2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner`s Manual

2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner`s Manual
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2008 Wrangler
2008
OWNER’ S MANUAL
81-326-0855
First Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
Wrangler
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
䡵 Rollover Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
䡵 Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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INTRODUCTION
This is a specialized utility vehicle designed for both
on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform
tasks for which conventional two-wheel drive enclosed
vehicles were not intended. It handles and maneuvers
differently from many passenger cars both on-road and
off-road, so take time to become familiar with your
vehicle.
The two-wheel drive utility vehicle was designed for
on-road use only. It is not intended for off-road driving
or use in other severe conditions suited for a four-wheel
drive vehicle.
Before you start to drive this vehicle, read the Owner’s
Manual. Be sure you are familiar with all vehicle controls,
particularly those used for braking, steering, transmission, and transfer case shifting. Learn how your vehicle
handles on different road surfaces. Your driving skills
will improve with experience. When driving off-road or
working the vehicle, don’t overload the vehicle or expect
the vehicle to overcome the natural laws of physics.
Always observe federal, state, provincial and local laws
wherever you drive.
As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this
vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an
accident. Refer to “On-Road/Off-Road Driving Tips” in
Section 5 of this manual.
This 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 a Warranty Information Booklet and
various customer-oriented documents. You are urged to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
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NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored in
the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with the
vehicle when sold so that the new owner will be aware of
all safety warnings.
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained
technicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and is interested in your satisfaction.
ROLLOVER WARNING
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate
than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher
ground clearance, higher center of gravity, and narrower
track than many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in a wide variety of off-road applications.
Driven in an unsafe manner, all vehicles can be caused to
go out of control. Because of the higher center of gravity
and the narrower track, if this vehicle is out of control it
may roll over when some other vehicles may not.
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Operating this vehicle at excessive speeds or while
intoxicated may result in loss of control, collision with
other vehicles or objects, going off the road, or overturning, any of which may lead to serious injury or death.
Also, failure to use standard seat belts subjects the
driver and passengers to a greater risk of being thrown
out of an open-body vehicle than out of a closed vehicle
in an accident which can result in injury or death.
Although your vehicle may be equipped with a soft top
or optional hard top to give the occupants protection
from the weather, these tops do not offer structural
protection in the event of an accident and do not change
the open-body characteristic of the vehicle. Even though
your vehicle has a sport bar and side bars for some extra
protection, it is a truly open vehicle-there is no structural
integrated top and it has low sides and a folding windshield. Many of these vehicles do not have fully enclosed
hard doors.
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Do not attempt sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers or other
unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle
control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result
in an accident, rollover of the vehicle and serious injury
or death. Because of its open-body construction, your
vehicle offers less protection than closed vehicles in the
event of an accident.
Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided
is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the U.S.
government notes that the universal use of existing seat
belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more
each year, and could reduce disabling injuries by two
million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person
is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing
a seal belt. Always buckle up.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
The detailed Index at the back of this manual contains a
complete listing of all subjects.
Consult the following table for a description of the
symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this Owner’s Manual.
Rollover Warning Label
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in an accident or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on a
stamped plate located on the left front corner of the
instrument panel pad, visible from outside of the vehicle
through the windshield. This number also appears on the
Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a
window on your vehicle. Save this label for a convenient
record of your vehicle identification number and optional
equipment.
NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN plate.
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
䡵 Security Alarm System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Set The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
䡵 Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel . . . . . . .14
䡵 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Release The Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . .14
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .19
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Swing Gate . . . . . . .20
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Lock The Doors And Swing Gate . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
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▫ To Turn Off “Flash Lights With Lock” . . . . . . . .21
▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . .22
▫ Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . .25
▫ Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .36
䡵 Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Rear Power Windows (Four-Door
Models Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Upper Half Door Window Removal
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Upper Half Door Window Installation
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Front Door Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Rear Door Removal (Four-Door Models) . . . . . .29
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
䡵 Rear Swing Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor
Lock-Out (Four-Door Models Only) . . . . . . . . .46
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . .47
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▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .75
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .50
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint Systems (SRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The keys for your new vehicle are enclosed in a plastic
bag with the key code number on it. If you received your
keys without the bag, ask your authorized dealer to give
you the number. The key code can also be obtained by
your authorized dealer from your vehicle invoice.
Ignition Key Removal
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (ACC)
position.
Ignition Key Positions
2. Push the ignition key inward.
3. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position, and
remove the key.
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Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
1. Place the shift lever in the PARK position.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC position.
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4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position, and
remove the key.
WARNING!
Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could
be injured. Children should be warned not to touch
the parking brake, brake pedal, or the shift lever. Do
not leave the key in the ignition. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move the
vehicle.
CAUTION!
Ignition Key Positions
3. Push the ignition key inward.
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves.
Always remove the key from the ignition, and lock
all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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Key-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition,
sounds a signal to remind you to remove the key.
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
Insert the key in the ignition, and turn the wheel slightly
to the left or right, to disengage the lock.
STEERING WHEEL LOCK
Your vehicle is equipped with a passive steering wheel
lock. This lock prevents steering the vehicle without the
ignition key. If the steering wheel is moved a half turn in
either direction, and the key is not in the ignition, the
steering wheel will lock.
NOTE: If you turned the wheel to the right to engage
the lock, you must turn the wheel slightly to the right to
disengage it. If you turned the wheel to the left to engage
the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it.
To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
With the engine running, rotate the steering wheel one–
half revolution from the straight ahead position, turn off
the engine, and remove the key. Rotate the steering wheel
slightly in both directions until the lock engages.
SENTRY KEY姞
The Sentry Key威 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.
The system uses ignition keys that have an embedded
electronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized
vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
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the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two
seconds if someone uses an invalid key to try to start the
engine.
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.
NOTE: A key that has not been programmed is also
considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the
ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.
NOTE:
• The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System is not compatible with some aftermarket remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
During normal operation, after turning on the ignition
switch, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will
turn on for three seconds for a bulb check. If the light
remains on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is
a problem with the electronics. In addition, if the light
begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that
someone used an invalid key to try to start the engine.
Either of these conditions will result in the engine being
shut off after two seconds.
If the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light turns on
during normal vehicle operation (vehicle running for
• Exxon/Mobil Speedpass™, additional Sentry Keys威,
or any other transponder-equipped components on
the same key chain will not cause a key-related
(transponder) fault unless the additional part is physically held against the ignition key being used when
starting the vehicle. Cell phones, pagers, or other RF
electronics will not cause interference with this system.
All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
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Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only keys that are programmed to the vehicle
electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
Once a Sentry Key威 is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot
be programmed to any other vehicle.
CAUTION!
Always remove the Sentry Keys威 from the vehicle
and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle
unattended.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an authorized
dealer or by following the customer key programming
procedure. This procedure consists of programming a
blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one
that has never been programmed.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer
System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an
authorized dealer.
Customer Key Programming
If you have two valid Sentry Keys威, you can program
new Sentry Keys威 to the system by performing the
following procedure:
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key威 Transponder blank(s)
to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn
the ignition switch to the ON position for at least three
seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Then, turn the
ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the first
key.
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3. Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within 15
seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound. In addition, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will
begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position and remove the second key.
4. Insert a blank Sentry Key威 into the ignition switch.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within 60
seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound. In
addition, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will
stop flashing. To indicate that programming is complete,
the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will turn on
again for three seconds and then turn off.
The new Sentry Key威 is programmed. The Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be programmed during this procedure.
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Repeat this procedure to program up to eight keys. If you
do not have a programmed Sentry Key威, contact your
authorized dealer for details.
NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized
dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the system’s memory. This will prevent the lost key from
starting your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be
reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to an
authorized dealer at the time of service to be reprogrammed.
General Information
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
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• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system monitors the vehicle doors, swing gate, and
ignition for unauthorized operation. When the alarm is
activated, the system provides both audible and visible
signals. The horn, headlights, and tail lights will sound/
flash repeatedly for three minutes. If disturbance is still
present (driver’s door, passenger door, other doors, ignition) after three minutes, the headlights and tail lights
will flash for an additional 15 minutes.
NOTE: The Panic and Security alarms are quite different. Please take a moment to activate the Panic and the
Security modes to hear the differences in the horn. In case
one should go off in the future, you will need to know
which mode has been activated in order to deactivate it.
To Set the Alarm
The alarm will set when you use the remote keyless entry
(RKE) transmitter to lock the doors and swing gate, or
when you use the power door lock switch while the door
is open. After all the doors are locked and closed, the
Sentry Key威/Security Alarm Indicator Light (located on
the instrument cluster) will flash rapidly for about 16
seconds to signal that the system is arming. During this
16–second arming period, opening any door or the swing
gate will cancel the arming. If the system successfully
arms, the Sentry Key威/Security Alarm Indicator Light
will flash at a slower rate to indicate the alarm is set.
To Disarm the System
To disarm the system, you will need to press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter, or turn the ignition
key to the ON position. If something has triggered the
system in your absence, the horn will sound three times
when you unlock the doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.
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The Security Alarm System is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
system will arm unexpectedly. If you remain in the
vehicle and lock the doors with the RKE transmitter, once
the system is armed (after 16 seconds), when you pull the
door handle to exit, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to
disarm the system. You may also accidentally disarm the
system by unlocking the driver’s door with the key and
then locking it. The door will be locked but the Security
Alarm will not arm.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The interior lights will come on when you open any door.
The lights will remain on after all of the doors are closed,
and then fade to off or they will immediately fade to off
once the ignition switch is turned on.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
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Remote Keyless Entry (Key Fob)
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
swing gate, and activate the panic alarm from a maximum distance of 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held radio
transmitter (key fob). The RKE transmitter does not need
to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
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NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked
with metal objects.
4. Test this feature while outside of the vehicle, by
pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK button on the key fob.
To Unlock the Doors and Swing Gate
Press and release the UNLOCK button once to unlock the
driver’s door only, or twice to unlock all the doors and
swing gate. When the UNLOCK button is pressed, the
illuminated entry will initiate and the parking lights will
flash twice.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button while you are inside
of the vehicle will activate the Security Alarm. Opening a
door with the Security Alarm activated will cause the
alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate
the Security Alarm.
The system can be programmed to unlock all the doors
upon the first UNLOCK button press, using the following procedure:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
key fob.
2. Continue to hold the LOCK button for at least four
seconds, but not longer than 10 seconds, then press and
hold the UNLOCK button.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
5. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
To Lock the Doors and Swing Gate
Press and release the LOCK button on the key fob to lock
all doors. The turn signals will flash and the horn will
chirp once to acknowledge the lock signal. If desired, the
“Sound Horn On Lock” feature can be turned on or off
using the following steps:
1. Press the LOCK button for 4 to 10 seconds.
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2. While the LOCK button is pressed (after four seconds),
press the PANIC button. Release both buttons.
The “Sound Horn On Lock” feature can be reactivated by
repeating this procedure.
Using The Panic Alarm
To turn the panic alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
hold the PANIC button on the key fob for at least one
second and release. When the panic alarm is activated,
the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will
pulse on and off and the interior lights will turn on.
The panic alarm will stay on for three minutes unless you
turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second time, or
if the vehicle speed is 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater.
NOTE: When you turn off the panic alarm by pressing
the PANIC button a second time, you may have to be
closer to the vehicle due to the radio frequency noises of
the system.
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To Turn Off “Flash Lights With Lock”
NOTE: The “Flash Lights With Lock” feature can be
turned on or off using the following steps:
1. Press the UNLOCK button for 4 to 10 seconds.
2. While the UNLOCK button is pressed, (after four
seconds) press the LOCK button. Release both buttons.
3. Test the “Flash Lights With Lock” feature outside of
the vehicle, by pressing the LOCK button with the
ignition in the LOCK position, and the key removed.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button, while you are in the
vehicle, will activate the Security Alarm. Opening a door
with the Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to
sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the
Security Alarm.
The “Flash Lights With Lock” feature can be reactivated
by repeating this procedure.
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Programming Additional Transmitters
Vehicles will be shipped from the assembly plants with
two key fob transmitters programmed only for that
vehicle. A total of eight key fobs can be programmed for
your vehicle. Additional key fobs can be programmed to
your vehicle through the use of a currently programmed
fob.
NOTE: When entering the program mode using that
key fob, all other programmed key fobs will be erased
and you will have to reprogram them for your vehicle.
Use the following procedure to program additional key
fobs if the vehicle is not equipped with a Sentry Key:
1. Enter the vehicle and close all of the doors.
2. Fasten your seat belt (Fastening the seat belt will
cancel any chiming that may confuse you during this
programming procedure).
3. Place the ignition key into the ignition.
4. Turn the ignition to the ON position. Do not start the
engine.
5. Press and hold the UNLOCK button.
6. After holding the UNLOCK button for four seconds,
also press the PANIC button within six seconds.
7. When a single chime is heard, release both buttons.
The chime is an indication that you have successfully
entered program mode. All key fobs that are to be
programmed must be done so within 60 seconds of when
the chime was heard.
8. Using the key fob to be programmed, press and
release both the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons, simultaneously.
9. A single chime will be heard.
10. Within four seconds of hearing the chime, press and
release the UNLOCK button.
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11. A single chime will be heard.
12. Repeat steps 8 through 10 to program up to six
additional key fobs.
13. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.
14. Your vehicle will remain in program mode up to 60
seconds from when the original chime was heard. After
60 seconds, all programmed key fobs function normally.
NOTE: If you do not have a programmed RKE key fob,
contact your authorized dealer for details.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with
RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
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2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your Remote Keyless Entry fails to operate from a
normal distance, check for these two conditions.
1. Weak batteries in the RKE key fob. The expected life of
batteries is five years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some mobile
or CB radios.
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Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may
apply;
See
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perchlorate.
1. If the key fob is equipped with a screw, remove the
screw. With the key fob buttons facing down, use a flat
blade (screwdriver) to pry the two halves of the transmitter apart. Use extreme care not to damage the seal or
internal components.
Separating RKE Key Fob Halves
2. Remove and replace the batteries. Avoid touching the
new batteries with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
3. To reassemble the key fob case, snap the two halves
together.
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NOTE: If the key fob is equipped with a screw, reinstall
and tighten the screw until snug.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a remote starting
system (automatic transmission models only), which will
allow the vehicle to be started from distances up to
approximately 300 ft (91 m) away from the vehicle using
the remote keyless entry key fob which is part of your
ignition key.
In order to remote start your vehicle, the hood, swing
gate, and all the doors must be closed.
To remote start your vehicle, press the “Remote Start”
button on the key fob twice within five seconds. To
indicate that the vehicle is about to start, the park lights
will flash and the horn will sound briefly (if programmed).
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Remote Start Key Fob
Once the vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15
minutes. To cancel remote start, press the “Remote Start”
button once.
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The park lamps will remain illuminated to indicate that
the vehicle has remote started and the engine is running.
The lamps will turn off when the ignition is turned to
RUN or the remote start is cancelled.
To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a
remote start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the
UNLOCK button on the key fob. Then, prior to the end of
the 15 minute cycle, insert the key into the ignition switch
and turn the switch to the ON position, otherwise the
engine will cancel remote start and automatically turn
off.
Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur:
• If the engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500
• Any engine warning lamps come on
• The hood is opened
• The hazard switch is pressed
• The transmission is moved out of PARK
The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of
two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one
failed start, where the remote start sequence was initiated
but the engine stopped cranking without starting. After
either of these conditions, or if the Security Alarm is
alarming, or if the PANIC button was pressed, the vehicle
must be reset by inserting a valid key into the ignition
and moving it to the RUN position, then back to LOCK.
DOORS
The vacuum fluorescent (VF) display located in the
odometer area will display the word “door” as an
indication of a door ajar or not completely closed. When
the vehicle is not moving and the door is ajar or not
completely closed, the VF display will show the word
“door.”
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If any other active warnings including “gATE”, “gASCAP”, “noFUSE”, “CHANgE OIL”, or “ESPOFF” are
present, they will be shown in the VF display and will
also continue to cycle. If the vehicle is moving, three
single chimes will occur, one chime for each complete
display cycle (three cycles total). After this, the display
will continue to cycle only (no chimes).
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If the trip/reset button is pressed while the VF warnings
are being displayed, the VF display will revert back to
only displaying the odometer/trip odometer mileage.
Upper Half Door Window Removal (If Equipped)
1. Grasp the half door window and pull up.
Upper Half Door Window
Upper Half Door Window Installation (If
Equipped)
1. Grasp the half door window and line up pins into
pockets in lower door.
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2. Push down to ensure the half door window is fully
seated.
2. Unplug the wiring harness connector under instrument panel.
Front Door Removal
1. Remove the hinge pin screws from the upper and
lower outside hinges (using a #T50 Torx威 head driver).
1 — Harness Connector
2 — Body Hook
3 — Door/Harness Strap
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3. Unhook the door strap from the body hook. Be careful
not to allow the door to swing fully open as the mirror
may damage paint.
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Rear Door Removal (Four-Door Models)
1. Remove the hinge pin screws from the upper and
lower outside hinges (using a #T50 Torx威 head driver).
4. With the door open, lift the door to clear hinge pins
from their hinges, and remove door.
To reinstall the door(s), perform the previous steps in the
opposite order.
2. Slide the front seat(s) fully forward.
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3. Remove the trim access door from the bottom of
B-pillar.
5. Unhook the door strap from the body hook.
4. Unplug the wiring harness connector.
6. With the door open, lift the door to clear hinge pins
from their hinges, and remove door.
To reinstall the door(s), perform the previous steps in the
opposite order.
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DOOR LOCKS
The vacuum fluorescent (VF) display located in the
odometer area displays the word “door” as an indication
of a door ajar or door not completely closed. When the
vehicle is not moving and the door is ajar or not
completely closed, the VF display will show the word
“door.”
If any other active warnings including “gATE”, “gASCAP”, “noFUSE”, “CHANgE OIL”, or “ESPOFF” are
present, they will be shown in the VF display and will
also continue to cycle. If the vehicle is moving, three
single chimes will occur, one chime for each complete
display cycle (three cycles total). After this, the display
will continue to cycle only (no chimes).
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If the trip/reset button is pressed while the VF warnings
are being displayed, the VF display will revert back to
only displaying the odometer/trip odometer mileage.
NOTE: The ignition key that is used to start the vehicle
is used to lock or unlock the doors, swing gate, and
console storage.
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Manual Door Locks
The front (two-door models) and rear doors (four-door
models) are equipped with a rocker-type interior door
lock. To lock the door when leaving your vehicle, press
the Lock position and close the door.
WARNING!
• For personal security reasons and safety in an
accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive, as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Manual Door Lock
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Power Door Locks — If Equipped
The door lock switch is located on each front door panel.
Press the switch downward to lock the doors, and
upward to unlock the doors.
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WARNING!
• For personal security reasons and safety in an
accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive, as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Power Door Lock Switch
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Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
power door locks if:
Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming
The “Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit” feature can be
enabled or disabled as follows:
1. The “Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit” feature is
enabled
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.
2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h)
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK
4. The driver door is opened
5. The doors were not previously unlocked
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and
then back to LOCK four times ending up in the LOCK
position.
3. Depress the power door unlock switch to unlock the
doors.
4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
programming.
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Use the “Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit”
feature in accordance with local laws.
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Automatic Door Locks
The doors will lock automatically on vehicles with power
door locks if all of the following conditions are met:
2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and
then back to LOCK four times ending up in the LOCK
position.
1. The “Automatic Door Locks” feature is enabled
3. Depress the power door lock switch to lock the doors.
2. The transmission is in gear
4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
programming.
3. All doors are closed
4. The throttle is pressed
5. The vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24 km/h)
6. The doors were not previously locked using the power
door lock switch or remote keyless entry transmitter.
Automatic Door Locks Programming
The “Automatic Door Locks” feature can be enabled or
disabled as follows:
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Use the “Automatic Door Locks” feature in
accordance with local laws.
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WINDOWS
Power Windows — If Equipped
The power window switches are located on the instrument panel center stack (below the radio). The top left
switch controls the left front window and the top right
switch controls the right front window. The lower left
switch controls the left rear passenger window (fourdoor models), and the lower right switch controls the
right rear passenger window (four-door models). The
switches will continue to function for up to two minutes
after the ignition key has been removed, or until a front
door is opened.
Power Window Switches
Window Lockout Switch (Four-Door Models Only)
The window lockout switch (located between the window switches) allows you to disable the rear window
switches that are located on the back of the center floor
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console. To disable the window controls, press the window lockout button downward. To enable the window
controls, press the window lockout button upward.
Rear Power Windows (Four-Door Models Only)
The rear passenger window switches are located on the
back of the center floor console.
Auto Down
Both the driver and front passenger window switches
have an “Auto Down” feature. Press the window switch
past the first detent, release, and the window will go
down automatically. To cancel the “Auto Down” movement, operate the switch in either the up or down
direction and release the switch.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the “auto down” operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
To open the window part way, press to the first detent
and release it when you want the window to stop.
The power window switches remain active for two
minutes after the ignition has been turned off. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature.
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Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down in certain open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized
by adjusting window opening.
REAR SWING GATE
The vacuum fluorescent (VF) display located in the
odometer area displays the word “gATE” as an indication of when the swing gate is not completely closed.
When the vehicle is not moving, and the swing gate is not
completely closed, the VF display will show the word
“gATE.”
If any other active warnings are present, they will be
shown in the VF display and will also continue to cycle.
If the vehicle is moving, three single chimes will occur if
the rear swing gate is open (one chime for each complete
display cycle). After this, the VF display will continue to
sequence only (no chimes).
If the trip/reset button is pressed while the VF warnings
are being displayed, the VF display will revert back to
only displaying the odometer/trip odometer mileage.
The swing gate can be unlocked by using the key, remote
keyless entry (RKE) key fob, or by activating the power
door lock switches located on the front doors.
To open the swing gate, press the button on the gate
handle.
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CAUTION!
Do not press on rear wiper blade when closing the
rear flip-up window, as damage to the blade will
result.
WARNING!
Gate Handle
NOTE: Close the rear flip-up window before attempting
to close the swing gate (hard top models only).
Driving with the flip-up window open can allow
poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and
your passengers could be injured by these fumes.
Keep the flip-up window closed when you are operating the vehicle.
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OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front
and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, front
airbags for both the driver and front passenger, and side
airbags (if equipped) for both the driver and front
passenger. If you will be carrying children too small for
adult-size belts, your seat belts can also be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems.
NOTE: The front airbags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on collision severity.
Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
injuries, including fatalities, if you are not properly
buckled up. You can strike the interior of your
vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown out
of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
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Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and that
they can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision.
Some of the worst injuries happen when people are
thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility
of ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times to reduce or prevent injuries.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle have combination
lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions.
This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move
freely with you under normal conditions. But in a collision, the belt will lock and reduce the risk of your striking
the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.
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WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat using
a seat belt properly.
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WARNING!
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and take the forces of a collision the best.
Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to
wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in an accident, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front
seat, next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the latch
plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around
your lap.
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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.”
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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 loose will not protect you as well. In a
sudden stop you could move too far forward, increasing
the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt snugly.
A belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle
in a collision, increasing head and neck injury. 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 the strongest bones will take the
force in a collision.
A shoulder belt placed behind will not protect you from
injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit your
head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt.
The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt
reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.
NOTE: The Seat Belt Indicator Light will remain on
until the driver’s seat belt is buckled.
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WARNING!
A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be
at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
A twisted belt cannot do its job as well. In a collision
it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight.
If you cannot straighten a belt in your vehicle, take it
to your authorized dealer and have it fixed.
Removing Slack From Belt
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor
Lock-Out (Four-Door Models Only)
This feature is designed to lock the retractor whenever
the 60% rear seatback is not fully latched. This prevents
someone from wearing the rear center lap/shoulder belt
when the rear seatback is not fully latched.
NOTE:
• If the rear center lap/shoulder belt cannot be pulled
out, check that the rear seatback is fully latched.
• If the rear seatback is properly latched and the rear
center lap/shoulder belt still cannot be pulled out, the
Automatic-Locking Retractor (ALR) system may be
activated. To reset this feature you must let all of the
belt webbing return into the retractor. You will not be
able to pull out more webbing until all of the webbing
has been returned back into the retractor.
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WARNING!
The rear center lap/shoulder belt is equipped with a
lock-out feature to ensure that the rear seatback is in
the fully upright and locked position when occupied.
If the rear seatback is not fully upright and locked
and the rear center lap/shoulder belt can be pulled
out of the retractor, the vehicle should immediately
be taken to your authorized dealer for service. Failure
to follow this warning could result in serious or fatal
injury.
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Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seat positions, the shoulder belt anchorage
can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt
away from your neck. Push in on the anchorage near
your outside shoulder and slide it up or down to reach
the position that serves you best.
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WARNING!
Position the shoulder belt height adjusters so that the
belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure
to adjust the safety belt properly could reduce the
effectiveness of the seat belt and increase the risk of
injury in a collision.
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
Seat Belt Pretensioners
The driver and front passenger seat belts are equipped
with a pretensioning device that is designed to remove
any slack from the seat belt systems in the event of a
collision. This device improves the performance of the
seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight around the
occupant early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all
size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt must still be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module. Like the front airbags, the
pretensioners are a single use item. After a collision that
is severe enough to deploy the airbags and pretensioners,
they must be replaced.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within 60
seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is
greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced Warning
System (BeltAlert威) will alert the driver to buckle the seat
belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to
buckle their seat belts. Once the warning is triggered, the
Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert威) will continue to
chime and flash the Seat Belt Warning Light for 96
seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled.
NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. The manufacturer does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert威).
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert威) will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled for more than
10 seconds and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8
km/h).
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at least three
times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt
buckled.
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert威) can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by
following these steps:
4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single
chime will sound to signify that you have successfully
completed the programming.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and
buckle the driver’s seat belt.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ACC/RUN position
(engine does not need to be running), and wait for the
Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.
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The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert威) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert威) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning
Light will continue to illuminate while the driver’s seat
belt remains unfastened.
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and stow the seat belt extender
when not needed.
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Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint Systems (SRS)
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This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and right
front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the
steering wheel. The front passenger airbag is mounted in
the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
letters SRS are embossed on the airbag covers.
NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal
regulations that allow less forceful deployment.
The front airbags have a multistage inflator design. This
may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation
that are based on collision severity.
1 — Driver Airbag
2 — Passenger Airbag
3 — Knee Bolster
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If the vehicle is equipped with side airbags, they are
located inside the driver and front passenger seats, and
their covers are also labeled SRS.
Side Airbag Location
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim; but they will open to allow airbag deployment.
WARNING!
• Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers
or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the
airbags and you could be injured because the airbags are
no longer functional. These protective covers for the
airbag cushions are designed to open only when the
airbags are inflating.
• If your vehicle is equipped with side airbags, do not use
accessory seat covers or place objects between you and
the side airbags; the performance could be adversely
affected and/or objects could be pushed into you, causing serious injury.
• If your vehicle is equipped with side airbags, do not
attach cup holders or any other objects on or around the
door. The inflating side airbag could drive the objects
into occupants, causing serious injury.
• Do not cover or place items on the airbag covers. These
items may cause serious injury during inflation.
• Do not store or place items under the front seats. You
may damage the airbag wiring harnesses.
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The front airbags have a multistage inflator design. This
allows the airbag to have different rates of inflation that
are based on collision severity. Along with the seat belts,
front airbags work with the instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved protection for the driver and
front passenger. Side airbags also work with seat belts to
improve occupant protection.
The seat belts are designed to protect you in many types
of collisions. The front airbags deploy in moderate to
severe frontal collisions.
If your vehicle is so equipped, the side airbag on the
crash side of the vehicle is triggered in moderate to
severe side collisions. In certain types of collisions, both
the front and side airbags may be triggered. But even in
collisions where the airbags work, you need the seat belts
to keep you in the right position for the airbags to protect
you properly.
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Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying airbag.
1. Children 12 years and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat.
Infants in rear facing child restraints should NEVER ride
in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger airbag. An
airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to
infants in that position.
Children that are not big enough to properly wear the
vehicle seat belt should be secured in the rear seat, in a
child restraint or belt-positioning booster seat. Older
children who do not use child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats should ride properly buckled
up in the rear seat. Never allow children to slide the
shoulder belt behind them or under their arm.
If a child from 1 to 12 years old must ride in the front
passenger seat because the vehicle is crowded, move the
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seat as far back as possible, and use the proper child
restraint. Refer to “Child Restraint” in this section.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
2. All occupants should use their lap and shoulder belts
properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the front airbags room to
inflate.
4. If your vehicle has side airbags, do not lean against the
door, airbags will inflate forcefully into the space between you and the door.
5. If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact the
Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided under “If
You Need Assistance” in Section 9 of this manual.
WARNING!
• Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions the airbags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
airbags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during airbag deployment could cause serious injury. Airbags need room to inflate. Sit back,
comfortably extending your arms to reach the
steering wheel or instrument panel.
• If the vehicle has side airbags, they also need room
to inflate. Do not lean against the door. Sit upright
in the center of the seat.
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• Driver Seat Track Position Sensors
Airbag System Components
The airbag system consists of the following:
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioner
• Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module
How The Airbag System Works
• Airbag Warning Light
• The Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module determines if a frontal or side collision is severe enough
to require the front and/or side airbags to inflate. The
front airbag inflators are designed to provide different
rates of airbag inflation from direction provided by the
ORC.
• Driver Airbag
• Passenger Airbag
• Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags (If Equipped)
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Interconnecting Wiring
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Front Acceleration Sensors
• Remote Side
Equipped)
Impact
Acceleration
Sensors
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(If
The ORC also monitors the readiness of the electronic
parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in
the START or ON positions. These include all of the
items listed above except the knee bolster, the instrument panel, and the steering wheel and column. If the
key is in the LOCK position, in the ACC position, or
not in the ignition, the airbags are not on and will not
inflate.
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Also, the ORC turns on the Airbag Warning
Light for six to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Airbag Warning Light will
turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part
of the system, it turns on the Airbag Warning Light
either momentarily or continuously. A single chime
will sound if the light comes on again after initial start
up.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Airbag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to
protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have the airbag system checked
immediately.
• The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator
units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to
inflate the front airbags. Different airbag inflation rates
are possible, based on collision 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 bags inflate to their full size. The bags fully inflate
in about 50 to 70 milliseconds. This is about half of the
time it takes to blink your eyes. The bags then quickly
deflate while helping to restrain the driver and front
passenger.
The driver front airbag gas is vented through the vent
holes in the sides of the airbag. The passenger front
airbag gas is vented through the vent holes in the sides
of the airbag. In this way, the airbags do not interfere
with your control of the vehicle.
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• The Side Impact (SRS) Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
(If Equipped) are designed to activate only in certain
side collisions.
• The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of
the driver and the front passenger, and position everyone for the best interaction with the front airbag.
The ORC determines if a side collision is severe
enough to require the side airbags to inflate.
If A Deployment Occurs
The airbag system is designed to deploy when the
Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module detects a
moderate-to-severe frontal collision, to help restrain the
driver and front passenger, and then to immediately
deflate.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the system whenever the ignition switch is in the START
or ON positions. These include all of the items previously
mentioned.
In moderate to severe side collisions, the side airbag
inflator on the crash side of the vehicle is triggered,
releasing a quantity of nontoxic gas. The inflating side
airbag exits through the seat seam into the space between
the occupant and the door. The side airbag moves at a
very high speed and with such a high force, that it could
injure you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the side airbag inflates. This
especially applies to children.
NOTE: A frontal collision that is not severe enough to
need airbag protection will not activate the system. This
does not mean something is wrong with the airbag
system.
If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any
or all of the following may occur:
• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front
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passenger as the airbags deploy and unfold. The
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
• As the airbags deflate you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the nontoxic gas used for airbag
inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the skin,
eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye irritation,
rinse the area with cool water. For nose or throat
irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation continues,
see your doctor. If these particles settle on your
clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the
airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another
collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you.
WARNING!
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
seat belt pretensioner, and seat belt retractor assembly, replaced by an authorized dealer as soon as
possible.
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Enhanced Accident Response Feature
If the airbags deploy after an impact and the electrical
system remains functional, vehicles equipped with
power door locks will unlock automatically. The hazard
lights will flash and the fuel will be cut off to the engine.
In addition, after the vehicle has stopped moving, the
interior lights will illuminate to aid visibility and remain
lit until the ignition switch is turned off.
NOTE: The interior lights can only be deactivated if the
key is removed from the ignition switch or the vehicle is
driven.
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Maintaining Your Airbag System
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the airbag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the airbag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper or vehicle body structure.
• You need proper knee impact protection in a
collision. Do not mount or locate any aftermarket
equipment on or behind the knee bolsters.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the
airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an airbag system.
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NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may
apply,
See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate.
Airbag Warning Light
You will want to have the airbag system ready to inflate
for your protection in an impact. The airbag system is
designed to be maintenance free. If any of the following
occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system
promptly:
• Does not come on during the six to eight seconds after
the ignition switch is first turned on.
• Remains on after the six to eight second interval.
• Comes on for any period of time while driving.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an accident, your vehicle is designed to
record up to five seconds of specific vehicle data parameters (see the following list) in an event data recorder
prior to the moment of airbag deployment, and up to a
quarter-second of high-speed deceleration data during
and/or after airbag deployment or near-deployment.
EDR data are ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys, or
nearly deploys, and are otherwise unavailable.
NOTE:
• Under certain circumstances, EDR data may not be
recorded (e.g., loss of battery power).
In conjunction with other data gathered during a complete accident investigation, the electronic data may be
used by DaimlerChrysler Corporation and others to learn
more about the possible causes of crashes and associated
injuries in order to assess and improve vehicle performance. In addition to crash investigations initiated by
DaimlerChrysler Corporation, such investigations may
be requested by customers, insurance carriers, government officials, and professional crash researchers, such as
those associated with universities, and with hospital and
insurance organizations.
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In the event that an investigation is undertaken by
DaimlerChrysler Corporation (regardless of initiative),
the company, or its designated representative, will first
obtain permission of the appropriate custodial entity for
the vehicle (usually the vehicle owner or leasee) before
accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to
download data by a court with legal jurisdiction (i.e.,
pursuant to a warrant). A copy of the data will be
provided to the custodial entity upon request. General
data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes
may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash
databases, such as those maintained by the U.S. government and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive
nature, such as would identify a particular driver, vehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential
data will not be disclosed by DaimlerChrysler
Corporation to any third party except when:
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1. Used for research purposes, such as to match data
with a particular crash record in an aggregate database,
provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter
preserved
2. Used in defense of litigation
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involving
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3. Requested by police under a legal warrant
4. Otherwise required by law
Data Parameters that May Be Recorded:
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning lamp status
for electronically-controlled safety systems, including
the airbag system
• Airbag disable lamp status (if equipped)
• ⬙Time⬙ of airbag deployment (in terms of ignition
cycles and vehicle mileage)
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• Airbag deployment level (if applicable)
• Impact acceleration and angle
• Seat belt status
• Brake status (service and parking brakes)
• Accelerator status (including vehicle speed)
• Engine control status (including engine speed)
• Transmission gear selection
• Cruise control status
• Traction/stability control status
• Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) status
Child Restraint
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times — babies and children, too. Every state in the
United States and all Canadian provinces require that
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years and under should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats, rather than in the front.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat owner’s manual to ensure you have the correct seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
child.
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WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby,
can become a missile inside the vehicle. The force
required to hold even an infant on your lap could
become so great that you could not hold the child, no
matter how strong you are. The child and others
could be badly injured. Any child riding in your
vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s
size.
Infants and Child Restraints
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
one-year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two
types of child restraints can be used rearward-facing:
infant carriers and “convertible” child seats.
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• The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children who weigh up
to about 20 lbs (9 kg). “Convertible” child seats often
have a higher weight limit in the rearward-facing
direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used
rearward-facing by children who weigh more than 20
lbs (9 kg) but are less than one year old. Both types of
child restraints are held in the vehicle by the lap/
shoulder belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage
system (Refer to LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage
System in this section.)
• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger
airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag
deployment could cause severe injury or death to
infants in this position.
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WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward facing infant restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward facing infant
restraint in the front seat may be struck by a
deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or fatal injury to the infant.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. The manufacturer also recommends that
you try a child restraint in the vehicle seats where you
will use it before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
• All seating positions (except for driver) have a automatic locking retractor identified by a distinctive label.
The seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion
tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. For the seat belt with
the automatic locking retractor, pull the belt from the
retractor until there is enough to allow you to pass
through the child restraint and slide the latch plate
into the buckle. Then, pull the belt until it is fully
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extracted from the retractor. Allow the belt to return to
the retractor, pulling on the excess webbing to tighten
the lap portion about the child restraint. For additional
information, refer to ⬙Automatic Locking Mode⬙ earlier in this section.
• In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path
opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate
from the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt
several times to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into
the buckle with the release button facing out.
• If the belt still cannot be tightened, or if pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect
the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle
around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle
again. If you still cannot make the child restraint
secure, try a different seating position.
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• Buckle the child into the restraint exactly as the
manufacturer’s instructions tell you.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or
collision, it could strike the occupants or seatbacks and
cause serious personal injury.
NOTE:
For additional information refer
www.seatcheck.org or call 1-866-SEATCHECK.
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Older Children and Child Restraints
Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) and who are
older than one year can ride forward-facing in the
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible child
seats used in the forward-facing direction, are for children who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg), and who are
older than one year. These child seats are also held in the
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vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child
restraint anchorage system (Refer to LATCH — Child
Seat Anchorage System in this section).
The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing
more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small to fit
the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child cannot sit
with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion while the
child’s back is against the seatback, they should use a
belt-positioning booster seat. The child and beltpositioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the
lap/shoulder belt.
Children Too Large for Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
the back.
Automatic-Locking Retractor (ALR)
To operate the switchable retractor, pull the belt from the
retractor until there is enough to allow you to pass
through the child restraint and slide the latch plate into
the buckle. Then pull on the belt until it is fully extended
from the retractor. Allow the belt to return into the
retractor, pulling on the excess webbing to tighten the lap
portion about the child restraint. Follow the instructions
of the child restraint manufacture.
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NOTE: To reset this feature you must let all of the belt
webbing return into the retractor. You will not be able to
pull out more webbing until all of the webbing has been
returned back into the retractor.
Installing the Child Restraint System
We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Many,
but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector for attachment to the lower anchorage, and a
means for adjusting the tension of the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rearward-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap having
a hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage, and
a means for adjusting the tension of the strap.
In general, you will first loosen the adjusters on the lower
and tether straps so that you can more easily attach the
hook or connector to the lower and tether anchorages.
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The tether strap should be routed under the center of the
head restraint and attached to the tether anchor on the
rear of the seatback. Then tighten all three straps as you
push the child restraint rearward and downward into the
seat.
Not all child restraint systems will be installed as we
have described here. Again, carefully follow the instructions that come with the child restraint system.
NOTE: If your child restraint seat is not LATCH compatible, install the restraint using the vehicle seat belts.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
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LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
Your vehicle’s rear seat is equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH
system provides for the installation of the child restraint
without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing
the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
structure.
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now available. However, because the lower anchorages are to be
introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
also have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
connection to the top tether anchorages have been available for some time. For some older child restraints, many
child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap
kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
the available attachments provided with your child restraint in any vehicle.
NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to
install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts
not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of
reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child
restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat belt
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. This should
stow the seat belt out of the reach of an inquisitive child.
Remind all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are
not toys and should not be played with, and never leave
an unattended child in the vehicle.
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The rear seating positions have lower anchorages that are
capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible child
seats having flexible, webbing-mounted lower attachments. Child seats with fixed lower attachments must be
installed in the outboard positions only. Regardless of the
specific type of lower attachment, NEVER install
LATCH-compatible child seats such that two seats share
a common lower anchorage.
If you are installing LATCH-compatible child restraints
in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the
LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard
position, but you must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the
center position. If your child restraints are not LATCHcompatible, you can only install the child restraints using
the vehicle’s seat belts. Please refer to the next section for
typical installation instructions.
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Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
System
We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
were provided with the child restraint system.
The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars,
located at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback, and are 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 intersection of the seatback and seat cushion
surfaces.
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Latch Anchorages (Two-Door Models)
Latch Anchorages (Four-Door Models)
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In addition, there are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the seat.
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Tether Strap Mounting (Four-Door Models)
Tether Strap Mounting (Two-Door Models)
Many, but not all restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a
means for adjusting the tension of the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap having
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a hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage, and
a means for adjusting the tension of the strap.
You will first loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and
on the tether strap so that you can more easily attach the
hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next,
attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the
anchorage bars, pushing aside the seat cover material.
Then, locate the tether anchorage directly behind the seat
where you are placing the child restraint and attach the
tether strap to the anchorage, being careful to route the
tether strap to provide the most direct path between the
anchor and the child restraint. Finally, tighten all three
straps as you push the child restraint rearward and
downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belt
The passenger seat belts are equipped with automatic
locking retractors, which are designed to keep the lap
portion tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. If the seat belt has a
cinching latch plate, pulling up on the shoulder portion
of the lap/shoulder belt will tighten the belt. Any seat
belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt
occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.
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If the seat belt has an automatic locking retractor, it will
have a distinctive label. Pull the belt from the retractor
until there is enough to allow you to pass through the
child restraint and slide the latch plate into the buckle.
Then, pull the belt until it is fully extended from the
retractor. Allow the belt to return to the retractor, pulling
on the excess webbing to tighten the lap portion about
the child restraint. Refer to “Automatic Locking Mode”
earlier in this section.
to do something more. Disconnect the latch plate from
the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch
plate into the buckle again. If you still can’t make the
child restraint secure, try a different seating position.
To attach a child restraint tether strap:
In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening
on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate from the
buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times
to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the
release button facing out.
If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if by pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, you may need
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WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
Tether Strap Mounting (Four-Door Models)
Route the tether strap over the seatback and attach the
hook to the tether anchor located on the back of the seat.
For the outboard seating positions, route the tether under
the head rest, and attach the hook to the tether anchor
located on the back of the seat.
Transporting Pets
Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine in
your vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 300 mi (500 km). After
the initial 60 mi (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80
or 90 km/h) are desirable.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the
limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
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 Section 7 of this manual.
NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS
MUST NEVER BE USED.
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A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
considered as a normal part of the break-in and not
interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO)
follow the safety tips below.
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• 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 time, adjust the ventilation system
to force fresh, outside air into the vehicle.
• 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.
• Always run the climate control in panel or floor mode
when driving with any windows open, even if only
slightly, to help keep fresh air circulating inside the
vehicle. Otherwise poisonous gases could be drawn
into the vehicle.
• On hardtop models, keep the tailgate window closed
when driving your vehicle. On fabric top models, do
not drive with the rear window curtain up unless the
side curtains are also open. This will prevent carbon
monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from
entering the vehicle.
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.
Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after an accident if
they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.). If there is any question regarding seat belt or
retractor condition, replace the seat belt.
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Airbag Warning Light
The light should come on and remain on for six to eight
seconds as a indicator check when the ignition switch is
first turned on. If the indicator is not lit during starting,
have it serviced. If the light stays on or comes on while
driving, have the system checked by an authorized
dealer.
Defrosters
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.
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Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The
Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread. Inspect for tread cuts or sidewall
cracks. Check wheel nuts for tightness and tires (including spare) for proper pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of all exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline fumes
are detected, the cause should be located and corrected
immediately.
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CONTENTS
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䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
▫ Front Easy Entry Seats (Two-Door Models) . . . .88
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
▫ Fold And Tumble Rear Seat
(Two-Door Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
䡵 Hands–Free Communication (UConnect威) . . . . . .85
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
▫ Front Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
▫ Manual Seat Height Adjustment
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
▫ Front Seatback Recline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
▫ Removing The Rear Seat
(Two-Door Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
▫ Replacing The Rear Seat
(Two-Door Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat
(Four-Door Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
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▫ To Raise The Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
䡵 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
▫ Multifunction Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
▫ Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights,
And Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
䡵 Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
▫ Headlight Dimmer Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
▫ Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Front Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . . .99
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . . 102
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
▫ To Set At A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
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▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
䡵 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
▫ Console Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
▫ Rear Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ TCS (Traction Control System) . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
䡵 Dual Top — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ BAS (Brake Assist System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ Removing The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation) . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Installing The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ ESP (Electronic Stability Program) . . . . . . . . . 109
䡵 Freedom Top Three-Piece Modular Hard Top . . . 125
▫ ESP/BAS Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
▫ Front Panel(s) Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
䡵 Electrical Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Front Panel(s) Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off . . . . . . . 117
▫ Front Panel(s) Installation Only
(With Rear Hard Top Removed) . . . . . . . . . . . 128
䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ Front Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ Rear Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Rear Hard Top Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Rear Hard Top Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
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䡵 Door Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
▫ Folding Down The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
▫ Door Frame Removal (Two-Door Models) . . . . 132
▫ Putting Up The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
▫ Door Frame Installation (Two-Door Models) . . 134
䡵 Folding Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
▫ Door Frame Removal (Four-Door Models) . . . . 135
▫ Lowering The Windshield And Removing
Side Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
▫ Door Frame Installation (Four-Door Models) . . 138
▫ Folding Down The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Raising The Windshield And Replacing
Side
Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
▫ Putting Up The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
䡵 Rear Window Features — Hard Top Only . . . . . 197
䡵 Sunrider (Two-Door Models) — If Equipped . . . 161
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
䡵 Soft Top (Two-Door Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
䡵 Sunrider (Four-Door Models) — If Equipped . . . 164
䡵 Soft Top (Four-Door Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped . . . . . . 198
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view
through the rear window. A two-point pivot system
allows for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the
mirror.
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
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Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the
small control under the mirror to the night position
(toward rear of vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted
while set in the day position (toward windshield).
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Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
WARNING!
• Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
right side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object.
• Use your inside mirror when judging the size or
distance of a vehicle seen in the right side mirror.
Outside Rearview Mirror
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HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect姞)
This feature is not available on two–door or four–door
models.
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Voice Recognition Button (UConnect威 Hands-Free
Phone)
When you press this button, a “Not Equipped with
UConnect” message will display on your radio screen.
Phone Button (UConnect威 Hands-Free Phone)
When you press this button, a “Not Equipped with
UConnect” message will display on your radio screen.
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SEATS
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Front Seat Adjustment
Move seat forward or rearward by lifting the lever. Be
sure the latch engages fully.
Manual Seat Adjustment
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Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by using
the ratcheting handle on the outboard side of the seat.
Pull upward on the handle to raise the seat. Push
downward on the handle to lower the seat.
Seat Height Adjustment
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Front Seatback Recline
To recline:
1. Lean forward before lifting the handle, then lean back
to the desired position and release the handle.
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Recline Lever
2. Lift the handle to return the seatback to an upright
position.
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Front Easy Entry Seats (Two-Door Models)
Push the lever on the seatback rearward (toward the rear
of the vehicle) to tilt the entire seat forward.
Easy Entry Seat
1. To return the seat to a sitting position, rotate the
seatback upright until it locks.
Easy Entry Lever
2. Push the seat rearward until the track locks.
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NOTE: The front seats have a full recliner memory,
which will allow the seatback to be returned to its
original position.
NOTE: The front seats have a track memory, which
returns the seat to just past the halfway point of the track
regardless of its original position.
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NOTE: The recliner and easy entry levers should not be
used during the automatic returning of the seat to its
sitting position.
Head Restraints
Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in
the event of impact from the rear. Adjustable head
restraints should be adjusted so that the upper edge is as
high as practical. The front head restraints have a locking
button that must be pushed inward to lower the head
restraint. The restraints may be raised without pushing in
the button. The rear head restraints are not adjustable.
Adjustable Head Restraints
Fold And Tumble Rear Seat (Two-Door Models)
NOTE: Prior to folding the rear seat, it may be necessary
to reposition the front seats.
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Also, be sure that the front seats are fully upright and
positioned forward. This will allow the rear seat to fold
down easily.
1. Lift the seatback release lever and fold seatback forward.
Folding Rear Seat
3. When completed, return the seat to its normal position.
4. Raise the rear seatback using the assist strap and
firmly lock seat into position.
Rear Seat Release
2. Slowly flip the entire seat forward.
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Removing the Rear Seat (Two-Door Models)
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1. Remove the three rear subwoofer (if equipped)
mounting screws using a #T30 Torx威 head driver.
WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
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• 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.
• In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could
be injured if seats are not properly latched to their
floor attachments. Always be sure that the seats
are fully latched.
Subwoofer
2. Unplug electrical connector from rear subwoofer (if
equipped).
3. Fold the rear seat forward following steps 1 through 3
under “Fold and Tumble Rear Seat” in this section.
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4. Press down on the release bar on each side, and pull
the seat out and away from lower bracket.
5. Remove the seat from the vehicle.
Replacing the Rear Seat (Two-Door Models)
Reverse steps for removing the seat.
WARNING!
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area with the
rear seat folded down or removed from the vehicle.
• The rear cargo space is intended for load carrying
purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit
in seats and use seat belts.
Release Bar Location
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat (Four-Door Models)
To provide additional storage area, each rear seat can be
folded flat to allow for extended cargo space and still
maintain some rear seating room.
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NOTE: Prior to folding the rear seat, it may be necessary
to reposition the front seat to its mid-track position.
Also, be sure that the front seats are fully upright and
positioned forward. This will allow the rear seat to fold
down easily.
To Fold Down the Rear Seat
Locate the pull strap (lower outboard side of seat), and
pull it towards you until the seatback releases.
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WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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To Raise the Rear Seat
1. Raise the seatback and lock it into place. If interference
from the cargo area prevents the seatback from fully
locking, you will have difficulty returning the seat to its
proper position.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, first release both hood latches.
NOTE: If the rear seatback is not fully latched, the
center shoulder belt will not be able to be extended for
use. If you cannot extend the center shoulder belt, please
make sure your seatback is fully latched.
WARNING!
Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback in not securely locked into
position the seat will not provide the proper stability
for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly
latched seat could cause serious injury.
Hood Latch
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Next, locate handle in middle of the front end of the
hood. Insert hand into gap between hood and top of
grille, and push handle to the side to raise hood. You may
have to push down slightly on the hood before pushing
the handle. Insert the support rod into the slot on the
hood panel.
To close the hood, remove the support rod from the hood
panel and place it in the retaining clip. Lower the hood
slowly. Secure both of the hood latches.
WARNING!
If the hood is not fully latched, it could fly up when
the vehicle is moving and block your forward vision.
Be sure all hood latches are latched fully before
driving.
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LIGHTS
Interior Lights
The overhead light will come on when a door is opened.
It may also be turned on by rotating the control for the
dimmer switch on the multifunction control lever fully
upward.
The overhead light will automatically turn off in about 20
minutes if a door is left open or the dimmer control is left
in the dome light position. Turn the ignition switch ON to
restore the overhead light operation.
Cargo Lamp
The courtesy and dome lights will turn on when the front
doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating
wheel on the right side of the switch) is rotated to the
upward detent position, or if equipped, when the UNLOCK button is pressed on the RKE key fob.
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Also, the rear cargo lamp may be turned on by pressing
the lens. Press the lens again to turn it off.
When a door is open and the interior lights are on,
rotating the dimmer control all the way down to the OFF
detent will cause all the interior lights to turn off. This is
also known as the ⬙Party⬙ mode because it allows the
doors to stay open for extended periods of time without
discharging the vehicle’s battery.
Cargo Lamp
Rear Cargo Lamp (Four-Door Models)
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Daytime Brightness Feature
Certain instrument panel components (odometer, radio
display) can be illuminated at full brightness during the
daytime. This can be helpful when driving with your
headlights on during the daytime, such as in a parade or
a funeral procession. To activate this feature, rotate the
left stalk one detent lower than the dome light.
Multifunction Control Lever
The multifunction control lever controls the operation of
the parking lights, headlights, headlight beam selection,
passing light, fog lights, instrument panel light dimming,
and turn signals. The lever is located on the left side of
the steering column.
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Multifunction Control Lever
Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights, and
Headlights
Turn the end of the multifunction control lever to the first
detent for parking lights and instrument panel lights.
Turn to the second detent for headlight operation.
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NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
accelerate the clearing process.
To change the brightness of the instrument panel lights,
rotate the center portion of the multifunction control
lever up or down.
NOTE: If the driver’s door is left open, and the headlights or parking lights are left on, the High Beam
Indicator Light will remain illuminated and a chime will
sound.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is turned off, a chime will sound when the driver’s door
is opened.
Headlight Dimmer Switch
Push the multifunction control lever away from you to
switch the headlights to high beam. Pull the lever towards you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
Headlight Switch
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Passing Light
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction control lever toward the
steering wheel. This will cause the headlights to turn on
at high beam and remain on until the lever is released.
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is located on the multifunction control lever. To activate the front fog
lights, turn on the parking or low beam headlights
and pull out the end of the lever.
NOTE: The fog lights will only operate with the parking
lights or the headlights on low beam. Selecting high
beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
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Turn Signals
Move the multifunction control lever up or down, and
the arrows on each side of the instrument cluster flash, to
show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal
lights. You can signal a lane change by moving the lever
partially up or down without moving beyond the detent.
If either light has a very fast flash rate, check for a
defective outside light bulb. If an indicator fails to light
when the lever is moved, it would suggest that the fuse
or indicator is defective or there may be a circuit failure.
NOTE: A tone will chime if the turn signals are left on
for more than 1 mi (2 km).
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The headlights come on at a low intensity level after the
vehicle has been driven approximately 3 ft (1 m). They
will turn off when the vehicle is turned off or when the
headlights are switched on.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
CAUTION!
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.
Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. Move the lever to the DELAY
position, then select the delay interval by turning the end
of the lever. The delay can be regulated from a maximum
of approximately 18 seconds between cycles, to a cycle
every second.
Windshield Wiper Operation
The windshield wiper/washer control lever operates the
windshield wipers and washers when the ignition switch
is in the ON position. The lever is located on the right
side of the steering column. Move the lever upward to
the second detent for LO speed wiper operation, or to the
third detent for HI speed operation
Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch
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Windshield Washers
To use the washer, pull the lever toward you and hold
while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in the
delay range, the wiper will operate for two wipe cycles
after the lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
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TILT STEERING COLUMN
To tilt the column, push down on the lever under the
multifunction control lever and move the wheel up or
down, as desired. Pull the lever back upwards to lock the
column firmly in place.
If the lever is pulled while in the OFF position, the wipers
will operate for as long as the lever is held plus two wipe
cycles, then turn OFF.
Mist Feature
Push down on the wiper lever to activate a single wipe to
clear off road mist or spray from a passing vehicle. As
long as the lever is held down, the wipers will continue
to operate.
Tilt Steering Column
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WARNING!
Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous. Without a stable steering column, you could lose control of the vehicle and have
an accident. Adjust the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, this device takes over the accelerator
operation at speeds greater than 35 mph (56 km/h). The
speed control lever is located on the right side of the
steering wheel.
Speed Control Switches
To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
OFF, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned OFF when not in use.
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WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control System on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Set At A Desired Speed
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
down on the lever and release. Release the accelerator
and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady
speed and on level ground before pressing the SET lever.
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To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pulling the speed control
lever towards you, or normal brake or clutch pressure
while slowing the vehicle will deactivate speed control
without erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the
ON/OFF button or turning off the ignition switch erases
the set speed memory.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RESUME
ACCEL lever up and release. Resume can be used at any
speed above 20 mph (32 km/h).
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the speed control is ON, speed can be increased by
pushing up and holding RESUME ACCEL. Release the
lever when the desired speed is reached, and the new
speed will be set.
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Tapping RESUME ACCEL once will result in a 1 mph (1.6
km/h) speed increase. Each time the lever is tapped,
speed increases so that tapping the lever three times will
increase speed by 3 mph (4.8 km/h), etc.
Manual Transmission
Depressing the clutch pedal will disengage the speed
control. A slight increase in engine RPM before the speed
control disengages is normal.
To decrease speed while speed control is ON, push down
and hold SET DECEL. Release the lever when the desired
speed is reached, and the new speed will be set.
Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions may need
to be shifted into a lower gear to climb hills without
speed loss.
Tapping the SET DECEL button once will result in a 1
mph (1.6 km/h) speed decrease. Each time the button is
tapped, speed decreases.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control System has been
designed to shut down if multiple speed control switch
functions are operated simultaneously in order to ensure
proper operation. If this occurs, the system can be
reactivated by pushing the speed control switch ON/
OFF button and re-setting the desired vehicle SET speed.
WARNING!
Speed Control can be dangerous where the system
can’t maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could
go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose
control. An accident could be the result. Do not use
Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are
winding, icy, snow-covered, or slippery.
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To Accelerate For Passing
Depress the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
ESP (Electronic Stability Program). All five of these
systems work together to enhance vehicle stability and
control in various driving conditions.
Using Speed Control On Hills
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
NOTE: The speed control system maintains speed up
and down hills. A slight speed change on moderate hills
is normal.
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-up and
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in Section 5 of this
manual for more information about ABS.
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain and/or more
frequent downshifts (auto transmission only) may occur
so it may be preferable to drive without speed control.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes ABS (Anti-Lock Brake
System), TCS (Traction Control System), BAS (Brake
Assist System), ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation), and
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WARNING!
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ABSequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
TCS (Traction Control System)
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) to provide
enhanced acceleration and stability. A feature of the TCS
system functions similar to a limited slip differential and
controls the wheel spin across a driven axle. If one wheel
on a driven axle is spinning faster than the other, the
system will apply the 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 ESP are in either the “Partial Off” or “Full Off”
modes. Refer to “ESP (Electronic Stability Program)” in
this section.
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BAS (Brake Assist System)
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
anti-lock brake system (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
reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
desired. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
deactivated.
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WARNING!
BAS (Brake Assist System) 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. Only a
safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle
must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
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ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)
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 vehicles speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it applies the
appropriate brake and may 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.
NOTE: Anytime the ESP system is in the “Full Off”
mode, ERM is disabled. Refer to ESP (Electronic Stability
Program) for a complete explanation of the available ESP
modes.
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. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful
driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an
ERM-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a
reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
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ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESP corrects for over/under steering of the vehicle by applying
the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the over/under steer condition. Engine power
may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain the
desired path.
ESP uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
the intended path, ESP applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
understeer condition.
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• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
The ESP/TCS Indicator Light (located in the instrument
cluster), starts to flash as soon as the tires lose traction
and the ESP system becomes active. The ESP/TCS Indicator Light also flashes when TCS is active. If the
ESP/TCS Indicator Light begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle
as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to
the prevailing road conditions.
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WARNING!
ESP (Electronic Stability Program) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. ESP cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESPequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
The ESP system has three available operating modes in
4H range. The system has one operating mode in 4L
range. 2WD vehicles and 4WD vehicles in 2H range have
two operating modes.
4H Range (4WD Models) or 2WD Models
On
This is the normal operating mode for ESP in 4H and
2WD vehicles. Whenever the vehicle is started or the
transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from 4L range or
NEUTRAL back to 4H range, the ESP system will be in
this mode. This mode should be used for most all driving
situations. ESP should only be turned to “Partial Off” or
“Full Off” for specific reasons as noted below.
Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily depressing the ESP
OFF switch. When in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode, the TCS portion
of ESP has been disabled and the ESP/TCS Indicator
Light will be illuminated. All other stability features of
ESP function normally. This mode is intended to be used
if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand, or gravel conditions
and more wheel spin than ESP would normally allow is
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required to gain traction. To turn ESP on again, momentarily depress the ESP OFF switch. This will restore the
normal “ESP On” mode of operation.
ESP OFF Switch
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand, or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
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mode by pressing the ESP OFF switch. Once the situation
requiring ESP to be switched to the “Partial Off” mode is
overcome, turn ESP back on by momentarily depressing
the ESP OFF switch. This may be done while the vehicle
is in motion.
ESP Off (4H Range Only)
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
when ESP stability features could inhibit vehicle maneuverability due to trail conditions. This mode is entered by
depressing and holding the ESP OFF switch for five
seconds when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is
running. In this mode, all ESP and TCS stability features
are turned off except for the “limited slip” feature described in the TCS section. After five seconds, a chime
will sound, the ESP/TCS Indicator Light will illuminate,
and the “ESP OFF⬙ message will appear in the odometer.
Refer to “Compass and Mini-Trip Computer — If
Equipped” in Section 4 of this manual. To turn ESP on
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again, momentarily depress the ESP OFF switch. This
will restore the normal “ESP On” mode of operation.
NOTE: The ESP system will change to “Partial Off”
mode if the vehicle speed exceeds 40 mph (64 km/h).
After the vehicle speed is reduced below 35 mph (56
km/h), the ESP system will return to “Full Off” mode.
NOTE: The “ESP OFF” message will display and the
audible chime will sound when the shift lever is placed in
the PARK position from any position other than PARK,
and then moved out of the PARK position. This will
occur even if the message was previously cleared.
WARNING!
With the ESP switched off, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESP and ERM are unavailable. In
an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESP and ERM
systems will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. The “Full Off” ESP mode is intended for
off-road use only.
4L Range (4WD Models)
ESP Off
This is the normal operating mode for ESP in 4L range.
Whenever the vehicle is started in 4L range, or the
transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from 4H range or
NEUTRAL to 4L range, the ESP system will be in this
mode. In 4L range, ESP and TCS, except for the “limited
slip” feature described in the TCS section, are turned off
until the vehicle reaches a speed of 40 mph (48 km/h). At
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40 mph (48 km/h), the normal ESP stability function
returns but TCS remains off. When the vehicle speed
drops below 35 mph (40 km/h), the ESP system shuts off.
ESP is off at low vehicle speeds in 4L range so that it will
not interfere with off-road driving, but the ESP function
returns to provide the stability feature at speeds above 40
mph (48 km/h). The ESP/TCS Indicator Light will always be illuminated in 4L range when ESP is off.
NOTE: The “ESP OFF” message will display and the
audible chime will sound when the shift lever is placed in
the PARK position from any position other than PARK,
and then moved out of the PARK position. This will
occur even if the message was previously cleared.
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WARNING!
With the ESP switched off, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESP and ERM are unavailable. In
an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESP and ERM
systems will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. The “Full Off” mode is intended for offroad use only.
Disabling ESP for Modified Vehicles (4WD Models
Only)
Vehicles modified with larger tires and/or suspension
lifts may experience early ESP activations as compared to
a non-modified production vehicle depending on lift
size, tire size, suspension changes and/or driving habits.
If early ESP activations are experienced while driving a
modified vehicle, the additional ability to permanently
turn off ESP is available. A steering wheel/ESP button
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maneuver must be performed to permanently disable
ESP and defeat the functionality of the ESP switch.
Repeating the procedure will return the system to normal
ESP operation and restore ESP switch functionality allowing ESP “Partial” or “Off” modes.
WARNING!
With ESP in the permanent disable mode, enhanced
vehicle stability offered by the ESP and ERM systems is unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESP and ERM systems will not engage to
assist in maintaining stability. This disabled mode is
intended for off-highway or off-road use only. Vehicle modifications requiring the owner to configure
the vehicle in the ESP disabled mode, will seriously
affect the vehicles roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to loss of control and/or accident resulting
in possible serious or fatal injuries.
The following procedure will disable (or re-enable) ESP
functionality in the vehicle.
1. Shift the transfer case into the 4H range position.
2. Turn the steering wheel until it is centered and the
wheels are pointed straight ahead.
3. Cycle the ignition key OFF to ON.
4. Wait approximately five seconds for the system bulb
check.
5. Turn and hold the steering wheel one-half turn to the
right (clockwise).
6. Press and hold the ESP OFF button for seven seconds.
7. Turn the steering wheel back to center, and turn and
hold an additional one-half turn to the left (counterclockwise).
8. Press and hold the ESP OFF button for seven seconds.
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9. Turn the steering wheel back to center.
10. Press and hold the ESP OFF button for seven seconds.
11. Cycle the ignition key to OFF.
After performing the ESP disable procedure correctly,
“ESP OFF” will be displayed in the odometer for approximately 12 seconds each time the ignition is moved to ON.
Repeating the ESP disable procedure will re-enable normal ESP operation.
ESP/BAS Warning Light
The malfunction indicator lamp for the ESP is
combined with the BAS indicator. The ESP/
BAS Warning Light in the instrument cluster
comes on when the ignition switch is turned to
the “ON” position. It should go out with the engine
running.
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If the ESP/BAS Warning Light comes on continuously
with the engine running, a malfunction has been detected
in either the ESP or the BAS system, or both. If this light
remains on after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle
has been driven several miles 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 ESP/BAS Warning Light comes on momentarily
each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESP System
will be ON even if it was previously turned off.
• The ESP Control System will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
will stop when ESP becomes inactive following the
maneuver that caused the ESP activation.
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ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET
This vehicle has two auxiliary power outlets that can
provide up to 20 Amps of current for accessories designed for use with the standard power outlet adapters.
The outlet located in the lower portion of the instrument
panel has a snap-on plastic cap so that it can be covered
when not in use. As a safety precaution, the outlet in the
instrument panel only operates with the ignition switch
ON. When the optional cigar lighter heating element is
used, it heats when pushed in and pops out automatically when ready for use. To preserve the heating
element, do not hold the lighter in the heating position.
The left side outlet is powered directly from the battery
(power available at all times). Items plugged into this
outlet may discharge the battery and/or prevent engine
starting.
The right side outlet has power available only when the
ignition is on. This outlet will also operate a conventional
cigar lighter unit.
Power Outlets
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Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
WARNING!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power
from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e.,
cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long
enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine
starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will 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.
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CUPHOLDERS
Front Cupholders
The front cupholders are located in the center console.
NOTE: The front cupholder insert is removable for
cleaning.
Front Cupholders
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Rear Cupholders
The rear cupholders are located on the back of the center
console.
STORAGE
Console Storage Compartment
To lock or unlock, insert ignition key and turn. To open,
press the latch and lift cover.
Rear Cupholders
Center Console
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Rear Storage Compartment
The rear storage compartment cover is held by a springloaded latch. In order to remove the rear storage compartment cover, use the following procedure:
NOTE: The rear storage compartment latch should not
be used as cargo tie-down.
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1. Flip up pull loop so it is perpendicular (straight up) to
the top surface of the tray.
2. Pull up on loop and twist 90 degrees, so it is parallel to
the slotted hole in tray.
3. Open rear compartment cover.
Rear Storage Cover
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DUAL TOP — IF EQUIPPED
If your vehicle is equipped with a Dual Top, you must
remove one of the tops from the vehicle. If the soft top
is removed, the pivot brackets must also be removed
from the sport bar. The soft top was installed at the
factory for shipping purposes only. The soft top and the
hard top are to be used independently. Removal is
mandatory to prevent any possible wear and tear on the
soft top. Your vehicle warranty will not cover damage
resulting from both tops remaining on the vehicle at the
same time for extended periods of time.
Removing The Soft Top
1. Locate and remove the two boxes that contain the
following items:
• Right and left door frames
• Door frame attachment knobs (four for two-door
models, six for four-door models)
• Right and left quarter windows
• Rear window
• Two rear window roll up straps
• Two Sunrider secure straps (If Equipped)
• Two rear swing gate brackets
2. Remove the hard top. Refer to “Freedom Top ThreePiece Modular Hard Top — Front/Rear Panel Removal”
later in this section.
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3. Remove the soft top bow assembly pivot bracket
screws (two per side) using a #T30 Torx威 head driver.
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4. Using a rubber mallet, carefully tap the knuckles from
the left and right metal pivot brackets. Remove the soft
top from the vehicle and store in a clean, dry location.
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5. Unzip the zipper on the sport bar cover to expose the
pivot brackets. Remove the brackets using a #T30 Torx威
head driver. Recover and re-zip the sports bar cover.
Store pivot brackets and screws in a safe place.
Installing the Soft Top
NOTE: The following procedures are for first time set
up only. For future soft top procedures, refer to “Soft
Top” in this section.
1. Locate and remove the following items prior to hard
top removal:
• Right and left door frames
• Door frame attachment knobs (four for two-door
models, six for four-door models)
• Right and left quarter windows
• Rear window
6. Reinstall the hard top. Refer to “Freedom Top ThreePiece Modular Hard Top — Front/Rear Panel Installation” later in this section.
2. Remove the hard top. Refer to “Freedom Top ThreePiece Modular Hard Top — Front/Rear Panel Removal”
later in this section.
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3. Install the door frames. Refer to “Door Frame” in this
section.
4. If the soft top has been removed, follow these steps to
reinstall the soft top. If the soft top is on the vehicle,
proceed to step #5.
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a. If the pivot brackets have been removed, unzip the
sport bar covers and attach the pivot brackets to the
sports bar with the four screws that were removed
using a #T30 Torx威 head driver. Re-cover and re-zip
sport bar covers.
b. Lay the soft top into the rear of the vehicle with the
bows pointing forward and the curved portion of the
bows facing upward.
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c. Tap the knuckles on the side with a rubber mallet to
reattach them to the metal pivot brackets.
CAUTION!
d. Screw the pivot screws back into place using a #T30
Torx威 head driver. Secure them until they are snug
being careful not to cross-thread the screws or overtighten.
Do not overtighten the screws. You can strip the
screws if they are overtightened.
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5. Unsnap and remove the black boot cover. This cover
should be discarded. It was intended as a protective
cover for shipping only.
NOTE: A visual instruction sheet is enclosed in the dual
top wrap.
6. Remove the swing gate bar (black metal bar for
bottom of rear window) and set aside.
NOTE: Be sure the wire harness in the left rear corner is
not tangled in the soft top bows before you lift the top.
7. Put up the soft top. Refer to “Soft Top — Putting Up
the Soft Top” in this section.
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FREEDOM TOP THREE-PIECE MODULAR HARD
TOP
CAUTION!
• The hard top is not designed to carry any additional loads such as roof racks, spare tires, building, hunting, or camping supplies, and/or luggage,
etc. Also, it was not designed as a structural
member of the vehicle, and thus cannot properly
carry any additional loads other than environmental (rain, snow, etc.).
CAUTION!
Do not move your vehicle until the top has been
either fully attached to the windshield frame and
bodyside, or fully removed.
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Front Panel(s) Removal
NOTE: Left panel must be removed before removing
right panel.
1. Fold down the sun visor, and move to the side.
2. Turn center L-shaped locks (2) from center of roof
panel.
3. Turn rear L-shaped lock (located above shoulder belt
anchorage).
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4. Turn rear fasteners (knobs) (located on overhead
speaker bar assembly) counterclockwise until they can be
removed.
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5. Unlatch the header panel latch located at the top of the
windshield.
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6. Remove panel.
To remove right panel, follow steps above except for step
2.
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Front Panel(s) Installation
NOTE: The front panel(s) must be positioned properly
to ensure sealing. Set the panels on the windshield frame
so that there is no overhang. Also, make sure that the
panels are sitting flush with the body.
1. Install right panel first, then the left panel.
2. Reinstall panel(s) using the same steps for removal in
reverse order.
Front Panel(s) Installation Only (With Rear Hard
Top Removed)
1. Turn left and right panels over and move spacer block
(located on rear of panel) upward 90 degrees.
NOTE: The front panel(s) must be positioned properly
to ensure sealing. Set the panels on the windshield frame
so that there is no overhang. Also, make sure that the
panels are sitting flush with the body.
2. Install right panel first, then the left panel.
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3. Reinstall panel(s) using the same steps for removal in
reverse order.
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5. Open swing gate all the way to ensure clearance of the
rear window glass. Lift rear window glass.
Rear Hard Top Removal
1. Remove both front panels. Refer to “Front Panel(s)
Removal” in this section.
2. Open both doors.
3. Remove the two Torx威 head screws that secure the
hard top at the B-pillar (near top of door) using a #40
Torx威 head driver (4–Door Only).
4. Remove the six Torx威 head screws that secure the hard
top to the vehicle (along the interior bodyside) using a
#40 Torx威 head driver.
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6. Locate the wiring harness on the left rear inside corner
of the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Make sure storage cap is installed to prevent foreign
materials from entering washer tube and clogging
system, and also to prevent fluid from being sprayed
into the rear of the vehicle.
8. Disconnect the wire harness from the hard top by
pressing the tab at the side of the connector and pulling
to disconnect.
7. Disconnect the rear window washer hose and install
the tethered cap.
NOTE: If the red latch on the connector is locked, push
the red latch to the right until you can only see the latch
on one end (right) of the connector. This will unlock the
connector tab, allowing the tab to be pressed down and
enabling the harness to be disconnected from the hard
top.
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Rear Hard Top Installation
NOTE: If the door frames are installed from soft top
usage, they must be removed prior to installation of the
hard top.
1. Inspect the hard top seals for damage and replace if
necessary.
2. Install the hard top using the same steps for removal
in reverse order.
9. Close the swing gate.
10. Remove the hard top from the vehicle. Place on a soft
surface to prevent damage.
NOTE: The hard top must be positioned properly to
ensure sealing. Also, make sure that the hard top is sitting
flush with the body at the sides and check to ensure that
there is a uniform gap between the lift glass and hard top.
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DOOR FRAME
WARNING!
Do not drive your vehicle on pavement with the door
frame(s) removed as you will lose the protection that
they can provide. This procedure is furnished for use
during off-road operation only.
Door Frame Removal (Two-Door Models)
1. Unscrew and remove the door frame attachment
knobs (two per side).
WARNING!
Use both hands to remove the door frames. The door
frames will fold and could cause injury if both hands
are not used.
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2. Place one hand on the upper rear and one hand on the
front of the door frame.
3. Pull the frame towards you with your rearward hand
to remove the frame from the vehicle.
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WARNING!
4. Screw the knobs back into the door frame and fold for
storage. Store in a secure location.
Never store the door frames in your vehicle. In an
event of an accident, a loose door frame many cause
personal injury. If removed, always store the door
frames outside of the vehicle.
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Door Frame Installation (Two-Door Models)
1. Unfold door frame and unscrew thumbscrews.
2. Set the door frame pin into the hole on top of the body
side, behind the door opening.
3. After the door frame pin has been set into the body
side hole, carefully set the front of the door frame into the
rubber seal at the top of the windshield.
4. Starting with the front of the door frame, clip it over
the metal side bar and then clip the rear, making sure that
the material for the side bar covers is not pinched by the
door frame.
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5. Starting with the front knob, screw in and tighten both
knobs. Repeat on the other side.
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Door Frame Removal (Four-Door Models)
1. Unscrew and remove the two forward most door
frame attachment knobs.
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WARNING!
Use both hands to remove the door frames. The door
frames will fold and could cause injury if both hands
are not used.
2. Place one hand on the upper rear and one hand on the
upper front of the front door frame.
3. Pull the frame towards you with your front hand to
remove the frame from the vehicle.
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4. Unscrew and remove the remaining door frame attachment knob on the rear door frame.
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5. Place one hand on the upper rear and one hand on the
upper front of the rear door frame. Pull the frame
towards you with your rear hand to remove the frame
from the vehicle.
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6. Screw the knob back into the door frame and fold for
storage. Store in a secure location.
WARNING!
• Never store the door frames in your vehicle. In an
event of an accident, a loose door frame many
cause personal injury. If removed, always store the
door frames outside of the vehicle.
Door Frame Installation (Four-Door Models)
1. Install the rear door frame first.
2. Set the door frame pin into the hole on top of the body
side, just behind the rear door opening.
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3. Position the top of the door frame against the metal
sport bar and press onto the side bar making sure not to
pinch the material of the sports bar covers and to ensure
it is properly positioned on the seal above the front of the
rear door.
4. Loosely install the rear knob (long knob) to hold the
door rail in position.
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5. Carefully set the front of the front door frame in the
rubber seal at the top of the windshield. Then, clip the
front of the door rail over the side bar making sure that
the material for the side bar cover is not pinched by the
door frame. Position the rear of the front door frame to
lay on top of the front of the rear door frame.
6. Loosely install both knobs beginning with the front
knob (long knob). Then, install the middle knob (short
knob) through the front and rear door frames and screw
into the top of the B-pillar.
7. Tighten the front knob, then the rear most knob, and
then the middle knob. Repeat this procedure for the other
side.
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SOFT TOP (TWO-DOOR MODELS)
CAUTION!
• The soft top is not designed to carry any additional
loads such as roof racks, spare tires, building,
hunting, or camping supplies, and/or luggage, etc.
Also, it was not designed as a structural member of
the vehicle, and thus cannot properly carry any
additional loads other than environmental (rain,
snow, etc.).
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If the temperature is below 72°F (24°C) and/or the top
has been folded down for a period of time, the top will
appear to have shrunk when you raise it, making it
difficult to put up. This is caused by a natural contraction
of the vinyl coating on the fabric top.
Place the vehicle in a warm area. Pull steadily on the top
fabric. The vinyl will stretch back to its original size and
the top can then be installed. If temperature is 41°F (5°C)
or below, do not attempt to put the top down or roll the
rear or side curtains.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• Do not run a fabric top through an automatic car
wash. Window scratches and wax build up may
result.
• Do not lower the top when the temperature is below
41°F (5°C). Damage to the top may result.
• Do not move your vehicle until the top has been
either fully attached to the windshield frame, or fully
lowered.
• Do not lower the top with the windows installed.
Window and top damage may occur.
• Refer to “Appearance Care for Fabric Top Models” in
Section 7 of this manual. It contains important information on cleaning and caring for your vehicle’s
fabric top.
• Do not use any tools (screwdrivers, etc.) to pry or
force any of the clamps, clips, or retainers securing
the soft top. Do not force or pry the soft top framework when opening or closing. Damage to the top
may result.
• Do not drive vehicle with rear window curtain up
unless side curtains are also removed. Dangerous
exhaust gases could enter the vehicle causing harm
to the driver and passengers.
• The fabric upper doors and fabric top are designed
only for protection against the elements. Do not
rely on them to contain occupants within the
vehicle or to protect against injury during an
accident. Remember, always wear seat belts.
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Folding Down The Soft Top
3
1
2
3
4
5
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—
—
—
Header Bow
2–Bow
3–Bow
Sail Panel
Plastic Retainer
6 — Body Side Retainer
7 — Quarter Window
8 — Check Strap
9 — Front Retainer — Quarter Window
10 — Bottom Retainer — Quarter Window
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1
2
3
4
5
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Zipper Start
Zipper Finish
Swing Gate Bar
Swing Gate Brackets
Sail Panels
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NOTE: Clean side and rear windows before removal to
assist in preventing scratching during removal of the soft
top. If zippers are difficult to operate due to road dust,
etc., clean them with a mild soap solution and a small
brush. Cleaning products are available through your
authorized dealer.
1. If your vehicle has half doors, remove each half door
window by opening the door and lifting the half door
window out.
NOTE: Stow half door windows carefully outside of the
vehicle, never inside to avoid scratches.
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2. Insert finger behind the plastic retainer. Pull down and
roll the retainer out of the channel. Repeat this on the
opposite side.
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3. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
5. Open the swing gate.
4. Release the header latches and leave the hooks in the
loops on the windshield.
6. Before unzipping the rear window, release the first 3 in
(7.6 cm) of both sail panels from the channel. Remove the
swing gate bar by pulling it straight rearward out of the
swing gate brackets.
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• Unzip the rear window starting at the right lower
corner of the window. Pull the zipper up, across the
top and down to the left lower corner. Zipper pulls
will stay on the rear window. Pull down on the rear
window to disengage from the zipper on the top
cover. Stow the windows carefully to avoid scratching.
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7. Undo the Velcro威 that runs along the top and rear
edge of the side window.
8. Beginning from the rear lower corner, completely
unzip the window.
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9. Once unzipped, remove side window retainers from
the door channel and body side channel. Repeat this step
on the opposite side.
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10. Finish releasing the sail panel retainers from the body
side channel at the rear corners of the vehicle.
NOTE: When releasing the sail panel retainers, it is
helpful to pull down on the rear roof bow.
11. As you begin to lower the top, fold the sail panels so
that they rest on top of the soft top.
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12. The swing gate brackets do not need to be removed
unless the hard top is being installed. To remove the
swing gate brackets, pull the front of the bracket forward
while rolling the entire bracket back in towards the
vehicle to disengage.
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13. Completely release the latches from the loops on the
windshield frame. If your vehicle is not equipped with
the Sunrider package, proceed to Step 16.
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14. Make sure the plastic sleeves are slid forward over
the Sunrider link (Sunrider Models Only).
15. Unlatch the side bows from both door rails (Sunrider
Models Only).
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16. Before lowering the top, open the swing gate to
prevent possible damage to the rear center high-mounted
brake lamp. Move to the front of the vehicle. Grasp the
side bow behind the header and lift the top, folding it
toward the rear of the vehicle.
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portion of the top from flapping outside of the vehicle.
When the top is completely down, position the drip rails
so they make a “v-shape”, this prevents damage to the
soft top material.
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18. Close front header latches.
17. Tuck the fabric and the check straps between the
bows and as far inward as possible. This will keep any
19. Remove door frames, if desired. Refer to “Door
Frame” in this section.
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Putting Up The Soft Top
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Header Bow
2– Bow
3–Bow
Sail Panel
Plastic Retainer
6 — Body Side Retainer
7 — Quarter Window
8 — Check Strap
9 — Front Retainer — Quarter Window
10 — Bottom Retainer — Quarter Window
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2
3
4
5
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—
—
Zipper Start
Zipper Finish
Swing Gate Bar
Swing Gate Brackets
Sail Panels
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1. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
2. Install door frames, if removed. Refer to “Door Frame”
in this section.
4. Standing on the side of the vehicle, lift the top by the
side bow and the 2–bow (middle bow) up and over the
sports bar until the header rests on the top of the
windshield frame.
3. Make sure the plastic sleeve is slid rearward over
Sunrider link (Sunrider Models Only).
5. Before attaching the header latches, be sure that the
top retainers above the door are not trapped between the
top and the door frame.
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6. Make sure the Sunrider bracket on the side bows
latches to the door rails (Sunrider Models Only).
7. Open the header latches and engage the hook on each
side onto the windshield loops (do not close the latches).
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8. If the swing gate brackets were removed, install them
by hooking the rear edge of the bracket on the interior
side of the body channel. Then, rotate it rearward and
over the channel until it snaps onto the exterior part of
the rail. To be properly located, the bracket must only be
clipped to the shortened rail edge.
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9. Move to the rear of the vehicle and gently pull the sail
panels over the rear roof bow.
10. Partially install the sail panel retainers into the body
side channel, leaving the last 3 in (7.6 cm) towards the
rear window loose (on both sides). Pulling down on the
rear roof bow (3–bow) will aid to reach the channel with
the retainers.
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11. To install the side windows, affix the window temporarily by attaching to the Velcro威 in the rear corner.
Start the zipper but close only about 1 in (2.5 cm).
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12. Insert the front retainer of the window into the door
channel, making sure the retainer is fully seated and
properly positioned on the door frame. Failure to do so
can result in wind and water leaks or damage to the
window.
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13. Continue closing the zipper only along the top edge
of the window.
14. Insert the retainer along the bottom edge of the
window into the bottom side channel, beginning at the
front and working to the rear of the vehicle. Finish by
closing the zipper completely and attaching the Velcro威
along the top and rear of the window. Repeat this step for
the opposite side.
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15. Locate the black swing gate bar. Slide the swing gate
bar over the receiver at the bottom inside of the rear
window. The spongy part of the seal should be down and
pointed outward to seal with the swing gate when closed.
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16. Install the rear window by starting both zipper ends
at the lower left corner of the rear window opening.
Ensure that the zippers are properly started and aligned
before zipping to prevent damage.
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17. Run the zipper fully around to the right side of the
window.
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18. Grasp the swing gate bar and position it into the
swing gate brackets.
19. Apply downward pressure on the top corner of the
rear soft top bow (3–bow), then complete attaching the
sail panel retainers into the body side channel.
20. Open the doors and insert the roof retainers into the
channels above the door, starting at the front and working rearward.
21. Close the header latches and return the sun visors to
their secured position.
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To Open
1. Insert finger behind the plastic retainer. Pull down and
roll the retainer out of the channel. Repeat this on the
other side.
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SUNRIDER (TWO-DOOR MODELS) — IF
EQUIPPED
NOTE: If you are going to be driving faster than 40 mph
(64 km/h) with the Sunrider feature open, it is recommended that you remove the rear window of the vehicle.
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2. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
3. Release the header latches from the loops on the
windshield frame.
4. Slide the plastic sleeve forward.
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5. Grasp the header and lift the top back. Make sure the
material is folded back as shown.
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6. Locate straps to secure side bows. Wrap straps around
bows as shown. Repeat on the other side.
NOTE: The Sunrider latch on the door rail should not be
activated for Sunrider use. If activated, the soft top must
be reinstalled starting from the sail panels.
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To Close
1. Remove straps from side bows.
2. Unclip and move sun visors to the side.
3. Grasp the front header and pull to the front of the
vehicle.
4. Hook header latches to the loops on the windshield
frame, close latches, and return sun visor’s to their
original position.
5. Slide plastic sleeve rearward over Sunrider link.
6. Tuck drip rail retainers into door frame slots.
SUNRIDER (FOUR-DOOR MODELS) — IF
EQUIPPED
NOTE: If you are going to be driving faster than 40 mph
(64 km/h) with the Sunrider feature open, it is recommended that you remove the rear window of the vehicle.
To Open
1. Above the front of the rear door, place finger up into
the cutout in the plastic retainer and pull down, rolling
both the front and rear retainers out of the door frame.
Repeat this on the other side.
NOTE: All plastic retainers must be removed from the
door rail prior to the operation of the Sunrider.
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3. Release the header latches from the loops on the
windshield frame.
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2. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
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4. Grasp the front side bow behind the header, and lift
the top.
5. Fold back the front section of the top, and gently rest
the header on top of the rear portion of the deck.
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6. Fold the top material so that the plastic retainers form
a “W” as shown. Enter the vehicle, and move the material
into two folds. Ensure that the straps are securely stowed.
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7. Close the front header latches.
8. Secure the top by using the two provided straps. Each
strap will wrap around the side bow and Velcro威 to itself,
use one strap on each side of the vehicle.
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To Close
Perform the above steps in the opposite order.
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SOFT TOP (FOUR-DOOR MODELS)
CAUTION!
• The soft top is not designed to carry any additional
loads such as roof racks, spare tires, building,
hunting, or camping supplies, and/or luggage, etc.
Also, it was not designed as a structural member of
the vehicle, and thus cannot properly carry any
additional loads other than environmental (rain,
snow, etc.).
If the temperature is below 72°F (24°C) and/or the top
has been folded down for a period of time, the top will
appear to have shrunk when you raise it, making it
difficult to put up. This is caused by a natural contraction
of the vinyl coating on the fabric top.
Place the vehicle in a warm area. Pull steadily on the top
fabric. The vinyl will stretch back to its original size and
the top can then be snapped into place. If temperature is
41°F (5°C) or below, do not attempt to put the top down
or roll the rear or side curtains.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• Do not run a fabric top through an automatic car wash.
Window scratches and wax build-up may result.
• Do not lower the top when the temperature is below 41°F
(5°C). Damage to the top may result.
• Do not lower the top when the windows are dirty. Grit
may scratch the window.
• Do not move your vehicle until the top has been either
fully attached to the windshield frame, or fully lowered.
• Do not lower the top with the windows installed. Window and top damage may occur.
• Refer to “Appearance Care for Fabric Top Models” in
Section 7 of this manual. It contains important information on cleaning and caring for your vehicle’s fabric top.
• Do not use any tools (screwdrivers, etc.) to pry or force
any of the clamps, clips, or retainers securing the soft top.
Do not force or pry the soft top framework when opening
or closing. Damage to the top may result.
• Do not drive vehicle with rear window curtain up
unless side curtains are also open. Dangerous
exhaust gases which can kill could enter the vehicle.
• The fabric upper doors and fabric top are designed
only for protection against the elements. Do not
rely on them to contain occupants within the
vehicle or to protect against injury during an
accident. Remember, always wear seat belts.
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Folding Down The Soft Top
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Header Bow
2–Bow
3–Bow
4–Bow
Sail Panel
6 — Body Side Retainer
7 — Quarter Window
8 — Check Strap
9 — Front Retainer — Quarter Window
10 — Bottom Retainer — Quarter Window
11 — Plastic Retainer
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1
2
3
4
5
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—
Zipper Start
Zipper Finish
Swing Gate Bar
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NOTE: Clean side and rear windows before removal to
assist in preventing scratching during removal of the soft
top. If zippers are difficult to operate due to road dust,
etc., clean them with a mild soap solution and a small
brush. Cleaning products are available through your
authorized dealer.
1. If your vehicle has half-doors, remove each half-door
window by opening the door and lifting the half-door
window out.
NOTE: Stow half-door windows carefully outside of the
vehicle, never inside to avoid scratches.
2. Above the front of the rear door, place finger up into
the cutout in the plastic retainer and pull down, rolling
both the front and rear retainers out of the door frame.
Repeat this on the other side.
3. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
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4. Release the header latches and hooks from the loops
on the windshield frame.
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5. Open the swing gate.
6. Before unzipping the rear window, release the first 3 in
(7.6 cm) of both sail panels from the channel. Remove the
swing gate bar by pulling it straight rearward out of the
swing gate brackets.
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• Unzip the rear window starting at the right lower
corner of the window. Pull the zipper up, across the
top and down to the left lower corner. Zipper pulls
will stay on the rear window. Pull down on the rear
window to disengage from the zipper on the top
cover. Stow the windows carefully to avoid scratching.
7. Undo the Velcro威 that runs along the top and rear
edge of the side window.
8. Beginning from the rear lower corner, completely
unzip the window.
9. Once unzipped, remove side window retainers from
the door channel and body side channel. Repeat this step
on the opposite side.
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10. Finish releasing the sail panel retainers from the body
side channel at the rear corners of the vehicle.
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11. Fold the sail panels so that they rest on top of the soft
top.
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NOTE: When releasing the sail panel retainers, it is
helpful to pull down on the rear roof bow.
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12. The swing gate brackets do not need to be removed
unless the hard top is being installed. To remove the
swing gate brackets, pull the front of the bracket forward
while rolling the entire bracket back in towards the
vehicle to disengage.
13. Grasp the front side bow behind the header, and lift
the top.
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14. Fold back the front section of the top, and gently rest
the header on top of the rear portion of the deck.
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15. Fold the top material so that the plastic retainers form
a “W” as shown. Enter the vehicle, and move the material
into two folds.
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16. Release the side bows by pressing down on the latch
above the front of the rear door. Push the top rearward to
disengage. Repeat this step on the other side.
17. Grasp the folded side bows and slide the top along
the door frame track to the rear door frame.
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18. Before lowering the top, open the swing gate to
prevent possible damage to the rear center high-mounted
brake lamp. Gently slide the side bows off the door frame
track and lower the top down into the vehicle.
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20. Once the top is fully down, use the Velcro straps
provided to secure the top to the vehicle by wrapping the
strap around the side bows and through the slot on the
body.
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19. Tuck the fabric and the check straps between the
bows as far inside as possible. This will keep any portion
of the top from flapping outside of the vehicle.
21. Close the front header latches.
22. Remove door frames, if desired. Refer to “Door
Frame” in this section.
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Putting Up The Soft Top
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Header Bow
2–Bow
3–Bow
4–Bow
Sail Panel
6 — Body Side Retainer
7 — Quarter Window
8 — Check Strap
9 — Front Retainer — Quarter Window
10 — Bottom Retainer — Quarter Window
11 — Plastic Retainer
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1
2
3
4
5
—
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—
—
—
Zipper Start
Zipper Finish
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NOTE: Be extremely careful when putting up the soft
top to prevent the doors from getting scratched. It may be
helpful to open the rear doors.
1. Install the door frames, if removed. Refer to “Door
Frame” in this section.
2. Undo the straps used to secure the top in the down
position and store in secure location.
3. Open the swing gate.
4. Grasp the folded side bows and lift to the top of the
rear door frames.
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5. Insert the slider feature of the knuckles into the door
frame tracks and slide the top forward.
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6. Ensure that the top locks into Sunrider locking mechanisms that are located above the front of the rear doors.
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7. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
8. Standing on the side of the vehicle, lift the top by the
side bow until it rests on the windshield frame.
9. Before attaching the header latches, be sure the top
retainers above the doors do not get trapped between the
top and the door frame. Also, make certain the feet at
both ends of the 2–bow (forward most bow) seat properly
on the side bows above the front doors. They should
cradle the tubing. Finally, make sure that the check strap
(the long, woven strap reaching from the rear bow to the
2–bow) does not get entangled in any of the framework
when unfolding the top.
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10. Open the header latches and engage the hook on each
side onto the windshield loops (do not close the latches).
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over the channel until it snaps onto the exterior part of
the rail. To be properly located, the bracket must only be
clipped to the shortened rail edge.
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11. If the swing gate brackets were removed, install them
by hooking the rear edge of the bracket on the interior
side of the body channel. Then, rotate it rearward and
12. Move to the rear of the vehicle and gently pull the sail
panels over the rear roof bow (4–bow).
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13. Partially install the sail panel retainers into the body
side channel, leaving the last 3 in (7.6 cm) towards the
rear window loose (on both sides). Pulling down on the
rear roof bow (4–bow) will aid to reach the channel with
the retainers.
14. To install the side windows, affix the window temporarily by attaching to the Velcro威 in the upper rear
corner. Start the zipper but close only about 1 in (2.5 cm).
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15. Insert the front retainer of the window into the door
channel, making sure the retainer is fully seated and
properly positioned on the door frame. Failure to do so
can result in wind and water leaks or damage to the
window.
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16. Continue closing the zipper only along the top edge
of the window.
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17. Insert the retainer along the bottom edge of the
window into the bottom side channel, beginning at the
front and working to the rear of the vehicle. Finish by
closing the zipper completely and attaching the Velcro威
along the top and rear of the window. Repeat this step for
the opposite side.
18. Locate the black swing gate bar. Slide the swing gate
bar over the receiver at the bottom inside of the rear
window. The spongy part of the seal should be down and
pointed outward to seal with the swing gate when closed.
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19. Install the rear window by starting both zipper ends
at the lower left corner of the rear window opening.
Ensure that the zippers are properly started and aligned
before zipping to prevent damage.
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21. Grasp the swing gate bar and position it into the
swing gate brackets.
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22. Complete the installation of the sail panel by inserting the rest of the retainer into the body channel.
20. Run the first zipper fully around to the right side of
the window.
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23. Open the doors and insert the top retainers into the
channels in the door frame above the doors, starting at
the front and working toward the rear of the vehicle.
24. Ensure plastic retainer is tucked in properly at
B-pillar, not pinching the seal.
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25. Close the header latches and return the sun visors to
their secured position.
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FOLDING WINDSHIELD
The fold-down windshield and removable side bars on
your vehicle are structural elements that can provide
some protection in some accidents. The windshield also
provides some protection against weather, road debris
and intrusion of small branches and other objects.
Do not drive your vehicle on-road with the windshield
down and the side bars removed as you lose the protection these structural elements can provide.
If required for certain off-road uses, the side bars can be
removed and the windshield folded down. However, the
protection afforded by these features is then lost. If you
remove the side bars and fold down the windshield,
drive slowly and cautiously. It is recommended that the
speed of the vehicle be limited to 10 mph (16 km/h), with
low range operation preferred, if you are driving off-road
with the windshield folded down.
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Raise the windshield and reinstall the side bars as soon as
the task that required their removal is completed and
before you return to on-road driving. Both you and your
passenger should wear seat belts at all times, on-road and
off-road, regardless of whether the windshield is raised
or folded down.
Outside rearview mirrors are mounted on the doors. If
you choose to remove the doors, see your authorized
dealer for a replacement cowl-mounted outside mirror.
Federal law requires outside mirrors on vehicles for
on-road use.
WARNING!
Carefully follow these warnings to help protect against
personal injury:
• Do not drive your vehicle on-road with the windshield down.
• Do not drive your vehicle unless the windshield is
securely fastened, either up or down.
• Eye protection, such as goggles, should be worn at all
times when the windshield is down.
• Be sure that you carefully follow the instructions for
raising the windshield. Make sure that the folding
windshield, windshield wipers, side bars, and all
associated hardware and fasteners are correctly and
tightly assembled before driving your vehicle. Failure
to follow these instructions may prevent your vehicle
from providing you and your passengers protection
in some accidents.
• If you remove the doors, store them outside the
vehicle. In the event of an accident, a loose door may
cause personal injury.
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Lowering The Windshield And Removing Side
Bars
1. Lower the fabric top or remove the hard top following
the instructions in this manual.
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NOTE: To assist in properly reinstalling side bars, mark
the original locations prior to removing.
2. Remove the two top hex bolts (13 mm), and the one
side hex bolt (13 mm) visible through the trim (Do not
remove plastic corner trim, sun visor bolts, or sport bar
covering).
3. Open sport bar Velcro covering.
4. Remove the one hex bolt (13 mm) visible through the
plastic trim on bottom side of side bar, one hex bolt (13
mm) on the side of the side bar, and one hex bolt (13 mm)
on top of the side bar.
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NOTE: Pull side bar out horizontally when removing.
NOTE: Store all of the mounting bolts in their original
threaded holes and tighten for safekeeping.
5. Remove side bar assembly, and reattach sport bar
Velcro威 covering.
6. To safely store the side bars in your vehicle, use four
cinch straps (available from your authorized dealer).
Attach the straps through the slots located on the floor
behind the folded rear seat at the front of the storage bin
cover.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
Do not remove the head impact foam from the side
bars, as damage to the foam may result.
You or others could be injured if you carry the side
bars loose in your vehicle. Remove the side bars from
the vehicle or securely store them as described or
they may cause personal injury if an accident occurs.
See your authorized dealer for the cinch straps.
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7. Remove the windshield wiper arms by first pulling
the wiper away from the windshield and out to the
“lock” position. Unsnap the wiper arm nut caps, and
remove retaining nuts. Lift the wiper arms off and store
in center console or securely behind the rear seat.
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8. Remove the lower windshield plates by removing the
six black round-headed Torx威 head screws (using a #40
Torx威 head driver) on each side of the base of the
windshield.
9. Lower the windshield gently until it contacts the
rubber hood bumpers.
10. Secure the windshield by passing a cinch strap
through the footman hoop on the center of the hood and
on the center of the windshield frame. Tighten the strap
to secure the windshield in place.
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Raising The Windshield And Replacing Side Bars
1. Raise the windshield.
2. Loosely attach rear of side bar to sport bar. Refer to
Step 4 of “Lowering Windshield And Removing Side
Bars” earlier in this section.
3. Attach front of side bar to windshield frame.
• Install top two hex bolts (13 mm) first, then lower
side hex bolt (13 mm). Lower side bolt will not align
until top two bolts are installed.
4. Tighten all side bar attachment bolts.
• Reattach sport bar Velcro威 covering.
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5. Install the lower windshield plates with the six black
round-headed Torx威 head screws (using a #40 Torx威 head
driver) on each side of the base of the windshield.
6. Reinstall wiper arms.
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES — HARD TOP ONLY
Rear Window Wiper/Washer — If Equipped
A rotary ring switch on the control lever (located on the
right side of the steering column), controls operation of
the rear wiper/washer function. Rotating the center of
the switch up to the “On” position will activate the wiper.
Rotating the switch ring beyond the “On” or “Off”
position will activate the rear washer. The wash pump
will continue to operate as long as the lever or ring is
engaged. Upon release, the wipers will cycle three times
before returning to the set position.
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Adding Washer Fluid
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
rear window washer is shared. It is located in the front of
the engine compartment, and should be checked for fluid
level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to flush out the residual
water.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “Park”
position. When the vehicle is restarted, the wiper will
resume function at whichever position the switch is set
at.
Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped
The pushbutton is located on
the bottom right side of the
blower control knob. Press
this button to turn on the rear
window defroster. An amber
light shows that the defroster
is on.
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The defroster will automatically turn off after about ten
minutes. For five more minutes of operation, press the
switch again. To prevent excessive battery drain, use the
defroster only when the engine is operating.
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CAUTION!
Use care when washing the inside of the rear window
to prevent damage to heating elements. Use a soft
cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Also, keep all objects a safe
distance from the window to prevent damaging the
heating elements.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel And Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
▫ Two Types Of Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
䡵 Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
▫ Electrical Disturbances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
䡵 Instrument Cluster Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ AM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
䡵 Compass And Trip Computer — If Equipped . . . 215
▫ FM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
▫ Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
䡵 Sales Code RES — AM/FM Stereo Radio With
CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
▫ Trip Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Compass Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
䡵 Radio General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
▫ Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 222
▫ Operation Instructions - CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
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▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . . 233
▫ Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio . . . . . 251
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . . 233
▫ Operating Instructions — Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect威) (If Equipped) . . . 251
䡵 Sales Code REQ — AM/FM Stereo Radio
And 6–Disc CD/DVD Changer
(MP3/WMA AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 235
▫ Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD
And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . . 243
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . . 245
▫ List Button
(Disc Mode For MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . . 247
▫ Info Button
(Disc Mode For MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . . 247
䡵 Sales Code RER — Multimedia System
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
䡵 Satellite Radio — If Equipped
(REN/REQ/RER/RES Radios Only) . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
▫ Selecting Satellite Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode . . . . . . 255
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▫ Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VES威) (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . . 258
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
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▫ Manual Heater Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Manual Air Conditioning And Heating System
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
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2
3
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5
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Horn
— Radio
— Glove Box
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7
8
9
— Climate Controls
— Power Outlet
— Lower Switch Bank
— Auxiliary Power Outlet
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
Your vehicle is equipped with the instrument cluster
described on the following pages.
3. Front Fog Light Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light shows when the front fog lights are on.
1. Fuel Gauge
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank.
4. Low Fuel Warning Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.8 gal
(10.6L) this light will turn on and a single chime
will sound.
NOTE: When the ignition switch is turned to OFF, the
fuel gauge, voltmeter, oil pressure and temperature
gauges may not show accurate readings. When the
engine is not running, turn the ignition switch to ON to
obtain accurate readings.
2. Charging System Warning Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on for three
seconds when the ignition is first turned ON. If the light
comes back on immediately or comes on while driving, it
means that there is a problem with the charging system
or the battery is low. Also, a chime will sound if the light
comes back on. See your authorized dealer immediately.
5. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
6. Front Axle Lock Indicator Light — If Equipped
Indicates when the front axle lock has been
activated.
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7. Seat Belt Indicator Light
A warning chime and an indicator light will alert
you to buckle the seat belts. When the belt is
buckled, the chime will stop, but the light will stay
on until it times out (about six seconds).
8. Turn Signal Indicator Lights
The arrows will flash with the exterior turn signals
when the turn signal lever is operated. A tone will
chime if the turn signals are left on for more than 1 mi (2
km).
9. Oil Pressure Warning Light
Shows low engine oil pressure. The light will come
on and remain on when the ignition switch is
turned from the OFF to the ON position, and the light
will turn off after the engine is started. If the bulb does
not come on, have the system checked by your authorized dealer.
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If the warning light comes on and remains on while
driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine. DO
NOT OPERATE THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE CAUSE IS
CORRECTED. Also, a single chime will sound.
10. High Beam Indicator Light
This light shows that the headlights are on high
beam. Push the multifunction control lever away
from you to switch the headlights to high beam. Pull the
lever towards you to switch the headlights back to low
beam. If the driver’s door is open, and the headlights or
park lights are left on, the High Beam Indicator Light will
remain illuminated and a chime will sound.
11. Brake Warning Light
After the ignition is turned on, this light illuminates to indicate function check at vehicle startup. It also indicates if the parking brake is
applied. If the light stays on when the parking brake is
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off, it indicates a possible brake system fluid leak or low
pressure level, see your authorized dealer immediately.
detected a malfunction or has become inoperative. The
system reverts to standard non-anti-lock brakes.
If the parking brake is applied and the vehicle is in
motion, the Brake Warning Light will “flash” and a chime
will sound.
If both the Brake Warning Light and the ABS Warning
Light are on, see your authorized dealer immediately.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in Section 5 of this
manual.
The operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked
by turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to
the ON 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.
12. Anti-Lock (ABS) Warning Light
After the ignition is turned on, this light illuminates to indicate function check at vehicle start-up.
If the light remains on after start-up or comes on and
stays on at road speeds, it may indicate that the ABS has
13. Airbag Warning Light
This indicator lights and remains lit for six to
eight seconds when the ignition is first turned
on. If the light does not come on for six to eight
seconds, stays on or comes on while driving,
have the airbag system checked by an authorized dealer.
14. Rear Axle Lock Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light indicates when the rear axle lock has
been activated.
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15. Tachometer
This light indicates the engine speed in revolutions per
minute (RPM).
CAUTION!
Do not operate the engine with the tachometer
pointer in the red area. Engine damage will occur.
16. Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. If the engine is critically hot, a warning chime
will sound 10 times. After the chime turns off, the
engine will still be critically hot until the light goes out.
17. Sentry Key威/Security Alarm Indicator Light — If
Equipped
Refer to “Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System” or “Vehicle
Security Alarm” in Section 2 of this manual.
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18. Coolant Temperature Gauge
Indicates engine coolant temperature. The red
zone to the far right indicates possible overheating. Seek your authorized dealer immediately if
the gauge operates in the red zone. On U.S. vehicles, the
temperature is indicated in degrees fahrenheit; and on
Canadian vehicles in degrees centigrade.
19. Cruise Indicator Light
This light shows when the electronic speed
control system is turned on.
20. 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
the four-wheel drive mode, and the front and
rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing the front and rear wheels to
rotate at the same speed.
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21. Odometer/Trip Odometer Reset Button
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
either of two trip odometer settings. Trip A or Trip B will
appear when in the trip odometer mode. Press and hold
the button for two seconds to reset the trip odometer to 0
miles or kilometers. The odometer must be in trip mode
to reset.
22. Transmission Range Indicator
This display indicator shows the automatic transmission
gear selection.
23. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
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.
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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. After-market wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants
or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
24. Odometer/Trip Odometer
The odometer 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. Therefore, if the odometer reading is changed during repair or
replacement, be sure to keep a record of the reading
before and after the service so the correct mileage can be
determined.
Vehicle Warning Messages
When the appropriate conditions exist, messages such as
“door” (indicates that a door(s) may be ajar), “gATE” (if
the swing gate is open or ajar), “gASCAP” (which
indicates that your gas cap is possibly loose or damaged),
⬙CHANgE OIL” (indicates that the engine oil should be
changed), “ESPOFF” (indicates that ESP is turned off),
and “noFUSE” (indicates that the Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) fuse is removed from the Integrated Power Module), will display in the odometer.
Change Oil Message
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “CHANgE OIL” message will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer for approximately 12
seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty-cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the Trip Odometer button on the instrument
cluster. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the following procedure.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not
start the engine).
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2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three
times within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary repeat this procedure.
25. Malfunction Indicator Light
This light is a part of an Onboard Diagnostic
System called OBD II that monitors engine and
automatic transmission control systems. The light
will illuminate when the ignition is in the ON position
before engine start. If the bulb does not come on when
turning the key from OFF to ON, have the condition
checked promptly.
Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor quality fuel, etc. may illuminate the light after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
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stays on through several typical driving styles. In most
situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will not
require towing.
When the engine is running, the Malfunction Indicator
Light may flash to alert serious conditions that could lead
to immediate loss of power or severe catalytic converter
damage. The vehicle should be serviced as soon as
possible if this occurs.
26. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator
Light/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator Light
This indicator light starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESP system becomes
active. The ESP/TCS Indicator Light also
flashes when TCS is active. If the ESP/TCS
Indicator Light begins to flash during acceleration, ease
up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as
possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road conditions. The ESP/TCS Indicator Light
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will flash anytime the ESP or TCS is active and helping to
improve vehicle stability. If the ESP/TCS Indicator Light
is on solid, the ESP system has been turned off by the
driver or a temporary condition exists that will not allow
full ESP function.
27. O/D (Overdrive) Off Indicator Light
This light will illuminate when the O/D OFF
button has been selected. The O/D OFF button is
located on the center console.
28. Sway Bar Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light will illuminate when the front sway
bar is disconnected.
29. Electronic Stability Program (ESP)/Brake Assist
System (BAS) Warning Light
The ESP/BAS Warning Light in the instrument
cluster comes on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position. The light should go
out with the engine running. If the ESP/BAS Warning
Light comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in either the ESP or the
BAS system. If this light stays illuminated, have the ESP
and BAS checked at your authorized dealer as soon as
possible. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control System” in
Section 3 for more information.
30. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light —
If Equipped
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control System. If a problem is detected while the engine is running, the
light will either stay on or flash depending on
the nature of the problem. Cycle the ignition key when
the vehicle is safely and completely stopped and the shift
lever is placed in the PARK position. The light should
turn off. If the light remains on with the engine running,
your vehicle will usually be drivable, however, see your
authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
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If the light continues to flash when the engine is running,
immediate service is required and you may experience
reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle, or engine
stall and your vehicle may require towing. The light will
come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain
on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on
during starting, have the system checked by your authorized dealer.
31. Compass/Mini-Trip Computer Display — If
Equipped
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
shows the Mini-Trip Computer messages. Refer to “MiniTrip Computer” later in this section.
32. Compass/Mini-Trip Computer Button—If Equipped
Press this button to switch between the different functions.
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COMPASS AND TRIP COMPUTER — IF
EQUIPPED
This feature, located on the instrument cluster (speedometer and tachometer), displays information on outside
temperature, compass direction, and trip information.
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Control Buttons
Press and release the left button (on the instrument
cluster) to access the computer displays.
Press and hold the left button (on the instrument cluster)
for two to three seconds to switch from English to Metric
displays.
Trip Conditions
Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO)
This display shows the average fuel economy since the
last reset.
Reset
Press and hold the right button (on the instrument
cluster) while function is being displayed to reset.
Estimated Range (DTE)
This display shows the estimated distance that can be
traveled with the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is based on the most recent trip information: (Average Fuel Economy) x (Fuel Remaining)
The following trip conditions can be reset:
This display cannot be reset.
• AVG ECO (changes to present fuel economy)
Elapsed Time (ET)
This display shows the accumulated ignition ON time
since the last reset.
• ET
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Trip Odometer (ODO)
This display shows the distance traveled since the last
reset. Press and release the right button (on the instrument cluster) to switch from odometer, to Trip A or Trip
B. Press and hold the right button while the odometer/
trip odometer is displayed to reset.
Trip A
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
reset.
Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
Compass Temperature Display
This display provides the outside temperature and one of
eight compass readings to indicate the direction the
vehicle is facing.
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WARNING!
Even if the display still reads a few degrees above
32°F ( 0°C), the road surface may be icy, particularly
in woods or on bridges. Drive carefully under such
conditions to prevent an accident and possible personal injury or property damage.
Compass Calibration
The Automatic Compass Calibration feature eliminates
the need for operator intervention under normal conditions. If the CAL indicator is lit, the compass needs to be
calibrated. A good calibration requires a level surface and
an environment free of large metal objects such as large
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
etc.
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NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from
the top of the instrument panel above the radio. This is
where the compass sensor is located.
Automatic Compass Calibration
The self-calibrating feature of the compass eliminates the
need to calibrate the compass for normal conditions.
During a short initial period, the compass may appear
erratic and the CAL symbol will appear (blinking) on the
display. After the vehicle has completed at least one
complete circle under 5 mph (8 km/h) in an area free
from large metal objects, calibration will be complete
when the CAL symbol is extinguished.
After initial calibration, the compass will continue to
automatically update this calibration whenever the vehicle is in motion.
Manual Compass Calibration
NOTE: Before attempting a manual compass calibration, the engine must be running and the transmission
in the PARK position (if equipped).
If the compass seems in error or erratic, you may wish to
manually recalibrate the compass. To manually calibrate
the compass, you must first enter the variance mode.
Press and hold the left button (located on the instrument
cluster) for approximately 10 seconds to enter the variance mode, and release the button when the VAR (Compass Variance) symbol appears. The current variance
value will also be displayed. Once in the variance mode,
it is necessary to release the button, and then press and
hold it again (approximately 10 seconds) until CAL is
displayed (solid, not blinking). Manual compass calibration has been initiated. Drive the vehicle slowly in one or
more circles under 5 mph (8 km/h) in an area free from
large metal objects until the CAL symbol is extinguished.
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When the CAL symbol is no longer displayed, the
compass is calibrated and should display correct headings. Verify proper calibration by checking North (N),
South (S), East (E), and West (W). If the compass does not
appear accurate, repeat the calibration procedure in another area.
Compass Variance (VAR)
Variance is the difference between magnetic North and
geographic North. For proper compass function, the
correct variance zone must be set.
Setting the Compass Variance
Refer to the variance map for the correct compass variance zone. To check the variance zone, the ignition must
be ON. Press and hold the left button (located on the
instrument cluster) for approximately 10 seconds to enter
the variance mode and release the button when the VAR
symbol appears. The current variance value will also be
displayed. To change the zone, press the left button once
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to increment the zone. The default is Zone 8. After Zone
15, the values will wrap around to Zone 1. When the
correct zone is displayed (per the Compass Variance
Zone Map) for the zone that the vehicle is located in, wait
for about five seconds, then the trip computer will store
the variance value in memory and the compass will
resume normal operation.
NOTE:
glish to
symbol
original
tions.
The U.S./Metric display will change from EnMetric or Metric to English before the VAR
appears, however, it will revert back to its
setting after programming the compass func-
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Outside Temperature
If the outside temperature is more than 131°F (55°C), the
display will show 131°F (55°C). When the outside temperature is less than ⫺40°F (⫺40°C), the display will
show ⫺40°F (⫺40°C).
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
Radio Broadcast Signals
The radio will provide excellent reception under most
operating conditions. Like any system, however, automotive radios have performance limitations, due to mobile
operation and natural phenomena, which might lead you
to believe your sound system is malfunctioning. To help
you understand and save you concern about these “apparent” malfunctions, you must understand a point or
two about the transmission and reception of radio signals.
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Two Types of Signals
There are two basic types of radio signals: AM or
Amplitude Modulation, in which the transmitted sound
causes the amplitude, or height, of the radio waves to
vary; and FM or Frequency Modulation, in which the
frequency of the wave is varied to carry the sound.
Electrical Disturbances
Radio waves may pick up electrical disturbances during
transmission. They mainly affect the wave amplitude,
and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They
interfere very little with the frequency variations that
carry the FM signal.
AM Reception
AM sound is based on wave amplitude, so AM reception
can be disrupted by such things as lightning, power lines
and neon signs.
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FM Reception
Because FM transmission is based on frequency variations, interference that consists of amplitude variations
can be filtered out, leaving the reception relatively clear,
which is the major feature of FM radio.
NOTE: The radio, steering wheel radio controls (if
equipped), and six-disc CD/DVD changer (if equipped)
will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition
switch has been turned OFF. Opening a vehicle front
door will cancel this feature.
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SALES CODE RES — AM/FM STEREO RADIO
WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
RES Radio (Non-Satellite Model Shown - With Satellite
Similar)
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
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to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station in AM or FM frequencies,
pausing for five seconds at each listenable station before
continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the
SCAN button a second time.
Voice Recognition System (Radio) — If Equipped
Refer to “Voice Recognition System (VR)” in Section 3.
Voice Recognition Button (UConnect威 Hands-Free
Phone) — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hands-Free Phone
(UConnect威) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect威)” in Section 3.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
UConnect” message will display on the radio screen.
Phone Button (UConnect威 Hands-Free Phone) — If
Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hands-Free Phone
(UConnect威) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect威)” in Section 3.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
UConnect” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button and the time of day will display. In
AM or FM mode, pressing the TIME button will switch
between the time and frequency displays.
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Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button, until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
will begin to blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above
procedure, starting at Step 2.
INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
AM or FM frequencies.
TUNE Control
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
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Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
the front and rear speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
treble tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Music Type information.
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Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or
undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
16-Digit Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Program Type
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character
Display
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
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station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
you to set the clock. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob to adjust the minutes.
Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to save
changes.
AM and FM Buttons
Press the buttons to select AM or FM modes.
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SET Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto this station
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the station will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM and 12 FM
stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by pressing
the pushbutton twice.
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Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
stations).
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and
MP3 Audio Play
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: This radio is capable of playing compact discs
(CD), recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
an inch (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must
be ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the disc number, the track number, and index time
in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of
track 1.
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CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
can cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
NOTE: Ejecting with ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD, MP3 modes.
SCAN Button
Press the SCAN button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
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TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
RW/FF
Press the RW button to stop the CD at the beginning of
the current CD track/title.
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
works in a similar manner.
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Play.
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
AM or FM Button
Switches the AM or FM radio to the opposite radio mode.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
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files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
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.)
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
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• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
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rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
MPEG Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
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
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the LIST 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 TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
playable files).
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
time⬙ priority mode.
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Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
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TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
OFF).
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone
(UConnect威) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect威)” in
Section 3.
SALES CODE REQ — AM/FM STEREO RADIO
AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX
JACK)
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Satellite Radio” in this section.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System™ (VES威) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System™ (VES威)
Guide.”
REQ Radio
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Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
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to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station, in AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for five seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press the SCAN button a second time.
When the audio system is turned ON, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Voice Recognition Button (UConnect威 Hands-Free
Phone) — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hands-Free Phone
(UConnect威) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect威)” in Section 3.
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
UConnect” message will display on the radio screen.
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Phone Button (UConnect威 Hands-Free Phone) — If
Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hands-Free Phone
(UConnect威) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect威)” in Section 3.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
UConnect” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button and the time of day will display. In
AM or FM mode, pressing the TIME button will switch
between the time and frequency displays.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
will begin to blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to save the time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button
and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in
this display follow the above procedure, starting at step
2.
INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
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RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in AM, FM
or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
treble tones.
TUNE Control
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
the front and rear speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
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MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Music Type information.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or
undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
16-Digit Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Program Type
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
16-Digit Character
Display
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
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Program Type
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character Display
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
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NOTE: Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll
through the entries. Push the AUDIO/SELECT button to
select an entry and make changes.
• DVD Enter - When the disc is in DVD Menu mode,
selecting DVD Enter will allow you to play the current
highlighted selection. Use the remote control to scroll
up and down the menu (if equipped).
• DISC Play/Pause - You can toggle between
playing the DVD and pausing the DVD by
pushing the SELECT button (if equipped).
• DVD Play Options - Selecting the DVD Play Options
will display the following:
• Subtitle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will switch
subtitles to different subtitle languages that are
available on the disc (if equipped).
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• Audio Stream – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will
switch to different audio languages (if supported on
the disc) (if equipped).
• VES威 CH1/CH2 - Allows the user to change the mode
of either the IR1 or IR2, wireless headphones by
pressing the AUDIO/SELECT button (if equipped).
• Angle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will change
the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (if
equipped).
• Set Home Clock - Pressing the SELECT button allows
you to set the clock. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob to adjust the minutes.
Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to save
changes.
NOTE: The available selections for each of the above
entries varies depending upon the disc.
NOTE: These selections can only be made while playing
a DVD.
• VES威 Power - Allows you to turn VES威 ON and OFF
(if equipped).
• VES威 Lock - Locks out rear VES威 remote controls (if
equipped).
• Player Defaults - Selecting this item will allow the
user to scroll through the following items, and set
defaults according to customer preference.
Menu Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose the
default startup DVD menu language (effective only if
language supported by disc). If you want to select a
language not listed, then scroll down and select ⬙other.⬙
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Enter the four-digit country code using the TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down to select the
number and then push to select.
Audio Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default audio
language (effective only if the language is supported by
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
to select the number and then push to select.
Subtitle Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default subtitle
language (effective only if the language is supported by
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
to select the number and then push to select.
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Subtitles — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose between subtitle
Off or On.
Audio DRC — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to limit maximum audio
dynamic range. The default is set to ⬙High,⬙ and under
this setting, dialogues will play at 11 db higher than if the
setting is ⬙Normal.⬙
Aspect Ratio — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose between wide
screen, pan scan, and letter box.
AutoPlay — If Equipped
When this is set to On and a DVD video is inserted, it will
bypass the DVD menu screen and automatically play the
movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not
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auto-play the main title. In such cases, use the MENU
button on the remote control to select desired title to play.
NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before
loading a disc. If changes are made to these settings after
a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the
defaults are effective only if the disc supports the
customer-preferred settings.
AM and FM Buttons
Press the buttons to select AM or FM Modes.
SET Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the station will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM, 12 FM,
and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12
Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
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Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and
MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
The radio DVD player and many DVD discs are coded by
geographic region. These region codes must match in
order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
disc does not match the region code for the radio DVD
player, it will not play the disc. Customers may take their
vehicle to an authorized dealer to change the region code
of the player a maximum of five times.
CAUTION!
The radio may shut down during extremely hot
conditions. When this occurs, the radio will indicate
“Disc Hot” and shut off until a safe temperature is
reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the
optics of the DVD player and other radio internal
components.
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NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
LOAD Button — Loading Compact Disc(s)
Press the LOAD button and the pushbutton with the
corresponding number (1-6) where the CD is being
loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and
prompt when to INSERT DISC. After the radio displays
⬙INSERT DISC,⬙ insert the CD into the player.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio is
reading the disc.
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.
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Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s)
Press the EJECT button and the pushbutton
with the corresponding number (1-6) where the
CD was loaded and the disc will unload and
move to the entrance for easy removal. Radio
display will show ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc is
being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
Press and hold the EJECT button for five seconds and all
CDs will be ejected from the radio.
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
SEEK Button (CD MODE)
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 you to scroll through the tracks faster in
CD, MP3/MWA modes.
SCAN Button (CD MODE)
Press the SCAN button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
TIME Button (CD MODE)
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
RW/FF (CD MODE)
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released, or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Rewind) button
works in a similar manner.
AM or FM Button (CD MODE)
Switches the radio to the Radio mode.
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Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable
MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited.
When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the
following restrictions.
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The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of directory levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders: 100
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the
radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3.
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/
WMA files). Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep
disc open after writing⬙ are most likely multisession
discs. The use of multisession for CD audio or MP3/
WMA playback may result in longer disc loading times.
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If a disc contains multi-formats, such as CD audio and
MP3/WMA tracks, the radio will only play the MP3/
WMA tracks on that disc.
MPEG Specification
Supported MP3/WMA File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3/WMA
extension as MP3/WMA files. Non-MP3/WMA files
named with the *.MP3/WMA extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file
as an invalid MP3/WMA and will not play the file.
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
WMA Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit Rate (kbps)
WMA
44.1 and 48
48, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192 VBR
When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
data to an MP3/WMA file, the bit rate and sampling
frequencies in the following table are supported. In
addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The
majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for ID3 version 1 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/WMA Files
When a medium containing MP3/WMA 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/WMA files.
Loading times for playback of MP3/WMA files may be
affected by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the LIST 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 TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
playable files).
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
time⬙ priority mode.
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
more and radio will display song titles for each file.
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Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and
utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source
and play through the vehicle speakers.
EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
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.
SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press the TIME button to change the display from
elapsed playing time to time of day. The time of day will
display for five seconds.
RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
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Operating Instructions — Voice Recognition
System (VR) (If Equipped)
For the radio, refer to “Voice Recognition System (VR)” in
Section 3.
Dolby威
Manufactured under license from Dolby威 Laboratories.
⬙Dolby威⬙ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby威 Laboratories.
For UConnect威 “Voice Recognition System (VR),” refer to
“Hands-Free Communication (UConnect威)” in Section 3.
Macrovision
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only,
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone
(UConnect威) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect威)” in
Section 3.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Satellite Radio” in this section.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VES威) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VES威)
Guide.”
DTS™
⬙DTS™⬙ and ⬙DTS™ 2.0⬙ are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
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SALES CODE RER — MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM — IF
EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
The RER Multimedia system contains a radio, Sirius
Satellite Radio player, navigation system, CD/DVD
player, USB port, 20-gigabyte hard drive (HDD), and the
UConnect威 Hands-Free Bluetooth威 cellular system.
NOTE: If your vehicle is not equipped with UConnect威,
the unit will respond with a “Not Equipped With
UConnect威” message when selecting controls related to
this feature.
A 6.5 in (16.5 cm) touch screen allows easy menu selection, while the Advanced Voice Dialog System recognizes
more than 1,000 words for audio, navigation, entertainment, and hands-free mobile phone use.
The satellite navigation capability combines a GlobalPositioning System (GPS)-based navigation system with
an integrated color screen to provide maps, turn identification, selection menus, and instructions for selecting a
variety of destinations and routes.
A shared HDD for the navigation system, the database,
and other radio features allows uploads of music and
photos from CDs or through the USB port. The Gracenote
database finds the artist, track, and title for the music.
An auxiliary input jack permits passengers to listen to a
portable MP3 player through the vehicle’s speakers. For
vehicles equipped with the Vehicle Entertainment System
(VES)威, separate audio outputs allow passengers to listen
to the vehicle speakers while different audio tracks play
through the system’s wireless headphones. This means
rear-seat passengers can watch a DVD on the optional
rear-seat entertainment system while the driver and
front-seat passenger listen to the radio.
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Other special features include direct tune, music type
selections, traffic messaging (optional), easy store presets,
parental lockout for VES威 (if equipped), backup camera
display for vehicles equipped with a backup camera, and
on some models, a dual display screen operation. Refer to
your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed operating
instructions.
Clock Setting Procedure
The GPS receiver in this system is synchronized to the
time data being transmitted by the GPS satellites. The
satellites’ clock is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is
the worldwide standard for time. This makes the system’s clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone
and daylight savings information is set.
Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed
operating instructions.
Changing the Time Zone
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect姞) (If Equipped)
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed
operating instructions.
1. Turn on the multimedia system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen. If the words
“Time: GPS Time” are displayed at the top of the screen,
proceed to Step 4. Otherwise, proceed to Step 3.
3. If the words “Time: User Clock” are displayed at the
top of the screen, touch the bottom of the screen where
the words “User Clock” are displayed. The GPS time
setting menu will appear on the screen.
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4. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
the screen.
5. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
Changing Daylight Savings Time
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
current setting:
1. Turn on the multimedia system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are displayed to change the current setting.
Setting the User Clock
If you wish to set the clock to a time different from the
system clock, you can manually adjust the time by
performing the following:
1. Turn on the multimedia system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen. If the words
“Time: User Clock” are displayed at the top of the screen,
proceed to Step 4. Otherwise, proceed to Step 3.
3. If the words “Time: GPS Time” are displayed at the top
of the screen, touch the bottom of the screen where the
words “GPS Time” are displayed. The user clock time
setting menu will appear on the screen.
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4. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is displayed. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downward is displayed.
5. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
downward is displayed.
6. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
the word “Save” is displayed.
Show Time if Radio is Off
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
on the touch screen when the system is turned off.
Proceed as follows to change the current setting:
1. Turn on the multimedia system.
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2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
SATELLITE RADIO — IF EQUIPPED
(REN/REQ/RER/RES RADIOS ONLY)
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
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System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
how to setup your on-line listening account at no additional charge. For further information, call the toll-free
number 888-539-7474, or visit the Sirius web site at
www.sirius.com, or at www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID)
Please have the following information available when
calling:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
ESN/SID Access With RES/REQ Radios
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC position and the radio ON, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
the radio to exit this screen.
ESN/SID Access With RER/REN Radios
While in SAT mode, press the MENU button on the radio
faceplate.
Next touch the SUBSCRIPTION tab on the touch screen.
All the ESNs that apply to your vehicle will be displayed.
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Selecting Satellite Mode
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
mode.
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
form of short audio mutes.
Satellite Antenna
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location or strap items to
the trunk lid around the trunk lid antenna (if equipped).
Metal objects placed within the line of sight of the
antenna will cause decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as bikes should be placed as far rearward
as possible, within the loading design of the rack. Do not
place items directly on or above the antenna.
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
cause signal blockage.
Reception Quality
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
following reasons:
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
cause intermittent reception.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
without stopping until you release it.
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SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
button a second time.
INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle between Artist, Song
Title, and Composer (if available) information. Also,
pressing and holding the INFO button for an additional
three seconds will make the radio display the Song Title
all of the time (press and hold again to return to normal
display).
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
direction of the arrows.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
type.
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
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SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
following items:
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
Sirius subscription.
SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
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You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect威)” in
Section 3.
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Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VES姞) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VES威)
Guide.”
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep the CD/DVD discs in good condition, take the
following precautions:
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper, paper CD labels, or tape to the
disc; avoid scratching the disc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, cleaners,
or antistatic sprays.
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
8. Do not play discs that are small in size or have
irregular shapes.
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being ON in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the cellular phone antenna. This condition
is not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance
does not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during cellular phone operation.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
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Mode Control
The mode control allows you
to choose from several patterns of air distribution. You
can select either a primary
mode, as identified by the
symbols, or a blend of two of
these modes. The closer the
control is to a particular
mode, the more air distribution you receive from that
Manual Heater Only
The controls for the heating/ventilation system in this
vehicle consist of a series of rotary knobs. These comfort
controls can be set to obtain desired interior conditions.
mode.
Panel
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
Bi-Level
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
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NOTE: There is a difference in temperature between the
upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The warmer
air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives improved
comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
Floor
Air is directed through the floor outlets and side
window demist outlets with a small amount
through the defrost outlet.
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 at
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
Defrost
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maximum fan and temperature settings for best windshield
and side window defrosting.
Blower Control
Use this control (center rotary knob) to regulate the
amount of air forced through the system in any mode
you select. The fan speed increases as you move the
control to the right from the OFF position.
Temperature Control
Use this control (right rotary knob) to regulate the
temperature of the air inside the passenger compartment.
The blue area of the scale indicates cooler temperatures
while the red area indicates warmer temperatures.
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Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System — If
Equipped
The controls for the heating/air conditioning and ventilation system in this vehicle consist of a series of rotary
knobs. These comfort controls can be set to obtain desired
interior conditions.
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The instrument panel features four airflow registers. Two
registers are located on the outer ends of the instrument
panel and two are located in the center of the instrument
panel. These registers can be closed to partially block
airflow, and they can be adjusted to direct airflow where
the occupant desires.
Mode Control
The mode control allows you
to choose from several patterns of air distribution. You
can select either a primary
mode, as identified by the
symbols, or a blend of two of
these modes. The closer the
control is to a particular
mode, the more air distribution you receive from that
mode.
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Panel
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat at the
windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
Bi-Level
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Defrost
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maximum fan and temperature settings for best windshield
and side window defrosting.
NOTE: There is a difference in temperature between the
upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The warmer
air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives improved
comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
Floor
Air is directed through the floor outlets and side
window demist outlets with a small amount
through the defrost outlet.
Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in
both Mix and Defrost or a blend of these modes even if
the fan switch is not in the A/C position. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve fuel
economy, use these modes only when necessary.
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Blower Control
Use this control to regulate the
amount of air forced through the
system in any mode you select.
The fan speed increases as you
move the control to the right from
the OFF position.
Temperature Control
Use this control to regulate the
temperature of the air inside the
passenger compartment. The blue
area of the scale indicates cooler
temperatures while the red area
indicates warmer temperatures.
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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 air flow to the
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
Recirculation Control
Press this button to choose between outside air intake or recirculation of the air inside the vehicle. A lamp will illuminate when
you are in “Recirculate” mode.
Only use the “Recirculate” mode
to temporarily block out any outside odors, smoke, or dust and to
cool the interior rapidly upon initial start up in very hot or humid weather.
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NOTE: Continuous use of the “Recirculate” mode may
make the inside air stuffy and window fogging may
occur. Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
In cold or damp weather, the use of the “Recirculate”
mode will cause windows to fog on the inside because of
moisture buildup inside the vehicle. For maximum defogging, select the Outside Air position.
NOTE: The “Recirculate” mode will not operate in floor,
mix or defrost modes.
Air Conditioning
Normal Operation
Press this button to engage the air
conditioning. A lamp will illuminate when the air conditioning
system is engaged. Once the air
conditioning is engaged, use a
combination of the mode control,
fan speed control, and temperature control to achieve your desired interior temperature.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage
until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds.
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Operating Tips
For maximum cooling, select either the Panel or Bi-Level position
using the mode control. Then,
press the “A/C” and the “Recirculate” buttons so that both lamps
are illuminated, and set the temperature control to its coolest setting.
NOTE:
• Recirculation Mode will not operate in floor, mix or
defrost modes.
• Refer to “Recirculation Control” in this section, for
proper or extended use of this position.
Window Fogging
Windows will fog on the inside when the humidity inside
the vehicle is high. This often occurs in mild or cool
temperatures when it’s rainy or humid. In most cases
turning on the air-conditioning (pressing the snowflake
button) will clear the fog. Adjust the temperature control,
air direction and blower speed to maintain comfort.
As the temperature gets colder it may be necessary to
direct air onto the windshield. Adjust the temperature
control and blower speed to maintain comfort. Higher
blower speeds will reduce fogging. Interior fogging on
the windshield can be quickly removed by selecting the
defrost mode.
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Regular cleaning of the inside of the windows with a
non-filming cleaning solution (vinegar and water works
very well) will help prevent contaminates (cigarette
smoke, perfumes, etc.) from sticking to the windows.
Contaminates increase the rate of window fogging.
Summer Operation
Air conditioned vehicles must be protected with a high
quality antifreeze coolant during summer to provide
proper corrosion protection and to raise the boiling point
of the coolant for protection against overheating. A 50 %
concentration is recommended. Refer to Fluids and
Genuine Parts in Section 7 for the proper coolant type.
When using the air conditioner in extremely heavy traffic
in hot weather especially when towing a trailer, additional engine cooling may be required. If this situation is
encountered, operate the transmission in a lower gear to
increase engine RPM, coolant flow and fan speed. When
stopped in heavy traffic, it may be necessary to shift into
NEUTRAL (N) and depress the accelerator slightly for
fast idle operation to increase coolant flow and fan speed.
Winter Operation
When operating the system during the winter months,
make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow, or other obstructions.
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
fresh air and high blower setting. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
䡵 Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Reverse Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F
Or –29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ Shift Lock Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock System . . . . . . . 281
▫ Automatic Transmission With Overdrive . . . . . 281
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䡵 Four–Wheel Drive Operation (Command-Trac™
Or Rock-Trac™) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
▫ Operating Instructions/Precautions . . . . . . . . . 285
▫ Shift Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
▫ When To Use 4L (Low) Range . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
▫ Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation . . 297
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . . 297
▫ Shifting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High
Points) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
䡵 Trac-Lok™ Rear Axle — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 289
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
䡵 Axle Lock (Tru–Lok™) — Rubicon Models . . . . . 290
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
䡵 Rear Axle Lock — 4WD Non-Rubicon Models
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
䡵 Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect — If Equipped . . 292
䡵 On-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
䡵 Off-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
▫ Side Step Removal — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 294
▫ The Basics Of Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . 296
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
䡵 Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
䡵 Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
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▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . 316
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 317
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . 330
䡵 Tires — General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Tire Pressures For High-Speed Operation . . . . 324
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ Alignment And Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
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䡵 Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Trailer And Trailer Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
䡵 Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . 359
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Towing – 2WD Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Towing – 4WD Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
WARNING!
Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat buildup may
cause serious injury or death.
Manual Transmission
Apply the parking brake, place the shift lever in NEUTRAL and depress the clutch pedal before starting vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with a clutch interlocking
ignition system. It will not start unless the clutch pedal is
pressed to the floor.
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4WD Models Only
In 4L mode, this vehicle will start regardless of whether
or not the clutch pedal is pressed to the floor. This feature
enhances off-road performance by allowing the vehicle to
start when in 4L without having to depress the clutch
pedal. The 4WD Indicator Light will illuminate when the
transfer case has been shifted into this mode.
Automatic Transmission
Start the engine with the shift lever in the NEUTRAL or
PARK position. Apply the brake before shifting to any
driving range.
Normal Starting
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
engine is obtained without pumping or depressing the
accelerator pedal.
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Turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start
within 10 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the normal
starting procedure.
Tip Start Feature — Automatic Transmission Only
Turn the ignition switch to START position and release it
as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor will
continue to run, but will automatically disengage itself
when the engine is running. If the engine fails to start, the
starter will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. If this
occurs, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position,
wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the normal starting
procedure.
Ignition Key Positions
Extreme Cold Weather (below –20°F or –29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally-powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
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If Engine Fails to Start
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get
it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic
transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned
fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once
the engine has started, ignite and damage the
converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to
obtain a start from a booster battery or the battery
in another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer to Section 6 of
this manual for proper jump starting procedures
and follow them carefully.
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Without Tip Start (Manual Transmission Only)
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. Push the accelerator pedal all
the way to the floor and hold it there while cranking the
engine. This should clear any excess fuel in case the
engine is flooded.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key is
released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to the floor. Release the
accelerator pedal and the key once the engine is running
smoothly.
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If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15
second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal
held to the floor, repeat the “Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures.
With Tip Start (Automatic Transmission Only)
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
repeat the normal starting procedure.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15
seconds before trying again.
After Starting
The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
warms up.
WARNING!
Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat buildup may
cause serious injury or death.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms engine coolant and
permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord
to a standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three wire extension cord. The engine block
heater cord is found under the hood bundled in front of
the battery tray.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 Volt AC electrical cord could
cause electrocution.
Use the heater when temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) are
expected to last for several days.
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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.
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.
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NOTE: During cold weather, you may experience increased effort in shifting until the transmission fluid
warms up. This is normal.
Shifting
Fully depress the clutch pedal before shifting gears. As
you release the clutch pedal, lightly depress the accelerator pedal.
You should always use 1st gear when starting from a
standing position if under heavy load or when pulling a
trailer.
Recommended Vehicle Shift Speeds
To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for both
fuel economy and performance, it should be upshifted as
listed in recommended shift speed chart. Shift at the
vehicle speeds listed for acceleration. When heavily
loaded or pulling a trailer these recommended up-shift
speeds may not apply.
Shift Pattern
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Manual Transmission Shift Speeds in MPH (KM/H)
EnSpeeds 1 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5 5 to 6
gine
3.8L
Accel. 15 (24)
24
34
47
56
(39)
(55)
(76)
(90)
Cruise 10 (16)
19
27
37
41
(31)
(43)
(60)
(66)
Downshifting
Moving from a high gear down to a lower gear is
recommended to preserve brakes when driving down
steep hills. In addition, downshifting at the right time
provides better acceleration when you desire to resume
speed. Downshift progressively. Do not skip gears to
avoid overspeeding the engine and clutch.
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WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid.
CAUTION!
When descending a hill, be very careful to downshift
one gear at a time to prevent overspeeding the engine
which can cause valve damage, and/or clutch disc
damage even if the clutch pedal is depressed.
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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 depressed.
Manual Transmission Downshift Speeds in MPH
(KM/H)
Gear
Selec6 to 5
5 to 4
4 to 3
3 to 2 2 to 1
tion
Maxi80 (129) 70 (113) 50 (81) 30 (48) 15 (24)
mum
Speed
Reverse Shifting
To shift into REVERSE, bring the vehicle to a complete
stop. Depress the clutch and pause briefly to allow the
gear train to stop rotating. Beginning from the NEUTRAL
position, move the shift lever in one quick smooth
motion straight across and into the REVERSE area (the
driver will feel a firm “click” as the shifter passes the
“knock-over”). Complete the shift by pulling the shift
lever into REVERSE.
The “knock-over” prevents the driver from accidentally
entering the REVERSE shift area and warns the driver
that they are about to shift the transmission into REVERSE. Due to this feature, a slow shift to REVERSE can
be perceived as a high shift effort.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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WARNING!
It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK or
NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle
speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal,
the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in
reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when the
engine is idling normally and when your foot is
firmly on the brake pedal.
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Shift Lock Manual Override
Your vehicle may be equipped with a shift lock manual
override. The manual override may be used in the event
that the shift lever should fail to move from PARK with
the key in the ON position and the brake pedal depressed. To operate the shift lock manual override, perform the following steps:
1. Firmly set the parking brake.
2. Using a flat blade screwdriver, carefully remove the
shift lock manual override cover which is located on the
PRNDL bezel, above the PARK position.
3. Depress and maintain firm pressure on the brake
pedal.
4. Using the screwdriver, reach into the manual override
opening. Press and hold the shift lock lever down.
5. Depress the shifter release button and shift into NEUTRAL.
6. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
Have your vehicle inspected by your local authorized
dealer, if the shift lock manual override has been used.
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Brake/Transmission Interlock System
This system prevents you from moving the shift lever out
of PARK and into any gear unless the brake pedal is
pressed. This system is active only while the ignition
switch is in the ON position. Always depress the brake
pedal first, before moving the shift lever out of PARK.
Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
Shifting from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE (or from P or
R to D) should be done only after the accelerator pedal is
released and the vehicle is stopped. Be sure to keep your
foot on the brake when moving the shift lever between
these gears.
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Automatic Shift Controls
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL position into another gear range.
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PARK
This gear position supplements the parking brake by
locking the transmission. The engine can be started in
this range. Never use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range. Always apply parking brake first,
then place the shift lever in the PARK position.
WARNING!
Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply parking brake fully
when parked to guard against vehicle movement and
possible injury or damage.
WARNING!
It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK or
NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle
speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal,
the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in
reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when the
engine is idling normally and when your right foot is
firmly on the brake pedal.
REVERSE
Use this range only after the vehicle has come to a
complete stop.
NEUTRAL
Shift into NEUTRAL when the vehicle is standing for
prolonged periods with the engine running. The engine
may be started in this range. Set the parking brake if you
must leave the vehicle.
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NOTE: Towing, coasting, or driving the vehicle for any
other reason with the shift lever in NEUTRAL can result
in severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in Section 5 and “Towing a Disabled Vehicle” in
Section 6 of this manual.
OVERDRIVE
For most city and highway driving. The transmission
contains an electronically-controlled 4th gear Overdrive,
and will automatically shift from DRIVE to OVERDRIVE
if the following conditions are present:
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When frequent transmission shifting occurs while using
Overdrive, such as when operating the vehicle under
heavy load conditions (for example, in hilly terrain,
strong head winds, or trailer towing), turning off overdrive will improve performance and extend transmission
life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
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• The shift lever is in DRIVE.
• The O/D OFF switch has not been activated.
• Vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph (48
km/h).
Overdrive Off Switch
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Overdrive can be locked out by pressing the O/D OFF
switch located on the center console. The O/D OFF
indicator light (on the switch) will illuminate to show
that the switch has been activated. When the indicator
light is on, Overdrive is locked out. Pressing the switch a
second time restores the Overdrive function. The lockout
feature is useful when towing a trailer or carrying a
heavy load.
2 (Second)
For moderate grades and to assist braking on dry pavement or in mud and snow. Begins from a stop in low gear
with automatic upshift to 2nd gear. Will not shift to 3rd.
1 (First)
For hard pulling at low speeds in mud, sand, snow, or on
steep grades. Begins and stays in low gear with no
upshift. Provides engine compression braking at low
speeds.
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition from LOCK so the steering
wheel and shift lever are released. Otherwise,
damage to steering column or shift lever could
result.
• Never race the engine with the brakes on and the
vehicle in gear, and never hold the vehicle on an
incline without applying the brakes. These practices can overheat and damage the transmission.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between DRIVE and REVERSE, do not spin the
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
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Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
added to the automatic transmission of this 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 high
gear. When the vehicle speed drops or during acceleration, the clutch automatically and smoothly disengages.
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FOUR–WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
(COMMAND-TRAC™ OR ROCK-TRAC™) — IF
EQUIPPED
Operating Instructions/Precautions
The transfer case provides four mode positions — 2H
(Two-wheel drive high range), 4H (Four-wheel drive high
range), N (Neutral), and 4L (Four-wheel drive low range).
4WD Shift Controls
The transfer case is intended to be driven in the 2H
position for normal street and highway conditions such
as hard-surfaced roads.
In the event that additional traction is required, the
transfer case 4H and 4L positions can be used to lock the
front and rear driveshafts together, forcing the front and
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rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by simply moving the shift lever to one of these
positions. The 4H and 4L positions are intended for loose,
slippery road surfaces only, and not intended for normal
driving. Driving in the 4H and 4L positions on hard
surfaced roads will cause increased tire wear and damage
to the driveline components.
The 4WD Indicator Light (located in the instrument
cluster) alerts the driver that the vehicle is in four-wheel
drive, and the front and rear driveshafts are locked
together. The light will illuminate when the transfer case
is shifted into the 4H position.
NOTE: Do not attempt to shift when only the front or
rear wheels are spinning. The transfer case is not
equipped with a synchronizer, and the front and rear
driveshaft speeds must be equal for a shift to take place.
Shifting while only the front or rear wheels are spinning
can cause damage to the transfer case.
When operating your vehicle in 4L, the engine speed will
be approximately three times (four times for Rubicon
models) that of the 2H or 4H positions at a given road
speed. Take care not to overspeed the engine.
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type, and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and
cause damage to the transfer case.
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N
(Neutral) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshaft from
the powertrain, and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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Shift Positions
For additional information on the appropriate use of each
transfer case mode position, see the information below:
2H Position
This range is used for normal street and highway driving.
Hard surfaced roads.
4H Position
This range locks the front and rear driveshafts together,
forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same
speed. This range (4H) provides additional traction for
loose, slippery road surfaces and should not be used on
wet or dry pavement.
The 4WD Indicator Light (located in the instrument
cluster) will illuminate when the transfer case is shifted
into the 4H position.
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N (Neutral) Position
This range disengages the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind another
vehicle. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in Section 5 of
this manual.
4L Position
This range locks the front and rear driveshafts together,
forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same
speed. This range (4L) provides additional traction and
maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road surfaces
only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
The 4WD Indicator Light (located in the instrument
cluster) will illuminate when the transfer case is shifted
into the 4L position.
Shifting Procedure
2H to 4H or 4H to 2H
Shifting between 2H and 4H can be made with the
vehicle stopped or in motion. If the vehicle is in motion,
shifts can be made up to 50 mph (80 km/h). With the
vehicle in motion, the transfer case will engage/
disengage faster if you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after completing the shift. Apply a constant
force when shifting the transfer case lever.
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4H to 4L or 4L to 4H
With the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift
an automatic transmission into NEUTRAL (N), or depress the clutch pedal on a manual transmission. While
the vehicle is coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift
the transfer case lever firmly to the desired position. Do
not pause with the transfer case in N (Neutral).
NOTE: Shifting into or out of 4L is possible with the
vehicle completely stopped, however, difficulty may occur due to the mating teeth not being properly aligned.
Several attempts may be required for clutch teeth alignment and shift completion to occur. The preferred
method is with the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5
km/h). Avoid attempting to engage or disengage 4L with
the vehicle moving faster than 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
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WARNING!
Failure to engage a position completely can cause
transfer case damage or loss of power and vehicle
control. You could have an injury accident. Do not
drive the vehicle unless the transfer case is fully
engaged.
TRAC-LOK™ REAR AXLE — IF EQUIPPED
The Trac-Lok™ rear axle provides a constant driving
force to both rear wheels and reduces wheel spin caused
by the loss of traction at one driving wheel. If traction
differs between the two rear wheels, the differential
automatically proportions the usable torque by providing
more torque to the wheel that has traction.
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Trac-Lok™ is especially helpful during slippery driving
conditions. With both rear wheels on a slippery surface, a
slight application of the accelerator will supply maximum traction.
AXLE LOCK (TRU–LOK™) — RUBICON MODELS
The AXLE LOCK switch is located on the lower switch
bank (below the climate controls).
WARNING!
On vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differential, never run the engine with one rear wheel off the
ground. The vehicle may drive through the rear
wheel remaining on the ground and cause you to lose
control of your vehicle.
Axle Lock Switch
This feature will only activate when the following conditions are met:
• Key in ignition, vehicle in 4L (Low) range.
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• Vehicle speed should be 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
To activate the system, press the bottom of the AXLE
LOCK switch once to lock the rear axle only (the Rear
Axle Lock Indicator Light will illuminate), press the
bottom of the switch again to lock the front axle (the
Front Axle Lock Indicator Light will illuminate). When
the rear axle is locked, pressing the switch again will lock
or unlock the front axle.
NOTE: The indicator lights will flash until the axles are
fully locked or unlocked.
To unlock the axles, press the top of the AXLE LOCK
switch.
Axle lock will disengage if the vehicle is taken out of 4L
(Low) range, or the ignition switch is turned to the OFF
position.
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REAR AXLE LOCK — 4WD NON-RUBICON
MODELS (IF EQUIPPED)
The REAR AXLE LOCK switch is located on the lower
switch bank (below the climate controls).
This feature will only activate when the following conditions are met:
• Key in ignition, vehicle in 4L (Low) range.
• Vehicle speed should be 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
To activate the system, press the REAR AXLE LOCK
switch down to lock the rear axle (the Rear Axle Lock
Indicator Light will illuminate), press the switch up to
unlock the rear axle.
NOTE: The indicator lights will flash until the axle is
fully locked or unlocked.
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The rear axle lock will disengage if the vehicle is taken
out of 4L (Low) range, or the ignition switch is turned to
the OFF position.
ELECTRONIC SWAY BAR DISCONNECT — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with an electronic disconnecting stabilizer/sway bar. This system allows greater
front suspension travel in off-road situations.
This system is controlled by the electronic control SWAY
BAR switch located on the lower switch bank (below the
climate controls).
Sway Bar Switch
Press the SWAY BAR switch to activate the system. Press
the switch again to deactivate the system. The Sway Bar
Indicator Light (located in the instrument cluster) will
illuminate when the bar is disconnected. The Sway Bar
Indicator Light will flash during activation transition, or
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when activation conditions are not met. The stabilizer/
sway bar should remain in on-road mode during normal
driving conditions.
WARNING!
Do not disconnect the stabilizer bar and drive on
hard surfaced roads or at speeds above 18 mph (29
km/h), you may lose control of the vehicle, which
could result in serious injury. The front stabilizer bar
enhances vehicle stability and is necessary for maintaining control of the vehicle. The system monitors
vehicle speed and will attempt to reconnect the
stabilizer bar at speeds over 18 mph (29 km/h). This is
indicated by a flashing or solid Sway Bar Indicator
Light. Once vehicle speed is reduced below 14 mph
(22 km/h), the system will once again attempt to
return to off-road mode.
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To disconnect the stabilizer/sway bar, shift to either 4H
or 4L (refer to “Four Wheel Drive Operation” in this
section) and press the SWAY BAR switch to obtain the
off-road position. The Sway Bar Indicator Light will flash
until the stabilizer/sway bar has been fully disconnected.
NOTE: The stabilizer/sway bar may be torque locked
due to left and right suspension height differences. This
condition is due to driving surface differences or vehicle
loading. In order for the stabilizer/sway bar to
disconnect/reconnect, the right and left halves of the bar
must be aligned. This alignment may require that the
vehicle be driven onto level ground or rocked from side
to side.
To return to on-road mode, press the SWAY BAR switch
again.
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WARNING!
If the stabilizer/sway bar will not return to on-road
mode, vehicle stability is greatly reduced. Do not
attempt to drive vehicle over 18 mph (29 km/h).
Driving faster than 18 mph (29 km/h) may cause loss
of control of the vehicle, which could result in
serious injury. Contact your local authorized dealer
for assistance.
An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better
view of the road, allowing you to anticipate problems.
They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as
conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more than
low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily in off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp
turns or abrupt maneuvers. As with other vehicles of this
type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in
loss of control or vehicle rollover.
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a
narrower track to make them capable of performing in a
wide variety of off-road applications. Specific design
characteristics give them a higher center of gravity than
ordinary cars.
Side Step Removal — If Equipped
NOTE: Prior to off-road usage, the side steps should be
removed to prevent damage.
1. Remove two nuts from bodyside.
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2. Remove one bolt from underside of vehicle.
3. Remove side step assembly.
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The Basics of Off-Road Driving
You will encounter many types of terrain driving offroad. You should be familiar with the terrain and area
before proceeding. There are many types of surface
conditions: hard packed dirt, gravel, rocks, grass, sand,
mud, snow and ice. Every surface has a different effect on
your vehicle’s steering, handling and traction. Controlling your vehicle is one of the keys to successful off-road
driving, so always keep a firm grip on the steering wheel
and maintain a good driving posture. Avoid sudden
accelerations, turns or braking. In most cases there are no
road signs, posted speed limits or signal lights. Therefore
you will need to use your own good judgment on what is
safe and what isn’t. When on a trail you should always be
looking ahead for surface obstacles and changes in
terrain. The key is to plan your future driving route while
remembering what you are currently driving over.
CAUTION!
Never park your vehicle over dry grass or other
combustible materials. The heat from your vehicle
exhaust system could cause a fire.
WARNING!
Always wear your seat belt and firmly tie down
cargo. Unsecured cargo can become projectiles in an
off-road situation.
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When To Use 4L (Low) Range
When off-road driving, shift into 4L (Low) for additional
traction and control on slippery or difficult terrain,
ascending or descending steep hills, and to increase low
speed pulling power. This range should be limited to
extreme situations such as deep snow, mud, steep inclines, or sand where additional low speed pulling power
is needed. Vehicle speeds in excess of 25 mph (40 km/h)
should be avoided when in 4L (Low) range.
Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation
Many off-road driving conditions require the simultaneous use of the brake and throttle (two-footed driving).
When climbing rocks, logs, or other stepped objects,
using light brake pressure with light throttle will keep the
vehicle from jerking or lurching. This technique is also
used when you need to stop and restart a vehicle on a
steep incline.
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Driving In Snow, Mud and Sand
Snow
In heavy snow or for additional control and traction at
slower speeds, shift the transmission into a low gear and
the transfer case into 4L (Low) if necessary. Don’t shift to
a lower gear than necessary to maintain headway. Overrevving the engine can spin the wheels and traction will
be lost. If you start to slow to a stop, try turning your
steering wheel no more than a 1/4 turn quickly back and
forth, while still applying throttle. This will allow the
tires to get a fresh ⬙bite⬙ and help maintain your momentum.
CAUTION!
On icy or slippery roads, do not downshift at high
engine RPM or vehicle speeds, because engine braking may cause skidding and loss of control.
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Mud
Deep mud creates a great deal of suction around the tires
and is very difficult to get through. You should use 2nd
gear (manual transmission), or DRIVE (automatic transmission), with the transfer case in the 4L (Low) position
to maintain your momentum. If you start to slow to a
stop, try turning your steering wheel no more than a 1/4
turn quickly back and forth for additional traction. Mud
holes pose an increased threat of vehicle damage and
getting stuck. They are normally full of debris from
previous vehicles getting stuck. As a good practice before
entering any mud hole, get out and determine how deep
it is, if there are any hidden obstacles and if the vehicle
can be safely recovered if stuck.
Sand
Soft sand is very difficult to travel through with full tire
pressure. When crossing soft sandy spots in a trail
maintain your vehicle’s momentum and do not stop. The
key to driving in soft sand is using the appropriate tire
pressure, accelerating slowly, avoiding abrupt maneuvers and maintaining the vehicle’s momentum. If you are
going to be driving on large soft sandy areas or dunes,
reduce your tire pressure to a minimum of 15 psi (103
kPa) to allow for a greater tire surface area. Reduced tire
pressure will drastically improve your traction and handling, while driving on the soft sand, but you must return
the tires to normal air pressure before driving on pavement or other hard surfaces. Be sure you have a way to
reinflate the tires prior to reducing the pressure.
CAUTION!
Reduced tire pressures may cause tire unseating and
total loss of air pressure. To reduce the risk of tire
unseating, while at a reduced tire pressure, reduce
your speed and avoid sharp turns or abrupt
maneuvers.
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Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High
Points)
While driving off-road, you will encounter many types of
terrain. These varying types of terrain bring different
types of obstacles. Before proceeding, review the path
ahead to determine the correct approach and your ability
to safely recover the vehicle if something goes wrong.
Keeping a firm grip on the steering wheel, bring the
vehicle to a complete stop and then inch the vehicle
forward until it makes contact with the object. Apply the
throttle lightly while holding a light brake pressure and
ease the vehicle up and over the object.
WARNING!
Crossing obstacles can cause abrupt steering system
loading which could cause you to loose control of
your vehicle.
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Using A Spotter
There are many times where it is hard to see the obstacle
or determine the correct path. Determining the correct
path can be extremely difficult when you are confronting
many obstacles. In these cases have someone guide you
over, through, or around the obstacle. Have the person
stand a safe distance in front of you where they can see
the obstacle, watch your tires and undercarriage, and
guide you through.
Crossing Large Rocks
When approaching large rocks, choose a path which
ensures you drive over the largest of them with your
tires. This will lift your undercarriage over the obstacle.
The tread of the tire is tougher and thicker than the side
wall and is designed to take the abuse. Always look
ahead and make every effort to cross the large rocks with
your tires.
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CAUTION!
Never attempt to straddle a rock that is large enough
to strike your axles or undercarriage.
CAUTION!
Never attempt to drive over a rock which is large
enough to contact the door sills.
Crossing A Ravine, Gully, Ditch, Washout Or Rut
When crossing a ravine, gully, ditch, washout or a large
rut, the angled approach is the key to maintaining your
vehicle’s mobility. Approach these obstacles at a 45degree angle and let each tire go through the obstacle
independently. You need to use caution when crossing
large obstacles with steep sides. Do not attempt to cross
any large obstacle with steep sides at an angle great
enough to put the vehicle at risk of a rollover. If you get
caught in a rut, dig a small trench to the right or left at a
45-degree angle ahead of the front tires. Use the removed
dirt to fill the rut ahead of the turnout you just created.
You should now be able to drive out following the trench
you just created at a 45-degree angle.
WARNING!
There is an increased risk of rollover when crossing
an obstacle, at any angle, with steep sides.
Crossing Logs
To cross a log, approach it at a slight angle (approximately 10 to 15 degrees). This allows one front tire to be
on top of the log while the other just starts to climb the
log. While climbing the log, modulate your brake and
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accelerator to avoid spinning the log out from under your
tires. Then ease the vehicle off the log using your brakes.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Winching or rocking the vehicle off hard objects
increases the risk of underbody damage.
Do not attempted to cross a log with a greater
diameter than the running ground clearance or the
vehicle will become high centered.
Getting High-Centered
If you get hung up or high-centered on an object, get out
of the vehicle and try to determine what the vehicle is
hung up on, where it is contacting the underbody and
what is the best direction to recover the vehicle. Depending on what you are in contact with, jack the vehicle up
and place a few rocks under the tires so the weight is off
of the high point when you let the vehicle down. You can
also try rocking the vehicle or winching the vehicle off
the object.
Hill Climbing
Hill climbing requires good judgment and a good understanding of your abilities and your vehicle’s limitations.
Hills can cause serious problems. Some are just too steep
to climb and should not be attempted. You should always
feel confident with the vehicle and your abilities. You
should always climb hills straight up and down. Never
attempt to climb a hill on an angle.
Before Climbing A Steep Hill
As you approach a hill consider its grade or steepness.
Determine if it is too steep. Look to see what the traction
is on the hill side trail. Is the trail straight up and down?
What is on top and the other side? Are there ruts, rocks,
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branches or other obstacles on the path? Can you safely
recover the vehicle if something goes wrong? If everything looks good and you feel confident, shift the transmission into a lower gear with 4L (Low) engaged, and
proceed with caution maintaining your momentum as
you climb the hill.
Driving Up Hill
Once you have determined your ability to proceed and
have shifted into the appropriate gear, line your vehicle
up for the straightest possible run. Accelerate with an
easy constant throttle and apply more power as you start
up the hill. Do not race forward into a steep grade, the
abrupt change of grade could cause you to lose control. If
the front end begins to bounce, ease off the throttle
slightly to bring all four tires back on the ground. As you
approach the crest of the hill, ease off the throttle and
slowly proceed over the top. If the wheels start to slip as
you approach the crest of a hill, ease off the accelerator
and maintain headway by turning the steering wheel no
more than a 1/4 turn quickly back and forth. This will
provide a fresh ⬙bite⬙ into the surface and will usually
provide enough traction to complete the climb. If you do
not make it to the top, place the vehicle in REVERSE and
back straight down the grade using engine resistance
along with the vehicle brakes.
WARNING!
Never attempt to climb a hill at an angle or turn
around on a steep grade. Driving across an incline
increases the risk of a rollover, which may result in
severe injury.
Driving Down Hill
Before driving down a steep hill you need to determine if
it is too steep for a safe descent. What is the surface
traction? Is the grade too steep to maintain a slow
controlled descent? Are there obstacles? Is it a straight
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descent? Is there plenty of distance at the base of the hill
to regain control if the vehicle descends to fast? If you feel
confident in your ability to proceed then make sure you
are in 4L (Low) and proceed with caution. Allow engine
braking to control the descent and apply your brakes if
necessary, but do not allow the tires to lock.
WARNING!
Do not descend a steep grade in NEUTRAL. Use
vehicle brakes in conjunction with engine braking.
Descending a grade too fast could cause you to lose
control and be seriously injured.
Driving Across An Incline
If at all possible avoid driving across an incline. If it is
necessary, know your vehicle’s abilities. Driving across
an incline places more weight on the downhill wheels,
which increases the possibilities of a downhill slide or
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rollover. Make sure the surface has good traction with
firm and stable soils. If possible transverse the incline at
an angle heading slightly up or down.
WARNING!
Driving across an incline increases the risk of a
rollover, which may result in severe injury.
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If You Stall Or Begin To Lose Headway
If you stall or begin to lose headway while climbing a
steep hill, allow your vehicle to come to a stop and
immediately apply the brake. Restart the engine and shift
into REVERSE. Back slowly down the hill allowing
engine braking to control the descent and apply your
brakes if necessary, but do not allow the tires to lock.
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WARNING!
If the engine stalls or you lose headway or cannot
make it to the top of a steep hill or grade, never
attempt to turn around. To do so may result in
tipping and rolling the vehicle, which may result in
severe injury. Always back carefully straight down a
hill in REVERSE gear. Never back down a hill in
NEUTRAL using only the vehicle brakes. Never
drive diagonally across a hill, always drive straight
up or down.
Driving Through Water
Extreme care should be taken crossing any type of water.
Water crossings should be avoided if possible, and only
be attempted when necessary in a safe responsible manner. You should only drive through areas which are
designated and approved. You should tread lightly and
avoid damage to the environment. You should know
your vehicles abilities and be able to recover it if something goes wrong. You should never stop or shut a
vehicle off when crossing deep water unless you ingested
water into the engine air intake. If the engine stalls, do
not attempt to restart it. Determine if it has ingested
water first. The key to any crossing is low and slow. Shift
into 1st gear (manual transmission), or DRIVE (automatic
transmission), with the transfer case in the 4L (Low)
position and proceed very slowly with a constant slow
speed {3 to 5 mph (5 to 8 km/h) maximum} and light
throttle. Keep the vehicle moving; do not try to accelerate
through the crossing. After crossing any water higher
than the bottom of the axle differentials, you should
inspect all of the vehicle fluids for signs of water ingestion.
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CAUTION!
Water ingestion into the axles, transmission, transfer
case, engine or vehicle interior can occur if you drive
too fast or through too deep of water. Water can cause
permanent damage to engine, driveline or other
vehicle components and your brakes will be less
effective once wet and/or muddy.
Before You Cross Any Type Of Water
As you approach any type of water you need to determine if you can cross it safely and responsibly. If necessary, get out and walk through the water or probe it with
a stick. You need to be sure of its depth, approach angle,
current and bottom condition. Be careful of murky or
muddy waters, check for hidden obstacles. Make sure
you will not be intruding on any wildlife and you can
recover the vehicle if necessary. The key to a safe crossing
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is the water depth, current and bottom conditions. On
soft bottoms the vehicle will sink in, effectively increasing the water level on the vehicle. Be sure to consider this
when determining the depth and the ability to safely
cross
Crossing Puddles, Pools, Flooded Areas Or Other
Standing Water
Puddles, pools, flooded or other standing water areas
normally contain murky or muddy waters. These water
types normally contain hidden obstacles and make it
difficult to determine an accurate water depth, approach
angle, and bottom condition. Murky or muddy water
holes are where you want to hook up tow straps prior to
entering. This makes for a faster, cleaner and easier
vehicle recovery. If you are able to determine you can
safely cross, than proceed using the low and slow
method.
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CAUTION!
Muddy waters can reduce the cooling system effectiveness by depositing debris onto the radiator.
Crossing Ditches, Streams, Shallow Rivers Or
Other Flowing Water
Flowing water can be extremely dangerous. Never attempt to cross a fast running stream or river even in
shallow water. Fast moving water can easily push your
vehicle downstream sweeping it out of control. Even in
very shallow water, a high current can still wash the dirt
out from around your tires putting you and your vehicle
in jeopardy. There is still a high risk of personal injury
and vehicle damage with slower water currents in depths
greater than the vehicle’s running ground clearance. You
should never attempt to cross flowing water which is
deeper than the vehicle’s running ground clearance. Even
the slowest current can push the heaviest vehicle downstream out of control if the water is deep enough to push
on the large surface area of the vehicle’s body. Before you
proceed determine the speed of the current, the water’s
depth, approach angle, bottom condition and if there are
any obstacles, then cross at an angle heading slightly
upstream using the low and slow technique.
WARNING!
Never drive through fast moving deep water. It can
push your vehicle downstream, sweeping it out of
control. This could put you and your passengers at
risk of injury or drowning.
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After Driving Off-Road
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
does most on-road driving. After going off-road it is
always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
can get any problems taken care of right away and have
your vehicle ready when you need it.
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
exhaust system for damage.
• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and suspension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the
values specified in the Service Manual.
• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
propeller shafts.
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• After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, brake rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected
and cleaned as soon as possible.
WARNING!
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause
excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might
not have full braking power when you need it to
prevent an accident. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
and cleaned as necessary.
• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
correct the situation.
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PARKING BRAKE
To set the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
possible. When the parking brake is applied with the
ignition ON, the Brake Warning Light in the instrument
cluster will light. To release the parking brake, pull up
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
completely.
NOTE: The instrument cluster Brake Warning Light
indicates only that the parking brake is applied. You must
be sure the parking brake is fully applied before leaving
the vehicle.
Parking Brake
Be sure the parking brake is firmly set when parked, and
the shift lever is in the PARK position (automatic transmission), or REVERSE, or 1st gear (manual transmission).
When parking on a hill, you should apply the parking
brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise
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the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
make it difficult to move the shifter out of PARK.
WARNING!
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage
or injury. Also, be certain to leave an automatic
transmission in PARK, a manual transmission in
REVERSE or 1st gear. Failure to do so may allow
the vehicle to roll and cause damage or injury.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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When parking on a hill, turn the front wheels toward the
curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an
uphill grade.
The parking brake should always be applied whenever
the driver is not in the vehicle.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the
driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery
surfaces.
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce
accurate signals for the computer.
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WARNING!
Significant over or under-inflation of tires, or mixing
sizes of tires or wheels on the vehicle can lead to loss
of braking effectiveness.
The Anti-Lock Brake System conducts a low speed selftest at about 12 mph (20 km/h). If for any reason, your
foot is on the brake when the vehicle reaches 12 mph (20
km/h), this check will be delayed until 25 mph (40
km/h).
The Anti-Lock Brake System pump motor runs during
the self-test, and during an ABS stop, to provide the
regulated hydraulic pressure. The motor pump makes a
low humming noise during operation, this is normal.
During off-road use, loss of traction can temporarily
defeat the system and cause the warning light to illuminate. Turn the ignition OFF and ON again to restore
Anti-Lock Brake System function.
WARNING!
Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish their
effectiveness and may lead to an accident. Pumping
makes the stopping distance longer. Just press firmly
on your brake pedal when you need to slow down or
stop.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering
efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition
of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction
afforded.
The Anti-Lock Brake System is subject to possible
detrimental effects of electronic interference caused
by improperly installed aftermarket radios or
telephones.
• The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
NOTE: During severe braking conditions, a pulsing
sensation may occur and a clicking noise will be heard.
This is normal, indicating that the Anti-Lock Brake
System is functioning.
POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
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If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
NOTE: Increased noise levels at the end of the steering
wheel travel are considered normal and do not indicate
that there is a problem with the power steering system.
CAUTION!
Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering
pump may make noise for a short amount of time. This is
due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering system. This
noise should be considered normal, and it does not in any
way damage the steering system.
WARNING!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and it should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
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• European Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H
• 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.
NOTE:
• P(Passenger)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• Temporary Spare tires are high pressure compact
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• High Flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary Spare tire
31 = Overall Diameter in Inches (in)
215 = Section Width in Millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect Ratio in Percent (%)
—Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section Width in Inches (in)
R = Construction Code
—⬙R⬙ means Radial Construction
—⬙D⬙ means Diagonal or Bias Construction
15 = Rim Diameter in Inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
—A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
—A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions
—The maximum speed corresponding to the Speed Symbol should only be achieved under specified operating conditions (ie., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) Tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra Load (or Reinforced) Tire
Light Load = Light Load Tire
C,D,E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum Load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure — Maximum Pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for this
tire.
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire
however the date code may only be on one side. Tires with
white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code
located on the white sidewall side of the tire. Look for the
TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as mounted
on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on the outboard side
then you will find it on the inboard side of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
—This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards, and is approved for highway use.
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (2 digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (2 digits)
ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer (1 to 4 digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (2 digits)
—03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (2 digits)
—01 means the year 2001
—Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have 1 number to represent the year in
which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991.
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Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire Placard Location
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Tire Placard Location (Four-Door Models)
Tire Placard Location (Two-Door Models)
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear and
spare tires.
Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
Information placard and the Vehicle Loading section of
this manual. Refer to “Vehicle Loading” in this section.
Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about
the
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading and trailer towing. Refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX
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lbs.” on the Tire and Loading Information placard. The
combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in step 4.
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, the load from
your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult
this manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX pounds” on
your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kilograms or XXX pounds.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
150 lbs (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs (295
kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs (295 kg).
NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to
calculate total load, cargo/luggage and towing capacities
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations and
number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for the
seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: For the following example the combined weight
of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs (392
kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
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:
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Safety
WARNING!
Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause
accidents.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in
tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuck holes can cause
damage that results in tire failure.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems.
You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle
handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of
vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to
the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right or left.
Always drive with each tire properly inflated.
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Economy
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption.
Tire Inflation Pressures
Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride.
Tire Placard Location (Two-Door Models)
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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 Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
Tire Placard Location (Four-Door Models)
Tire pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage, at
least once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge
to check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under inflated.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1
mi (1 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire inflation
pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire side wall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
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Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12° F (7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68° F (20° C) and the
outside temperature = 32° F (0° C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12° F (7° C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
buildup or your tire pressure will be too low.
Tire Pressures for High-Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under load is
dangerous. The added strain on your tires could
cause them to fail. You could have a serious accident.
Do not drive a vehicle loaded to maximum capacity at
continuous speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h).
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Radial-Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Always use radial tires in sets of four. Never combine
them with other types of tires.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized dealer for radial tire repairs.
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Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 35 mph (55 km/h).
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 35
mph (55 km/h) when you are stuck, and do not let
anyone near a spinning wheel no matter what the
speed.
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Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves and will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm). When the indicators appear
in two or more adjacent grooves, the tire should be
replaced.
Many states have laws requiring tire replacement at this
point.
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
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WARNING!
Tires and spare tire should be replaced after six years,
regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to follow
this warning can result in sudden tire failure. You
could lose control and have an accident resulting in
serious injury or death.
Keep unmounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease and gasoline.
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Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed (see the paragraph on tread
wear indicators). Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard for the size designation of your tire. The
service description and load identification will be found
on the original equipment tire. Failure to use equivalent
replacement tires may adversely affect the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend that you
contact your original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer with any questions you may have on tire specifications or capability.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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 an accident resulting
in serious injury or death. Use only the tire and wheel
sizes with load ratings approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or capacity,
other than what was originally equipped on your
vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load index could
result in tire overloading and failure. You could lose
control and have an accident.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer
readings.
Alignment and Balance
Poor suspension alignment may result in:
• Fast tire wear.
• Uneven tire wear, such as feathering and one-sided
wear.
• Vehicle pull to right or left.
Tires may also cause the vehicle to pull left or right.
Alignment will not correct this problem. See your authorized dealer for proper diagnosis.
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Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration.
Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-ofbalance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and
avoid tire cupping and spotty wear.
TIRE CHAINS
Install chains on rear tires only. Tire chains may be
installed on all models except the Sahara and Rubicon.
Follow these recommendations to guard against damage
and excessive tire and chain wear:
• Use chains on P225/75R16 tires only. P245/75R16,
P255/75R17, P255/70R18, and LT255/75R17 tires do
not provide adequate clearance.
• Use SAE class “S” tire chains or traction devices only.
• Chains must be the proper size for the vehicle, as
recommended by the chain manufacturer.
• Follow tire chain manufacturer’s instructions for
mounting chains.
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• Install chains snugly and tighten after 0.6 mi (1 km) of
driving.
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously, avoiding large bumps, potholes and
extreme driving maneuvers.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, handling,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates, and develop irregular wear patterns.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on On/Off Road
type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to
a smooth, quiet ride.
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Follow the recommended tire rotation frequency for your
type of driving. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in
Section 8 of this manual. More frequent rotation is
permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross”
shown in the following diagram.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will warn
the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle
recommended cold placard pressure.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
psi (6.9 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 a vehicle has not been driven for more than
three hours, or driven less than 1 mi (1 km) after a three
hour period. Refer to the “Tires — General Information” in this section 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.
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The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low pressure warning
threshold for any reason, including low temperature
effects, or natural pressure loss through the tire.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above recommended
cold placard pressure. Once the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light has been illuminated, the tire pressure must
be increased to the recommended cold placard pressure
in order for the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light to
be turned off. The system will automatically update and
the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will extinguish once the updated tire pressures have been received.
The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10 minutes
above 15 mph (25 km/h) to receive this information.
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For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) air pressure of 35
psi (241 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F (20°C)
and the measured tire pressure is 30 psi (207 kPa), a
temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 26 psi (179 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 30
psi (207 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 have been inflated to the vehicle’s recommended
cold placard pressure value.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures have
been established for the tire size equipped on your
vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor
damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not
use aftermarket tire sealants or balance beads if your
vehicle is equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the
sensors may result.
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always
reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which
could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, nor to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
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• 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 Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPM System will monitor the actual tire
pressure in the tire.
Base System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim-mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
readings to the Receiver Module.
NOTE: It is particularly important, for you to check the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
the proper pressure.
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The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) consists of the
following components:
• Receiver Module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
A tire pressure monitoring sensor is located in the spare
wheel if the vehicle is equipped with a matching full size
spare wheel and tire assembly. The matching full size
spare tire can be used in place of any of the four road
tires. A low spare tire will not cause the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light to illuminate or the chime to
sound.
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. Should this
occur, you should stop as soon as possible, check the
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inflation pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate
each tire to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard
pressure value. The system will automatically update
and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
extinguish once the updated tire pressures have been
received. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10
minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) to receive this information.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds, and will remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will
repeat, providing the system fault still exists. A system
fault can occur by any of the following scenarios:
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a matching
full-size spare wheel and tire assembly, it has a tire
pressure monitoring sensor, and can be monitored by the
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). In the event
that the matching full-size spare tire is swapped with a
low pressure road tire, the next ignition key cycle will
still show the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light to
be ON, and a chime to sound. Driving the vehicle for up
to 10 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) will turn OFF the
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light as long as none of
the road tires are below the low pressure warning threshold.
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NOTE: If your vehicle is not equipped with a matching
full-size spare wheel and tire assembly, it does not have a
tire pressure monitoring sensor in the spare tire. The
TPMS will not be able to monitor the tire pressure. If you
install the 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 sound and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn ON. After
driving the vehicle for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (25
km/h), the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
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. Once you repair or replace the original road tire,
and reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the 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
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of the four active road tires. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in
order for the TPMS to receive this information.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
All engines (except 5.7L engines) are designed to meet all emissions regulations
and provide excellent fuel economy and
performance when using high quality unleaded “regular” gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The use of premium
gasoline is not recommended. Under normal conditions,
the use of premium gasoline will not provide a benefit
over high quality regular gasoline, and in some circumstances may result in poorer performance.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required.
Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these
symptoms, try another brand of gasoline before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto manufacturer’s worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) to define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasoline that meets the WWFC specifications if they are available.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasoline contains oxygenates, and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
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The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoline. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide excellent performance and durability for the engine
and fuel system components.
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline
blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
While MTBE is an oxygenate made from Methanol, it
does not have the negative effects of Methanol.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
MMT In Gasoline
MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase the octane number. Gasoline blended with MMT offers no performance
advantage beyond gasoline of the same octane number
without MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT has shown
to reduce sparkplug life and reduce emission system
performance in some vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline without MMT be used in your
vehicle. The MMT content of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump, therefore, you should ask
your gasoline retailer if the gasoline contains MMT.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasolines containing Methanol. Use of
these blends may result in starting and drivability
problems and may damage critical fuel system
components.
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It is even more important to look for gasoline without
MMT in Canada, because MMT can be used at levels
higher than those allowed in the United States.
MMT is prohibited
reformulated gasoline.
in
Federal
and
California-
Materials Added To Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives are not needed under
normal conditions and would result in additional cost.
Therefore you should not have to add anything to the
fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gasoline is prohibited by Federal
law. Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance, and damage the emission control system.
• An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or
malfunctioning and may require immediate service.
Contact your authorized dealer for service assistance.
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• 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 emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
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• 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.
• 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 swing gate closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement
cap is the correct one for this vehicle.
Fuel Filler Cap
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message (gASCAP)
After fuel has been added, the vehicle diagnostic system
can determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose,
improperly installed, or damaged. If the system detects a
malfunction, the “gASCAP” message will display in the
odometer display. Tighten the gas cap until a ⬙clicking⬙
sound is heard. This is an indication that the gas cap is
properly tightened. Press the odometer reset button to
turn the message off. If the problem persists, the message
will appear the next time the vehicle is started. This
might indicate a damaged cap. If the problem is detected
twice in a row, the system will turn on the Malfunction
Indicator Light. Resolving the problem will turn the MIL
light off.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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
to illuminate, due to fuel vapors escaping from the
system.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank filled.
CAUTION!
NOTE: Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you
hear one click. This is an indication that cap is properly
tightened.
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
NOTE: When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the
fuel tank is full.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and will cause the Malfunction Indicator
Light to turn on.
If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the Malfunction
Indicator Light will come on. Be sure the gas cap is
tightened every time the vehicle is refueled.
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WARNING!
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.
VEHICLE LOADING
Certification Label
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
included on this label and indicates the month, day, and
hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
bottom of the label is your VIN.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
including driver, passengers, vehicle, options, trailer
tongue weight, and cargo. The label also specifies maximum capacities of front and rear axle systems (GAWR).
Total load must be limited, so GVWR, and front and rear
GAWR are not exceeded.
Payload
The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
weight a truck can carry, including the weight of the
driver, all passengers, options and cargo.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
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Each axle’s GAWR is determined by the components in
the system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
springs, tires, or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension
components, sometimes specified by purchasers for increased durability, does not necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
Tire Size
The tire size on the label represents the actual tire size on
your vehicle. Replacement tires must be equal to the load
capacity of this tire size.
Rim Size
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
listed.
Inflation Pressure
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
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Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
added.
Loading
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commercial scale to ensure that the GVWR has not been exceeded. The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
should then be determined separately to be sure that the
load is properly distributed over front and rear axle.
Weighing the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either
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the front or rear axles has been exceeded, but the total
load is within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be
shifted from front to rear, or rear to front, as appropriate
until the specified weight limitations are met. Store the
heavier items down low and be sure that the weight is
distributed equally. Stow all loose items securely before
driving.
Improper weight distributions can have an adverse affect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles, and the way
the brakes operate.
CAUTION!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR
or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If you do,
parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the
way your vehicle handles. This could cause you to
lose control. Also, overloading can shorten the life of
your vehicle.
TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer carefully review this information to tow your load as efficiently and
safely as possible.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this Owner’s Manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
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Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing-related definitions will assist you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and trailer tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
measure GTW is to put your fully-loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
supported by the scale.
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Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
and trailer when weighed in combination. (Note that
GCWR ratings include a 150 lbs (68 kg) allowance for the
presence of a driver).
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
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Trailer Tongue Weight (TW)
The trailer tongue weight is the downward force exerted
on the hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not
be less than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You
must consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
Frontal Area
The frontal area is the maximum height and maximum
width of the front of a trailer.
Trailer Sway Control
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer
tongue. It typically provides adjustable friction associated with the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer swaying motions while traveling.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. This kind of
hitch is the most popular on the market today and is
commonly used to tow small and medium-sized trailers.
Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing hitch system works by applying
leverage through spring (load) bars. It is typically used
for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight to
the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When
used in accordance with the manufacturers’ directions, it
provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds,
and contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer
stability. Trailer sway control and a weight-distributing
(load-equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier
tongue weights (TW) and may be required depending on
vehicle and trailer configuration/loading to comply with
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements.
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WARNING!
An improperly adjusted weight-distributing hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking performance, and could result in an accident.
Weight-Distributing Hitch Systems may not be compatible with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with
your hitch and trailer manufacturer or a reputable
Recreational Vehicle dealer for additional
information.
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Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the Max. GTW towable for your
given drivetrain.
Trailer Hitch Classification
Class
Max. GTW (Gross Trailer
Wt.)
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Duty
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
Improper Adjustment of Weight-Distributing System
Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer
weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
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Engine/
Transmission
Axle
Model
3.8L/Manual
3.21
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.8L/
Automatic
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.21
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.8L/
Automatic
3.8L/Manual
3.73
2–Door X
Model (4WD)
2–Door X
Model (4WD)
2–Door X
Model (4WD)
2–Door Sahara
Model (4WD)
2–Door Sahara
Model (4WD)
2–Door Sahara
Model (4WD)
2–Door Rubicon Model
(4WD)
4.10
GCWR (Gross
Combined Wt.
Rating)
4,987 lbs
(2 262 kg)
5,987 lbs
(2 716 kg)
6,032 lbs
(2 736 kg)
5,163 lbs
(2 342 kg)
6,163 lbs
(2 795 kg)
6,163 lbs
(2 795 kg)
6,236 lbs
(2 829 kg)
Frontal Area
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
Max. GTW
(Gross Trailer
Wt.)
1,000 lbs
(453 kg)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
1,000 lbs
(453 kg)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
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Max. Trailer
Tongue Wt.
(See Note)
100 lbs (45 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
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3.8L/
Automatic
4.10
3.8L/Manual
3.21
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.8L/
Automatic
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.8L/
Automatic
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.21
3.21
2–Door Rubicon Model
(4WD)
4–Door X
Model (2WD)
4–Door X
Model (2WD)
4–Door X
Model (2WD)
4–Door Sahara
Model (2WD)
4–Door Sahara
Model (2WD)
4–Door Sahara
Model (2WD)
4–Door X
Model (4WD)
4–Door X
Model (4WD)
6,281 lbs
(2 849 kg)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
200 lbs
(91 kg)
5,121 lbs
(2 323 kg)
7,621 lbs
(3 457 kg)
7,647 lbs
(3 469 kg)
5,277 lbs
(2 394 kg)
7,777 lbs
(3 527 kg)
7,803 lbs
(3 539 kg)
5,325 lbs
(2 415 kg)
7,825 lbs
(3 549 kg)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
1,000 lb
s (453 kg)
3,500 lbs
(1 587 kg)
3,500 lbs
(1 587 kg)
1,000 lbs
(453 kg)
3,500 lbs
(1 587 kg)
3,500 lbs
(1 587 kg)
1,000 lbs
(453 kg)
3,500 lbs
(1 587 kg)
100 lbs
(45 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
100 lbs
(45 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
100 lbs
(45 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
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3.8L/
Automatic
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.8L/
Automatic
3.8L/Manual
3.73
3.8L/
Automatic
4.10
3.21
4.10
4–Door X
7,825 lbs
32 sq ft
3,500 lbs
Model (4WD)
(3 549 kg)
(2.97 sq m)
(1 587 kg)
4–Door Sahara
5,481 lbs
32 sq ft
1,000 lbs
Model (4WD)
(2 486 kg)
(2.97 sq m)
(453 kg)
4–Door Sahara
7,981 lbs
32 sq ft
3,500 lbs
Model (4WD)
(3 620 kg)
(2.97 sq m)
(1 587 kg)
4–Door Sahara
8,027 lbs
32 sq ft
3,500 lbs
Model (4WD)
(3 641 kg)
(2.97 sq m)
(1 587 kg)
4–Door Rubi8,059 lbs
32 sq ft
3,500 lbs
con Model
(3 655 kg)
(2.97 sq m)
(1 587 kg)
(4WD)
4–Door Rubi8,104 lbs
32 sq ft
3,500 lbs
con Model
(3 676 kg)
(2.97 sq m)
(1 587 kg)
(4WD)
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
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350 lbs
(159 kg)
100 lbs
(45 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
and Loading Information placard. Refer to the “Tire
Safety Information” section in this manual.
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Trailer and Trailer Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side-to-side
which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer accidents.
Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The trailer tongue weight.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or authorized dealer-installed
options, must be considered as part of the total load on
your vehicle. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information
placard in the “Tire Safety Information” section of this
manual 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:
NOTE: Trailer towing requires special rear axle lubricant. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
Section 7 for more information.
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CAUTION!
• Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 mi (805 km)
of vehicle operation. Doing so may damage your
vehicle.
Perform the maintenance listed in the “Maintenance
Schedule.” Refer to Section 8 of this manual. When
towing a trailer, never exceed the GAWR, or GCWR,
ratings.
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WARNING!
Improper towing can lead to an injury accident.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have an accident.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can cause a
loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes,
axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires.
• 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 1st gear. And with four-wheel-drive vehicles,
make sure the transfer case is not in N (Neutral).
Always, block or ⬙chock⬙ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
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2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized
(This requirement may limit the ability to always
achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue weight as a
percentage of total trailer weight).
Towing Requirements — Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to the
“Tires–General Information” section of this manual for
proper tire inflation procedures.
− Also, check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation
pressures before trailer usage.
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− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to the “Tires–General
Information” section of this manual for the proper
inspection procedure.
− When replacing tires, refer to the “Tires–General Information” section for proper tire replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load carrying
capacity will not increase the vehicle’s GVWR and
GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
− Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
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− An electronically-actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge-actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over 1,000
lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of 2,000
lbs (907 kg).
WARNING!
Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake system and cause it to fail. You might not have brakes
when you need them and could have an accident.
CAUTION!
Towing any trailer will increase your stopping distance. When towing you should allow for additional
space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front
of you. Failure to do so could result in an accident.
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights & Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
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The Trailer Tow Package will include a 4–pin wiring
harness. Use a factory-approved trailer harness and
connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustration.
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4 - Pin Connector
Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
traffic.
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If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing,
all starts must be in 1st gear to avoid excessive clutch
slippage.
Towing Tips — Automatic Transmission
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the
OVERDRIVE range should be selected.
NOTE: Using “O/D OFF” while operating the vehicle
under heavy operating conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be
changed if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than
45 minutes of continuous operation. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 of this manual for transmission fluid change intervals.
NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level
before towing.
Towing Tips — O/D Off
To reduce potential for automatic transmission overheating, select the “O/D OFF” feature when driving in hilly
areas or shift the transmission to DRIVE position 2 on
more severe grades. Refer to “Transmission Shifting” in
this section.
Towing Tips — Electronic Speed Control (If
Equipped)
− Don’t use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
you can get back to cruising speed.
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
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Towing Tips — Cooling System
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
− refer to Cooling System Operating information in the
Maintenance section of this manual for more information.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
CAUTION!
Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal
damage to the transmission or transfer case will occur
if a front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
towing.
Towing – 2WD Models
Recreational towing is allowed ONLY if the rear driveshaft is removed. See your authorized dealer or refer to
the Service Manual. Towing with the rear wheels on the
ground while the driveshaft is connected can result in
severe transmission damage.
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Towing – 4WD Models
4. Start engine.
NOTE: The transfer case must be shifted into N (Neutral) for recreational towing.
5. Shift automatic transmission into DRIVE or manual
transmission into gear.
Shifting Into Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
6. Release brake pedal and ensure that there is no vehicle
movement.
CAUTION!
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in N (Neutral) before recreational towing to prevent damage to internal parts.
7. Shut the engine off and place the ignition key into the
ACC position.
8. Shift automatic transmission into PARK.
9. Apply parking brake.
10. Attach vehicle to the tow vehicle with tow bar.
11. Release parking brake.
1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Shift automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or depress clutch pedal on manual transmission.
3. Shift transfer case lever into N (Neutral).
12. Disconnect the negative battery cable, and secure it
away from the negative battery post.
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CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the transmission is shifted into PARK with the transfer case in
N (Neutral) and the engine running. With the transfer case in N (Neutral) ensure that the engine is off
prior to shifting the transmission into PARK (refer to
steps 7 – 8 above).
Shifting Out Of Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
1. Shift automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or depress clutch pedal on manual transmission.
2. Shift transfer case lever into desired position.
3. Shift automatic transmission into DRIVE or release
clutch on manual transmissions.
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NOTE: When shifting out of transfer case N (Neutral)
on automatic transmission-equipped vehicles, turning
the engine off may be required to avoid gear clash.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N
(Neutral) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
despite the transmission position. The parking brake
should always be applied when the driver is not in
the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use a bumper-mounted clamp-on tow bar
on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be
damaged.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
䡵 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
䡵 Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 374
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
Your vehicle’s hazard warning flasher is an emergency
warning system. When you activate it, all front and rear
directional signals will flash intermittently. Use it when
your vehicle is disabled on or near the road. It warns
other drivers to steer clear of you and your vehicle. This
is an emergency warning system, not to be used when the
vehicle is in motion.
To activate the warning flashers, press the switch on the
lower switch bank (below the climate controls). To turn
the warning flashers off, press the switch again.
Hazard Warning Switch
NOTE: With extended use, the flasher may wear down
your battery.
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IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — Slow down.
• In city traffic — While stopped, shift transmission into
NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition. If your air conditioner
is on, turn it off. The air conditioning system adds heat to
the engine cooling system and turning off the A/C
removes this heat. You can also turn the Temperature
Control to maximum heat, the Mode Control to floor, and
the Fan Control to High. This allows the heater core to act
as a supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
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CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads HOT
(H), pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on HOT (H), and you hear continuous
chimes, turn the engine off immediately, and call for
service.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous.
The vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you.
You could be crushed. Never get any part of your
body under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need
to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service
center where it can be raised on a lift.
Jack Location
The jack and lug wrench are located in the rear storage
compartment. Refer to “Storage” in Section 3 of this
manual.
• The jack is designed to use 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 Storage
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Spare Tire Stowage
To remove the spare tire from the carrier, remove the tire
cover, if equipped, and remove the lug nuts with the lug
wrench turning them counterclockwise.
NOTE: If you have added aftermarket accessories to the
spare tire mounted carrier, it cannot exceed a gross
weight of 50 lbs (23 kg) including the weight of the spare
tire.
Preparations For Jacking
Park on a firm level surface, avoid ice or slippery areas,
set the parking brake and shift automatic transmission
into PARK, or manual transmission into REVERSE. Turn
OFF the ignition.
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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.
• Turn on the hazard warning flashers. Refer to “Hazard
Warning Flashers” in this section.
• Block both the front and rear
of the wheel diagonally opposite of the jacking position.
For example, if changing the
right front tire, block the left
rear wheel.
• Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the
vehicle is being jacked.
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Jacking Instructions
Jack Warning Label
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help
prevent personal injury or damage to your vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the edge
of the roadway as possible before raising the vehicle.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be
raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly, and shift a automatic
transmission into PARK; or a manual transmission into
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.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely careful of
motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated are securely
stowed, spares must be stowed with the valve stem
facing the ground.
• Turn on the hazard warning flasher.
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1. Remove spare tire, jack and tools from stored location.
2. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by
turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still
on the ground.
3. Assemble the jack and jacking tools. Connect jack
handle driver to extension, then to lug wrench.
4. Operate jack from the front or the rear of the vehicle.
Place the jack under the axle tube, as shown. Do not raise
the vehicle until you are sure the jack is fully engaged.
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5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right.
Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface
and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire.
Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability.
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable and cause an accident. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
6. Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
7. Position spare wheel/tire on vehicle and install lug
nuts with cone-shaped end toward wheel. Lightly tighten
nuts clockwise. To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off
the jack, do not tighten the nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered.
8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left,
and remove the jack and wheel blocks.
9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate
nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. Correct
wheel nut tightness is 95 ft lbs (130 N·m). If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service
station.
10. Remove jack assembly and wheel blocks.
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.
11. Secure the tire, jack, and tools in their proper locations.
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JUMP STARTING
If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may
be used to obtain a start from a booster battery or the
battery in another vehicle. This type of start can be
dangerous if done improperly, so follow this procedure
carefully.
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WARNING!
Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not allow
battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t
lean over battery when attaching clamps or allow the
clamps to touch each other. If acid splashes in eyes or
on skin, flush contaminated area immediately with
large quantities of water.
A battery generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or spark away from
the vent holes.
Do not use a booster battery or any other booster
source that has a greater than 12–volt system, i.e., Do
not use a 24–volt power source.
1. Remove all metal jewelry such as watch bands or
bracelets which might make an unintended electrical
contact.
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2. Park the booster vehicle within cable reach but without letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake on
both vehicles, shift the automatic transmission into
PARK, or the manual transmission into NEUTRAL, and
turn the ignition OFF.
3. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical loads.
4. Connect one end of a jumper cable to the positive
terminal of the booster battery. Connect the other end of
the same cable to the positive terminal of the discharged
battery.
WARNING!
Do not permit vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal
of the booster battery and then to the engine of the
vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you have
a good contact on the engine.
6. Start the engine in the vehicle which has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, then start the
engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above
sequence exactly. Be careful of the moving belts and fan.
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WARNING!
Any procedure other than above could result in:
1. Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting out
the battery vent;
2. Personal injury or property damage due to battery
explosion;
3. Damage to charging system of booster vehicle or
of immobilized vehicle.
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WARNING!
• You should not try to start your vehicle by pushing
or towing.
• Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the
discharge battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode.
• During cold weather when temperatures are below freezing point, electrolyte in a discharged
battery may freeze. Do not attempt jump starting
because the battery could rupture or explode. The
battery temperature must be brought up above
freezing point before attempting jump start.
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EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
If your vehicle is equipped with tow hooks, they are
mounted in the front and the rear.
CAUTION!
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a
vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle. Tow straps are recommended
when towing the vehicle, chains may cause vehicle
damage.
WARNING!
Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks.
Tow straps and chains may break, causing serious
injury.
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
The manufacturer recommends towing with all four
wheels OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow
the vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of the vehicle
raised and the other end on a towing dolly.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment – 3.8L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Drive Belts — Check Condition And Tension . . 386
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . . . 379
▫ Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ Crankcase Emission Control System . . . . . . . . 388
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
䡵 Authorized Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
▫ Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
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▫ Driveline And Steering Component
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Front/Rear Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
▫ Maintenance After Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . 405
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
▫ Windshield And Rear Window Washers . . . . . 393
䡵 Fuses (Totally Integrated Power Module) . . . . . . 413
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
䡵 Replacement Bulbs — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 420
▫ Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . 399
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
▫ Head Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
▫ Front Park/Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
▫ Hydraulic Clutch Fluid — Manual
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
▫ Front Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
▫ Front Fog Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
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▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) . . . 423
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
䡵 Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . 424
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light.” 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.
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CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the “Malfunction Indicator Light” on could cause further damage to the
emission control system. It could also affect fuel
economy and drivability. The vehicle must be
serviced before any emissions tests can be performed.
• If the “Malfunction Indicator Light” is flashing
while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose, improperly installed, or damaged. A “gASCAP” message will be
displayed in the odometer. Tighten the gas cap until a
⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication that the
gas cap is properly tightened. Press the odometer reset
button to turn the message off. If the problem persists,
the message will appear the next time the vehicle is
started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will turn on the
“Malfunction Indicator Light.” Resolving the problem
will turn the “Malfunction Indicator Light.” off.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
For states that require an Inspection and Maintenance (I/M), this check verifies the Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL) is functioning and is not on
when the engine is running, and that the OBD II system
is ready for testing.
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.
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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
do the following:
1. Insert your ignition key into the ignition switch.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank
or start the engine.
3. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
this test over.
4. As soon as you turn your key to the ON position, you
will see the MIL symbol come on as part of a normal bulb
check.
5. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
happen:
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
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the ignition key or start the engine. This means that
your vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you
should not proceed to the I/M station.
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition key or start
the engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II
system is ready , and you can proceed to the I/M
station.
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not ready, if the MIL is illuminated during
normal vehicle operation, you should have your vehicle
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serviced before going to the I/M station. The I/M station
can fail your vehicle because the MIL is on with the
engine running.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine MOPAR威 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威 parts for maintenance
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
warranty.
WARNING!
AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVICE
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.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides the maintenance items for which there are fixed
maintenance intervals, there are other items that should
operate satisfactorily without periodic maintenance.
However, if a malfunction of these items does occur, it
could adversely affect the engine or vehicle performance.
These items should be inspected if a malfunction is
observed or suspected.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. The
best time to check the engine oil level is about five
minutes after a fully warmed up engine is shut off or
before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
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Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Always
maintain the oil level within the SAFE zone on the
dipstick. Adding 1 U.S. Quart (0.95L) of oil when the
reading is at the bottom of the SAFE zone will result in a
reading at the top of the safe zone on these engines.
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CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
Change Engine Oil
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule in Section 8 for
recommended engine oil change intervals.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of DaimlerChrysler
Material Standard MS-6395.
Engine Oil Viscosity (3.8L Engines)
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
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Lubricants which do not have both, the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number, should not be used.
authorized dealer, service station, or governmental
agency for advice on how and where used oil can be
safely discarded in your area.
Synthetic Engine Oils
Synthetic engine oils can be used if the recommended oil
quality requirements are met, and the recommended
maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes are
followed.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine
oil change.
Materials Added To Engine Oils
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
Disposing of Used Engine Oil
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil from
your vehicle. Used oil, indiscriminately discarded, can
present a problem to the environment. Contact your
Engine Oil Filter Selection
All of the manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type
disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure
most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are high
quality oil filters and are recommended.
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Drive Belts — Check Condition and Tension
Belt tension is controlled by means of an automatic
tensioner. No belt tension adjustments are required.
However, belt and belt tensioner condition should be
inspected at the specified intervals, and replaced if required. See your authorized dealer for service
At the mileage indicated in the Maintenance Schedule,
the condition of all the belts and tensioner should be
checked. Refer to Section 8 of this manual. Improper belt
tension can cause belt slippage and failure.
Belts should be inspected for evidence of cuts, cracks,
glazing, or frayed cords and replaced if there is indication
of damage, which could result in belt failure. Low
generator belt tension can cause battery failure.
Also, check belt routing to make sure there is no interference between the belts and other engine components.
Spark Plugs
Spark plugs must fire properly to assure engine performance and emission control. New plugs should be installed at the mileage specified in the Maintenance Schedule. Refer to Section 8 of this manual. The entire set
should be replaced if there is any malfunction due to a
faulty spark plug. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts in this section for spark plug information.
Catalytic Converter
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel
only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the
converter as an emission control device.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In
the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over
materials that can burn. Such materials might be
grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust
system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas
where your exhaust system can contact anything that
can burn.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing.
• Do not idle the engine for prolonged periods during
very rough idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
• Do not allow vehicle to run out of fuel.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
Crankcase Emission Control System
Proper operation of this system depends on freedom
from sticking or plugging due to deposits. As vehicle
mileage builds up, the PCV valve and passages may
accumulate deposits. If a valve is not working properly,
replace it with a new valve. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
CLEAN THE OLD PCV VALVE!
Check ventilation hose for indication of damage or
plugging deposits. Replace if necessary.
Fuel Filter
A plugged fuel filter can cause hard starting or limit the
speed at which a vehicle can be driven. Should an
excessive amount of dirt accumulate in the fuel tank,
frequent replacement of the fuel filter which is mounted
in the fuel tank may be necessary.
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule in Section 8 for
recommended engine air cleaner filter change intervals.
WARNING!
The air cleaner can provide protection in the case of
engine backfire. Do not remove the air cleaner unless
it is necessary for repair or maintenance. Make sure
that no one is near the engine compartment before
starting the vehicle with the air cleaner removed.
Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury.
Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
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WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Always wash hands
after handling the battery.
CAUTION!
It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to the
negative post. Battery posts are marked (+) positive
and negative (-) and identified on the battery case.
Also, if a “fast charger” is used while battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before
connecting the charger to battery. Do not use a “fast
charger” to provide starting voltage.
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Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Section 3 of the Warranty Information Book for
further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced repairman.
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NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C System
Sealers, Stop Leak Products, Seal Conditioners, Compressor Oil, and Refrigerants.
Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and is an ozone-saving product.
However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service be performed by authorized dealers or
other service facilities using recovery and recycling
equipment.
Power Steering Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized DaimlerChrysler Dealership.
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WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface with
the engine off to prevent injury from moving parts,
and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do not
overfill. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
in this section for correct fluid type.
NOTE: Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power
steering pump may make noise for a short period of time.
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering system.
This noise should be considered normal, and does not in
any way damage the steering system.
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Driveline And Steering Component Lubrication
All driveline and steering components are sealed and do
not require lubrication. Driveshafts are not serviceable.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, doors, tailgate and hood hinges, should be
lubricated periodically to assure quiet, easy operation
and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should be
wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating
excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular
attention should also be given to hood latching components to ensure proper function. When performing other
underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism
and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant such as MOPAR威
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
Windshield Wiper Blades
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild non-abrasive 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.
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Windshield And Rear Window Washers
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
rear window washer (if equipped) is shared. The fluid
reservoir is located in the engine compartment. Be sure to
check the fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir
with windshield washer solvent only (not radiator antifreeze). When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take
some washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and
wipe clean the wiper blades, this will help blade performance.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
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WARNING!
Commercial windshield washer solvents are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care must be
exercised when filling or working around the washer
solution.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
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into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the
exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
Cooling System
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot antifreeze/
coolant or steam from your radiator. If you see or hear
steam coming from under the hood, don’t 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.
Engine Coolant Checks
Check antifreeze/coolant protection every 12 months
(before the onset of freezing weather, where applicable).
If antifreeze/coolant is dirty or rusty in appearance, the
system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh
antifreeze/coolant. Check the front of the A/C condenser
(if equipped) or radiator for any accumulation of bugs,
leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently spraying water from a
garden hose vertically down the face of the A/C condenser (if equipped) or the back of the radiator core.
Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection at
the coolant recovery bottle and radiator. Inspect the
entire system for leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
antifreeze/coolant from the radiator drain cock. If the cap
is sealing properly, the antifreeze/coolant will begin to
drain from the coolant recovery bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE CAP WHEN THE
COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
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Cooling System — Drain, Flush, And Refill
The cooling system should be drained, flushed, and
refilled, at the intervals shown on the Maintenance
Schedule. Refer to Section 8 of this manual.
If the solution is dirty and contains a considerable
amount of sediment, clean and flush with reliable cooling
system cleaner. Follow with a thorough rinsing to remove
all deposits and chemicals. Properly dispose of old
antifreeze/coolant solution.
Discard old antifreeze/coolant solution according to recommended procedure.
Selection Of Engine Coolant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended antifreeze/
coolant. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts in
this section for correct antifreeze/coolant type.
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CAUTION!
• Mixing of antifreeze/coolants other than the specified HOAT antifreeze/coolants, may result in engine damage and may decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT antifreeze/coolant is
introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, it should be replaced with the specified
antifreeze/coolant as soon as possible.
• Do not use plain water alone or alcohol-base
antifreeze/coolant products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may
not be compatible with the antifreeze/coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol based antifreeze/coolants. Use
of Propylene Glycol base antifreeze/coolants is not
recommended.
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Adding Engine Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved antifreeze/
coolant that allows extended maintenance intervals. This
antifreeze/coolant can be used up to 5 Years or 100,000
mi (160 000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing
this extended maintenance period, it is important that
you use the same antifreeze/coolant throughout the life
of your vehicle. Please review these recommendations for
using Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT)
antifreeze/coolant. When adding antifreeze/coolant:
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
solution. The use of lower quality water will reduce
the amount of corrosion protection in the engine
cooling system.
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology).
NOTE: Mixing antifreeze/coolant types will decrease
the life of the antifreeze/coolant and will require more
frequent antifreeze/coolant changes.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to
exceed 70%) if temperatures below -34°F (-37°C) are
anticipated.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of
antifreeze/coolant, and to ensure that antifreeze/coolant
will return to the radiator from the coolant reserve tank.
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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 antifreeze/coolant 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.
Disposal of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol based antifreeze/coolant is a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check with
your local authorities to determine the disposal rules for
your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or
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children, do not store ethylene glycol based antifreeze/
coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child, contact a
physician immediately. Clean up any ground spills immediately.
Engine Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine idling, and warm to normal operating temperature, the level of the antifreeze/coolant in the bottle
should be between the ranges indicated on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
antifreeze/coolant freeze point or replacing antifreeze/
coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as
the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the
coolant bottle need only be checked once a month.
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When additional antifreeze/coolant is needed to maintain the proper level, it should be added to the coolant
bottle. Do not overfill.
Points To Remember
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles of
operation, you may observe vapor coming from the front
of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of
moisture from rain, snow, or high humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the
thermostat opens, allowing hot antifreeze/coolant to
enter the radiator.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
coolant needs to be added, contents of coolant recovery bottle must also be protected against freezing.
• If frequent antifreeze/coolant additions are required,
or if the level in the recovery bottle does not drop
when the engine cools, the cooling system should be
pressure-tested for leaks.
• Maintain antifreeze/coolant concentration at 50%
HOAT antifreeze/coolant (minimum) and distilled
water for proper corrosion protection of your engine
which contains aluminum components.
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Do not overfill the coolant bottle.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean, also.
• Check antifreeze/coolant freeze point in the radiator
and in the coolant recovery bottle. If antifreeze/
• Do not change the thermostat for summer or winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
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ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory cooling performance, poor gas
mileage, and increased emissions.
are present. Components should be replaced immediately if there is any evidence of degradation that could
cause failure.
Hoses and Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
Inspect surfaces of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence
of heat and mechanical damage. Hard or soft spots,
brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, abrasions, and excessive swelling indicate deterioration of the rubber.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule in Section 8 for
suggested service intervals.
Pay particular attention to the hoses nearest to high heat
sources such as the exhaust manifold. Inspect hose routing to be sure hoses do not touch any heat source or
moving component that may cause heat damage or
mechanical wear.
Ensure nylon tubing in these areas has not melted or
collapsed. Inspect all hose connections such as clamps
and couplings to make sure they are secure and no leaks
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly an accident. 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 wouldn’t have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
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Brake and Power Steering System Hoses
When servicing the vehicle for scheduled maintenance,
inspect surface of hoses for evidence of heat and mechanical damage. Hard and brittle rubber, cracking, tears,
cuts, abrasion, and excessive swelling suggest deterioration of the rubber. Particular attention should be made to
examining those hose surfaces nearest to high heat
sources, such as the exhaust manifold.
Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake failure.
You could have an accident. If you see any signs of
cracking, scuffing, or worn spots, have the brake
hoses replaced immediately.
Inspect all hose clamps and couplings to make sure they
are secure and no leaks are present.
Brake Master Cylinder — Brake Fluid Level Check
Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts in this
section for the correct fluid type.
NOTE: Inspection of brake hoses should be done whenever the brake system is serviced and every engine oil
change.
WARNING!
WARNING!
Use of a brake fluid that may have a lower initial
boiling point, or is unidentified as to specification,
may result in sudden brake failure during hard
prolonged braking. You could have an accident.
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Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture.
CAUTION!
Do not allow petroleum base fluid to contaminate the
brake fluid. Seal damage will result.
Automatic Transmission
Selection of Lubricant
It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
transmission to assure optimum transmission performance. Use only manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
in this section for the correct fluid type. It is important
that the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the recommended fluid.
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CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturer’s recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts in this section
for the correct fluid type.
Fluid Level Check — 42RLE
Check the fluid level while the transmission is at normal
operating temperature 180° F (82° C). This occurs after at
least 15 mi (25 km) of driving. At normal operating
temperature the fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.
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To properly check the automatic transmission fluid level,
the following procedure must be used:
1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating
temperature.
2. The vehicle must be on level ground.
3. Fully apply parking brake.
4. Place the gear selector momentarily in each gear
position ending with the lever in PARK.
5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
seated.
6. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
both sides. The fluid level should be between the HOT
(upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operating temperature. Verify that a solid coating of oil is seen
on both sides of the dipstick. If the fluid is low, add as
required into the dipstick tube. Do not overfill. After
adding any quantity of oil through the dipstick tube, wait
a minimum of two minutes for the oil to fully drain into
the transmission before rechecking the fluid level.
NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be
between the two cold (lower) holes on the dipstick with
the fluid at approximately 70° F (21° C) (room temperature). If the fluid level is correctly established at room
temperature, it should be between the HOT (upper)
reference holes when the transmission reaches 180° F (21°
C). Remember it is best to check the level at the normal
operating temperature.
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CAUTION!
Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50° F
(10° C), it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add
fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to
produce an accurate reading.
7. Check for leaks. Release the parking brake.
NOTE: To prevent dirt and water from entering the
transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make
certain that the dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is
normal for the dipstick cap to spring back slightly from
its fully seated positions, as long as its seal remains
engaged in the dipstick tube.
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Special Additives
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid
leaks. In addition, avoid using transmission sealers as
they may adversely affect seals.
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid — Manual Transmission
The clutch hydraulic system is a sealed maintenance free
system. In the event of leakage or other malfunction, the
system must be replaced.
Manual Transmission
Selection of Lubricant
Use only manufacturer’s recommended manual transmission fluid. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts in this section for the correct fluid type.
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Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug. The fluid
level should be between the bottom of the fill hole and a
point not more than 3/16 in (4.76 mm) below the bottom
of the hole.
Transfer Case
Fluid Level Check
The fluid level should be to the bottom edge of the fill
hole (A) when the vehicle is in a level position.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
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 the
lubricant has become contaminated with water. If contaminated with water, the fluid should be changed immediately.
Adding Fluid
Fluid should be added only at filler hole until fluid
begins to run out of the hole.
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Drain
First remove fill plug (B), then drain plug (C). Recommended tightening torque for drain and fill plugs is 15 to
25 ft lbs (20 to 34 N·m).
CAUTION!
When replacing plugs, do not overtighten. You could
damage them and cause them to leak.
Selection of Lubricant
Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer to
Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts in this section for
the correct fluid type.
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Front/Rear Axle Fluid
Fluid Level Check
Lubricant should be at bottom edge of the oil fill hole.
Adding Fluid
Add lubricant only at the fill hole and only to the level
specified above.
Selection of Lubricant
Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer to
Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts in this section for
the correct fluid type.
Maintenance After Off-Road Driving
After extended operation in mud, sand or water, or
similar dirty conditions, have your brake drums, brake
linings, and axle joints inspected and cleaned as soon as
possible. This will prevent any abrasive material from
causing excessive wear or unpredictable braking action.
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Following off-road usage, completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle. Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension and exhaust system for damage. Check
threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on the
chassis, drivetrain components, steering and suspension.
Retighten, if required, to torque values specified in the
Service Manual. Also check for accumulations of vegetation or brush that could become a fire hazard, or conceal
damage to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
propeller shafts. Check air conditioning drain tube on the
lower dash wall in the engine compartment for mud or
debris, and clean as required. A plugged tube will
adversely affect air conditioning performance.
CAUTION!
Under frequent heavy-duty driving conditions,
change all lubricants, and lubricate body components more often than in normal service to prevent
excessive wear.
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
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hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
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• Bird droppings.
Washing
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover to remove.
The most common causes are:
• Use MOPAR威 Cleaner Wax to remove road film,
stains, and to protect your paint finish. Take care never
to scratch the paint.
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near sea-coast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
finish.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which 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.
Special Care
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels and tailgate must be kept
clear and open.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
similar cause which destroys the paint and protective
coating have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
The cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., assure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
installing mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use MOPAR威 Touch-Up Paint on scratches or chips as
soon as possible. Your authorized dealer has touch-up
paint to match the color of your vehicle.
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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, use MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or select a
nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring
pads, steel wool, a bristle brush or metal polishes. Only
MOPAR威 cleaners are recommended. Do not use oven
cleaner. Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic
solutions or harsh brushes that may damage the wheels’
protective finish.
YES Essentials威 Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Equipped
YES Essentials威 seats may be cleaned in the following
manner:
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
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• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or a mild
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain.
Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• Do not use any solvents or protectants on Yes Essentials威 products.
Interior Care
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
carpeting.
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean, then
MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover if absolutely necessary.
Do not use harsh cleaners or Armorall. Use MOPAR威
Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
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WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
CAUTION!
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.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning inside rear windows
equipped with electric defrosters. Do not use scrapers or
other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements.
When cleaning the rearview mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
directly on the mirror.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
rag.
2. Dry with a soft tissue.
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Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage will also weaken the fabric.
If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR威 Total Clean, a
mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
the belts from the vehicle to wash them.
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• Avoid leaving your vehicle unattended with the top
down, as exposure to sun or rain may damage interior
trim.
• Do not use harsh cleaners or bleaching agents on top
material, as damage may result.
• Do not allow any vinyl cleaner to run down and dry
on the paint, leaving a streak.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
• After cleaning your vehicle’s fabric top, always make
sure it is completely dry before lowering.
Appearance Care For Fabric Top Models
• Be especially careful when washing the windows by
following the directions for “Care of Fabric Top Windows.”
CAUTION!
To maintain the appearance of your vehicle’s interior
trim and top, follow these precautions:
WASHING — Use MOPAR威 Car Wash or mild soap
suds, lukewarm water, and a brush with soft bristles. If
extra cleaning is required, use MOPAR威 Convertible
Cloth Top Cleaner or a mild foaming cleaner on the entire
top, but support top from underneath.
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RINSING — Be sure to remove all trace of cleaner by
rinsing the top thoroughly with clean water. Remember
to allow the top to dry before lowering it.
2. When washing, never use hot water or anything
stronger than a mild soap. Never use solvents such as
alcohol or harsh cleaning agents.
Care Of Fabric Top Windows
3. Always rinse thoroughly with cold water, then wipe
with a soft and slightly moist, clean cloth.
CAUTION!
Your vehicle’s fabric top has pliable plastic windows
which can be scratched unless special care is taken by
following these directions:
1. Never use a dry cloth to remove dust. Instead, use a
microfiber towel or soft cotton cloth moistened with
cold or warm, clean water, and wipe across the window,
not up and down. MOPAR威 Jeep Soft Glass Window
Cleaner will safely clean all plastic windows without
scratching. Removes fine scratches to improve visibility
and provide UV protection to help prevent yellowing.
4. When removing frost, snow or ice, never use a scraper
or de-icing chemicals. Use warm water only if you must
clean the window quickly.
5. Debris (sand, mud/dirt, dust, or salt) from off-road
driving will have a major impact on zipper operation.
Even normal on-road driving and vehicle washing will
eventually impact window zipper operation. To maintain
ease of use of the window zippers, each window zipper
should be cleaned and lubricated regularly. Use MOPAR威 Soft Top Zipper Cleaner and Lubricant to ease
zipper operation. Before applying, make sure the zipper
teeth are clear of sand, mud, and other materials. Clean
both sides of the zipper, not just one side. Rinse both
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zipper halves with fresh water and allow to dry. Aggressively work the MOPAR威 Soft Top Zipper Cleaner and
Lubricant into the zipper teeth. If a stuck zipper slide is
experienced, work the MOPAR威 Soft Top Zipper Cleaner
and Lubricant into the zipper slide. Several applications
may be required before the zipper comes free.
6. Never paste stickers, gummed labels or any tape to the
windows. Adhesives are hard to remove and may damage the windows.
FUSES (TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER
MODULE)
The Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) is located
in the engine compartment near the battery. This center
contains cartridge fuses, mini fuses and relays. A label
that identifies each component is printed on the inside of
the cover.
Integrated Power Module (TIPM)
Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
J1
—
J2
30 Amp
Pink
J3
—
Mini
Fuse
Description
—
Transfer Case Module
—
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Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
J4
25 Amp
Natural
J5
25 Amp
Natural
J6
40 Amp
Green
J7
30 Amp
Pink
J8
—
J9
40 Amp
Green
J10
30 Amp
Pink
J11
30 Amp
Pink
Mini
Fuse
Description
Driver Door Node
Passenger Door Node
Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS) Pump Feed/ESP
Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS) Valve Feed/ESP
—
PZEV Sec Motor Feed/
Flex Fuel
Headlamp Wash Relay/
Manifold Tuning Valve
Sway Bar
Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
J13
60 Amp
Yellow
J14
40 Amp
Green
J15
30 Amp
Pink
J17
40 Amp
Green
J18
20 Amp
Yellow
J19
J20
60 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Pink
Mini
Fuse
Description
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) — Main
EBL (Rear Window Defogger)
Rear Blower
Starter Solenoid
Powertrain Control
Module (PCM) Trans
Range
Radiator Fan
Front Wiper LO/HI
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Cavity Cartridge
Mini
Fuse
Fuse
J21
20 Amp
Yellow
J22
—
M1
15 Amp
Blue
M2
M3
M4
M5
M6
M7
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
—
—
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Front/Rear Washer
Spare
Center High-Mounted
Stop Light (CHMSL)/
Switch Stop Lamp Feed
Relay Trailer Lighting
(Stop)
Frt/Rear Axle Locker
Relay
—
—
Power Outlet #1/Rain
Sensor
Power Outlet #2
(BATT/ACC SELECT)
Cavity Cartridge
Mini
Fuse
Fuse
M8
20 Amp
Yellow
M9
20 Amp
Yellow
M10
20 Amp
Yellow
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Description
Front Heated Seat
Rear Heated Seat (If
Equipped)
Ignition Off Draw —
Vehicle Entertainment
System (IOD-VES), Satellite Digital Audio Receiver (SDARS), DVD,
Hands-Free Module
(HFM), RADIO, Antenna (ANT), Universal
Garage Door Opener
(UGDO), Vanity Lamp
(VANITY LP)
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Cavity Cartridge
Mini
Description
Fuse
Fuse
M11
10 Amp (Ignition Off Draw)
Red
IOD-HVAC/ATC, MW
SENSR, Underhood
Lamp (UH LMP)
M12
30 Amp Amplifier (AMP)
Green
M13
20 Amp Ignition Off Draw—
Yellow Cabin Compartment
Node (IOD-CCN),
Wireless Control Module (WCM), SIREN,
Multifunction Control
Switch (MULTIFCTN
SW)
M14
20 Amp Trailer Tow (Export
Yellow Only)
Cavity Cartridge
Mini
Description
Fuse
Fuse
M15
20 Amp COL MOD, IR SNS,
Yellow Heater Ventilation, Air
Conditioning/
Automatic Temperature
Control (HVAC/ATC),
Rear View Mirror (RR
VW MIR), Cabin Compartment Node (CCN),
Transfer Case Switch
(T-CASE SW), RUN/ST,
Multi-Function Control
Switch (MULTIFTCN
SW), Tire Pressure
Monitor (TPM), Glow
Plug Module (GLW
PLG MOD) — Export
Diesel Only
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Cavity Cartridge
Mini
Fuse
Fuse
M16
10 Amp
Red
M17
15 Amp
Blue
M18
15 Amp
Blue
M19
25 Amp
Natural
15 Amp
Blue
M20
M21
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
Left Tail/License/Park
Lamp (LT-TAIL/LIC/
PRK LMP)
Right Tail/Park/Run
Lamp (RT-TAIL/PRK/
RUN LMP)
Auto Shut Down (ASD
#1 and #2)
Cabin Compartment
Node Interior Light
(CCN INT LIGHT),
Switch Bank (SW
BANK)
Auto Shut Down (ASD
#3)
Cavity Cartridge
Mini
Fuse
Fuse
M22
10 Amp
Red
M23
10 Amp
Red
M24
25 Amp
Natural
M25
20 Amp
Yellow
M26
M27
M28
M29
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Right Horn (RT HORN
(HI/LOW)
Left Horn (LT HORN
(HI/LOW)
Rear Wiper (REAR
WIPER)
Fuel Pump (FUEL
PUMP), Diesel Lift
Pump (DSL LIFT
PUMP) — Export Only
—
—
10 Amp Ignition Switch Feed,
Red
Wireless Module
10 Amp PCM Feed/TCM
Red
—
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Cavity Cartridge
Mini
Fuse
Fuse
M30
15 Amp
Blue
M31
20 Amp
Yellow
M32
10 Amp
Red
M33
M34
Description
Wiper Motor Frt, J1962
Diagnostic Feed
Backup Lamps (B/U
LAMPS)
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC), TT
EUROPE
10 Amp Next Generation ConRed
troller (NGC), Global
Powertrain Engine
Controller (GPEC)
10 Amp Park Assist (PRK ASST),
Heater Ventilation, Air
Red
Conditioning Module
(HVAC MOD), Headlamp
Wash (HDLP WASH),
Compass (COMPAS)
Cavity Cartridge
Mini
Fuse
Fuse
M35
10 Amp
Red
M36
20 Amp
Yellow
M37
10 Amp
Red
M38
Description
Heated Mirrors
Power Outlet
Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Stop
Lamp Switch (STP LP
SW), Fuel Pump Rly Hi
Control
25 Amp Lock/Unlock Motors
Natural (LOCK/UNLOCK
MTRS)
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CAUTION!
• When installing the Integrated Power Module
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so
may allow water to get into the Integrated Power
Module, and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to
use only a fuse having the correct amperage rating.
The use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated
may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it
indicates a problem in the circuit that must be
corrected.
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VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21
days you may want to take steps to protect your battery.
You may:
• Remove Cartridge fuse #15 in the Power Distribution
Center labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD).
• Store the removed IOD fuse in the Power Distribution
Center location #11 labeled “IOD Storage.”
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
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REPLACEMENT BULBS — IF EQUIPPED
Interior Lights
Bulb Type
Auto. Trans. Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 658
Courtesy Lights, Under Dash (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 906
Heater Control Lights (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Rocker Switch Indicator Light (Rear Window
Defogger, and Rear Wash/Wipe). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . **
Soundbar Dome Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 912
** Bulbs only available from authorized dealer.
Exterior Lights
Bulb Type
Backup Lights (2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Center High-Mounted Stop Light (1) . . . . . . . . . L.E.D.
Fog Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145
Front Park/Turn Lights (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Front Side Marker Lights (2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Headlights (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H13
Stop/Tail/Turn Lights (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Underhood Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561
License Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
NOTE: Numbers refer to commercial bulb types that
can be purchased from your local authorized dealer.
If a bulb needs to be replaced, visit your authorized
dealer or refer to the applicable Service Manual.
BULB REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
accelerate the clearing process.
Head Light
1. Open hood and support using prop rod.
2. Remove the front grille. Turn the retainers along the
top 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove.
3. Pull the bottom of the grille away starting at one side
and working toward the other.
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4. Turn both park and turn signal socket assemblies 1/4
turn counterclockwise and remove.
5. Remove the four screws holding the metal retaining
ring.
6. Remove the lamp from the collar.
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CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
7. Grasp the bulb and turn 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
8. Pull the bulb from the housing.
9. Push connector locking tab to the unlock position.
12. Reinstall bulb housing. Rotate the bulb 1/4 turn
clockwise.
10. Remove connector from bulb.
Front Park/Turn Signal
11. Push connector onto new bulb base, and push the
connector locking tab to the lock position.
1. Remove the front grille. Turn the retainers along the
top 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove.
2. Pull the bottom of the grille away starting at one side
and working toward the other.
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3. Turn the socket assembly 1/4 turn counterclockwise
and remove from housing. Pull the bulb straight from the
socket to replace.
Front Side Marker
1. Reach under the front fender flare and locate the front
side marker socket.
2. Turn the socket assembly counterclockwise 1/3 turn
and remove it from the housing. Pull the bulb straight
from the socket to replace.
Front Fog Light
1. Locate the front fog lamp in the front fascia, and
disconnect the electrical connector from underneath.
2. Turn the bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Backup Lights
1. Remove the two inboard screws attaching the tail light
housing to the body. DO NOT REMOVE THE OUTER
SCREWS AT ANY TIME.
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4. Pull the bulb straight from the socket to replace.
Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
The stop lamp is mounted on a bracket that extends
upward from the tailgate behind the spare tire. If service
is needed, obtain the LED/Cover Assembly from your
local authorized dealer.
1. Remove the spare tire.
2. Remove the four screws holding the lens/cover in
place on the spare tire carrier.
2. Separate the housing from the body by pushing the
lamp inboard while pulling the lamp away from the
body.
3. Rotate the appropriate socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise, then remove it from the housing.
3. Disconnect the wire harness from the back of the LED
cover.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate) — 2–Door Models
Fuel (Approximate) — 4–Door Models
Engine Oil with Filter
3.8 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified Engine Oil)
Cooling System *
3.8 Liter Engine (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 5 Year/
100,000 Mile Formula)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
U.S.
18.5 Gallons
22.5 Gallons
Metric
70 Liters
85 Liters
6 Quarts
5.7 Liters
13 Quarts
12 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Spark Plugs (3.8L Engine)
Oil Filter (3.8L Engine)
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid
Organic Additive Technology)
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap
for correct SAE grade.
RE14PLP5 (Gap 0.050 in [1.27 mm])
MOPAR威 Oil Filter (P/N 04105409AC)
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Manual Transmission
Transfer Case
Axle Differential (Front)
Axle Differential (Rear)
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
MOPAR威 Manual Transmission Lubricant or equivalent (meeting the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-9224)
MOPAR威 ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent.
MOPAR威 Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 80W-90) (API GL-5) or equivalent.
198 RBI (Model 35) and 226 RBI (Model 44) - MOPAR威 Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 80W-90) (API GL-5) or equivalent. For trailer towing, use MOPAR威
Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 75W-140) or equivalent. Models
equipped with Trac-Lok™ require an additive.
MOPAR威 DOT 3 Brake Fluid, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE
J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
MOPAR威 ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
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䡵 Emissions Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . 428
䡵 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . 431
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EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in bold type
must be done at the times or mileages specified to ensure
the continued proper functioning of the emission control
system. These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent mainS tenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
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NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emissions control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
individual using any automotive part that has been
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or, in the State of California, California Air Resources Board regulations.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles “CHANgE OIL” will
flash in the instrument cluster odometer and a single
chime will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Based on engine operation conditions the oil change
indicator message will illuminate, this means that service
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
as soon as possible, within the next 500 mi (805 km).
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicles oil
if it has been 6 months since your last oil change even
if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated.
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exceed 6,000 mi (10,000 km) or 6 months, whichever
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Once a Month
Your dealer will reset the oil change indicator message
after completing the scheduled oil change. If this scheduled oil change is performed by someone other than your
dealer the message can be reset by referring to the steps
described under “Odometer/Trip Odometer” in the “Instrument Cluster Description” section of this manual.
• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
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At Each Stop for Fuel
• Check the engine oil level about 5 minutes after a fully
warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level while
the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when the
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• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
• Check the manual transmission fluid level.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
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Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Maintenance Items
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty
or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner
filter, replace if necessary.
Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
Replace the air conditioning filter.
Inspect the front & rear axle fluid, change if using
your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent
trailer towing.
Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at
12,000 mi (20 000 km) or 12 months.
Inspect exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at
12,000 mi (20 000 km) or 12 months.
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vehicle for any of the following: trailer towing, snow
plowing, heavy loading, taxi, police, delivery service
(commercial service), off-road, desert operation or
more then 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
Inspect the transfer case fluid.
Change the automatic transmission fluid and main
sump filter if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet or frequent trailer towing.
Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Miles
Kilometers
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Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Maintenance Items
Change the transfer case fluid if using your vehicle for
any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
Flush and replace the engine coolant.
Replace the ignition cables.
Replace the spark plugs.
Change the automatic transmission fluid, and filter(s).
Replace accessory drive belt(s).
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CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
䡵 Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) . . . . . 440
䡵 If You Need Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
▫ DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation
Customer Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
▫ DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
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䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
If you’re 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
current problem.
Prepare A List
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
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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 NEED ASSISTANCE
The manufacturer and its authorized dealers are vitally
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
with our products and services.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
We strongly recommend that you take your vehicle to
your authorized selling dealer. They know you and your
vehicle best, and are most concerned that you get prompt
and high quality service. The manufacturer’s authorized
dealers have the facilities, factory-trained technicians,
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special tools, and the latest information to ensure your
vehicle is fixed correctly and in a timely manner.
This is why you should always talk to your authorized
dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with this process.
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the authorized dealership. They want to know if you need assistance.
• If your authorized dealership is unable to resolve the
concern, you may contact the Manufacturer’s Customer Center.
Any communication to the Manufacturer’s Customer
Center should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Authorized dealership name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer
Center
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: (800) 992-1997
DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: (800) 465–2001
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico City: 5081-4568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
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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.
Service Contract
You may have purchased a service contract for your
vehicle to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected repairs after your 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 your vehicle delivery
date. If you have any questions about your service
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contract, call the manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800-521-9922.
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 your manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer
to your contract documents, and contact the person listed
in those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased your vehicle. Your authorized
dealer has also made a major investment in facilities,
tools, and training to assure that you are absolutely
delighted with your ownership experience. You’ll be
pleased with their sincere efforts to resolve any warranty
issues or related concerns.
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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 (U.S. Vehicles Only)
See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and
provisions of DaimlerChrysler’s warranties applicable to
this vehicle.
MOPAR姞 PARTS
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from your authorized dealer. They will help
you keep your vehicle operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
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To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information
about
motor
vehicle
safety
from
http://
www.safercar.gov.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should write to:
Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations
and Recalls, 2780 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1B
3V9.
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PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
• Service Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the
information that students and professional technicians
need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
maintaining, servicing, and repairing DaimlerChrysler
Corporation vehicles. A complete working knowledge
of the vehicle, system, and/or components is written
in straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
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• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
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-bystep troubleshooting and drivability procedures,
proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools
and equipment.
• Owner’s Manuals
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to
acquaint you with specific DaimlerChrysler
Corporation vehicles. Included are starting, operating,
emergency and maintenance procedures as well as
specifications, capabilities and safety tips.
Call toll free at:
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.daimlerchrysler.com
• www.daimlerchrysler.ca/manuals
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.
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All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
requirements in addition to these grades.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear 1-1/2 times as
well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The
relative performance of tires depends upon the actual
conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits,
service practices, and differences in road characteristics
and climate.
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Traction Grades
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
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Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . 208,309
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 389
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261,264
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,208
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 105,309
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . 18
Audio Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . 116
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
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Axle Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290,291
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 24
Belts, Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Brake Assist Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105,309
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 75
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Caution, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
CD (Compact Disc) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
CD (Compact Disc) Player Maintenance . . . . . . . . 258
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,250,251,258
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
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Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213,380
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,63,69,72
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,69
Child Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224,236,251
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Converter, Catalytic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . 395,424
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Crankcase Emission Control System . . . . . . . . . . 388
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
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Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260,262
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Disposal
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Used Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,32
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Drive Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Driver’s Seat Back Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Off-Pavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
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Dual Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet)
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . .
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . .
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . .
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light
Emergency Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency, In Case of
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Coolant Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . .
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Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 380,428
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,339
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336,424
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383,424
Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 59
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,339
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Extender, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Exterior Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Fabric Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409,411
Fabric Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Engine Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
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Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207,421,422
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Fluid Level Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 425
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99,422
Fold and Tumble Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Folding Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
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Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Four Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Front Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338,341
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340,380
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
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Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276,281
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,335
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342,345
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342,345
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Hands-Free Phone (UConnect™)
Hard Drive (HDD) . . . . . . . . . .
Hard Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hard Top, Modular . . . . . . . . .
Hard Top Removal . . . . . . . . . .
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Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Headlights
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Dimmer Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399,400
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Ignition
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366,368,369
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
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Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Key, Programming . . . . .
Key, Replacement . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
Key-In Reminder . . . . . .
Keyless Entry System . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Lap Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) . . . . . 68,69
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,208
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Anti-Lock Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
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Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115,214
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Check Engine (Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . 213
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115,213,214
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . . . . . 214
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99,422
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Low Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99,207,421,422
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 206
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
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Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Locking Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290,291
Locks
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,32
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,69
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 213,380
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275,403
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
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Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Modular Hard Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382,440
MP3 Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Navigation Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
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Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210,211
Off-Pavement Driving (Off-Road) . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Off-Road Driving (Off-Pavement) . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384,424
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384,424
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379,380
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . 441
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Paint Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
PCV Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,250,251
Phone, Hands-Free (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . 85,250,251
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 318
Polishing and Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Port
Universal Serial Bus (USB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Power
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311,391
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Programming Transmitters
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Radio, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251,258
Radio, Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250,251,253
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Rear Swing Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
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Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . 360
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . 361
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Release, Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Remote Control
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
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Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,67
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250,251,253
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 47
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,72
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Fold and Tumble Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91,92
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Security Against Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
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Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224,236,251
Shift Lock Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99,207,421,422
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141,168
Sound Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
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Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311,391
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118,419
Storage, Behind the Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
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Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266,419
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Sunrider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161,164
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 51
Sway Bar Disconnect, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Swing Gate, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
System, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 209
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Theft System Arming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Theft System Disarming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Tip Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . 317,318
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321,442
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366,369
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317,318
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
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Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344,374
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Trac-Lok Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Traction Control Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336,348
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
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Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Four-Wheel-Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401,403
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Range Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Transmitter Programming
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
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Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99,207,421,422
UConnect™ (Hands-Free Phone)
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . .
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port .
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. . 250
. . 409
. . 250
Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318,342
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266,419
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Warning Lights
(Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Warning, Roll Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Washer, Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Waxing and Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Wheel Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Windshield, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
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Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,393
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Wiper, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
YES Essentials威 Fabric Cleaning Procedure . . . . . . 409
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INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION ROLLOVER WARNING HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD
ABOUT YOUR KEYS Ignition Key RemovalKey-In-Ignition ReminderSTEERING WHEEL LOCK To Manually Lock the Steering WheelTo Release the Steering Wheel LockSENTRY KEY Replacement KeysCustomer Key ProgrammingGeneral InformationSECURITY ALARM
SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED To Set the AlarmTo Disarm the SystemILLUMINATED ENTRY REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY - IF EQUIPPED To Unlock the Doors and Swing GateTo Lock the Doors and Swing GateUsing The Panic AlarmTo Turn Off Flash Lights With Lock
Programming Additional TransmittersGeneral InformationBattery ReplacementREMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED DOORS Upper Half Door Window Removal (If Equipped)Upper Half Door Window Installation (If Equipped)Front Door RemovalRear Door Removal
(Four-Door Models)DOOR LOCKS Manual Door LocksPower Door Locks - If EquippedAutomatic Unlock Doors On ExitAutomatic Door LocksWINDOWS Power Windows - If EquippedRear Power Windows (Four-Door Models Only)Wind BuffetingREAR SWING GATE
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS Lap/Shoulder BeltsRear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor Lock-Out (Four-Door Models Only)Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt AnchorageSeat Belt PretensionersEnhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)Seat Belts And Pregnant
WomenSeat Belt ExtenderDriver And Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Child RestraintENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS SAFETY TIPS Exhaust GasSafety Checks You Should Make Inside The VehicleSafety Checks You Should Make
Outside The VehicleUNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE MIRRORS Inside Day/Night MirrorOutside MirrorsHANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) SEATS Front Seat AdjustmentManual Seat Height Adjustment - If EquippedFront Seatback
ReclineFront Easy Entry Seats (Two-Door Models)Head RestraintsFold And Tumble Rear Seat (Two-Door Models)Removing the Rear Seat (Two-Door Models)Replacing the Rear Seat (Two-Door Models)60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat (Four-Door Models)To Raise the Rear
SeatTO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD LIGHTS Interior LightsMultifunction Control LeverParking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights, and HeadlightsLights-On ReminderHeadlight Dimmer SwitchPassing LightFront Fog Lights - If EquippedTurn SignalsDaytime Running Lights
- If EquippedWINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS Intermittent Wiper SystemWindshield Wiper OperationWindshield WashersMist FeatureTILT STEERING COLUMN ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED To ActivateTo Set At A Desired SpeedTo Deactivate
To Resume SpeedTo Vary The Speed SettingManual TransmissionTo Accelerate For PassingELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)TCS (Traction Control System)BAS (Brake Assist System)ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)ESP (Electronic
Stability Program)ESP/BAS Warning LightELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET Electrical Outlet Use With Engine OffCUPHOLDERS Front CupholdersRear CupholdersSTORAGE Console Storage CompartmentRear Storage CompartmentDUAL TOP - IF EQUIPPED Removing
The Soft TopInstalling the Soft TopFREEDOM TOP THREE-PIECE MODULAR HARD TOP Front Panel(s) RemovalFront Panel(s) InstallationFront Panel(s) Installation Only (With Rear Hard Top Removed)Rear Hard Top RemovalRear Hard Top InstallationDOOR FRAME
Door Frame Removal (Two-Door Models)Door Frame Installation (Two-Door Models)Door Frame Removal (Four-Door Models)Door Frame Installation (Four-Door Models)SOFT TOP (TWO-DOOR MODELS) Folding Down The Soft Top Putting Up The Soft Top SUNRIDER
(TWO-DOOR MODELS) - IF EQUIPPED SUNRIDER (FOUR-DOOR MODELS) - IF EQUIPPED SOFT TOP (FOUR-DOOR MODELS) Folding Down The Soft Top Putting Up The Soft Top FOLDING WINDSHIELD Lowering The Windshield And Removing Side BarsRaising
The Windshield And Replacing Side BarsREAR WINDOW FEATURES - HARD TOP ONLY Rear Window Wiper/Washer - If EquippedRear Window Defroster - If EquippedUNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION COMPASS AND TRIP COMPUTER - IF EQUIPPED Control ButtonsTrip ConditionsCompass Temperature DisplayRADIO GENERAL INFORMATION Radio Broadcast SignalsTwo Types of SignalsElectrical
DisturbancesAM ReceptionFM ReceptionSALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) Operating Instructions - Radio ModeOperation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio PlayNotes On Playing MP3 FilesLIST Button (CD
Mode for MP3 Play)INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK) Operating Instructions - Radio ModeOperation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio
Play, DVD-VIDEO)Notes On Playing MP3/WMA FilesLIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)SALES CODE RER - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED Operating Instructions - Satellite RadioOperating Instructions Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)Clock Setting ProcedureSATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES RADIOS ONLY) System ActivationElectronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)Selecting Satellite ModeSatellite
AntennaReception QualityOperating Instructions - Satellite ModeOperating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR
PHONES CLIMATE CONTROLS Manual Heater OnlyManual Air Conditioning and Heating System - If EquippedAir ConditioningOperating TipsSTARTING AND OPERATING STARTING PROCEDURES Manual TransmissionAutomatic TransmissionNormal StartingExtreme
Cold Weather (below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)If Engine Fails to StartAfter StartingENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED MANUAL TRANSMISSION ShiftingDownshiftingReverse ShiftingAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Shift Lock Manual Override
Brake/Transmission Interlock SystemAutomatic Transmission with OverdriveFOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION (COMMAND-TRAC OR ROCK-TRAC) - IF EQUIPPED Operating Instructions/PrecautionsShift PositionsShifting ProcedureTRAC-LOK REAR AXLE - IF
EQUIPPED AXLE LOCK (TRU-LOK) - RUBICON MODELS REAR AXLE LOCK - 4WD NON-RUBICON MODELS (IF EQUIPPED) ELECTRONIC SWAY BAR DISCONNECT - IF EQUIPPED ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS Side Step Removal - If
EquippedThe Basics of Off-Road DrivingWhen To Use 4L (Low) RangeSimultaneous Brake And Throttle OperationDriving In Snow, Mud and SandCrossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High Points)Hill ClimbingDriving Through WaterAfter Driving Off-RoadPARKING BRAKE
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM POWER STEERING TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Tire Markings Tire Identification Number (TIN)Tire Loading and Tire PressureTIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION Tire PressureTire Inflation Pressures Tire Pressures for High-Speed Operation
Radial-Ply TiresTire SpinningTread Wear IndicatorsLife of TireReplacement TiresAlignment and BalanceTIRE CHAINS TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) Base SystemGeneral InformationFUEL REQUIREMENTS
Reformulated GasolineGasoline/Oxygenate BlendsMMT In GasolineMaterials Added To FuelFuel System CautionsCarbon Monoxide WarningsADDING FUEL Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)VEHICLE LOADING Certification LabelTRAILER TOWING Common Towing Definitions
Trailer Hitch ClassificationTrailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)Trailer and Trailer Tongue WeightTowing RequirementsTowing TipsRECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) Towing - 2WD ModelsTowing - 4WD ModelsWHAT TO DO
IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING Jack LocationSpare Tire StowagePreparations For JackingJacking Instructions JUMP STARTING EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED TOWING
A DISABLED VEHICLE MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.8L ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II Loose Fuel Filler Cap MessageEMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS REPLACEMENT PARTS AUTHORIZED
DEALER SERVICE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Engine OilDrive Belts - Check Condition and TensionSpark PlugsCatalytic ConverterCrankcase Emission Control SystemFuel FilterEngine Air Cleaner FilterMaintenance-Free BatteryAir Conditioner MaintenancePower
Steering Fluid CheckDriveline And Steering Component LubricationBody LubricationWindshield Wiper BladesWindshield And Rear Window WashersExhaust SystemCooling SystemHoses and Vacuum/Vapor HarnessesBrake SystemAutomatic TransmissionHydraulic Clutch
Fluid - Manual TransmissionManual TransmissionTransfer CaseFront/Rear Axle FluidMaintenance After Off-Road DrivingAppearance Care And Protection From CorrosionFUSES (TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER MODULE) VEHICLE STORAGE REPLACEMENT BULBS
- IF EQUIPPED BULB REPLACEMENT Head LightFront Park/Turn SignalFront Side MarkerFront Fog LightRear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Backup LightsCenter High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)FLUID CAPACITIES FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS Engine
ChassisMAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Required Maintenance IntervalsIF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE Prepare
For The AppointmentPrepare A ListBe Reasonable With RequestsIF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer CenterDaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer CenterIn Mexico contactCustomer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired
(TDD/TTY)Service ContractWARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only) MOPAR PARTS REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS In The 50 United States And Washington, D.CIn CanadaPUBLICATION ORDER FORMS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES TreadwearTraction GradesTemperature GradesINDEX
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2008 Wrangler
2008
OWNER’ S MANUAL
81-326-0855
Second Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
Wrangler
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