is poured from a portable container, the
container should have a flexible nozzle long enough to
extend into the fuel filler tube.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle or on a
truck bed. You could be burned. Always place gas
containers on the ground while filling.
NOTE: When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the
fuel tank is full.
NOTE: Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking”
sound. This is an indication that the gas cap is properly
tightened. Make sure that the gas cap is tightened each
time the vehicle is refueled.
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door. If the gas cap is
lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use
with this vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap
could let impurities into the fuel system.
WARNING!
• Never allow any lit smoking materials near the
vehicles while removing the cap or filling the
tank.
• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance,
damage the emission 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 dealer for service assistance.
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• When pulling a heavy load or driving a fully loaded
vehicle when the humidity is low and the temperature
is high, use a premium unleaded fuel to help prevent
spark knock. If spark knock persists, lighten the load,
or engine piston damage may result.
• The use of fuel additives which are now being sold as
octane enhancers is not recommended. Many of these
products contain high concentrations of methanol.
Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems
resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not
the responsibility of the manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• 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.
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• 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.
CATALYTIC CONVERTER
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel
only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the
catalyst as an emission control device. Under normal
operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not
require maintenance. However, you must keep the engine maintained to assure proper operation and prevent
possible damage.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
CAUTION!
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.
As with any vehicle, do not park or operate this vehicle in
areas where combustible materials such as grass or leaves
can come in contact with a hot exhaust system.
A scorching odor may be detected if you continue to run
a malfunctioning engine. The odor may indicate severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, the
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vehicle should be stopped, the engine shut off and the
vehicle allowed to cool. Service, including a tune-up to
manufacturer’s specifications should be obtained immediately.
To minimize the possibility of catalyst damage:
VEHICLE LOADING
Certification Label
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations, your vehicle has a certification
label affixed to the driver’s side door.
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
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• Do not try to start 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
idling or malfunctioning operating conditions.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight
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Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
included on this label and shows the Month, Day, and
Hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
bottom of the label is your Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
including driver, passengers, vehicle, options, and cargo.
The label also specifies maximum capacities of front and
rear axle systems. Total load must be limited so that
GVWR is not exceeded.
Payload
The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
weight a truck can carry including the weight of the
driver, all passengers, options, and cargo.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
Each axle GAWR is determined by the component in the
system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
springs, tires, or wheels).
Heavier axles or suspension components sometimes
specified by purchasers for increased durability do not
necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
Tire Size
This is the minimum allowable tire size for your vehicle.
Replacement tires must be equal to the load capacity of
this tire size.
Rim Size
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
listed.
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Inflation Pressure (Cold)
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
added.
Loading
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commercial scale to insure that the GVWR has not been exceeded.
The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle should
then be determined separately to be sure that the load is
properly distributed over front and rear axle. Weighing
the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either the front
or rear axles has been exceeded but the total load is
within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be shifted
from front to rear or rear to front as appropriate until the
specified weight limitations are met.
Store heavier items down low and be sure that the weight
is distributed equally. Stow all loose items securely before
driving.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
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WARNING!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the
GVWR or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If
you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or it can
change the way your vehicle handles. This could
cause you to lose control. Also, overloading can
shorten the life of your vehicle.
A loaded vehicle is shown in the following example. Note
that neither GVWR nor GAWR capabilities are exceeded.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten service life.
NOTE: The weights shown in this chart are not the
weights for your vehicle. Also, the amount of load
added to both the front and rear axles can be computed
after the vehicle has been weighed both in its ⴖcurb
weightⴖ condition, and in its ⴖloaded and ready for
operationⴖ condition.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 6500 LBS.
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TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer carefully review this information to tow your load as efficiently and
safely as possible.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The gross trailer weight (GTW) is the weight of the trailer
plus the weight of all cargo, consumables and equipment
(permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its
⬙loaded and ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your fully loaded
trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer
must be supported by the scale.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The gross combination weight rating (GCWR) is the total
permissible weight of your vehicle and trailer when
weighed in combination. (Note that GCWR ratings include a 68 kg (150 lbs) allowance for the presence of a
driver).
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Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
Tongue Weight (TW)
The downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the
trailer. In most cases it should not be less than 10% or
more than 15% of the trailer load. You must consider this
as part of the load on your vehicle.
Frontal Area
The maximum height and maximum width of the front of
a trailer.
Trailer Sway Control
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
swaying motions while traveling.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the truck. These kind of
hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they’re commonly used to tow small- and medium-sized
trailers.
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Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing hitch includes a receiver attached
to the tow vehicle, plus a removable hitch head and
spring bar assembly that fits into the receiver opening
and hook up brackets that connect the spring bars to the
trailer frame.
Fifth-Wheel Hitch
A special high platform with a coupling that mounts over
the rear axle of the tow vehicle in the truck bed. Connects
a vehicle and fifth-wheel trailer with a coupling king pin.
Gooseneck Hitch
The gooseneck hitch employs a pivoted coupling arm
which attaches to a ball mounted in the bed of a pickup
truck. The coupling arm connects to the hitch mounted
over the rear axle in the truck bed.
Trailer Hitch Classification
The rear bumper is intended to tow trailers up to 2,000
lbs (907 kg) without added equipment or alterations to
the standard equipment. Your vehicle may be factory
equipped for safe towing of trailers weighing over 2,000
lbs (907 kg) with the optional Trailer Tow Prep Package.
See your dealer for package content.
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Refer to “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings)” at the website: www.mitsubishicars.com that contains the necessary information for your
specific drivetrain.
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Trailer Hitch Classification
Class
Max. GTW (Gross Trailer
Wt.)
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1587 kg)
Duty
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2268 kg)
Class IV - Extra
10,000 lbs (4540 kg)
Heavy Duty
Fifth Wheel/
Greater than 10,000 lbs (4540
Gooseneck
kg)
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
Trailer and Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer accidents.
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options,
must be considered as part of the total load on your
vehicle. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard in the Tire Safety Information Section of this manual.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for Tongue Weights
(TW) above 150 lbs (68 kg) and required for Tongue
Weights above 300 lbs (136 kg).
Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
CAUTION!
• Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 miles (805
km) of vehicle operation. Doing so may damage
your vehicle.
• During the first 500 miles (805 km) of trailer
towing, limit your speed to 50 mph (80 km/h).
Perform the maintenance listed in Section 8 of this
manual. When towing a trailer, never exceed the GAWR,
or GCWR, ratings.
WARNING!
Improper towing can lead to an injury accident.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have an accident.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can cause a
loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes,
axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires.
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• 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
P for Park. With a manual transmission, shift the
transmission into reverse. And with four-wheel-drive
vehicles, make sure the transfer case is not in neutral.
Always, block or ⬙chock⬙ 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
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized
(This requirement may limit the ability to always
achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue weight as a
percentage of total trailer weight).
Towing Requirements — Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to the
Tires–General Information section of this manual on
Tire Pressures for proper tire inflation procedures.
− Also, 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
before towing a trailer. Refer to the Tires–General
Information section of this manual on Tread Wear
Indicators for the proper inspection procedure.
− When replacing tires refer to the Tires–General Information section of this manual on Replacement Tires for
proper tire replacement procedures. Replacing tires
with a higher load carrying capacity will not increase
the vehicle’s GVWR 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.
− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over 1,000
lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of 2,000
lbs (907 kg).
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
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WARNING!
Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake system and cause it to fail. You might not have brakes
when you need them and could have an accident.
Towing any trailer will increase your stopping distance. When towing you should allow for additional
space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front
of you. Failure to do so could result in an accident.
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights & Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
traffic.
If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing,
all starts must be in FIRST gear to avoid excessive clutch
slippage.
7- Pin Connector
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings)
NOTE: For additional trailer towing information (maximum trailer weight ratings) refer to the following website
address: www.mitsubishicars.com.
Towing Tips — Tow/Haul (If Equipped)
To reduce potential for automatic transmission overheating, turn the “TOW/HAUL” feature ON when driving in
hilly areas or shift the transmission to Drive position 2 on
more severe grades.
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Towing Tips — Electronic Speed Control (If
Equipped)
− Don’t use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
you can get back to cruising speed.
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
Towing Tips — Cooling System
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
− City Driving
When stopped for short periods of time, put transmission
in neutral and increase engine idle speed.
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
− refer to Cooling System Operating information in the
Maintenance section of this manual for more information.
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Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are designed with an adjustable mirror
head to provide a greater vision range when towing
extra-wide loads. To change position inboard or outboard, the mirror head should be rotated (flipped Out or
In). A small blindspot mirror is integrated onto the main
mirror surface.
SNOWPLOW
WARNING!
Snowplows, winches, and other aftermarket equipment should not be added to the front end of your
vehicle. The airbag crash sensors may be affected by
the change in the front end structure. The airbags
could deploy unexpectedly or could fail to deploy
during a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
Snowplow Usage
Do not use your vehicle for snowplow applications.
CAUTION!
Using this vehicle for snowplow applications can
cause damage to the vehicle.
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WARNING!
Attaching a snowplow to this vehicle could adversely affect performance of the airbag system in an
accident. Do not expect that the airbag will perform
as described earlier in this manual
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Recreational Towing 2WD Models
Recreational towing of 2WD models is not allowable.
Towing the vehicle with the transmission in Neutral can
cause severe transmission damage. Removal of the driveshaft for towing is not recommended, since this would
allow fluid to drain from the transmission.
Recreational Towing 4WD Models
CAUTION!
Internal damage to the transfer case will occur if a
front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
towing.
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CAUTION!
The transfer case must be shifted into Neutral (N) for
recreational towing. The Neutral (N) selection button is located on the lower left hand corner of the
4WD Control Switch. Shifts into and out of transfer
case Neutral (N) can take place with the selector
switch in any mode position.
Automatic Transmissions must be placed in P (Park)
position for recreational towing.
Manual Transmissions must be placed in gear (for
example, 4th gear) for recreational towing. Failure to
follow these procedures can cause severe transmission and/or transfer case damage.
Recreational Towing Procedure
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
CAUTION!
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in Neutral (N) before
recreational towing to prevent damage to internal
parts.
1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop.
2. Shut engine OFF.
3. Place ignition key in the ON position.
4. Depress brake pedal.
5. Shift automatic transmission to Neutral (N) or depress
clutch on manual transmission.
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6. Using the point of a ballpoint pen or similar object,
depress the recessed transfer case Neutral (N) button for
4 seconds.
9. Shift automatic transmission into Reverse (R).
10. Release brake pedal for five seconds and ensure that
there is no vehicle movement.
11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 with the transmission in Drive
(D).
12. Shut engine OFF and place ignition key to the
unlocked OFF position.
13. Shift automatic transmission into Park (P). Shift
Manual transmissions into 4th gear.
14. Attach vehicle to tow vehicle with tow bar.
15. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Transfer Case Neutral Button
7. After shift is completed and the Neutral (N) light
comes on release Neutral (N) button.
8. Start engine.
NOTE: Items 1 through 5 are requirements that must be
met prior to depressing the Neutral (N) selection button,
and must continue to be met until the 4 seconds elapse
and the shift has been completed. If any of these requirements (with the exception of 3 - Key ON) are not met
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prior to depressing the Neutral (N) button or are no
longer met during the 4 second timer, then the Neutral
(N) indicator light will flash continuously until all requirements are met or until the Neutral (N) button is
released.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key in not ON, the shift will not take place and no
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
NOTE: Flashing neutral (N) position indicator light
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the transmission is shifted into Park (P) with the transfer case
in Neutral (N) and the engine RUNNING. With the
transfer case in Neutral (N), ensure that the engine is
OFF prior to shifting the transmission into Park (P).
Returning to Normal Operation
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
1. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
2. The vehicle must be at a complete stop.
3. Place the ignition if the Off position (if it has been
moved or the engine has been started).
4. Place ignition key in the ON position (engine Off).
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5. Depress brake pedal.
6. Shift automatic transmission to Neutral (N) or depress
clutch on manual transmission.
7. Using the point of a ballpoint pen or similar object,
depress the recessed transfer case Neutral (N) button for
1 second.
8. After the Neutral (N) indicator light turns off release
the Neutral (N) button.
9. After the Neutral (N) button has been released the
transfer case will shift to the position identified by the
selector switch.
10. Start the engine. Shift the automatic transmission into
Drive (D), or place the manual transmission in 1st gear
and momentarily release the clutch, to verify that the
transfer case has engaged.
11. Set parking brake. Shift automatic transmission to
Park (P) or shift manual transmission to Neutral.
NOTE: Items 1 through 5 are requirements that must be
met prior to depressing the Neutral (N) selection button,
and must continue to be met until 1 second elapses and
the shift has been completed. If any of these requirements
(with the exception of 3 - key ON) are not met prior to
depressing the Neutral (N) button or are no longer met
during the 1 second time, then all of the mode position
indicator lights will flash continuously until all requirements are met or until the Neutral (N) button is released.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key is not ON, the shift will not take place and no
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
NOTE: Flashing neutral (N) position indicator light
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
Neutral (N) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
despite the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
• Do not use a bumper mounted clamp-on tow bar
on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be
damaged.
• Do not disconnect the rear driveshaft because
fluid will leak from the transfer case and damage
internal parts.
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TRACTION
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 known as hydroplaning and may cause
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precautions should be observed:
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when roads are
slushy.
2. Slow down if road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the car in front to avoid a collision in a sudden stop.
EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION PLATE
The equipment Identification Plate is located on the hood
inner surface.
The following information about your vehicle is displayed on this plate: Model, Wheelbase, Vehicle Identification Number, Truck Order Number, and code numbers
with descriptions of all production and special equipment on the truck as shipped from the factory.
NOTE: Always refer to the equipment identification
plate when ordering parts.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
䡵 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
䡵 Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 294
䡵 Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
▫ Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Removing The Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Tire Changing Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
The flasher switch is on the top of the steering column,
just behind the steering wheel. Press the flasher switch
and all front and rear directional signals will flash
intermittently.
Press the switch a second time to turn off the emergency
flashers.
This is an emergency warning system and should not be
used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and is creating a safety hazard for
other motorists.
If it is necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the
flasher system will continue to operate with the ignition
key removed and the vehicle locked.
ADDING FUEL
If using a portable fuel container, it should have a flexible
nozzle long enough to reach past the restriction in the
fuel filler tube.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is in a vehicle or on a truck
bed. You could be burned. Always place gas containers on the ground while filling.
Remove the gas cap slowly to prevent fuel spray
from the filler neck which may cause injury.
The volatility of present gasolines may cause a build
up of pressure in the fuel tank that may increase
while you drive. This pressure can result in a spray
of gasoline and/or vapors when you remove the cap
from a hot vehicle. Removing the cap slowly allows
the pressure to vent and prevents fuel spray.
Never allow any lit smoking materials near the
vehicle while removing the cap or filling the tank.
Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
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CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
Jack Location
In the Raider, the scissor jack and tire changing tools for
Extented Cab models are stowed in a compartment under
the rear passenger seat. Double Cab model scissor jack
and tire changing tools are accessed by lifting up the rear
passenger seat.
The jack is secured in place by turning the jack screw
until the jack is secured into place.
A finger operated helper tool is provided to assist removal and stowage of the jack. This tool must be
removed to operate the jack for changing the spare tire.
Jack Stowage Location Extended Cab
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Jack Stowage Location Extended Cab
Jack Stowage Location Double Cab
284 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING!
The jack is designed as a tool for changing tires only.
The jack should not be used to lift the vehicle for
service purposes, unless suitable supports are placed
under the vehicle as a safety measure. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only. Avoid
ice or slippery areas.
Removing The Spare Tire
Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack the truck.
Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube. Insert
the tube through the access hole in the rear bumper and
into the winch mechanism tube. Rotate the wheel wrench
handle counterclockwise until the spare tire is on the
ground with enough cable slack to allow you to pull it
out from under the vehicle. When the spare is clear, tilt
the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the
center of the wheel.
Steps for Removing the Spare Tire
• Remove the jack from the stowage compartment using
the supplied finger assist tool.
• Remove the finger assist tool from jack and set aside
until jack is stowed.
• Assemble the jack tools.
• Locate the tire carrier access hole on the rear bumper.
• Place assembled jack tool extension rod into the access
hole in the direction of the arrow on the bumper trim.
• Rotate the tool counterclockwise to release and lower
the spare tire to the ground so that it can be pulled
from under the vehicle.
• Rotate clockwise to stow the spare tire.
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Inserting Lug Wrench and Extension
Turning Lug Wrench and Extension
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It is recommended that you stow the flat or spare to
avoid tangling the loose cable.
Tire Changing Procedure
WARNING!
Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never get any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. Never start or run
the engine while the vehicle 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.
Spare Tire Stowage Location
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
Do not raise this vehicle using a bumper jack. The scissor
jack is designed as a tool for changing tires on this vehicle
only. It is not recommended that the jack be used for
service purposes or to lift more than one wheel at a time.
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• Block both the front and rear
of the wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For
example, if the right front
wheel is being changed, block
the left rear wheel.
Preparations
Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoiding ice or
slippery areas. Set the parking brake and place the gear
selector in PARK (automatic transmission). On Four
Wheel Drive vehicles, shift the transfer case to the “4L”
position.
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.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning Flasher.
• Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the
vehicle is being jacked.
Instructions
1. Lower and remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools
from stowage.
2. Using the wheel wrench, loosen, but do not remove,
the wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
3. When changing a front wheel, place the jack under the
frame rail behind the wheel. Locate the jack as far
forward as possible on the straight part of the frame
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(prior to inboard transition. Operate the jack using the
jack drive tube and the wheel wrench - the tube extension, may be used but is not required.
positions shown with the drive tubes extending to the
rear. Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
Left Rear Jacking Location
Front Jacking Location
When changing a rear wheel, assemble the jack drive
tube to the jack and connect the drive tube to the
extension tube. Place the jack under the axle in the
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle unstable and cause an accident. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
Right Rear Jacking Location
Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure that
the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts and
adjust the jack position as required.
4. By rotating the wheel wrench clockwise, raise the
vehicle until the wheel just clears the surface.
5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. Install
the spare wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end
of the nuts toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts. To
avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not
fully tighten the nuts until the vehicle has been lowered.
NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
6. Using the wheel wrench, finish tightening the nuts in
a crisscross pattern. If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your
dealer or at a service station.
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The correct nut tightness, using a torque wrench, is the
following:
• Steel Wheels: 130-170 ft. lbs. (177-231 N·m) torque.
• Aluminum Wheels: 120-160 ft. lbs. (163-217 N·m)
torque.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle.
Always stow the jack, tools and the extra tire and
wheel in the places provided.
7. Lower the jack to its fully closed position. Stow the
replaced tire, jack, and tools as previously described.
8. Adjust the tire pressure when possible.
NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
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.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be
raised.
• Apply the parking brake firmly before jacking.
• Never start the engine with the vehicle on a jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated.
• 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.
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To Stow The Flat Or Spare
Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is down. Slide the
wheel retainer through the center of the wheel and
position it properly across the wheel opening.
For convenience in checking the spare tire inflation, stow
with the valve stem toward the rear of the vehicle.
Rotate the winch mechanism until the wheel is drawn
into place against the underside of the vehicle. Continue
to rotate until you feel the winch mechanism slip or click
3 times. It cannot be overtightened. Push against the tire
several times to be sure it is firmly in place.
To Stow the Flat or Spare: Wheel retainer does not fit
through the center of the aluminum wheel. The tire must
be stored in a safe manner in the bed of the truck.
JUMP STARTING
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not
allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t lean over battery when attaching
clamps or allow the clamps to touch each other. If
acid splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the contaminated area immediately with large quantities
of water.
• A battery generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or spark away
from the vent holes. Do not use a booster battery
or any other booster source with an output that
exceeds 12 volts.
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Check the Battery Test Indicator (if equipped). If a light or
bright colored dot is visible in the indicator (if equipped),
DO NOT jump-start the battery.
If the indicator (if equipped) is dark or shows a green dot,
proceed as follows:
1. Wear eye protection and remove all metal jewelry such
as watch bands or bracelets which might make an
unintended electrical contact.
2. Park the booster vehicle within cable reach but without letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake, place
the automatic transmission in PARK and turn the ignition
OFF on both vehicles.
3. Turn OFF heater, radio and all unnecessary electrical
loads.
4. Connect one end of a jumper cable to the positive
terminal of the booster battery. Connect the other end of
the same cable to the positive terminal of the discharged
battery.
WARNING!
Do not permit vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal
of the booster battery and then to the engine of the
vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you have
a good contact on the engine.
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WARNING!
Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the
discharge battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode.
During cold weather when temperatures are below
freezing point, electrolyte in a discharged battery
may freeze. Do not attempt jump starting because
the battery could rupture or explode. The battery
temperature must be brought up above freezing
point before attempting jump start.
6. Start the engine in the vehicle which has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, then start the
engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above
sequence exactly. Be careful of the moving belts and fan.
WARNING!
Any procedure other than above could result in:
1. Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting
out the battery vent;
2. Personal injury or property damage due to battery
explosion;
3. Damage to charging system of booster vehicle or
of immobilized vehicle.
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EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with emergency tow
hooks.
WARNING!
Chains are not recommended for freeing a stuck
vehicle. Chains may break, causing serious injury or
death.
WARNING!
Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow
hooks. Tow straps and chains may break, causing
serious injury.
CAUTION!
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a
vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use of safety chains is recommended. Attach towing device to main structural members of the vehicle — not to bumpers or associated
brackets. State and local laws applying to vehicles
under tow must be observed.
Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
The manufacturer recommends towing with all wheels
OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow the
vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of the vehicle raised
and the opposite end on a towing dolly.
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
Provided that the transmission is operable, tow with the
transmission in Neutral and the ignition key in the OFF
position along with the front wheels raised and the rear
wheels on the ground. The speed must not exceed 30
mph (50 km/h) and the distance must not exceed 15
miles (25 km).
If the vehicle is to be towed more than 15 miles (25 km )
or faster than 30 mph, it must be towed on a flatbed, or
with the rear wheels raised and the front wheels on the
ground, or with the front end raised and the rear wheels
on a towing dolly.
NOTE: Towing the vehicle, with the rear wheels on the
ground, at more than 30 mph (50 km/h) or for more than
15 miles (25 km ) can cause severe transmission damage.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment 3.7L/4.7L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
䡵 Diamond Care Protection Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . . . 301
▫ Drive Belts — Check Condition And
Tensioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Engine Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
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▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
▫ Power Steering — Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
▫ Front Suspension Ball Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
▫ Axles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
▫ Drive Shaft Constant Velocity Joints . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Selection Of Lubricating Grease . . . . . . . . . . . 330
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ Emission Related Components . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Clutch Hydraulic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
䡵 Power Distribution Center (Fuse/Relay) . . . . . . . 335
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
䡵 Replacement Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
▫ Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
▫ Front Park And Turn Signal Lamp . . . . . . . . . 345
▫ Rear Side Marker, Taillamps/Stoplamp, And
Turn Signal Bulbs — Replacement . . . . . . . . . 346
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▫ Center High-Mounted Stoplamp And Cargo
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ License Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
▫ Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . 354
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
䡵 Fluids And Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT 3.7L/4.7L
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DIAMOND CARE PROTECTION PLAN
Have you purchased the Mitsubishi Diamond Care Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle
warranties. See you authorized Mitsubishi dealer for
details.
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.” 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 dealer for service as soon as
possible.
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CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the “Malfunction Indicator Light” 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 “Malfunction Indicator Light” 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
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged. A loose fuel filler cap message will
be displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the gas
cap until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication
that the gas cap is properly tightened. Press the odometer
reset button to turn the message off. If the problem
persists, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If
the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will
turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). Resolving
the problem will turn the MIL light off.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
For states which have an I/M (Inspection and
Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the
following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)
is functioning and is not on when the engine is running,
and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready
for testing.
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Normally, the OBD system will be ready. The OBD
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, if you recently had a dead battery, or a battery
replacement. If the OBD system is determined not ready
for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key actuated test
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD system is ready, you must do
the following:
1. Insert your ignition key into the ignition switch.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank
or start the engine. If you crank or start the engine, you
will have to start this test over.
3. As soon as you turn your key to the ON position, you
will see your MIL symbol come on as part of a normal
bulb check.
4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
happen:
a. The MIL light will blink for approximately 5 seconds and then remain on until the first engine crank or
the key is turned off. This means that your vehicle’s
OBD system is not ready and you should not proceed
to the I/M station.
b. The MIL light will remain fully illuminated until the
first engine crank or the key is turned off. This means
that your vehicle’s OBD system is ready and you can
proceed to the I/M station.
If your OBD system is not ready you should see your
dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was recently
serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, you may
need to do nothing more than drive your vehicle as you
normally would in order for your OBD system to update.
A recheck with the above test routine may then indicate
that the system is now ready.
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Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD system is
ready or not ready, if the MIL symbol is illuminated
during normal vehicle operation, you should have your
vehicle serviced before going to the I/M station. The I/M
station can fail your vehicle because the MIL symbol is on
with the engine running.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of authorized Mitsubishi parts for normal/
scheduled maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to insure the designed performance.
Non-authorized, aftermarket parts and/or authorized
Mitsubishi parts not obtained from and installed by an
Authorized Mitsubishi Motors Retailer are not covered
by the manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to your vehicle’s
Warranty and Maintenance Manual for details.
DEALER SERVICE
Your dealer has the qualified service personnel, special
tools and equipment to perform all service operations in
an expert manner. Service manuals are available which
include detailed service information for your vehicle.
Refer to these manuals before attempting any procedure
yourself.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that 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.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides the maintenance items for which there are fixed
maintenance intervals, there are other items that should
operate satisfactorily without periodic maintenance.
However, if a malfunction of these items does occur, it
could adversely affect the engine or vehicle performance.
These items should be inspected if a malfunction is
observed or suspected.
Engine Oil
Checking Engine Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. The
best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes
after a fully warmed up engine is shut off or before
starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface.
2. Turn off the engine and allow approximately 5 minutes for the oil to settle to the bottom of the crankcase.
3. Remove the engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
4. Wipe the engine oil level indicator (dipstick) clean.
5. Install the engine oil level indicator (dipstick) and
make sure it is seated in the tube.
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6. Remove the engine oil level indicator (dipstick), keeping the handle above the tip, and read the oil level on the
engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
7. Add oil only if the level is below the “SAFE” range (at
or below the “ADD” mark) on the engine oil level
indicator (dipstick). Adding one quart of oil when the
reading is at the ADD mark will result in a reading at the
top of the SAFE zone on these engines.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
oil aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
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Frequency Of Oil Change
Road conditions and your style of driving affect the
interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the
following to determine if ANY apply to you:
• Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C).
• Stop and go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16.2 km).
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
• Trailer towing, taxi, police or delivery service (commercial service).
• Off-Road or desert operation.
• If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol)
fuel.
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you, change your
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months,
whichever comes first and follow the “Severe Schedule”
of the ⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
If NONE of these apply to you, change your engine oil
every 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months, whichever
comes first, and follow the “Regular Schedule” of the
⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
4x4 Models, If Used Primarily For Off-Road Operation
Every 50 hours of use.
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Dusty Conditions
Driving through dust-laden air increases the problems of
keeping abrasive materials out of the engine. Under these
conditions, special attention should be given to the
engine air cleaner. The crankcase ventilation system
should also be checked periodically. Make sure that these
units are always clean. This will tend to reduce to a
minimum the amount of abrasive material that may enter
the engine.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacture only
recommends engine oils that are API certified and meet
the requirements of Material Standard MS-6395. Use
Mitsubishi or an equivalent oil meeting the specification
MS-6395.
Engine Oil Identification (API) Symbol
There is a symbol to aid you in selecting the proper
engine oil.
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). Use engine oil that displays this symbol.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil
filler cap also shows the recommended engine oil
viscosity for your vehicle..
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For information on engine oil filler cap location, see the
Engine Compartment illustration in this section.
Lubricants which do not have both, the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
Synthetic Engine Oils
There are a number of engine oils being promoted as
either synthetic or semi-synthetic. If you chose to use
such a product, use only those oils that meet the American Petroleum Institute (API) and SAE viscosity standard. Follow the service schedule that describes your
driving type.
Materials Added to Engine Oils
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.
Disposing of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your dealer, service station, or
governmental agency for advice on how and where used
oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine
oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
The 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. Mitsubishi威 Engine Oil Filters are a high quality oil filter and are
recommended.
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Drive Belts — Check Condition and Tensioner
Belt tension is controlled by means of an automatic
tensioner. No belt tension adjustments are required.
However, belt and belt tensioner condition should be
inspected at the specified intervals, and replaced if required. See your authorized dealer for service
At the mileage indicated in the maintenance schedule, all
belts and tensioner should be checked for condition.
Improper belt tension can cause belt slippage and failure.
Belts should be inspected for evidence of cuts, cracks,
glazing, or frayed cords and replaced if there is indication
of damage which could result in belt failure. Low generator belt tension can cause battery failure.
Also check belt routing to make sure there is no interference between the belts and other engine components.
Spark Plugs
Spark plugs must fire properly to assure proper engine
performance and emission control. The plugs installed in
your vehicle should operate satisfactorily in normal
service for the mileage indicated in the Maintenance
Chart. New plugs should be installed at this mileage. The
entire set should be replaced if there is any malfunction
due to a faulty spark plug. Check the Vehicle Emissions
Control Information label for the proper type of spark
plug for your vehicle.
CAUTION!
When replacing plugs, do not overtighten. You could
damage them and cause them to leak.
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Under normal driving conditions, replace the air filter at
the intervals shown on the “Regular Schedule”. If, however, you drive the vehicle frequently under dusty or
severe conditions, the filter element should be inspected
periodically and replaced if necessary at the intervals
shown on the ⬙Severe Schedule.⬙
WARNING!
The air cleaner can provide a measure of protection
in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air
cleaner unless such removal is necessary for repair or
maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the
engine compartment before starting the vehicle with
the air cleaner removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Fuel Filter
A plugged fuel filter can cause stalling, limit the speed at
which a vehicle can be driven, or cause hard starting. If
an excessive amount of dirt accumulates in the fuel tank,
frequent filter replacement may be necessary.
Catalytic Converter
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel
only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the
catalyst as an emission control device.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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 the
vehicle.
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.
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 indicate severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, the
vehicle should be stopped, the engine shut off and the
vehicle allowed to cool. Thereafter, service, including a
tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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To minimize the possibility of catalyst damage:
• 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 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
idling or malfunctioning operating conditions.
Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Always wash hands
after handling the battery.
CAUTION!
It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to the
negative post. Battery posts are marked (+) positive
and negative (-) and identified on the battery case.
Also, 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.
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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.
WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer
to your Warranty Information book for further
warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced technician.
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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 dealers or other service facilities
using recovery and recycling equipment.
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 properly. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized
Mitsubishi Dealership.
WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to insure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid or equivalent.
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
for correct fluid type.
Front Suspension Ball Joints
The ball joints and seals should be inspected whenever
the vehicle is serviced for other reasons. Damaged seals
should be replaced to prevent leakage or contamination
of the grease.
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Drive Shaft Constant Velocity Joints
All four-wheel-drive models are equipped with four
constant velocity joints. Periodic lubrication of these
joints is not required. However, the joint boot should be
inspected for external leakage or damage periodically. If
external leakage or damage is evident, the joint boot and
grease should be replaced immediately. Continued operation could result in failure of the joint due to water
and dirt contamination of the grease. This would require
complete replacement of the joint assembly.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated
periodically to assure quiet, easy operation and to protect
against rust and wear. Prior to the application of any
lubricant, the parts concerned should be wiped clean to
remove dust and grit; after lubricating excess oil and
grease should be removed. Particular attention should
also be given to hood latching components to insure
proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch
should be cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the fall and spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant.
Windshield Wiper Blades
The rubber edges of the wiper blades and the windshield
should be cleaned periodically with a sponge or soft cloth
and a mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations 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.
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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 Washers
The fluid reservoir should be checked for fluid level at
regular intervals. When freezing weather is anticipated,
flush out the water in the reservoir by operating the
system. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer antifreeze (not radiator antifreeze), and operate the system
for a few seconds to flush out the residual water.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
After the engine has warmed, operate the defroster for a
few minutes to reduce the possibility of smearing or
freezing the fluid on the cold windshield.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
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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.
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 the preceding safety tips.
Cooling System
Inspection
Coolant protection checks should be made at every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If coolant is dirty or rusty in appearance, the
system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh
coolant. Check face of radiator for any accumulation of
bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean the radiator core by gently
spraying water from a garden hose at the back of the core.
Check the coolant bottle tubing for condition and tightness of connection at coolant bottle and radiator. Inspect
the entire system for leaks.
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WARNING!
You or others could be severely burned by hot
coolant 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. If
you open the hood and see steam or hot coolant
escaping from the radiator, don’t touch anything. Get
away quickly. Never try to open a pressure cap when
the radiator is hot.
Cooling System Maintenance
At the intervals shown in the Maintenance Schedules
section of this manual, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled. See your authorized dealer for
proper cooling system maintenance.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
If the solution is dirty and contains a considerable
amount of sediment, it should be cleaned and flushed.
See your authorized dealer for proper draining, flushing
and refilling of your vehicle’s cooling system.
Disposal of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol based engine coolant is a regulated
substance requiring proper disposal. Check with your
local authorities to determine the disposal rules for your
community. Do not store ethylene glycol based engine
coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
puddles on the ground. Prevent ingestion by animals and
children. If ingested, contact a physician or poison control specialist in your area. Clean up any ground spills
immediately.
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Recommended Engine Coolant
This vehicle has been factory filled with an Ethylene
Glycol based engine coolant with long life corrosion
inhibitors (called HOAT, for Hybrid Organic Additive
Technology). Follow the “Maintenance Schedule” for the
recommended coolant change intervals. Refer to Fluids,
Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
CAUTION!
Mixing of coolants other than specified (nonHOAT), may result in engine damage and decreased
corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, it
should be replaced with the specified coolant as
soon as possible.
Do not use plain water alone or alcohol base antifreeze products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not be compatible with the radiator coolant and may plug the
radiator.
This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol–based coolants. Use of Propylene
Glycol-based coolants is not recommended.
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Adding Coolant
When adding coolant, or refilling the system, a minimum
solution of 50% recommended HOAT ethylene glycol
engine coolant (antifreeze) and distilled water should be
used. Use higher concentrations (not to exceed 70%) if
temperatures below ⫺34°F (⫺37°C) are anticipated.
Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized
water when mixing the water/engine coolant solution.
The use of lower quality water will reduce the amount of
corrosion protection in the engine cooling system.
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.
NOTE: Mixing coolant types will decrease the life of the
engine coolant and will require more frequent coolant
changes.
WARNING!
Never add coolant to the radiator when the engine is
overheated. Do not loosen or remove pressure cap to
cool overheated engine. The coolant is under pressure and severe scalding could result.
Coolant Pressure Cap
The coolant pressure cap must be fully tightened to
prevent loss of coolant, and to insure that coolant will
return to the radiator from the coolant bottle.
The pressure cap should be inspected and cleaned if there
is any accumulation of foreign material on the sealing
surfaces.
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WARNING!
The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
coolant pressure cap are a safety precaution. Heat
causes pressure to build up in the cooling system. To
prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the pressure cap when the system is hot or under pressure.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle system provides a quick visual method
for determining that the coolant level is adequate. With
the engine idling, and warmed to normal operating
temperature, the level of the coolant on the overflow
bottle should be between the fluid level marks. Visually
check the coolant level whenever the hood is raised.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the pressure cap except checking
coolant freeze point or replacement with new antifreeze
coolant. Your service attendant should be advised of this.
When additional coolant is needed to maintain the
proper level, it should be added to the coolant bottle. Do
not overfill.
Points To Remember
A. Do not overfill the coolant bottle.
B. Check coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the
coolant bottle. If antifreeze needs to be added, contents of
coolant bottle also must be protected against freezing.
C. If frequent coolant additions are required, or if the
level in the coolant bottle does not drop when the engine
cools, the cooling system should be pressure tested for
leaks.
D. Maintain a minimum coolant concentration of 50%
ethylene glycol and distilled water.
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E. Make sure that the radiator and coolant bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
F. Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean also.
G. The thermostat should not be changed for summer or
winter operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory cooling performance.
Emission Related Components
Fuel System Hoses And Vapor/Vacuum Harnesses
When the vehicle is serviced for scheduled maintenance,
inspect surface of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence of
heat and mechanical damage. Hard and brittle rubber,
cracking, checking, tears, cuts, abrasions, and excessive
swelling suggest deterioration of the rubber. Particular
attention should be given to examining hose surfaces
nearest to high heat sources, such as the exhaust manifold.
Insure nylon tubing in these areas has not melted or
collapsed.
Inspect all hose clamps and couplings to make sure they
are secure and no leaks are present.
You are urged to use only the manufacturer’s specified
hoses and clamps, or their equivalent in material and
specification, in any fuel system servicing. It is mandatory to replace all clamps that have been loosened or
removed during service. Care should be taken in installing new clamps to insure they are properly torqued.
Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve
Proper operation of the crankcase ventilation system
requires that the PCV valve be free of sticking or plugging because of deposits. Deposits can accumulate in the
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PCV valve and passage with increasing mileage. Have
the PCV valve, hoses, and passages checked for proper
operation at the intervals specified. If the valve is
plugged or sticking, replace with a new valve – Do not
attempt to clean or oil the PCV valve! Check ventilating
hose for indication of damage or plugging with deposits.
Replace if necessary.
the master cylinder area before removing the cap. With
disc brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. Brake fluid level should be checked when
pads are replaced. If the brake fluid level is abnormally
low, check system for leaks.
Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
Brake System
Power Disc Brakes (Front)
Disc brakes do not require adjustment; however, several
hard stops during the break-in period are recommended
to seat the linings and wear off any foreign material.
Brake Master Cylinders
The fluid level in the master cylinders should be checked
whenever the vehicle is serviced, or immediately if the
brake system warning light is on. If necessary, add fluid
to bring level to the full mark on the side of the reservoir
of the brake master cylinder. Be sure to clean the top of
WARNING!
Use of brake fluid that may have a lower initial
boiling point, or is unidentified as to specifications,
may result in sudden brake failure during hard
prolonged braking. You could have an accident.
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WARNING!
Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the
brake fluid catching fire.
Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture.
CAUTION!
Do not allow a petroleum-based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Seal damage may result.
Brake Linings
Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting brakes.
During normal driving, a few brake applications while
moving in reverse will maintain your brakes at the
specified adjustment. Adjustment will continue until the
brake linings are worn. To avoid brake failure, brake pull
or damage to the rotors or drums, inspect the brake
linings as specified in the maintenance schedule. If
excessively worn, the brake linings must be replaced.
Brake Hoses
Inspection should be performed whenever the brake
system is serviced or at intervals specified. Inspect the
hydraulic brake hoses for surface cracking, scuffing or
worn spots. If there is any evidence of cracking, scuffing,
or worn spots, the hose should be replaced immediately!
Eventual deterioration of the hose can take place with
possible burst failure.
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WARNING!
Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake failure.
You could have an accident. If you see any sign of
cracking, scuffing, or worn spots, have the brake
hoses replaced immediately.
Clutch Hydraulic System
The clutch hydraulic system is a sealed maintenance free
system. In the event of leakage or other malfunction, the
system must be replaced.
Manual Transmission
Fluid Level Check
This fluid should be checked whenever other underhood
services are performed. The fluid level is checked by
removing the fill plug. If the level of the lubricant is more
than 1/4⬙ (6.35 mm) below the bottom of the filler hole
while the vehicle is level, enough lubricant should be
added to bring the level to the bottom of the filler hole.
This fluid does not require periodic changing. However,
if it becomes necessary to add or replace the fluid in these
transmissions, refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine
Parts for correct fluid type.
Automatic Transmission
Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level while the transmission is at normal
operating temperature 180°F (82°C). This occurs after at
least 15 miles (24 km) of driving. At normal operating
temperature the fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.
To check the automatic transmission fluid level properly,
the following procedure must be used:
1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating
temperature.
2. The vehicle must be on level ground.
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3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake
pedal.
4. Place the gear selector momentarily in each gear
position ending with the lever in P (Park).
5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
seated.
between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick
with the fluid at approximately 70°F ( 21°C) (room
temperature). If the fluid level is correctly established at
room temperature, 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.
6. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
both sides. The fluid level should be between the “HOT”
(upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operating temperature. Verify that solid coating of oil is seen on
both sides of the dipstick. If the fluid is low, add as
required into the dipstick tube. Do not overfill. After
adding any quantity of oil through the oil fill tube, wait
a minimum of two (2) minutes for the oil to fully drain
into the transmission before rechecking the fluid level.
7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake.
NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be
To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission
after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the
CAUTION!
Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50°F
(10°C) it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add
fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to
produce an accurate reading.
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dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is normal for the
dipstick cap to spring back slightly from its fully seated
position, as long as its seal remains engaged in the
dipstick tube.
Automatic Transmission Fluid And Filter Change
To obtain best performance and long life for automatic
transmissions, the manufacturer recommends that they
be given regular maintenance service by an Authorized
Dodge Dealer or Service Center. It is important that the
transmission fluid be maintained at the correct level and
that it be drained and refilled as specified.
Follow the proper Maintenance Schedule for your type of
driving.
It is important that proper lubricant is used in the
transmission. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine
Parts for correct fluid type. It is important that the
transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level
using the recommended fluid.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturers recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturers recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
Special Additives
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives to the transmission. Exception to
this policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting
fluid leaks. The use of transmission sealers should be
avoided, since they may adversely affect seals.
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Transfer Case
Inspect the transfer case for fluid leaks. If a fluid leak is
evident the transfer case fluid level may be low. Have the
transfer case serviced immediately.
CAUTION!
Damage may result from operation of the vehicle
with low transfer case fluid.
The transfer case fluid should be drained and refilled at
the intervals specified.
Lubricant Selection
Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
Axles
Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
The manufacturer does not recommend regularly scheduled oil changes for axles in vehicles whose operation is
classified as normal truck service.
NOTE: The presence of water in the gear lubricant will
result in corrosion and possible failure of differential
components. Operation of the vehicle in water, as may be
encountered in some off-highway types of service, will
require draining and refilling the axle to avoid damage.
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Rear Axle
Rear axle limited-slip differentials require the use of
Mitsubishi limited-slip additive or equivalent. Refer to
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid
type. This should be added to the gear lubricant whenever a fluid change is made, when equipped with
limited-slip differential. Rear axle fluid level should be
1/4⬙ (6.35mm) below filler plug hole for 8 1/4⬙ axles and
should be 5/8⬙ (16mm) below filler plug for 9 1/4⬙ axles.
Front Axle
Front axle fluid level should be at the bottom of the fill
plug.
Selection of Lubricating Grease
The National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) has
developed a symbol (Certification Mark) to aid the
vehicle owner in the proper selection of grease for chassis
components. This symbol, an example shown below, is
located on the grease container and identifies the application and quality of the grease.
There are two groups
identified, those for wheel
bearings (Letter “G”) and
those for chassis (Letter
“L”) lubrication. Performance categories within
these groups result in dual
letter designations for
each group. The letter designations shown in the example are the highest
quality level available and when combined as shown can
be used for chassis lubrication. Use only those greases
that have the NLGI symbol on the container along with
the proper quality level for your application.
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Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
The most common causes are:
Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using a mild car wash soap, and
rinse the panels completely with clear water.
• If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, wash it as soon as possible.
• Use Mitsubishi威 auto polish to remove road film and
stains and to polish your vehicle. Take care never to
scratch the paint.
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• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
finish.
CAUTION!
Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
Special Care
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels be kept clear and open.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
similar cause which 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.
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome-plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
with mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To
remove heavy soil, select a nonabrasive, non-acidic
cleaner. Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle
brush or metal polishes. Only Mitsubishi威 cleaners are
recommended. Do not use oven cleaner. Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or harsh
brushes that may damage the wheels’ protective finish.
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• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use Mitsubishi touch-up paint on scratches as soon as
possible. Your dealer has touch-up paint to match the
color of your vehicle.
Interior Care
Use a high quality fabric cleaner to clean fabric upholstery and carpeting.
Use a high quality vinyl cleaner to clean vinyl upholstery
and trim.
Use a high quality leather cleaner for cleaning 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 a high quality leather cleaner. 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.
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Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with any commercial household-type glass cleaner.
Never use an abrasive type cleaner. Use caution when
cleaning inside rear windows equipped with electric
defrosters or windshields equipped with a windshield
wiper de-icer. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
directly on the mirror.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
rag.
2. Dry with a soft tissue.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage will also weaken the fabric.
If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
wash them.
If the belts appear frayed or worn, or if the buckles do not
operate properly, have an authorized dealer replace
them.
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POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER (FUSE/RELAY)
Your vehicle is equipped with an electrical power distribution center located on the left side of the engine
compartment.
These power distribution centers house new plug-in
“Cartridge” fuses which replace all the in-line fusible
links previously used. The power distribution centers
also contain “Mini”fuses and plug-in “ISO” relays. These
fuses and relays can be obtained from your dealer.
Cavity
1
2
3
4
5
Power Distribution Center
6
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
Description
Spare
Ignition ACC
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
50 Amp
Red
40 Amp
Green
Elect Brake
Power Seat
Ignition Run Only
20 Amp
Yellow
IOD (CNN,Radio)
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Cavity
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Cavity
PCM/Fuel/RAD/AC
Coils
CCN/Mirr/4x4
15
16
Airbag System #3
17
Spare
AC Clutch
18
19
T Tow Lt Stop/Turn
20
T Tow Rt Stop/Turn
21
IOD #2
22
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Trans/PCM
Horn
ABS Feed (Valves)
Fuel Pump
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
CCN Door Locks/
BTSI
Audio Amp
Power Outlet (Switchable)
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Cavity
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
Description
Cavity
Fog Lamps
32
PCM B+
33
CCN Illumination
34
Spare
10 Amp Power Mirror
Red
20 AmpY- Power Outlet
ellow
20 Amp FCM4 (Wipers)
Yellow
Spare
Spare
35
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
36
39
20 Amp
Blue
30 Amp
Pink
Description
FCM1 (Ext. Lights #
1)
ASD
FCM2 (Ext. Light # 2)
HVAC Blower Motor
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
37
38
Mini
Fuse
Ignition UNLK/
RN/ST
Crank
Run/Start
Starter Solenoid
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Cavity
40
41
Cartridge
Fuse
44
45
46
40 Amp
Green
Cavity
48
49
25 Amp
Natural
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
43
Description
Spare
Wiper Motor
30 Amp
Pink
42
47
Mini
Fuse
FCM5 (T-Case)
50
Lt Park Lamps
51
Rt Park Lamps
T Tow Park Lamps
Airbag System # 2
52
53
54
55
Ignition Run/Acc
56
Cartridge
Fuse
20 Amp
Blue
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
Mini
Fuse
Description
Sunroof/Sound Box
T Tow B+
ABS Module (Pump)
Park Lamps
Spare
Rear Defogger
40 Amp
Green
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Spare
CCN ACC Feed
Heated Seats
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Cavity
57
58
59
60
61
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Airbag System # 2
Heated Seats
HVAC Module
CAUTION!
When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a
properly rated fuse continues to blow, it suggests a
problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
ABS Module
FCM3 (Reverse
Lamps)
NOTE: If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for
longer than 21 days you may want to take steps to protect
your battery. You may do this by disconnecting the
battery or by disconnecting the two ignition-off draw
(I.O.D.) fuses located in the Auxiliary Power Distribution
Center (PDC) located in the engine compartment. The
I.O.D. cavities include a snap-in retainer that allows the
fuse to be disconnected, without removing it from the
fuse block. Pressing the I.O.D. fuse back into the cavity
reconnects it.
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VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are storing your vehicle for more than 21 days, we
recommend that you take the following steps to minimize the drain on your vehicle’s battery:
• Disconnect the Ignition-Off Draw fuse (I.O.D.) fuse
located in the Power Distribution Center (PDC). The
I.O.D. cavity includes a snap-in retainer that allows the
fuse to be disconnected, without removing it from the
fuse block.
• The transfer case should be placed in the 4HI mode
and kept in this position to minimize the battery drain.
• As an alternative to the above steps you may disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
LIGHT BULBS — Interior
Dome Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Overhead Console Lights . .
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WL212–2
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WL212–2
LIGHT BULBS — Outside
Bulb No.
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H13
Front Park/Turn/Sidemarker . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157NA
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Center High Mounted Stoplight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921
Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145
Rear Sidemarker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
License Plate Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Headlamps
Removing Headlamp Assembly
1. Open the hood.
Removing Attaching Screws
2. Remove bright trim from under headlamp assembly.
3. Remove the 3 screws attaching the headlamp housing
to the inner panel.
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4. Grasp the headlamp and pull firmly to disengage the
headlamp housing from the fender panel.
5. While firmly holding the headlamp housing in your
hands, unlock and disconnect headlamp bulb connector.
6. Twist 1/4 turn and remove the headlamp bulb from its
housing and replace.
Removing Headlamp Bulb
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 343
Unlocking Connector
Removing Headlamp from Assembly
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Removing Headlamp Bulb
Disconnecting Headlamp Bulb Connector
7. Reverse the procedure to install a new headlamp bulb
into the headlamp assembly.
NOTE: These are halogen bulbs. Take care not to touch
the bulb with your fingers. Body oils from your fingers
could cause excessive heat buildup which reduces bulb
life.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 345
Front Park and Turn Signal Lamp
• Open the hood.
• Remove bright trim from under headlamp assembly.
• Remove the (3) screws attaching the headlamp housing to the inner panel.
• Grasp the headlamp and pull firmly to disengage the
headlamp housing from the fender panel.
NOTE: It is not necessary to disconnect the connector to
replace this bulb. If the bulb socket needs replacement,
disconnect the connector.
Removing Turn Signal Bulb
• Rotate bulb socket 1/4 turn and remove socket from
housing.
• Pull bulb straight from socket.
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• Reverse procedure to install new turn signal bulb.
Rear Side Marker, Taillamps/Stoplamp, and Turn
Signal Bulbs — Replacement
1. Remove the two (2) screws that pass through the bed
sheetmetal.
Disconnecting Turn Signal Connector
Removing the Two (2) Screws
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 347
3. Rotate the bulb socket from the housing.
Pulling Housing From Body
2. Pull the taillamp housing straight out from the body.
Rotating Bulb Socket From Housing
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4. Pull bulb straight out of socket.
5. Reverse the procedure to install bulb and housing.
Place the two raised blocks past the body.
Pulling Bulb From Socket
Sliding Raised Blocks Past Body
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Center High-Mounted Stoplamp And Cargo Lamp
2. Remove housing from the cab.
1. Remove the two (2) screws holding the housing/lens
to the body as shown.
Removing Housing from Cab
Removing Screws
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3. Remove connector from housing tab for more clearance.
4. Turn desired bulb socket 1⁄4 turn and remove socket
and bulb from housing.
Removing Connector from Tab
Removing Socket From Housing
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 351
5. Pull desired bulb straight from the socket.
License Lamps
1. Using a screwdriver, pry black rubber housing from
the bumper.
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Pulling Bulb From Socket
• Outside Bulbs: Cargo Lamps
• Inside Bulb: Center High Mount Stop Lamp
6. Reverse procedure for installation of bulbs and housing.
Removing Housing From Bumper
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2. Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
Rotating Socket
3. Pull bulb from socket.
Pulling Bulb From Socket
4. Reverse procedure for installation.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 353
Fog Lamps
1. Disconnect connector from fog lamp by raising wire
harness lock tab and pulling on wire harness connector.
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
2. Rotate fog lamp bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and
pull to remove from fog lamp housing.
3. Reverse the procedure to install.
U.S.
Metric
22 Gal.
83L
5 Qt.
6 Qt.
4.7L
5.7L
Fuel
3.7L/4.7L, 87 Octane
Engine Oil (with filter)
3.7L, SAE 5W-30, API Certified
4.7L, SAE 5W-30, API Certified
Cooling System (includes 2.1 Qts./2L for coolant
bottle
3.7L (Mitsubishi威 Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/
100,000 Mile Formula)
4.7L (Mitsubishi威 Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/
100,000 Mile Formula)
NOTE: All fluid capacities are approximate capacities.
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12.5L
13.3 Qt.
12.5L
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection 3.7L/4.7L
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Mitsubishi威 Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology).
Use SAE 5W-30, API Certified SL, SL/CF or higher.
Mitsubishi威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
Refer to the Vehicle Emission Control Information label in the engine compartment.
87 Octane, (R+M)/2 Method
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 355
Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Manual Transmission (Getrag 238)
Transfer Case
Front Axle
Rear Axle
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts.
Mitsubishi威 ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Mitsubishi威 ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Mitsubishi威 ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
SAE 75W-90 Multipurpose Type, GL-5 Gear Lubricant (Mitsubishiapproved).
SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Gear Lubricant (Mitsubishi-approved). Limited-slip
rear axles require limited-slip additive (Mitsubishi-approved). Four ounces
(118 ml) should be added to the gear lubricant whenever a fluid change is
made.
Mitsubishi威 DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3 brake fluid is
not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
Mitsubishi威 ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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CONTENTS
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▫ “Severe Schedule” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
䡵 Emissions Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
▫ “Regular Schedule” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 C
䡵 Maintenance Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold
type on the following pages must be done at the times or
mileages specified to assure the continued proper functioning of the emission control system. These, and all
other maintenance services included in this manual,
should be done to provide best vehicle performance and
S reliability. More frequent maintenance may be needed for
C vehicles in severe operating conditions such as dusty
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Inspection and service also should be done any time a
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NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
individual using any automotive part which has been
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or, in the State of California, California Air Resources Board regulations.
EMISSIONS TESTING
In some localities, it may be or will become a legal
requirement to ensure that all emissions components and
systems are functioning properly as a part of the test
procedure. The test center accomplishes this by checking
the On Board Diagnostic System (OBD) system with an
electronic scan tool. If your vehicle has recently been
serviced, the OBD system may have been reset to a ⬙not
ready⬙ condition because the OBD system has not had
sufficient time since the servicing to reconfirm that
emissions components are operating properly. In most
cases, a reasonable mix and amount of normal city and
highway driving and at least one overnight-off period
will be required to prepare your vehicle for this check;
however your dealer has the equipment and procedures
required to make certain that the OBD system of your
vehicle is ready for the required testing.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
There are two maintenance schedules that show the
required service for your vehicle.
First is the “Severe Schedule.” It is for vehicles that are
operated under the conditions that are listed below and
at the beginning of the schedule.
• Day or night temperatures are below 32° F (0° C).
• Stop and go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km).
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90° F (32° C).
• Trailer towing.
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service).
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• Off-road or desert operation.
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months,
whichever comes first and follow the “Severe Schedule” S
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NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
coolant every 102,000 miles (175 000 km) or 60 months,
whichever comes first and follow the “Severe Schedule”
of the ⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
Second is the “Regular Schedule.” It is for vehicles that
are not operated under any of the conditions listed under
the “Severe Schedule.”
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Use the schedule that best describes your driving conditions. Where time and mileage are listed, follow the
interval that occurs first.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months
whichever comes first.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
At Each Stop for Fuel
• Check the engine oil level about 5 minutes after a fully
warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level while
the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when the
level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
• Check the windshield washer solvent and add, if
required.
Once a Month
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
• Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, and transmission and add as needed.
• Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct
operation.
At Each Oil Change
• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the exhaust system.
• Inspect the brake hoses.
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• Inspect the CV joints (if equipped) and front suspension components.
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high I
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• Check the automatic transmission fluid level (if
equipped).
• Trailer towing.
• Check the manual transmission fluid level (if
equipped).
• Check the coolant level, hoses, and clamps.
“Severe Schedule”
Follow the “Severe Schedule” if you usually operate your
vehicle under one or more of the following conditions.
• Day or night temperatures are below 32° F (0° C).
• Stop and go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km).
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service).
• Off-road or desert operation.
• Heavy Loading
• If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol)
fuel.
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months,
whichever comes first and follow the “Severe Schedule”
of the ⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
coolant every 102,000 miles (175 000 km) or 60 months,
whichever comes first and follow the “Severe Schedule”
of the ⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
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Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
3,000
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6,000
(10 000)
9,000
(15 000)
12,000
(20 000)
15,000
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Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter, or at 3
months whichever comes first.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Check transfer case fluid level (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.**
18,000
(30 000)
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21,000
(35 000)
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24,000
(40 000)
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27,000
(45 000)
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30,000
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Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
33,000
(55 000)
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36,000
(60 000)
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39, 000
(65 000)
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42,000
(70 000)
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Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter, or at 3
months whichever comes first.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.**
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace, if required.
Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid,
change filter (3.7L). *
48,000
(80 000)
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51,000
(85 000)
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54,000
(90 000)
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57,000
(95 000)
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60,000
(100 000)
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A change main sump filter (4.7L).*
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E Flush and replace engine coolant at 60 months, or
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48,000
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51,000
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54,000
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57,000
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60,000
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Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter, or at 3
months whichever comes first.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace, if required.
63,000
(105 000)
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(110 000)
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(115 000)
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72,000
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stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Check transfer case fluid level (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.**
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace, if required.
78,000
(130 000)
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81,000
(135 000)
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84,000
(140 000)
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87,000
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90,000
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 369 M
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter, or at 3
months whichever comes first.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
stowage.
Flush and replace engine coolant, if not done at 60
months.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
93,000
(155 000)
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96,000
(160 000)
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99,000
(165 000)
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100,000
(170 000)
102,000
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Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.**
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace, if
required.
Drain and refill transfer case fluid (4X4).
105,000
(180 000)
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108,000
(185 000)
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111,000
114,000
117,000
120,000
(190 000) (195 000) (200 000) (205 000)
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 371 M
Miles
(Kilometers)
Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid,
change filter (3.7L). *
Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid
and change main sump filter and spin-on
cooler return filter if equipped. (4.7L). *
Flush and replace engine coolant, if not replaced at 102,000 miles (175 000 km).
105,000
(180 000)
*This applies only if your vehicle is used for police, taxi,
fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
** This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner, but not required to maintain the
emissions warranty.
108,000
(185 000)
111,000
114,000
117,000
120,000
(190 000) (195 000) (200 000) (205 000)
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Check transfer case fluid level (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace as necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
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12,000
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[12]
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18,000
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[18]
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24,000
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30,000
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[Months]
Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage.
Check transfer case fluid level (4X4).
Flush and replace engine coolant at 60
months, if not replaced at 102,000 miles (185
000 km).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.**
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace, if
required.
36,000
(60 000)
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42,000
(70 000)
[42]
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48,000
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54000
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A
I
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N [Months]
A Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
N
C Rotate tires.
E Check spare tire for proper pressure and corS
C
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E
D
U
L
E
S
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rect stowage.
Check transfer case fluid level (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.**
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace, if
required.
72,000
(120 000)
[72]
X
X
78,000
(130 000)
[78]
X
X
X
X
X
84,000
90,000
96,000
(140 000) (150 000) (160 000)
[84]
[90]
[96]
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
100,000
(170 000)
X
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 375 M
Miles
(Kilometers)
[Months]
Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage.
Drain and refill transfer case fluid (4X4).
Flush and replace engine coolant, if not done at 60 months.
Flush and replace engine coolant, if not done at 102,000
miles (180 000 km)
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace as necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.**
** This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner, but not required to maintain the
emissions warranty.
102,000
(180 000)
[102]
X
X
X
108,000
(190 000)
[108]
X
X
X
114,000
(200 000)
[114]
X
X
X
120,000
(210 000)
[120]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Inspection and service should also be performed anytime
a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all receipts.
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A
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WARNING!
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T
E
You can be badly injured working on or around a
N
motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which
A
you have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
N
C
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
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C
H
E
D
U
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service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 Consumer Information
(For Vehicles Sold In U.S.A.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ In The Event Of An Accident . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
▫ Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Key Information To Discuss With Your
Insurance Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
䡵 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
▫ Traction Aa, A, B, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
䡵 Mitsubishi威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
▫ Temperature A, B, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ For Vehicles Sold In U.S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
䡵 Important Facts To Know In Case Of An
Accident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
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378 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Consumer information (For vehicles sold in
U.S.A.)
This information is provided in compliance with the
requirements of the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, Department of Transportation. It provides the purchasers and/or prospective purchasers with
information on reporting safety defects.
Uniform tire quality grading
DOT quality grades - All passenger vehicle tires must
conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to
these grades. The specific grade rating in each grade
category is shown on the side wall of the tires on your
vehicle.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1
1/2) times as well on the government course as upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction AA, A, B, C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B
and C. Those 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.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 379
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.
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!
Temperature A, B, C
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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380 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Reporting Safety Defects
For vehicles sold in U.S.A.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could
cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your dealer, or Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 202-366-0123 in
Washington, DC area) or write to:
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590.
You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from the Hotline.
To contact Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. call
1-888- MITSU-2006 (1-888-648-7820) or write to:
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. Cypress, CA
90630-0064
Customer Relations Department
P.O. Box 6014
Cypress, CA 90630-0064
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 381
Important facts to know in case of an accident
We hope you will never be involved in an accident, but
there is always that potential danger. So, please be sure to
buckle up and drive safely.
Key information to discuss with your insurance
company
In the event of an accident
• Choosing the repair shop and the brands of parts that
they use on your vehicle is your decision.
• Remain calm.
• Check for injuries. Report all injuries to the police, and,
if necessary, call for an ambulance.
• Record all the details of the accident. This will provide
you with accurate records of the accident for discussions with your insurance company and other persons
who may be acting on your behalf.
• Understand your repair estimate before approving
repairs.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and
provisions of Mitsubishi’s warranties applicable to this
vehicle.
MITSUBISHI姞 PARTS
Mitsubishi威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from your dealer. They will help you keep your
vehicle operating at its best.
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382 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following describes the tire grading categories established by the National highway Traffic Safety Administration. The specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s
manufacturer in each category is shown on the sidewall
of the tires on your car.
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 example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1
1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and
may depart significantly from the norm due to variations
in driving habits, service practices and differences in road
characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. Those 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.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 383
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, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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INDEX
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386 INDEX
Accident Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250,280
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 311
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . 188,191
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188,314
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237,245
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,53,160
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Airbag On/Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,157
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . 320,321,353
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 223,224
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,157
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . 26
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198,201,326
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328,355
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
INDEX 387
Ball Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 25
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Belts, Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223,324
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223,224
Disc Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157,159
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 70
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Camper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Caps, Filler
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254,311
CD (Compact Disc) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163,168
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82,187
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Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Center Seat Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57,58
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,64
Child Restraint with Automatic Belts . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Child Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . .
Converter, Catalytic . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . .
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze)
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . .
Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 389
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,189
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Differential, Limited-Slip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Disc Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Disposal
Used Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Door Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Drive Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Drive Shaft Universal Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 122
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 358
Emission Related Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
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390 INDEX
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320,354
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,253
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305,353,354
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Equipment Identification Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Ethylene Glycol Antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,253,318
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,317
Extender, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Engine Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309,354
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118,154,346
Flat Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
INDEX 391
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 354
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,353
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Front Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248,354
Requirements
Tank Capacity
Fueling . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . .
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Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251,302
Gas Gauge (Fuel Gauge) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Grease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
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392 INDEX
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256,260
Gross Cargo Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256,258
Hands-Free Phone (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . 119
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . 119
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink威 (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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261
146
134
112
323
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,13
Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
INDEX 393
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282,286
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Key, Replacement . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
Key-In Reminder . . . . . .
Keyless Entry System . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Knee Bolster . . . . . . . . .
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Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . 118,154,346
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) . 60
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,114
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,160
Anti-Lock Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340,341
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,155,353
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114,126
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
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394 INDEX
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154,155
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 159
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118,346
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 154
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Limited-Slip Differential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH) . 60
Lubricating Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 159,302
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198,206,326
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326,355
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
INDEX 395
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304,381
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Occupant Classification System (OCS) . . . . . . . . . . 43
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305,354
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309,354
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308,353
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308,353
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301,302
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157,204
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126,127
Overhead Travel Information Center . . . . . . . . . . 127
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156,321
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Parking On Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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396 INDEX
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Phone, Hands-Free (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 232
Positive Crankcase Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,16
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . 143
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225,315
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . 136,139
Programming Transmitters
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,136,139
Quad Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 321
Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163,168,187
Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Radio, Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163,168
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
INDEX 397
Reception, Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . 272
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . 274
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Regular Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Release, Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 185
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57,62
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,31
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57,58
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,157
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305,358,359
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Severe Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Shifting
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Transfer Case, Shifting into Transfer
Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Transfer Case, Shifting out of Transfer
Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118,154,346
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Snow Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240,241,284
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Emergency (Jump Starting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
INDEX 399
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225,315
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Storage Compartment, Center Seat . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Supplemental Tire Pressure Information . . . . . . . . 245
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 154
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Theft System Arming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Theft System Disarming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Thermostat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . 232,245
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227,378
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,236,378,382
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232,233
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Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378,382
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227,236
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,326
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198,201,326
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
INDEX 401
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326,328,355
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198,206,326
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . 25
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . 134
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . 24
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118,154,346
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Unlock, Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Vehicle
Vehicle
Vehicle
Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233,255
Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . 154
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Weight Load Carrying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Wheel Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Wheel Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,142
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,189
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,121,317
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,317
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Wrecker Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
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