Owners Manual

Owners Manual
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2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
14PFD41-126-AC
Third Edition Rev 1
Printed in U.S.A.
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VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name Chrysler
Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler
Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol
levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t
drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a
friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on
this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of
features and equipment that are no longer available or were
not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features
and equipment described in this manual that are not on this
vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation
upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower, and your
judgment is impaired when you have been drinking. Never
drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2013 Chrysler Group LLC
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SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 517
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 621
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .6
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .7
䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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4 INTRODUCTION
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techCongratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
nicians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfacLLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
tion.
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of the
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
this Owner’s Manual:
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
the windshield. This number also is stamped into the
right front body, on the right front seat crossmember
under the carpet and the vehicle registration and title.
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VIN Location
INTRODUCTION 7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
Right Front Body VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED . . .20
▫ Ignition Node Module (IGNM) — If Equipped. .12
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) — If Equipped . . .13
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Standard Blade Ignition Key — If Equipped . . .14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Key Fob — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ Tamper Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Ignition Or Accessory On Message . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Use The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
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▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
▫ To Unlatch The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .27
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .27 䡵 TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 䡵 TRUNK SAFETY WARNING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . .28
▫ Trunk Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .56
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .57
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System —
Rear Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
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▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
▫ Belt Pretensioning And Load Limitation . . . . . .59 䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . .106
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .61
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .67
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Ignition Node Module (IGNM) — If Equipped
Your vehicle uses either a key start ignition system or
keyless ignition system. The key start ignition system
consists of a either a bladed key with an immobilizer chip
in it, or a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an Ignition Node Module (IGNM). The
keyless ignition system consists of a Key Fob with
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a Keyless
Ignition Node (KIN).
The Ignition Node Module (IGNM) operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three with
detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START position
is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will
display the ignition switch position (OFF/ACC/RUN).
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If
Equipped” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) — If Equipped
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition
switch with the push of a button, as long as the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger
compartment.
The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating
positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate
when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and
ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start
RUN will illuminate.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
1
2
3
4
— OFF
— ACC (ACCESSORY)
— ON/RUN
— START
NOTE: In case the ignition switch does not change with
the push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
have a low or dead battery. In this situation a back up
method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put
the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the
Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and
push to operate the ignition switch.
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Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature
If your vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-NGo™ feature, refer to “Starting Procedure” in “Starting
And Operating” for further information.
Standard Blade Ignition Key — If Equipped
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
Your vehicle may use a standard blade key ignition
system. The authorized dealer that sold you your vehicle
has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These
numbers can be used to order duplicate keys from your
authorized dealer. Ask your authorized dealer for these
numbers and keep them in a safe place. You can insert the
double-sided standard blade key into the ignition switch
or lock cylinders with either side up.
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The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle should
the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead. You can
keep the emergency key with you when valet parking.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
on the face of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and
then pull the key out with your other hand.
Standard Blade Ignition Key
Key Fob — If Equipped
The Key Fob also contains the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in
the rear of the Key Fob.
Emergency Key Removal (IGNM)
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Ignition Or Accessory On Message
Opening the driver’s door when the ignition is in ACC or
ON (engine not running), a chime will sound to remind
you to place the ignition in the OFF position. In addition
to the chime, the ignition or accessory on message will
display in the cluster.
NOTE: With the Uconnect® system, the power window
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power
outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition is cycled to the OFF position. Opening either
front door will cancel this feature. The time for this
Emergency Key Removal (KIN)
feature is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings”
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
SENTRY KEY®
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
(Continued)
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The system uses a Key or Key Fob with Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter, an RF receiver, and either an
Ignition Node Module (IGNM) or a Keyless Ignition
Node (KIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Therefore, only Keys or Key Fobs that are programmed to
the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible by an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
After placing the ignition in the ON/RUN position, the
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatbulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it ible with some aftermarket remote starting systems.
indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check, problems and loss of security protection.
it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start
the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
engine being shut off after two seconds.
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NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer system serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to an
NOTE: Only Keys or Key Fobs that are programmed to
authorized dealer.
the vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate
the vehicle. Once a Key or Key Fob is programmed to a Customer Key Programming
vehicle, it cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
Programming Keys or Key Fobs with RKE transmitters
Replacement Keys
may be performed at an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Always remove the keys from the vehicle and lock all
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
General Information
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided subject to the following conditions:
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs. • This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undeDuplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authosired operation.
rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
is one that has never been programmed.
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NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved Rearming Of The System
by the party responsible for compliance could void the If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn
off after three minutes, turn all of the visual signals off
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
after 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors rearm itself.
for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch for unauthorized operation. This system may also incorporate a To Arm The System
ultrasonic intrusion sensor that monitors for motion in Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
the vehicle. If something triggers the alarm, the Vehicle
Security Alarm will provide the following audible and 1. Make sure the vehicles ignition is cycled to the “OFF”
position (refer to ⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting
visible signals: the horn will pulse, the headlights, park
And Operating⬙ for further information).
lamps and/or turn signals will flash, and the Vehicle
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash.
make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF.
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™, make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF
and the key is physically removed from the ignition.
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2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the To Disarm The System
vehicle:
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
• Push LOCK on the interior power door lock switch the following methods:
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
• Push the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
• Push the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the
same exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ • Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle (if
equipped, refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in ⬙Things
in ⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for
To
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further
further information).
information).
• Push the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
• Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
(RKE) transmitter.
position.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
push the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ START/STOP button (requires at least one valid Key Fob in the
vehicle).
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• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N- system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previGo™, insert a valid key into the ignition switch and ously described arming sequences has occurred, the
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
turn the key to the ON position.
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
NOTE:
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
• The driver’s door key cylinder and the liftgate button disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
Vehicle Security Alarm.
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
• The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during
power liftgate entry. Pushing the liftgate button will
not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone
enters the vehicle through the liftgate and opens any
door the alarm will sound.
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
Tamper Alert
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
exterior lights blink three times when you unlock the
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
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• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, push and hold
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
the PANIC button on the Key Fob/Remote for at least
by the system.
one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights will turn on, the park lights and turn signals Security System Manual Override
will flash, the horn will pulse on and off, and the interior
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
lights will turn on.
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by either pushing the PANIC button a ILLUMINATED ENTRY
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
(24 km/h) or greater.
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
doors or open any door.
NOTE:
To Use The Panic Alarm
• The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the ignition
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
and horn will remain on.
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
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The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds NOTE: Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition is disables the system from responding to all RKE transmitcycled to the ON/RUN position from the OFF position. ter buttons for all RKE transmitters.
NOTE:
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy lights will turn on if the dimmer control is in the
⬙Dome ON⬙ position (extreme top position).
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
open the trunk, or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held
Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter does
not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the
system.
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To Unlock The Doors
Flash Lights With Lock
Push and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
within five seconds to unlock all doors. The turn signal
lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The
illuminated entry system will also turn on.
This feature will cause the signal lights to flash when the
doors are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature
can be turned on or turned off. To change the current
setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to Headlight Illumination On Approach
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ under “Things To Know Before
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
1st Push Of Key Fob Unlocks
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either equipped through Uconnect®. To change the current
the driver’s door or all doors on the first push of the setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Under- To Lock The Doors
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Push and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash and
the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
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If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to Using The Panic Alarm
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know Before To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, push and hold
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
Sound Horn With Lock
headlights, park lights and turn signals will flash, the
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
turn on.
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by either pushing the PANIC button a
Instrument Panel” for further information.
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph
To Unlatch The Trunk
(24 km/h) or greater.
Push the TRUNK button on the RKE transmitter two
NOTE:
times within five seconds to unlatch the trunk.
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to • The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the ignition
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ under “Things To Know Before
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
and horn will remain on.
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• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the 2. Remove and replace the battery. When replacing the
battery, match the + sign on the battery to the + sign on
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
the inside of the battery clip, located on the back cover.
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers.
by the system.
Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch
Programming Additional Transmitters
a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
performed at an authorized dealer.
halves of the case together. Make sure there is an even
Transmitter Battery Replacement
“gap” between the two halves. If equipped, install and
tighten the screw until snug. Test RKE transmitter
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
operation.
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
1. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
remove the screw. With the RKE transmitter buttons
facing down, use a flat blade to pry the two halves of
the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
the elastomer seal during removal.
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General Information
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
This system uses the Key Fob with Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to start the
engine conveniently from outside the vehicle
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
while still maintaining security. The system has
• This device must accept any interference received, includ- a range of approximately 300 ft (91 m).
ing interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal • Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob may
reduce this range.
distance, check for these two conditions:
1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
the battery is a minimum of three years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
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How To Use Remote Start
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
All of the following conditions must be met before the • Vehicle security alarm not active
engine will remote start:
• Ignition in OFF position
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
WARNING!
• Hood closed
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
• Trunk closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE panic button not pushed
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Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
To Enter Remote Start Mode
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Open
Push and release the REMOTE START button on
the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds.
The vehicle doors will lock, parking lights will
flash and the horn will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle will
remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.
• Remote Start Aborted — Trunk Open
NOTE:
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Open
• Remote Start Disabled — Start To Reset
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• Remote Start Aborted — Too Cold
• Remote Start Aborted — Time Expired
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is cycled
to the ON/RUN position.
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
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• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition must be cycled to the RUN position before
you can repeat the start sequence for a third cycle.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Before the end of 15-minute cycle, push and release the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle,
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
push and release the START/STOP button (vehicles
Vehicle
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™) or insert the key
Push and release the REMOTE START button one time or
and turn it to the RUN position (vehicles not equipped
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
with Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system
NOTE: The message ⬙Remote Start Active Push Start
will disable the one time push of the REMOTE START
Button⬙ (vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™)
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
or ⬙Remote Start Active Key to Run⬙ (vehicles not
Start request.
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™) will display in the
EVIC until you push the START button or turn the key to
the RUN position.
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DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
To lock each door, rotate the door lock knob on each door
trim panel forward. To unlock the front doors, pull the
inside door handle to the first detent or rotate the door
lock button until the red indicator is visible. To unlock the
rear doors, rotate the door lock button until the red
indicator is visible.
Door Lock Knob
If the door lock button is locked (no red indicator visible)
when you shut the door, the door will lock. Therefore,
make sure the Key Fob is not inside the vehicle before
closing the door.
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Power Door Locks
WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
collision, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
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The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the The auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry) system. For further your authorized dealer per written request of the cusinformation, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things tomer. Please see your authorized dealer for service.
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
If you push the power door lock switch while the key is
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
in the ignition, and any front door is open, the power
power door locks if:
locks will not operate. This prevents you from accidentally locking the Key Fob in the vehicle. Removing the 1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled.
key from the ignition or closing the door will allow the
locks to operate. If a door is open, and the ignition is in
2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
the ACC or ON/RUN position, a chime will sound as a
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
reminder to remove the Key Fob.
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled. 4. Any door is opened.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically 5. The doors were not previously unlocked.
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h).
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
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Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
2
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
To Engage Or Disengage The Child-Protection
Door Lock System
WARNING!
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a small coin into
the lock and rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
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 (locked).
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NOTE: For emergency exit from the rear seats when the • If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
Child-Protection Door Lock System is engaged, manually
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower rerotate the door lock button to the unlocked position, roll
sponse time.
down the window, and open the door using the outside
door handle.
• If the vehicle is unlocked by Passive Entry and no door
goes ajar within 60 seconds, the vehicle will re-lock
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
and if equipped will arm the security alarm.
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. This feature allows you With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to (1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the front driver
push the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
NOTE:
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
door is unlocked.
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To Unlock From The Passenger Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front
passenger door handle to unlock all four doors automatically. The interior door panel lock knob will raise when
the door is unlocked.
NOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger
door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door
unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st
Push” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Push”).
Grab The Door Handle To Unlock
NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Push” is programmed
all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the front
driver’s door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver
Door 1st Push” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Push”, refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE
Transmitter In Vehicle
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the
Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door
unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch
is in the OFF position.
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If one of the vehicle doors is open and the door panel
switch is used to lock the vehicle, once all open doors
have been closed the vehicle checks the inside and
outside of the vehicle for any valid Passive Entry RKE
transmitters. If one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE
transmitters is detected inside the vehicle, and no other
valid Passive Entry RKE transmitters are detected outside the vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically
unlocks all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times
(on the third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive
Entry RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).
vehicle, and no valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is
detected outside the vehicle. The vehicle will not unlock
the doors when any of the following conditions are true:
• The doors are locked using the RKE transmitter.
• The doors are locked using the LOCK button on the
Passive Entry door handles.
• The doors are manually locked using the door lock
knobs.
• There is a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter outside
the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either Passive
NOTE: The vehicle will only unlock the doors when the
Entry door handle.
doors are locked using the door panel switch, a valid
Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected inside the • Three attempts are made to lock the doors using the
door panel switch and then close the doors.
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NOTE: If you inadvertently leave your vehicle’s Passive
Entry RKE transmitter in the trunk and try to close the
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft
trunk lid, the trunk lid will automatically unlatch, unless
(1.0 m) of the deck lid, push the button on the right side
another one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitof CHMSL, (Center High Mounted Stop Light) which is
ters is outside the vehicle and within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the
located on the deck lid.
deck lid.
To Enter The Trunk
To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
handles, push the door handle LOCK button to lock all
four doors.
Trunk Unlock Button
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Do NOT grab the door handle, when pushing the door
handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).
Do NOT Grab The Handle When Locking
Push The Door Handle Button To Lock
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NOTE:
WINDOWS
• After pushing the door handle LOCK button, you Power Windows
must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock The window controls on the driver’s door control all the
the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This door windows.
is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by
pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting
and unlocking.
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
transmitter battery is dead.
The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the RKE
transmitter lock button or the lock button located on the
vehicle’s interior door panel.
Power Window Switches
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There are single window controls on each passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows.
The window controls will operate only when the ignition
is in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
WARNING! (Continued)
ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants,
particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power
window switches. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the Uconnect®, the
power window switches will remain active for up to 10
minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF position.
Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The
time is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in Driver One Touch Down
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inThe driver door power window switch has an auto down
formation.
feature. Push the window switch to the second detent
and release, and the window will go down automatically.
WARNING!
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and do
not let children play with power windows. Do not
leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a
location accessible to children, and do not leave the
To open the window part way, push the window switch
to the first detent and release it when you want the
window to stop.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the Auto Down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
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NOTE:
Front Windows Express Up And Down — If
Equipped
Express Down
Push the switch for less than a half a second and release.
The window will go down automatically.
• If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
switch again to close the window.
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autoPush the switch for more than a half a second and release
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
when you want the window to stop.
first detent and hold to close the window manually.
Manual Down
Express Up
Lift the switch for less than a half a second and release.
The window will go up automatically.
Manual Up
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
Lift the switch for more than a half a second and release
when you want the window to stop.
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push and release the window lockout button (setting it in
the DOWN position). To enable the window controls,
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
push and release the window lockout button again
may need to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
(setting it in the UP position).
1. Make sure the door is fully closed.
Reset Auto-Up
2. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
3. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue
to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
after the window is fully open.
Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim
panel allows you to disable the window controls on the
rear passenger doors. To disable the window controls,
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Wind Buffeting
TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
The trunk lid can be released from
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
inside the vehicle by pushing the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
TRUNK RELEASE button located
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
on the instrument panel to the left
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurof the steering wheel.
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
NOTE: The transmission must be in PARK before the
button will operate.
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The trunk lid can be released from outside the vehicle by TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
pushing the TRUNK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter twice within five seconds or by using
WARNING!
the external release switch located on the underside of
the decklid overhang. The release feature will function Do not allow children to have access to the trunk,
either by climbing into the trunk from outside, or
only when the vehicle is in the unlock condition.
through the inside of the vehicle. Always close the
With the ignition in the ON/RUN position, the Trunk trunk lid when your vehicle is unattended. Once in
Open symbol will display in the instrument cluster the trunk, young children may not be able to escape,
indicating that the trunk is open. The odometer display even if they entered through the rear seat. If trapped
will reappear once the trunk is closed.
in the trunk, children can die from suffocation or
With the ignition in the OFF position, the Trunk Open heat stroke.
symbol will display until the trunk is closed.
Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for more information on
trunk operation with the Passive Entry feature.
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Trunk Emergency Release
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
As a security measure, a trunk internal emergency release Some of the most important safety features in your
lever is built into the trunk latching mechanism. In the event vehicle are the restraint systems:
of an individual being locked inside the trunk, the trunk can
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and
be simply opened by pulling on the glow-in-the-dark handle
all passengers
attached to the trunk latching mechanism.
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
wheel
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
• Supplemental Driver Side and Passenger Knee Airbags
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupant
Trunk Emergency Release
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• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners and load NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
limiters that may enhance occupant protection by inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
managing occupant energy during an impact event
severity and type of collision.
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
buckled up in a rear seat.
item in a seat — if equipped
Please pay close attention to the information in this section.
It tells you how to use your restraint system properly, to
keep you and your passengers as safe as possible.
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren (LATCH).
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
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Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat 2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
shoulder belts properly.
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under 4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
their arm.
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
between you and the door.
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint. 5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
Refer to “Child Restraints”.
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
You should read the instructions provided with your
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment
could cause serious injury, including death. Air
bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably
extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or
instrument panel.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) also
need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or
window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) and/or Seat-Mounted
Side Air Bag (SAB) during deployment could cause
you to be severely injured or killed.
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 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 in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However, in a collision, the belt will
lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out.
WARNING!
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision best.
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear
your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the front seat.
Pulling Out The Lap/Shoulder Belt Latch Plate
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat.
Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the
latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make
the belt go around your lap.
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride
too high on your body, possibly causing internal
injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous. Your
body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle in
a collision, increasing head and neck injury. A belt
worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs
aren’t as strong as shoulder bones. Wear the belt over
your shoulder so that your strongest bones will take
the force in a collision.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if
it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap
belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the
belt in a collision.
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
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 part of your seat belt as
low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt may not protect you properly. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt
is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in your
vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer immediately and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the
webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.) or if the air bag deployed.
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
As a guide, if you are shorter than average you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage try to move it up and down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
In the driver and front passenger seats, the shoulder belt
can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt
away from your neck. Push and fully depress the button
above the webbing to release the anchorage, then move it
up or down to the position that fits you best.
In the rear seat, move toward the center of the seat to
position the belt away from your neck.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
shoulder belt.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create
a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
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3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
the latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For
additional information, refer to Child Restraints under
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information. The chart below defines the type of
feature for each seating position.
First Row
Second
Row
Driver
N/A
ALR
Center
N/A
ALR
Passenger
ALR
ALR
• N/A — Not Applicable
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click⬙.
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Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
position that has a belt with this feature. Children 12
years old and under should always be properly restrained in a vehicle with a rear seat.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if
the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
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are designed to remove any slack from the seat belt
systems in the event of a collision. These devices may
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
improve the performance of the seat belt by assuring that
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
the belt is tight around the occupant early in a collision.
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those
collision.
in child restraints.
This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt must still be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
the occupant’s chest.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant ReBelt Pretensioning And Load Limitation
straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretenThe driver and passenger front seating positions are sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
equipped with seat belt systems that may incorporate a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
retractor pretensioning devices, anchor/buckle pretensioning devices, and load limiting devices. These devices
Energy Management Feature
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®)
BeltAlert® is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert®) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
fastened.
unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph
(8 km/h), BeltAlert® will provide both audio and visual
notification.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert® is not active when
the front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert® may
be triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the
front passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
the rear seat (if equipped) in pet harnesses or pet carriers
The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle that are secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly
stowed.
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime. BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your authoOnce the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire rized dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened. deactivating BeltAlert®.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occuwhile the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
pants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
BeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
WARNING!
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can increase
the risk of injury in a collision. Only use when the seat
belt is not long enough when it is worn low and snug,
and in the recommended seating positions. Remove and
store the extender when not needed.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
the force if there is a collision.
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
Seat Belt Extender
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if so
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental
long enough. When it is not required, remove the exDriver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument
tender and store it.
panel below the steering column.
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The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation based on several factors, including the severity
and type of collision.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
seat position.
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger
Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Supplemental Driver And
Passenger Side Knee Air Bags/
Knee Bolsters
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
This vehicle may be equipped with a front passenger
occupant classification system (OCS) that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
NOTE: The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air based upon occupant weight.
Bags are certified to new Federal regulations.
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This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC
air bags are located above the side windows and their
covers are also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
Air Bag System Components
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental SeatMounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are located in
the outboard side of the front seats and the rear seats (if
equipped with rear seat SAB).
• Air Bag Warning Light
NOTE:
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
system components:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
authorized dealer immediately.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
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• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and
• Occupant Classification System (OCS)
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
used for more severe collisions.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a
collision severe enough to cause the air bag to
inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster such
as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios, etc.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may (SABIC)
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant SABIC air bags may offer side-impact protection to front
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag and rear seat outboard occupants in addition to that
label sewn into the outboard side of the front and rear provided by the body structure. Each air bag features
inflated chambers placed adjacent to the head of each
seats (if equipped with rear seat SAB).
outboard occupant that reduce the potential for sideWhen the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
impact head injuries. The SABIC deploy downward,
front and side of the seat’s back trim cover (front seats) or
covering both windows on the impact side.
between the top and side seat’s cushion trim cover (rear
seat). Each air bag deploys independently; a left side NOTE:
impact deploys the left air bags only and a right-side
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
impact deploys the right air bags only.
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Being too close to the side air bags during deployment
could cause you to be severely injured or killed.
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The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that
require air bag occupant protection.
SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt
restraint system.
Occupants, including children who are up against or very
close to SABIC or SAB air bags can be seriously injured or
killed.
Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or
sleep against the door, side windows, or area where the
SABIC or SAB air bags inflate, even if they are in an
infant or child restraint.
Always sit upright as possible with your back against the
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the
appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or
booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
SABIC, do not stack luggage or other cargo up high
enough to block the location of the SABIC. The
area where the side curtain air bag is located
should remain free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the SAB; the performance could
be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
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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Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
bags, SABs, Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag,
driver and front passenger, and position the front occuSupplemental Passenger Side Knee Air Bag, and front
pants for the best interaction with the Advanced Front
seat belt pretensioners, as required, depending on several
Air Bags.
factors, including the severity and type of impact.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver and
Air Bags work with the Supplemental Driver and PasFront Passenger Knee Air Bags are designed to provide
senger Side Knee Air Bags and the knee bolsters to
additional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
provide improved protection for the driver and front
certain frontal collisions depending on several factors,
passenger. Side air bags also work with seat belts to
including the severity and type of collision. Advanced
improve occupant protection.
Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver and Front
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
Passenger Knee Air Bags are not expected to reduce the
risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver and
Front Passenger Knee Air Bags will not deploy in all frontal
required for this vehicle.
collisions, including some that may produce substantial
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Knee Impact Bolsters
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underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other hand,
depending on the type and location of impact, Advanced
Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver and Front Passenger Knee Air Bags may deploy in crashes with little vehicle
front-end damage but that produce a severe initial deceleration.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the air bag system whenever the ignition is in the START
or ON/RUN position. If the ignition is in the OFF
position or in the ACC position, the air bag system is not
on and the air bags will not inflate.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions. may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
type of collision.
Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
Light in the instrument panel for approxiover time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
mately four to eight seconds for a self-check
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
have deployed.
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colli- ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position, turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
away from an inflating air bag.
comes on again after initial startup.
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It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instru- The Occupant Classification System (OCS) consists of the
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is following:
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnos• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
tics also record the nature of the malfunction.
• Occupant Classification Module (OCM) located in the
front passenger seat
WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
Occupant Classification System (OCS) — Front
Passenger Seat
• OCS Sensor located in the front passenger seat
• Air Bag Warning Light
The OCS will NOT prevent deployment of the passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag. The OCS may reduce the
inflation rate of the passenger Advanced Front Air Bag if
the sensors estimate that:
• The front passenger seat is unoccupied or has very
light objects in it; or
The OCS is part of a Federally regulated safety system for • The front passenger seat is occupied by a small passenger, including a child; or
this vehicle.
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• The front passenger seat is occupied by a rearward * It is possible for a child to be classified as an adult,
facing infant seat; or
allowing a full-power front passenger air bag deployment. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger
• The front passenger is not properly seated or his or her
seat and never install a child restraint system, including
weight is taken off of the seat for a period of time.
a rearward-facing infant seat, in the front passenger seat.
Front Passenger Seat
Occupant Status
Rearward-facing infant
seat*
Child, including a child in
a forward-facing child
restraint or booster seat*
Properly seated adult
Unoccupied seat
Front Passenger Air
Bag Classification
Reduced-power
deployment
Full-power deployment
OR reduced-power
deployment
Full-power deployment
OR reduced-power
deployment
Reduced-power
deployment
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Children 12 years or younger should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child
restraint.
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The OCM works with the OCS sensor to determine the • Sitting in the center of the seat with their feet comfortfront passenger seat occupant’s most probable classificaably on or near the floor
tion. The OCS sensor estimates the weight on the front
• Sitting with their back against the seat back and the
passenger seat and where that weight is located. The
seat back in an upright position
OCM communicates the classification status to the ORC.
The ORC uses the classification to determine whether the
passenger Advanced Front Air Bag inflation rate should
be modified.
In order for the OCS to operate as designed, it is
important for the front passenger to be seated properly
and properly wearing the seat belt. Properly seated
passengers are:
• Sitting upright
• Facing forward
Seated Properly
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The OCS may not classify the front passenger properly if:
WARNING!
Occupants in the front passenger seat sitting improperly may cause the OCS to not classify the passenger’s weight accurately. This may result in serious
injury or death in a collision. Always wear your seat
belt and sit properly, with the seat back in an upright
position, your back against the seat back, sitting
upright, facing forward, in the center of the seat, with
your feet comfortably on or near the floor. Do not
carry or hold any objects (e.g., backpacks, boxes, etc.)
while seated in the front passenger seat. Holding an
object may cause the OCS to not classify the passenger’s weight accurately, which may result in serious
injury or death in a collision.
• The front passenger’s weight is transferred to another
part of the vehicle (like the door, arm rest or instrument panel)
• The front passenger leans forward, sideways or turns
around
• The front passenger seatback is not in the full upright
position
• The front passenger carries or holds an object while
seated (e.g., backpack, box, etc.)
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WARNING!
Placing an object on the floor under the front passenger seat may prevent the OCS from working
properly, which may result in serious injury or death
in a collision. Do not place any objects on the floor
under the front passenger.
will turn on whenever
The Air Bag Warning Light
the OCS is unable to classify the front passenger seat
status. A malfunction in the OCS may affect the
operation of the air bag system.
Not Seated Properly
If the Air Bag Warning Light
does not come on, or
stays on after you start the vehicle, or it comes on as
you drive, take the vehicle to an authorized dealer for
service immediately.
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The front passenger seat is equipped with Flip ’n Stow™ any reason, take the vehicle to your authorized dealer.
Front Passenger Seat Storage (refer to “Understanding Only Chrysler Group LLC approved seat accessories may
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for additional informa- be used.
tion). Make sure that objects inside the Flip ’n Stow™
Front Passenger Seat Storage bin do not interfere with the
WARNING!
latch before closing the seat. In addition, after closing the
Front Passenger Seat Storage bin make sure the front Make sure that objects inside the Flip ’n Stow™
passenger seat cushion is pushed downward and fully Front Passenger Seat Storage bin do not interfere
latched to the base. Over-stuffing the storage bin may with the latch before closing the seat. In addition,
result in misclassification of the front passenger’s weight. after closing the Front Passenger Seat Storage bin,
make sure the front passenger seat cushion is pushed
The passenger seat assembly contains critical compo- downward and fully latched to the base. Overstuffnents that may affect front passenger Advanced Air Bag ing the storage bin, or a not fully latched passenger
inflation. In order for the OCS to properly classify a front seat cushion, may result in misclassification of the
seat passenger, the OCS components must function as front passenger’s weight. This may result in serious
designed. Do not make any modifications to the front injury or death in a collision.
passenger seat components, assembly, or to the seat
cover. If the seat, trim cover, or cushion needs service for
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The following requirements must be strictly followed:
• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
components in any way.
• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers or
cushions not designated by Chrysler Group LLC for
the specific model being repaired. Always use the
correct seat cover and cushion specified for the vehicle.
• Do not replace the seat cover or cushion with an
aftermarket seat cover or cushion.
• Do not add a secondary seat cover or mat.
WARNING!
Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the passenger seat assembly, its related components,
seat cover or cushion may inadvertently change the
air bag deployment in case of a frontal collision. This
could result in death or serious injury to the front
passenger if the vehicle is involved in a collision. A
modified vehicle may not comply with required
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
and/or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(CMVSS).
• 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 Chrysler Group LLC .
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Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on several factors, including the
collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim
cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel
separate and fold out of the way as the air bags inflate to
their full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 50 to
70 milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
vent holes of the air bag. In this way, the air bags do not
interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator
Unit
The Supplemental Knee Air Bag units are located in the
instrument panel trim beneath the steering column and
below the glove compartment. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the air bag, it signals the inflator units.
A large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate
the Supplemental Knee Air Bags. The Supplemental Knee
Air Bag deploys down and around the knee blocker/
glove box surface allowing the air bags to inflate to the
full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 15 to 20 milliseconds.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are During collisions where the impact is confined to a
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
air bags to inflate, based the severity and type of collideploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
sion.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
bag inflators on the crash side of the vehicle may be
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30 milinflating SABs exit through the seat seam into the space
liseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes to
between the occupant and the door. The SABs fully
blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
inflate in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
a very high speed and with such a high force that it could
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
injure you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This
curtain air bag is only about 4 inches (10.16 cm) thick
especially applies to children.
when it is inflated.
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Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, • Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power, until the ignition key is revehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
moved.
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
Front And Side Impact Sensors
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
events.
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
Enhanced Accident Response System
If A Deployment Occurs
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the following functions:
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
immediately after deployment.
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the air bag system.
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition key is turned off.
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If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
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.
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deyou might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals. bags will not be in place to protect you.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
WARNING!
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
immediately.
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retracparticles. The particles are a normal by-product of the tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer improcess that generates the non-toxic gas used for air mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Conbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the troller (ORC) system serviced as well.
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper air bag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
Air Bag Warning Light
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service Event Data Recorder (EDR)
the air bag system immediately.
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
first cycled to the ON/RUN position.
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems per• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
formed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of are recorded. However, other parties, such as law entime, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
is designed to record such data as:
crash investigation.
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
were buckled/fastened;
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
vehicle or the EDR.
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
Child Restraints
These data can help provide a better understanding of
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a United States, and every Canadian province, requires
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no per- is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
sonal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
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Children 12 years or younger should ride properly NOTE:
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
• For additional information, refer to www.seatcheck.org or
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should refer
the rear seats rather than in the front.
to Transport Canada’s website for additional information:
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
• http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safedriverschildren from newborn size to the child almost large
childsafety-index-53.htm
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
WARNING!
seat for your child. Carefully read and follow all the
instructions and warnings in the child restraint Owner’s In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
Manual and on all the labels attached to the car seat.
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has hold even an infant on your lap could become so
a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety great that you could not hold the child, no matter
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install how strong you are. The child and others could be
badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and
Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight Or Age
Children who are two years old or
younger and who have not reached the
height or weight limits of their child
restraint
Children who are at least two years old or
who have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their rear-facing child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are too
small to properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who
have out-grown the height or weight limit
of their booster seat
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Recommended Type Of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the rear
seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a
five-point Harness, facing forward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the vehicle seat belt, seated in the rear seat of the
vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
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their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardreach the highest weight or height allowed by their
facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
convertible child seat.
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
WARNING!
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
Infants And Child Restraints
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
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Older Children And Child Restraints
WARNING!
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown their
rear-facing convertible child seat 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 are over two years old or who have outgrown the
rear-facing weight or height limit of their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should remain in a forwardfacing child seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to
the highest weight or height allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the forwardfacing limit for the child seat should use a belt-positioning
booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts fit properly. If the
child cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat
cushion while the child’s back is against the seatback, they
should use a belt-positioning booster seat. The child and
belt-positioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the
seat belt.
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an infant
or child restraint. It could come loose in a collision.
The child could be badly injured or killed. Follow the
child restraint manufacturer’s directions exactly when
installing an infant or child restraint.
• After a child restraint is installed in the vehicle, do
not move the vehicle seat forward or rearward
because it can loosen the child restraint attachments. Remove the child restraint before adjusting
the vehicle seat position. When the vehicle seat has
been adjusted, reinstall the child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it
loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it
could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause
serious personal injury.
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Children Too Large For Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of
the vehicle seat?
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit periodically and make sure the seat belt buckle is latched. A
child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of
position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck,
move the child closer to the center of the vehicle, or use
a booster seat to position the seat belt on the child
correctly.
WARNING!
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an
arm or behind their back. In a crash, the shoulder belt
will not protect a child properly, which may result in
serious injury or death. A child must always wear
both the lap and shoulder portions of the seat belt
correctly.
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
Seat Belt Only
LATCH –
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Lower Anchors
Tether Anchor
Only
+ Top Tether
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
This Vehicle
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per
seating position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
weight of the child restraint) for using the
LATCH anchorage system to attach the
child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat
belt be used together to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center
position using the inner LATCH lower
anchorages?
No
Yes
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Use the LATCH anchorage system until
the combined weight of the child and the
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the
seat belt and tether anchor instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the
LATCH anchorage system to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint.
You can install child restraints with flexible
lower anchors in the center position. The
inner anchorages are 17 inches (440 mm)
apart. Do not install child restraints with
rigid lower anchors in the center position.
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Can two child restraints be attached using
a common lower LATCH anchorage?
No
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
the back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
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Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with
two or more child restraints. If the center
position does not have dedicated LATCH
lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install a child seat in the center position next
to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in an outboard position.
The child seat may touch the back of the
front passenger seat if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact. See your
child restraint owner’s manual for more
information.
All head restraints may be removed.
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
You will easily feel them if you run your finger along the
gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
2
Rear Seat LATCH Anchorages
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
In addition, there are tether strap anchorages
behind each rear seating position located in the
panel between the rear seatback and the rear
window. They are found under a plastic cover
with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
Tether Strap Anchorages
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LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side.
Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a
tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
Center Seat LATCH
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you
must use the seat belt for the center position. You can
then use either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s
seat belt for installing child seats in the outboard
positions. Please refer to “Installing The LATCHCompatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments in the center seating position. Only install this type Always follow the directions of the child restraint manuof child restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child facturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraints with flexible, webbing mounted lower attach- restraint systems will be installed as described here.
ments can be installed in any rear seating position.
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4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Autoing position.
matic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat belt
following the instructions below. See the section “Install- 5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
ing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt” to check
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
what type of seat belt each seating position has.
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether anchor.
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more 6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack
anchorages.
in the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
that seating position. For some second row seats, you 7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
may need to recline the seat and/or raise the head
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
in any direction.
move it to its rear-most position to make room for the
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward
to allow more room for the child seat.
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How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
WARNING!
When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being
used by other occupants or being used to secure child
restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play
with it and accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before
installing a child restraint using the LATCH system,
buckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of
the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with
the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock
the seatbelt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
them.
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant
or child restraint. The child could be badly injured
or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to
be used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for
attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child
Restraints in this Vehicle
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) that is designed to keep the lap portion of the seat
belt tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can be
“switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints.”
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
weight of the child restraint) for using the
Tether Anchor with the seat belt to attach a
forward facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
the back of the front passenger seat?
Weight limit of the
Child Restraint
Can the head restraints be removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten
the seat belt against the belt path of the
child restraint?
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Always use the tether anchor when using
the seat belt to install a forward facing
child restraint, up to the recommended
weight limit of the child restraint.
Contact between the front passenger seat
and the child restraint is allowed, if the
child restraint manufacturer also allows
contact.
All head restraints may be removed.
In positions with cinching latch plates
(CINCH), the buckle stalk may be twisted
up to 3 full turns. Do not twist the buckle
stalk in a seating position with an ALR
retractor.
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5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the seat belt until you have pulled all the seat belt
webbing out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing
Place the child seat in the center of the seating
to retract back into the retractor. As the webbing
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This means the
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
seat belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode.
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webrear-most position to make room for the child seat.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the lap
more room for the child seat.
portion around the child restraint while you push the
Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
child restraint rearward and downward into the vehicle
to pass it through the seat belt path of the child restraint.
seat.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the seat belt path.
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect the
“click”.
tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints Using
Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a
against the child seat.
tether anchor.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by 2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the seat belt
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
path.
in any direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the 3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
seat belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
“click”.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
vehicle seat.
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a 5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
strap. Refer to “Installing Child Restraints Using The
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether
more room for the car seat.
anchor.
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6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm) in
any direction.
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage
If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, discon1. Look behind the seating position where you
nect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short
plan to install the child restraint to find the
buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert
tether anchorage. You may need to move the
the latch plate into the buckle with the release button
seat forward to provide better access to the
facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4 tether anchorage. If there is no top tether anchorage for
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child that seating position, move the child restraint to another
restraint.
position in the vehicle if one is available.
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2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child
restraint.
2
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
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A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
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4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to Transporting Pets
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
a collision.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove
slack in the strap.
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 and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
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While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
SAFETY TIPS
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate/
rear doors open, make sure that all windows are
closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is
set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation
mode.
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling
controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 109
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the seat belt system periodically, checking for
cuts, frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be
replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the
system.
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding seat
belt or retractor condition, replace the seat belt.
Air Bag Warning Light
The light should come on and remain on for
four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
not lit during starting, see your authorized
dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes on while
driving, have the system checked by an authorized
dealer.
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Defroster
WARNING!
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top
of already installed floor mats. Additional floor
mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the
pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always
properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have
been removed for cleaning.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of brake lights and
exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
panel.
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Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid (if
equipped), or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause
should be located and corrected immediately.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . .123
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped . . . . .119 䡵 BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM) — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .119
▫ Rear Cross Path. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
▫ Modes Of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Outside Mirrors With Turn Signal And
䡵 Uconnect® Phone (Uconnect® 200)
Approach Lighting — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .121
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Uconnect® Phone Features . . . .
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. . . . .123
. . . . .129
. . . . .131
. . . . .132
. . . . . . . . . .133
. . . . . . . . . .135
. . . . . . . . . .142
. . . . . . . . . .145
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▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .151
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . .201
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
䡵 Uconnect® PHONE (8.4/8.4N) . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
▫ Uconnect® 8.4/8.4Nav . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
▫ Uconnect® Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .189
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
䡵 VOICE COMMAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
▫ Uconnect® 8.4/8.4 Nav . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
▫ Uconnect® Voice Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Manual Front Seat Forward/Rearward
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Manual Front Seat Recline Adjustment . . . . . .225
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
▫ Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
䡵 VOICE COMMAND (Uconnect® 200) . . . . . . . .201
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
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▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .232
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .236
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
▫ Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . .239
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .245
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
▫ Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
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䡵 PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . .247
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN . . .249
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED . .250
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense® . . . . . . . .265
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
▫ Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .268
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .268
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255 䡵 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
▫ Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Touchscreen Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
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䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .285
▫ Sunglass Bin Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .274
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .285
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® . .275
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .278
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .279
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
▫ Using HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281 䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .283
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▫ Front Seat Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
▫ Rear Seat Armrest Storage — If Equipped . . . .296
▫ Rear Seat Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291 䡵 CARGO AREA FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
▫ Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
▫ Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Flip ’n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat
Storage — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
▫ Cargo Area — 60/40 Split-Folding Rear
Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
▫ Cargo Tie-Downs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
▫ Ski Pass-Through. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is
a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the windshield. The mirror installs on the windshield button with
a counterclockwise rotation and requires no tools for
mounting. The mirror head can be adjusted up, down,
left, and right for various drivers. The mirror should be
adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
Headlight glare from vehicles behind you can be reduced
by moving the small control under the mirror to the night
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
position (toward the rear of the vehicle). The mirror
Automatic
Dimming
Mirror — If Equipped
should be adjusted while the small control under the
mirror is set in the day position (toward the windshield). This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. This feature will be defaulted
on, and only be disabled when the vehicle is moving in
reverse.
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Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the
lane next to your vehicle.
WARNING!
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
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The third LED supplies illuminated entry lighting, which
turns on in both mirrors when you use the Remote
Some models have outside mirrors that are hinged. The
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or open any door. This
hinge allows the mirror to pivot forward and rearward to
LED shines downward to illuminate the ground adjacent
resist damage. The hinge has three detent positions: full
to the Front and Rear Doors.
forward, full rearward and normal.
The Illuminated Entry lighting fades to off after about 30
Outside Mirrors With Turn Signal And Approach
seconds or it will fade to off immediately once the
Lighting — If Equipped
ignition is placed into the RUN position.
Driver and passenger outside mirrors with turn signal
NOTE: The approach lighting will not function when the
and puddle lamp contain three LEDs.
shift lever is moved out of the PARK position.
Two of the LED’s are used as turn signal indicators,
which flash with the corresponding turn signal lights in
the front and rear of the vehicle. Turning on the Hazard
Warning flashers will also activate these LEDs.
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature — If Equipped
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The power mirror controls consist of mirror select butThe power mirror controls are located on the drivers door tons and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right) button to select
trim panel.
the mirror that you want to adjust.
Power Mirrors
Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to
move.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
rear window defroster (if equipped). Refer to “Rear
Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle” for further information.
Power Mirror Control
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
Sun Visor “Slide-On Rod” Feature — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on each sun visor. To use This feature allows for additional flexibility in positionthe mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the ing the visor to block out the sun.
mirror cover upward. The light will turn on automati1. Fold down the sun visor.
cally. Closing the mirror cover will turn off the light.
2. Unclip the visor from the center clip.
3. Pull the sun visor toward the inside rearview mirror to
extend it.
BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM) — IF
EQUIPPED
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system uses two radarbased sensors, located inside the rear bumper fascia, to
detect highway licensable vehicles (automobiles, trucks,
motorcycles, etc.) that enter the blind spot zones from the
rear/front/side of the vehicle.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
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Automatic Transmission Vehicles
The BSM system sensors operate when the vehicle is in
any forward gear or REVERSE and enters stand-by mode
when the vehicle is in PARK.
Manual Transmission Vehicles
The BSM system sensors operate when the vehicle is in
any gear and enters stand-by mode when the Park Brake
is engaged, the vehicle is not in REVERSE, and the
vehicle is stationary.
Rear Detection Zones
When the vehicle is started, the BSM warning light will
momentarily illuminate in both outside rear view mirrors
to let the driver know that the system is operational.
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system monitors the detection zones on both sides of the
vehicle when the vehicle speed reaches approximately
6 mph (10 km/h) or higher and will alert the driver of
vehicles in these areas.
NOTE:
• The BSM system does NOT alert the driver about
rapidly approaching vehicles that are outside the detection zones.
BSM Warning Light
The BSM detection zone covers approximately one lane
on both sides of the vehicle (12 ft or 3.8 m). The zone
starts at the outside rear view mirror and extends approximately 23 ft (7 m) to the rear of the vehicle. The BSM
• The BSM system detection zone DOES NOT change if
your vehicle is towing a trailer. Therefore, visually
verify the adjacent lane is clear for both your vehicle
and trailer before making a lane change. If the trailer or
other object (i.e., bicycle, sports equipment) extends
beyond the side of your vehicle, this may result in the
BSM warning light remaining illuminated the entire
time the vehicle is in a forward gear.
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The area on the rear fascia where the radar sensors are Entering From The Side
located must remain free of snow, ice, and dirt/road
Vehicles that move into your adjacent lanes from either
contamination so that the BSM system can function
side of the vehicle.
properly. Do not block the area of the rear fascia where
the radar sensors are located with foreign objects (bumper stickers, bicycle racks, etc.).
The BSM system notifies the driver of objects in the
detection zones by illuminating the BSM warning light
located in the outside mirrors in addition to sounding an
audible (chime) alert and reducing the radio volume.
Refer to “Modes Of Operation” for further information.
The BSM system monitors the detection zone from three
different entry points (side, rear, front) while driving to
see if an alert is necessary. The BSM system will issue an
alert during these types of zone entries.
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Entering From The Rear
Overtaking Traffic
Vehicles that come up from behind your vehicle on either If you pass another vehicle slowly (with a relative speed of
side and enter the rear detection zone with a relative less than 15 mph (24 km/h) and the vehicle remains in the
blind spot for approximately 1.5 seconds, the warning light
speed of less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
will be illuminated. If the difference in speed between the
two vehicles is greater than 15 mph (24 km/h), the warning
light will not illuminate.
Rear Monitoring
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The BSM system is designed not to issue an alert on The BSM system will not alert you of objects that are
stationary objects such as guardrails, posts, walls, foliage, traveling in the opposite direction of the vehicle in
berms, etc. However, occasionally the system may alert adjacent lanes.
on such objects. This is normal operation and your
vehicle does not require service.
Stationary Objects
Overtaking/Passing
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WARNING!
The Blind Spot Monitoring system is only an aid to
help detect objects in the blind spot zones. The BSM
system is not designed to detect pedestrians, bicyclists, or animals. Even if your vehicle is equipped
with the BSM system, always check your vehicle’s
mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and use your turn
signal before changing lanes. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury or death.
Rear Cross Path
Opposing Traffic
The Rear Cross Path (RCP) feature is intended to aid the
drivers when backing out of parking spaces where their
vision of oncoming vehicles may be blocked. Proceed
slowly and cautiously out of the parking space until the
rear end of the vehicle is exposed. The RCP system will
then have a clear view of the cross traffic and if an
oncoming vehicle is detected, alert the driver.
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NOTE: In a parking lot situation, oncoming vehicles can
be obscured by vehicles parked on either side. If the
sensors are blocked by other structures or vehicles, the
system will not be able to alert the driver.
When RCP is on and the vehicle is in REVERSE, the
driver is alerted using both the visual and audible
alarms, including reducing the radio volume.
WARNING!
RCP Detection Zones
RCP monitors the rear detection zones on both sides of
the vehicle, for objects that are moving toward the side of
the vehicle with a minimum speed of approximately
3 mph (5 km/h), to objects moving a maximum of
approximately 20 mph (32 km/h), such as in parking lot
situations.
RCP is not a Back Up Aid system. It is intended to be
used to help a driver detect an oncoming vehicle in a
parking lot situation. Drivers must be careful when
backing up, even when using RCP. Always check
carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and
be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other
vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before backing up. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or
death.
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Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime
Modes Of Operation
When operating in Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime mode,
the BSM system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side view mirror based on a detected object. If the
turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an
alert present on that side of the vehicle, an audible chime
Blind Spot Alert Lights Only
will also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and deWhen operating in Blind Spot Alert mode, the BSM tected object are present on the same side at the same
system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side time, both the visual and audio alerts will be issued. In
view mirror based on a detected object. However, when addition to the audible alert the radio (if on) volume will
the system is operating in Rear Cross Path mode, the be reduced.
system will respond with both visual and audible alerts
when a detected object is present. Whenever an audible NOTE:
alert is requested, the radio volume is reduced.
• Whenever an audible alert is requested by the BSM
system, the radio volume is reduced.
Three selectable modes of operation are available in the
Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings/
Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• If the hazard flashers are on, the system will request
the appropriate visual alert only.
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When the system is in RCP, the system shall respond with
both visual and audible alerts when a detected object is
present. Whenever an audible alert is requested, the radio
volume is reduced. Turn/hazard signal status is ignored;
the RCP state always requests the chime.
General Information
This vehicle has systems that operate on radio frequency
that comply with Part 15 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules and with Industry Canada
Standards RSS- GEN/210/220/310.
Blind Spot Alert Off
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
When the BSM system is turned off there will be no
1. The device may not cause harmful interference.
visual or audible alerts from either the BSM or RCP
2. The device must accept any interference received,
systems.
including interference that may cause undesired opNOTE: The BSM system will store the current operating
eration of the device.
mode when the vehicle is shut off. Each time the vehicle
is started the previously stored mode will be recalled and Changes or modifications to any of these systems by
other than an authorized service facility could void
used.
authorization to use this equipment.
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Uconnect® Phone (Uconnect® 200)
For additional information on Uconnect®:
Uconnect® Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle communications system. Uconnect® Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone using simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ
“Mike” ѧ “Work” or “Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your
mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically mute
your radio when using the Uconnect® Phone.
• U.S. residents - visit http://www.DriveUconnect.com
or call 1-877-855-8400.
• Canadian Residents - visit http://www.DriveUconnect.ca
or call, 1-800-465-2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983
(French).
Uconnect® Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone requires a mobile phone
microphone for private conversation.
equipped with the Bluetooth® “Hands-Free Profile”,
Version 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect® website for Uconnect® features Bluetooth® technology - the global
supported phones.
standard that enables different electronic devices to conFor
Uconnect®
phone
compatibility
visit nect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
http://www.UconnectPhone.com or call 1–877–855–8400. Uconnect® Phone works no matter where you stow your
Canadian Residents – visit http://www.UconnectPhone.com mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
or call, 1-800-465–2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983 (French). long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
the vehicle’s Uconnect® Phone. The Uconnect® Phone
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allows up to seven mobile phones to be linked to the
system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile phone can be
used with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages.
you press the Uconnect® Phone
button you will
hear a BEEP. The beep is your signal to give a
command.
Voice Command Button
butWhen you press the Voice Command
ton you will hear a BEEP. The beep is your
signal to give a command.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
Uconnect® Phone Button
The steering wheel controls will contain the
buttwo control buttons (Uconnect® Phone
ton and Voice Command
button) that
will enable you to access the system. When
The Uconnect® Phone can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth® mobile phone. See the
Uconnect® website for supported phones. Refer to your
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
details.
The Uconnect® Phone is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect® Phone
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
switch), if so equipped.
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The radio display will be used for visual prompts from • For each feature explanation in this section, only the
compound form of the voice command is given. You
the Uconnect® Phone such as “Phone” or caller ID.
can also break the commands into parts and say each
Operation
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect®
example, you can use the compound form voice comPhone and to navigate through the Uconnect® Phone
mand “Phonebook New Entry”, or you can break the
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
compound form command into two voice commands:
Uconnect® Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
“Phonebook” and “New Entry”. Please remember, the
specific command and then guided through the available
Uconnect® Phone works best when you talk in a
options.
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone
sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
beep.
Voice Command Tree
• For certain operations, compound commands can be Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup”, “Device
Pairing” and then “Pair a Device”, the following
compound command can be said: “Setup”, “Device
Pairing” and “Pair a Bluetooth® Device”.
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To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
Uconnect® website may also provide detailed instrucknow your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
tions for pairing.
the beep. The Uconnect® Phone will then play some of
the options.
NOTE: If other phones are present during the pairing
process make sure they are switched to off or the
To activate the Uconnect® Phone, simply press the
bluetooth is disabled before proceeding.
button and follow the audible prompts for directions. Uconnect® Phone sessions begin with a press of The following are general phone to Uconnect® Phone
button on the steering wheel.
the
pairing instructions:
Help Command
• Press the
Cancel Command
button to begin.
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say ⬙Cancel⬙ and • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
“Device Pairing”.
few instances the system will take you back to the
• When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
previous menu.
and follow the audible prompts.
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile Phone
To begin using your Uconnect® Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.
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• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to Dial By Saying A Number
give the Uconnect® Phone a name for your mobile
• Push the
button to begin.
phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
given a unique phone name.
“Dial.”
• You will then be asked “Should paired device be set as
Favorite?” If yes this phone will become the highest • The system will prompt you to say the number you
want to call.
priority. You can pair up to seven mobile phones to
your Uconnect® Phone. However, at any given time,
• For example, you can say “234-567-8901.”
only one mobile phone can be in use, connected to
your Uconnect® System. The priority allows the • The Uconnect® Phone will confirm the phone number
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
Uconnect® Phone to know which mobile phone to use
of certain radios.
if multiple mobile phones are in the vehicle at the same
time.
Call By Saying A Name
• Start paring procedure on device. See device manual
• Press the
button to begin.
for instructions.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• Select Uconnect® on the device and enter the four“Call”.
digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) displayed
on radio into your mobile phone.
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• The system will prompt you to say the name of the Phonebook Download — Automatic Phonebook
person you want to call.
Transfer From Mobile Phone
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
you can say “john doe” or “john doe, mobile”, where
John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the
Uconnect® phonebook or downloaded phonebook. To
learn how to store a name in the phonebook, refer to
“Add Names to Your Uconnect® Phonebook”, in the
phonebook.
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads names (text
names) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth® Phones with Phone
Book Access Profile may support this feature. See
Uconnect® website for supported phones.
• To call a name from the Uconnect® Phonebook or
downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in “Call
by Saying a Name” section.
• The Uconnect® system will confirm the name and then
dial the corresponding phone number, which may • Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
appear in the display of certain radios.
as soon as the Bluetooth® wireless phone connection is
made to the Uconnect® Phone, for example, after you
start the vehicle.
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• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be down- • This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected
deleted on the Uconnect® Phone. These can only be
to the Uconnect® Phone.
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transferred and updated to Uconnect® Phone on the next
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downphone connection.
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if avail- Add Names To Your Uconnect® Phonebook
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availNOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect® Phonebook is
able for use.
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
button to begin.
• Press the
phone is accessible.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• Only the mobile phone’s phonebook is downloaded.
“Phonebook New Entry.”
SIM card phonebook is not part of the Mobile phonebook. However, if there is less than 10 contacts in the • When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recommobile phone, the SIM contacts may also download.
mended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert”
instead of “Bob.”
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• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g., Edit Uconnect® Phonebook Entries
“Home,” “Work,” “Mobile,” or “Other”). This will
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
allow you to store multiple numbers for each phonewhen the vehicle is not in motion. Automatic downbook entry, if desired.
loaded phonebook entries cannot be deleted or edited.
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
button to begin.
• Press the
phonebook entry that you are adding.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
After you are finished adding an entry into the phone“Phonebook Edit.”
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the • You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
main menu.
entry that you wish to edit.
The Uconnect® Phone will allow you to enter up to 32 • Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
names in the phonebook with each name having up to
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
phonebook entry that you are editing.
only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
supported by your phone, Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
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After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook, • After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
entry that you wish to delete or you can say “List
to the main menu.
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
“Phonebook Edit” can be used to add another phone
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
number to a name entry that already exists in the
from the list, press the
button while the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
Uconnect® Phone is playing the desired entry and
mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
say “Delete.”
Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit”
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect® Phone will
feature.
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
Delete Uconnect® Phonebook Entry
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
wish to delete.
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
button to begin.
• Press the
language is deleted.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
“Phonebook Delete.”
deleted or edited.
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List All Uconnect® Phonebook Names
• Press the
Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular service
“Phonebook List Names.”
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
• The Uconnect® Phone will play the names of all the accessed through the Uconnect® Phone. Check with your
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phone- cellular service provider for the features that you have.
book entries, if available.
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
button to begin.
but- Currently In Progress
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
ton during the playing of the desired name, and say When you receive a call on your cellular phone, you will
“Call.”
have the option of Answer, Ignore, or Transfer. The cursor
NOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete” will begin on Answer. Rotating the scroll knob will move
between the options, pressing Enter will select the curoperations at this point.
rent item. After accepting the call, the options on the
• The Uconnect® Phone will then prompt you as to the screen will be End, Transfer, Hold, and Mute. The top line
number designation you wish to call.
will display the contact, if the contact is not in the
phonebook or the phonebook has not been downloaded
• The selected number will be dialed.
the phone number will be displayed on the screen.
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Press the
button to accept the call. To reject the call, Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
button until you hear a single Progress
press and hold the
beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
press the
button and say “Dial” or “Call” folAnswer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
lowed by the phone number or phonebook entry you
Currently In Progress
wish to call. The first call will be on hold while the
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
second call is in progress. To go back to the first call,
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
refer to “Toggling Between Calls” in this section. To
call waiting that you normally hear when using your
combine two calls, refer to “Conference Call” in this
button to place the current
mobile phone. Press the
section.
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone compatible phones in the
button until you hear
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call To put a call on hold, press the
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To
bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
button until you hear a single beep.
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Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
button until you hear a single beep,
press the
indicating that the active and hold status of the two
calls have switched. Only one call can be placed on
hold at a time.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active
call. If the active call is terminated by the phone far
end, a call on hold may not become active automatiConference Call
cally. This is cell phone-dependent. To bring the call
button until you
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold), back from hold, press and hold the
hear
a
single
beep.
press and hold the
button until you hear a double
beep indicating that the two calls have been joined Redial
into one conference call.
• Press the
button to begin.
Three-Way Calling
To initiate three-way calling, press the
button while a • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Redial.”
call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as
described under “Making a Second Call While Cur• The Uconnect® Phone will call the last number that
rent Call is in Progress.” After the second call has
was dialed from your mobile phone.
button until you
established, press and hold the
hear a double beep, indicating that the two calls have
been joined into one conference call.
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NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the Uconnect® Phone Features
Uconnect® Phone.
Language Selection
Call Continuation
To change the language that the Uconnect® Phone is
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the using:
Uconnect® Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
button to begin.
• Press the
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality avail• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
able on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
the name of the language you wish to switch to
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
English, Espanol, or Francais.
continue on the Uconnect® Phone either until the call
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates • Continue to follow the system prompts to complete the
language selection.
cancellation of the call on the Uconnect® Phone and
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can voice commands will be in that language.
continue on the Uconnect® Phone for a certain duraNOTE: After every Uconnect® Phone language change
tion, after which the call is automatically transferred
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phonefrom the Uconnect® Phone to the mobile phone.
book is usable. The paired phone name is not languagespecific and is usable across all languages.
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Emergency Assistance
NOTE:
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is • The emergency number dialed is based on the country
reachable:
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S.,
Canada, and Mexico). The number dialed may not be
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
applicable with the available mobile service and area.
number for your area.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect® Phone is
some systems. To do this, press the
button and say
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
“Setup”, followed by “Emergency”.
follows:
• The Uconnect® Phone does slightly lower your
button to begin.
• Press the
chances of successfully making a phone call as com• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
pared to using the mobile phone directly.
“Emergency” and the Uconnect® Phone will instruct
the paired mobile phone to call the emergency number.
This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico.
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NOTE:
WARNING!
To use your Uconnect® Phone System in an emergency, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to the Uconnect® System,
• and have network coverage.
Roadside Assistance
If you need roadside assistance:
• The roadside assistance number dialed is based on the
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528-2069
for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14-3454 for
Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City
in Mexico). Please refer to the 24-Hour “Roadside Assistance” coverage details on the DVD in the Warranty
Information Booklet and the 24-Hour Roadside Assistance references.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
button and say
some systems. To do this, press the
“Setup”,
followed
by
“Roadside
Assistance”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Roadside Assistance”.
Paging
• Press the
button to begin.
To learn how to page, refer to ⬙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® Phone.
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followed by the word “Send”. For example, if required
to enter your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #),
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to ⬙Working
you can press the
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”.
with Automated Systems.⬙
Saying a number, or sequence of numbers, followed
Working With Automated Systems
by “Send”, is also to be used for navigating through an
This method is used in instances where one generally has automated customer service center menu structure,
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while and to leave a number on a pager.
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can also send stored Uconnect® phonebook entries
You can use your Uconnect® Phone to access a voice mail as tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
system or an automated service, such as a paging service entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
button and say, “Send.” The
or automated customer service line. Some services re- call and then press the
system
will
prompt
you
to
say the “number.” If you
quire immediate response selection. In some instances,
wish
to
send
the
name
say
“Send
Name” followed by
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect® Phone.
a valid name from the phonebook. Uconnect® Phone
When calling a number with your Uconnect® Phone that will then send the corresponding phone number assonormally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence ciated with the phonebook entry, as tones over the
on your mobile phone keypad, you can press the phone.
button and say the sequence you wish to enter,
Voice Mail Calling
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Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
NOTE:
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect® Phone
network configurations. This is normal.
will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
button to begin.
out settings that are too short and may not allow the • Press the
use of this feature.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
one of the following:
The “Voice Command” button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” you
button and say, “Pair a Phone” to
could press the
select that option without having to listen to the rest of
the voice prompt.
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts On”
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
Phone And Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display such
as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by your
mobile phone, the Uconnect® Phone will provide notification to inform you of your phone and network status when
you are attempting to make a phone call using Uconnect®
Phone. The status is given for network signal strength,
phone battery strength, etc.
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Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect® Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth® mobile
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
audio system. The Uconnect® Phone will work the same
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
When you mute the Uconnect® Phone, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. To
mute the Uconnect® Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute.”
To un-mute the Uconnect® Phone:
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
button.
• Press the
dial ring to the Uconnect® Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situa- • Following the beep, say “Mute off.”
tion, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
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Advanced Phone Connectivity
List Paired Mobile Phone Names
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
• Press the
button to begin.
The Uconnect® Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone
“Setup Phone Pairing.”
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
• When prompted, say “List Phones.”
from your Uconnect® Phone paired mobile phone to the
button • The Uconnect® Phone will play the phone names of all
Uconnect® Phone or vice versa, press the
and say “Transfer Call.”
paired mobile phones in order from the highest to the
lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
button and say
being announced, press the
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone
“Select” or “Delete.” Also, see the next two sections
Your mobile phone can be paired with many different
for an alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” a paired
electronic devices, but can only be actively “connected”
phone.
with one electronic device at a time.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth®
connection between your mobile phone and the
Uconnect® Phone System, follow the instructions described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
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Select Another Mobile Phone
Delete Uconnect® Phone Paired Mobile Phones
This feature allows you to select and start using another • Press the
button to begin.
phone paired with the Uconnect® Phone.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
button to begin.
• Press the
“Setup Phone Pairing.”
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
prompts.
button at any time while • You can also press the
• You can also press the
button at any time while
the list is being played, and then choose the phone
the list is being played, and then choose the phone
that you wish to select.
you wish to delete.
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
Uconnect® Phone will return to using the highest
priority phone present in or near (approximately
within 30 ft. [9 m]) the vehicle.
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
Phone
Uconnect® Phone Tutorial
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
button and say “Uconnect® Tutorial.”
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Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect®
Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
training mode, follow one of the two following procedures:
You can either press the Uconnect® Phone button to
restore the factory setting or repeat the words and
phrases when prompted by the Uconnect® Phone. For
best results, the Voice Training session should be completed when the vehicle is parked with the engine
running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off.
From outside the Uconnect® Phone mode (e.g., from
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
radio mode):
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
button for five seconds until
• Press and hold the
Reset
the session begins, or,
• Press the
button.
• Press the
button and say the “Voice Training,”
“System Training,” or “Start Voice Training” com- • After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say
mand.
“Setup,” then “Reset.”
This will delete all phone pairing, phone book entries,
and other settings in all language modes. The System will
prompt you before resetting to factory settings.
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Voice Command
• Performance is maximized under:
Uconnect® Voice Command Tutorial
• Low-To-Medium Blower Setting.
To hear a brief tutorial of the Voice Command features, • Low-To-Medium Vehicle Speed.
button and say “Voice Command Tutopress the
• Low Road Noise.
rial.”
• Smooth Road Surface.
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
provide at least ½ inch (1 cm) gap between the • Fully Closed Windows.
overhead console (if equipped) and the mirror.
• Dry Weather Condition.
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
in North American English, French, and Spanish acspeak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
cents, the system may not always work for some.
you.
• When navigating through an automated system such
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
during a Voice Command period.
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
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• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is Far End Audio Performance
not in motion is recommended.
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding names
• Low-To-Medium Blower Setting
in the Uconnect® Phonebook.
• Low-To-Medium Vehicle Speed
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect® Phone Local) name recognition rate is optimized when the • Low Road Noise
entries are not similar.
• Smooth Road Surface
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
• Fully Closed Windows
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”.
• Dry Weather Conditions
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• Operation From The Driver’s Seat
• Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
number combinations may not be supported.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
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• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
not the Uconnect® Phone
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least 15 seconds prior to using the system.
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
all
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
help
home
language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
other
pair a phone
phone pairing
pairing
phonebook
phone book
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
previous
record again
redial
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
Uconnect® Tutorial
voice training
work
yes
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Voice Text Reply
Send Messages:
Uconnect® Phone can read or send new messages on You can send messages using Uconnect® Phone. To send
your phone.
a new message:
Read Messages:
• Press the
button.
If you receive a new text message while your phone is • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
connected to Uconnect® Phone and your phone is sup“SMS Send” or “Send Message.”
ported, an announcement will be made to notify you that
• You can either say the message you wish to send or say
you have a new text message. If you wish to hear the new
“List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages.
message:
button while the
To send a message, press the
button.
• Press the
system is listing the message and say “Send.”
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Uconnect® Phone will prompt you to say the name or
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages.”
number of the person you wish to send the message to.
• Uconnect® Phone will play the new text message for
List of Preset Messages:
you.
After reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward” 1. Yes
the message using Uconnect® Phone.
2. No
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3. Where are you?
16. Can this wait?
4. I need more direction.
17. Bye for now
5. L O L
18. When can we meet
6. Why
19. Send number to call
7. I love you
20. Start without me
8. Call me
Turn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF
9. Call me later
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop
the system from announcing the new incoming messages.
10. Thanks
11. See You in 15 minutes
• Press the
12. I am on my way
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you
will then be given a choice to change it.
13. I’ll be late
14. Are you there yet?
15. Where are we meeting?
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Bluetooth® Communication Link
Uconnect® PHONE (8.4/8.4N)
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect® Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
Bluetooth® ON mode.
Uconnect® 8.4/8.4Nav
Uconnect® Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle communications system. Uconnect® Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone.
General Information
Uconnect® Phone supports the following features:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
Voice Activated Features:
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
• Hands Free dialing via Voice (“Call John Smith Mofollowing conditions:
bile” or, “Dial 248 555 1212”).
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the • Hands Free text to speech listening of your incoming
SMS messages.
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• Hands Free text messaging (“Send a message to John
Smith Mobile”).
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired op- • Redialing last dialed numbers (“Redial”).
eration.
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• Calling Back the last incoming call number (“Call •
Back”).
•
• View Call logs on screen (“Show incoming calls,”
“Show Outgoing calls,” “Show missed Calls,” “Show
•
Recent Calls”).
Sending a text message via the touchscreen.
Listen to Music on your Bluetooth® Device via the
touchscreen.
Pairing up to 10 phones/audio devices for easy access
to connect to them quickly.
• Searching Contacts phone number (“Search for John
NOTE: Your phone must be capable of SMS messaging
Smith Mobile”).
via Bluetooth® for messaging features to work properly.
Screen Activated Features
Your mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your
vehicles audio system; the system will automatically
• Dialing via Keypad using touchscreen.
mute your radio when using the Uconnect® Phone. For
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Phonebooks dis- Uconnect® customer support, visit the following webplayed on the touchscreen.
site:
• Setting Favorite Contact Phone numbers so they are • U.S. residents - visit www.UconnectPhone.com or call
easily accessible on the Main Phone screen.
1-877-855-8400.
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Recent Call logs.
• Reviewing your recent Incoming SMS.
• Canadian residents - visit www.UconnectPhone.com
or call 1-800-465-2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983
(French).
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Uconnect® Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
microphone for private conversation.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in an accident
causing serious injury or death.
wires or a docking station, so Uconnect® Phone works no
matter where you stow your mobile phone (be it your purse,
pocket, or briefcase), as long as your phone is turned on and
has been paired to the vehicle’s Uconnect® Phone. The
Uconnect® Phone allows up to ten mobile phones or audio
devices to be linked to the system. Only one linked (or
paired) mobile phone and one audio device can be used with
the system at a time. The system is available in English,
Spanish, or French languages.
Uconnect® Phone Button
button is used to
The Uconnect® Phone
enter the phone mode and make calls, show
recent, incoming, outgoing calls, view
The Uconnect® Phone is driven through your Bluetooth®
phonebook etc., When you press the button
“Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone. Uconnect® features
you will hear a BEEP. The beep is your signal to give
Bluetooth® technology - the global standard that enables
a command.
different electronic devices to connect to each other without
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Uconnect® Voice Command Button
Operation
button
The Uconnect® Voice Command
is only used for “barge in” and when you are
already in a call and you want to send Tones
or make another call.
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect®
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect® Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect® Phone prompts. There are two general methThe
button is also used to access the Voice Com- ods for how Voice Command works:
mands for the Uconnect® Voice Command features if 1. Say compound commands like “Call John Smith moyour vehicle is equipped. Please see the Uconnect®
bile.”
Voice Command section for direction on how to use
2. Say the individual commands and allow the system to
button.
the
guide you to complete the task.
The Uconnect® Phone is fully integrated with the vehicles audio system. The volume of the Uconnect® Phone You will be prompted for a specific command and then
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control guided through the available options.
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right • Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
switch), if so equipped.
beep, which follows the “Listen” prompt or another
prompt.
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• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying “Call” and then
“John Smith” and then “mobile”, the following compound command can be said: “Call John Smith mobile.”
Natural Speech
Your Uconnect® Phone Voice system uses a Natural
Language Voice Recognition (VR) engine.
Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
compound command form of the voice command is and “eh.” The system handles fill-in words such as “I
given. You can also break the commands into parts and would like to.”
say each part of the command when you are asked for
it. For example, you can use the compound command The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase
form voice command “Search for John Smith,” or you or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
can break the compound command form into two Smith.” For multiple inputs in the same phrase or senvoice commands: “Search Contact” and when asked tence, the system identifies the topic or context and
“John Smith.” Please remember, the Uconnect® Phone provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
works best when you talk in a normal conversational do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few feet/ requested but the specific name was not recognized.
meters away from you.
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The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system
requires more information from the user it will ask a
question to which the user can respond without pressing
button on your steering
the “Voice Command”
wheel.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
you will be returned to the main menu.
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
or
button on your
You can also push the
steering wheel when the system is listening for a
command and be returned to the main or previous
menu.
Help Command
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile Phone
Voice Command Tree
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to To begin using your Uconnect® Phone, you must pair
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following your compatible Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.
the beep.
NOTE:
To activate the Uconnect® Phone from idle, simply press
• You must have Bluetooth® enabled on your mobile
button on your steering wheel and say a
the
phone to complete this procedure.
command or say “help.” All Uconnect® Phone sesbutton on the radio • The vehicle must be in PARK.
sions begin with a press of the
control head.
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To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect® website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
1. Touch the “Phone” soft-key on the screen to begin.
2. If there is no phone currently connected with the
system, a pop-up will appear.
Mobile Phone Pairing
3. Select “Yes” to begin the pairing process. Then, search
for available devices on your Bluetooth® enabled
mobile phone. When prompted on the phone, enter
the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect® screen.
• If “No” is selected, touch the “Settings” soft-key
from the Uconnect® Phone main screen.
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• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key.
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth®
enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the
phone, enter the name and PIN shown on the
Uconnect® screen.
• See step 4 to complete the process.
3
4. Uconnect® Phone will display an in progress screen
while the system is connecting.
Mobile Phone Pairing Progress
5. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
this is your favorite phone. Selecting “Yes” will make
this phone the highest priority. This phone will take
precedence over other paired phones within range.
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NOTE: For phones which are not made a favorite, the
phone priority is determined by the order in which it was
1. Touch the “Settings” soft-key from the Phone main
paired. The latest phone paired will have the higher
screen.
priority.
2. Touch the “Add Device” soft-key.
You can also use the following VR commands to bring up
Pair Additional Mobile Phones
3. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® en- the Paired Phone screen from any screen on the radio:
abled mobile phone. When prompted on the phone, • “Show Paired Phones”
enter the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect®
• “Connect My Phone”
screen.
4. Uconnect® Phone will display an in process screen Pair A Bluetooth® Streaming Audio Device
while the system is connecting.
1. Touch the “Player” soft-key to begin.
5. When the pairing process has successfully completed, 2. Change the Source to Bluetooth®.
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
this is your favorite phone. Selecting “Yes” will make 3. Touch the “Bluetooth®” soft-key to display the Paired
Audio Devices screen.
this phone the highest priority. This phone will take
precedence over other paired phones within range.
4. Touch the “Add Device” soft-key.
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NOTE: If there is no device currently connected with the You can also use the following VR command to bring up
system, a pop-up will appear.
a list of paired audio devices:
5. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® en- • “Show Paired Phones”
abled audio device. When prompted on the device,
• “Connect My Phone”
enter the PIN shown on the Uconnect® screen.
Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
6. Uconnect® Phone will display an in process screen
Audio Device After Pairing
while the system is connecting.
Uconnect® Phone will automatically connect to the high7. When the pairing process has successfully completed, est priority paired phone and/or Audio Device within
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not range. If you need to choose a particular phone or Audio
this is your favorite device. Selecting “Yes” will make Device follow these steps:
this device the highest priority. This device will take
1. Touch the “Settings” soft-key.
precedence over other paired devices within range.
2. Touch the “Paired Phone” or “Paired Audio Source”
NOTE: For devices which are not made a favorite, the
soft-key.
device priority is determined by the order in which it was
paired. The latest device paired will have the higher 3. Touch to select the particular Phone or the particular
Audio Device.
priority.
4. Touch the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
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Disconnecting A Phone Or Audio Device
4. The options pop-up will be displayed.
1. Touch the “Settings” soft-key.
5. Touch the “Delete Device” soft-key.
2. Touch the “Paired Phone” or “Audio Device” soft-key. 6. Touch the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
3. Touch the “+” soft-key located to the right of the Making A Phone Or Audio Device A Favorite
device name.
1. Touch the “Settings” soft-key.
4. The options pop-up will be displayed.
2. Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key.
5. Touch the “Disconnect Device” soft-key.
3. Touch the “+” soft-key located to the right of the
device name.
6. Touch the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
Deleting A Phone Or Audio Device
4. The options pop-up will be displayed.
1. Touch the “Settings” soft-key.
5. Touch the “Make Favorite” soft-key; you will see the
chosen device move to the top of the list.
2. Touch the “Pair Phone” or “Audio Device” soft-key.
3. Touch the “+” soft-key located to the right of the
device name for a different Phone or Audio Device
than the currently connected device.
6. Touch the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
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Phonebook Download (Automatic Phonebook
Transfer From Mobile Phone) — If Equipped
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected
to the Uconnect® Phone.
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads names (text • Depending on the maximum number of entries downnames) and number entries from the mobile phone’s
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth® Phones with Phone
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availBook Access Profile may support this feature. See
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availUconnect® website, UconnectPhone.com, for supported
able for use.
phones.
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
• To call a name from a downloaded mobile phone book,
phone is accessible.
follow the procedure in the “VOICE RECOGNITION
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
QUICK TIPS” section.
deleted on the Uconnect® Phone. These can only be
• Automatic download and update of a phone book, if
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transsupported, begins as soon as the Bluetooth® wireless
ferred and updated to Uconnect® Phone on the next
phone connection is made to the Uconnect® Phone, for
phone connection.
example, after you start the vehicle.
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Managing Your Favorite Phonebook
There are three ways you can add an entry to your
Favorite Phonebook.
1. During an active call of a number to make a favorite,
touch and hold a favorite button on the top of the
phone main screen.
2. After loading the mobile phonebook, select Phonebook from the Phone main screen, then select the
appropriate number. Touch the + next to the selected
number to display the options pop-up. In the pop-up
select “Add to Favorites.”
Phonebook Favorites
NOTE: If the Favorites list is full, you will be asked to
remove an existing favorite.
3. From the Phone main screen, select Phonebook. From
the Phonebook screen, select the “Favorites” soft-key
and then select the “+” soft-key located to the right of
the phonebook record. Select an empty entry and
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touch the “+” on that selected entry. When the Options To Remove A Favorite
pop-up appears, touch “Add from Mobile.” You will
1. To remove a Favorite, select phonebook from the
then be asked which contact and number to choose
Phone main screen.
from your mobile phonebook. When complete the
2. Next select Favorites on the left side of the screen and
new favorite will be shown.
then touch the + Options soft-key.
3. Touch the + next to the Favorite you would like to
remove.
Add From Mobile
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Emergency And Towing Assistance
The Emergency and Towing Assistance Favorite numbers
can only be altered. These cannot be deleted and the
names cannot be changed.
To change the Emergency or Towing Assistance numbers
follow these steps.
1. Touch the “Phonebook” soft-key from the Phone main
screen.
Remove From Favorites
2. Touch the “Favorites” soft-key. Scroll to the bottom of
the list to locate the Emergency and Towing Assistance
Favorites.
4. The Options pop-up will display, touch “Remove from
3. Touch the + Options soft-key.
Favs.”
4. Touch the + next to appropriate Favorite that is to be
altered.
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Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone if the feature(s) are available and
supported by Bluetooth® on your mobile service plan.
For example, if your mobile service plan provides threeway calling, this feature can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone. Check with your mobile service provider for the features that you have.
Ways To Initiate A Phone Call
Emergency And Breakdown Assistance
Listed below are all the ways you can initiate a phone call
with Uconnect® Phone.
5. The Options pop-up will appear and you can choose • Redial
between Editing the number or resetting the number • Dial by pressing in the number
to default.
• Voice Commands (Dial by Saying a Name, Call by
Saying a Phonebook Name, Redial or Call Back)
• Favorites
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• Mobile Phonebook
• Recent Call Log
• SMS Message Viewer
Dial By Saying A Number
1. Press the
button to begin,
3. The Uconnect® Phone will dial the number associated
with John Doe, or if there are multiple numbers it will
ask which number you want to call for John Doe.
Call Controls
The touchscreen allows you to control the following call
features:
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep, •
say “Dial 151 1234 5555,”
•
3. The Uconnect® Phone will dial the number
•
151-1234-5555.
•
Call By Saying A Phonebook Name
•
1. Press the
button on your steering wheel to begin.
•
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
•
say “Call John Doe Mobile.”
Answer
End
Ignore
Hold/unhold
Mute/unmute
Transfer the call to/from the phone
Swap two active calls
• Join two active calls together
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Touch-Tone Number Entry
Recent Calls
1. Press the “Phone” button on the touchscreen.
You may browse up to 34 of the most recent of each of the
following call types:
2. Press the “Dial” button on the touchscreen.
3. The Touch-Tone screen will be displayed.
3
4. Use the numbered buttons on the touchscreens to
enter the number and press “Call.”
To send a touch-tone using Voice Recognition (VR), push
button on your steering wheel while in
the “VR”
a call and say “Send 1234#” or you can say “Send
Voicemail Password” if Voicemail password is stored
in your mobile phonebook.
Recent Calls
• Incoming Calls
• Outgoing Calls
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• Missed Calls
• All Calls
Answer Or Ignore An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
These can be accessed by touching the “recent calls” Uconnect® Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio syssoft-key on the Phone main screen.
button on your steering wheel to
tem. Press the
button and say “Show my accept the call. You can also touch the “answer”
You can also press the
incoming calls” from any screen and the Incoming soft-key or touch the caller ID box.
calls will be displayed.
Answer Or Ignore An Incoming Call — Call
You can also press the
button and say “Show my Currently In Progress
recent calls” from any screen and the All calls screen If a call is currently in progress and you have another
will be displayed.
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
NOTE: Incoming can also be replaced with “Outgoing,” call waiting that you normally hear when using your
button on the steermobile phone. Press the phone
“Recent” or “Missed.”
ing wheel, “answer” soft-key or caller ID box to place
the current call on hold and answer the incoming call.
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NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Toggling Between Calls
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
button on the steering wheel
You can also press the
to toggle between the active and held phone call.
You can place a call on hold by touching the “Hold”
soft-key on the Phone main screen, then dial a number
from the dialpad, recent calls, SMS Inbox or from the
phonebooks. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer
to “Join Calls” in this section.
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
touch the “Swap” soft-key on the Phone main screen.
Only one call can be placed on hold at a time.
Join Calls
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), touch the “Join Calls” soft-key on the Phone main
screen to combine all calls into a Conference Call.
Call Termination
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button
on
the
steering
wheel
or
the
“end”
soft-key.
Only
During an active call, touch the “Hold” soft-key on the
the active call(s) will be terminated and if there is a call
Phone main screen.
on hold, it will become the new active call.
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Redial
Uconnect® Phone Features
Touch the “Redial” soft-key, or press the
and after the Emergency Assistance
“Listening” prompt and the following beep, say “ReIf you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
dial.”
reachable:
The Uconnect® Phone will call the last number that was
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
dialed from your mobile phone.
number for your area.
Call Continuation
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect® Phone is
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the operational, you may reach the emergency number as
Uconnect® Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been follows:
switched to OFF.
button to begin.
1. Press the
NOTE: The call will remain within the vehicle audio
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
system until the phone becomes out of range for the
say “Dial Emergency” and the Uconnect® Phone will
Bluetooth® connection. It is recommended to touch the
instruct the paired mobile phone to call the emergency
“transfer” soft-key when leaving the vehicle.
number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada,
and Mexico.
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NOTE:
Roadside Assistance / Towing Assistance
• The Emergency call may also be initiated by using the If you need roadside/towing assistance:
touchscreen.
button on the steering wheel to begin.
1. Press the
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country 2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
say “Roadside Assistance” or say “Towing Assistance.”
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may not
be applicable with the available mobile service and area. NOTE: The roadside/towing assistance number dialed is
based on the country where the vehicle is purchased
• The Uconnect® Phone does slightly lower your
(1-800-528-2069 for the U.S., 1-800-363-4869 for Canada,
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
55-14-3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outfor the mobile phone directly.
side Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the Chrysler
Group LLC 24-Hour “Roadside Assistance” coverage
WARNING!
details in the Warranty Information Booklet and on the
24-Hour Roadside Assistance Card.
Your phone must be turned on and connected to the
Uconnect® Phone to allow use of this vehicle feature in Voice Mail Calling
emergency situations, when the mobile phone has
network coverage and stays connected to the To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
with Automated Systems”.
Uconnect® Phone.
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sequence of numbers, is also to be used for navigating
through an automated customer service center menu
This method is used in instances where one generally has
structure, and to leave a number on a pager.
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can also send stored mobile phonebook entries as tones
for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager entries. For
You can use your Uconnect® Phone to access a voice mail
example, if you previously created a Phonebook entry with
system or an automated service, such as a paging service
First and/or Last Name as “Voicemail Password”, then if
or automated customer service line. Some services re- you press the
button on the steering wheel and say
quire immediate response selection. In some instances, “Send Voicemail Password” the Uconnect® Phone will
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect® Phone. then send the corresponding phone number associWhen calling a number with your Uconnect® Phone that ated with the phonebook entry, as tones over the
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence phone.
Working With Automated Systems
on your mobile phone keypad, you can utilize the NOTE:
button on the steering
touchscreen or press the
wheel and say the word “Send” then the sequence you • The first number encountered for that contact will be
sent. All other numbers entered for that contact will be
wish to enter. For example, if required to enter your
ignored.
PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can press
button on the steering wheel and say, “Send 3 • You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone
the
7 4 6 #.” Saying “Send” followed by a number, or
network configurations. This is normal.
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• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time Voice Response Length
out settings that are too short and may not allow the It is possible for you to choose between Brief and
use of this feature.
Detailed Voice Response Length.
• Pauses, wait or other characters that are supported by 1. Touch the “More” soft-key (where available), then
some phones are not supported over Bluetooth®.
touch the “Settings” soft-key.
These additional symbols will be ignored in the dialing
2. Touch the “Display” soft-key, then scroll down to
a numbered sequence.
Voice Response Length.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
3. Select either “Brief” or “Detailed” by touching the box
The
button on the steering wheel can be used
next to the selection. A check-mark will appear to
when you wish to skip part of a prompt and issue
indicate your selection.
your voice command immediately. For example, if a
prompt is asking “There are two numbers with the Phone And Network Status Indicators
name John. Say the full name” you could press the Uconnect® Phone will provide notification to inform you
button on the steering wheel and say, “John of your phone and network status when you are attemptSmith” to select that option without having to listen to
ing to make a phone call using Uconnect® Phone. The
the rest of the voice prompt.
status is given for network signal strength and phone
battery strength.
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Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
WARNING!
Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Chrysler Group LLC
strongly recommends that you use extreme caution
when using any device or feature that may take your
focus off the road or your hands off the steering
wheel. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use
of any handheld device while driving, encourage the
use of voice-operated systems when possible and
that you become aware of applicable laws that may
affect the use of electronic devices while driving.
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect® Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your connected Bluetooth® mobile phone, the audio will be played through your
vehicle’s audio system. The Uconnect® Phone will work
the same as if you dial the number using voice a
command.
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the Uconnect® Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situation, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
When you mute the Uconnect® Phone, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. To
mute the Uconnect® Phone simply touch the “Mute”
button on the touchscreen on the Phone main screen.
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Advanced Phone Connectivity
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
Phone
The Uconnect® Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- Voice Command
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone • For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
provide at least ½ inch (1 cm) gap between the
from your connected mobile phone to the Uconnect®
overhead console (if equipped) and the mirror.
Phone or vice versa, press the “Transfer” button on the
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
touchscreen on the Phone main screen.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone
you.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth®
connection between a Uconnect® Phone paired mobile • Ensure that no one other than you is speaking during
a voice command period.
phone and the Uconnect® Phone, follow the instructions
described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
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Performance is maximized under:
• Low-To-Medium Blower Setting
• Low-To-Medium Vehicle Speed
• Low Road Noise
• Smooth Road Surface
Phonebook (Mobile and Favorites) name recognition rate
is optimized when the entries are not similar. You can say
“O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
Even though international dialing for most number combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing number
combinations may not be supported.
• Fully Closed Windows
Far End Audio Performance
• Dry Weather Condition
Audio quality is maximized under:
• Low-To-Medium Blower Setting
Even though the system is designed for many languages
and accents, the system may not always work for some. • Low-To-Medium Vehicle Speed
When navigating through an automated system such as • Low Road Noise
voice mail, or when sending a page, before speaking the
• Smooth Road Surface
digit string, make sure to say “Send.”
• Fully Closed Windows
NOTE: It is recommended that you do not store names in
your favorites phonebook while the vehicle is in motion. • Dry Weather Conditions
• Operation From The Driver’s Seat
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Performance such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness to
a large degree rely on the phone and network, and not
the Uconnect® Phone.
Echo at the far end can sometimes be reduced by
lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
3
In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
Voice Text Reply
Uconnect® Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
Voice Text List
Your phone must support SMS over Bluetooth® to use
NOTE: Uconnect® Phone SMS is only available when the
this feature. If the Uconnect® Phone determines your
vehicle is not moving.
phone is not compatible with SMS messaging over
Bluetooth® the “Messaging” button will be grayed out
and the feature will not be available for use.
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Once a message is received and viewed or listened to,
you will have the following options:
Read Messages:
If you receive a new text message while your phone is
connected to Uconnect® Phone, an announcement will • Send a Reply
be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
• Forward
• Call
Send Messages Using Soft-Keys:
You can send messages using Uconnect® Phone. To send
a new message:
1. Touch the “Phone” soft-key.
2. Touch the “messaging” soft-key then “New Message.”
3. Touch one of the 18 preset messages and the person
you wish to send the message to.
Voice Text Reply
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Send Messages Using Voice Commands:
1. Press the
button.
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Send message to John Smith mobile.”
3. After the system prompts you for what message you
want to send, say the message you wish to send or say
“List.” There are 18 preset messages.
While the list of defined messages are being read, you can
button and
interrupt the system by pressing the
saying the message you want to send.
Preset Message List
After the system confirms that you want to send your
4. If multiple numbers are available for the contact select
message to John Smith, your message will be sent.
which number you would like to have the message
sent.
5. Press “Send” or “Cancel.”
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List of Preset Messages:
1. Yes.
2. No.
3. Okay.
4. I can’t talk right now.
5. Call me.
6. I’ll call you later.
7. I’m on my way.
Preset Message List
8. Thanks.
9. I’ll be late.
10. I will be <number> minutes late.
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11. See you in <number> minutes.
Bluetooth® Communication Link
12. Stuck in traffic.
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect® Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be re-established by switching the mobile
phone OFF/ON. Your mobile phone is recommended to
remain in Bluetooth® ON mode.
13. Start without me.
14. Where are you?
15. Are you there yet?
16. I need directions.
17. I’m lost.
18. See you later.
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least 15 seconds prior to using the system.
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Voice Tree
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6. Send dial tones for automated systems is available
while a call is active. This is an example that uses a
You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
Phonebook Record named “Voicemail Password.”
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you 7. Storing Dial tones in contact names is possible but
only the first number encountered in a contact name
which phone number you want to send a message to
will be sent. For example if there is a number stored in
for John Smith.
the Home and Work numbers for the contact “VoiceYou can replace “Mobile” with “Home,” “Work” or
mail password” only the Home number will be sent.
“Other.”
8. If your phone does not support phonebook download
or call log download over Bluetooth® then these
You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing
commands will return a response that the contact does
Calls” or “Missed Calls.”
not exist in the phonebook.
You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
9. Emergency and Towing assistance are contacts that have
number supported by your Mobile phone.
been pre-loaded in the phonebook. Commands such as
These commands can be used during a phone call after
“Call Emergency” and “Call Towing Assistance” will call
the corresponding number stored with those contacts.
pushing the Uconnect® Voice Command button on
the steering wheel. Please note the call will be muted
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
while the VR session is active.
face and underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
NOTE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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5. You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
number supported by your Mobile phone.
NOTE:
1. You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send 6. You can replace “4” with any message number shown
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
on the screen.
which phone number you want to send a message to
7. If your phone does not support phonebook download
for John Smith.
or call log download over Bluetooth® then these
2. You can replace “Mobile” with “Home,” “Work” or
commands will return a response that the contact does
“Other.”
not exist in the phonebook.
3. You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing
Calls” or “Missed Calls.”
4. Messaging commands only work if the Uconnect®
system is equipped with this feature and the mobile
phone supports messaging over Bluetooth®.
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NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold VOICE COMMAND (Uconnect® 200)
face and underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
Voice Command System Operation
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
This Voice Command system allows you to
control your AM, FM radio, satellite radio, disc
player, and a memo recorder.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface Systhe party responsible for compliance could void the tem as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Voice Interface System to recognize user voice commands
may be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a raised
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
voice level.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
Pressing the Voice Command
button while the
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The
system will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can
add or change commands. This will become helpful
once you start to learn the options.
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”,
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
These commands are universal and can be used from any
button, you menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a the active application.
command.
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few a normal speaking volume.
seconds, the system will present you with a list of
The system will best recognize your speech if the winoptions.
dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
If you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists set to low.
button, listen
options, press the Voice Command
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
for the beep, and say your command.
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
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To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Com- Main Menu
button and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.
mand
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to
Commands
the main menu.
The Voice Command system understands two types of
commands, Universal commands and Local commands. In this mode, you can say the following commands:
Universal commands are available at all times. Local
• “Radio AM” (to switch to the radio AM mode)
commands are available if the supported radio mode is
active.
• “Radio FM” (to switch to radio FM mode)
Changing The Volume
• “Sat” (to switch to Satellite radio mode)
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command •
button.
•
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
•
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command
•
system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for
Voice Command is different than the audio system.
•
“Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
“USB” (to switch to USB mode)
“Bluetooth Streaming” (to switch to Bluetooth®
Streaming mode)
“Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
“System Setup” (to switch to system setup)
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Radio AM
Radio FM
To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM.” In To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM.” In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
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Satellite Radio
Disc Mode
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc.” In this mode, you
Radio.” In this mode, you may say the following com- may say the following commands:
mands:
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
spoken number)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
USB Mode
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
To switch to USB mode, say “USB.” In this mode, you
• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
may say the following commands:
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Play” (to play an Artist Name, Playlist Name, Album
Name, Track Name, etc.)
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Bluetooth® Streaming (BT) Mode
Memo Mode
To switch to Bluetooth® Streaming (BT) mode, say To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo.” In
“Bluetooth Streaming.” In this mode, you may say the this mode, you may say the following commands:
following commands:
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
• “Play” (to play the current track)
recording, you may press the Voice Command
button to stop recording. You proceed by say• “Pause” (to pause the current track)
ing one of the following commands:
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
– “Save” (to save the memo)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
– “Continue” (to continue recording)
– “Delete” (to delete the recording)
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• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) — • “Main menu setup”
During the playback you may press the Voice Com- • “Switch to setup”
button to stop playing memos. You promand
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
ceed by saying one of the following commands:
– “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
• “Language English”
– “Next” (to play the next memo)
• “Language French”
– “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
• “Language Spanish”
– “Delete” (to delete a memo)
• “Tutorial”
– “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
• “Voice Training”
Setup
NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
To switch to system setup, you may say one of the Command
button first and wait for the beep
following:
before speaking the “Barge In” commands.
• “Change to setup”
• “Switch to system setup”
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Voice Training
VOICE COMMAND
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- Uconnect® 8.4/8.4 Nav
nizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect®
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
The Uconnect® Voice Command system allows
you to control your AM, FM radio, satellite
button, say “System
1. Press the Voice Command
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say
radio, disc player, SD Card, USB/iPod® and
SiriusXM Travel Link.
“Voice Training.” This will train your own voice to
the system and will improve recognition.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Command
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by system as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of
Uconnect® Voice. For best results, the “Voice Training” the Voice Command system to recognize user voice
session should be completed when the vehicle is commands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking
parked, engine running, all windows closed, and the or a raised voice level.
blower fan switched off. This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The system will adapt to the
last trained voice only.
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If no command is spoken the system will say one of two
responses:
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
• I didn’t understand
• I didn’t get that, etc.
If a command is not spoken a second time, the system
will respond with an error and give some direction as
what can be said based on the context you are in. After
three consecutive failures of a spoken command the VR
When you press the Uconnect® Voice Command
button, you will hear a beep. The beep is your signal session will end.
to give a command.
button
Pressing the Uconnect® Voice Command
while the system is speaking is known as “barging in.”
The system will be interrupted, and after the beep, you
can say a command. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
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NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel” or To hear available commands, press the Uconnect® Voice
button and say “Help.” You will hear
“Help.”
Command
available commands for the screen displayed.
These commands are universal and can be used from any
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon Uconnect® Voice Commands
the active application.
The Uconnect® Voice Command system understands
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at two types of commands. Universal commands are availa normal speaking volume.
able at all times. Local commands are available if the
The system will best recognize your speech if the win- supported radio mode is active.
dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is Start a dialogue by pressing the Uconnect® Voice Comset to low.
button.
mand
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
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Changing The Volume
Starting Voice Recognition (VR) Session In
Radio/Player Modes
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
button.
NOTE: The commands can be said on any screen when
a call is not active after pushing the Uconnect® Voice
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
button.
Command
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command system is speaking. Please note the volume Source
setting for Voice Command is different than the audio To switch to the audio source, say “Change source to
system.
Disc” for example. This command can be given in any
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
mode or screen:
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
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Voice Tree
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NOTE:
• You can replace “950 AM” with any other AM or FM
frequency, such as “98.7 FM.”
• You can replace “80’s on 8” with any other satellite
station name received by the radio.
• You can replace “8” with any other satellite channel
number received by the radio.
• You can replace “rock” with any of the satellite music
types.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
• You can replace the album, artist, song, genre, playlist,
podcast and audio book names with any corresponding names on the current device that is playing.
• You can replace “8” with any track on the CD that is
currently playing. Command is only available when
CD is playing.
• Playlist, Podcast and audio book commands are only
available when the iPod® is connected and playing.
• VR commands, Albums, Artists, and Genre names are
based on the music metadata contained on the loaded/
connected device.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
• You can replace “NFL” with any league shown on the
sports league screen. For example you can say “Show
MLB headlines” or “Show PGA headlines.”
• You can replace “Headlines” with any menu items
shown on a league screen. For example you can say
“Show NFL Schedule and results” or “Show NCAA
Basketball AP top 25” or “Show Major League Baseball
Teams.”
• You can also say “Show Current Weather” or “Show
extended weather” or “Show five day forecast” or
“Show ski info” to get other forecasts.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
• Only available with Navigation equipped vehicles.
• You can replace “Player” with “Radio,” “Navigation,”
“Phone,” “Climate,” “More” or “Settings.”
• Navigation commands only work if equipped with
Navigation.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
SEATS
• You can also say “Find City,” “Find Favorite,” “Find Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
Play by Category,” “Find Play by Name,” “Find Re- vehicle.
cently Found,” “Where to?” or “Go Home.”
• You can say “Find Nearest” then “Restaurant,” “Fuel,”
“Transit,” “Lodging,” “Shopping,” “Bank,” “Entertainment,” “Recreation,” “Attractions,” “Community,”
“Auto Services,” “Hospitals,” “Parking,” “Airport,”
“Police Stations,” “Fire Stations,” or “Auto Dealers.”
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Power Seats — If Equipped
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
Some models may be equipped with a power driver’s
seat. The power seat switch is located on the outboard
side of the seat near the floor. Use the switch to move the
seat up, down, forward or rearward.
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat
will move in the direction of the switch. Release the
switch when the desired position is reached.
Reclining The Seatback Forward Or Rearward
The seatback can be reclined both forward and rearward.
Push the seat recliner switch forward or rearward, the
seatback will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position has been reached.
Power Seat Switch
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Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
may be equipped with power lumbar. The power lumbar
switch is located on the outboard side of the power seat.
Push the switch forward or rearward to increase or decrease
the lumbar support. Push the switch upward or downward
to raise or lower the lumbar support.
Power Seat Recliner Switch
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar and move the
On models equipped with manual seats, the adjusting seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you have
reached the desired position. Then, using body pressure,
bar is located at the front of the seats, near the floor.
move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure that
the seat adjusters have latched.
Manual Front Seat Forward/Rearward Adjustment
WARNING!
Front Seat Adjustment
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
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Manual Front Seat Recline Adjustment
WARNING!
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back to the desired
position and release the lever. To return the seatback, lift
the lever, lean forward and release the lever.
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by
using a lever, located on the outboard side of the seat.
Pull upward on the lever to raise the seat height or push
downward on the lever to lower the seat height.
Recline Lever
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NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated seats
to operate.
WARNING!
Seat Height Adjustment
Heated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, the front seats may be equipped with
heaters in both the seat cushions and seatbacks.
The front driver and passenger heated seats are operated
using the Uconnect® System.
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting
in a seat that has been overheated could cause
serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat.
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Press the “Driver” or “Passenger” seat soft-key
once to select HI-level heating. Press the softkey a second time to select LO-level heating.
Press the “Controls” soft-key located on the Uconnect®
Press the soft-key a third time to shut the
display.
heating elements OFF.
Front Heated Seat Operations — Vehicles
Equipped With Uconnect® 8.4 and 8.4N:
3
Controls Soft-Key
Heated Seats Soft-Keys
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NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt Head Restraints
within two to five minutes.
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
When the HI-level setting is selected, the heater will by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
normal HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the
WARNING!
system will automatically switch to LO-level after approximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the display will change from HI to LO, indicating The head restraints for all occupants must be propthe change. The LO-level setting will turn OFF automati- erly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adcally after approximately 45 minutes.
justed while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
Vehicle Equipped With Remote Start
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
On models that are equipped with remote start, the or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
driver’s heated seat can be programmed to come on event of a collision.
during a remote start through the Uconnect® system.
Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
The front driver and passenger seats are equipped with
Active Head Restraints (AHR). In the event of a rear
impact the AHRs will automatically extend forward
minimizing the gap between the back of the occupants
head and the AHR.
The AHRs will automatically return to their normal
position following a rear impact. If the AHRs do not
return to their normal position see your authorized
dealer immediately.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
Push Button
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either
downward on the head restraint.
of the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
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WARNING!
Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable DVD
players. These items may interfere with the operation
of the Active Head Restraint in the event of a
collision and could result in serious injury or death.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
Rear Head Restraints
The rear outboard head restraints have three positions
UP, MID and DOWN. The center head restraint has only
two positions, Up and Down. When the center seat is
being occupied the head restraint should be in the raised
position. When there are no occupants in the center seat
the head restraint can be lowered for maximum visibility
for the driver.
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After releasing the seatback, it can be folded forward.
Folding Rear Seat
The rear seatbacks can be folded forward to provide an
additional storage area. To fold the rear seatback, pull on
the loops located on the upper seatback.
NOTE: The upper seatback loops can be tucked away
when not in use.
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Folded Rear Seatback
When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
Rear Seatback Loops
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in a collision. Children should
be seated and using the proper restraint system.
Two latches must be released to open the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side
of the instrument panel.
Hood Release Lever
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2. Move to the outside of the vehicle and push the safety 3. Lift upward on the hood prop rod to release it from the
catch to the left. The safety catch is located under the
stowage retainer.
center front edge of the hood.
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Hood Prop Rod
Hood Safety Latch
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4. Place the hood prop rod in the hood slot to secure the
hood in the open position.
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 6 in (15 cm), and then drop it. This should
secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless
the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
Hood Prop Rod Slot
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
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LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side of
the instrument panel. This switch controls the
operation of the headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights and fog lights.
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Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
headlight, parking light and instrument panel light operation.
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Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off Automatic Headlights Only)
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on, When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
AUTO position. When the system is on, the headlight if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you place the turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
ignition into the OFF position. To turn the automatic
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
system off, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System. Refer to
position.
“Uconnect® Settings/Customer Programmable Features”
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
will come on in the automatic mode.
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Headlight Time Delay
NOTE:
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination • The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds of
for up to 90 seconds (programmable) when leaving your
placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this
vehicle in an unlit area.
feature.
To activate the delay feature, place the ignition in the OFF • The headlight delay time is programmable using the
position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off
Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
begins when the headlight switch is turned off.
information.
If you turn the headlights or parking lights on, or place Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
the ignition in ACC or RUN, the system will cancel the Equipped
delay.
The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control system
If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will provides increased forward lighting at night by automatturn off in the normal manner.
ing high beam control through the use of a digital camera
mounted on the inside rearview mirror. This camera
detects vehicle specific light and automatically switches
from high beams to low beams until the approaching
vehicle is out of view.
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NOTE:
To Activate
• The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be 1. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO headlight
position.
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System. Refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instru2. Push the multifunction lever away from you (toward
ment Panel” for further information.
front of vehicle) to engage the high beam mode.
• Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights
NOTE: This system will not activate until the vehicle is
of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to
at or above 15 mph (35 km/h).
remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). Also, dirt, film,
and other obstructions on the windshield or camera To Deactivate
lens will cause the system to function improperly.
1. Pull the multifunction lever toward you (or rearward
If the windshield or Automatic High Beam Headlamp
in car) to manually deactivate the system (normal
Control mirror is replaced, the mirror must be re-aimed
operation of low beams).
to ensure proper performance. See your local authorized
2. Push back on the multifunction lever once again to
dealer.
reactivate the system.
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Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The Daytime Running Lights will come on whenever the The front fog light switch is built into the headlight
ignition is placed in the RUN position, the headlights are switch.
off and the parking brake is off. The headlight switch
must be used for normal nighttime driving.
NOTE: The Daytime Running Lights can be turned on
and off using the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect®
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is placed in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert
the driver when the driver’s door is opened.
Fog Light Switch
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To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and press the
headlight switch. To turn off the front fog lights, either
press the headlight switch a second time or turn off the
headlight switch.
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the fog lights are turned on.
NOTE: The fog lights will operate with the low beam
headlights or parking lights on. However, selecting the
high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
Multifunction Lever
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Turn Signals
Lane Change Assist
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. three times then automatically turn off.
NOTE:
High/Low Beam Switch
• If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is Flash-To-Pass
defective.
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the EVIC lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
(if equipped) and a continuous chime will sound if the will turn on the high beams headlights until the lever is
vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either released.
turn signal on.
NOTE: If the flash to pass is held for 20 seconds the
feature will deactivate.
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The lights also turn on when a door is opened. The lights
Lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each light will also turn on when the UNLOCK button on the RKE
is pressed.
can be turned on by pressing the lens.
Interior Lights
To turn the lights off, press the lens a second time.
Front Map/Reading Lights
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is moved to
the LOCK position. This will occur if the interior lights
were switched on manually or are on because a door is
open. This includes the glove box light, but not the trunk
light. To restore interior light operation, either turn the
ignition to the ON/RUN position or cycle the light
switch.
Front Map/Reading Lights
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With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating the left
The dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is dimmer control upward will increase the brightness of
the instrument panel lights and lighted cupholders (if
located on the left side of the instrument panel.
equipped).
Dimmer Controls
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Dimmer Controls
Instrument Panel Dimmer
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Ambient Light Control
Dome Light Position
Rotate the right dimmer control upward or downward to Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the
increase or decrease the brightness of the door handle second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior
lights and ambient light located in the overhead console. lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this
position.
Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the left dimmer control to the extreme bottom OFF
position. The interior lights will remain off when the
doors are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the instrument panel dimmer control upward to
the first detent. This feature brightens all text displays
such as the odometer, EVIC, and radio when the parking
lights or headlights are on.
Door Handle/Ambient Light Dimmer
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
Intermittent Wiper System
The multifunction lever operates the windshield wipers
and washer when the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN
or ACC position. The multifunction lever is located on
the left side of the steering column.
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent position, and then turn the
end of the lever to select the desired delay interval. There
are four delay settings, which allow you to regulate the
wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second
to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds between
cycles. The delay intervals will double in duration when
the vehicle speed is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first
detent, past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper
operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent
settings for high-speed wiper operation.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Control
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Mist Feature
CAUTION!
• Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than off.
• In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the “Park” position before turning off the engine. If the wiper
switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the
windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur
when the vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
off position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned off and the blades cannot return to the off
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
Rotate the end of the lever downward to the Mist
position to activate a single wipe cycle to clear off road
mist or spray from a passing vehicle. The wipers will
continue to operate until you release the multifunction
lever.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
Windshield Washers
To use the washer, push the multifunction lever inward
(toward the steering column) and hold it for as long as
washer spray is desired.
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If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper
control is in the delay range, the wipers will operate for
two wipe cycles after releasing the lever and then resume
the intermittent interval previously selected.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper is if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
turned off, the wipers will operate for three wipe cycles addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
and then turn off.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be turned on
and off using the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect®
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The
feature is especially useful for road splash or over spray
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
the end of the multifunction lever to one of four settings
to activate this feature.
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The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least
sensitive, and wiper delay position 4 is the most sensitive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less
wiper sensitivity. Setting 4 can be used if the driver
desires more sensitivity. The rain sense wipers will
automatically change between an intermittent wipe, slow
wipe and a fast wipe depending on the amount of
moisture that is sensed on the windshield. Place the
wiper switch in the OFF position when not using the
system.
NOTE:
• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
wiper speed is in the low or high position.
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly when
ice or dried salt water is present on the windshield.
• Use of Rain-X® or products containing wax or silicone
may reduce rain sensor performance.
The Rain Sensing system has protective features for the
wiper blades and arms. It will not operate under the
following conditions:
The Rain Sensing feature can be turned on and off using • Low Temperature Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing
feature will not operate when the ignition is placed in
the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
the RUN position, the vehicle is stationary and the
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inoutside temperature is below 32°F (0°C), unless the
formation.
wiper control on the multifunction lever is moved, the
vehicle speed becomes greater than 0 mph (0 km/h) or
the outside temperature rises above freezing.
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• Neutral Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing feature will
not operate when the ignition is placed in the RUN
position, the automatic transmission shift lever is in
the NEUTRAL position and the vehicle speed is less
than 5 mph (8 km/h), unless the wiper control on the
multifunction lever is moved or the shift lever is
moved out of the NEUTRAL position.
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
the steering column.
• Remote Start Mode Inhibit — On vehicles equipped
with Remote Starting system, Rain Sensing wipers are
not operational when the vehicle is in the remote start
mode. Once the operator is in the vehicle and has
placed the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position,
rain sensing wiper operation can resume, if it has been
selected, and no other inhibit conditions (mentioned
previously) exist.
Tilt/Telescoping Control Handle
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To unlock the steering column, pull the control handle
down. To tilt the steering column, move the steering
wheel upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or
shorten the steering column, pull the steering wheel
outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the steering
column in position, push the control handle up until fully
engaged.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for up
to 80 minutes before automatically shutting off. The
heated steering wheel can shut off early or may not turn
on when the steering wheel is already warm.
The heated steering wheel can be turned on and off using
the Uconnect® System.
Touch the “Controls” soft-key then touch the “Heated
Wheel” soft-key to turn on the heated steering wheel.
Press the “Heated Wheel” soft-key a second time to turn
the heated steering wheel off.
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Controls Soft-Key
Heated Steering Wheel Soft-Key
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
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Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
WARNING! (Continued)
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
heated steering wheel can be programmed to come on
during a remote start through the Uconnect® system.
Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions must exercise
care when using the steering wheel heater. It may
cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if
used for long periods.
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control system has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
system can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
To Activate
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
2 — RES +
3 — SET 4 — CANCEL
Push the ON/OFF button to activate the Electronic Speed
Control. The Cruise Indicator Light in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will illuminate. To
turn the system off, push the ON/OFF button a second
time. The Cruise Indicator Light will turn off. The system
should be turned off when not in use.
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For Premium Clusters Only
WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Set A Desired Speed
• When set to analog mode: The red outer line on the
speedometer changes from red to white to identify set
speed.
• When set to digital mode: The MPH reading turns
from white to red to identify set speed.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without
and on level ground before pressing the SET button.
erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set
the SET (-) button and release. Release the accelerator and speed memory.
the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: After pressing the OFF button a “Cruise Control
NOTE: After pressing the SET button “Cruise Control Off” message is displayed for five seconds or until
Set” message is displayed for five seconds or until another switch is pressed.
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON.
another switch is pressed.
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For Premium Clusters Only
The speed increment shown is dependant on the speed of
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
• When set to analog mode: The white outer line on the
U.S. Speed (mph)
speedometer returns to red.
• When set to digital mode: The MPH reading returns • Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
from red to white.
button results in an increase of 1 mph.
To Resume Speed
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
continue to increase until the button is released, then
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
the new set speed will be established.
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
Metric Speed (km/h)
To Vary The Speed Setting
• Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a
To Increase Speed
2 km/h increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inthe button results in an increase of 2 km/h.
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to increase until the button is released, then
the new set speed will be established.
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To Decrease Speed
Metric Speed (km/h)
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can de- • Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 2 km/h
crease speed by pushing the SET (-) button.
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in a decrease of 2 km/h.
The speed decrement shown is dependant on the speed
of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
U.S. Speed (mph)
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
the new set speed will be established.
• Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the To Accelerate For Passing
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
the new set speed will be established.
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Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the EQUIPPED
The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system provides visual
vehicle set speed.
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
during a parking maneuver. Refer to “ParkSense® Sysmoderate hills is normal.
tem Usage Precautions” for limitations of this system and
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so recommendations.
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
ParkSense® will retain the last system state (enabled or
Control.
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
ParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE. If ParkSense® is enabled at this shift lever
position, the system will remain active until the vehicle
speed is increased to approximately 11 mph (18 km/h) or
above. The system will become active again if the vehicle
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
10 mph (16 km/h).
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258 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
ParkSense® Sensors
ParkSense® Display
The four ParkSense® sensors, located in the rear fascia/ When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is within will turn ON indicating the system status.
the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect obstacles
from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 59 in (150 cm) from
the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
ParkSense® Warning Display
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected from the Uconnect®
System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The ParkSense® Warning screen is located within the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). It provides visual
warnings to indicate the distance between the rear fascia/
bumper and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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If an obstacle is detected in the center rear region, the
display will show a single solid arc in the center rear
region and will produce a one-half second tone. As the
vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the display will
show the single arc moving closer to the vehicle and the
sound tone will change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
Park Assist System Off
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
a single arc in one or more regions based on the obstacle’s
distance and location relative to the vehicle.
If an obstacle is detected in the left and/or right rear
region, the display will show a single flashing arc in the
left and/or right rear region and will produce a fast
sound tone. As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle,
the display will show the single arc moving closer to the
vehicle and the sound tone will change from fast, to
continuous.
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One-Half Second Tone
Slow Tone
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Slow Tone
Fast Tone
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Fast Tone
Fast Tone
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Continuous Tone
Continuous Tone
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning
display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous
tone. The following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
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Rear
Distance
(in/cm)
Audible
Alert
Chime
Arc — Left
Rear
Arc —
Center Rear
Arc —
Right Rear
Greater
than
79 in
(200 cm)
None
79-59 in
(200150 cm)
WARNING ALERTS
59-47 in
47-39 in
(150(120120 cm)
100 cm)
39-25 in
(100-65 cm)
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Less than
12 in
(30 cm)
Slow
(for rear
center
only)
Slow
(for rear
center
only)
Fast
(for rear
center
only)
Fast
Continuous
None
Single 1/2Second
Tone
(for rear
center
only)
None
None
None
None
1st Flashing
None
6th Solid
5th Solid
4th Solid
None
None
None
None
3rd
Flashing
None
2nd
Flashing
2nd
Flashing
2nd
Flashing
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Enabling And Disabling ParkSense®
Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled using the System
Uconnect® System. The available choices are: Off, Sound During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® Rear Park
Only, or Sound and Display. Refer to “Uconnect® Set- Assist system has detected a fault condition, the Electings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will actuate a
single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display
further information.
the “WIPE OFF REAR PARK ASSIST SENSORS”, “SERWhen the ParkSense® button is pushed to disable the
VICE PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or “SERVICE PARK
system, the EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYSASSIST SYSTEM” message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
TEM OFF” message for approximately five seconds.
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
Instrument Panel” for further information. When the
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system has
information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE
detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will display the
and the system is disabled, the EVIC will display the
“WIPE OFF REAR PARK ASSIST SENSORS”, “SERVICE
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as the
PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or the “SERVICE PARK ASvehicle is in REVERSE.
SIST SYSTEM” message for as long as the vehicle is in
REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense® will not
operate.
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If “WIPE OFF REAR PARK ASSIST SENSORS” appears If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or “SERVICE
in the EVIC make sure the outer surface and the under- PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” appears in the EVIC, see an
side of the rear fascia/bumper is clean and clear of snow, authorized dealer.
ice, mud, dirt or other obstruction and then cycle the
ignition. If the message continues to appear, see an
authorized dealer.
Service Park Assist Sensors
Wipe Off Rear Park Assist Sensors
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single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display
the ⬙PARK ASSIST SYSTEM DISABLED⬙ message. If
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM DISABLED” appears in the
EVIC, cycle the ignition. If the message appears again,
see an authorized dealer.
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Service Park Assist System
The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system will be automatically disabled when there are faulted conditions
outside of the ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system that
inhibit the feature from functioning properly. The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will actuate a
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268 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and ParkSense® is turned off, the EVIC will
Clean the ParkSense® sensors with water, car wash soap
display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care not to
scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be covered
ParkSense® System Usage Precautions
with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris. Failure to do so
NOTE:
can result in the system not working properly. The
ParkSense® system might not detect an obstacle behind
• Ensure that the outer surface and the underside of the
the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false indication
rear bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or
that an obstacle is behind the fascia/bumper.
other obstruction to keep the ParkSense® system operatCleaning The ParkSense® System
ing properly.
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of ParkSense®.
• When you turn ParkSense® off, the EVIC will display
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” Furthermore, once you
turn ParkSense® off, it remains off until you turn it on
again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
• Ensure the ParkSense® system is OFF if objects such as
bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc., are placed within
12 in (30 cm) from the rear fascia/ bumper. Failure to
do so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message to be displayed in
the EVIC.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
• ParkSense® is only a parking aid and it is unable to
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using ParkSense®.
behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure
to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles,
obstructions, and blind spots before backing up.
You are responsible for safety and must continue to
pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so
can result in serious injury or death.
• Before using ParkSense®, it is strongly recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the
vehicle is not used for towing. Failure to do so can
result in injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles
because the hitch ball will be much closer to the
obstacle than the rear fascia when the loudspeaker
sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors
could detect the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false
indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using ParkSense®. Always check carefully
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PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the touchscreen display along with a caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the top of
the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
The ParkView® camera is located on the rear of the
vehicle above the rear License plate.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the last selected touchscreen
appears again.
NOTE: The ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera has programmable modes of operation that may be selected through the
Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
When the static grid lines have been programmed to turn on,
they will illustrate the width of the vehicle and will show
separate zones that will help indicate the distance to the rear
of the vehicle. The following table shows the approximate
distances for each zone:
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
3 ft or greater (1 m or greater)
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView® should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView® camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView® to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/her
shoulder when using ParkView®.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance
builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with
water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
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Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
Touchscreen Radio
1. Turn the Radio on.
2. Push the “More” soft-key.
3. Push the “Settings” soft-key.
4. Push the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key.
5. Push the check box soft-key next to “Parkview®
Backup Camera” to enable/disable.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
Overhead Console
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights Front Map/Reading Lights
and storage for sunglasses. Universal Garage Door
Opener (HomeLink®) and power sunroof switches may Lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each light
can be turned on by pressing the lens.
also be included, if equipped.
To turn the lights off, press the lens a second time.
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Sunglass Bin Door
At the front of the console a compartment is provided for
the storage of a pair of sunglasses. The storage compartment access is a “push/push” design. Push the chrome
pad on the door to open. Push the chrome pad on the
door to close.
Front Map/Reading Lights
The lights also turn on when a door is opened. The lights
will also turn on when the UNLOCK button on the RKE
is pressed.
Sunglass Bin Door
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GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink® replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink® unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
The HomeLink® buttons, located on either the overhead
console, headliner or sunvisor, designate the three different HomeLink® channels. The HomeLink® indicator is
located above the center button.
HomeLink® Buttons/Overhead Consoles
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Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
before you begin programming.
For more efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink®
system.
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and press and hold the two outside HomeLink®
HomeLink® Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Secu- indicator flashes.
rity Alarm is active.
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NOTE:
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when
programming HomeLink® for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
Programming A Rolling Code
For programming garage door openers that were manufactured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
Training The Garage Door Opener
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door 1 — Door Opener
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to 2 — Training Button
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
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1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in
view.
attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
Firmly press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. On some garage door openers/devices
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink®
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
button you want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indiseconds each time). If the garage door opener/device
cator light. The HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly
activates, programming is complete.
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Re- NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not actilease both buttons after the indicator light changes vate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
from slow to rapid.
complete the training.
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is erase the channels.
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Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
follow these steps:
before 1995.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) away
from the HomeLink® button you wish to program while
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds.
keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
Do not release the button.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink®
ming A Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all remaining
button you want to program and the hand-held transsteps.
mitter button.
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the indicator light changes
from slow to rapid.
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5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button 3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Non-Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all
and observe the indicator light.
remaining steps.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device should Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
• To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT several seconds of transmission.
erase the channels.
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sigReprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
follow these steps:
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
time-out in the same manner.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds.
Do not release the button.
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It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling 4. Watch for the HomeLink® indicator to change flash
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take
door or gate motor.
up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage
door may open and close while you are programming.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
and observe the indicator light.
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to pro•
If the indicator light stays on constantly, programgram while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in
ming is complete and the garage door/device should
view.
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink® button,
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons,
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink® has
erase the channels.
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
programming, plug it back in at this time.
fully trained.
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Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
Security
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
follow these steps:
in your vehicle.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20
seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all channels
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until will be erased. Individual channels cannot be erased.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds.
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
Do not release the button.
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Canadian/
Gate Operator Programming” step 2 and follow all Troubleshooting Tips
remaining steps.
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
here are some of the most common solutions:
Using HomeLink®
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
To operate, press and release the programmed HomeLink® • Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
button. Activation will now occur for the programmed • Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, security
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.,). The
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any
remember to plug it back in?
time.
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If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
WARNING!
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage while
programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause
serious injury or death.
WARNING! (Continued)
that has a “stop and reverse” feature as required by
Federal safety standards. This includes most garage
door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not
use a garage door opener without these safety features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet
at www.HomeLink.com for safety information or
assistance.
General Information
WARNING!
Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people, pets
or other objects are in the path of the door or gate.
Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener
(Continued)
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
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• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Never leave the
Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location
accessible to children. Do not leave the ignition of
a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in
the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped
by the power sunroof while operating the power
sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
Opening Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second. The sunroof and sunshade will open automatically from any position. The sunroof and sunshade will
open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express
Open”. During Express Open operation, any movement
of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
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Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a
partially opened condition until the switch is pushed and
held rearward again.
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
forward again.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Pinch Protect Feature
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
the sunroof.
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result
in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be
a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled.
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Pinch Protect Override
Sunshade Operation
If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
the sunroof, attempt to remove the obstruction and then sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
press and hold the switch forward until the sunroof fully
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
closes.
open.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is
Wind Buffeting
pressed.
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
Venting Sunroof — Express
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
Press and release the Vent button within one half second ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of open or partially open positions. This is a normal occursunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
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 nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
the glass panel.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS — IF EQUIPPED
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The 12 Volt (13 Amp) instrument panel power outlet is
located on the lower instrument panel, below the climate
controls. The power outlet has power available when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or RUN position. The
power outlet will also operate a conventional cigar
lighter unit (if equipped with an optional Smoker’s
Package).
Instrument Panel Outlet
NOTE: To ensure proper operation a MOPAR® cigar
knob and element must be used.
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CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts
(13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp)
power rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the
system will need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
There is also a 12 Volt power outlet located in the center
console. This power outlet has power available only
when the ignition is placed in the ACC or RUN position.
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WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet
should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving the
vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
Underhood Fuses (Power Outlet Fuses)
1 — F84 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter
2 — F30 Fuse 20 A Yellow Center Console Outlet
CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power
from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e.,
cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long
enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the
engine from starting.
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CUPHOLDERS
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the
power outlet can cause damage.
Front Seat Cupholders
The cupholders are located in the center console forward
of the armrest between the front seats.
Front Cupholders
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Rear Seat Cupholders
The rear seat cupholders are located in the center armrest
between the rear seats. The cupholders are positioned forward in the armrest and side-by-side to provide convenient
access to beverage cans or bottles while maintaining a
resting place for the rear occupant’s elbows.
STORAGE
Glove Compartment
The glove compartment is located on the passenger side
of the instrument panel. Pull on the release handle to
open the glove compartment.
Glove Compartment
Rear Seat Cupholders
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There is a storage compartment located under the center
console armrest. In addition, the 12 Volt power outlet,
USB and Aux jack are located here.
Opened Glove Compartment
Console Features
An open storage area, or cubby bin, is located in the
center console forward of the shift lever.
Center Console
Pull upward on the release handle, located on the front of
the armrest, to open the storage compartment.
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WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Driving with the
console compartment lid open may result in injury in
a collision.
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Door Storage
The door panels contain storage areas.
Front Door Trim Storage
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Flip ’n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat Storage — If
Equipped
Some models may be equipped with storage under the
front passenger seat cushion. Pull upward on the seat
cushion loop to open the storage compartment.
Rear Door Trim Storage
Passenger Seat Cushion Loop
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NOTE: Make sure that objects inside the bin do not
interfere with the latch before closing the seat. Push the
seat cushion downward after closing it to make sure it
latches to the base.
WARNING!
Be certain that the seat cushion is locked securely
into position before using the seat. Otherwise, the
seat will not provide the proper stability for passengers. An improperly latched seat cushion could cause
serious injury.
Passenger Seat Cushion Storage Compartment
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Rear Seat Armrest Storage — If Equipped
CARGO AREA FEATURES
For rear passengers there is a storage bin located in the Cargo Area — 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat — If
armrest. Lift upward on the latch to open the storage Equipped
compartment.
The 60/40 split-folding rear seat provides cargo-carrying
versatility. The seatbacks fold down easily by pulling the
seatback loops between the seatbacks and the bolsters.
When the seats are folded down, they provide a continuous, nearly-flat extension of the load floor.
NOTE: The rear seatback loops can be tucked away
when not in use.
Rear Armrest Storage
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Rear Seatback Loops
Folded Rear Seatback
After releasing the seatback, it can be folded forward.
When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in a collision. Children should
be seated and using the proper restraint system.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear
cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes
only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats
and use seat belts.
The weight and position of cargo and passengers can
change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle
handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for loading your
vehicle:
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight
over or behind the rear axle can cause the rear of
the vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of
the seatback. This could impair visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or
collision.
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Cargo Tie-Downs
Ski Pass-Through
The rear cargo area is equipped with cargo tie-downs, There is a ski pass-through door located behind the rear
located on either side of the rear cargo area.
seat armrest that allows longer items, such as snow skis,
to be stored in the rear cargo area. Lower the armrest and
pull downward on the latch to open the ski pass-through
door.
Cargo Tie-Downs
Ski Pass-Through
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
CAUTION!
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control. Press this button to turn on the
rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if
equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate
when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
defroster automatically turns off after approximately 15
minutes. For an additional 15 minutes of operation, press
the button a second time.
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
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CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .304
▫ Four Button EVIC — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .332
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE . . . . . . . . . .305 䡵 Uconnect® SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
ANALOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
DIGITAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .308
▫ Hard-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
▫ Soft-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
Uconnect® System 8.4 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . .352
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
䡵 Uconnect® 200 — AM/FM STEREO RADIO
WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND
SiriusXM RADIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System . . . . . . . .323
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .367
▫ Two Button EVIC — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .325
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▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE For
CD And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Connecting The iPod® Or External USB
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
▫ Using This Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
▫ Enter/Browse Button (CD Mode For
MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
▫ Controlling The iPod® Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
▫ INFO Button (CD Mode For MP3/WMA Play) . .377
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
▫ Operation Instructions — Auxiliary Mode . . . .378
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
▫ Operation Instructions — Universal
Serial Bus (USB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Bluetooth® Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . .386
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
䡵 CD PLAYER — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
▫ CD Player Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . .380
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . . .387
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .388
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .389
䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL WITH Uconnect®
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .390
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .380
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
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▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
▫ Uconnect® 8.4 Climate Controls — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
▫ Climate Control Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . .401
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
— Air Demister
— Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Radio/Uconnect® System
5 — Glove Compartment
6 — Climate Control Hard Controls/
Uconnect® System Hard Controls
7 — Power Outlet
8 — Ignition Switch
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9 — Trunk Release
10 — Hood Release
11 — Dimmer Control
12 — Headlight Switch
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 305
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM ANALOG
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM DIGITAL
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Tachometer
This gauge measures engine revolutions-per-minute
(RPM x 1000).
2. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If Equipped
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
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Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
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The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
signal when the turn signal lever is operated.
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
3. Turn Signal Indicators
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle is driven
more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on, a
continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the
signals off. If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check
for a defective outside light bulb.
4. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealer for service.
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WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the Cooling
System Pressure Cap paragraph.
5. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on
momentarily each time the ignition switch is placed
in the ON/RUN.
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the
ESC system will be ON, even if it was turned off
previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
will stop when ESC becomes inactive following the
maneuver that caused the ESC activation.
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6. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
Center (EVIC). Refer to ”Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) — If Equipped” for further information.
This indicator will illuminate when the front
8. High Beam Indicator
fog lights are on.
This indicator shows that the high beam headlights are on. Push the multifunction lever forThis light warns of an overheated engine condi- ward to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull
tion. If the engine coolant temperature is too high, toward yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
this indicator will illuminate and a single chime will 9. Seat Belt Reminder Light
sound.
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON/
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
RUN position, this light will turn on for four to
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
eight seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vecheck, if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will
hicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
sound. After the bulb check or when driving, if the
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reservice. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
minder Light will illuminate and the chime will sound.
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know
For vehicles equipped with a premium cluster this indi- Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
cator will display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
7. Engine Temperature Warning Light
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The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
10. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS)/Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
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WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN
position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
11. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System Light — If Equipped
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
This light indicates the Electronic Stability ConDistribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
trol (ESC) is off.
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by 12. Fuel Gauge
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition is in the ON/RUN position.
13. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
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is required and you may experience reduced performance,
an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle
This light is used to manage the electrical
may require towing. The light will come on when the
warning of the EPS (Power Steering System).
ignition is first placed in the ON/RUN position and remain
Refer to “Power Steering” in “Starting and
on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on
Operating” for further information.
during starting, have the system checked by an authorized
15. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
dealer.
14. Power Steering System Warning
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
problem is detected, the light will come on while
the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key
when the vehicle has completely stopped and the shift
lever is placed in the NEUTRAL position. The light should
turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine running,
your vehicle will usually be drivable; however, see an
authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light
is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service
16. Air Bag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
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17. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
20. Low Fuel Light
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxiWhen the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly fuel is added.
until the vehicle is disarmed.
21. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
18. Fuel Door Reminder
This indicator will illuminate when the park
The arrow in this symbol is a reminder that the
lights or headlights are turned on.
Fuel Filler Door is located on the left side of the
vehicle.
22. Odometer Display/Electronic Vehicle Information
19. Electronic Speed Control Set Light
Center (EVIC) Display
This light will turn on when the electronic Odometer Display
speed control has been set.
The odometer display shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
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U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
be placed in the door jamb stating what the odometer
reading was before the repair or service. It is a good idea
for you to make a record of the odometer reading before
the repair/service, so that you can be sure that it is
properly reset, or that the door jamb sticker is accurate if
the odometer must be reset at zero.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster. For further information, refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
23. Charging System Warning Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should turn on when the
ignition switch is first placed in ON/RUN and remain on
briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or turns on
while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices (i.e., radio) or slightly increase engine
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the speed (if at idle). If the light remains on, it means that the
EVIC display. It displays the gear position of the auto- charging system is experiencing a problem. See your
local authorized dealer to obtain service immediately.
matic transmission.
NOTE: You must apply the brakes before shifting from If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
PARK.
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24. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
light should turn on momentarily when the engine is
started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle
and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will
sound for four minutes when this light turns on.
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
ignition switch is placed in the ON/RUN position, have
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine. 26. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
25. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
an Onboard Diagnostic system, called OBD, that
monitors engine and automatic transmission conThis light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
trol
systems.
The light will illuminate when placing the
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
ignition
in
ON/RUN
from the OFF position, before
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
engine start. If the bulb does not come on when turning
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
the key from OFF to ON/RUN, have the condition
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it checked promptly.
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
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Certain conditions, such as poor fuel quality, etc., may
illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should
be serviced if the light stays on through several of your
typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will
drive normally and will not require towing.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you drive
slowly or park over flammable substances such as dry
plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result in death
or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.
27. Transmission Temperature Warning Light — If
Equipped
This light indicates that the transmission fluid
temperature is running hot. This may occur
with severe usage, such as trailer towing. If this
light turns on while driving, safely pull over
and stop the vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into
NEUTRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the
light turns off.
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CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
28. Selectable EVIC Information
This area of the cluster will display selectable information such as compass, outside temperature, etc.). For
further information, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped”.
29. Electronic Speed Control Indicator
• Electronic Speed Control ON Indicator
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is ON. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
• Electronic Speed Control SET Indicator
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
30. Amber Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Reconfigurable Telltales
This area will show reconfigurable amber telltales (Low
Fuel Telltale, Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator,
Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale). For further
information, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
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31. Red Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Reconfigurable Telltales
This area will show reconfigurable red telltales (Door(s)
Ajar, Oil Pressure Warning Telltale, Charging System
Telltale, Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Telltale, Engine
Temperature Warning Telltale, Electric Power Steering
Malfunction). For further information, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) feaElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
1 — EVIC Steering Wheel Controls
instrument cluster.
2 — EVIC Display
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The main display area will normally display the main
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
menu. The main display area also displays ⬙pop up⬙
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall
into several categories:
• Five Second Stored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
reviewed from the ⬙Messages⬙ main menu item. As long
as there is a stored message, an ⬙i⬙ will be displayed in the
EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
message type are ⬙Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out⬙
and ⬙Low Tire Pressure⬙.
• Unstored Messages
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until the
condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples
of this message type are ⬙Turn Signal On⬙ (if a turn signal
is left on) and ⬙Lights On⬙ (if driver leaves the vehicle).
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
⬙Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar⬙ and ⬙Press Brake
Pedal and Push Button to Start⬙.
• Five Second Unstored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of message takes control of the main display area for five seconds
and then returns to the previous screen. An example of this
message type is ⬙Automatic High Beams On⬙.
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Engine Oil Change Indicator System
Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
START/STOP button and place the ignition in the
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the
within 10 seconds.
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
OFF/LOCK position.
upon your personal driving style.
Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (do
position or cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position if
not start the engine.)
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . To turn off the
message temporarily, press and release the MENU but- 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
ton. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the fol- 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
lowing procedure.
Oil Change Required
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Using The EVIC Menu
Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry
Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition to
the ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
arrow button to scroll
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the 2. Press and release the DOWN
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle
ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
Info”.
arrow button to
2. Press and release the DOWN
arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu to “Ve- 3. Press and release the RIGHT
access
the
”Oil
Life”
screen.
hicle Info”.
4. Press and hold the RIGHT
arrow button for one
3. Press and release the RIGHT
arrow button to
second to access the ”Oil Life Reset” screen.
access the ”Oil Life” screen.
5. Press and hold the DOWN
arrow button until the
4. Press and hold the RIGHT
arrow button for one
screen shows 100% oil life.
second to access the ”Oil Life Reset” screen.
6. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC
5. Press and hold the DOWN
arrow button until the
screen.
screen shows 100% oil life.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
6. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
screen.
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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Two Button EVIC — If Equipped
• Units
This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful • Language
information by pressing the switches mounted on the
The system allows the driver to select information by
steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following:
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
• Odometer
wheel:
• Digital Vehicle Speed
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• Trip
• Range To Empty
• Average Fuel Economy
• Current Fuel Economy
• Stored Messages
• Oil Life
• Settings
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons (Two–Button EVIC Controls)
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• UP Arrow Button
• Key Fob Damaged
Press and release the UP arrow button to scroll • Key In Ignition
upward through the main menus (Odometer,
• Left Turn Signal Out
Digital Vehicle Speed, Trip Info, Range To
Empty, Average Fuel Economy, Current Fuel • Right Turn Signal Out
Economy, Stored Messages, Settings).
• Turn Signal On
• RIGHT Arrow Button
• Lights On
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to
• Low Beam Headlight Out
access the sub-menu screens of a main menu
item. Press and hold the RIGHT arrow button • High Beam Headlight Out
for two seconds to reset displayed/selected
• License Plate Light Out
features that can be reset.
• Backup Light Out
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Messages
• Brake Light Out
• Key Fob Battery Low
• Wrong Key Fob
• Parking Light Out
• Service Air Bag System
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• Service Air Bag Warning Light
• Oil Temperature Hot
• Washer Fluid Low
• Check Fuel Cap
• Parking Brake Engaged
• Oil Change Due
• Brake Fluid Low
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Service Electronic Braking System
• Inflate Tire to XX
• Engine Temperature Hot
• Coolant Low
• Battery Voltage Low
• Rain Sensor Fail
• Oil Pressure Low
• Traction Control Off
• Fuel Low
• Engine Warming Wait To Start
• Service Antilock Brake System
• Too Cold Plug In Heater
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Cruise Off
• Transmission Too Hot
• Cruise Ready
• Service Power Steering
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
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• Cruise Set To XXX km/h
• Remote Start Aborted Too Cold
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Remote Start Active Push Start Button
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
EVIC Main Menu
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Doors Open
To step to each main menu feature press and release the
UP button once for each step. A step from the last item in
the list will cause the first item in the feature list to be
displayed. The following features are in the main menu:
• Trunk Open
• Odometer
• Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low
• Digital Vehicle Speed
• Remote Start Disabled Start To Reset
• Trip
• Remote Start Active Key To Run
• Range To Empty
• Remote Start Aborted Door Open
• Average Fuel Economy
• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
• Current Fuel Economy
• Door Open
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
• Stored Messages
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• Oil Life
• Settings
• Units
• Language
Press the UP buttons to cycle through all the Trip
Computer functions.
The Trip Functions mode displays the following information:
Trip A
NOTE: For features in the EVIC that can be reset (Average Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
Fuel Economy), the EVIC prompts a reset with a RIGHT
reset.
arrow button graphic and the word RESET next to it.
Trip B
Trip Info
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
Press and release the UP arrow button until the Trip Info
reset.
icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release the
RIGHT arrow button to display the following three trip Elapsed Time
features in the next screen:
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset.
• Trip A
• Trip B
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition is in the
ON/RUN position.
• Elapsed Time
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When the RTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the RTE display will change
To Reset any of the three Trip Info functions, select the
to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL”. This display will
function you want to reset using the UP button. Push the
continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a
RIGHT arrow button until the feature displays zero.
significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the
Range To Empty (RTE)
LOW FUEL text and a new RTE value will display.
Resetting A Trip Info Function
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. RTE cannot be reset.
Average Fuel Economy
This feature shows the average fuel economy since the
last reset. When Average Fuel Economy is selected, The
word “RESET>” (with right arrow) appears next to it.
Pressing the RIGHT arrow button will reset Average Fuel
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle Economy which displays “0” immediately after reset.
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of Then, the history information will be erased, and the
the vehicle, regardless of the RTE display value.
averaging will continue from the last fuel average reading before the reset.
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Tire PSI
Stored Messages
Press and release the UP button until ⬙Tire Pressure⬙ is
displayed.
When a stored warning message is present, this
icon is displayed in the lower left side of the
Tire pressure information is displayed as follows:
Tire Pressure menu. This feature shows the
number of stored warning messages. Pressing
• If tire pressure is OK for all tires, a vehicle graphic is
displayed with tire pressure values in each corner or the RIGHT arrow button will allow you to see what the
stored messages are.
the graphic.
• If one or more tires have low pressure, Inflate Tire To
XX and a vehicle graphic are displayed with tire
pressure values in each corner of the graphic. Tire
pressure values that are too low will be flashing.
Settings — EVIC Units And Language Selection
Displays the units used for the Outside Temperature,
Average and Current Fuel Economy, Distance to Empty
and Tire Pressure features. Press and Release the RIGHT
• If the Tire Pressure System requires service, ⬙Service arrow button to toggle units between ⬙U.S.⬙ and ⬙METRIC⬙.
TPM System⬙ is displayed. Tire Pressure is an informa- Press the UP arrow button until the Language is distion only function and cannot be reset.
played, then press the Right arrow button to select
English, Francais, or Espanol depending on availability.
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Four Button EVIC — If Equipped
– Oil Temperature
– Oil Life
This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful
information by pressing the switches mounted on the • Stored Warning Messages
steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following:
The system allows the driver to select information by
• Radio Info
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
wheel:
• Fuel Economy Info
• Screen Setup
• Digital Vehicle Speed
• Analog Vehicle Speed
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Vehicle Info
– Tire Pressure
– Coolant Temperature
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons (Four–Button EVIC Controls)
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• UP Arrow Button
• RIGHT Arrow Button
Press and release the UP arrow button to scroll
upward through the main menu and submenus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B, Stored
Messages, Screen Set Up).
• DOWN Arrow Button
Press and release the DOWN arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu and
sub-menus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B,
Stored Messages, Screen Set Up).
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to
access the information screens or sub-menu
screens of a main menu item. Press and hold
the RIGHT arrow button for two seconds to
reset displayed/selected features that can be reset.
• LEFT Arrow Button
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main menu from an info screen or sub-menu
item.
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
1 — Speedometer (Digital or Analog) (km/h or mph)
2 — Main Screen — The inner ring of the display will
The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the illuminate in grey under normal conditions, yellow for
cluster and consists of the follow sections:
non critical warnings, red for critical warnings and white
for on demand information.
3 — Selectable Information (Compass, Temp, Range to
Empty, Trip A, Trip B, Average MPG)
4 — Menu Titles / Odometer
5 — Menu Set (Selectable Icons)
6 — Shift Lever Status (PRNDL)
7 — Reconfigurable Telltales
9 — Sub-menu Current Position — Whenever there are
sub-menus available, the position within the sub-menus
is shown here.
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Messages
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Service Airbag System
• Traction Control Off
• Washer Fluid Low
• Oil Pressure Low
• Oil Change Due
• Fuel Low
• Service Antilock Brake System
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Service Power Steering
• Cruise Off
• Cruise Ready
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate Tire to XX”
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Parking Brake Engaged
• Brake Fluid Low
• Service Electronic Braking System
• Engine Temperature Hot
• Battery Voltage Low
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Lights On
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• Right Turn Signal Light Out
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
• Left Turn Signal Light Out
• Remote Start Disabled Start to Reset
• Turn Signal On
• Service Airbag System
• Vehicle Not In Park
• Service Airbag Warning Light
• Key In Ignition
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Key In Ignition Lights On
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Remote Start Active Key to Run
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Remote Start Active Push Start Button
• Door Open
• Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low
• Doors Open
• Remote Start Aborted Too Cold
• Trunk Open
• Remote Start Aborted Door Open
• Gear Not Available
• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
• Shift Not Allowed
• Remote Start Aborted Trunk Open
• Shift to Neutral then Drive or Reverse
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• Autostick Unavailable Service Required
EVIC Amber Telltales
• Automatic Unavailable Use Autostick Service Req.
This area will show reconfigurable amber caution telltales. These telltales include:
• Transmission Getting Hot Press Brake
• Trans. Hot Stop Safely Shift to Park Wait to Cool
• Low Fuel Telltale
• Service Transmission
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.0 gal
(7.5 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
fuel is added.
• Service Shifter
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
• Transmission Cool Ready to Drive
This telltale will turn on to indicate the windshield washer fluid is low.
• Engage Park Brake to Prevent Rolling
• Transmission Too Cold Idle With Engine On
• Washer Fluid Low
• Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale — If
The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the Equipped
white telltales area on the right, amber telltales in the
This telltale indicates that the transmission
middle, and red telltales on the left.
fluid temperature is running hot. This may
occur with severe usage, such as trailer towing.
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If this telltale turns on, safely pull over and stop the EVIC Red Telltales
vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off. telltales include:
• Door Ajar
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale illuminated will eventually
cause severe transmission damage or transmission
failure.
WARNING!
If the Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale is
illuminated and you continue operating the vehicle,
in some circumstances you could cause the fluid to
boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust
components and cause a fire.
This telltale turns on when one or more doors
are ajar. The telltale will show which doors are
ajar.
• Oil Pressure Warning Telltale
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If
the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut
off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound
when this light turns on.
• Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
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• Charging System Telltale
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Telltale
This telltale shows the status of the electrical
This telltale informs you of a problem with the
charging system. If the telltale stays on or comes
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If the
on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s nontelltale comes on while driving, have the sysessential electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at
tem checked by an authorized dealer.
idle). If the charging system telltale remains on, it means
• If a problem is detected, the telltale will come on while
that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the
the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
charging system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
an authorized dealer.
placed in the PARK position. The telltale should turn off.
• If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
• If the telltale remains lit with the engine running, your
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an
authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the
telltale is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required. You may experience reduced
performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall
and your vehicle may require towing.
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• Engine Temperature Warning Telltale
EVIC White Telltales
This telltale warns of an overheated engine con- • Electronic Speed Control ON
dition. As temperatures rise and the gauge apThis telltale will illuminate amber when the
proaches H, this telltale will illuminate and a single
electronic speed control is ON. For further inforchime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
mation, refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
• If the telltale turns on while driving, safely pull over
and stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it EVIC Green Telltales
off. Also, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and
idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not • Electronic Speed Control SET
return to normal, turn the engine off immediately and
This telltale will illuminate green when the eleccall for service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in
tronic speed control is SET. For further informa“What To Do In Emergencies” for more information.
tion, refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
• Electric Power Steering Malfunction
This telltale is on when the Electric Power
Steering is not operating and needs service.
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Full Speedometer Analog Or Digital Display
Selection
Full Speedometer Analog Icon
Full Speedometer Digital Icon
Vehicle Speed MPH / Km/h
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Vehicle Speed icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Press the RIGHT arrow
button to view a digital display of the current
speed in MPH or km/h. Pressing the RIGHT arrow
button a second time will toggle the unit of measure
between mph or km/h. Press the LEFT arrow button to
return to the main menu.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Analog or Digital display icon is highlighted in the NOTE: Changing the unit of measure in the Vehicle
EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to Speed menu will not change the unit of measure in the
EVIC.
change the display between analog and digital.
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• If one or more tires have low pressure, ⬙Inflate Tire To XX⬙
is displayed with the vehicle ICON and the tire pressure
values in each corner of the ICON with the pressure value
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
of the low tire displayed in a different color than the other
button until the Vehicle Info icon is highlighted
tire pressure value.
in the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT
arrow button and Coolant Temp will be dis- • If the Tire Pressure system requires service, ⬙Service
Tire Pressure System⬙ is displayed.
played. Press the UP or DOWN arrow button to scroll
through the following information sub-menus:
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
Tire Pressure
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
⬙Tire Pressure⬙ is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and one of the following
will be displayed:
• If tire pressure is OK for all tires a vehicle ICON is
displayed with tire pressure values in each corner of
the ICON.
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Tire PSI is an information only function and cannot be
reset. Press and release the LEFT arrow button to return
to the main menu.
Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)”
under “Starting and Operating” for further information.
Fuel Economy
4
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Fuel Economy icon is highlighted. Press the RIGHT arrow button and the
next screen will display the following:
• Average Fuel Economy
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Current Fuel Economy
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Fuel Economy Digital Display
Fuel Economy MPG Flower Analog Display
The EVIC has the capability of displaying an interactive
flower through the Fuel Economy sub-menu which will
add one flower pedal for every 2.5 Miles Per Gallon
(MPG) (1.06 km per liter (km/l) increment. Once the
vehicle reached 30 MPG the EVIC will display a full
flower.
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Pressing the RIGHT arrow button will reset Average Fuel
Economy which displays “0” immediately after reset.
Then, the history information will be erased, and the
averaging will continue from the last fuel average reading before the reset.
Range To Empty (RTE)
Fuel Economy MPG Flower Digital Display
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. RTE cannot be reset through the RIGHT arrow
button.
Average Fuel Economy
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
This feature shows the average fuel economy since the loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
last reset. When Average Fuel Economy is selected, The the vehicle, regardless of the RTE displayed value.
word “RESET>” (with right arrow) appears next to it.
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When the RTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km) Trip Info
estimated driving distance, the RTE display will change
to a “LOW FUEL” message. This display will continue
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant
button until the Trip Info icon is highlighted in
amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the “LOW
the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT arrow
FUEL” message and a new RTE value will display. Press
button to display the following three trip feathe LEFT arrow button to return to the main menu.
tures in the next screen:
Current/Instantaneous Fuel Economy
• Trip A
The feature displays instantaneous fuel economy in a bar
• Trip B
graph below the RTE, this function cannot be reset. Press
the LEFT arrow button to return to the main menu.
• Elapsed Time
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Trip Info Analog Display
Trip Info Digital Display
Press the UP/DOWN buttons to cycle through all the
Trip Computer functions or press the LEFT arrow button
to return to the main menu.
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The Trip Functions mode displays the following informa- Resetting A Trip Info Function
tion:
To Reset any of the three Trip Info functions, select the
function you want to reset using the UP or DOWN
Trip A
buttons. Press the RIGHT arrow button until the feature
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
displays zero.
reset.
Stored Messages
Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Messages display icon is highElapsed Time
lighted in the EVIC. This feature shows the
number of stored warning messages. Pressing
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset.
the
RIGHT
arrow button will allow you to see what the
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition is in the
stored
messages
are. Press the LEFT arrow button to
ON/RUN position.
return to the Main Menu.
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Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to enter the
Screen Setup sub-menu. The Screen Setup feature allows
you to change the location that information is displayed
Screen Setup Display Analog Icon
within the instrument cluster. Use the UP and DOWN
buttons to highlight a screen setup location (i.e., Upper
Left, Upper Right, etc.) then press the RIGHT arrow
Screen Setup Display Digital Icon
button to select the location and make changes. Press the
UP and DOWN buttons to select the information you
would like to display in that location (i.e., Date, Time,
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until Outside Temp, etc.) and press the RIGHT arrow button to
the Screen Setup display icon is highlighted in the EVIC. save the display setting. You can press the LEFT arrow
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to enter the button at any time to back out of a sub-menu selection.
Screen Setup sub-menu. The Screen Setup feature allows NOTE: The Screen Setup items are only available at
you to change what information is displayed in the speeds less than 5 mph (8 km/h). All other menu items
instrument cluster as well as the location that information are not active when in Screen Setup. If the vehicle is
is displayed.
shifted into gear, this feature is locked out and the main
Screen Setup
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until screen will display “Screen Setup Unavailable While In
the Screen Setup display icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Motion”.
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Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items
Time
• Speedometer
Range To Empty (RTE)
Analog 1
Average MPG
Analog 2
Current MPG
Digital 1 (default setting)
Trip A
Digital 2
Trip B
• Gear Display
• Upper Right
Standard (PRND –/+) (default setting)
None
Single Character (D)
Compass (default setting)
Word (Drive)
Outside Temp
• Upper Left
Time
None
Range To Empty (RTE)
Compass
Average MPG
Outside Temp (default setting)
Current MPG
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Trip A
Trip B
• Restore To Defaults (Restores All Settings To
Default Settings)
• Lower Left
Cancel
None (default setting)
Okay
Compass
Uconnect® SETTINGS
Outside Temp
• Lower Right
The Uconnect® system uses a combination of soft and
hard keys located on the center of the instrument panel
that allows you to access and change the customer
programmable features.
None (default setting)
Hard-Keys
Compass
Hard-Keys are located below the Uconnect® system in
the center of the instrument panel. In addition, there is a
Scroll/Enter control knob located on the right side of the
Climate Controls in the center of the instrument panel.
Time
Outside Temp
Time
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Turn the control knob to scroll through menus and
change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), press the center of the
control knob one or more times to select or change a
setting (i.e., ON, OFF).
Soft-Keys
Soft-Keys are accessible on the Uconnect® Touchscreen.
NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
time.
When making a selection, press the soft-key to enter the
desired mode. Once in the desired mode press and
release the preferred setting until a check-mark appears
next to the setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
System 8.4 Settings
Once the setting is complete press the Back Arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu or press the X
Press the More soft-key, then press the Settings soft-key soft-key to close out of the settings screen. Pressing the
to display the menu setting screen. In this mode the Up or Down Arrow soft-keys on the right side of the
Uconnect® system allows you to access programmable screen will allow you to toggle up or down through the
features that may be equipped such as Display, Clock, available settings.
Safety & Driving Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks,
Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start, Engine Off Operation,
Compass Settings, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth and SIRIUS
Setup.
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Display
• Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
After pressing the Display soft-key the following settings When in this display, you may select the brightness with
will be available.
the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
• Display Mode
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the back arrow
When in this display you may select one of the auto soft-key.
display settings. To change Mode status, touch and
release the Day, Night or Auto soft-key. Then touch the • Set Language
back arrow soft-key.
When in this display, you may select one of three
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
• Display Brightness With Headlights ON
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch
When in this display, you may select the brightness with the Set Language soft-key and then touch the desired
the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the + and – language soft-key until a check-mark appears next to the
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale language, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the back arrow the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
soft-key.
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• Units
• Touchscreen Beep
When in this display, you may select to have the EVIC,
odometer, and navigation system (if equipped) changed
between US and Metric units of measure. Touch US or
Metric until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
sound heard when a touch screen button (soft-key) is
pressed. Touch the Touchscreen Beep soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
• Voice Response Length
• Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster — If Equipped
When in this display, you may change the Voice Response Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Length, touch the Brief or Detailed soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions
will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a
designated turn within a programmed route. To make
your selection, touch the Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
Cluster soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to the
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
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Clock
• Set Time Minutes
After pressing the Clock soft-key the following settings When in this display, you may adjust the minutes. The
will be available.
“Sync with GPS Time” soft-key must be unchecked. To
make your selection touch the “+” or “–” soft-keys to
• Sync With GPS Time — If Equipped
adjust the minutes up or down. Touch the back arrow
When in this display, you may automatically have the soft-key to return to the previous menu or touch the “X”
radio set the time. To change the Sync with GPS Time soft-key to close out of the settings screen.
setting touch the “Sync with GPS Time” soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, indicating that • Time Format
the setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow When in this display, you may select the time format
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
display setting. Touch the “Time Format” soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the 12hrs or 24hrs setting,
• Set Time Hours
indicating that the setting has been selected. Touch the
When in this display, you may adjust the hours. The back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
“Sync with GPS Time” soft-key must be unchecked. To
make your selection touch the “+” or “–” soft-keys to • Show Time In Status Bar — If Equipped
adjust the hours up or down. Touch the back arrow When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
soft-key to return to the previous menu or touch the “X” digital clock in the status bar. To change the Show Time
soft-key to close out of the settings screen.
Status setting touch the “Show Time in Status Bar”
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soft-key until a check-mark appears next to setting, • Blind Spot Alert — If Equipped
indicating that the setting has been selected. Touch the
When this feature is selected, the Blind Spot Alert feature
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
can be set to Off, Lights or Lights and Chime. The Blind
Spot Alert feature can be activated in “Lights” mode.
Safety & Driving Assistance
When this mode is selected, the Blind Spot Monitor
After pressing the Safety/Assistance soft-key the follow(BSM) system is activated and will only show a visual
ing settings will be available.
alert in the outside mirrors. When “Lights & Chime”
• Park Assist — If Equipped
mode is activated, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) will
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind show a visual alert in the outside mirrors as well as an
the vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in RE- audible alert when the turn signal is on. When “Off” is
VERSE and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph selected, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is deacti(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only, vated. To change the Blind Spot Alert status, touch the
Sound and Display, or turned OFF. To change the Park Off, Lights or Lights & Chime soft-key. Then touch the
Assist status, touch and release the OFF, Sound Only or back arrow soft-key.
Sounds and Display button. Then touch the back arrow
soft-key. Refer to “ParkSense® Rear Park Assist” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function and operating information.
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NOTE: If your vehicle has experienced any damage in
the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is
not damaged, the sensor may have become misaligned.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to verify sensor
alignment. Having a sensor that is misaligned will result
in the BSM not operating to specification.
• ParkView® Backup Camera
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen image
of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever the shift
lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be displayed on
the radio touchscreen display along with a caution note to
“check entire surroundings” across the top of the screen.
After five seconds, this note will disappear. The ParkView®
camera is located on the rear of the vehicle above the rear
License plate. To make your selection, touch the ParkView®
Backup Camera soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
on the windshield. To make your selection, touch the
Rain Sensing soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
Lights
After pressing the Lights soft-key the following settings
will be available.
• Interior Ambient Lights
When this feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of
the brightness of the interior ambient lighting. To change
the Interior Ambient Lights setting, touch the + or soft-key to select your desired Interior Ambient Light
level. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
previous menu.
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• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
• Interior Accent Lighting
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is in
the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned off
if they were turned on by this feature. To make your
selection, touch the Headlights With Wipers soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
• Headlight Illumination On Approach
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate previous menu.
and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors • Auto Dim High Beams “SmartBeam™” — If Equipped
are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status, When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights will
deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To make
touch the + or - soft-key to select your desired time
your selection, touch the Auto High Beams soft-key, until a
interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
previous menu.
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
previous menu. Refer to “Lights/SmartBeam™ — If
Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
When this feature is selected, the interior accent lighting
surrounding the instrument panel will illuminate. To
make your selection, touch the Interior Accent Lighting
soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
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• Daytime Running Lights
Doors & Locks
When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on
whenever the engine is running. To make your selection,
touch the Daytime Running Lights soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
After pressing the Doors & Locks soft-key the following
settings will be available.
• Auto Unlock On Exit
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK
or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
• Flash Lights With Lock
make your selection, touch the Auto Unlock On Exit
When this feature is selected, the exterior lights will flash soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting, indiwhen the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote cating that the setting has been selected. Touch the back
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, touch the Flash Lamps
with Lock soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
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• Flash Lights With Lock
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
When this feature is selected, the exterior lights will flash
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make your selection,
touch the Flash Lights With Lock soft-key, until a checkmark appears next to setting, indicating that the setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, indicating that the
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
• Sound Horn With Lock
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Lock soft-key, until a checkmark appears next to setting, indicating that the setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, only the
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, you must press
the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
passenger’s doors. When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press
is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press
of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button.
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NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed 1st Press Of Key Fob
Unlocks, all doors will unlock no matter which Passive
Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If 1st Press Of
Key Fob Unlocks is programmed, only the driver’s door
will unlock when the driver’s door is grasped. With
Passive Entry, if 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is programmed touching the handle more than once will only
result in the driver’s door opening. If driver door first is
selected, once the driver door is opened, the interior door
lock/unlock switch can be used to unlock all doors (or
use RKE transmitter).
• Passive Entry
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
previous menu. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
• Interior Motion Detection Alarm
This feature will sound the vehicles alarm when motion
is detected inside the vehicle while locked. To make your
selection, touch the Interior Motion Detection Alarm
soft-key until a check-mark appears next to setting,
indicating that the setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s After pressing the Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
door(s) without having to press the Remote Keyless Entry soft-key the following settings will be available.
(RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. To make your
selection, touch the Passive Entry soft-key, until a checkmark appears next to setting, indicating that the setting has
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• Horn With Remote Start
Engine Off Options
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
After pressing the Engine Off Options soft-key the following settings will be available.
• Auto-On Driver Heated Seat & Steering Wheel With
Vehicle Start — If Equipped
When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat and
heated steering wheel will automatically turn on when
temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). To make your
selection, touch the Auto Heated Seats soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
• Engine Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect® system (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature. To change the Engine Off
Power Delay status touch the “0 seconds,” “45 seconds,⬙
“5 minutes” or “10 minutes” soft-key. Then touch the
back arrow soft-key.
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• Headlight Off Delay
NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of
the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones,
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
when exiting the vehicle. To change the Headlight Off
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
Delay status touch the “+” or “–” soft-key to select your
desired time interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
Compass Settings
After pressing the Compass Settings soft-key the following settings will be available.
• Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic North
and Geographic North. To compensate for the differences
the variance should be set for the zone where the vehicle is
driven, per the zone map. Once properly set, the compass
will automatically compensate for the differences, and provide the most accurate compass heading.
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• Perform Compass Calibration
• Equalizer
Touch the Calibration soft-key to change this setting. This
compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to
manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is new, the
compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will display
CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may also
calibrate the compass by pressing the ON soft-key and
completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area free
from large metal or metallic objects) until the CAL
indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass
will now function normally.
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the back arrow
soft-key.
NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your
finger up or down to change the setting as well as touch
directly on the desired setting.
• Speed Adjusted Volume
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume
After pressing the Audio soft-key the following settings
touch the Off, 1, 2 or 3 soft-key. Then touch the back
will be available.
arrow soft-key.
• Balance/Fade
Audio
When in this display you may adjust the Balance and
Fade settings.
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• Music Info Cleanup
SiriusXM Setup
This feature helps organize music files for optimized music After pressing the “SIRIUS Setup” soft-key the following
navigation. To make your selection, touch the Music Info settings will be available.
Cleanup soft-key, select On or Off followed by pressing the • Channel Skip
back arrow soft-key.
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of
• Surround Sound — If Equipped
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to
This feature provides simulated surround sound mode. To exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
make your selection, touch the Surround Sound soft-key, your selection, touch the “Channel Skip” soft-key, select
select On or Off followed by pressing the back arrow the channels you would like to skip followed by pressing
soft-key.
the back arrow soft-key.
Phone/Bluetooth®
After pressing the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key the following settings will be available.
• Paired Devices
This feature shows which phones are paired to the
Phone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer
to the Uconnect® Supplement.
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• Subscription Information
Uconnect® 200 — AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH
CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SiriusXM
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
RADIO
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free
services, it will be necessary to access the information on
the Subscription Information screen in order to resubscribe.
Touch the Subscription Info soft-key to access the Subscription Information screen.
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
the screen or visit the provider online.
NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription.
Uconnect® 200
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Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
SEEK Buttons
to search for
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or Press and release the SEEK buttons
the next listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the
ACC position to operate the radio.
right switch to seek up and the left switch to seek
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
down. The radio will remain tuned to the new station
Push the ON/VOLUME
control knob to turn on the until you make another selection. Holding either butcontrol knob a ton will bypass stations without stopping until you
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME
second time to turn off the radio.
release it.
Electronic Volume Control
TIME Button
The electronic volume control turns continuously Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
(360 degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turn- and radio frequency.
ing the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases
Clock Setting Procedure
the volume, and to the left decreases it.
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours are
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
highlighted.
set at the same volume level as last played.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side ENTER/ INFO Button
BROWSE control knob to set the minutes. The minutes Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
will highlight.
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
SCROLL control knob.
RW/FF
5. To exit, press the TIME button or press the BACK Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
button to return to the previous menu.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
The clock can also be set by pressing the MENU button. direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the AM or FM frequencies.
MENU button until CLOCK appears in the display. TUNE Control
Using the ENTER/BROWSE button select SET TIME,
and then follow the above procedure, starting at Step 2. Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
NOTE: Time format has the options of 12HR or 24HR.
Selecting one of these options will change the way the
clock is displayed.
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Press the ENTER/BROWSE button a second time and
MID RANGE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to
To set the Bass, Mid Range, Treble, Balance or Fade
settings press the AUDIO button to access the Audio decrease the mid-range tones.
sub-menu.
Press the ENTER/BROWSE button a third time and
TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
The Audio sub-menu can also be reached by pressing the
MENU button until AUDIO appears in the display. Press knob clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the treble tones.
the ENTER/BROWSE button to select the AUDIO menu
and use the TUNE/SCROLL knob to highlight select Press the ENTER/BROWSE button a fourth time and
Bass, Mid Range, Treble, Balance or Fade. Once the BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL condesired selection is highlighted, press the ENTER/ trol knob clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the
BROWSE button to select the item and use the TUNE/ sound level from the Left or Right side speakers.
SCROLL knob to adjust the setting.
Press the ENTER/BROWSE button a fifth time and FADE
Press the ENTER/BROWSE button and BASS will dis- will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob
play. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise to clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the sound level
increase or counterclockwise to decrease the bass tones. between the front and rear speakers.
Setting The Bass, Mid Range, Treble, Balance Or
Fade
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Press the BACK button to exit Bass, Mid Range, Treble,
Balance or Fade.
MENU Button
BROWSE button to set the minutes. The minutes will
highlight. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the ENTER/BROWSE button to save time change.
Pressing the MENU button allows you to scroll between
Player Mode
the setting sub-menus. Once the desired sub-menu setting
is highlighted press the TUNE/SCROLL knob to select the • Player Browse — Selecting Player Browse will go to
setting. The following items are selectable:
the appropriate browse menu depending on the device
currently playing (will function the same as pressing
Radio Mode
the browse button while in that mode). This will only
• Audio — Selecting the Audio sub-menu will allow you
appear in the menu if the device currently playing can
to adjust the Bass, Mid Range, Treble, Balance or Fade,
support these features.
just like pressing the Audio hard control. If the BACK
button is pressed the radio will return to the Main Menu. • Shuffle (SHFL) — This function shuffles (randomizes
the order of the files). This will only appear in the
• Clock — Selecting Clock will allow you to set the clock.
menu if the device currently playing can support these
Adjust the hours by turning the TUNE/SCROLL control
features.
knob. After adjusting the hours, press the ENTER/
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• Repeat (RPT) — When Repeat is activated, the curENTER/BROWSE button to set the minutes. The minrently playing song will begin again when it ends. It
utes will highlight. Adjust the minutes using the right
will continue to cycle through the same song until
side TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Press the ENTER/
repeat is turned Off. Repeat will be turned off once one
BROWSE button to save time change.
for the following conditions are met: 1) The source is
System Info
ejected 2) A different track list within that source is
initiated 3) The REPEAT button is toggled OFF. This • Selecting System Info will display the software verwill only appear in the menu if the device currently
sion, serial number and SIRIUS ID.
playing can support these features.
RADIO Button
• Audio — Selecting the Audio sub-menu will allow you Press the button to select either AM, FM and Satellite
to adjust the Bass, Mid Range, Treble, Balance or Fade, mode if equipped.
just like pressing the Audio hard control. If the BACK
button is pressed the radio will return to the Main Buttons 1 - 5
Menu.
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
• Clock — Selecting Clock will allow you to set the commit to pushbutton memory AM (A, B, C), FM
clock. Adjust the hours by turning the TUNE/SCROLL (A, B, C) and Satellite — 15 AM, 15 FM and 15 SAT
control knob. After adjusting the hours, press the stations.
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To Set The Pushbutton Memory
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
When you are receiving a station that you wish to MP3 Audio Play
commit to pushbutton memory, press and hold the NOTE:
button (1–5) you wish to lock onto this station for three
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC
seconds.
position to operate the radio.
You may add a second or third station to each pushbut• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
ton by repeating the above procedure with this exception:
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
Press the A–B–C button to select the A, B or C mode. Each
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
button can be set for up to 3 stations in AM, FM and Sat.
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
This allows a total of 15 AM, 15 FM and 15 SAT stations
to be stored into pushbutton memory.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
Pressing the Player button will allow you to switch from label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
AM/FM modes to Player mode (CD, USB/iPOD®, AUX, the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
Bluetooth®).
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
Player Button
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON/RUN and the
radio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode
and begin to play when you insert the disc. The display
will show the track number, and index time in minutes
and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
SEEK Button
CAUTION!
This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs only.
The use of other sized discs may damage the CD
player mechanism.
EJECT Button — Ejecting A CD
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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Shuffle and Repeat cannot be active at the same time. If
one is selected while the other is currently active the
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
currently active one will be changed to OFF. These
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
settings will be dependent of the current source. If shuffle
RW/FF
is on in iPod®, moving to CD will not have shuffle On
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will unless it was previously set to On.
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or Press the right SEEK button to move to the next rananother CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button domly selected track.
works in a similar manner.
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
Shuffle (SHFL) And Repeat (RPT)
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
This feature plays the selections on the compact disc in file recording media and formats are limited. When
random order to provide an interesting change of pace. writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricPress the MENU button to display the Player menu. Use tions.
the TUNE/SCROLL knob to scroll to the Shuffle or
Repeat sub-menu. Once the Shuffle or Repeat sub-menu Supported Media (Disc Types)
setting is highlighted press the ENTER/BROWSE button The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
to select the setting and turn it on or off.
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA and CDDA+MP3.
TIME Button
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Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660 • Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeLevel 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
character extension)
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read • Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. Multi-session disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multi-session discs may contain combinations of normal
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multi-session discs. The use of
• Maximum number of files: 255
multi-session for CD audio or MP3 playback may result
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file in longer disc loading times.
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of
files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display
the file name and folder name, and will assign a number
instead. With a maximum number of files, exceeding 20
folders will result in this display. With 200 files, exceeding
50 folders will result in this display.)
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Frequency
(kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32,
24, 16, 8
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
MPEG-2 Audio
24, 22.05, 16
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
Layer
3
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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Playback Of MP3 Files
Enter/Browse Button (CD Mode For MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the Enter/Browse button will bring up a list of
all folders on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is
done by turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a folder by pressing the ENTER/BROWSE button
will begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
by the following:
playable files).
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than The folder list will time out after five seconds.
CD-R media
INFO Button (CD Mode For MP3/WMA Play)
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
to load than non-multisession discs
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will Name, and Folder Name (if available).
increase with more files and folders
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended time⬙ priority mode.
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
before writing to the disc.
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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Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions — Universal Serial Bus
(USB)
The USB audio input allows the user to plug in a flash
drive and utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
the source and play through the vehicle speakers.
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an MP3
player and utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the Pressing the PLAYER button will change the mode to
source and play through the vehicle speakers.
USB when an iPod® or external USB drive is connected.
Pressing the PLAYER button will change the mode to Pressing the ENTER/BROWSE button while in USB
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
mode will bring up a list of available categories within
Operation Instructions — Auxiliary Mode
the USB. The categories will consist of: Playlists, Artist,
Album, Genre, Audiobooks, Podcasts and all Songs..
• The head unit will have no control of the AUX device. You
Browsing through the categories will function the same
can only control the volume on the head unit. No inforas iPod® browse. USB will not have folder browsing.
mation about the song will be displayed.
NOTE:
• The AUX device must be turned on and the device’s
volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio is not
loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down
and radio volume up.
If the USB connected does not have any audio files and
the user selects USB as the device to play audio the screen
will display, “No audio files found.” This messaged is to
be displayed for all devices that do not have audio files
when connected and selected.
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Security
If this radio is installed in a vehicle that does not have a
matching Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) an Security code will need to be entered by the dealer.
CD PLAYER — IF EQUIPPED
The single disc CD player is located in the center console.
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NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position
before the CD player will operate.
• The CD Player is part of the radio for the
Uconnect® 200.
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CD Player Operating Instructions
Uconnect® — If Equipped
Loading
If equipped with Uconnect® 8.4, refer to the Uconnect®
8.4 manual for further information.
To insert disc into the player, follow the instructions
shown:
iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL WITH Uconnect®
1. Gently insert the disc with the label facing the rear of VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
the vehicle while the light below the loading slot is This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be
illuminated. The disc will automatically be pulled into plugged into the USB port.
the CD player.
iPod® control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod®
2. Upon insertion, the disc will begin to play, and the and iPhone® devices. Some iPod® software versions
light below the loading slot will turn off.
may not fully support the iPod® control features. Please
visit Apple’s website for software updates.
EJECT (EJT) Button
If there is a disc in the CD player, press the EJT button If equipped with Uconnect® 8.4, refer to the Uconnect®
and the disc will eject. If you do not remove the disc User’s Manual for further details on iPod®, USB, and
MP3 usage.
within 10 seconds, it will be reloaded.
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Connecting The iPod® Or External USB Device
Use the connection cable to connect an iPod® or external
USB device to the vehicle’s USB/AUX connector port
which is located in the center console.
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Center Console USB/AUX Connector Port Cable Routing
Center Console USB/AUX Connector Port
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NOTE: The center console will have a position where the
iPod® or consumer electronic audio device cable can be
routed through without damaging the cable when closing the lid. A factory cut out space for the cable to be
routed may be located in the base of the center console on
either the front or side. This allows routing of the cable
without damaging it while closing the lid. If a cut out is
not available in the center console base, route the cable
away from the lid latch and in a place that will allow the
lid to close without damaging the cable.
Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod®/USB/
MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
Using This Feature
By using an iPod® cable, or an external USB device to
connect to the USB port:
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album,
etc.) information on the radio display.
• The audio device can be controlled using the radio
Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod® contents.
the vehicle’s iPod®/USB/MP3 control system (iPod® or
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect), • The audio device battery charges when plugged into
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
the audio device starts charging and is ready for use by
audio device).
pressing radio switches, as described below.
NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely discharged, it may not communicate with the iPod®/USB/
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
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Controlling The iPod® Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons
To get into the iPod®/USB/MP3 control mode and
access a connected audio device, either press the “AUX”
button on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and
say ⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB.⬙ Once in the iPod®/USB/
MP3 control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
Play Mode
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the
VR button and say ⬙Next Track.⬙
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click,
will jump to the previous track in the list or press the
VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW
button long enough will jump to the beginning of the
current track.
When switched to iPod®/USB/MP3 control mode, the
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
iPod® or external USB device automatically starts Play
holding the FF>> button.
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
faceplate may be used to control the iPod® or external • A single press backward << RW or forward FF>> will
jump backward or forward respectively, for five secUSB device and display data:
onds.
• Use the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to select the next
or previous track.
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• Use the << SEEK button during play mode to jump to • Press the SHUFFLE button to play the selections on
the start of the current track. Pressing the SEEK>>
the USB/iPod® device in random order to provide an
interesting change of pace. To stop Shuffle Mode, press
button during play mode will jump to the next track in
the SHUFFLE button again. To turn SHUFFLE On/Off
the list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or
button, wait for
with Voice Commands, press the
Previous Track.⬙
the beep, and say “Shuffle On” or “Shuffle Off.”
• While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.) List Or Browse Mode
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all below, will bring up Browse mode. List mode enables
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
audio device.
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio
device mode to repeat the current playing track or
press the VR button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat
Off.⬙
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In Browse mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as • Browse button: The Browse button will display the top
level menu of the iPod® or external USB device. Press and
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod® or external
then turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to list the
USB device.
top-menu item to be selected and press the TUNE/
• Preset 1 – Playlists
SCROLL control knob to select. This will display the next
sub-menu list item on the audio device, then follow the
• Preset 2 – Artists
same steps to go to the desired track in that list. Not all
• Preset 3 – Albums
iPod® or external USB device sub-menu levels are available on this system.
• Preset 4 – Genres
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current list
on the top line and the first item in that list on the
second line.
• To exit Browse mode without making a selection, press
the same PRESET button again to go back to Play
mode.
• A-B-C button: For all player devices, pressing the A-B-C
button while browsing will present an ABC jump feature.
The system will show the available first letters of the item
being browsed. If letters do not have items they will not
be shown, “_” will be shown in their place. After selecting
a letter you will be taken to the first item of that letter
within the entire list. When a browse subcategory is
selected and contains no contents, “No items found” will
be displayed on the screen. This message times out after
three seconds, and will take you back to the submenu you
were previously in.
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Bluetooth® Streaming Audio (BTSA)
CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod® or external USB device (or any
supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can alter the operation or damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s
guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod® or external USB device,
or connections to the iPod® or external USB device
in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device
and/or to the connectors.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod® or external USB
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning
could result in an accident.
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the
Uconnect® phone system.
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
To enter BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on the
radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth Streaming Audio.”
Play Mode
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can
start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but
some devices require the music to be initiated on the
device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect®
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the
Uconnect® phone system, but just one can be selected
and played.
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Selecting A Different Audio Device
Previous Track
Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
the radio and say “Previous Track,” to jump to the
2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and following the beep, say
previous music track on your cellular phone.
⬙Setup⬙, then say ⬙Select Audio Devices.⬙
Browse
3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the
Browsing is not available on a Bluetooth® Streaming
Uconnect® phone system to list the audio devices.
Audio (BTSA) device. Only the current song that is
Next Track
playing will display info.
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the
radio and say “Next Track,” to jump to the next music STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
track on your cellular phone.
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
1. Press the PHONE button to begin.
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Pressing the center button will make the radio switch
between the various modes available (AM/FM/SAT/
CD/HDD/AUX, etc.).
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton 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.
Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and The button located in the center of the left-hand control
mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker will tune to the next preset station that you have proswitch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
Remote Sound Controls (Back View Of Steering Wheel)
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CD Player
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once precautions:
will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
beginning of the previous track if it is within eight
surface.
seconds after the current track begins to play.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
wiping from center to edge.
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no 3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a
multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the 4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
center button will select the next available CD in the
or anti-static sprays.
player.
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 (e.g., scratched, reflective coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
CLIMATE CONTROLS
The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather. This
system can be operated through either the controls on the
instrument panel or through the Uconnect® 8.4 system
display if equipped.
When the Uconnect® 8.4 system is in different modes
(Radio, Player, Settings, More, etc.) the driver and passenger temperature settings will be indicated at the top of
the display.
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning — If
Equipped
The Manual Temperature Controls consist of a series of
outer rotary dials and inner push knobs.
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2. Recirculation Control
Pressing the Recirculation Control button will temporarily put the system in recirculation mode. This can be used
when outside conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or
high humidity are present. Activating recirculation will
cause the LED in the control button to illuminate.
NOTE:
• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
Manual Climate Controls — Hard-Keys
1. Blower Control
Rotate this control to regulate the amount of air forced
through the ventilation system in any mode. The blower
speed increases as you move the control to the right from
the “O” (OFF) position. There are seven blower speeds.
• The use of the Recirculation mode in cold or damp
weather will cause windows to fog on the inside,
because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Select the outside air position for maximum defogging.
• The A/C will engage automatically to prevent fogging when the recirculation button is pressed and the
mode control is set to panel or Bi-Level.
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• Recirculated air is not allowed in Defrost modes. If
the Recirculation button is pressed while in this
mode, the LED indicator will flash several times then
go out. Recirculation will be disabled automatically
is this mode is selected.
NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems lower
than expected, check the front of the A/C condenser
located in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt
or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind
the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front
fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the condenser,
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disreducing air conditioning performance.
turbing the mode control selection.
4. Air Conditioning Control
• When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled. Press this button to engage the Air Conditioning. A light
will illuminate when the Air Conditioning system is
3. Temperature Control
engaged. Rotating the dial left into the blue area of the
Rotate this control to regulate the temperature of the air scale indicates cooler temperatures, while rotating right
inside the passenger compartment. Rotating the dial left into the red area indicates warmer temperatures.
into the blue area of the scale indicates cooler temperatures, while rotating right into the red area indicates NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage
until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds.
warmer temperatures.
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• MAX A/C
For maximum cooling use the A/C and recirculation
buttons at the same time.
• ECONOMY MODE
If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to
turn OFF the indicator light and the A/C compressor.
Then, move the temperature control to the desired
temperature and select only Panel, Bi-Level or Floor
modes.
• Panel
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct
airflow.
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be aimed
so that they are directed toward the rear seat passengers
for maximum airflow to the rear.
• Bi-Level
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
5. Mode Control (Air Direction)
Rotate this control to choose from several patterns of air
distribution. You can select either a primary mode as
identified by the symbols on the control, or a blend of
two of these modes. The closer the setting is to a
particular symbol, the more air distribution you receive
from that mode.
NOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot, there
is a difference in temperature between the upper and
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but
cool conditions.
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• Floor
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
small amount flowing through the defrost and
side window demist outlets.
• Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
• Front Defrost
Air is directed through the windshield and side window
demist outlets. Use this mode with maximum blower and
temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in Mix,
Defrost, or a blend of these modes, even if the Air Conditioning (A/C) button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the
air to help dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy,
use these modes only when necessary.
6. Electronic Rear Window Defrost
Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster
and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate when the rear window
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after approximately 15 minutes. For an additional 15 minutes of operation, press the button a second
time.
NOTE:
• You can turn off the heated mirror feature at anytime
by pressing the rear window defroster switch a
second time.
• To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
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Uconnect® 8.4 Climate Controls — If Equipped
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
Hard-Keys
The hard-keys are located below the Uconnect® 8.4
screen, in the center of the instrument panel.
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Soft-Keys
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-keys
And Soft-keys)
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect® 8.4 system
1. A/C Button
screen.
Press and release to change the current Air Conditioning
(A/C) setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON.
Performing this function will cause the automatic operation to switch into manual mode and the AUTO indicator
will turn off.
2. Recirculation Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
3. Blower Control
Uconnect® 8.4 Automatic Temperature Controls —
Soft-Keys
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
forced through the climate system. There are seven
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
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automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The 4. Front Defrost Button
speeds can be selected using either hard-keys or soft-keys
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
as follows:
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feaHard-key
ture is ON. Performing this function will cause the ATC
The blower speed increases as you turn the control to switch into manual mode. The blower speed may
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower increase when Defrost mode is selected. If the front
speed decreases as you turn the knob counter-clockwise. defrost mode is turned off the climate system will return
the previous setting.
Soft-key
5. Rear Defrost Button
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting. Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).
An indicator will illuminate when the rear window
area between the icons.
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after 15 minutes.
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NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
automatically exit Sync.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
7. Passenger Temperature Control Down Button
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
automatically exit Sync.
8. Climate Control OFF Button
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
ON/OFF.
9. AUTO Operation Button
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by
adjusting airflow distribution and amount. Performing
Provides the passenger with independent temperature this function will cause the ATC to switch between
control. Push the button for warmer temperature set- manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic
Operation” for more information.
tings.
6. Passenger Temperature Control Up Button
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10. Driver Temperature Control Down Button
12. Modes
Provides the driver with independent temperature con- The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
trol. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
demist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
as follows:
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
• Panel Mode
time.
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument panel.
11. Driver Temperature Control Up Button
Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to
direct the flow of air. The air vanes of the center
Provides the driver with independent temperature conoutlets
and
outboard outlets can be moved up and down or
trol. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
side to side to regulate airflow direction. There is a shut off
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically wheel located below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same amount of airflow from these outlets.
time.
• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets and
floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed
through the defrost and side window demister
outlets.
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NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount
of air is directed through the defrost and side
window demister outlets.
• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or
snowy conditions.
• Defrost Mode
Air comes from the windshield and side window demist
outlets. Use Defrost mode with maximum temperature
settings for best windshield and side window defrosting
and defogging. When the defrost mode is selected, the
blower level may increase.
13. SYNC
Press the Sync soft-key to toggle the Sync feature On/Off.
The Sync indicator is illuminated when this feature is
enabled. Sync is used to synchronize the passenger
temperature setting with the driver temperature setting.
Changing the passenger temperature setting while in
Sync will automatically exit this feature.
Climate Control Functions
A/C (Air Conditioning)
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning
system. When the air conditioning system is turned on,
cool dehumidified air will flow through the outlets into
the cabin. For improved fuel economy, press the A/C
button to turn off the air conditioning and manually
adjust the blower and airflow mode settings.
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NOTE:
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
select Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The recirculation feature
may be unavailable (soft-key button greyed out). The
Recirculation mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to
improve window clearing operation. Recirculation will be
disabled automatically if this mode is selected. Attempting
to use Recirculation while in this mode will cause the LED
in the control button to blink and then turn off.
• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser (located in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of
dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from
behind the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
Automatic Operation
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
1. Press the AUTO hard-key or soft-key button (4) on the
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or high
humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired, you may 2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the system
wish to recirculate interior air by pressing the
to maintain by adjusting the driver and passenger temRecirculation control button. The recirculation
perature hard or soft control buttons (7, 8, 13, 14). Once
indicator will illuminate when this button is selected. Push
the desired temperature is displayed, the system will
the button a second time to turn off the Recirculation mode
achieve and automatically maintain that comfort level.
and allow outside air into the vehicle.
Recirculation
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3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
not necessary to change the settings. You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
system to function automatically.
Manual Operation Override
NOTE:
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
the temperature, mode, and blower speed to provide
comfort as quickly as possible.
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
adjusting the blower control. The fan will now operate at
a fixed speed until additional speeds are selected. This
allows the front occupants to control the volume of air
circulated in the vehicle and cancel the Auto mode.
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable
feature. Refer to the “Uconnect® System Settings” in
this section of the manual.
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
by selecting one of the available mode settings. A/C
operation and Recirculation control can also be manually
selected in Manual operation.
The system allows for manual selection of blower speed,
air distribution mode, A/C status and recirculation control.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic Operating Tips
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
suggested control settings for various weather condiincrease in speed and transition into Auto mode.
tions.
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Summer Operation
Vacation Storage
The engine cooling system must be protected with a
high-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect against engine overheating.
A solution of 50% OAT (Organic Additive Technology)
coolant that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material
Standard MS-12106 and 50% water is recommended.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
fresh air and high blower setting. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Window Fogging
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Use of the air Recirculation mode during winter months Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
is not recommended because it may cause window windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side winfogging.
dow fogging becomes objectionable, increase blower
speed to improve airflow and clearing of the side windows. Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild
but rainy or humid weather.
Winter Operation
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NOTE:
A/C Air Filter
• Recirculate without A/C should not be used for long The climate control system filters outside air containing
dust, pollen and some odors. Strong odors cannot be
periods, as fogging may occur.
totally filtered out. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
• Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will automati- “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for filter replacement
cally adjust the climate control settings to reduce or instructions.
eliminate window fogging on the front windshield.
When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
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CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409 䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .414
▫ Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . .409 䡵 MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED . .414
▫ Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . .410
▫ Shifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410 䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or −29°C) . .412
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
▫ Extended Park Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .420
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission (1.4L Turbo
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Engine Only — DDCT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
▫ Turbocharger “Cool Down” — If Equipped . . .413
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䡵
䡵
䡵
䡵
䡵
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
(2.0L And 2.4L Engine Only — 6F24) . . . . . . . .430
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . .
AUTOSTICK® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . .
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .439
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . .
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . .
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . .
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . .
POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . .
. . . .446
. . . .446
. . . .449
. . . .449
. . . .450
. . . .451
. . . .451
. . . .455
. . . .458
. . . .458
. . . .461
. . . .463
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .464
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䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .468 䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .482
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468 䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING
SYSTEM (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .471
▫ Premium System — If Equipped . . . .
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Run Flat Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ 1.4L Turbo Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Spare Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ 2.0L And 2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . .
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .481
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. . . . . . .486
. . . . . . .488
. . . . . . .491
. . . . . . .492
. . . . . . .492
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. . . . . . .493
. . . . . . .493
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▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .515
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STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING! (Continued)
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
Before starting the engine fully apply the parking brake,
press the clutch pedal to the floor, and place the shift
lever in NEUTRAL.
NOTE:
• The engine will not start unless the clutch pedal is
pressed to the floor.
• If the key will not turn and the steering wheel is
locked, rotate the wheel in either direction to relieve
pressure on the locking mechanism and then turn the
key.
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Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
Normal Starting
The shift lever must be in the PARK or NEUTRAL Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
position before you can start the engine. Depress the
1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
brake pedal before shifting to any driving gear.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pressing the
NOTE: You must press the brake pedal before shifting
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
out of PARK.
3. The system takes over and attempts to start the
Keyless Enter-N-Go™
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
disengage automatically after 10 seconds.
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push 4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
the engine starting, press the button again.
of a button, as long as the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine
the passenger compartment.
is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal.
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NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30
1. Place the shift lever/shift selector in PARK, then press
minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
and release the ENGINE START/STOP button.
OFF position.
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
ENGINE START/STOP Button Functions — With
3. If the shift lever/shift selector is not in PARK, the Driver’s Foot OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or
ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for two NEUTRAL Position)
seconds or three short presses in a row with the The ENGINE START/STOP button operates similar to an
vehicle speed above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine ignition switch. It has four positions, OFF, ACC, RUN
will shut off. The ignition switch position will remain and START. To change the ignition positions without
in the ACC position until the shift lever/shift selector starting the vehicle and use the accessories follow these
is in PARK and the button is pressed twice to the OFF steps:
position. If the shift lever/shift selector is not in PARK
and the ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed • Starting with the ignition in the OFF position,
once, the EVIC (if equipped) will display a “Vehicle • Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to place
Not In Park” message and the engine will remain
the ignition to the ACC position (EVIC will display
running. Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK
“ACC”),
position, or it could roll.
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button
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• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time Extended Park Starting
to place the ignition to the RUN position (EVIC will
NOTE: Extended Park condition occurs when the vehicle
display “ON/RUN”),
has not been started or driven for at least 35 days.
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time to
1. Install a battery charger or jumper cables to the battery
return the ignition to the OFF position (EVIC will
to ensure a full battery charge during the crank cycle.
display “OFF”).
2. Place the ignition in the START position and release it
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or −29°C)
when the engine starts.
To ensure reliable starting under extreme cold conditions
an externally powered electric block heater (available 3. If the engine fails to start within 10 seconds, place the
ignition to the STOP (OFF/LOCK) position, wait five
from your authorized dealer) is required for the 1.4L
seconds to allow the starter to cool, then repeat the
Turbo engine below -20°F (-29°C) and for the 2.4L engine
Extended Park Starting procedure.
below -29°F (-34°C) and is recommended for the 2.0L
engine and 2.4L engine below -20°F (-29°C).
4. If the engine fails to start after 8 attempts, allow the
starter to cool for at least 10 minutes, then repeat the
procedure.
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If Engine Fails To Start
CAUTION!
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” proce- To prevent damage to the starter, do not continuously
dures, it may be flooded. Push the accelerator pedal all crank the engine for more than 25 seconds at a time.
Wait 60 seconds before trying again.
the way to the floor and hold it there. Crank the engine
for no more than 15 seconds. This should clear any excess
After Starting
fuel in case the engine is flooded. Leave the ignition key
in the ON position, release the accelerator pedal and The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
warms up.
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
Turbocharger “Cool Down” — If Equipped
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 flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
This vehicle is equipped with an after-run pump to cool
the turbocharger after the engine is shut off. Depending
on the type of driving and the amount of cargo, the pump
will run for up to 10 minutes after the engine has been
shut off to circulate coolant through the turbocharger.
Although the pump is rubber-mounted for quiet operation, it is normal to hear it running during this time.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended without having the parking
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
especially on an incline.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
CAUTION!
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.
NOTE: During cold weather, you may experience increased effort in shifting until the transmission fluid
warms up. This is normal.
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Shifting
Recommended Vehicle Shift Speeds
Fully press the clutch pedal before shifting gears. As you To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for both
release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator fuel economy and performance, it should be upshifted as
pedal.
listed in recommended shift speed chart. Shift at the
vehicle speeds listed for acceleration. When heavily
You should always use first gear when starting from a
loaded or pulling a trailer these recommended up-shift
standing position.
speeds may not apply.
All Engines
Manual Transmission Shift Speeds in MPH (KM/H)
Engine Speeds
2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
Accel.
24 (39)
34 (55)
47 (76)
Cruise
19 (31)
27 (43)
37 (60)
5 to 6
56 (90)
41 (66)
provides better acceleration when you desire to resume
Moving from a high gear down to a lower gear is speed. Downshift progressively. Do not skip gears to
recommended to preserve brakes when driving down avoid overspeeding the engine and clutch.
steep hills. In addition, downshifting at the right time
Downshifting
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip, and the vehicle could skid.
is in low range the vehicle speeds to cause engine and
clutch damage are significantly lower.
• Failure to follow the maximum recommended
downshifting speeds may cause the engine damage
and/or damage the clutch, even if the clutch pedal
is pressed.
• Descending a hill in low range with clutch pedal
depressed could result in clutch damage
CAUTION!
• Skipping gears and downshifting into lower gears at
higher vehicle speeds can damage the engine and
clutch systems, Any attempt to shift into lower gear
with clutch pedal depressed may result damage to the
clutch system. Shifting into lower gear and releasing
the clutch may result in engine damage.
• When descending a hill, be very careful to downshift
one gear at a time to prevent overspeeding the engine
which can cause engine damage, and/or clutch damage, even if the clutch pedal is pressed. If transfer case
Maximum Recommended Downshift Speeds
CAUTION!
Failure to follow the maximum recommended downshifting speeds may cause the engine to overspeed
and/or damage the clutch disc, even if the clutch
pedal is pressed.
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Gear Selection
Maximum
Speed
Manual Transmission Shift Speeds in MPH (KM/H)
6 to 5
5 to 4
4 to 3
3 to 2
80 (129)
70 (113)
50 (81)
30 (48)
2 to 1
15 (24)
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
If you skip a gear while downshifting or downshift
at too high of a vehicle speed, these conditions may
cause the engine to overspeed if too low of a gear is
selected and the clutch pedal is released. Damage to
the clutch and the transmission can result from
skipping a gear while downshifting or downshifting
at too high of a vehicle speed even if the clutch pedal
is held pressed (i.e., not released).
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
idle speed.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL,
or DRIVE when the engine is above idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob and lock your vehicle.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
WARNING!
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the Key Fob.
When the ignition is in the OFF position, the
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured.
• Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the transmission to be in PARK
before the ignition switch can be turned to the full OFF
(key removal) position. The key fob can only be removed
from the ignition when the ignition is in the full OFF
position, and the transmission is locked in PARK whenever the ignition switch is in the full OFF position.
NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the
key fob in the ignition switch to warn you that this safety
feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and
stopped but the key fob cannot be removed until you
obtain service.
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Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in PARK
unless the brakes are applied. To shift the transmission
out of PARK, the ignition switch must be turned to the
ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
pedal must be pressed.
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission (1.4L Turbo
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
Engine Only — DDCT)
shifting between these gears.
The transmission gear position display (located in the
This transmission is programmed to prevent shifting
instrument panel cluster) indicates the transmission gear
from REVERSE to DRIVE or DRIVE to REVERSE, if
range. You must press the brake pedal and the lock
vehicle speed is above 6 mph (10 km/h). This safety
button on the shift lever to move the shift lever out of
feature helps protect your transmission from damage.
PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in this section). To drive, press the lock button on The transmission shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUthe front of the shift lever and move the shift lever from TRAL, DRIVE, and AutoStick® shift positions. Manual
shifts can be made using the AutoStick® shift control
PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
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(refer to “AutoStick®” in this section for further information). Moving the shift lever rearward (+) or forward (-)
while in the AutoStick® position (beside the DRIVE
position) will manually select the transmission gear, and
will display the current gear in the instrument cluster as
1, 2, 3, etc.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
PARK (P)
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range.
When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
Shift Lever
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When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult
to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever out of PARK with the brake
pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in
PARK before leaving the vehicle.
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the Key Fob.
When the ignition is in the OFF position, the
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, (or
in a location accessible to children) and do not
leave the ignition (of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™) in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you must
turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF position
to the ON/RUN position, and also press the brake
pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift lever could
result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK
or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this can
damage the drivetrain.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that you
have engaged the transmission into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward until it stops and is fully seated.
• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
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REVERSE (R)
CAUTION!
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
DRIVE (D)
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downWARNING!
shifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the automatically upshifts through all forward gears. The
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
DRIVE position provides optimum driving characterispractices that limit your response to changing traffic tics under all normal operating conditions.
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
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To maximize fuel economy, the Dual Dry Clutch auto- • When stopped on an incline, always hold the vehicle
matic transmission uses a geartrain arrangement similar
in place using the brakes. On steep inclines, Hill Start
Assist (HSA) will temporarily hold the car in position
to a manual transmission. Therefore, you should become
when the brake pedal is released. If the accelerator
familiar with some of the normal operational characterpedal is not applied after a short time, the car will roll
istics of the DDCT:
back. Either reapply the brake (to hold the vehicle) or
• During low-speed driving conditions in first gear,
press the accelerator to climb the hill.
vehicle momentum changes may feel exaggerated in
response to changes in accelerator pedal position. This • Before and after the engine is started, you may hear a
hydraulic pump for a short period of time. This noise
behavior is normal and is similar to vehicles equipped
is normal and will not damage the transmission.
with a manual transmission.
• At low speeds you may hear mechanical noises similar
to a manual transmission as the transmission changes
gears. These noises are normal and will not damage
the transmission.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, or traveling into strong head
winds), use the AutoStick® shift control (refer to
“AutoStick®” in this section for further information) to
• Very aggressive driving may result in some clutch
select a lower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower
odor similar to a manual transmission. An active
gear will improve performance and extend transmission
warning message will display in the Instrument Cluslife by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
ter if cool down actions are needed.
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During extremely cold temperatures, the transmission
will not operate if the oil temperature is -22°F (-30°C) or
below. Allow the engine to idle briefly with the transmission in PARK in order to warm the fluid. Normal
operation will resume once the transmission temperature
has risen to a suitable level.
MESSAGE
GEAR NOT AVAILABLE
SHIFT NOT ALLOWED
Instrument Cluster Messages
Messages will be displayed in the instrument cluster to
alert the driver when certain unusual conditions occur.
These messages are described below.
DESCRIPTION
In AutoStick® mode, the gear selected by the driver is not available due
to a fault condition. See your authorized dealer for diagnosis and service.
The gear position requested by the driver is currently blocked. This occurs if: REVERSE is requested while moving (at 6 mph [10 km/h] or
faster), if DRIVE is requested while moving backwards (at 6 mph
[10 km/h] or faster), or if (in AutoStick® mode) a DOWNSHIFT is requested while in 1st gear, 3rd gear or higher is requested at a stop, or a
requested shift would cause engine lugging or overspeed. Make sure the
vehicle is stopped before engaging DRIVE or REVERSE.
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MESSAGE
SHIFT TO NEUTRAL –
THEN D or R
AUTOSTICK NOT AVAILABLE
AUTOMATIC MODE NOT
AVAILABLE
REDUCE GEAR CHANGES
DESCRIPTION
The transmission has shifted itself into NEUTRAL (due to a fault
condition, or overheat due to excessive idling when stopped in DRIVE
with the brakes released), but the shift lever remains in gear. Shift into
NEUTRAL and then back into gear for continued driving. If the
transmission will not re-engage, see your authorized dealer.
AutoStick® mode is unavailable due to a shift lever fault. See your
authorized dealer for diagnosis and service.
The transmission is unable to shift itself automatically, due to a fault
condition. Use the AutoStick® mode to shift the transmission manually.
See your authorized dealer for diagnosis and service.
The transmission pump is overheating. In AutoStick® mode, try to drive
in one specific gear as much as possible, avoiding frequent gear changes.
In DRIVE, the transmission will automatically modify its shift schedule
to reduce the number of shifts.
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MESSAGE
TRANS. GETTING HOT PRESS
BRAKE
TRANS. HOT STOP SAFELY
SHIFT TO P
SERVICE TRANSMISSION
SERVICE SHIFTER
ENGAGE PARK BRAKE
DESCRIPTION
The transmission driving clutch is overheating, usually due to repeated
launches in stop-and-go traffic. Pull over and allow the transmission to
cool in NEUTRAL until “TRANS. COOL READY TO DRIVE” is
displayed.
The transmission driving clutch has overheated. Pull over and shift the
transmission into PARK and allow the vehicle to cool until “TRANS.
COOL READY TO DRIVE” is displayed.
A transmission fault has been detected. See your authorized dealer for
diagnosis and service.
A shift lever fault has been detected. See your authorized dealer for
diagnosis and service.
The sensor that confirms PARK engagement is not functioning properly.
Engage the parking brake to ensure that the vehicle will not roll when in
PARK.
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Transmission Limp Home Mode
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, some gears will be
unavailable. The transmission will operate only in a
certain select set of gears (such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and
Reverse, or 1st, 3rd, 5th, and Reverse, or 2nd, 4th, and 6th
[with no Reverse]). PARK and NEUTRAL will continue
to be available. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle
to be driven to an authorized dealer for service without
damaging the transmission.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
5. Restart the engine.
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
operation.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the service is required.
following steps:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
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Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
The transmission gear position display (located in the
instrument panel cluster) indicates the transmission gear shifting between these gears.
range. You must press the brake pedal and the lock The transmission shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUbutton on the shift lever to move the shift lever out of TRAL, DRIVE, and AutoStick® shift positions. Manual
PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock Sys- shifts can be made using the AutoStick® shift control
tem” in this section). To drive, press the lock button on (refer to “AutoStick®” in this section for further informathe front of the shift lever and move the shift lever from tion). Moving the shift lever rearward (+) or forward (-)
PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
while in the AutoStick® position (beside the DRIVE
position) will manually select the transmission gear, and
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
will display the current gear in the instrument cluster as
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
1, 2, 3, etc.
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission (2.0L And
2.4L Engine Only — 6F24)
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When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on the
transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precaution,
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
Gear Ranges
WARNING!
PARK (P)
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range.
When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever out of PARK with the brake
pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in
PARK before leaving the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL if
the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your
foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the vehicle
could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You
could lose control of the vehicle and hit someone or
something. Only shift into gear when the engine is
idling normally and your foot is firmly pressing the
brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you
should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, turn
the engine OFF, and remove the Key Fob. When the
ignition is in the OFF position, the transmission is
locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, (or
in a location accessible to children) and do not
leave the ignition (of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™) in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
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• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position.
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK posiperiods with the engine running. The engine may be
tion:
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
all the way forward until it stops and is fully seated.
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DRIVE (D)
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
third, and fourth gears, direct fifth gear and overdrive
sixth gear. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the AutoStick® shift
control (refer to “AutoStick®” in this section for further
information) to select a lower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower gear will improve performance and
extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting
and heat buildup.
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If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operating limits, the transmission controller will modify the
transmission shift schedule and expand the range of
torque converter clutch engagement. This is done to
prevent transmission damage due to overheating. If the
transmission becomes extremely hot, the “Transmission
Temperature Warning Light” may illuminate and the
transmission may operate differently until the transmission cools down.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in fourth gear regardless of which forward gear is
selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue
to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be
During very cold temperatures (-4°F [-20°C] or below), driven to an authorized dealer for service without damtransmission operation may be modified depending on aging the transmission.
engine and transmission temperature as well as vehicle
speed. Normal operation will resume once the transmission temperature has risen to a suitable level.
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In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the service is required.
following steps:
Overdrive Operation
1. Stop the vehicle.
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
5. Restart the engine.
controlled Overdrive (sixth gear). The transmission will
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following conditions are present:
• The shift lever is in the DRIVE position.
•
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal •
operation.
•
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your •
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
The transmission fluid has reached an adequate temperature.
The engine coolant has reached an adequate temperature.
Vehicle speed is sufficiently high.
The driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
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Torque Converter Clutch
AUTOSTICK®
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
AutoStick® is a driver-interactive transmission feature
providing manual shift control, giving you more control
of the vehicle. AutoStick® allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance. This
system can also provide you with more control during
passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain
driving, and many other situations.
NOTE: Engagement of the torque converter clutch is
inhibited at very cold temperatures. 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. The torque
converter clutch will function normally once the transmission is sufficiently warm.
Operation
When the shift lever is in the AutoStick® position (beside
the DRIVE position), it can be moved forward and
rearward. This allows the driver to manually select the
transmission gear being used. Moving the shift lever
forward (-) triggers a downshift and rearward (+) an
upshift. The current gear is displayed in the instrument
cluster. In AutoStick® mode, the transmission will shift
up or down when the driver moves the shift lever
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rearward (+) or forward (-), unless an engine lugging or • With 2.0L or 2.4L engine, you can start out, from a stop,
in first or second gear. Tapping (+) (at a stop) will
overspeed condition would result. It will remain in the
allow starting in second gear. Starting out in second
selected gear until another upshift or downshift is chogear is helpful in snowy or icy conditions.
sen, except as described below.
• For all models except GT, the transmission will auto- • If a requested downshift would cause the engine to
over-speed, that shift will not occur.
matically upshift when necessary to prevent engine
over-speed.
• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick® is engaged.
• For GT models, the transmission will remain in the
selected gear even when maximum engine speed is
• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when
reached. The transmission will upshift only when
AutoStick® is engaged.
commanded by the driver. Engine overspeed protec• If the system detects powertrain overheating, the
tion is provided by the engine controls.
transmission will revert to automatic shift mode and
• The transmission will automatically downshift to first
remain in that mode until the powertrain cools off.
gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver
should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the • If the system detects a problem, it will disable
vehicle is accelerated.
AutoStick® mode and the transmission will return to
the automatic mode until the problem is corrected.
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To disengage AutoStick® mode, return the shift lever to DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
the DRIVE position. You can shift in or out of the
Acceleration
AutoStick® position at any time without taking your foot
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slipoff the accelerator pedal.
pery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
WARNING!
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a the front (driving) wheels.
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
WARNING!
personal injury.
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the
front wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle
and possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.).
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Traction
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
be observed:
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first
become visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
sudden stop.
Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
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Shallow Standing Water
CAUTION!
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions
and Warnings before doing so.
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
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PARKING BRAKE
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Driving through standing water may cause damage
to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always
inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e.,
fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after
driving through standing water. Do not continue to
operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave an
automatic transmission in PARK, or manual transmission
in REVERSE or first gear.
Parking Brake
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The parking brake lever is located in the center console. • This light only shows that the parking brake is apTo apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
plied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
completely.
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles
equipped with an automatic transmission, apply the
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
parking brake before placing the shift lever in PARK,
switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechathe instrument cluster will illuminate.
nism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out
NOTE:
of PARK. The parking brake should always be applied
whenever the driver is not in the vehicle.
• When the parking brake is applied and the automatic
transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning
WARNING!
Light” will flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime
will sound to alert the driver. Fully release the parking • Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
brake before attempting to move the vehicle.
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and a collision.
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also be certain to leave the transmission in
PARK. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to roll
and cause damage or injury.
CAUTION!
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
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POWER STEERING
If the “SERVICE POWER STEERING” message
and a steering wheel icon are displayed on the
EVIC screen, it indicates that the vehicle needs
to be taken to the dealer for service. It is likely
the vehicle has lost power steering assistance. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The electric power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will vary its assist to provide
light efforts while parking and good feel while driving. If
the electric steering system experiences a fault that
reduces assist or prevents the vehicle from providing
assist, you will still have the ability to steer the vehicle NOTE:
manually.
• Even if the power steering assistance is no longer
operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle.
WARNING!
Under these conditions there will be a substantial
increase in steering effort, especially at low speeds and
Continued operation with reduced assist could pose
during parking maneuvers.
a safety risk to yourself and others. Service should be
obtained as soon as possible.
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for
service.
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ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
WARNING! (Continued)
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system. This system includes Anti-Lock
Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction
Control System (TCS), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM),
Trailer Sway Control (TCS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Brake
Lock Differential (BLD), and Electronic Stability Control
(ESC). These systems work together to enhance both vehicle stability and control in various driving conditions.
WARNING!
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. ESC cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent accidents resulting
from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate
driver input for the conditions. Only a safe, attentive,
and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system automatically prevents
wheel lock, reduces stop distance, and enhances vehicle
control during stop.
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When the vehicle is driven over 6 mph (10 km/h), you These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
related motor noises. These noises are the system perWARNING!
forming its self-check cycle to ensure that the ABS is
working properly. This self-check occurs each time the • The ABS contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference
vehicle is started and accelerated past 6 mph (10 km/h).
caused by improperly installed or high output
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
radio transmitting equipment. This interference
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can incan cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capaclude ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
bility. Installation of such equipment should be
debris, or panic stops.
performed by qualified professionals.
You also may experience the following when the brake • Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
system goes into anti-lock:
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
short time after the stop).
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
• The clicking sound of solenoid valves.
• Brake pedal pulsations.
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• A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
of the stop.
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Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
WARNING! (Continued)
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded
by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or
the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner that could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
The “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” monitors the ABS. The light will turn on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position
and may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the “ABS Warning Light” remains on or comes on
while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock portion of the
brake system is not functioning and that service is
required. However, the conventional brake system will
continue to operate normally if the “Brake System Warning Light” is not on.
If the “ABS Warning Light” is on, the brake system
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “ABS Warning Light”
does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to
accurate signals for the computer.
the ON position, have the light repaired as soon as
possible.
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If both the “Brake System Warning Light” and the “ABS
Warning Light” remain on, the ABS and Electronic Brake
Force Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning.
Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
ABS. Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best
BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of the system, you
must apply continuous braking pressure during the
stopping sequence, (do not “pump” the brakes). Do not
reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
desired. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
deactivated.
WARNING!
BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from
acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction
afforded by prevailing road conditions. BAS cannot
prevent accidents, including those resulting from
excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery
surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of a BASequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize
the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS functions similar to a
limited slip differential (BLD) and controls the wheel spin
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across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESC are in
the “Partial Off” mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)” in this section for more information.
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicle’s speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then
applies the appropriate brake and may also reduce
engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will
occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or
evasive driving maneuvers.
ERM can only reduce the chance of wheel lift occurring
during severe or evasive driving maneuvers. It cannot
prevent wheel lift due to other factors, such as road
conditions, leaving the roadway, or striking objects or
other vehicles.
WARNING!
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road conditions, and driving conditions, influence the chance
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot
prevent all wheel lift or rollovers, especially those
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects
or other vehicles. The capabilities of an ERMequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize
the user’s safety or the safety of others.
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Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively
swaying trailer. TSC activates automatically once the excessively swaying trailer is recognized. When TSC is functioning, the “ESC Light” will flash, the engine power will be
reduced, and you will feel the brake being applied to
individual wheels in an attempt to stop the trailer from
swaying.
WARNING! (Continued)
• If TSC activates while towing a trailer, stop the
vehicle at the nearest safe location and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate the trailer sway.
• Failure to follow these warnings can result in an
accident or serious personal injury.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
NOTE: The TSC is disabled when the ESC system is in
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
the “Partial Off” mode.
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
WARNING!
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
• TSC cannot stop all trailers from swaying. Always brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
use caution when towing a trailer and follow the during this short period of time, the system will release
tongue weight recommendations. Refer to ”Vehicle brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
Loading” and “Trailer Towing” in “Starting and system will release brake pressure in proportion to the
Operating” for further information.
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
the intended direction of travel.
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7. Apply brake pedal.
Hill Start Assist Disable Procedure
NOTE: Vehicle roll back mitigation will not be present 8. Turn steering wheel 200 degrees counter clockwise,
with this feature disabled.
just over half a turn from center position. Press the
“ESC off” button four times.
Hill Start assist can be disabled if desired. This procedure
applies to vehicles equipped with a manual or Powertech 9. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and continue
transmission.
in a clockwise direction until 200 degrees past center.
1. Wheels must be pointed straight ahead, on a level 10. Turn the ignition to OFF position.
surface.
11. If procedure was done correctly, ESC malfunction
2. Automatic transmission should be in PARK.
lamp will flash four times after engine starts.
3. Place manual transmission in NEUTRAL if equipped. 12. Procedure must be completed within 90 seconds.
4. Begin with the ignition OFF.
13. Repeat the condition to re-enable Hill Start Assist
(HSA).
5. Engage park brake.
6. Start engine and wait for ESC OFF lamp to turn off.
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HSA Activation Criteria
WARNING!
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 3% (manual transmission), 3.5%
(automated manual transmission), or 8% grade or
greater (automatic transmission) hill.
There may be situations on minor hills with a loaded
vehicle, or while pulling a trailer, when the system
will not activate and slight rolling may occur. This
could cause a collision with another vehicle or object.
Always remember the driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e., Towing With HSA
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle back- HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
when pulling a trailer.
HSA will work in REVERSE and all forward gears when
the activation criteria have been met. The system will not
activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUTRAL or PARK.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
brake pedal is released there may not be enough
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
rolling down the hill while resuming acceleration,
manually activate the trailer brake prior to releasing the brake pedal. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
• HSA is not a parking brake. Always apply the
parking brake fully when leaving your vehicle.
Also, be certain to leave the transmission in PARK.
• Failure to follow these warnings may cause the
vehicle to roll down the incline and could collide
with another vehicle, object or person, and cause
serious or fatal injury. Always remember to use the
parking brake while parking on a hill and that the
driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
NOTE: The HSA system may also be turned on and off if
the vehicle is equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ESC Operating Modes
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for over-steering and under-steering the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel. Engine
power may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain
the desired path.
The ESC system has two available operating modes.
Full On
This is the normal operating mode for ESC. Whenever the
vehicle is started the system will be in this mode. This
mode should be used for most driving situations. ESC
should only be turned to “Partial Off” for specific reasons
ESC reduces engine torque and applies brake pressure to
as noted. Refer to “Partial Off” for additional information.
select individual wheels to mitigate vehicle under-steer
and vehicle over-steer. The system uses engine torque Partial Off
reduction along with individual wheel brake pressure to
The “ESC Off” button is located in the switch bank above
correct under-steer and over-steer conditions.
the climate control. To enter the “Partial Off” mode,
• Over-steer - when the vehicle is turning more than momentarily press the “ESC Off” button and the “ESC
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
Off Indicator Light” will illuminate. To turn the ESC on
again, momentarily press the “ESC Off” button and the
• Under-steer - when the vehicle is turning less than
“ESC Off Indicator Light” will turn off. This will restore
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
the normal “ESC On” mode of operation.
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WARNING!
• When in ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode, the TCS functionality
of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described in the TCS section), has been disabled and
the ⴖESC Off Indicator Lightⴖ will be illuminated.
When in ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode, the engine power
reduction feature of TCS is disabled, and the
enhanced vehicle stability offered by the ESC system is reduced.
• Trailer Sway Control (TSC) is disabled when the
ESC system is in the ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode.
situation requiring “Partial Off” mode is overcome, turn
ESC back on by momentarily pressing the “ESC Off”
button. This may be done while the vehicle is in motion
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. It should go out with the engine
running. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” will flash to indicate the system is actively correcting an undesirable vehicle condition. This includes
NOTE: When driving with snow chains, or when starting Yaw control, traction control, and trailer sway control. If
off in deep snow, sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to the lamp remains solid under normal driving conditions,
allow more wheel spin when starting off in snow, mud, your vehicle should be serviced at an authorized dealer.
sand, gravel, or when using tire chains. This can be
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” starts
accomplished by momentarily pressing the “ESC off”
to flash as soon as the tires lose traction and the ESC
button to enter partial mode “Partial Off” mode. Once the
system becomes active.
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The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also • The ESC system may make buzzing or clicking sounds
flashes when the Traction Control System (TCS) or trailer
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
sway is active. If the “ESC Activation/ Malfunction
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease
that caused the ESC activation.
up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as
ESC Off Indicator Light
possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road conditions.
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
NOTE:
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is partially off.
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON. In some cases, when accelerating from stop on steep
grades, it may be beneficial to turn off ESC. Once the
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system grade ascent is complete, ESC can be turned on again.
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
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NOTE:
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
• 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.
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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• Temporary spare tires are designed for temporary • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
emergency use only. Temporary high pressure comstandards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
pact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example:
T145/80D18 103M.
Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
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EXAMPLE:
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)
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
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EXAMPLE:
– The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and posted speed
limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load – Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure – Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
– This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
– 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
– 01 means the year 2001
– Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the year
in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after
the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours, or driven
less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period.
Inflation pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square
inch) or kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s side
door.
Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1. Number of people that can be carried in the vehicle.
B-Pillar Location For Tire And Loading Information Placard
2. Total weight your vehicle can carry.
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
4. Cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
spare tires.
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
Loading
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the weight referenced here.
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuinflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasGAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
3. Tire size designed for your vehicle.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
• If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The followbe five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
ing table shows examples on how to calculate total
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 lbs (68 kg) = 750 lbs
vehicle with varying seating configurations and num(340 kg), and 1400 lbs (635 kg) – 750 lbs (340 kg) =
ber and size of occupants. This table is for illustration
650 lbs [295 kg]).
purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
• For the following example, the combined weight of
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
capacity calculated in step 4.
(392 kg).
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Safety
WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
• Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Economy
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• Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
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Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle
to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the
right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Economy
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
NOTE:
• Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear paterratic and unpredictable steering response.
terns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear
patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier • Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases tire rolling
resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
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Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the “cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure
driver’s side B-Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than
door.
1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire
At least once a month:
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual judge- Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
ment when determining proper inflation. Tires may look of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
temperature changes.
Tire Inflation Pressures
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
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Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
outside temperature condition.
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to your authorized tire dealer or original
equipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
WARNING!
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
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Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and
additional information.
Radial Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
combine them with other types of tires.
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced immediately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and
service description (Load Index and Speed Code).
Tire Types
All Season Tires — If Equipped
Tire Repair
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary bemeets the following criteria:
tween different all season tires. All season tires can be
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four;
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
(sidewall damage is not repairable).
handling of your vehicle.
• The puncture is no greater than ¼⬙ (6 mm).
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If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
safety and handling of your vehicle.
on ice. If your vehicle is equipped with summer tires, be
aware these tires are not designed for winter or cold Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
driving conditions. For more information, contact a au- was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
thorized dealer. Summer tires do not contain the all not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
season designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on (120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
the tire sidewall.
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to do so may
tire inflation pressures.
adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle.
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
Snow Tires
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states produring the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
checked before using these tire types.
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
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Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
Spare Tires — If Equipped
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles NOTE: For vehicles equipped with TIREFIT instead of a
(80 km) at 50 mph (80 km/h) after a rapid loss of inflation spare tire, please refer to “TIREFIT KIT” in “What To Do
pressure. This rapid loss of inflation is referred to as the In Emergencies” for further information.
Run Flat mode. A Run Flat mode occurs when the tire
inflation pressure is of/or below 14 psi (96 kPa). Once a
CAUTION!
Run Flat tire reaches the run flat mode it has limited
driving capabilities and needs to be replaced immedi- Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
ately. A Run Flat tire is not repairable.
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat
mode.
See the tire pressure monitoring section for more information.
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Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel — If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option,
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
tire rotation pattern.
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
Since this tire has limited tread life, the original equipment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
on your vehicle 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 tire.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
80D18 103M.
WARNING!
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
This tire may look like the originally equipped tire on the
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
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Tire Spinning
WARNING!
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door. Replace (or repair) the original
equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it
on your vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss
of vehicle control.
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
to help you in determining when your tires should be becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer
replaced.
to “Replacement Tires” in this section for further information.
Tread Wear Indicators
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
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WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
Replacement Tires
those of the original wheels.
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire
dealer or original equipment dealer with any questions
you may have on tire specifications or capability. Failure
to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect
the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size may
result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
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TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
CAUTION!
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer
• Install on Front Tires
• Due to limited clearance, a 225/45R17 tire with a
Security Chain Company (SCC) Super Z6 low profile
traction device or equivalent is recommended
WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear
should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
The suggested rotation method is the “rearward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern does
not apply to some directional tires that must not be reversed.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving, and
braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at unequal
rates.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires. The
benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with aggressive
tread designs such as those on all season type 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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The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recom- limit for any reason, including low temperature effects, or
natural pressure loss through the tire.
mended cold placard pressure.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1 psi
(7.0 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when the
outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on “cold
inflation tire pressure”. This is defined as the tire pressure
after the vehicle has not been driven for at least three
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour
period. The cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed the
maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and
Operating” for information on how to properly inflate the
vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will also increase as the
vehicle is driven - this is normal and there should be no
adjustment for this increased pressure.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates,
you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended
cold placard pressure in order for the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light to turn off. The system will
automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will turn off once the system receives the
updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in
order for the TPMS to receive this information.
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For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 23 psi (158 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle
may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately
27 psi (186 kPa), but the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will still be ON. In this situation, the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF only after the
tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold
placard pressure value.
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using
replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Using aftermarket tire sealants may
cause the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
sensor to become inoperable. After using an aftermarket tire sealant it is recommended that you take
your vehicle to an authorized dealership to have
your sensor function checked.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire gauge, even
NOTE:
if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
illumination of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure
Light.
or condition.
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
while adjusting your tire pressure.
the tire.
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Base System
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illumiThis is the TPMS warning indicator located in the nate in the instrument cluster, a ⬙LOW TIRE PRESSURE⬙
instrument cluster.
message and “Inflate Tire to XX” message will be disThe TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim played for a minimum of five seconds, and an audible
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure lev- chime will be activated when one or more of the four
els. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve active road tire pressures are low. Should this occur, you
stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver should stop as soon as possible, check the inflation
pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire
Module.
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the value. The recommended cold placard pressure value is
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle regularly the pressure value in the ⬙Inflate Tire to XX⬙ message
and to maintain the proper pressure.
displayed in the EVIC. The system will automatically
update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light will
The TPMS consists of the following components:
extinguish and the ⬙LOW TIRE PRESSURE⬙ and “Inflate
• Receiver Module.
Tire to XX” messages will turn off once the updated tire
pressures have been received. The vehicle may need to be
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors.
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.
receive this information.
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Service TPMS Warnings
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime and display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds. If the ignition key is
cycled, this sequence will repeat providing the system
fault still exists. The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will turn off when the fault condition no longer
exists. A system fault can occur with any of the following
scenarios:
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare
wheel and tire assembly.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
and ⬙LOW TIRE PRESSURE⬙ and “Inflate Tire to XX”
TPM sensors.
messages will still turn ON due to the low tire.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting 3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 minthat affects radio wave signals.
utes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for
3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
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75 seconds and then remain on solid and a “SERVICE Premium System — If Equipped
TPM SYSTEM” message will be displayed for a mini- The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim
mum of five seconds.
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure lev4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will els. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the receiver
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on module.
solid and a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message will be NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
displayed for a minimum of five seconds.
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes
above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to
receive this information.
the proper pressure.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster and an audible chime will
be activated when one or more of the four active road tire
pressures are low. The audible chime will sound once
every ignition cycle for the first condition that it detects.
In addition, the EVIC will display a “Inflate Tire to XX”
message for a minimum of five seconds and a graphic of
the pressure value(s) with the low tire(s) flashing or
displayed in a different color. The recommended cold
placard pressure inflation value is the pressure value
displayed in the ⬙Inflate Tire to XX⬙ message displayed in
the EVIC.
Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate all tires that are flashing or in a different color
on the graphic display to the vehicle’s recommended
cold placard pressure value. The system will automatically update, the “Inflate Tire to XX” message will no
longer be displayed, the graphic display of the pressure
value(s) will stop flashing or return to their normal color,
and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light will extinguish
once the updated tire pressure(s) have been received. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information.
Service TPMS Message
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds, and then remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. The EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds. This text
message is then followed by a graphic display, with “- -“
in place of the pressure value(s) indicating which Tire
Pressure Monitoring Sensor(s) is not being received.
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If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will no longer flash, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message will not be present, and a pressure value will be
displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can occur
with any of the following scenarios:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare
wheel and tire assembly.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road tire
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit,
Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will sound and
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will still turn
TPM sensors.
ON due to the low tire. The “Inflate Tire to XX” message
and the graphic with the low tire pressure flashing or in
Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
a different color will be displayed.
that affects radio wave signals.
3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes
Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
above 15 mph (24 km/h), the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then
Using tire chains on the vehicle.
remain on solid. In addition, the EVIC will display a
Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
“SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of
five seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
pressure values.
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4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
solid, and the EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM
SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds and
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure
values.
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired op5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
eration.
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as following licenses:
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
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above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to
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Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
1.4L Turbo Engine
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
This engine is designed to meet all emis- as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experision regulations and provide satisfactory ence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
fuel economy and performance when us- before considering service for the vehicle.
ing high-quality unleaded ⬙regular⬙ gasoOver 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
line having an octane rating of 87. For
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldoptimum performance and fuel economy the use of 91
wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
octane or higher is recommended.
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recom2.0L And 2.4L Engine
mends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they are available.
This engine is 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.
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
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Reformulated Gasoline
CAUTION!
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasoline contains oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoline. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and drivability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
genates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates not be covered under New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
may be used in your vehicle.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
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To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
Non-Flex Fuel (FFV) vehicles are compatible with gaso- E-85 perform the following:
line containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher • Change the engine oil and oil filter
ethanol content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
• Disconnect and reconnect the battery
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms: • Drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
• Operate in a lean mode
exposure to E-85 fuel.
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
MMT In Gasoline
• Poor engine performance
Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl (MMT)
is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
• Poor cold start and cold driveability
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
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vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline Fuel System Cautions
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
CAUTION!
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
and California reformulated gasoline.
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Materials Added To Fuel
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
•
An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
or malfunctioning and may require immediate serfuel.
vice. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
CAUTION! (Continued)
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
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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WARNING! (Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the trunk closed when driving your vehicle to
prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
1. Press the fuel filler door release switch (located on the
driver’s side door trim).
2. Open the fuel filler door, and remove the fuel filler
cap.
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ADDING FUEL
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the locking fuel filler door,
on the right side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or
damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this
vehicle.
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NOTE: In certain cold conditions, ice may prevent the
fuel door from opening. If this occurs, lightly push on the
fuel door to break the ice buildup and re-release the fuel
door using the inside release button. Do not pry on the
door.
3. Hang cap by tether on fill door to prevent damage to
body side.
CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting
aftermarket cap can cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to illuminate, due to fuel vapors
escaping from the system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the MIL to turn on.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and may cause the malfunction indicator light
to turn on.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
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NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank
is full.
3. Insert finger into half circle opening and pull flap open
to access the cable.
• Tighten the gas cap about one-quarter turn until you
hear one click. This is an indication that the cap is
properly tightened.
• If the gas cap is not tighten properly, the MIL will come
on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time the
vehicle is refueled.
5
Manual Fuel Filler Door Release
If you are unable to open the fuel filler door, use the
manual fuel filler door release.
1. Open the trunk.
2. Locate the release cable access door cut out on the
right side of the trunk trim.
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4. Pull the release cable.
Vehicle Certification Label
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label attached to
the driver’s door B-Pillar.
The label contains the following information:
• Name of manufacturer
• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Type of Vehicle
• Month, Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
Release Cable
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
VEHICLE LOADING
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Curb Weight
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
GVWR.
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
Tire Size
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents added.
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires
Overloading
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
The load carrying components (springs, tires, wheels,
Rim Size
etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory service as
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size long as you do not exceed the GVWR.
listed.
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
Inflation Pressure
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that
it is not over the GVWR.
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
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Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and TRAILER TOWING
shorten useful service life. Heavier suspension compo- In this section you will find safety tips and information
nents do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
Loading
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
and safely as possible.
weight. Store heavier items down low and be sure you
distribute their weight as evenly as possible. Stow all loose To maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage,
items securely before driving. Improper weight distribu- follow the requirements and recommendations in this
tion can have an adverse effect on the way your vehicle manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
steers and handles, and the way the brakes operate.
Common Towing Definitions
CAUTION!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the
GVWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or
it can change the way your vehicle handles. This
could cause you to lose control. Also, overloading can
shorten the life of your vehicle.
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
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exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
further information.
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either the front
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
or rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle CertiThe GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
fication Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or teminformation.
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
WARNING!
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
supported by the scale.
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
and trailer when weighed in combination.
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Tongue Weight (TW)
Weight-Carrying Hitch
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
than 10% of the trailer load. You must consider this as
part of the load on your vehicle.
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 are commonly used to tow small- and mediumsized trailers.
Frontal Area
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the
Weight-Distributing Hitch
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
A weight-distributing hitch system works by applying
Trailer Sway Control
leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be used for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue to the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s).
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with When used in accordance with the manufacturer’s directhe telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer tions, it provides for a more level ride, offering more
swaying motions while traveling.
consistent steering and brake control and thereby enhancing towing safety. The addition of a friction/
hydraulic sway control also dampens sway caused by
traffic and crosswinds, contributing positively to tow
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vehicle and trailer stability. Trailer sway control and a
weight distributing (load equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue Weights (TW) and may be
required depending on Vehicle and Trailer
configuration/loading to comply with GAWR requirements.
Trailer Hitch Classification
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Max. Trailer Hitch
Class
Industry Standards
I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Class
Class
Class
Class
Duty
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
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 the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the Maximum GTW towable
for your given drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer 1.4L Turbo Engine
weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Trailer towing is not recommended.
Engine/Transmission
Frontal Area
Max. GTW
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
Max. Tongue Wt.
(See Note)
150 lbs (50 kg)
2.0L and 2.4L Auto/
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
Man
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo
and should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire and Loading Information placard. Refer to “Tire
Safety Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
severely from side-to-side which will cause loss of conAlways load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in trol of vehicle and trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the GTW in front is the cause of many trailer collisions.
on the tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway your bumper or trailer hitch.
Trailer And Tongue Weight
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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
“Tire Safety Information” for the maximum combined
weight of occupants and cargo for your vehicle.
Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components, the following guidelines are recommended:
Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle
or other parts could be damaged.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h)
and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps
the engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at
the heavier loads.
Perform the maintenance listed in the Maintenance
Schedule. Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further
information. When towing a trailer, never exceed the
GAWR or GCWR ratings.
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have a collision.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to the brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow
enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. With a manual transmission, shift the transmission into REVERSE. Always
block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized.
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Towing Requirements — Tires
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
• Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact • Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
spare tire.
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
• Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
personal injury.
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Oper- • An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
ating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
required when towing a trailer with electronically
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
• Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation presa hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
sures before trailer usage.
brake controller is not required.
• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General • Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (450 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
proper inspection procedure.
• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load
carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s GVWR
and GAWR limits.
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Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (450 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake system and
cause it to fail. You might not have brakes when you
need them and could have a collision.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping distance. When towing, you should allow for additional
space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of
you. Failure to do so could result in a collision.
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four-pin and
seven-pin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer
harness and connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicle’s
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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1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
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6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
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If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45
minutes of continuous operation, then change the transBefore setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
mission fluid and filter as specified for severe usage
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
(police, fleet, taxi, or frequent trailer towing). Refer to the
traffic.
⬙Maintenance Schedule⬙ for the proper maintenance inManual Transmission — If Equipped
tervals.
Towing Tips
If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing, AutoStick®
all starts must be in first gear to avoid excessive clutch
When using the AutoStick® shift control, select the
slippage.
highest gear that allows for adequate performance and
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
avoids frequent downshifts. For example, choose ⬙4⬙ if
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. How- the desired speed can be maintained. Choose ⬙3⬙ or ⬙2⬙ if
ever, if frequent shifting occurs while in DRIVE, use the needed to maintain the desired speed.
AutoStick® shift control to manually select a lower gear. To prevent excess heat generation, avoid continuous
NOTE: Using a lower gear while operating the vehicle driving at high RPM. Reduce vehicle speed as necessary
under heavy loading conditions, will improve perfor- to avoid extended driving at high RPM. Return to a
mance and extend transmission life by reducing exces- higher gear or vehicle speed when grade and road
sive shifting and heat buildup. This action will also conditions allow.
provide better engine braking.
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Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
Highway Driving
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
Reduce speed.
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed Air Conditioning
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
Turn off temporarily.
you can get back to cruising speed.
• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
Cooling System
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
City Driving
When stopped for short periods, shift the transmission
into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Wheels OFF the Ground
Flat Tow
None
Dolly Tow
Front
Rear
All
On Trailer
Manual Transmission
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
Automatic
Transmission
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOTE: When recreationally towing your vehicle, always follow applicable state and provincial laws. Contact
state and provincial Highway Safety offices for additional details.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions
may be recreationally towed (flat towed) at any legal
highway speed, for any distance, if the manual transmission is in the NEUTRAL position.
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CAUTION!
• DO NOT flat tow any vehicle equipped with an
automatic transmission. Damage to the drivetrain
will result. If these vehicles require towing, make
sure all drive wheels are OFF the ground.
• Do not dolly tow this vehicle. Use of a towing dolly
can cause significant damage to your vehicle. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage.
Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .519 䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .532
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .519
▫ Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . .532
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
䡵 TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . .522
▫ TIREFIT Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .522
▫ TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation . . . . .522
▫ TIREFIT Usage Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
▫ Jacking And Changing A Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .543
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
▫ Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
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䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .547 䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .551
䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
center of the instrument panel.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning • On the highways — slow down.
flashers. When the switch is activated, all direc- • In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission in
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
NEUTRAL, but do not increase the engine idle speed.
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
an impending overheat condition:
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your • If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the • You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
from the engine cooling system.
may wear down your battery.
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WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,”
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H,” turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure
that the wheel is properly mounted to the vehicle. Any
time a wheel has been removed and reinstalled on the
vehicle the lug nuts/bolts should be torqued using a
properly calibrated torque wrench.
Torque Specifications
Lug Nut/Bolt Torque
**Lug Nut/
Bolt Size
100 Ft-Lbs (135 N·m)
M12 x 1.25
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
Lug Nut/
Bolt
Socket
Size
19 mm
**Use only Chrysler recommended lug nuts/bolts and
clean or remove any dirt or oil before tightening.
Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
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Wheel Mounting Surface
Torque Patterns
Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut/bolt torque to be
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
sure that all the lug nuts/bolts are properly seated
against the wheel.
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TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED
Small punctures up to ¼” (6 mm) in the tire tread can be
sealed with TIREFIT. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or nails)
should not be removed from the tire. TIREFIT can be used in
outside temperatures down to approximately -4°F (-20°C).
This kit will provide a temporary tire seal, allowing you
to drive your vehicle up to 100 miles (160 km) with a
maximum speed of 55 mph (90 km/h).
TIREFIT Storage
The TIREFIT kit is located in the trunk.
TIREFIT Components
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
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Sealant Bottle
Deflation Button
Pressure Gauge
Power Button
5 — Mode Select Knob
6 — Sealant Hose (Clear)
7 — Air Pump Hose (Black)
8 — Power Plug (located on bottom
side of TIREFIT Kit)
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 523
Using The Power Button
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
Your TIREFIT kit is equipped with the following symbols
to indicate the air or sealant mode.
Selecting Air Mode
Push and release the Power Button (4) once to
turn On the TIREFIT kit. Push and release the
Power Button (4) again to turn Off the TIREFIT
kit.
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to
this position for air pump operation only. Use Using The Deflation Button
the Black Air Pump Hose (7) when selecting
Press the Deflation Button (2) to reduce the air
this mode.
pressure in the tire if it becomes over-inflated.
Selecting Sealant Mode
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and TIREFIT Usage Precautions
turn to this position to inject the TIRE- • Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant
FIT Sealant and to inflate the tire. Use
Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed at the
the Sealant Hose (clear hose) (6) when
lower right hand corner on the bottle label) to assure
selecting this mode.
optimum operation of the system. Refer to “Sealing a
Tire with TIREFIT” section (F) “Sealant Bottle and
Hose Replacement”.
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• When the TIREFIT sealant is in a liquid form, clean water,
and a damp cloth will remove the material from the
vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the sealant
dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly discarded.
• For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem
on the wheel is free of debris before connecting the
TIREFIT kit.
• You can use the TIREFIT air pump to inflate bicycle
tires. The kit also comes with two needles, located in
the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of
the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar
inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump Hose
TIREFIT Expiration Date Location
(7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in the
• The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one
Air Mode when inflating such items to avoid injecting
tire application use and need to be replaced after each
sealant into them. The TIREFIT Sealant is only inuse. Always replace these components immediately at
tended to seal punctures less than ¼” (6 mm) diameter
your original equipment vehicle dealer.
in the tread of your vehicle.
• Do not lift or carry the TIREFIT kit by the hoses.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to seal a tire on the side of the
vehicle closest to traffic. Pull far enough off the
road to avoid the danger of being hit when using
the TIREFIT kit.
• Do not use TIREFIT or drive the vehicle under the
following circumstances:
– If the puncture in the tire tread is approximately
1/4” (6 mm) or larger.
– If the tire has any sidewall damage.
– If the tire has any damage from driving with
extremely low tire pressure.
– If the tire has any damage from driving on a flat
tire.
– If the wheel has any damage.
– If you are unsure of the condition of the tire or
the wheel.
• Keep TIREFIT away from open flames or heat
source.
• A loose TIREFIT kit thrown forward in a collision
or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the
vehicle. Always stow the TIREFIT kit in the place
provided. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you,
your passengers, and others around you.
• Take care not to allow the contents of TIREFIT to
come in contact with hair, eyes, or clothing. TIREFIT is harmful if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed
through the skin. It causes skin, eye, and respiratory irritation. Flush immediately with plenty of
water if there is any contact with eyes or skin.
Change clothing as soon as possible, if there is any
contact with clothing.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• TIREFIT Sealant solution contains latex. In case of
an allergic reaction or rash, consult a physician
immediately. Keep TIREFIT out of reach of children.
If swallowed, rinse mouth immediately with plenty
of water and drink plenty of water. Do not induce
vomiting! Consult a physician immediately.
Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use TIREFIT:
when injecting the sealant into the deflated tire and
running the air pump. Move the vehicle as necessary to
place the valve stem in this position before proceeding.
3. Place the transmission in PARK (auto transmission) or
in Gear (manual transmission) and turn Off the ignition.
4. Set the parking brake.
(B) Setting Up To Use TIREFIT:
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the
Sealant Mode position.
1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s 2. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) and then remove the cap
from the fitting at the end of the hose.
Hazard Warning flashers.
2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the 3. Place the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground next to the
deflated tire.
deflated tire) is in a position that is near to the ground.
This will allow the TIREFIT Hoses (6) and (7) to reach
4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw
the valve stem and keep the TIREFIT kit flat on the
the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) onto the
ground. This will provide the best positioning of the kit
valve stem.
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5. Uncoil the Power Plug (8) and insert the plug into the If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 – 10
seconds through the Sealant Hose (6):
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
NOTE: Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn Off the TIREFIT kit.
Disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the valve stem.
nails) from the tire.
Make sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect
(C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated
the Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the
Tire:
Mode Select Knob (5) is in the Sealant Mode position
and not Air Mode. Press the Power Button (4) to turn
• Always start the engine before turning ON the TIREFIT
On the TIREFIT kit.
kit.
NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the 2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt
parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL.
power outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if
available. Make sure the engine is running before
• After pressing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white
turning ON the TIREFIT kit.
fluid) will flow from the Sealant Bottle (1) through the
Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire.
3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous
use. Call for assistance.
NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in the
tire.
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NOTE: If the Mode Select Knob (5) is on Air Mode and If the tire does not inflate to at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar)
the pump is operating, air will dispense from the Air pressure within 15 minutes:
Pump Hose (7) only, not the Sealant Hose (6).
• The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
Sealant Hose (6):
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Defla1. Continue to operate the pump until sealant is no longer tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recomflowing through hose (typically takes 30 - 70 seconds). mended inflation pressure before continuing.
As the sealant flows through the Sealant Hose (6), the
If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at
Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as 70 psi (4.8 Bar).
The Pressure Gauge (3) will decrease quickly from least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
approximately 70 psi (4.8 Bar) to the actual tire pressure 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn off the TIREFIT kit.
when the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty.
2. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the top of the
2. The pump will start to inject air into the tire immediSealant Bottle (1) and place the sticker on the instruately after the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty. Continue to
ment panel.
operate the pump and inflate the tire to the pressure
indicated on the tire pressure label on the driver-side
latch pillar (recommended pressure). Check the tire
pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3).
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3. Immediately disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the
valve stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of
the hose, and place the TIREFIT kit in the vehicle
storage location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vehicle.”
(D) Drive Vehicle:
Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire,
drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or 10 minutes to ensure
distribution of the TIREFIT Sealant within the tire. Do not
exceed 55 mph (90 km/h).
CAUTION!
WARNING!
• The metal end fitting from Power Plug (8) may get
hot after use, so it should be handled carefully.
• Failure to reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) can result in sealant contacting your skin, clothing, and the vehicle’s interior. It can also result in sealant contacting internal
TIREFIT kit components which may cause permanent damage to the kit.
TIREFIT is not a permanent flat tire repair. Have the
tire inspected and repaired or replaced after using
TIREFIT. Do not exceed 55 mph (90 km/h) until the
tire is repaired or replaced. Failure to follow this
warning can result in injuries that are serious or fatal
to you, your passengers, and others around you.
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(E) After Driving:
If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 Bar) or higher:
Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn on TIREFIT and
to Use TIREFIT” before continuing.
inflate the tire to the pressure indicated on the tire and
loading information label on the driver-side door
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the Air
opening.
Mode position.
2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recomvehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
mended inflation pressure before continuing.
3. Uncoil the Air Pump Hose (7) (black in color) and
screw the fitting at the end of hose (7) onto the valve 2. Disconnect the TIREFIT kit from the valve stem,
reinstall the cap on the valve stem and unplug from
stem.
12 Volt outlet.
4. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the Pressure
3. Place the TIREFIT kit in its proper storage area in the
Gauge (3).
vehicle.
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar):
4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the
The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
earliest opportunity at an authorized dealer or tire
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
service center.
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5. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) 4. Clean any remaining sealant from the TIREFIT housing.
assembly at your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so
Refer to (F) “Sealant Bottle and Hose Replacement”.
that the Sealant Hose (6) aligns with the hose slot in
NOTE: When having the tire serviced, advise the authothe front of the housing. Press the bottle into the
rized dealer or service center that the tire has been sealed
housing. An audible click will be heard indicating the
using the TIREFIT service kit.
bottle is locked into place.
(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) (clear in color).
6. Verify that the cap is installed on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) and return the hose to its
storage area (located on the bottom of the air pump).
2. Locate the round Sealant Bottle release button in the
7. Return the TIREFIT kit to its storage location in the
recessed area under the sealant bottle.
vehicle.
3. Press the Sealant Bottle release button. The Sealant
Bottle (1) will pop up. Remove the bottle and dispose
of it accordingly.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
The jack and spare tire are both stowed under an access
cover in the trunk. Follow these steps to access the jack
and spare tire.
1. Open the trunk.
2. Lift the access cover using the pull strap.
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Pull Strap
Jack Location
3. Remove the fastener securing the jack and spare tire.
4. Remove the scissors jack and wheel bolt wrench from
the spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw to
the left to loosen the wheel bolt wrench, and remove
the wrench from the jack assembly.
5. Remove the spare tire.
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2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK.
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
6. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally
opposite of the jacking position. For
Preparations For Jacking
example, if changing the right front
tire, block the left rear wheel.
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
areas.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
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Jacking And Changing A Tire
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
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1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and wheel bolt wrench.
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
NOTE: The jack handle attaches to the side of the jack
with two attachment points. When the jack is partially
expanded, the tension between the two attachment
points holds the jack handle in place.
Jacking Locations
Removing Jack Handle From Jack
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2. If equipped with aluminum wheels where the center
cap covers the wheel bolts, use the wheel bolt wrench
to pry the center cap off carefully before raising the
vehicle.
3. Before raising the vehicle, use the wheel bolt wrench
to loosen, but not remove, the wheel bolts on the
wheel with the flat tire. Turn the wheel bolts counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the
ground.
4. Place the jack underneath the notched lift area that is
closest to the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise to
firmly engage the jack saddle with the lift area of the
sill flange, centering the jack saddle between the
locating notches on the sill flange.
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
6. Remove the wheel bolts and tire.
7. Mount the spare tire.
CAUTION!
Rear Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire
and install the spare tire.
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem
facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the
spare tire is mounted incorrectly.
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NOTE:
• For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use
Spare” under “Tires — General Information” in
“Starting and Operating” for additional warnings,
cautions, and information about the spare tire, its
use, and operation.
Mounting Spare Tire
8. Install the wheel bolts with the threaded end of the
wheel bolt toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
wheel bolts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not fully tighten the wheel bolts until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
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9. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
WARNING!
10. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased hard stop could endanger the occupants of the veleverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern hicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
until each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. Refer the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire
to “Torque Specifications” in this section for proper repaired or replaced immediately.
lug bolt torque. If in doubt about the correct tight- Road Tire Installation
ness, have them checked with a torque wrench by
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
your authorized dealer or at a service station.
11. Lower the jack until it is free. Remove the wheel 1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
blocks. Reassemble the lug wrench to the jack assem- 2. To ease the installation process for steel wheels with
bly and stow it in the spare tire area. Secure the
wheel covers, install two wheel bolts on the wheel
assembly using the means provided. Release the
which are on each side of the valve stem. Install the
parking brake before driving the vehicle.
wheel bolts with the threaded end of the bolt toward
the wheel. Lightly tighten the wheel bolts.
12. Stow the jack, tools and flat tire.
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3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the
valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand,
snapping the cover over the two wheel bolts. Do not
use a hammer or excessive force to install the cover.
4. Install the remaining wheel bolts with the threaded
end of the wheel bolt toward the wheel. Lightly
tighten the wheel bolts.
WARNING!
Tire And Wheel Cover Or Center Cap
1 — Valve Stem
2 — Valve Notch
3 — Wheel bolt
4 — Wheel Cover
5 — Road Wheel
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
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6. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the Road Tire Installation
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until
each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. Refer to 2. Install the remaining wheel bolts with the threaded
end of the wheel bolt toward the wheel. Lightly
“Torque Specifications” in this section for proper lug
tighten the wheel bolts.
bolt torque. If in doubt about the correct tightness,
have them checked with a torque wrench by your
authorized dealer or service station.
WARNING!
7. Lower the jack until it is free. Remove the wheel
blocks. Reassemble the lug wrench to the jack assembly and stow it in the spare tire area. Secure the
assembly using the means provided. Release the parking brake before driving the vehicle.
8. After 25 miles (40 km) check the wheel bolt torque
with a torque wrench to ensure that all wheel bolts are
properly seated against the wheel.
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
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4. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until
each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. Refer to
“Torque Specifications” in this section for the proper
lug bolt torque. If in doubt about the correct tightness,
have them checked with a torque wrench by your
authorized dealer or service station.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
5. Lower the jack until it is free. Remove the wheel precautions.
blocks. Reassemble the lug wrench to the jack assembly and stow it in the spare tire area. Secure the
CAUTION!
assembly using the means provided. Release the parking brake before driving the vehicle.
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
6. After 25 miles (40 km) check the wheel bolt torque other booster source with a system voltage greater
with a torque wrench to ensure that all wheel bolts are than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
properly seated against the wheel.
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WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the
engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly.
NOTE: The positive battery post is covered with a
protective cap. Lift up on the cap to gain access to the
positive battery post.
Positive Battery Post
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WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch
bands and bracelets that could make an inadvertent
electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK (manual transmission in NEUTRAL) and
turn the ignition to LOCK.
3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this jump-starting procedure could
result in personal injury or property damage due to
battery explosion.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-)
post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and
could result in personal injury. Only use the specific
ground point, do not use any other exposed metal
parts.
Connecting The Jumper Cables
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
3. Connect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of
the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery
and the fuel injection system.
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6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables
in the reverse sequence:
Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
1. Disconnect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable
from the engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
2. Disconnect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
CAUTION!
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets
draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged
in long enough without engine operation, the vehicle’s
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
3. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it can
from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your steering
4. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper wheel right and left to clear the area around the front
cable from the positive (+) post of the vehicle with the wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE and
discharged battery.
REVERSE (with automatic transmission) or 2nd Gear and
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle REVERSE (with manual transmission) while gently pressyou should have the battery and charging system in- ing the accelerator. Use the least amount of accelerator
pedal pressure that will maintain the rocking motion,
spected at your authorized dealer.
without spinning the wheels or racing the engine.
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NOTE: 1.4L Turbo automatic transmission vehicles cannot be rocked in this manner, because the transmission
will not allow shifts between DRIVE and REVERSE while
the wheels are turning.
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of clutch or transmission failure during
prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
NOTE: Press the ESC off switch, to place the Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system in “partial off” mode,
before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake
Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further information. Once the vehicle has been freed, press the ESC off
switch again to restore ESC on mode.
CAUTION!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE/2nd gear and REVERSE, do not spin
the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
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WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
3. Remove the rubber storage tray liner from the center
console, then lift up the front of the shift lever bezel,
carefully disengage the bezel from the shift lever
housing, and slide it up to the top of the shift lever.
6
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
Shift Lever Bezel
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
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5. Insert a small screwdriver or similar tool down into
the access slot at the front of the shift lever assembly,
and push and hold the white override release lever
down.
Shift Lever
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
Override Release Tab
8. Reinstall the shift lever bezel (use care to avoid
pinching the wiring), and the rubber storage tray liner.
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
NOTE: This section describes procedures for towing a
disabled vehicle using a commercial wrecker service.
Towing Condition
WheelsOFF The Ground
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
NONE
Rear
Front
ALL
Flatbed
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
MANUAL
TRANSMISSION
Trans in NEUTRAL
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
vehicles under tow must be observed.
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Automatic Transmission
CAUTION!
• DO NOT use sling-type equipment when towing.
Vehicle damage may occur.
• When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not
attach to front or rear suspension components.
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defroster, etc.)
while being towed, the key must be in the ON/RUN
position, not the ACC position.
Automatic transmission vehicles must be towed with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
CAUTION!
• DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the
drivetrain will result.
• Do not dolly tow this vehicle. Use of a towing dolly
can cause significant damage to your vehicle. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage.
Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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If the key fob is unavailable, or the vehicle’s battery is
discharged, refer to “Shift Lever Override” in this section
for instructions on shifting the automatic transmission
out of PARK for loading onto a flatbed truck.
Manual Transmission
• The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle
with all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
• Manual transmission vehicles can also be flat towed
(all four wheels on the ground) with the transmission
in NEUTRAL.
CAUTION!
• DO NOT flat tow any disabled vehicle if condition
is related to the clutch, transmission or driveline.
Additional damage to the drivetrain could result.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe engine, transmission,
or drivetrain damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO . . . .557
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L . . . . . . . . . .558
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L . . . . . . . . . .559
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . .560
▫ Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .560
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .563
▫ A/C Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
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▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575 䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578 䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583 䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
▫ Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . .586
▫ Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
▫ Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . .588
▫ Backup Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
▫ License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
▫ Underhood Fuses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
▫ Body Control Module (BCM) Fuses . . . . . . . . .601
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS . .609
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO
7
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Engine Oil Level Indicator
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
5
6
7
8
— Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
— Air Cleaner Filter
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
5
6
7
8
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
— Engine Oil Level Indicator
— Air Cleaner Filter
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
7
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
5
6
7
8
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
— Engine Oil Level Indicator
— Air Cleaner Filter
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
CAUTION!
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light” (MIL). It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose or
improperly installed. A “gASCAP” 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 trip odometer
RESET button to turn off the message. If the problem
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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 MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the MIL
light off.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
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 II system is ready, you must
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass do the following:
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
not crank or start the engine.
For states that require an Inspection and Maintenance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not start this test over.
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II 2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
system is ready for testing.
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
of a normal bulb check.
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3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
happen:
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
running.
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
Use of genuine MOPAR® parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR® parts for mainteIf your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your nance and repairs will not be covered by the New Vehicle
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was Limited Warranty.
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
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DEALER SERVICE
WARNING!
Your authorized 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 Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you
have any doubt about your ability to perform a service
job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
penalties being assessed against you.
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
“Maintenance Schedule”, there are other components
which may require servicing or replacement in the future.
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Engine Oil
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized dealer or qualified
repair center.
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of
component malfunction, use only the specified
fluid for the flushing procedure.
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must be
maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at regular
intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to check the
engine oil level is about five minutes after a fully warmed
engine is shut off. Do not check oil level before starting the
engine after it has sat overnight. Checking engine oil level
when the engine is cold will give you an incorrect reading.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground and
only when the engine is hot, will improve the accuracy of
the oil level readings. Maintain the oil level between the
range markings on the dipstick. The range markings will
consist of a crosshatch zone which depicts the MIN at the
low end of the range and MAX at the high end of the range.
Adding 1 qt (1L) of oil when the reading is at the low end
of the indicated range will result in the oil level at the full
end of the indicator range.
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Engine Oil Selection — 1.4L Turbo Engine
CAUTION!
Do not overfill the engine. Overfilling the engine
will cause oil aeration, which can lead to loss of oil
pressure and an increase in oil temperature. This
could damage your engine. Also, be sure the oil fill
cap is replaced and tightened after adding oil.
Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified Grade SN or better and meet the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard MS-12991.
Engine Oil Selection — 2.0L And 2.4L Engine
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified Grade SN or better and meet the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve
months, whichever occurs first.
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Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 1.4L Turbo
Engine
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 2.0L And
2.4L Engine
MOPAR® SAE 5W-40 synthetic engine oil or equivalent
Pennzoil® or Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine
oil filler cap also states the recommended engine oil
viscosity grade for your engine.
MOPAR® SAE 0W-20 engine oil or equivalent Pennzoil®
or Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler
cap also states the recommended engine oil viscosity
grade for your engine.
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certi- Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade num- fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
ber should not be used.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
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.
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Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and oil Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, indiscrimi- maintenance intervals.
nately discarded, can present a problem to the environment.
Contact your authorized dealer, service station or governWARNING!
mental agency for advice on how and where used oil and oil
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
filters can be safely discarded in your area.
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
Engine Oil Filter
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
at every engine oil change.
near the engine compartment before starting the
Engine Oil Filter Selection
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality serious personal injury.
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. MOPAR® engine oil filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
WARNING!
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recommended.
Tires
Checking For Tire Wear
Once a month, check the tire inflation pressures and look
for unusual wear or damage. Rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
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Air Conditioner Maintenance
WARNING! (Continued)
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that
should not be disconnected and should only be
replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).
CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive
(+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the
system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If
Equipped
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealer or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
PAG compressor oil, and refrigerants.
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Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
HFO 1234yf — If Equipped
A/C Air Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
HFO 1234yf Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydro- maintenance intervals.
fluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product
WARNING!
with a low GWP (Global Warming Potential). However,
the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning ser- Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
vice be performed by authorized dealer or other service operating or personal injury may result.
facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet on the
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system lower right of center console. Perform the following
procedure to replace the filter:
PAG compressor oil, and refrigerants.
1. Remove the passenger side console closeout. (located
on the right side of the center console).
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Passenger Side Console Closeout
Filter Cover Retaining Tab
2. Disengage the retaining tab that secures the filter 3. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of the
cover to the HVAC housing, and remove the cover.
housing. Take note of the air filter position indicators.
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CAUTION!
The A/C air filter is identified with an arrow to
indicate airflow direction through the filter. Failure
to properly install the filter will result in the need to
replace it more often.
5. Install the passenger side console closeout.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
oil, or refrigerants.
Air Conditioning Filter Removal
4. Install the A/C air filter with the air filter position
indicators pointing in the same direction as removal.
When installing the filter cover, make sure the retaining tab fully engages the cover.
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Body Lubrication
Windshield Wiper Blades
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, decklid, sliding doors and hood hinges, should
be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease,
such as MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy
operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to
the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned
should be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after
lubricating excess oil and grease should be removed.
Particular attention should also be given to hood latching
components to ensure proper function. When performing
other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
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.
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.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies dependThe external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small performance of blades may be present with chattering,
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR® marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder. are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
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Adding Washer Fluid
Exhaust System
The washer fluid reservoir is located in the engine com- The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
partment, and the fluid level should be checked at regular the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent system.
only (not radiator antifreeze).
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some washer or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and wipe clean the or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
wiper blades, this will help blade performance. To prevent have an authorized technician inspect the complete exfreeze-up of your windshield washer system in cold haust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damweather, select a solution or mixture that meets or exceeds aged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
the temperature range of your climate. This rating informa- or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
tion can be found on most washer fluid containers.
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
WARNING!
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
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Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damverter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- age:
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
damage.
motion.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
vehicle.
against you.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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Coolant Checks
Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at any time the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had
time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system
pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains visible
sediment, have an authorized dealer clean and flush with
OAT coolant (antifreeze) (conforming to MS-12106).
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
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NOTE: Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could lead
to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
needed to be added to the system please contact your
local authorized dealer.
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
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CAUTION! (Continued)
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, the cooling system will
need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with fresh
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106), by an
authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
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• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material StanYour vehicle has been built with an improved engine
dard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concencoolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) that
trations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
allows extended maintenance intervals. This engine cool−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
ant (antifreeze) can be used up to ten years or
150,000 miles (240,000 km) before replacement. To pre- • Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionvent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
important that you use the same engine coolant (OAT
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
coolant conforming to MS-12106) throughout the life of
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
your vehicle.
engine cooling system.
Adding Coolant
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze)
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
• We recommend using MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-12106.
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NOTE:
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
needed to be added to the system please contact your
local authorized dealer.
• Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recommended and can result in cooling system damage. If
HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) as soon as
possible.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze).
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution.
Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the
engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the
cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes
pressure to build up in the cooling system. To
prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
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As long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory,
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is the coolant bottle need only be checked once a month.
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
with your local authorities to determine the disposal maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by ani- coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
mals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
Points To Remember
engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
spills immediately.
from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
Coolant Level
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporThe coolant expansion bottle provides a quick visual ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
method for determining that the coolant level is ad- coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
equate. With the engine off and cold, the level of the
engine coolant (antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the “MAX” and “MIN” lines marked on the bottle.
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
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If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the
coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze) • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
needs to be added, the contents of the coolant expansion
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
bottle must also be protected against freezing.
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emisrequired, the cooling system should be pressure tested
sions.
for leaks.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to
MS-12106) and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your engine which contains aluminum components.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
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WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
brake pads wear. The brake fluid level should be checked
when the pads are replaced. However, low fluid level
may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be needed.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission, the brake fluid reservoir supplies fluid to both
the brake system and the clutch release system. The two
systems are separated in the reservoir, and a leak in one
system will not affect the other system. The manual
transmission
clutch release system should not require
Brake Master Cylinder
fluid replacement during the life of the vehicle. If the
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked brake fluid reservoir is low and the brake system does
when performing under hood services, or immediately if not indicate any leaks or other problems, it may be a
the brake system warning light is on.
result of a leak in the hydraulic clutch release system. See
Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before your local authorized dealer for service.
removing the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refluid level up to the requirements described on the brake fer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Mainfluid reservoir. Fluid level can be expected to fall as the taining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Using the wrong type of brake fluid can severely
damage your brake system and/or impair its performance. The proper type of brake fluid for your
vehicle is also identified on the original factory
installed hydraulic master cylinder reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has
been in a tightly closed container. Keep the master
cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Use of improper brake fluids will affect overall clutch
system performance. Improper brake fluids may damage the clutch system resulting in loss of clutch function and the ability to shift the transmission.
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality, and will require more
frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to “Fluids,
Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in this section for
fluid specifications.
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
Selection Of Lubricant
No chemical flushes should be used in any transmission;
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to only the approved lubricant should be used.
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s specified transmission fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in this
section for fluid specifications. It is important to maintain
the transmission fluid at the correct level using the
recommended fluid.
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Special Additives
Fluid Level Check
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not
any special additives in the transmission.
require adjustment under normal operating conditions.
Routine fluid level checks are not required, therefore the
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
transmission has no dipstick. Your authorized dealer can
product and its performance may be impaired by supplecheck your transmission fluid level using special service
mental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additools. If you notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunctives to the transmission. The only exception to this
tion, visit your authorized dealer immediately to have
policy is the use of special dyes for diagnosing fluid
the fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle with an
leaks. Avoid using transmission sealers as they may
improper fluid level can cause severe transmission damadversely affect seals.
age.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
the chemicals can damage your transmission components. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper
tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
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Fluid and Filter Changes
Fluid Level Check
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will provide satisfactory lubrication for the
life of the vehicle. However, if the vehicle is used for
frequent trailer towing, police, fleet, taxi, etc., change the
fluid as indicated in the Maintenance Schedule. In addition, change the fluid (and filter, if equipped) if the fluid
becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is disassembled for any reason.
The transmission is designed to be fill for life. The oil
does not need to be check unless there is an oil leak.
Should the transmission be leaking oil, the transmission
should be serviced to correct the condition.
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
Frequency Of Fluid Change
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of
the vehicle. Fluid changes are not necessary unless lubricant has become contaminated with water.
Lubricant Selection
NOTE: If contaminated with water, the fluid should be
Use only the manufacturers recommended transmission changed immediately.
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
What Causes Corrosion?
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and chemicals that are sprayed
on trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are
highly corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside
parking, which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants, road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated,
extreme hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and
underbody protection.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
The following maintenance recommendations will enable • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your veyou to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
hicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
resistance built into your vehicle.
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
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• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumu- Special Care
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
and Tar Remover to remove.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR®
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and
open.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that
may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
CAUTION!
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder that will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi
(8 274 kPa) can result in damage or removal of paint
and decals.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
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• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well Chrome wheels DO NOT USE wheel cleaners, abrasives
or polishing compounds. They will permanently damage
packaged and sealed.
this finish and such damage is not covered by the New
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
Vehicle Limited Warranty. USE ONLY MILD SOAP AND
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
WATER WITH A SOFT CLOTH. Used on a regular basis
• Use MOPAR® Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as this is all that is required to maintain this finish.
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner.
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
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Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
Equipped
Interior Care
Use MOPAR® Fabric Cleaner or equivalent to clean
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner: fabric upholstery and MOPAR® Carpet Cleaner or
equivalent for carpeting.
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
cloth, or MOPAR® Satin Select or equivalent. Do not use
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
harsh cleaners or Armor All®. Use MOPAR® Total Clean
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean or or equivalent to clean vinyl upholstery.
equivalent, or a mild soap solution to a clean, damp
MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recomcloth and remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to
mended for leather upholstery.
remove soap residue.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
Cleaner or equivalent to a clean, damp cloth and
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
soap residue.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of and MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
protectants on Stain Repel products.
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
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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.
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.
WARNING!
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
Cleaning Headlights
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear winYour vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights.
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore not use scrapers or other sharp instruments that may
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
scratch the elements.
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When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
directly on the mirror.
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
Instrument Panel Cover
The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface which 1. Clean with a wet soft rag or micro-fiber towel. A mild
minimizes reflections on the windshield. Do not use
soap solution may be used, but do not use high
protectants or other products which may cause undesiralcohol content or abrasive cleaners. If soap is used,
able reflections. Use soap and warm water to restore the
wipe clean with a clean damp rag.
low glare surface.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Instrument Panel Bezels
Seat Belt Maintenance
CAUTION!
When installing hanging air fresheners in your vehicle, read the installation instructions carefully.
Some air fresheners will damage the finish of
painted or decorated parts if allowed to directly
contact any surface.
Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
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If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR® Total Clean, a FUSES
mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry with a soft
WARNING!
cloth.
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an approReplace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
priate replacement fuse with the same amp rating as
buckles do not work properly.
the original fuse. Never replace a fuse with another
fuse of higher amp rating. Never replace a blown
WARNING!
fuse with metal wires or any other material. Failure
to use proper fuses may result in serious personal
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
injury, fire and/or property damage.
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
is off and that all the other services are switched off
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
and/or disengaged.
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authoassemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
rized dealer.
have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
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Interior Fuses
WARNING! (Continued)
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air
bag system, braking system), power unit systems
(engine system, gearbox system) or steering system
blows, contact an authorized dealer.
Cavity
The interior fuses are located on the drivers side under
the instrument panel.
Mini Fuse
Description
F1
F2
F3
Cartridge
Fuse
–
–
–
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
F4
F5
–
–
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
F18
F19
–
–
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
Front Heated Seats – If Equipped
Rear Heated Seats, Heated Steering Wheel – If Equipped
Park Assist Module, Rear Camera, Left and Right Blind
Spot Sensor, Compass – If Equipped
Instrument Cluster
HVAC, Humidity Sensor, In-Car Temperature Sensor, Inside
Mirror Assembly
Radio
Fuel Door
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Cavity
F20
F21
F22
F23
F24
F25
F26
F27
Cartridge
Fuse
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Mini Fuse
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
5 Amp Tan
5 Amp Tan
5 Amp Tan
10 Amp Red
Description
Steering Column Control Module, Switch Bank
Diagnostic Port
Universal Garage Door Opener, EOM
Sunroof
Run/Accessory Relay
Transmission Control Module #4
Stop Lamp Switch
Pneumatic Lumbar Support
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Underhood Fuses
The Power Distribution Center is located on the right side
of the engine compartment, behind the battery.
Power Distribution Center
Cavity
F01
F02
F03
F04
Maxi Fuse
70 Amp Tan
60 Amp Blue
30 Amp Green
40 Amp Orange
Mini Fuse
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Body Control Module #1
Body Control Module #2
Output For Starter Relay #1
ESC Pump Motor
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Cavity
F05
F06
F07
F09
F10
F11
F14
F15
F16
F17
F18
F19
F20
F21
F22
Maxi Fuse
40 Amp Orange
30 Amp Green
40 Amp Orange
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Mini Fuse
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5 Amp Tan
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
30 Amp Green
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
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Transmission Control Module #1
Body Control Module #3
EBL RLY Coil, Blower Motor RLY Coil
Radiator Fan
ORC
Run/Start, Engine Control Module
Transmission Control Module #2
Transmission Control Module #3
Engine Control Module, Ignition Coils
Brake System Module
Engine Control Module
A/C Compressor Clutch
Rear Defroster (EBL)
Fuel Pump
Occupant Restraint Controller
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Cavity
F23
F24
F30
F81
F82
F83
F84
F85
Maxi Fuse
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60 Amp Blue
30 Amp Green
40 Amp Orange
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Mini Fuse
25 Amp Natural
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
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20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
F86
F87
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20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
F88
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10 Amp Red
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Brake System Module
Engine Control Module, Fuel Injectors
Power Outlet (Console)
Interior PDC Battery Feed, Power Seats
Amplifier
HVAC Blower Motor
Cigar Lighter
Sunroof, LRSM, Power Outlet (Console),
UCI/AUX Port, Cigar Lighter
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Wastegate, Purge Solenoid, OBD Vent
Valve, Oxygen Sensor Heaters
Heated Outside Mirrors
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Body Control Module (BCM) Fuses
Cavity
F12
F13
F31
F32
F33
F34
F36
F37
F38
F42
F43
F47
F48
Cartridge Fuse
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Mini Fuse
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15 Amp Blue
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10 Amp Red
25 Amp Clear
25 Amp Clear
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
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20 Amp Yellow
5 Amp Tan
20 Amp Yellow
Description
Spare
Left Headlamp
Spare
Interior Lighting/Decklid/Liftgate Release
Window Motor – Driver
Window Motor – Passenger
Intrusion Module
Instrument Panel Cluster
Door Locks
Spare
Windshield Washer Pump
Transmission Control Module (Tcm)
Spare
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Cavity
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F50
F51
F53
F89
F90
F91
F92
F93
Cartridge Fuse
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Mini Fuse
7.5 Amp Brown
7.5 Amp Brown
7.5 Amp Brown
7.5 Amp Brown
5 Amp Tan
7.5 Amp Brown
7.5 Amp Brown
7.5 Amp Brown
15 Amp Blue
Description
Stop Lamp Switch
Pneumatic Lumbar Support
Cd/Hands-Free Module – Bluetooth/Radio Display
Driver Window Switch/Power Mirrors
Trunk Lamp
Front Fog Lamps – Right
Front Fog Lamps – Left
High Beams (Shutters)
Right Headlamp
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VEHICLE STORAGE
REPLACEMENT BULBS
If you will not be using your vehicle for more than 21
days, you may want to take steps to preserve your Interior Bulbs
battery.
Dome Lamp
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of Overhead Console Lamp
service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes Exterior Bulbs
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the Low Beam/High Beam
possibility of compressor damage when the system is (Bi-Halogen Headlamp)
started again.
Low Beam/High Beam
NOTE: When the vehicle has not been started or driven (Bi-Xenon Headlamp)
for at least 35 days, an Extended Park Start Procedure is Front Park/Turn Signal
required to start the vehicle. Refer to “Starting Proce- Lamp
dures” in “Starting And Operating” for further informa- Sidemarker Lamp
tion.
Front Fog Lamp
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W5W
W5W
Bulb Number
HIR2
D3S
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Center High-Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Rear Tail/Stop/Turn
Signal Lamp
Backup Lamp
License Lamp
Bulb Number
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
7440
168
Headlamps
Halogen Headlamps
Can be serviced by removing the cap from the backside
of the headlamp. Remove the HIR2 bulb from the connector and replacing the bulb. Reinstall bulb and cap.
High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID)
The headlamps are a type of high voltage discharge tube.
High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the
headlamp switch off and the key removed. Because of
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmo- this, you should not attempt to service a headlamp bulb
spheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric yourself. If a headlamp bulb fails, take your vehicle to an
conditions change to allow the condensation to change authorized dealer for service.
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
accelerate the clearing process.
BULB REPLACEMENT
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WARNING!
A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
HID headlamps when the headlamp switch is turned
ON. It may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized
dealer for service.
Backup Lamps
1. Open trunk.
2. Remove trim cover.
Trim Cover
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3. Twist the bulb socket one quarter turn counter clockwise to remove.
Backup Bulb
Bulb Socket
4. Replace bulb.
5. Twist the bulb socket one quarter turn clockwise to
install.
6. Install trim cover.
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License Lamp
1. Remove the screws securing the lamp to the rear
fascia.
2. Remove the bulb and socket assembly.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
1 — License Lamp Bulb
2 — Socket
4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly.
5. Reattach the lamp to the rear fascia, and then install
the screws.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Fuel (1.4L Engines)
Fuel (2.0L/2.4L Engines)
Fuel (2.4L GT models only)
Engine Oil With Filter
1.4L Turbo Engine (SAE 5W-40 Synthetic, API Certified)
2.0L Engine (SAE 0W-20, API Certified)
2.4L Engine (SAE 0W-20, API Certified)
Cooling System*
1.4L Turbo Engine (MOPAR® OAT Antifreeze/Engine
Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
2.0L and 2.4L Engine (MOPAR® OAT Antifreeze/Engine
Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle
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13.2 Gallons
14.2 Gallons
15.8 Gallons
50 Liters
54 Liters
60 Liters
4 Quarts
5 Quarts
5.5 Quarts
3.8 Liters
4.7 Liters
5.2 Liters
7.2 Quarts
6.8 Liters
7.2 Quarts
6.8 Liters
filled to MAX level.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 609
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 1.4L Turbo Engine
Engine Oil – 2.0L and 2.4L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/
150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent
meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.
We recommend you use SAE 5W-40 API Certified Synthetic Engine Oil,
meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12991 such as
MOPAR®, Pennzoil®, and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler cap
for correct SAE grade. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE
grade.
We recommend you use SAE 0W-20 API Certified Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR®,
Pennzoil®, and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct
SAE grade.
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Component
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 1.4L Turbo Engine
Spark Plugs – 2.0L Engine
Spark Plugs – 2.4L Engine
Fuel Selection – 1.4L Turbo Engine
Fuel Selection – 2.0L and
2.4L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.026 in [0.65 mm]).
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm]).
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.047 in [1.2 mm]).
91 Octane Recommended – 87 Octane Acceptable.
87 Octane.
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
(1.4L Turbo Engine) – If Equipped
Automatic Transmission (2.0L And
2.4L Engine) – If Equipped
Manual Transmission – If
Equipped
Brake Master Cylinder
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR® C635 DDCT/MTX Transmission Fluid or equivalent. Failure to
use the correct fluid may affect the function or performance of your
transmission.
MOPAR® SP-IV Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent. Failure to
use the correct fluid may affect the function or performance of your
transmission
We recommend you use MOPAR® C635 DDCT/MTX Transmission Fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR® DOT 3, SAE J1703. If DOT 3, SAE
J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Severe Duty All Models
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
Change Engine Oil at 4000 miles (6,500 km) if the vehicle
is operated in a dusty and off road environment. This
type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty.
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will
influence when the “Change Oil” message is displayed.
Severe Operating Conditions can cause the change oil
message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km)
since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as
possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
Check engine oil level.
• Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
Check windshield washer fluid level.
Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage.
Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, and brake
master cylinder as needed.
Check function of all interior and exterior lights.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever comes first.
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Required Maintenance
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for required maintenance.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change engine oil and filter.
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake.
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and
hoses.
• Inspect exhaust system.
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions.
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Inspect CV joint boots.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends and replace
as necessary.
Inspect brake linings, parking brake function.
Additional Maintenance
Replace the cabin/air conditioning filter.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the spark plugs (1.4L Turbo Engine).**
112,000
128,000
144,000
150,000
96,000
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80,000
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140,000
64,000
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Replace the spark plugs (2.0L and 2.4L Engine).**
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 10 years or
150,000 miles (240,000 km) whichever comes first.
Change the transmission fluid (manual, or 1.4L
turbo automatic) if using your vehicle for any of the
following: trailer towing, heavy loading, taxi, police,
delivery service (commercial service), off-road, desert operation or more than 50% of your driving is at
sustained speeds during hot weather, above 90°F
(32°C).
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80,000
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70,000
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120,000
60,000
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110,000
40,000
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176,000
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20,000
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Or Kilometers:
160,000
Mileage Or Time Passed
(Whichever Comes First)
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 617 M
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Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter
(2.0L, 2.4L engines only) if you frequently drive: on
rough or unpaved roads, on mountain roads, on
short trips, in heavy city traffic during hot weather,
or while towing a trailer, or if you use the vehicle for
police, taxi, or in a commercial fleet.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
Replace the timing belt (1.4L Turbo Engine).
10
130,000
90,000
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80,000
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** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
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WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and
effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
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CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing
Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . .625
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .623
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .626
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .623 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .627
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .624
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .624
▫ In Mexico Contact:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .628
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
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facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and • Authorized dealer name
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
correctly and in a timely manner.
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer.
Phone: (800) 423–6343
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the con- Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
cern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer P.O. Box 1621
center.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenPhone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
ter should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
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Mexico, D. F.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1-800-855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Service Contract
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call
(800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
In Mexico Contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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626 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 627
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
MOPAR® fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153),
available from an authorized dealer. They are recom- or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administramended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle tor, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other
operating at its best.
information about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
MOPAR® PARTS
In Canada
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should contact Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
roadsafety/
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could cause
a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer.
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Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshootNOTE: A street address is required when ordering
ing and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
Service Manuals
Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the inforThese Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
mation that students and professional technicians need in
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acdiagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintainquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
ing, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC veIncluded are starting, operating, emergency and maintehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward nance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
and safety tips.
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 629
Call toll free at:
Treadwear
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete.
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
requirements in addition to these grades.
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630 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
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.
Temperature Grades
WARNING!
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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632 INDEX
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .580
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .567
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
Air Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470
Alarm
Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Rearming The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Tamper Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Vehicle Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .579
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
Assistance Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
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Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Automatic High Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .401
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .27
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Bluetooth®
Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
Audio Device After Pairing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between the
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone . . . . . . . . .189
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Brake Fluid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584
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Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) .
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . .
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD (Compact Disc) Player . . . . . . . . . .
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . .270
. . . . . . . . .608
. . . . . . . . .608
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.497
.558
.581
.108
.296
.296
.589
.379
.133
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .318
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Child Restraints
Child Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint . . . . .98
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle
Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children . . . . . . .91
Seating Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
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Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . .
Compact Disc (CD) Player . . . . . . . . .
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . .
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) .
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . .
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
.367
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
.584
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
.584
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
.292
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
.389
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
.379
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . .579
.475
.328 Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
.380 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
.380 Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623
.292
.272 Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
.625 Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . .244
.608 Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
.581 Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
.578 Deck Lid, Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
.580 Deck Lid, Power Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
.578 Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
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Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Door Locks
Child-Protection Door Lock — Rear Doors . . . . . .35
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
Driver’s Seat Back Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Electric Rear Window Defrost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .252
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .321
Emergency Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Emergency Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
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Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551
Emergency Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .561
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Exhaust System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . .
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . .
Air Conditioning . . . . .
Automatic Transmission
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . .
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Additives . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Flashers
Capacity . . . . . . . . .
Clean Air . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . .
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) .
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Filler Door (Gas Cap)
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . .
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Light . . . . . . . . . . . .
Materials Added . . . .
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Methanol . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Octane Rating . . . . . .
Requirements . . . . . .
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . .609
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Tank Capacity . . . . . .
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231 Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547 Fuel System Caution . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
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Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . .
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . . . .
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . .
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . .
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
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Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.493 Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . .
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Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.549
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.501 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.501 Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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640 INDEX
. . .414 Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
. . .241 Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
. . .451 Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
. . .505 Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
. . .292 Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .245
. . .274 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
iPod®/USB/MP3 Control
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Ignition
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
Courtesy Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
Front Courtesy Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Transmitter . . . . . . .23
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Key Fob
Arm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Disarm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch .
Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Coin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) . . . . . . . . .
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Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . . . .27
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . . .27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Unlatch The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Keyless Enter-N-Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
Enter The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Lock The Vehicle’s Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Passive Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Passive Entry Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Unlock From The Driver’s Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Unlock From The Passenger Side . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Keyless Entry System . . .
Keyless Go. . . . . . . . . . .
Key, Programming . . . . .
Key, Replacement . . . . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
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Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Latch Plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
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Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . . .457
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .318
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . . .244
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .318
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
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Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .308
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine).
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.614
.318
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Frequency of Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
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Monitor, Tire Pressure System
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-Function Control Lever .
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New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . .274
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Parking On Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
ParkSense® System, Rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
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Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Phone (Pairing). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Phone (Uconnect®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .464
Power
Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .287
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .581
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Rear ParkSense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
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Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
Arm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Disarm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . . . .27
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . . .27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Unlatch The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .387
Remote Starting
Enter Remote Start Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Exit Remote Start Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Remote Trunk Release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
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Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .614
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . .56
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Security Alarm
Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Rearming The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Tamper Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
SENTRY KEY®
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
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Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . .318
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Shifting
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Short Message Service (SMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Side View Mirror Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Signals, Turn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Specifications
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .387
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
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Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .61
Sway Control, Trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .401
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Text Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . . .464
TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .522
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
Tire Rotation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . .
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . .
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . .
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . .
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24-Hour Towing Assistance . . . . .
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Vehicle Behind a Motorhome
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .27
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®). . . .274
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .27
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .24
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
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Uconnect® Voice Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . .380
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380 Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Uconnect®
Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .465
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Voice Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Uconnect® 130 With Satellite Radio
Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Uconnect® (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .308
Trunk Lid (Deck Lid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Trunk Release, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Trunk Release Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
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Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .626
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Auto Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Reset Auto-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Windshield Defroster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
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INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio frequency
signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone equipment must
be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must
be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly to the
battery and fused as close to the battery as possible. The
negative power connection should be made to body sheet metal
adjacent to the negative battery connection. This connection
should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the roof or
the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used in mounting
antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may affect the accuracy
or operation of the compass on vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and routed
away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use only fully
shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to ensure a
low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than normal
may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference
between the communications equipment and the vehicle’s
electronic systems.
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OWNER’S MANUAL
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14PFD41-126-AC
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