2017 Jeep MP Compass Next Gen Owner`s Manual

2017 Jeep MP Compass Next Gen Owner`s Manual
2017 Compass
STICK WITH THE SPECIALISTS®
2017
17MP49-126-AB
©2016 FCA US LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.
OWNER’S MANUAL
Second Edition
Printed in the U.S.A.
Compass
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name FCA
US LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name FCA
Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated nondrinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer
available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that are not on this vehicle.
FCA US LLC reserves the right to make changes in design
and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation
upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident.
Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are
slower, and your judgment is impaired when you
have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2016 FCA US LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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GRAPHICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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SAFETY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
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SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
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MULTIMEDIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
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CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
䡵 ROLLOVER WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . . .7
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
▫ Essential Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
▫ Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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INTRODUCTION
ROLLOVER WARNING
Congratulations on selecting your new FCA US LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision workmanship,
distinctive styling, and high quality.
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate
than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher
ground clearance and a higher center of gravity than many
passenger vehicles. It is capable of performing better in a
wide variety of off-road applications. Driven in an unsafe
manner, all vehicles can go out of control. Because of the
higher center of gravity, if this vehicle is out of control it
may roll over while some other vehicles may not.
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you
with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. It is
supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to read
these publications carefully. Following the instructions and
recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and
enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it should
be stored in the vehicle for convenient referencing and
remain with the vehicle when sold.
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your Jeep® vehicle best, has factory-trained
technicians and genuine MOPAR® parts, and cares about
your satisfaction.
Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt maneuvers, or other
unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result in a
collision, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal injury.
Drive carefully.
INTRODUCTION
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Essential Information
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the items
of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
Rollover Warning Label
Failure to use the 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 seat
belt. Always buckle up.
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Symbols
Consult the following table for a description of the symbols
that may be used on your vehicle or throughout this
Owner’s Manual:
INTRODUCTION
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or bodily
injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that
could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read
this entire Owner’s Manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may
lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or death.
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GRAPHICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS
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CONTENTS
䡵 FRONT VIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
䡵 REAR VIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
䡵 INTERIOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
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FRONT VIEW
Front View
1 — Hood/Engine Compartment
2 — Headlights
3 — Windshield
4 — Tire/Wheel
5 — Exterior Mirrors
6 — Doors
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REAR VIEW
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Rear View
1 — Rear Lights
2 — Rear Windshield Wiper
3 — Liftgate
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Instrument Panel
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2
3
4
— Headlight Switch
— Air Vents
— Multifunction Lever
— Steering Wheel
5 — Instrument Cluster
6 — Windshield Wiper Lever
7 — Glove Compartment
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INTERIOR
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Interior Features
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4
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Power Window Switches
Seats
Select Terrain Mode Knob — If Equipped
Transmission Gear Selector (Automatic/Manual Options)
5 — Climate Controls
6 — Switch Panel
7 — Uconnect Radio
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
䡵 IGNITION SWITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ Keyless Go — Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ Vehicle On Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . . .26
▫ How To Use Remote Start — If Equipped . . . . . .27
▫ Remote Start Abort Message On The Instrument
Cluster Display — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Remote Start Windshield Wiper De–Icer Activation
— If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
䡵 SENTRY KEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED . . .31
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ To Enter Remote Start Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped . . .29
䡵 DOORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
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▫ Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Manual Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ Front Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat With Fold-Flat
Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
䡵 HEAD RESTRAINTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Front Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Rear Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
䡵 STEERING WHEEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Heated Steering Wheel — If Equipped . . . . . . . .46
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped . . . . . .47
▫ Electrochromic Mirror — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .47
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
䡵 EXTERIOR LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped . .52
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
▫ Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .54
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
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▫ Battery Saver Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Auto-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection . . . .75
䡵 INTERIOR LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Reset Auto-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
▫ Instrument Panel Dimmer Control . . . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Window Lockout Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Ambient Light Control — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . . . .58
䡵 POWER SUNROOF WITH POWER SHADE — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Windshield Wiper De-Icer — If Equipped . . . . . .60
▫ Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
▫ Climate Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . .78
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . .78
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
▫ Opening Power Shade — Express . . . . . . . . . . . .79
▫ Opening Power Shade — Manual Mode . . . . . . .79
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
▫ Closing Power Shade — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
▫ Closing Power Shade — Manual Mode . . . . . . . .79
▫ Power Window Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Auto-Down Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
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▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Cargo Area Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
䡵 HOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
䡵 INTERNAL EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
▫ Opening The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
▫ Closing The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
▫ Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
䡵 LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
▫ Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
▫ Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
▫ Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ Closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
䡵 ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .93
▫ Power Liftgate — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
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KEYS
Overview
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. The ignition
system consists of a key fob with Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) and a START/STOP push button ignition system.
The Remote Keyless Entry system consists of a key fob and
Keyless Go feature if equipped.
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NOTE: The key fob may not be found if it is located next to
a mobile phone, laptop or other electronic device; these
devices may block the key fob’s wireless signal.
Key Fob
Key Fob
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a key fob and a Keyless Push Button Ignition.
The key fob also includes an emergency key, which stores
in the rear of the key fob.
NOTE: The key fob may not be found if it is located next
to a mobile phone, laptop or other electronic device; these
devices may block the key fob’s wireless signal.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle should
the battery in the vehicle or the key fob go dead. The
emergency key is also for locking the glove compartment.
You can keep the emergency key with you when valet
parking.
The key fob allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m)
using a handheld key fob. The key fob does not need to be
pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
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To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch at
the top of the key fob sideways with your thumb and then
pull the key out with your other hand.
All doors can be programmed to unlock on the first push of
the unlock button. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
The turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock
signal. The illuminated entry system will be activated.
1st Push Of Key Fob Unlock Button
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first push of the unlock
button on the key fob. To change the current setting, refer
to “Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
Emergency Key Removal
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
Push and release the unlock button on the key fob once to
unlock the driver’s door or twice within five seconds to
unlock all doors and the liftgate.
Push and release the lock button on the key fob to lock all
doors and liftgate.
The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to
acknowledge the signal. Refer to “Uconnect Settings”
located in “Multimedia” for further programmable information.
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Replacing The Battery In The Key With Remote Control
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
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• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate for
further information.
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch on the back of the key fob sideways with your
thumb and pull the emergency key out with your other
hand.
Emergency Key Removal
1 — Emergency Key Release Button
2 — Emergency Key
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2. Separate the key fob halves using the tip of the emergency key, a #2 flat blade screwdriver, or a coin and
gently pry the two halves of the key fob apart. Make
sure not to damage the seal during removal.
Separating Case With A Coin
Emergency Key Removal
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Programming Additional Key Fobs
Programming the key fob may be performed by your
authorized dealer.
Request For Additional Key Fobs
NOTE: Only key fobs that are programmed to the vehicle
electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
Once a key fob is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot be
programmed to any other vehicle.
WARNING!
Key Fob Battery Replacement
3. Remove the battery by turning the back cover over
(battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a
solid surface such as a table or similar and replace the
battery. When replacing the battery, match the + sign on
the battery to the + sign on the inside of the battery clip,
located on the back cover. Avoid touching the new
battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery
deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
4. To assemble the key fob case, snap the two halves
together.
• Always remove the key fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Go — Ignition,
always remember to place the ignition in the OFF
mode.
Duplication of key fobs may be performed at your authorized dealer. This procedure consists of programming a
blank key fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank key fob is
one that has never been programmed.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer System
serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to your authorized dealer.
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IGNITION SWITCH
Keyless Go — Ignition
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition with
the push of a button as long as the key fob is in the
passenger compartment.
The START/STOP push button ignition has three operating
modes. The three modes are OFF, ON/RUN, and START.
NOTE: If the ignition state/mode does not change with the
push of a button, the key fob may have a low or dead
battery. In this situation, a back up method can be used to
operate the ignition switch. Put the nose side (side opposite
of the emergency key) of the key fob against the ENGINE
START/STOP button and push to operate the ignition.
START/STOP Ignition Button
The push button ignition can be placed in the following
modes:
OFF
• The engine is stopped.
• Some electrical devices (e.g. Central locking, alarm, etc.)
are still available.
ON/RUN
• Driving mode.
• All the electrical devices are available.
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START
CAUTION!
• Start the engine.
NOTE: The vehicle will not start if the key fob is located
inside the cargo area and the liftgate is opened.
WARNING!
• When exiting the vehicle, always remove the key fob
from the vehicle and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others
could be seriously or fatally injured. Children
should be warned not to touch the parking brake,
brake pedal or the gear selector.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in
a location accessible to children, and do not leave the
ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Go in
the ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power
windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation for thieves. Always remove key fob from the vehicle and lock all
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
NOTE: For further information, refer to ⬙Starting The
Engine⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating.⬙
Vehicle On Message
When opening the driver’s door and the ignition is in
ON/RUN (engine not running) mode, a chime will sound
to remind you to place the ignition in the OFF mode. In
addition to the chime, the Vehicle On message will display
in the cluster.
NOTE: The power window switches and power sunroof (if
equipped) will remain active for three minutes after the
ignition is cycled to the OFF mode. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature. The time for this feature is
programmable.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Before exiting a vehicle, always shift the automatic
transmission into PARK, apply the parking brake,
place the engine in the OFF position, remove the key
fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle. Always
make sure the keyless ignition is in “OFF” position,
remove the key fob from the vehicle and lock the
vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others
could be seriously or fatally injured. Children
should be warned not to touch the parking brake,
brake pedal or the gear selector.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in
a location accessible to children, and do not leave the
ignition in the ON/RUN mode. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation for thieves. Always remove key fob from the vehicle and lock all
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the key fob to start the engine
conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 328ft (100m).
NOTE:
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• Obstructions between the vehicle and key fob may
reduce this range.
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How To Use Remote Start — If Equipped
• Push remote start button on the key fob twice
within five seconds. Pushing the remote start
button a third time shuts the engine off.
• Check engine light shall not be present
• PANIC button not pushed
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Vehicle alarm system indicator flashing
• To drive the vehicle, push unlock button, insert the key
in the ignition and turn to the ON/RUN position.
• Ignition in STOP/OFF position
• With remote start, the engine will only run for 15
minutes (timeout) unless the ignition key is placed in the
ON/RUN position.
• Vehicle Security Alarm is not signaling an intrusion
• The vehicle must be started with the key after two
consecutive timeouts.
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Gear selector in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Liftgate closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pushed)
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• Fuel level meets minimum requirement
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury
or death when inhaled.
• Keep key fobs away from children. Operation of the
Remote Start System, windows, door locks or other
controls could cause serious injury or death.
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Remote Start Abort Message On The Instrument
Cluster Display — If Equipped
The following messages will display in the instrument
cluster display if the vehicle fails to remote start or exits
remote start prematurely:
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Open
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Open
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Aborted — Liftgate Open
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
• Remote Start Aborted — Too Cold
• Remote Start Aborted — Time Expired
The message will stay active until the ignition is turned to
the ON/RUN position.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Push and release the remote start button on the key fob
twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, the
parking lights will flash, and the horn will chirp twice (if
programmed). Then, the engine will start, and the vehicle
will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.
NOTE:
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is in the
Remote Start mode.
• The engine can be started two consecutive times with
the key fob. However, the ignition must be cycled by
pushing the START/STOP button twice (or the ignition
switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN position) before
you can repeat the start sequence for a third cycle.
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle
Push and release the remote start button one time or allow
the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system will
disable with a one time push of the remote start button for
two seconds after receiving a valid remote start request.
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To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
Before the end of 15-minute cycle, push and release the
unlock button on the key fob to unlock the doors and
disarm the vehicle security alarm (if equipped). Then, prior
to the end of the 15-minute cycle, push and release the
START/STOP button. If the START/STOP button is not
present, insert the key fob into the ignition switch and turn
the switch to the ON/RUN position.
When remote start is activated, the heated steering wheel
and driver heated seat features will automatically turn on
in cold weather. In warm weather, the driver vented seat
feature will automatically turn on when the remote start is
activated. These features will stay on through the duration
of remote start or until the ignition switch is cycled to the
ON/RUN position.
NOTE:
Remote Start Windshield Wiper De–Icer Activation
— If Equipped
• For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Go —
Passive Entry feature, the ignition switch must be in the
ON/RUN position in order to drive the vehicle.
• For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Go —
Passive Entry feature, the message “Remote Start Active
— Insert Key and Turn To Run” will show in the
instrument cluster display until you insert the key.
• For vehicles equipped with the Keyless Go — Passive
Entry feature, the message “Remote Start Active — Push
Start Button” will will show in the instrument cluster
display until you push the START button.
When remote start is active and the outside ambient
temperature is less than 40°F (4.4°C), the Windshield Wiper
De-Icer will be enabled. Exiting remote start will resume
previous operation, except if the Windshield Wiper De-Icer
is active. The Windshield Wiper De-Icer timer and operation will continue.
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General Information
The following regulatory statement applies to all radio
frequency (RF) devices equipped in this vehicle:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and
with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference 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.
SENTRY KEY
The Sentry Key Immobilizer system prevents unauthorized
vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The system does
not need to be armed or activated. Operation is automatic,
regardless of whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked.
The system uses a key fob, keyless push button ignition
and a RF receiver to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only key fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The
system will not allow the engine to crank if an invalid key
fob is used to start and operate the vehicle. The system will
shut the engine off in two seconds if an invalid key fob is
used to start the engine.
After turning the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position,
the vehicle security light will turn on for three seconds for
a bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check, it
indicates that someone used an invalid key fob to start the
engine. Either of these conditions will result in the engine
being shut off after two seconds.
If the vehicle security light turns on during normal vehicle
operation (vehicle running for longer than ten seconds), it
indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this
occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible by your
authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key Immobilizer system is not compatible
with some aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of
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CAUTION! (Continued)
these systems may result in vehicle starting problems
and loss of security protection.
All of the key fobs provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer System serviced,
bring all vehicle keys with you to your authorized dealer.
Customer Key Programming
Programming key fobs may be performed at your authorized dealer.
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only key fobs that are programmed to the vehicle
electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
Once a key fob is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot be
programmed to any other vehicle.
CAUTION!
• Always remove the key fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Go — Ignition,
always remember to place the ignition in the OFF
position.
NOTE: Duplication of key fobs may be performed at your
authorized dealer. This procedure consists of programming
a blank key fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank key fob
is one that has never been programmed.
The vehicle security alarm monitors the vehicle doors,
hood, liftgate, and the Keyless Go — Ignition for unauthorized operation. While the vehicle security alarm is armed,
interior switches for door locks and liftgate release are
disabled. If something triggers the alarm, the vehicle
security alarm will provide the following audible and
visible signals:
• The horn will pulse
• The turn signals will flash
• The vehicle security light in the instrument cluster will
flash
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Rearming Of The System
NOTE:
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
disarm it, the vehicle security alarm will turn the horn off
after approximately 90 seconds, and then the vehicle
security alarm will rearm itself.
• The driver’s door key cylinder and the liftgate button on
the key fob cannot arm or disarm the vehicle security
alarm.
To Arm The System
Follow these steps to arm the vehicle security alarm:
1. Make sure the vehicle’s ignition is placed in the “OFF”
mode.
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
• Push the lock button on the interior power door lock
switch with the driver and/or passenger door open.
• Push the lock button on the key fob.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
To Disarm The System
The vehicle security alarm can be disarmed using any of
the following methods:
• Push the unlock button on the key fob.
• Cycle the ignition out of the off mode to disarm the
system.
• The vehicle security alarm remains armed during power
liftgate entry. Pushing the liftgate button will not disarm
the vehicle security alarm. If someone enters the vehicle
through the liftgate and opens any door, the alarm will
sound.
• When the vehicle security alarm is armed, the interior
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
The vehicle security alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle. However, you can create conditions where the
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously
described arming sequences has occurred, the vehicle
security alarm will arm regardless of whether you are in
the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle and open a
door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the
vehicle security alarm.
If the vehicle security alarm is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected, the vehicle security alarm will
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remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the exterior
lights will flash, and the horn will sound. If this occurs,
disarm the vehicle security alarm.
Security System Manual Override
The vehicle security alarm will not arm if you lock the
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
DOORS
Manual Door Locks
To lock each door, rotate the door lock knob on each door
trim panel forward until the lock indicator is shown. To
unlock the front doors, pull the inside door handle to the
first detent or rotate the door lock button until the lock
indicator is hidden. To unlock the rear doors, rotate the
door lock button until the lock indicator is hidden.
If the door lock button is locked (lock indicator visible)
when you shut the door, the door will remain locked.
Therefore, make sure the key fob is not inside the vehicle
before closing the door.
NOTE: The manual door locks will not lock or unlock the
liftgate.
WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of a
collision, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as
well as when you park and exit the vehicle.
• When exiting the vehicle, always remove the key fob
from the vehicle and lock your vehicle. If equipped
with Keyless Go — Ignition, always make sure the
keyless ignition node is in “OFF” mode, remove the
key fob from the vehicle and lock the vehicle.
Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause
severe personal injuries or death.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number
of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or
fatally injured. Children should be warned not to
touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the gear
selector.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in
a location accessible to children, and do not leave the
ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Go —
Ignition the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move the
vehicle.
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Power Door Locks
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
A power door lock switch is located on each of the front
door trim panels. Use this switch to lock or unlock the
doors, liftgate and fuel door.
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
power door locks if:
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled.
2. All doors are closed.
3. The transmission gear selector was not in PARK, then is
placed in PARK.
4. Any door is opened.
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors
To provide a safer environment for small children riding in
the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a ChildProtection Door Lock system.
Power Door Lock Switch
If you push the power door lock switch while the ignition
is in the ON/RUN position, and any door or the liftgate is
open, the power locks will not operate. This prevents you
from accidentally locking the key fob in the vehicle. Placing
the ignition in the OFF position or closing the doors and
liftgate will allow the locks to operate. If the driver door is
open, and the ignition is in the RUN position, a chime will
sound as a reminder to remove the key.
To use the system, open each rear door, use a flat blade
screwdriver (or emergency key) and rotate the dial to the
lock or unlock position. When the system on a door is
engaged, that door can only be opened by using the
outside door handle even if the inside door lock is in the
unlocked position.
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• For emergency exit with the system engaged, rotate the
door lock button until the lock indicator is hidden
(unlocked position), roll down the window, and open
the door with the outside door handle.
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WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from
the outside when the Child-Protection locks are engaged (locked).
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
NOTE:
• When the child lock system is engaged, the door can be
opened only by using the outside door handle even
though the inside door lock is in the unlocked position.
• After disengaging the Child-Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain
it is in the desired position.
• After engaging the Child-Protection Door Lock system,
always test the door from the inside to make certain it is
in the desired position.
SEATS
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
vehicle.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or
killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.
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WARNING! (Continued)
In a collision, people riding in these areas are more
likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Manual Seats — If Equipped
Manual Front Seat Forward/Rearward Adjustment
On models equipped with manual seats, the adjusting bar
is located at the front of the seats, near the floor.
Front Seat Adjustment
While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar and move the
seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you have
reached the desired position. Then, using body pressure,
move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure that the
seat adjusters have latched.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious injury or
death could result from a poorly adjusted seat belt.
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Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by using
a lever, located on the outboard side of the seat. Pull
upward on the lever to raise the seat height or push
downward on the lever to lower the seat height.
Manual Front Seat Recline Adjustment
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the outboard
side of the seat, lean back to the desired position and
release the lever. To return the seatback, lift the lever, lean
forward and release the lever.
Seat Height Adjustment
Recline Lever
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In
a collision you could slide under the seat belt, which
could result in serious injury or death.
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Fold-Forward Front Passenger Seat — If Equipped
Power Seats — If Equipped
This feature allows for extended cargo space. When the
seat is folded flat, it is an extension of the load floor surface
(allowing long cargo to fit from the rear hatch up to the
instrument panel). The fold-forward seat back has a softback surface that you cannot use as a work surface when
the seat is folded forward and the vehicle is not in motion.
Some models may be equipped with a power driver’s seat
and/or power passenger seat. The power seat switch is
located on the outboard side of the seat near the floor. Use
the switch to move the seat up, down, forward or rearward.
Pull upward on the recline lever to fold or unfold the seat.
NOTE: You may experience deformation in the seat cushion from the seat belt buckles if the seats are left folded for
an extended period of time. This is normal and by simply
opening the seats to the open position, over time the seat
cushion will return to its normal shape.
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause
you to lose control. Adjust any seat only while the
vehicle is parked.
Power Seat Switch
Forward Or Rearward Adjustment
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward. Push
the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will move in
the direction of the switch. Release the switch when the
desired position has been reached.
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Height Adjustment
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position is reached.
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Tilt Adjustment
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted up or down.
Pull upward or push downward on the front of the seat
switch and the front of the seat cushion will move in the
direction of the switch.
Reclining The Seatback Forward Or Rearward
The seatback can be reclined both forward and rearward.
Push the seat recliner switch forward or rearward. The
seatback will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position has been reached.
Power Seat Recliner Switch
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In
a collision you could slide under the seat belt, which
could result in serious injury or death.
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
may be equipped with power lumbar. The power lumbar
switch is located on the outboard side of the power seat.
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Push the switch forward or rearward to increase or decrease the lumbar support. Push the switch upward or
downward to raise or lower the lumbar support.
• Press the heated seat button
heating elements off.
a third time to turn the
If your vehicle is equipped with automatic temperature
controls with an integrated center stack, or manual temperature controls, you’ll find the heated seat switches on
the switch bank below the radio screen.
If the HI level setting is selected, the system will automatically switch to LO level after approximately 60 minutes of
continuous operation. At that time, the display will change
from HI to LO, indicating the change. The LO level setting
will turn off automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated seats to
operate.
Power Lumbar Switch
Front Heated Seats — If Equipped
The front heated seats control buttons are located within
the Uconnect system. You can gain access to the control
buttons through the climate screen or the controls screen.
• Press the heated seat button
setting on.
once to turn the HI
• Press the heated seat button
the LO setting on.
a second time to turn
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the heated
seats can be programmed to come on during a remote start.
This feature can be programmed through the Uconnect
system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for
further information.
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WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns even
at low temperatures, especially if used for long
periods of time
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in
a seat that has been overheated could cause serious
burns due to the increased surface temperature of the
seat.
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat With Fold-Flat
Feature
To provide additional storage area, each rear seat can be
folded flat. This allows for extended cargo space and still
maintains some rear seating room.
NOTE: Prior to folding the rear seat, it may be necessary to
position 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.
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 Lower The Rear Seat
To Raise The Rear Seat
1. Pull the seatback release lever located on either side of
the upper outer edge of the seat.
NOTE: If interference from the cargo area prevents the
seatback from fully locking, you will have difficulty returning the seat to its proper position.
Raise the seatback and lock it into place.
The release lever will show a red indicator while in the
unlocked position. Once the seat is locked in, the red
indicator will no longer be visible.
WARNING!
Rear Seat Release Lever
1 — Seatback Release Levers
2 — Seat Belt Guide
2. Fold that side of the rear seatback completely forward.
Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position the seat will not provide the proper stability
for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly
latched seat could cause serious injury.
HEAD RESTRAINTS
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury by
restricting head movement in the event of a rear impact.
Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top of the
head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
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WARNING!
• All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the head
restraints are placed in their proper positions in
order to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event
of a crash.
• Head restraints should never be adjusted while the
vehicle is in motion. Driving a vehicle with the head
restraints improperly adjusted or removed could
cause serious injury or death in the event of a
collision.
To adjust the head restraint forward, pull the top of the
head restraint toward the front of the vehicle as desired
and release. To adjust the head restraint rearward, pull the
top of the head restraint to the forward most position and
release. The head restraint will return to the rear most
position.
NOTE: Do not reverse the head restraints (making the rear
of the head restraint face forward) in an attempt to gain
additional clearance to the back of your head.
Front Head Restraint Adjustment
Your vehicle is equipped with front four way driver and
passenger head restraints.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, push the adjustment
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
Head Restraint Adjustment Button
NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by
qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized
dealer.
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WARNING!
• All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the head
restraints are placed in their proper positions in
order to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event
of a crash.
• Head restraints should never be adjusted while the
vehicle is in motion. Driving a vehicle with the head
restraints improperly adjusted or removed could
cause serious injury or death in the event of a
collision.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, push the adjustment
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
Rear Head Restraints
The rear outboard head restraints have three positions Up,
Mid and Down. The center head restraint has only two
positions, Up or Down. When the center seat is being
occupied, the head restraint should be in the raised position. When there is no occupant in the center seat, the head
restraint can be lowered for maximum visibility for the
driver.
Outboard Head Restraint Adjustment Button
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STEERING WHEEL
Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column upward
or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or shorten the
steering column. The tilt/telescoping lever is located below
the steering wheel at the end of the steering column.
Center Head Restraint Adjustment Button
NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by
qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized
dealer.
WARNING!
ALL the head restraints MUST be reinstalled in the
vehicle to properly protect the occupants.
Tilt/Telescoping Lever
To unlock the steering column, push the control handle
downward (toward the floor). To tilt the steering column,
move the steering wheel upward or downward as desired.
To lengthen or shorten the steering column, pull the
steering wheel outward or push it inward as desired. To
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lock the steering column in position, push the control
handle upward until fully engaged.
• Press the heated steering wheel button
the heating element on.
once to turn
WARNING!
• Press the heated steering wheel button
to turn the heating element off.
a second time
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause the
driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to follow
this warning may result in serious injury or death.
Heated Steering Wheel — If Equipped
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on, it can operate for an
average of 80 minutes or more before automatically shutting off. This time may vary depending on environmental
temperatures. The heated steering wheel can shut off early
or may not turn on when the steering wheel is already
warm.
The heated steering wheel control button is located within
the Uconnect system. You can gain access to the control
button through the climate screen or the controls screen.
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated steering
wheel to operate.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the heated
steering wheel can be programmed to come on during a
remote start through the Uconnect system. Refer to
“Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions must exercise care
when using the steering wheel heater. It may cause
burns even at low temperatures, especially if used
for long periods.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
This is a single ball joint mirror that fixes to the windshield
button with a counter clockwise rotation. No tools are
needed for mounting. The mirror head can be adjusted left
and right, or tilted up and down for various drivers. The
mirror should be adjusted to center on the view through
the rear window.
Headlight glare from vehicles behind you can be reduced
by moving the small control under the mirror to the night
position (toward the rear of the vehicle). The mirror should
be adjusted while set in the day position (toward the
windshield).
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
Electrochromic Mirror — If Equipped
This is a single ball joint mirror that fixes to the windshield
button with a counter clockwise rotation. No tools are
needed for mounting. The mirror head can be adjusted left
and right, or tilted up and down for various drivers. The
mirror should be adjusted to center on the view through
the rear window.
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare from
vehicles behind you.
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NOTE:
• The Electrochromic Mirror feature is disabled when the
vehicle is in REVERSE to improve rear view viewing.
• The Electrochromic Mirror feature can be turned on or
off using the button located on the mirror. When the
LED is on, the Automatic Dimming is enabled.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s) to
center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight overlap of
the view obtained from the inside mirror.
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will give
a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the lane
next to your vehicle.
WARNING!
Automatic Dimming Button
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than
they really are. Relying too much on your passenger
side convex mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside mirror
when judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in
the passenger side convex mirror.
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Power Adjustment Mirrors
The power mirror switch is located on the driver’s door
panel.
To adjust an exterior power mirror, select the right or left
side using the mirror selector switch, then push the mirror
adjustment switch in the desired direction indicated by the
direction arrows.
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NOTE:
• To adjust the power mirrors, the ignition must be in the
ON/RUN position.
• Once the mirror is adjusted, rotate the control to the
neutral position to avoid accidental movements.
Power Mirror Switch
1 — Power Folding Mirror Switch
2 — Mirror Selector Switch
3 — Mirror Adjustment Switch
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Folding Mirror
Resetting The Power Folding Outside Mirrors
The exterior mirrors are hinged to allow the mirror to pivot
forward or rearward to help avoid damage. The mirror has
three detent positions: full forward, normal and full rearward.
You may need to reset the power folding mirrors if the
following occurs:
• The mirrors are accidentally blocked while folding.
• The mirrors are accidentally manually folded/unfolded.
• The mirrors come out of the unfolded position.
• The mirrors shake and vibrate at normal driving speeds.
To reset the power folding mirrors: Fold and unfold them
by pushing the button. (this may require multiple button
pushes). This resets them to their normal position.
Puddle Lamps — If Equipped
Located under the exterior mirrors is a small lamp that
illuminates the ground when the doors are unlocked with
the key fob or when the doors to the vehicle are open.
Folding Exterior Mirror
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
Power Folding Mirror — If Equipped
The switch for the power folding mirrors is located in the
power mirror switch.
Push the switch once and the mirrors will fold in, pushing
the switch a second time will return the mirrors to the
normal driving position.
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature will be activated whenever you turn on the
rear window defroster (if equipped). Refer to “Climate
Controls” for further information.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
Sun Visor “Slide-On-Rod” Feature — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is located on each sun visor.
To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the
mirror cover upward. The lights will turn on automatically.
Closing the mirror cover will turn off the light.
The sun visor “Slide-On-Rod” feature allows for additional
flexibility in positioning the sun visor to block out the sun.
1. Fold down the sun visor.
2. Unclip the visor from the center clip.
3. Pivot the sun visor toward the side window.
4. Extend the sun visor blade for additional sun blockage.
NOTE: The sun visor blade can also be extended while the
sun visor is against the windshield for additional sun
blockage through the front of the vehicle.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror Cover
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EXTERIOR LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
the headlight switch to the second detent for headlight,
parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
The headlight switch is located on the left side of
the instrument panel. This switch controls the operation of the headlights, parking lights, automatic
headlights — if equipped, instrument panel lights, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights and fog lights —
if equipped.
The Daytime Running Lights will turn on when the engine
is started and remain on unless the headlamps are turned
on or the ignition is turned OFF.
NOTE: If allowed by law in the country in which the
vehicle was purchased the Daytime Running Lights can be
turned on and off using the Uconnect System, refer to
“Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the steering
column.
Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent for
parking light and instrument panel light operation. Rotate
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mounted on the inside rearview mirror. This camera detects vehicle specific light and automatically switches from
high beams to low beams until the approaching vehicle is
out of view.
NOTE:
• The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect System. Refer to
“Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
Multifunction Lever
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever toward the instrument panel
to switch the headlights to high beams. Pulling the multifunction lever back toward the steering wheel will return
the lights to low beams.
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped
The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control system
provides increased forward lighting at night by automating high beam control through the use of a digital camera
• Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights
of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to
remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). Also, dirt, film,
and other obstructions on the windshield or camera lens
will cause the system to function improperly.
• To opt out of the Advanced Auto High-Beam Sensitivity
Control (default) and enter Reduced High-Beam Sensitivity Control (not recommended), toggle highbeam
lever 6 full on/off cycles within 10 seconds of ignition
ON. System will return to default setting upon ignition
off.
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Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
will cause the headlights to turn on at high beam and
remain on until the lever is released.
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the last detent for
automatic headlight operation. When the system is on, the
headlight time delay feature is also on. This means the
headlights will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you place
the ignition into the OFF position. To turn the automatic
system off, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO
position.
To activate the delay feature, place the ignition in the OFF
position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off the
headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval begins
when the headlight switch is turned off.
If you turn the headlights or parking lights on, or place the
ignition in ACC or RUN, the system will cancel the delay.
If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will
turn off in the normal manner.
NOTE:
• The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds of
placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this
feature. If the headlight switch is in the AUTO position
prior to turning the ignition OFF, there is no need to turn
the headlight switch to off to activate Headlight Delay.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights
will come on in the automatic mode.
• The headlight delay time is programmable using the
Uconnect System, refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
Headlight Time Delay
Lights-On Reminder
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
for up to 90 seconds (programmable) when leaving your
vehicle in an unlit area.
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert the driver
when the driver’s door is opened.
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Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is built into the headlight switch.
NOTE: The fog lights will operate with the low beam
headlights or parking lights on. However, selecting the
high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster display flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
NOTE:
• If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
Fog Light Switch
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and push the
headlight switch. To turn off the front fog lights, either
push the headlight switch a second time or turn off the
headlight switch.
An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the fog lights are turned on.
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the instrument cluster display and a continuous chime will sound
if the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with
either turn signal on.
• When the Daytime Running Lights are on and a turn
signal is activated, the Daytime Running Lamp will turn
off on the side of the vehicle in which the turn signal is
flashing. The Daytime Running Lamp will turn back on
when the turn signal is turned off.
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Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash five
times then automatically turn off.
Battery Saver Feature
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 15 minutes after the ignition switch is moved
to the LOCK position. This will occur if the interior lights
were switched on manually or are on because a door is
open.
INTERIOR LIGHTS
The interior lights come on when a door is opened. The
light switches in the overhead console are for reading
lamps.
Overhead Light Switches
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 15 minutes after the ignition is moved to the
LOCK position. This will occur if the interior lights were
switched on manually or are on because a door is open.
This includes the glove box light and the cargo area light.
To restore interior light operation, either place the ignition
in the ON/RUN position or cycle the light switch.
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Instrument Panel Dimmer Control
Ambient Light Control — If Equipped
The instrument panel dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is located on the drivers side of the
instrument panel.
Rotate the ambient dimmer control upward or downward
to increase or decrease the brightness of the ambient light
located in the overhead console, door handle lights, under
I/P lights, door map pocket lights, and cubby bin lights.
With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating the
instrument panel dimmer control upward will increase the
brightness of the instrument panel lights and lighted
cupholders — if equipped.
Ambient Light/Door Handle Light Dimmer
Instrument Panel Dimmer
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer controls are located on the
windshield wiper/washer lever on the right side of the
steering column. The front wipers are operated by rotating
a switch, located on the end of the lever. For information on
the rear wiper/washer, refer to “Rear Wiper Operation” in
this section.
interval is based on vehicle speed. Rotate to the third
detent for low wiper operation and the fourth detent for
high wiper operation.
Windshield Wiper Operation
CAUTION!
Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever to one of the first two detent
positions for intermittent settings. The first intermittent
wiper interval is 10 Seconds. The second intermittent wipe
Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents the
windshield wiper blades from returning to the “park”
position. If the windshield wiper switch is turned off,
and the blades cannot return to the “park” position,
damage to the wiper motor may occur.
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Windshield Washer Operation
To use the washer, pull the lever toward you and hold
while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in the
intermittent setting, the wipers will turn on and operate for
several wipe cycles after the lever is released, and then
resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
If the lever is pulled while the wipers are in the off position,
the wipers will operate for several wipe cycles, then turn
off.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield could
lead to a collision. You might not see other vehicles or
other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of the windshield during freezing weather, warm the windshield
with the defroster before and during windshield
washer use.
Mist
Use this feature when weather conditions make occasional
usage of the wipers necessary. Push the lever upward to
the MIST position and release for a single wiping cycle.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The feature is
especially useful for road splash or overspray from the
windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate the end of
the multifunction lever to one of two settings to activate
this feature.
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position one is the least
sensitive, and wiper delay position two is the most sensitive. Place the wiper switch in the O (off) position when not
using the system.
NOTE:
• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
wiper switch is in the low or high-speed position.
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
when ice, or dried salt water is present on the windshield.
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• Use of Rain-X or products containing wax or silicone
may reduce Rain Sensing performance.
wiper operation can resume, if it has been selected, and no
other inhibit conditions (mentioned previously) exist.
• The Rain Sensing feature can be turned on and off using
the Uconnect System, refer to “Uconnect Settings” in
“Multimedia” for further information.
Windshield Wiper De-Icer — If Equipped
The Rain Sensing system has protection features for the
wiper blades and arms, and will not operate under the
following conditions:
• Change In Ignition Position — If the vehicle is in Rain
Sensing mode and the ignition is cycled from OFF to
ON, the auto wiper will be suppressed until vehicle
speed is greater than 3 mph (5 km/h), or the wiper
switch is moved out of and back into the Intermittent
wipe position.
• Transmission In NEUTRAL Position — The Rain Sensing system will not operate if the NEUTRAL gear is
selected in any speed unless the wiper switch is moved
or the gear selector is moved out of NEUTRAL.
Remote Start Mode Inhibit — On vehicles equipped with
Remote Starting system, Rain Sensing wipers are not
operational when the vehicle is in the remote start mode.
Once the operator is in the vehicle and has placed the
ignition switch in the ON/RUN position, Rain Sensing
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Windshield Wiper
De-Icer feature that may be activated under the following
conditions:
• Activation By Front Defrost — The Windshield Wiper
De-Icer shall be activated automatically in the case of a
cold weather manual start with full front defrost, and
when the ambient temperature is below 33° F (0.6° C).
• Activation By Rear Defrost — The Windshield Wiper
De-Icer shall be activated automatically when the rear
defrost is turned on and when the ambient temperature
is below 33° F (0.6° C).
• Activation By Remote Start Operation — When remote
start is active and the outside ambient temperature is
less than 33° F (0.6° C), the Windshield Wiper De-Icer
shall be enabled. On exiting remote start resume previous operation except, if the Windshield Wiper De-Icer
timer and operation shall continue.
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Rear Window Features
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
The rear wiper/washer controls are located on the windshield wiper/washer lever on the right side of the steering
column. The rear wiper has different operation modes:
• Intermittent mode
• In synchronous mode (at half speed of the front window
wiper) when the front window wiper is operating.
• Continuous mode
• Vehicle in REVERSE: If the front wiper is active and the
REVERSE gear is selected, the wiper will turn on for one
wipe.
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the
first detent for intermittent operation and to the
second detent for continuous rear wiper operation.
To use the washer, push the lever forward and
hold while spray is desired. If the lever is pushed
while in the intermittent setting, the wiper will
turn on and operate for several wipe cycles after
the end of the lever is released, and then resume the
intermittent interval previously selected.
If the lever is pushed while the wiper is in the off position,
the wiper will operate for several wipe cycles, then turn off.
NOTE: As a protective measure, the pump will stop if the
switch is held for more than 20 seconds. Once the lever is
released the pump will resume normal operation.
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located with
the Climate Controls on the instrument panel. Push
this button to turn on the rear window defroster. An
indicator in the button will illuminate when the rear
window defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10 minutes. To
manually shut the defroster off, push the button a second
time.
NOTE:
• The Windshield Wiper De-Icer (if equipped) shall be
activated automatically when the Rear Defrost is turned
on and when the ambient temperature is below 33° F
(0.6° C).
• To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear window
defroster only when the engine is operating.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on the
interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth and a
mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after soaking
with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
Climate Controls Overview
The controls for the heating and air conditioning system in
this vehicle can consist of a series of outer rotary dials,
inner push knobs, and/or a touchscreen. These comfort
controls can be set to obtain desired interior conditions.
Manual Climate Controls
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Automatic Climate Controls With A Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV Touchscreen
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Climate Controls Description
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Description
MAX A/C Button/Setting
Press and release the MAX A/C Button in the touchscreen, or set the Temperature Control Knob
to the MAX A/C Setting, to change the current setting to the coldest output of air. Pressing the
button again, or moving the Temperature Control Knob away from the MAX A/C setting will
cause the MAX A/C operation to exit.
A/C Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON.
Recirculation Button
Press and release this button to change the system between recirculation mode and outside air
mode. Recirculation can be used when outside conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or high
humidity are present.
NOTE:
• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur. Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
• The use of the Recirculation mode in cold or damp weather could cause windows to fog on
the inside, because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Select the outside air position for
maximum defogging.
• Recirculation can be used in all modes except for Defrost.
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbing the mode control selection.
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Description
AUTO Button — If Equipped
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by adjusting airflow distribution and
amount. Toggling this function will cause the system to switch between manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic Operation” for more information.
Front Defrost Button/Setting
Press and release the Front Defrost Button (if equipped), or set the Mode Control Knob to the
Front Defroster Setting (if equipped), to change the current airflow setting to Defrost mode. Air
comes from the windshield and side window demist outlets when this feature is on. When the
defrost button is selected, the blower level may increase. Use Defrost mode with maximum temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting and defogging. When toggling
the front defrost mode button, the climate system will return to previous setting.
Rear Defrost Button
Push and release the Rear Defrost Control button to turn ON the rear window defroster and the
heated outside mirrors (if equipped). An indicator will illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after ten minutes.
Driver and Passenger Temperature Up and Down Buttons — If Equipped
Provides the driver and passenger with independent temperature control. Push the red button
on the faceplate or touchscreen or press and slide the temperature bar towards the red arrow
button on the touchscreen for warmer temperature settings. Push the blue button on the faceplate or touchscreen or press and slide the temperature bar towards the blue arrow button on
the touchscreen for cooler temperature settings.
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Faceplate Knobs
Touchscreen
Buttons
Description
Temperature Control Knob — If Equipped
Temperature Control is used to regulate the temperature of the air forced through the climate
system. The temperature can be selected using the temperature control knob on the faceplate.
The temperature increases as you turn the temperature control knob clockwise. The temperature
decreases as you turn the temperature control knob counterclockwise.
SYNC Button — If Equipped
Press the SYNC button on the touchscreen (if equipped) or on the instrument panel (if
equipped) to toggle the Sync feature on/off. The SYNC indicator is illuminated when this feature is enabled. SYNC is used to synchronize the passenger temperature setting with the driver
temperature setting. Changing the passenger temperature setting while in SYNC will automatically exit this feature.
Blower Control
Blower Control is used to regulate the amount of air forced through the climate system. There
are seven blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause automatic mode to switch to
manual operation. The speeds can be selected using either the blower control knob on the faceplate or the buttons on the touchscreen.
• Faceplate: The blower speed increases as you turn the blower control knob clockwise from
the lowest blower setting. The blower speed decreases as you turn the blower control knob
counterclockwise.
• Touchscreen: Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting and the large blower
icon to increase the blower setting. Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
area between the icons.
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Modes Button —
If Equipped
Panel Mode
Bi-Level Mode
Floor Mode
Description
Modes Button — If Equipped
Push the button in the center of the Blower Control Knob to change the airflow distribution
mode. The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air comes from the instrument panel
outlets, floor outlets, defrost outlets and demist outlets. The Mode settings are as follows:
Panel Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument panel. Each of these outlets can be individually
adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of the center outlets and outboard outlets can be
moved up and down or side to side to regulate airflow direction. There is a shut off wheel located below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount of airflow from these outlets.
Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed
through the defrost and side window demister outlets.
NOTE:
BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed through the defrost and side
window demister outlets.
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Mix Mode
Description
Mix Mode
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side window demister outlets. This setting works
best in cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to the windshield. This setting is good
for maintaining comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
Climate Control OFF Button — If Equipped
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Controls off.
Climate Control Functions
NOTE:
A/C (Air Conditioning)
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
select Defrost mode and increase blower speed if
needed.
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator to
manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning system. When the air conditioning system is turned on, cool
dehumidified air will flow through the outlets into the
cabin. For improved fuel economy, press the A/C button to
turn off the air conditioning and manually adjust the
blower and airflow mode settings. Also, make sure to select
only Panel, Bi-Level, or Floor modes.
• 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 the front of
the radiator and through the condenser.
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MAX A/C
MAX A/C sets the control for maximum cooling performance. Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and
the prior settings. The button illuminates when MAX A/C
is ON.
In MAX A/C, the blower level and mode position can be
adjusted to desired user settings. Pressing other settings
will cause the MAX A/C operation to switch to the selected
setting and MAX A/C to exit.
Recirculation
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or high humidity,
or if rapid cooling is desired, you may wish to recirculate
interior air by pressing the Recirculation control button.
The Recirculation indicator will illuminate when this button is selected. Press the button a second time to turn off
the Recirculation mode and allow outside air into the
vehicle.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation feature may be unavailable (button on the touchscreen greyed
out) if conditions exist that could create fogging on the
inside of the windshield. On systems with Manual Climate
Controls, the Recirculation mode is not allowed in Defrost
mode to improve window clearing operation. Recirculation
will be disabled automatically if this mode is selected.
Attempting to use Recirculation while in this mode will
cause the LED in the control button to blink and then turn
off.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped
Automatic Operation
1. Push the AUTO button on the faceplate, or the AUTO
button on the touchscreen (if equipped) on the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the system
to maintain by adjusting the driver and passenger
temperature control buttons. Once the desired temperature is displayed, the system will achieve and automatically maintain that comfort level.
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3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
not necessary to change the settings. You will experience
the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the system to
function automatically.
NOTE: The system will not automatically sense the presence of fog, mist or ice on the windshield. Defrost mode
must be manually selected to clear the windshield and side
glass.
NOTE:
Operating Tips
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
the temperature, mode, and blower speed to provide
comfort as quickly as possible.
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
suggested control settings for various weather conditions.
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric units
by selecting the US/Metric customer-programmable feature.
The engine cooling system must be protected with a
high-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corrosion
protection and to protect against engine overheating. OAT
coolant (conforming to MS.90032) is recommended.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
mode during cold start-ups, the blower fan will remain on
low until the engine warms up. The blower will increase in
speed and transition into Auto mode.
Manual Operation Override
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features. The AUTO symbol in the front ATC display will
be turned off when the system is being used in the manual
mode.
Summer Operation
Winter Operation
To ensure the best possible heater and defroster performance, make sure the engine cooling system is functioning
properly and the proper amount, type, and concentration
of coolant is used. Use of the Air Recirculation mode
during Winter months is not recommended, because it may
cause window fogging.
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Vacation/Storage
Outside Air Intake
Before 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 fresh air with the
blower setting on high. This will ensure adequate system
lubrication to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
Window Fogging
Cabin Air Filter
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild, rainy
and/or humid weather. To clear the windows, select Defrost or Mix mode and increase the front blower speed. Do
not use the Recirculation mode without A/C for long
periods, as fogging may occur.
The climate control system filters out dust and pollen from
the air. Contact your authorized dealer to service your
cabin air filter, and to have it replaced when needed.
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Operating Tips Chart
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WINDOWS
Power Window Controls
The window controls on the driver’s door control all the
door windows.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the Uconnect, the
power window switches will remain active for up to ten
minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF position.
Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The time
is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
WARNING!
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle. Do not
leave the key fob in or near the vehicle or in a location
accessible to children, and do not leave the ignition of
a vehicle equipped with Keyless Go in the ACC or
ON/RUN mode. Occupants, particularly unattended
children, can become entrapped by the windows while
operating the power window switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
Power Window Switches
There are single window controls on each passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows.
The window controls will operate only when the ignition is
in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
Auto-Down Feature
The driver door power window switch and the passenger
door power window switches have an Auto-Down feature.
Push the window switch down, for a short period of time,
and release and the window will go down automatically.
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To open the window part way, push the window switch
down briefly and release it when you want the window to
stop.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the Auto-Down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
Auto-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection
Lift the window switch up, for a short period of time, and
release and the window will go up automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto-Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch
briefly and release it when you want the window to stop.
NOTE:
• If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back down.
Remove the obstacle and use the window switch again
to close the window.
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autoclosure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly and hold
to close the window manually.
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window is
almost closed. To avoid personal injury be sure to clear
your arms, hands, fingers and all objects from the
window path before closing.
Reset Auto-Up
Should the Auto-Up feature stop working, the window
probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto-Up:
1. Pull the window switch up to close the window completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
2. Push the window switch down firmly to open the
window completely and continue to hold the switch
down for an additional two seconds after the window is
fully open.
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Window Lockout Switch
Wind Buffeting
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim panel
allows you to disable the window controls on the rear
passenger doors. To disable the window controls, push and
release the window lockout button (the indicator light on
the button with turn on). To enable the window controls,
push and release the window lockout button again (the
indicator light on the button will turn back off).
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the ears.
Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the windows
down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain open or
partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and
can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with the rear
windows open, open the front and rear windows together
to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the
sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the
buffeting or open any window.
POWER SUNROOF WITH POWER SHADE — IF
EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switches are located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Window Lockout Switch
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WARNING! (Continued)
equipped with Keyless Go in the ON/RUN mode.
Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch. Such entrapment may
result in serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could also
be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten your
seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are
also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening. Injury may result.
Power Sunroof Switches
1 — Power Shade Switch
2 — Front Panel Open/Close Switch
3 — Front Panel Vent Switch
Opening Sunroof — Express
WARNING!
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Never leave the key
fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible
to children. Do not leave the ignition of a vehicle
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A comfort stop position and full open position are the
programmed automatic stops for the sunroof open positions. The comfort stop position has been optimized to
minimize wind buffeting.
Push the switch and release it within one-half second. The
sunroof will open automatically to the comfort stop position (if the sunshade is in the closed position when the
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operation is initiated the sunshade will automatically open
to the half open position prior to the sunroof opening).
Push the switch and release it again, the sunroof will open
to the full open position and automatically stop. This is
called “Express Open”. During Express Open operation,
any movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
A comfort stop position is a programmed automatic stop
for the sunroof open position. The comfort stop position
has been optimized to minimize wind buffeting.
To open the sunroof, push and hold the switch. The
sunroof will stop automatically at the comfort stop position
(if the sunshade is in the closed position when the operation is initiated the sunshade will automatically open to the
half open position prior to the sunroof opening). Push and
hold the switch again, the sunroof will open to the full
open position and automatically stop. Any release of the
switch will stop the movement. The sunroof and sunshade
will remain in a partially opened condition until the switch
is pushed and held again.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Pull the switch and release it within one-half second and
the sunroof will close automatically from any position. The
sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is
called “Express Close.” During Express Close operation,
any other actuation of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To close the sunroof, pull and hold the switch in the close
position. Any release of the switch will stop the movement
and the sunroof will remain in a partially closed condition
until the sunroof switch is pulled again.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Push and release the ⬙Vent⬙ button within one-half second
and the sunroof will move from the closed position to the
vent position. This is called Express Vent. During Express
Vent operation, any movement of the switch will stop the
sunroof.
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NOTE:
open automatically to the full-open position. Any release of
the switch will stop the movement and the shade will
remain in a partially opened condition until the switch is
pushed again.
• If the sunshade is in the closed position when the vent
switch is pushed, the sunshade will automatically cycle
to the halfway open position prior to the sunroof opening to the Vent position.
Closing Power Shade — Express
• When the sunroof is in a full open or a partial open
position, Express Vent operation is not available. You
must push and hold the vent switch to cycle the sunroof
from a slide open position to the vent position. Sunroof
movement will stop if the switch is released prior to the
sunroof reaching the vent position.
Pull the switch and release it within one-half second and
the shade will close automatically from any position. If the
sunroof is completely closed the shade will close fully and
stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During
Express Close operation, any movement of the switch will
stop the shade.
Opening Power Shade — Express
NOTE: If the sunroof is open, the shade will close to the
half-open position. Pulling the shade close button again
will automatically close both the sunroof and shade completely.
Push the shade switch and release it within one-half second
and the shade will automatically open to the halfway position and stop automatically. Push the switch a second time
from the halfway position and the shade will automatically
open to the full open position and stop automatically. This is
called “Express Open”. During Express Open operation, any
movement of the shade switch will stop the shade.
Opening Power Shade — Manual Mode
To open the shade, push and hold the switch. The shade
will open and stop automatically at the half-open position.
Push and hold the shade switch again and the shade will
Closing Power Shade — Manual Mode
To close the shade, pull and hold the switch in the close
position. Any release of the switch will stop the movement
and the shade will remain in a partially closed condition
until the switch is pulled again.
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Pinch Protect Feature
Sunroof Maintenance
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of the
sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obstruction
in the path of the sunroof is detected, the sunroof will
automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, pull the sunroof close switch and release to
Express Close.
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the
glass panel.
NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result in
Pinch Protect reversals, Pinch Protect will disable and the
sunroof must be closed in Manual Mode.
HOOD
Opening The Hood
Two latches must be released to open the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located underneath the
driver’s side of the instrument panel.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the ears.
Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the windows
down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain open or
partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and
can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with the rear
windows open, then open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
Hood Release Location (Underneath Instrument Panel)
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2. Move to the outside of the vehicle. The safety latch
release lever is located behind the front edge of the hood
at the center. Reach in at the center of the hood with a
palm facing the ground. Once contact is made with the
safety latch release lever, push it toward the passenger
side of the vehicle to fully release the hood.
Closing The Hood
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower hood to approximately 12 inches (30 cm)
and drop the hood to close. Make sure hood is fully
closed for both latches. Never drive vehicle unless
hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
Hood Safety Latch Release Lever Location
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LIFTGATE
Opening
To Unlock/Enter The Liftgate
The liftgate may be released by the overhead console
switch or the outside handle.
The overhead console switch will release the liftgate when
the liftgate is unlocked or locked. The outside handle
requires the liftgate to be unlocked.
Liftgate Entry
NOTE: Use the interior door lock/unlock button on the
door panel or the key fob to lock and unlock the liftgate.
The manual door locks on the doors and the exterior door
lock cylinder will not lock and unlock the liftgate.
WARNING!
Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the liftgate
closed when you are operating the vehicle.
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Closing
Power Liftgate — If Equipped
Grasp the liftgate pull handle and initiate lowering the
liftgate. Release the handle when the liftgate reaches self
closing position.
The power liftgate may be opened or closed in
several ways:
• Key fob
• Outside handle (opens and closes the liftgate)
• The following buttons located:
On the overhead console switch
Upper left trim, just inside the liftgate (when liftgate is
open will only close liftgate)
Using any of the above ways:
• When the liftgate is fully closed, the liftgate will open
• When the liftgate is fully open, the liftgate will close
Closing Liftgate
1 — Liftgate Pull Handle
NOTE: Before closing the liftgate, make sure to be in
possession of the key because the liftgate may be locked.
• When the liftgate is moving, the liftgate will reverse
The key fob and the overhead console switch will open the
liftgate when the liftgate is locked. The outside handle
requires the liftgate to be unlocked. Push the button on the
key fob twice within five seconds to open or close the
liftgate.
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NOTE:
• Before closing the liftgate, make sure to be in possession
of the key because the liftgate may be locked.
• Use the interior door lock/unlock button on the door
panel or the key fob to lock and unlock the liftgate. The
manual door locks on the doors and the exterior door
lock cylinder will not lock and unlock the liftgate.
Lock The Vehicle
WARNING!
During power operation, personal injury or cargo
damage may occur. Ensure the liftgate travel path is
clear. Make sure the liftgate is closed and latched
before driving away.
• There are pinch sensors attached to the side of the
liftgate opening. Light pressure anywhere along these
strips will cause the liftgate to return to the open
position.
• If the power liftgate encounters multiple obstructions
within the same cycle, the system will automatically
stop. If this occurs, the liftgate must be opened or closed
manually.
• The power liftgate will not operate in temperatures below
−22° F (−30° C) or temperatures about 150° F (65° C). Be
sure to remove any buildup of snow or ice from the
liftgate before pushing any of the power liftgate switches.
• If the liftgate is left open for an extended period of time,
the liftgate may need to be closed manually to reset
power liftgate functionality.
• The liftgate will not power open or close if the gear
selector is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
(0 km/h).
• Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
However, because the gas pressure drops with temperature, it may be necessary to assist the props when
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
• If anything obstructs the power liftgate while it is
closing or opening, the liftgate will automatically reverse to the closed or open position, provided it meets
sufficient resistance.
• Before driving off, check the instrument cluster for a
liftgate or door open message or warning indicator.
Failure to do this could result in unintentionally leaving
the liftgate open while driving.
NOTE:
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• If your liftgate is power closing and you put the vehicle
in gear, the liftgate will continue to power close. However, vehicle movement may result in a detection of an
obstruction.
NOTE: Allow the power system to open the liftgate.
Manually pushing or pulling the liftgate may activate the
liftgate obstacle detection feature and stop the power
operation or reverse its direction.
• If the electronic liftgate release handle is pushed with the
power liftgate is opening, the liftgate motor will disengage to allow manual operation.
WARNING!
• If the electronic liftgate release handle is pushed while
the power liftgate is closing, the liftgate will reverse to
the full open position.
WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the
liftgate closed when you are operating the vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed. Do
not use the recirculation mode.
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Personal injury or cargo damage may occur if caught in
the path of the liftgate. Make sure the liftgate path is
clear before activating the liftgate.
Cargo Area Features
Cargo Load Floor
The cargo load floor system has a load capacity of 400 lbs
(181 kg).
Cargo Load Floor Positions
The cargo load floor can be adjusted to three different
levels to create more space in the cargo area. These
positions are: upper, center, and lower.
NOTE: The lower position is not available in vehicles
equipped with either a compact spare tire, or a full size
spare tire. The center position is not available in vehicles
equipped with a full size spare tire.
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To change the level of the load floor, pull upward on the
load floor handle, pull the floor outward, and place the
back of the floor into the desired position. Lower the front
of the floor into place.
Do not raise the floor beyond the point of resistance. In
vehicles equipped with a power liftgate, forcing the floor
upward can damage the floor and vehicle’s trim panel.
Raised Load Floor — (Power Liftgate)
Cargo Load Floor Positions
1 — Upper Position
2 — Center Position
3 — Lower Position
Raising The Load Floor
To raise the load floor for access of the Tire Service Kit, or
spare tire (if equipped), pull upward on the load floor
handle.
1 — Raised Load Floor
2 — Raised Floor Maximum Height
To fully raise the load floor, pull upward on the floor
handle, pull the floor outward, then position the floor
upright with the bottom fitting on top of the floor positioning brackets. Push the top of the floor down firmly to
secure it in this position.
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WARNING!
Fully Raised Load Floor Position
To provide additional storage area, each rear seat can be
folded flat. This allows for extended cargo space and still
maintains some rear seating room. Refer to “Seats” in
“Getting To Know Your Vehicle” for further information.
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks And Loops
The tie-downs located on the cargo area floor should be
used to secure loads safely when the vehicle is moving.
Cargo tie-down loops are located on the trim panels.
• Cargo tie-downs are not safe anchors for a child seat
tether strap. In a sudden stop or accident, a tie-down
could pull loose and allow the child seat to come
loose. A child could be badly injured. Use only the
anchors provided for child seat tethers.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear
cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes
only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats and
use seat belts.
The weight and position of cargo and passengers can
change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal
injury, follow these guidelines for loading your vehicle:
• Do not carry loads that exceed the load limits described on the label attached to the left door or left
door center pillar.
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight
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WARNING! (Continued)
over or behind the rear axle can cause the vehicle to
sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of
the seatback. This could impair visibility or become
a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or accident.
INTERNAL EQUIPMENT
Storage
Glove Compartment
The glove compartment is located on the passenger side of
the instrument panel.
Rear Storage Bins
The rear storage bins are located in the rear of the vehicle
on the sides of the load floor.
Glove Compartment
To open the glove compartment, pull the release handle.
Rear Storage Bin
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Console Storage Compartment
To open, pull up on the latch and lift the cover.
Flip ’n Stow Front Passenger Seat Storage — If
Equipped
Some models may be equipped with storage under the
front passenger seat cushion. Pull upward on the seat
cushion loop to open the storage compartment.
NOTE: Make sure that objects inside the bin do not
interfere with the latch before closing the seat. Push the
seat cushion downward after closing it to make sure it
latches to the base.
WARNING!
Center Console
The center console has a storage area which can hold cell
phones, PDAs, and other small items.
WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Driving with the console
compartment lid open may result in injury in a collision.
Be certain that the seat cushion is locked securely into
position before using the seat. Otherwise, the seat will
not provide the proper stability for passengers. An
improperly latched seat cushion could cause serious
injury.
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Cupholders
There are two cupholders for the front seat passengers,
located in the center console.
Front Cupholders
There are two cupholders (if equipped) for the rear seat
passengers, located in the center armrest.
Power Outlets
Your vehicle is equipped with 12 Volt (13 Amp) power
outlets that can be used to power cellular phones, small
electronics and other low powered electrical accessories.
The power outlets are labeled with either a “key” or a
“battery” symbol to indicate how the outlet is powered.
Power outlets labeled with a “key” are powered when the
ignition is in the ON or ACC position, while the outlets
labeled with a “battery” are connected directly to the
battery and powered at all times.
NOTE:
• All accessories connected to the “battery” powered
outlets should be removed or turned off when the
vehicle is not in use to protect the battery against
discharge.
• To ensure proper cigar lighter operation, a Mopar knob
and element must be used.
CAUTION!
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only.
Do not insert any other object in the power outlets as
this will damage the outlet and blow the fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not
covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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The front power outlet is located on the center stack of the
instrument panel.
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Rear Cargo Area Power Outlet
Front Power Outlet
In addition to the front power outlet, there is also a power
outlet located in the rear cargo area.
NOTE: The rear cargo area power outlet can be switched
from switched “ignition” only to constant “battery” powered all the time. See your local authorized dealer for
details.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet
should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
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WARNING! (Continued)
Power Inverter — If Equipped
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving the
vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power
from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e.,
cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long
enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the
engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will 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 generator to
recharge the vehicle’s battery.
Power Inverter Location
There is a 115 Volt, 150 Watt inverter outlet located on the
back of the center console to convert DC current to AC
current. This outlet can power cellular phones, electronics
and other low power devices requiring power up to
150 Watts. Certain high-end game consoles will exceed this
power limit, as will most power tools.
To turn on the power inverter outlet, simply plug in the
device. The outlet automatically turns off when the device
is unplugged.
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The power inverter is designed with built-in overload
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded, the
power inverter will automatically shut down. Once the
electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset. To avoid overloading
the circuit, check the power ratings on electrical devices
prior to using the inverter.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
The load carried on the roof, when equipped with a
luggage rack, must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and it should
be uniformly distributed over the cargo area.
Crossbars should always be used whenever cargo is placed
on the roof rack. Check the straps frequently to be sure that
the load remains securely attached.
NOTE: Crossbars can be purchased at your authorized
dealer through Mopar parts.
External racks do not increase the total load carrying
capacity of the vehicle. Be sure that the total occupant and
luggage load inside the vehicle, plus the load on the
luggage rack, do not exceed the maximum vehicle load
capacity.
WARNING!
Cargo must be securely tied down before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal
injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack cautions when carrying cargo on your roof rack.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do not
exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity. Always
distribute heavy loads as evenly as possible and
secure the load appropriately.
• Long loads, which extend over the windshield, such
as wood panels or surfboards, should be secured to
both the front and rear of the vehicle.
• Place a blanket or other protection between the
surface of the roof and the load.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully
when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof rack.
Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby truck
traffic, can add sudden upward loads. This is especially true on large flat loads and may result in
damage to the cargo or your vehicle.
• Load should always be secured to cross bars first,
with tie down loops used as additional securing
points if needed. Tie loops are intended as supplementary tie down points only. Do not use ratcheting
mechanisms with the tie loops. Check the straps
frequently to be sure that the load remains securely
attached.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
▫ Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
▫ Instrument Cluster Display Location And
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Oil Change Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
▫ Instrument Cluster Display Menu Items . . . . . .102
▫ Battery Saver On/Battery Saver Mode
Message — Electrical Load Reduction Actions —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
䡵 TRIP COMPUTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
䡵 WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
▫ Red Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Yellow Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
▫ Green Telltale Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
▫ White Telltale Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
▫ Blue Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . . .140
▫ Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II)
Cybersecurity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
Base Instrument Cluster
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Premium Instrument Cluster
Instrument Cluster Descriptions
1. Tachometer
• Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute
(RPM x 1000).
2. Instrument Cluster Display
• The instrument cluster display features a driverinteractive display. Refer to “Instrument Cluster Display” in “Getting To Know Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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3. Speedometer
• Indicates vehicle speed.
4. Fuel Gauge
• The gauge shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
The fuel pump symbol points to the side of the
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vehicle where the fuel door is located.
5. Temperature Gauge
• The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that the engine cooling system is operating
satisfactorily.
• The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather or up mountain
grades. It should not be allowed to exceed the upper
limits of the normal operating range.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer for
service if your vehicle overheats.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H”
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the
air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back
into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the
“H”, turn the engine off immediately and call an
authorized dealer for service.
NOTE: The hard telltales will illuminate for a bulb check
when the ignition is first cycled.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with an instrument cluster
display, which offers useful information to the driver. With
the ignition in the STOP/OFF mode, opening/closing of a
door will activate the display for viewing, and display the
total miles, or kilometers, in the odometer. Your instrument
cluster display is designed to display important information about your vehicle’s systems and features. Using a
driver interactive display located on the instrument panel,
your instrument cluster display can show you how systems are working and give you warnings when they aren’t.
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The steering wheel mounted controls allow you to scroll
through and enter the main menus and submenus. You can
access the specific information you want and make selections and adjustments.
Instrument Cluster Display Location And Controls
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The instrument cluster display features a driver-interactive
display that is located in the instrument cluster.
Premium Instrument Cluster Display Location
The instrument cluster display menu items consist of the
following as equipped:
• Speedometer
• Vehicle Info
• Driver Assist
Base Instrument Cluster Display Location
• Fuel Economy
• Trip
• Stop/Start (If Equipped)
• Audio
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• Messages
• Screen Setup
• Vehicle Settings
The systems allow the driver to select information by
pushing the following buttons mounted on the steering
wheel:
• Down Arrow Button
Push and release the down arrow button to scroll
downward through the main menu and
submenus.
• Right Arrow Button
Push and release the right arrow button to access
the information screens or submenu screens of a
main menu item.
• Left Arrow Button
Push and release the left arrow button to access
the information screens or submenu screens of a
main menu item.
• OK Button
Instrument Cluster Display Control Buttons
• Up Arrow Button
Push and release the up arrow button to scroll
upward through the main menu and submenus.
Push the OK button to access/select the information
screens or submenu screens of a main menu item. Push and
hold the OK button for one second to reset displayed/
selected features that can be reset.
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Oil Change Reset
Models Equipped With Keyless Go — Ignition
• Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Due” message will
display in the instrument cluster display for five 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.
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• Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time the ignition is cycled to the ON/RUN position.
• To reset the oil change indicator after performing the
scheduled maintenance, refer to the following procedure.
Push Button Ignition
1. Without pushing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the ON/
RUN position (do not start the engine.)
2. Fully push the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within ten seconds.
3. Cycle the ignition to the OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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Instrument Cluster Display Menu Items
NOTE: The instrument cluster display menu items display
in the center of the instrument cluster. Menu items may
vary depending on your vehicle features.
Speedometer
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the
Speedometer Menu item is displayed in the instrument
cluster display. Push and release the OK button to change
the speedometer scale from MPH to km/h (or vice versa).
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the
Vehicle Info Menu item is displayed in the instrument
cluster display. Push and release the left or right arrow
button to cycle through the Vehicle Info submenus and
follow the prompts on each screen as needed.
1. Tire Pressure
• If tire pressure is OK for all tires a vehicle ICON is
displayed with tire pressure values in each corner of
the ICON.
• If one or more tires have low pressure, “Inflate Tire To
XX” is displayed with the vehicle ICON and the tire
pressure values in each corner of the ICON with the
pressure value of the low tire displayed in a different
color than the other tire pressure value.
• If the Tire Pressure system requires service, “Service
Tire Pressure System” is displayed.
• Tire PSI is an information only function and cannot be
reset.
• Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)”
under “Safety” for further information.
2. Coolant Temperature
Displays the actual coolant temperature.
3. Transmission Temperature — Automatic Transmission
Only
Displays the actual transmission temperature.
4. Oil Temperature
Displays the actual oil temperature.
5. Battery Voltage
Displays the actual battery voltage
6. Service
Displays the mileage and days since last service.
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Fuel Economy
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the
Fuel Economy menu title is displayed in the instrument
cluster display. Push and hold the OK button to reset
average fuel economy feature.
• Range – The display shows the estimated distance (mi
or km) that can be traveled with the fuel remaining in
the tank. When the Range value is less than 30 miles
(48 km) estimated driving distance, the Range display
will change to a “LOW FUEL” message. Adding a
significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the
“LOW FUEL” message and a new Range value will
display. Range cannot be reset through the OK button.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
the vehicle, regardless of the Range displayed value.
• Average – The display shows the average fuel economy
(MPG, or L/100 km, or km/L) since the last reset.
• Current – This display shows the current fuel economy
(MPG, or L/100 km, or km/L) form while driving.
Driver Assist
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the
Driver Assist menu title is displayed is highlighted in the
instrument cluster display.
LaneSense — If Equipped
The instrument cluster display displays the current LaneSense system settings. The information displayed depends
on LaneSense system status and the conditions that need to
be met. Refer to “LaneSense — If Equipped” in “Starting
And Operating” for further information.
Trip Info
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the Trip
menu title is displayed in the instrument cluster display.
Toggle the left or right arrow button to select Trip A or Trip
B. The Trip information will display the following:
• Distance – Shows the total distance (mi or km) traveled
for Trip A or Trip B since the last reset.
• Average Fuel Economy – Shows the average fuel
economy (MPG or L/100 km or km/L) of Trip A or
Trip B since the last reset.
• Elapsed Time – Shows the total elapsed time of travel
since Trip A or Trip B has been reset.
Hold the OK button to reset feature information.
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Stop/Start – If Equipped
Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the
Stop/Start menu title is displayed in the instrument cluster
display.
Upper Left
Audio
• Outside Temp
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the
Audio menu title is displayed in the instrument cluster
display.
• None
• Compass (default setting)
• Date
• Time
Stored Messages
• Ignition State
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the
Messages Menu Icon is highlighted in the instrument
cluster display. This feature shows the number of stored
warning messages. Pushing the left or right arrow button
will allow you to scroll through the stored messages.
Upper Right
Screen Setup
• Date
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the
Screen Setup Menu Icon/Title is highlighted in the instrument cluster display. Push and release the OK button to
enter the sub-menus and follow the prompts on the screen
as needed. The Screen Setup feature allows you to change
what information is displayed in the instrument cluster as
well as the location that information is displayed.
• Time
• None
• Compass
• Outside Temp
• Ignition State (default setting)
Restore Defaults (Restores All Settings To Default Settings)
• Yes
• No
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Current Gear — If Equipped
Vehicle Settings — If Equipped
• On
Center
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the
Vehicle Setup Menu item is displayed in the instrument
cluster display. This menu item allows you to change the
settings for the following:
• None
• Display
• Compass
• Units
• Menu Title (default setting)
• Clock and Date
• Date
• Security
• Outside Temp
• Safety and Assistance
• Time
• Lights
• Range
• Doors and Locks
• Fuel Economy Average — If Equipped
• Compass (If Equipped)
• Off (default setting)
• Fuel Economy Current — If Equipped
• Audio Info
• Trip A Distance
• Trip B Distance
• Speedometer
NOTE: Most vehicle settings will be moved into the radio
if a touchscreen radio is present, please refer to “Uconnect
Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
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Display
Security
By selecting Display, the following settings can be selected:
Passenger Air Bag Disable (PAD): a selection of Passenger
Air Bag Disable (ON/OFF) may be made if a child restraint
must be installed in the front seat.
• Language: select the language in which to display the
information/warnings.
• Nav. Repetition: displays information relating to the
navigation mode.
Units
By selecting Units, the unit of measurement to use for
displaying various values can be set. Possible options are:
• US
• Metric
• Custom: allows individual changes of units for temperature, distance, consumption, and tire pressure.
Clock And Date
Safety And Assistance
By selecting the item Safety and Assistance, the following
adjustments can be made:
• ParkSense (If Equipped): a selection of the type of
information provided by ParkSense
• Front ParkSense Volume (If Equipped): selection of the
volume of the beeps provided by the front ParkSense
• Rear ParkSense Volume (If Equipped): selection of the
volume of the beeps provided by the rear ParkSense
• FCW Warning (If Equipped): a selection of operating
modes of the system Forward Collision Warning Plus
• Set Time: adjust hours/minutes
• FCW Sensitivity (If Equipped): a selection of the “readiness” of intervention of the Forward Collision Warning
Plus system, based on the distance to the obstacle
• Set Format: adjust the time format “12h” (12 hours) or
“24h” (24 hours)
• Rain Sensing Wipers (If Equipped): enabling/disabling
the automatic operation of wipers in the event of rain
By selecting Clock and Date, the time and date can be set.
Possible options are:
• Set Date: adjust day/month/year
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• LaneSense Force (If Equipped): selection of the force to
be applied to the steering wheel to put the car in the
roadway through the system of electrical drive, in case
of operation of the system LaneSense
• LaneSense Warning (If Equipped): a selection of the
“readiness” of intervention of LaneSense
• Buzzer Volume: There are 4 options: Off, Low, Medium,
Loud
• Brake Service (If Equipped): activation of the procedure
to carry out braking system maintenance
• Auto Park Brake (If Equipped): enable/disable auto
insertion of the Electric Parking Brake
• Speed Warning: Set the vehicle speed limit (km/h or
MPH), which the driver is notified through a visual and
acoustic signaling (display of a message and a symbol
on the display)
• Hill Start Assist: Activation/Deactivation of the Hill
Start Assist system
Lights
By selecting Lights, the following adjustments can be
made:
• Ambient Lights (If Equipped): adjust the sensitivity of
lighting in the doors and overhead console
• Lights Off Delay: set the delay for headlight shutoff after
engine shutoff
• Headlight Sensitivity: adjust the sensitivity of headlight
brightness
• Greeting Lights: activate the direction indicators when
unlocking the doors
• Daytime Lights (If Equipped): activate/deactivate the
daytime running lights
• Cornering Lights (If Equipped): activate/deactivate the
cornering lights
• Auto High Beam (If Equipped): activate/deactivate the
automatic high beam headlights
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Doors And Locks
Compass
By selecting Doors and Locks, the following adjustments
can be made:
By selecting Compass, the following settings can be
changed:
• Auto Lock Doors: activate/deactivate the automatic
locking of the doors with the vehicle moving
Calibration (If Equipped)
• Auto Unlock Doors: automatic unlocking of the doors
when exiting the vehicle
• Lights with Lock: activate the direction indicators when
locking the doors
• Horn With Remote Lock: activate/deactivate the horn
when pressing the lock button on the key. The options
are “Off”, “First Press”, and “Second Press”
• Horn With Remote Start (If Equipped): activate/
deactivate the horn at the Remote Starting of the engine
with the key
• Door Unlock: allow you to choose whether to unlock all
the doors or only the driver’s side door on the first push
of the unlock button on the key
• Auto Driver Comfort (If Equipped): activate/deactivate
automatic climate control during vehicle starts
• Key in Memory (If Equipped): activate/deactivate
memory linked to a key
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need
to set the compass manually. When the vehicle is new, the
compass may appear erratic, and the cluster will display
dashes (- -) until the compass is calibrated. You may also
calibrate the compass by completing one or more 360
degree turns (in an area free from large metal or metallic
objects) until the dashes (- -) displayed in the instrument
cluster display turns off. The compass will now function
normally.
Variance (If Equipped)
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences, the variance should be set for the zone where
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly set,
the compass will automatically compensate for the differences and provide the most accurate compass heading.
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NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of the
instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones, Laptops,
and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass module is
located, and it can cause interference with the compass
sensor, and it may give false readings.
Battery Saver On/Battery Saver Mode Message —
Electrical Load Reduction Actions — If Equipped
This vehicle is equipped with an Intelligent Battery Sensor
(IBS) to perform additional monitoring of the electrical
system and status of the vehicle battery.
In cases when the IBS detects charging system failure, or
the vehicle battery conditions are deteriorating, electrical
load reduction actions will take place to extend the driving
time and distance of the vehicle. This is done by reducing
power to or turning off non-essential electrical loads.
Load reduction is only active when the engine is running.
It will display a message if there is a risk of battery
depletion to the point where the vehicle may stall due to
lack of electrical supply, or will not restart after the current
drive cycle.
Compass Variance Map
When load reduction is activated, the message “Battery
Saver On” or “Battery Saver Mode” will appear in the
instrument cluster display.
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These messages indicate the vehicle battery has a low state
of charge and continues to lose electrical charge at a rate
that the charging system cannot sustain.
NOTE:
• The charging system is independent from load reduction. The charging system performs a diagnostic on the
charging system continuously.
• If the Battery Charge Warning Light is on it may indicate
a problem with the charging system. Refer to “Battery
Charge Warning Light” in “Warning And Indicator
Lights And Messages” located in ”Getting To Know
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The electrical loads that may be switched off (if equipped),
and vehicle functions which can be effected by load
reduction:
• Heated Seat/Vented Seats/Heated Wheel
• Heated/Cooled Cup Holders — If Equipped
• Rear Defroster And Heated Mirrors
• HVAC System
• 150W Power Inverter System
• Audio and Telematics System
Loss of the battery charge may indicate one or more of the
following conditions:
• The charging system cannot deliver enough electrical
power to the vehicle system because the electrical loads
are larger than the capability of charging system. The
charging system is still functioning properly.
• Turning on all possible vehicle electrical loads (e.g.
HVAC to max settings, exterior and interior lights,
overloaded power outlets +12V, 150W, USB ports) during certain driving conditions (city driving, towing,
frequent stopping).
• Installing options like additional lights, upfitter electrical accessories, audio systems, alarms and similar devices.
• Unusual driving cycles (short trips separated by long
parking periods).
• The vehicle was parked for an extended period of time
(weeks, months).
• The battery was recently replaced and was not charged
completely.
• The battery was discharged by an electrical load left on
when the vehicle was parked.
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• The battery was used for an extended period with the
engine not running to supply radio, lights, chargers,
+12V portable appliances like vacuum cleaner’s, game
consoles and similar devices.
• The vehicle should have service performed if the message is still present during consecutive trips and the
evaluation of the vehicle and driving pattern did not
help to identify the cause.
What to do when an electrical load reduction action
message is present (“Battery Saver On” or “Battery Saver
Mode”)
TRIP COMPUTER
During a trip:
• Reduce power to unnecessary loads if possible:
– Turn off redundant lights (interior or exterior)
– Check what may be plugged in to power outlets +12V,
150W, USB ports
– Check HVAC settings (blower, temperature)
– Check the audio settings (volume)
After a trip:
• Check if any aftermarket equipment was installed (additional lights, upfitter electrical accessories, audio systems, alarms) and review specifications if any (load and
Ignition Off Draw currents).
• Evaluate the latest driving cycles (distance, driving time
and parking time).
Push and release the up or down arrow button until the
Trip A or Trip B icon is highlighted in the instrument
cluster display (Toggle left or right to select Trip A or Trip
B). Push and release the OK button to display the Trip
information.
Trip A
• Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
reset.
• Shows the elapsed time traveled for Trip A since the last
reset.
Trip B
• Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
• Shows the elapsed time traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
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Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
or START position.
To Reset A Trip Function
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is selected
(highlighted). Push and hold the OK button to clear the
resettable function being displayed.
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND MESSAGES
The warning/indicator light switches on in the instrument
panel together with a dedicated message and/or acoustic
signal when applicable. These indications are indicative
and precautionary and as such must not be considered as
exhaustive and/or alternative to the information contained
in the Owner Manual, which you are advised to read
carefully in all cases. Always refer to the information in this
chapter in the event of a failure indication.
All active telltales will display first, if applicable. The
system check menu may appear different based upon
equipment options and current vehicle status. Some telltales are optional and may not appear.
The following warning lamps and indicators will alert you
to a vehicle condition that may become serious. Some
lamps will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make
sure they work. If any lamps remain on after starting your
vehicle, refer to the respective system warning lamp for
further information.
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Red Telltale Lights
Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if the driver’s or passenger seat belt is unbuckled, a
chime will sound. After the bulb check or when driving, if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will flash or remain on continuously and a chime will sound.
Refer to “Occupant Restraint Systems” in “Safety” for further information.
Air Bag Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Air Bag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on during startup, stays on, or turns on while driving, have the system inspected at an authorized dealer as soon as possible. This light will illuminate with a single chime when a fault with the Air Bag Warning Light has been detected, it will
stay on until the fault is cleared. If the light comes on intermittently or remains on while driving,
have an authorized dealer service the vehicle immediately. Refer to “Occupant Restraint Systems”
in “Safety” for further information.
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Brake Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions, including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the brake light turns on it may indicate that the parking brake is applied, that the brake
fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been disengaged, and the fluid level is at the
full mark on the master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. In this case, the light will remain on until the
condition has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake booster, the ABS pump will
run when applying the brake, and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity
in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions.
The vehicle should have service performed, and the brake
fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
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WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed. It
will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have a
collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force Distribution
(EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the Brake Warning
Light will turn on along with the ABS Light. Immediate
repair to the ABS system is required.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
Vehicle Security Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Vehicle Security Warning Light
This light will flash at a fast rate for approximately 15 seconds when the vehicle security alarm is
arming, and then will flash slowly until the vehicle is disarmed.
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Oil Pressure Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle
and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound when this light turns on.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected. This light does not indicate how much oil
is in the engine. The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
Engine Temperature Warning Light
Red Warning
Light
What It Means
Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. As engine coolant temperatures rise and the
gauge approaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single chime will sound after reaching a
set threshold.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on,
turn it off. Also, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature
reading does not return to normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for service. Refer to
“If Your Engine Overheats” in “In Case Of Emergency” for further information.
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Oil Temperature Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Oil Temperature Warning Light
This telltale indicates vehicle oil temperature is high. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible.
Battery Charge Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Battery Charge Warning Light
This light illuminates when the battery is not charging properly. If it stays on while the engine is
running, there may be a malfunction with the charging system. Contact your authorized dealer as
soon as possible. This indicates a possible problem with the electrical system or a related component.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump-Starting Procedures” in “In Case Of Emergency” for
further information.
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Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
This light informs you of a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a problem is detected while the vehicle is running, the light will either stay on or flash depending on
the nature of the problem. Cycle the ignition when the vehicle is safely and completely stopped
and the transmission is placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off. If the light remains on with the vehicle under power, your vehicle will usually be drivable; however, see an
authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
If the light continues to flash when the vehicle is under power, immediate service is required and
you may experience reduced performance, and your vehicle may require towing. The light will
come on when the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position and remain on briefly as a bulb
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have the system checked by an authorized
dealer.
Electric Power Steering Fail Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electric Power Steering Fail Warning
This light is used to manage the electrical warning of the EPS (Electric Power Steering System).
Refer to “Power Steering” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
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Transmission Temperature Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that the transmission fluid temperature is running hot. This may occur with
severe usage. If this light turns on, safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you
could cause the fluid to boil over, come in contact with
hot engine or exhaust components and cause a fire.
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
Transmission Fault Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Transmission Fault Warning Light
This light will illuminate (together with a message in the instrument cluster display and a
buzzer) to indicate a transmission fault. Contact your authorized dealer if the message remains
after restarting the engine.
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Door Open Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Door Open Warning Light
This indicator will illuminate when a door is ajar/open and not fully closed.
NOTE: If the vehicle is moving, there will also be a single chime.
Liftgate Open Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Liftgate Open Warning Light
This indicator will turn on when the liftgate is open.
NOTE:
If the vehicle is moving there will also be a single chime.
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Hood Open Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Hood Open Warning Light
This indicator will illuminate when the hood is ajar/open and not fully closed.
Yellow Telltale Lights
Engine Malfunction Warning Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Vehicle Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Vehicle Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is a part of an Onboard Diagnostic System
called OBD II that monitors emissions control systems. The light will illuminate when the ignition is in the ON position before vehicle start up. If the bulb does not come on when placing the
ignition in the ON/RUN position, have the condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor quality fuel, etc., may illuminate the
light after vehicle start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through several typical driving styles. In most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will not require towing.
When the vehicle is running, the MIL 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.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you drive
slowly or park over flammable substances such as dry
plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result in death
or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the vehicle
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light — If Equipped
The “ESC Indicator Light” in the instrument cluster will come on when the ignition is placed in
the ON/RUN position. It should go out when the engine is running. If the “ESC Indicator Light”
comes on continuously with the engine running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several
miles (kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon
as possible to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC Indicator Light” come on momentarily each
time the ignition switch is placed in the ON/RUN position.
• Each time the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position, the ESC system will be ON, even
if it was turned off previously.
• The ESC telltale will flash when in an ESC event (loss of traction).
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds when it is active. This is normal; the
sounds will stop when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver that caused the ESC
activation.
NOTE: This telltale indicates that an ESC event is active.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning
Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Light
The warning light switches on and a message is displayed to indicate that the tire pressure is
lower than the recommended value and/or that slow pressure loss is occurring. In these cases,
optimal tire duration and fuel consumption may not be guaranteed.
Should one or more tires be in the condition mentioned above, the display will show the indications corresponding to each tire in sequence.
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CAUTION!
Do not continue driving with one or more flat tires as
handling may be compromised. Stop the vehicle,
avoiding sharp braking and steering. If a tire puncture
occurs, repair immediately using the dedicated tire
repair kit and contact your authorized dealer as soon as
possible.
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.
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
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ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels
allow the TPMS to continue to function properly.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and warning
have been established for the tire size equipped on
your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor
CAUTION! (Continued)
damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Using
aftermarket tire sealants may cause the Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor to become inoperable. After using an aftermarket tire sealant it is
recommended that you take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to have your sensor function checked.
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Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Indicator Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is placed in the ON/RUN position and may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, then the Anti-Lock portion of the brake
system is not functioning and service is required. However, the conventional brake system will
continue to operate normally if the brake warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock Brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the ignition switch is placed in
the ON/RUN position, have the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
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Electronic Park Brake Fail Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electronic Park Brake Fail Warning Light
This telltale will turn on to indicate the Electronic Park Brake is not functioning properly and that
service is required. Contact your authorized dealership.
Low Fuel Warning Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Low Fuel Indicator Light
Depending on whether the tank size is 51L or 60L, the Low Fuel Indicator Light will turn on
when the fuel level goes below 1.5 gal (5.6L) or 1.7 gal (6.6L).
Fuel Cutoff Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Fuel Cutoff Indicator Light
This telltale will illuminate after an accident has occurred, and the system has shut the fuel off.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light will illuminate when fuel filler cap is loose. Properly close the filler cap to disengage
the light. If the light does not turn off, please see your authorized dealer.
Low Coolant Level Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Low Coolant Level Indicator Light
This telltale will turn on to indicate the vehicle coolant level is low.
Service Stop/Start System Indicator Light — If
Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Service Stop/Start System Indicator Light
This telltale will turn on to indicate the Stop/Start system is not functioning properly and service
is required.
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Service Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Light —
If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Service Forward Collision Warning Indicator Light
This light indicates a potential system fault with the FCW system.
Forward Collision Warning Off Indicator Light — If
Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Forward Collision Off Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Forward Collision Warning is off.
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Towing Hook Breakdown Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Towing Hook Breakdown Light — If Equipped
This light illuminates when there is a failure with the tow hook. Contact your authorized dealer
for service.
LaneSense Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
LaneSense Indicator Light — If Equipped
The LaneSense is solid yellow when the system senses a lane drift situation.
The LaneSense is flashing yellow when the system senses the lane has been approached and is in
a lane departure situation.
Refer to “LaneSense — If Equipped⬙ in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
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Low Washer Fluid Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Low Washer Fluid Indicator Light
This indicator will illuminate when the windshield washer fluid is low.
Active Speed Limiter Fail Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Active Speed Limiter Fail Indicator Light
This light will turn on when there is a fault detected with the Active Speed Limiter.
Vehicle Security Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Vehicle Security Indicator Light
This indicator will illuminate when the vehicle security alarm system has detected an attempt
was made to break into the vehicle.
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LaneSense Failure Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
LaneSense Failure Indicator Light
This light will turn on when the LaneSense system is not operating and needs service. Please see
your authorized dealer.
Service 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Service 4WD Indicator Light
If the light stays on or comes on during driving, it means that the 4WD system is not functioning
properly and that service is required. We recommend you drive to the nearest service center and
have the vehicle serviced immediately.
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4WD Lock Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
4WD Lock Indicator Light
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in the four-wheel drive LOCK mode. The front and
rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
the same speed.
Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation” in “Starting And Operating” for further information on
four-wheel drive operation and proper use.
4WD Low Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
4WD Low Indicator Light
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in the four-wheel drive LOW mode. The front and
rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
the same speed. Low range provides a greater gear reduction ratio to provide increased torque at
the wheels.
Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation — If Equipped” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information on four-wheel drive operation and proper use.
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Green Telltale Lights
Park/Headlight ON Indicator Light
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
Park/Headlight ON Indicator Light
This indicator will illuminate when the park lights or headlights are turned on.
Front Fog Indicator Light — If Equipped
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
Front Fog Indicator Light
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog lights are on.
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Turn Signal Warning Lights
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
Turn Signal Indicator Lights
The instrument cluster arrow will flash independently for the left or right turn signal as selected,
as well as the exterior turn signal lamp(s) (front and rear) as selected when the multifunction
lever is moved down (left) or up (right).
NOTE:
• A continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either
turn signal on.
• Check for an inoperative outside light bulb if either indicator flashes at a rapid rate.
Stop/Start Active Indicator Light — If Equipped
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
Stop/Start Active Indicator Light
This telltale will illuminate when the Stop/Start function is in “Autostop” mode.
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Automatic High Beam Indicator Light — If
Equipped
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
Automatic High Beam Indicator Light
This indicator shows that the automatic high beam headlights are on.
Cruise Control Set Indicator Light — If Equipped
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
Cruise Control Set Indicator Light
This light will turn on when the Speed Control is SET. Refer to “Speed Control — If Equipped”
in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
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LaneSense Indicator Light — If Equipped
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
LaneSense Indicator Light
The LaneSense indicator is solid green when both lane markings have been detected and the system is “armed” to provide visual warnings in the instrument cluster display and a torque warning in the steering wheel if an unintentional lane departure occurs. Refer to “LaneSense — If
Equipped⬙ in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
White Telltale Lights
LaneSense Indicator Light — If Equipped
White Telltale
Light
What It Means
LaneSense Indicator Light
When the LaneSense system is ON, the LaneSense indicator is solid white when none or only the
left or right lane marking has been detected. The indicator will turn green when both lanes are
detected and the system will be ready to provide visual warnings in the instrument cluster display if an unintentional lane departure occurs. Refer to “LaneSense — If Equipped⬙ in “Starting
And Operating” for further information.
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Cruise Control Ready Indicator Light
White Telltale
Light
What It Means
Cruise Control Ready Indicator Light
This light will turn on when the cruise control is ready, but not set.
Speed Control SET Indicator Light
White Telltale
Light
What It Means
Speed Control SET Light
This light will turn on when the speed control is set. Refer to “Speed Control — If Equipped” in
“Starting And Operating” for further information.
Active Speed Limiter ON Indicator Light
White Telltale
Light
What It Means
Active Speed Limiter ON Indicator Light
This light will turn on when the Active Speed Limiter is on, but not set.
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Hill Descent Control (HDC) Indicator Light — If
Equipped
White Telltale
Light
What It Means
Hill Descent Control (HDC) Indicator Light
This indicator shows when the Hill Descent Control (HDC) feature is turned on. The lamp will
be on solid when HDC is armed. HDC can only be armed when the transfer case is in the “4WD
LOW” position and the vehicle speed is less then 30 mph (48 km/h). If these conditions are not
met while attempting to use the HDC feature, the HDC indicator light will flash on/off.
Blue Telltale Lights
High Beam Indicator Light
Blue Telltale
Light
What It Means
High Beam Indicator Light
This indicator shows that the high beam headlights are on. Push the multifunction control lever
away from you to switch the headlights to high beam. Pull the lever toward you to switch the
headlights back to low beam. Pull the lever toward you for a temporary high beam on, ⬙flash to
pass⬙ scenario.
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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 emissions well within current
government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). It will
also store diagnostic codes and other information to assist
your service technician in making repairs. Although your
vehicle will usually be drivable and not need towing, see
your authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability. The
vehicle must be serviced before any emissions tests
can be performed.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• If the MIL is flashing while the vehicle is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity
Your vehicle is required to have an Onboard Diagnostic
system (OBD II) and a connection port to allow access to
information related to the performance of your emissions
controls. Authorized service technicians may need to access this information to assist with the diagnosis and
service of your vehicle and emissions system.
WARNING!
• ONLY an authorized service technician should connect equipment to the OBD II connection port in
order to diagnose or service your vehicle.
• If unauthorized equipment is connected to the OBD
II connection port, such as a driver-behavior tracking
device, it may:
• Be possible that vehicle systems, including safety
related systems, could be impaired or a loss of
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WARNING! (Continued)
vehicle control could occur that may result in an
accident involving serious injury or death.
• Access, or allow others to access, information
stored in your vehicle systems, including personal
information.
For further information, refer to “Cybersecurity” in “Multimedia”.
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not ready
for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition 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. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
crank or start the engine.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to
start this test over.
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.
2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
position, you will see the “Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL)” symbol come on as part of a normal bulb check.
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.
3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
happen:
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then return
to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition 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.
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• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you place the ignition in the off position or start the engine. This means that your vehicle’s
OBD II system is ready and you can proceed to the I/M
station.
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, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
SAFETY
CONTENTS
䡵 SAFETY FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
▫ Seat Belt Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
▫ Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) . . . . . . . .188
▫ Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . .145
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
䡵 AUXILIARY DRIVING SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) — If Equipped . . .156
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Forward Collision Warning (FCW) With Mitigation
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . .167
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Occupant Restraint Systems Features . . . . . . . .174
▫ Important Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
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SAFETY FEATURES
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most braking conditions. The system automatically prevents wheel
lock, and enhances vehicle control during braking.
The ABS performs a self-check cycle to ensure that the ABS
is working properly each time the vehicle is started and
driven. During this self-check, you may hear a slight
clicking sound as well as some related motor noises.
ABS is activated during braking when the system detects
one or more wheels begin to lock. Road conditions such as
ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose debris, or
panic stops may increase the likelihood of ABS activation(s).
You also may experience the following when ABS activates:
• The ABS motor noise (it may continue to run for a short
time after the stop).
• The clicking sound of solenoid valves.
• Brake pedal pulsations.
• A slight drop of the brake pedal at the end of the stop.
These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
WARNING!
• The ABS contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference caused
by improperly installed or high output radio transmitting equipment. This interference can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation
of such equipment should be performed by qualified
professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish their
effectiveness and may lead to a collision. Pumping
makes the stopping distance longer. Just press firmly
on your brake pedal when you need to slow down or
stop.
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the
condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the
traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
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SAFETY
WARNING! (Continued)
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner
that could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
ABS is designed to function with the OEM tires. Modification may result in degraded ABS performance.
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
The yellow “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” will turn on
when the ignition is turned to the ON/RUN mode and
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” remains on or
comes on while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock
portion of the brake system is not functioning and that
service is required. However, the conventional brake system will continue to operate normally if the “Brake System
Warning Light” is not on.
If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” is on, the brake
system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the
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benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” does not come on when the ignition is turned to
the ON/RUN mode, have the light repaired as soon as
possible.
Electronic Brake Control System
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced Electronic
Brake Control system (EBC). This system includes Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Hill Start Assist
(HSA), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability
Control (ESC), and Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM). These
systems work together to enhance both vehicle stability
and control in various driving conditions.
Your vehicle may also be equipped with Ready Alert
Braking (RAB), Rain Brake Support (RBS), Trailer Sway
Control (TSC), and Dynamic Steering Torque (DST).
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, the TCS may
apply brake pressure to the spinning wheel(s) and/or
reduce vehicle power to provide enhanced acceleration
and stability. A feature of the TCS, Brake Limited Differential (BLD), functions similar to a limited slip differential
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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 vehicle torque to be applied to the wheel
that is not spinning. BLD may remain enabled even if TCS
and ESC are in a reduced mode.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the
rate and amount of brake application and then applies
optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help reduce
braking distances. The BAS complements the 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 “pump” the brakes).
Do not reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no
longer desired. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
deactivated.
WARNING!
The Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor
can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing road
conditions. BAS cannot prevent collisions, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving
on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. 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.
Brake System Warning Light
The red “Brake System Warning Light” will turn on when
the ignition is turned to the ON/RUN mode and may stay
on for as long as four seconds.
If the “Brake System Warning Light” remains on or comes
on while driving, it indicates that the brake system is not
functioning properly and that immediate service is required. If the “Brake System Warning Light” does not come
on when the ignition is turned to the ON/RUN mode, have
the light repaired as soon as possible.
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Dynamic Steering Torque (DST)
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
Dynamic Steering Torque is a feature of the ESC and
Electric Power Steering (EPS) modules that provides
torque at the steering wheel for certain driving conditions
in which the ESC module is detecting vehicle instability.
The torque that the steering wheel receives is only meant to
help the driver realize optimal steering behavior in order to
reach/maintain vehicle stability. The only notification the
driver receives that the feature is active is the torque
applied to the steering wheel.
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the speed
of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate of
change of the steering wheel angle and vehicle’s speed are
sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then applies the
appropriate brake and may also reduce engine power to
lessen the chance that wheel lift will occur. ERM 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: The DST feature is only meant to help the driver
realize the correct course of action through small torques
on the steering wheel, which means the effectiveness of the
DST feature is highly dependent on the driver’s sensitivity
and overall reaction to the applied torque. It is very
important to realize that this feature will not steer the
vehicle, meaning the driver is still responsible for steering
the vehicle.
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
This function manages the distribution of the braking
torque between the front and rear axles by limiting braking
pressure to the rear axle. This is done to prevent overslip of
the rear wheels to avoid vehicle instability, and to prevent
the rear axle from entering ABS before the front axle.
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 roll overs, especially those that involve
leaving the roadway or striking objects or other vehicles. 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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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects
for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel(s) to assist in
counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle
maintain the desired path.
ESC 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, ESC applies the brake of the appropriate
wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or understeer
condition.
• 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 “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” located
in the instrument cluster will start to flash as soon as the
ESC system becomes active. The “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” also flashes when the TCS is
active. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction 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.
WARNING!
• Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. ESC cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent accidents resulting
from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate
driver input for the conditions. Only a safe, attentive,
and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Vehicle modifications, or failure to properly maintain your vehicle, may change the handling characteristics of your vehicle, and may negatively affect
the performance of the ESC system. Changes to the
steering system, suspension, braking system, tire
type and size or wheel size may adversely affect ESC
performance. Improperly inflated and unevenly
worn tires may also degrade ESC performance. Any
vehicle modification or poor vehicle maintenance
that reduces the effectiveness of the ESC system can
increase the risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle
rollover, personal injury and death.
ESC Operating Modes
NOTE: Depending upon model and mode of operation, the
ESC system may have multiple operating modes.
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ESC OFF Button
ESC On
This is the normal operating mode for the ESC. Whenever
the vehicle is started, the ESC system will be in this mode.
This mode should be used for most driving conditions.
Alternate ESC modes should only be used for specific
reasons as noted in the following paragraphs.
Partial Off
The “Partial Off” mode is intended for times when a more
spirited driving experience is desired. This mode may
modify TCS and ESC thresholds for activation, which
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allows for more wheel spin than normally allowed. This
mode may be useful if the vehicle becomes stuck.
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feature of TCS is disabled, and the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by the ESC system is reduced.
• Trailer Sway control (TSC) is disabled when the ESC
system is in the “Partial Off” mode.
To enter the “Partial Off” mode, momentarily push the
“ESC Off” switch and the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will
illuminate. To turn the ESC on again, momentarily push
the “ESC Off” switch and the “ESC Off Indicator Light”
will turn off.
Full Off (Four-Wheel Drive Models Only)
NOTE: When driving with snow chains, or when starting
off in deep snow, sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to
allow more wheel spin. This can be accomplished by
momentarily pushing the “ESC Off” button to enter partial
mode “Partial Off” mode. Once the situation requiring
“Partial Off” mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by
momentarily pushing the “ESC Off” button. This may be
done while the vehicle is in motion.
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
when ESC stability features could inhibit vehicle maneuverability due to trail conditions. This mode is entered by
pushing and holding the “ESC Off” switch for five seconds
when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is running.
After five seconds, the ⬙ESC OFF Indicator Light⬙ will
illuminate and the “ESC OFF” message will appear in the
instrument cluster display.
WARNING!
• When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality
of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described
in the TCS section), has been disabled and the “ESC
Off Indicator Light” will be illuminated. When in
“Partial Off” mode, the engine power reduction
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In this mode, ESC 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 (64 km/h). At 40 mph
(64 km/h), the system returns to “Partial Off” mode, as
described above. TCS remains off. When the vehicle speed
drops below 30 mph (48 km/h), the ESC system shuts off.
ESC is deactivated at low vehicle speeds so that it will not
interfere with off-road driving however, ESC function
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returns to provide the stability feature at speeds above
40 mph (64 km/h). The ⬙ESC OFF Indicator Light⬙ will
always be illuminated when ESC is off.
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light and ESC
OFF Indicator Light
To turn ESC on again, momentarily push the “ESC Off”
switch. This will restore the “ESC On” mode of operation.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition is turned to the ON mode. It
should go out with the engine running. If the
“ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on
continuously with the engine running, a malfunction has
been detected in the ESC system. If this light remains on
after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been
driven several miles (kilometers) at speeds greater than
30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as
possible to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE: The “ESC OFF” message will display and an
audible chime will sound when the gear selector is placed
into the PARK position from any other position, and then
moved out of the PARK position. This will occur even if the
message was previously cleared.
WARNING!
In the ⴖFull Offⴖ mode, the engine torque reduction and
stability features are disabled. In an emergency evasive
maneuver, the ESC system will not engage to assist in
maintaining stability. “ESC Off” mode is intended for
off-highway or off-road use only.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active. The
“ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also flashes
when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction
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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NOTE:
Hill Descent Control (HDC) — If Equipped
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” and
the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momentarily
each time the ignition is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system will
be on even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
customer has elected to have the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in a reduced mode.
Hill Descent Control (Trailhawk)
HDC is intended for low speed off road driving while in
4WD Low Range. HDC maintains vehicle speed while
descending hills during various driving situations. HDC
controls vehicle speed by actively controlling the brakes.
HDC has three states:
1. Off (feature is not enabled and will not activate).
2. Enabled (feature is enabled and ready but activation
conditions are not met, or driver is actively overriding
with brake or throttle application).
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Deactivating HDC
Enabling HDC
HDC will be deactivated but remain available if any of the
following conditions occur:
HDC is enabled by pushing the HDC switch, but the
following conditions must also be met to enable HDC:
• Driver overrides HDC set speed with throttle or brake
application.
• Driveline is in 4WD Low Range.
• Vehicle speed exceeds 7.5 mph (12 km/h) but remains
below 25 mph (40 km/h).
• Vehicle speed is below 7.5 mph (12 km/h).
• Driver’s door is closed.
• Vehicle is on a downhill grade of insufficient magnitude
(less than approximately 8%), is on level ground, or is on
an uphill grade.
Activating HDC
• Vehicle is shifted to PARK.
Once HDC is enabled, it will activate automatically if
driven down a grade of sufficient magnitude (greater than
approximately 8%). The set speed for HDC is selectable by
the driver and can be adjusted using brake and throttle
input.
Disabling HDC
• Electric Park Brake (EPB) is released.
Driver Override:
The driver may override HDC activation with throttle or
brake application at anytime.
HDC will be deactivated and disabled if any of the
following conditions occur:
• The driver pushes the HDC switch.
• The driveline is shifted out of 4WD Low Range.
• Driver’s door opens.
• The vehicle is driven greater than 25 mph (40 km/h)
(HDC exits immediately.)
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Feedback To The Driver:
The instrument cluster has an HDC icon and the HDC
switch has an LED which offer feedback to the driver about
the state HDC is in.
hold the brake pressure for a short period. If the driver
does not apply the throttle before this time expires, the
system will release brake pressure and the vehicle will roll
down the hill as normal.
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will illuminate and
remain solid when HDC is enabled or activated. This is
the normal operating condition for HDC.
The following conditions must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• The switch lamp will flash for several seconds then
extinguish when the driver pushes the HDC switch
when enable conditions have not been met.
• The vehicle must be stopped.
The Hill Descent Switch is located within the Selec-Terrain
knob in the upper right position.
WARNING!
HDC is only intended to assist the driver in controlling
vehicle speed when descending hills. The driver must
remain attentive to the driving conditions and is responsible for maintaining a safe vehicle speed.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
The HSA system is designed to mitigate roll back from a
complete stop while on an incline. If the driver releases the
brake while stopped on an incline, HSA will continue to
• The feature must be enabled.
• Park brake must be off.
• Driver door must be closed.
• The vehicle must be on a sufficient grade.
• The gear selection must match vehicle uphill direction
(i.e., vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle
backing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
• HSA will work in REVERSE gear and all forward gears.
The system will not activate if the transmission is in
PARK or NEUTRAL. For vehicles equipped with a
manual transmission, if the clutch is pressed, HSA will
remain active.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
There may be situations where the Hill Start Assist
(HSA) will not activate and slight rolling may occur,
such as on minor hills or with a loaded vehicle, or
while pulling a trailer. HSA is not a substitute for
active driving involvement. It is always the driver’s
responsibility to be attentive to distance to other vehicles, people, and objects, and most importantly brake
operation to ensure safe operation of the vehicle under
all road conditions. Your complete attention is always
required while driving to maintain safe control of your
vehicle. Failure to follow these warnings can result in
a collision or serious personal injury.
brake pressure to hold both the vehicle and the
trailer on a hill when the brake pedal is released. In
order to avoid rolling down an incline while resuming acceleration, manually activate the trailer brake
or apply more vehicle brake pressure prior to releasing the brake pedal.
• HSA is not a parking brake. Always apply the
parking brake fully when exiting your vehicle. Also,
be certain to place the transmission in PARK.
• Failure to follow these warnings can result in a
collision or serious personal injury.
Towing With HSA
HSA will also provide assistance to mitigate roll back while
towing a trailer.
WARNING!
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your trailer,
the trailer brakes may be activated and deactivated
with the brake switch. If so, there may not be enough
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Disabling And Enabling HSA
This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change the
current setting, proceed as follows:
• If disabling HSA using Uconnect Settings, refer to
“Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
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Rain Brake Support (RBS)
Rain Brake Support may improve braking performance in
wet conditions. It will periodically apply a small amount of
brake pressure to remove any water buildup on the front
brake rotors. It functions when the windshield wipers are
in LO or HI speed. When Rain Brake Support is active,
there is no notification to the driver and no driver interaction is required.
Ready Alert Braking (RAB)
Ready Alert Braking may reduce the time required to reach
full braking during emergency braking situations. It anticipates when an emergency braking situation may occur by
monitoring how fast the throttle is released by the driver.
The EBC will prepare the brake system for a panic stop.
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively
swaying trailer and will take the appropriate actions to
attempt to stop the sway. TSC will become active automatically once an excessively swaying trailer is recognized.
NOTE: TSC cannot stop all trailers from swaying. Always
use caution when towing a trailer and follow the trailer
tongue weight recommendations. Refer to “Trailer Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
When TSC is functioning, the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” will flash, the engine power
may be reduced and you may feel the brakes being applied
to individual wheels to attempt to stop the trailer from
swaying. TSC is disabled when the ESC system is in the
“Partial Off” or “Full Off” modes.
WARNING!
If TSC activates while driving, slow the vehicle down,
stop at the nearest safe location, and adjust the trailer
load to eliminate trailer sway.
AUXILIARY DRIVING SYSTEMS
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) — If Equipped
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system uses two radarbased sensors, located inside the rear bumper fascia, to
detect highway licensable vehicles (automobiles, trucks,
motorcycles, etc.) that enter the blind spot zones from the
rear/front/side of the vehicle.
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sides of the vehicle when the vehicle speed reaches approximately 6 mph (10 km/h) or higher and will alert the
driver of vehicles in these areas.
NOTE:
• The BSM system does NOT alert the driver about
rapidly approaching vehicles that are outside the detection zones.
Rear Detection Zones
When the vehicle is started, the BSM warning light will
momentarily illuminate in both outside rear view mirrors
to let the driver know that the system is operational. The
BSM system sensors operate when the vehicle is in any
forward gear or REVERSE and enters stand-by mode when
the vehicle is in PARK.
The BSM detection zone covers approximately one lane
width on both sides of the vehicle 12 ft (3.8 m). The zone
length starts at the outside mirror and extends approximately 10 ft (3 m) beyond the rear bumper of the vehicle.
The BSM system monitors the detection zones on both
• The BSM system detection zone DOES NOT change if
your vehicle is towing a trailer. Therefore, visually verify
the adjacent lane is clear for both your vehicle and trailer
before making a lane change. If the trailer or other object
(i.e., bicycle, sports equipment) extends beyond the side
of your vehicle, this may result in the BSM warning light
remaining illuminated the entire time the vehicle is in a
forward gear. It may be necessary to deactivate the BSM
system manually to avoid miss-detection. Refer to
“Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
The area on the rear fascia where the radar sensors are
located must remain free of snow, ice, and dirt/road
contamination so that the BSM system can function properly. Do not block the area of the rear fascia where the radar
sensors are located with foreign objects (bumper stickers,
bicycle racks, etc.)
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The BSM system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side view mirror based on a detected object. If the
turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an alert
present on that side of the vehicle, an audible chime will
also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and detected
object are present on the same side at the same time, both
the visual and audio alerts will be issued. In addition to the
audible alert the radio (if on) will also be muted.
Entering From The Side
Vehicles that move into your adjacent lanes from either
side of the vehicle.
Side Monitoring
Warning Light Location
The BSM system monitors the detection zone from three
different entry points (side, rear, front) while driving to see
if an alert is necessary. The BSM system will issue an alert
during these types of zone entries.
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Entering From The Rear
Overtaking Traffic
Vehicles that come up from behind your vehicle on either
side and enter the rear detection zone with a relative speed
of less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
If you pass another vehicle slowly with a relative speed less
than 10 mph (16 km/h) and the vehicle remains in the
blind spot for approximately 1.5 seconds, the warning light
will be illuminated. If the difference in speed between the
two vehicles is greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), the warning
light will not illuminate.
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Overtaking/Approaching
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Overtaking/Passing
Stationary Objects
The BSM system is designed not to issue an alert on
stationary objects such as guardrails, posts, walls, foliage,
berms, etc. However, occasionally the system may alert on
such objects. This is normal operation and your vehicle
does not require service.
The BSM system will not alert you of objects that are
traveling in the opposite direction of the vehicle in adjacent
lanes.
NOTE: The BSM system may experience drop outs (blinking on and off) in the side mirror LED icons while a
motorcycle, or any small target, remains behind the front
door for an extended period of time (longer than a couple
of seconds).
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Rear Cross Path (RCP)
The Rear Cross Path (RCP) feature is intended to aid the
driver when backing out of parking spaces where their
vision of oncoming vehicles may be blocked. Proceed
slowly and cautiously out of the parking space until the
rear end of the vehicle is exposed. The RCP system will
then have a clear view of the cross traffic and if an
oncoming vehicle is detected, alert the driver.
Opposing Traffic
WARNING!
The Blind Spot Monitoring system is only an aid to
help detect objects in the blind spot zones. The BSM
system is not designed to detect pedestrians, bicyclists,
or animals. Even if your vehicle is equipped with the
BSM system, always check your vehicle’s mirrors,
glance over your shoulder, and use your turn signal
before changing lanes. Failure to do so can result in
serious injury or death.
RCP Detection Zones
RCP monitors the rear detection zones on both sides of the
vehicle, for objects that are moving toward the side of the
vehicle with a minimum speed of approximately 3 mph
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(5 km/h), to objects moving a maximum of approximately
20 mph (32 km/h), such as in parking lot situations.
NOTE: In a parking lot situation, oncoming vehicles can be
obscured by vehicles parked on either side. If the sensors
are blocked by other structures or vehicles, the system will
not be able to alert the driver.
When RCP is on and the vehicle is in REVERSE, the driver
is alerted using both the visual and audible alarms, including reducing the radio volume.
WARNING!
Rear Cross Path Detection (RCP) is not a back up aid
system. It is intended to be used to help a driver detect
an oncoming vehicle in a parking lot situation. Drivers
must be careful when backing up, even when using
RCP. Always check carefully behind your vehicle, look
behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians,
animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots
before backing up. Failure to do so can result in serious
injury or death.
Modes Of Operation
Three selectable modes of operation are available in the
Uconnect System. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
Blind Spot Alert Lights Only (Default Setting)
When operating in Blind Spot Alert mode, the BSM system
will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side view
mirror based on a detected object. However, when the
system is operating in Rear Cross Path (RCP) mode, the
system will respond with both visual and audible alerts
when a detected object is present. Whenever an audible
alert is requested, the radio is muted.
Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime
When operating in Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime mode,
the BSM system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side view mirror based on a detected object. If the
turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an alert
present on that side of the vehicle, an audible chime will
also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and detected
object are present on the same side at the same time, both
the visual and audible alerts will be issued. In addition to
the audible alert the radio (if on) will also be muted.
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NOTE: Whenever an audible alert is requested by the BSM
system, the radio is also muted.
When the system is in RCP, the system shall respond with
both visual and audible alerts when a detected object is
present. Whenever an audible alert is requested, the radio
volume is reduced. Turn/hazard signal status is ignored;
the RCP state always requests the chime.
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2. The device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation
of the device.
Changes or modifications to any of these systems by other
than an authorized service facility could void authorization
to use this equipment.
Blind Spot Alert Off
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) With Mitigation
— If Equipped
When the BSM system is turned off there will be no visual
or audible alerts from either the BSM or RCP systems.
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) With Mitigation
Operation
NOTE: The BSM system will store the current operating
mode when the vehicle is shut off. Each time the vehicle is
started the previously stored mode will be recalled and
used.
The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system with mitigation provides the driver with audible warnings, visual
warnings (within the instrument cluster display), and may
apply a brake jerk to warn the driver when it detects a
potential frontal collision. The warnings and limited braking are intended to provide the driver with enough time to
react, avoid or mitigate the potential collision.
General Information
This vehicle has systems that operate on radio frequency
that comply with Part 15 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules and with Industry Canada Standards RSS- GEN/210/220/310.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. The device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: FCW monitors the information from the forward
looking sensors as well as the Electronic Brake Controller
(EBC), to calculate the probability of a forward collision.
When the system determines that a forward collision is
probable, the driver will be provided with audible and
visual warnings and may provide a brake jerk warning.
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If the driver does not take action based upon these progressive warnings, then the system will provide a limited
level of active braking to help slow the vehicle and mitigate
the potential forward collision. If the driver reacts to the
warnings by braking and the system determines that the
driver intends to avoid the collision by braking but has not
applied sufficient brake force, the system will compensate
and provide additional brake force as required.
If a Forward Collision Warning with Mitigation event
begins at a speed below 26 mph (42 km/h), the system may
provide the maximum braking possible to mitigate the
potential forward collision. If the Forward Collision Warning with Mitigation event stops the vehicle completely, the
system will hold the vehicle at standstill for two seconds
and then release the brakes.
FCW Message
When the system determines a collision with the vehicle in
front of you is no longer probable, the warning message
will be deactivated.
NOTE:
• The minimum speed for FCW activation is 1 mph
(2 km/h).
• The FCW alerts may be triggered on objects other than
vehicles such as guard rails or sign posts based on the
course prediction. This is expected and is a part of
normal FCW activation and functionality.
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• It is unsafe to test the FCW system. To prevent such
misuse of the system, after four Active Braking events
within a key cycle, the Active Braking portion of FCW
will be deactivated until the next key cycle.
Changing the FCW status to “Warning Only” prevents the
system from providing autonomous braking, or additional
brake support if the driver is not braking adequately in the
event of a potential frontal collision.
• The FCW system is intended for on-road use only. If the
vehicle is taken off-road, the FCW system should be
deactivated to prevent unnecessary warnings to the
surroundings.
Changing the FCW status to off deactivates the system, so
no warning or autonomous braking will be available in
case of a possible collision
WARNING!
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is not intended to
avoid a collision on its own, nor can FCW detect every
type of potential collision. The driver has the responsibility to avoid a collision by controlling the vehicle
via braking and steering. Failure to follow this warning could lead to serious injury or death.
NOTE: The FCW system state is kept in memory from one
ignition cycle to the next. If the system is turned off, it will
remain off when the vehicle is restarted.
Changing FCW Sensitivity and Operating Status
The FCW Sensitivity And Operation Settings are programmable through the Uconnect System. Refer to “Uconnect
Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
The forward collision menu setting is located in the
Uconnect settings.
The default status of FCW is the “Medium” setting and the
FCW is in the “Full On” setting. This allows the system to
warn the driver of a possible collision with the vehicle in
front using audible/visual warnings and it applies autonomous braking.
NOTE: The default status of FCW is “Full On,” this allows
the system to provide warning and autonomous braking in
the event of a potential frontal collision.
Changing the FCW status to “Far” setting allows the
system to warn the driver of a possible collision with the
vehicle in front using audible/visual warning when the
FCW Settings
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latter is at a farther distance than ⬙Medium⬙ setting. This
provides the most reaction time to avoid a possible collision.
Changing the FCW status to the “Near” setting, allows the
system to warn the driver of a possible collision with the
vehicle in front when the distance between the vehicle in
the front is much closer. This setting provides less reaction
time than the “Far” and “Medium” settings, which allows
for a more dynamic driving experience.
NOTE:
• The system will retain the last setting selected by the
driver after ignition shut down.
• FCW may not react to irrelevant objects such as overhead objects, ground reflections, objects not in the path
of the vehicle, stationary objects that are far away,
oncoming traffic, or leading vehicles with the same or
higher rate of speed.
• If FCW is disabled, unavailable screens will be displayed.
FCW Limited Warning
If the instrument cluster display reads “FCW Limited
Functionality” or “FCW Limited Functionality Clean Front
Windshield” momentarily, there may be a condition that
limits FCW functionality. Although the vehicle is still
drivable under normal conditions, the active braking may
not be fully available. Once the condition that limited the
system performance is no longer present, the system will
return to its full performance state. If the problem persists,
see your authorized dealer.
Service FCW Warning
If the system turns off, and the instrument cluster display
reads:
• FCW Unavailable Service Required
• FCW Unavailable Service Required
This indicates there is an internal system fault. Although
the vehicle is still drivable under normal conditions, have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
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Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitor 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 approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure
will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a three
hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must not
exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the
tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires” in “Servicing And Maintenance” for information on how to properly inflate the
vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will also increase as the
vehicle is driven. This is normal and there should be no
adjustment for this increased pressure.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if the
tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning limit for
any reason, including low temperature effects and natural
pressure loss through the tire. The TPMS will continue to
warn the driver of low tire pressure as long as the
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condition exists, and will not turn off until the tire pressure
is at or above the recommended cold placard pressure.
NOTE: Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates, you must increase
the tire pressure to the recommended cold placard pressure
in order for the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to
turn off.
NOTE: When filling warm tires, the tire pressure may need
to be increased up to an additional 4 psi (30 kPa) above the
recommended cold placard pressure in order to turn the
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light off.
The system will automatically update and the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off once the system
receives the updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to
be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in
order for the TPMS to receive this information.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended cold
(parked for more than three hours) placard pressure of
33 psi (227 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F (20°C)
and the measured tire pressure is 28 psi (193 kPa), a
temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 24 psi (165 kPa). This tire
pressure is low enough to turn ON the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale
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Light.” Driving the vehicle may cause the tire pressure to
rise to approximately 28 psi (193 kPa), but the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will still be on. In this
situation, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
turn off only after the tires are inflated to the vehicle’s
recommended cold placard pressure value.
NOTE: When filling warm tires, the tire pressure may need
to be increased up to an additional 4 psi (30 kPa) above the
recommended cold placard pressure in order to turn the
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light off.
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. The TPM sensor is not designed
for use on aftermarket wheels and may contribute to
a poor overall system performance or sensor damage.
Customers are encouraged to use OEM wheels to
assure proper TPM feature operation.
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• Using aftermarket tire sealants may cause the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor to become inoperable. After using an aftermarket tire
sealant it is recommended that you take your vehicle
to your authorized dealer to have your sensor function checked.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always
reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which
could damage the TPMS sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care and
maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire failure or
condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the
tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Underinflation 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 using an accurate tire pressure
gauge, even if underinflation has not reached the level to
trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light”.
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in the
tire.
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.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, a “LOW TIRE
PRESSURE” message will display in the instrument cluster
and a chime will sound when tire pressure is low in one or
more of the four active road tires. Should this occur, you
should stop as soon as possible, check the inflation pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire to the
vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value. Once
the system receives the updated tire pressures, the system
will automatically update and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
NOTE: When filling warm tires, the tire pressure may need
to be increased up to an additional 4 psi (30 kPa) above the
recommended cold placard pressure in order to turn the
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light off. The vehicle may
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
• Receiver Module
Service TPMS Warning
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
When a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds
and then remain on solid. The system fault will also sound
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the tire
pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly and to
maintain the proper pressure.
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
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a chime. If the ignition is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. The “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off when the fault
condition no longer exists. A system fault can occur due to
any of the following:
2. If you install the compact or non-matching full size
spare tire in place of a road tire that has a pressure below
the low-pressure warning limit, a chime will sound and
the “TPMS Telltale Light” and “LOW TIRE PRESSURE”
message will turn on upon the next ignition cycle.
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
TPMS sensors.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h), the “TPMS Telltale Light” will flash
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting that
affects radio wave signals.
4. For each subsequent ignition cycle, a chime will sound
and the “TPMS Telltale Light” will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid.
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 TPMS sensors.
Vehicles With Compact Spare or non-Matching Full Size
Spare
1. The compact spare tire or non-matching full size spare
tire does not have a tire pressure monitoring sensor.
Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in the
spare tire.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare or
non-matching full size spare, the TPMS will update
automatically and the “TPMS Telltale Light” will turn
off, as long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes
above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to
receive this information.
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Premium System — If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
readings to the receiver module.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the tire
pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly and to
maintain the proper pressure.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or more of the
four active road tires. In addition, the instrument cluster
will display a ⬙Tire Low⬙ message, an “Inflate to XX”
message, and a graphic showing the pressure values of
each tire with the low tire pressure values highlighted or in
a different color.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System messages,
which will display in the instrument cluster display.
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warning
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible and
inflate the tires with low pressure (those highlighted or in
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a different color in the instrument cluster display graphic)
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value,
as shown in the “Inflate to XX” message. Once the system
receives the updated tire pressures, the system will automatically update, the pressure values in the graphic display in the instrument cluster will stop being highlighted
or return to their original color, and the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off.
NOTE: When filling warm tires, the tire pressure may need
to be increased up to an additional 4 psi (30 kPa) above the
recommended cold placard pressure in order to turn the
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light off.
The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes
above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive
this information.
If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault no
longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will no longer flash, and the “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
message will no longer display, and a pressure value will
display in place of the dashes. A system fault can occur due
to any of the following:
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
TPMS 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.
SERVICE TPMS Warning
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
When a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds
and then remain on solid. The system fault will also sound
a chime. In addition, the instrument cluster will display a
⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being
received.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
Vehicles With Compact Spare or Non-Matching Full Size
Spare
1. The compact spare tire or non-matching full size does
not have a tire pressure monitoring sensor. Therefore,
the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in the compact
spare tire.
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2. If you install the compact or non-matching full size
spare tire in place of a road tire that has a pressure below
the low-pressure warning limit, upon the next ignition
key cycle, the “TPMS Telltale Light” will remain on and
a chime will sound. In addition, the graphic in the
instrument cluster will still display a different color or
highlighted pressure value and the “Inflate to XX”
message.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h), the “TPMS Telltale Light” will flash
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In
addition, the instrument cluster will display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for five seconds and then
display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound, the “TPMS Telltale Light” will flash on and off
for 75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the
instrument cluster will display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for five seconds and then display
dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare or
non-matching full size, the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the “TPMS Telltale Light” will turn off
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and the graphic in the instrument cluster will display a
new pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as long as no
tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit in
any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may need to
be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h)
in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
TPMS Deactivation — If Equipped
The TPMS can be deactivated if replacing all four wheel
and tire assemblies (road tires) with wheel and tire assemblies that do not have TPMS Sensors, such as when
installing winter wheel and tire assemblies on your vehicle.
To deactivate the TPMS, first replace all four wheel and tire
assemblies (road tires) with tires not equipped with Tire
Pressure Monitoring (TPM) Sensors. Then, drive the vehicle for 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h). The TPMS
will chime, the ⬙TPM Telltale Light⬙ will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on. The instrument cluster will
display the “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message and then
display dashes (--) in place of the pressure values.
Beginning with the next ignition cycle, the TPMS will no
longer chime or display the “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
message in the instrument cluster but dashes (--) will
remain in place of the pressure values.
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To reactivate the TPMS, replace all four wheel and tire
assemblies (road tires) with tires equipped with TPM
sensors. Then, drive the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h). The TPMS will chime, the ⬙TPM Telltale
Light⬙ will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then turn off.
The instrument cluster will display the “SERVICE TPM
SYSTEM” message and then display pressure values in
place of the dashes. On the next ignition cycle the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message will no longer be displayed
as long as no system fault exists.
General Information
The following regulatory statement applies to all radio
frequency (RF) devices equipped in this vehicle:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and
with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference 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.
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Some of the most important safety features in your vehicle
are the restraint systems:
Occupant Restraint Systems Features
• Seat Belt Systems
• Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Air Bags
• Child Restraints
Some of the safety features described in this section may be
standard equipment on some models, or may be optional
equipment on others. If you are not sure, ask your authorized dealer.
Important Safety Precautions
Please pay close attention to the information in this section.
It tells you how to use your restraint system properly, to
keep you and your passengers as safe as possible.
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
buckled up in a vehicle with a rear seat.
2. If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear-facing child
restraint) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the
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seat as far back as possible and use the proper child
restraint (refer to “Child Restraints” in this section for
further information).
3. Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
belt properly (refer to “Child Restraints” in this section
for further information) should be secured in a vehicle
with a rear seat in child restraints or belt-positioning
booster seats. Older children who do not use child
restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should ride
properly buckled up in a vehicle with a rear seat.
4. Never allow children to slide the shoulder belt behind
them or under their arm.
5. You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it
properly.
6. All occupants should always wear their lap and shoulder belts properly.
7. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the front air bags room
to inflate.
8. Do not lean against the door or window. If your vehicle
has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the side air
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bags will inflate forcefully into the space between occupants and the door and occupants could be injured.
9. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be modified
to accommodate a disabled person, refer to the “Customer Assistance” section for customer service contact
information.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an
air bag. A deploying passenger front air bag can
cause death or serious injury to a child 12 years or
younger, including a child in a rear-facing child
restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
Seat Belt Systems
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even on
short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver and
could cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they can
reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some of the
worst injuries happen when people are thrown from the
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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.
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
Driver And Passenger BeltAlert — If Equipped
BeltAlert is a feature intended to remind the driver
and outboard front seat passenger (if equipped with
outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert) to buckle their
seat belts. The Belt Alert feature is active whenever the
ignition switch is in the START or ON/RUN position.
Initial Indication
If the driver is unbuckled when the ignition switch is first
in the START or ON/RUN position, a chime will signal for
a few seconds. If the driver or outboard front seat passenger (if equipped with outboard front passenger seat
BeltAlert) is unbuckled when the ignition switch is first in
the START or ON/RUN position the Seat Belt Reminder
Light will turn on and remain on until both outboard front
seat belts are buckled. The outboard front passenger seat
BeltAlert is not active when an outboard front passenger
seat is unoccupied.
BeltAlert Warning Sequence
The BeltAlert warning sequence is activated when the
vehicle is moving above a specified vehicle speed range
and the driver or outboard front seat passenger is unbuckled (if equipped with outboard front passenger seat
BeltAlert) (the outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert is
not active when the outboard front passenger seat is
unoccupied). The BeltAlert warning sequence starts by
blinking the Seat Belt Reminder Light and sounding an
intermittent chime. Once the BeltAlert warning sequence
has completed, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will remain on
until the seat belts are buckled. The BeltAlert warning
sequence may repeat based on vehicle speed until the
driver and occupied outboard front seat passenger seat
belts are buckled. The driver should instruct all occupants
to buckle their seat belts.
Change Of Status
If the driver or outboard front seat passenger (if equipped
with outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert) unbuckles
their seat belt while the vehicle is traveling, the BeltAlert
warning sequence will begin until the seat belts are buckled again.
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The outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert is not active
when the outboard front passenger seat is unoccupied.
BeltAlert may be triggered when an animal or other items
are placed on the outboard front passenger seat or when
the seat is folded flat (if equipped). It is recommended that
pets be restrained in the rear seat (if equipped) in pet
harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts, and
cargo is properly stowed.
BeltAlert can be activated or deactivated by your authorized dealer. FCA US LLC does not recommend deactivating BeltAlert.
NOTE: If BeltAlert has been deactivated and the driver or
outboard front seat passenger (if equipped with outboard
front passenger seat BeltAlert) is unbuckled the Seat Belt
Reminder Light will turn on and remain on until the driver
and outboard front seat passenger seat belts are buckled.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts.
The seat belt webbing retractor will lock only during very
sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the shoulder
part of the seat belt to move freely with you under normal
conditions. However, in a collision the seat belt will lock
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and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the vehicle or
being thrown out of the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work with
your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some
collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all. Always
wear your seat belt even though you have air bags.
• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled
up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or
killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly. Occupants, including the
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driver, should always wear their seat belts whether
or not an air bag is also provided at their seating
position to minimize the risk of severe injury or
death in the event of a crash.
• Wearing your seat belt incorrectly could make your
injuries in a collision much worse. You might suffer
internal injuries, or you could even slide out of the
seat belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat
belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single seat
belt. People belted together can crash into one another in a collision, hurting one another badly. Never
use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more than one
person, no matter what their size.
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in a collision. The seat belt forces won’t be at
the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat belt
as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted seat belt may not protect you properly. In
a collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the seat
belt is flat against your body, without twists. If you
can’t straighten a seat belt in your vehicle, take it to
your authorized dealer immediately and have it
fixed.
• A seat belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride
too high on your body, possibly causing internal
injuries. Always buckle your seat belt into the
buckle nearest you.
• A seat belt that is too loose will not protect you
properly. In a sudden stop, you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
• A seat belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A seat belt worn under the arm can cause
internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the seat belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
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• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
• A frayed or torn seat belt could rip apart in a collision
and leave you with no protection. Inspect the seat
belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or
loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the seat belt
system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision.
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, and next to your arm in the rear seat (for vehicles
equipped with a rear seat). Grasp the latch plate and
pull out the seat belt. Slide the latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the seat belt to go
around your lap.
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Pulling Out The Latch Plate
3. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
Positioning The Lap Belt
4. Position the lap belt so that it is snug and lies low across
your hips, 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 seat belt reduces the risk of
sliding under the seat belt in a collision.
5. Position the shoulder belt across the shoulder and chest
with minimal, if any slack so that it is comfortable and
not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw
any slack in the shoulder belt.
6. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the
buckle. The seat belt will automatically retract to its
stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down
the webbing to allow the seat belt to retract fully.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
shoulder belt.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the anchor
point.
2. At about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) above the latch
plate, grasp and twist the seat belt webbing 180 degrees
to create a fold that begins immediately above the latch
plate.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the
latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing and the seat belt is no longer twisted.
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the driver and front passenger seats, the top of the
shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to
position the seat belt away from your neck. Push or
squeeze the anchorage button to release the anchorage, and
move it up or down to the position that serves you best.
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Adjustable Anchorage
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer
the shoulder belt anchorage in a lower position, and if you
are taller than average, you will prefer the shoulder belt
anchorage in a higher position. After you release the
anchorage button, try to move it up or down to make sure
that it is locked in position.
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NOTE: The adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage is
equipped with an Easy Up feature. This feature allows the
shoulder belt anchorage to be adjusted in the upward
position without pushing or squeezing the release button.
To verify the shoulder belt anchorage is latched, pull
downward on the shoulder belt anchorage until it is locked
into position.
WARNING!
If the mini-latch plate and buckle become disconnected,
they must be properly reconnected prior to the rear center
seat belt being used by an occupant.
1. Grasp the mini-latch plate and pull the seat belt over
the seat.
2. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the
mini-latch plate into the mini-buckle until you hear a
“click.”
• Wearing your seat belt incorrectly could make your
injuries in a collision much worse. You might suffer
internal injuries, or you could even slide out of the
seat belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat
belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.
• Position the shoulder belt across the shoulder and
chest with minimal, if any slack so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will
withdraw any slack in the shoulder belt.
• Misadjustment of the seat belt could reduce the
effectiveness of the safety belt in a crash.
Second Row Center Seat Belt Operating Instructions
The second row center seat belt may feature a seat belt with
a mini-latch plate and buckle. The mini-latch plate and
buckle, if equipped, should remain connected at all times.
Pulling Out The Latch Plate
3. Sit back in seat. Slide the regular latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the seat belt to go
around your lap.
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4. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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6. 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 seat belt.
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Inserting Mini-Latch Plate Into Mini-Buckle
5. Position the lap belt so that it is snug and lies low across
your hips, 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, pull on the lap belt. A snug
seat belt reduces the risk of sliding under the seat belt in
a collision.
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Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
Detaching Buckle With Seat Belt Tongue
7. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the
buckle.
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8. To disengage the mini-latch plate from the mini-buckle,
insert the regular latch plate into the center red slot on
the mini-buckle.
• If the mini-latch plate and mini-buckle are not properly connected when the seat belt is used by an
occupant, the seat belt will not be able to provide
proper restraint and will increase the risk of injury in
a collision.
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WARNING!
• When reattaching the mini-latch plate and minibuckle, ensure the seat belt webbing is not twisted.
If the webbing is twisted, follow the preceding
procedure to detach the mini-latch plate and minibuckle, untwist the webbing, and reattach the minilatch plate and mini-buckle.
• ONLY use the Seat Belt Extender if it is physically
required in order to properly fit the original seat belt
system. DO NOT USE the Seat Belt Extender if,
when worn, the distance between the front edge of
the Seat Belt Extender buckle and the center of the
occupant’s body is LESS than 6 inches.
• Using a Seat Belt Extender when not needed can
increase the risk of serious injury or death in a
collision. Only use the Seat Belt Extender when the
lap belt is not long enough and only use in the
recommended seating positions. Remove and store
the Seat Belt Extender when not needed.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is not long enough to fit properly, even when
the webbing is fully extended and the adjustable upper
shoulder belt anchorage (if equipped) is in its lowest
position, your authorized dealer can provide you with a
Seat Belt Extender. The Seat Belt Extender should be used
only if the existing seat belt is not long enough. When the
Seat Belt Extender is not required for a different occupant,
it must be removed.
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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
Seat Belt Pretensioner
The front seat belt system is equipped with pretensioning
devices that are designed to remove slack from the seat belt
in the event of a collision. These devices may improve the
performance of the seat belt by removing slack from the
seat belt early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size
occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
Pregnant Women And Seat Belts
Seat belts must be worn by all occupants including pregnant women: the risk of injury in the event of an accident
is reduced for the mother and the unborn child if they are
wearing a seat belt.
Position the lap belt snug and low below the abdomen and
across the strong bones of the hips. Place the shoulder belt
across the chest and away from the neck. Never place the
shoulder belt behind the back or under the arm.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretensioners are
single use items. A deployed pretensioner or a deployed air
bag must be replaced immediately.
Energy Management Feature
This vehicle has a seat belt system with an Energy Management feature in the front seating positions that may
help further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a
collision. The seat belt system has a retractor assembly that
is designed to release webbing in a controlled manner.
SAFETY
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) which is used to secure a child restraint system. For
additional information, refer to “Installing Child Restraints
Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child Restraints”
section of this manual. The figure below illustrates the
locking feature for each seating position.
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ALR is activated, you will hear a clicking sound as the seat
belt retracts. Allow the webbing to retract completely in
this case and then carefully pull out only the amount of
webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the latch plate into the buckle
until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
In Automatic Locking Mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The seat belt will still retract to remove
any slack in the shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking
Mode anytime a child restraint is installed in a seating
position that has a seat belt with this feature. Children 12
years old and under should always be properly restrained
in a vehicle with a rear seat.
WARNING!
ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
If the passenger seating position is equipped with an ALR
and is being used for normal usage, only pull the seat belt
webbing out far enough to comfortably wrap around the
occupant’s mid-section so as to not activate the ALR. If the
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an
air bag. A deploying passenger front air bag can
cause death or serious injury to a child 12 years or
younger, including a child in a rear-facing child
restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
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How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire seat belt is extracted.
3. Allow the seat belt to retract. As the seat belt retracts,
you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the seat
belt is now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
WARNING!
• The seat belt assembly must be replaced if the
switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not working
properly when checked according to the procedures
in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the seat belt assembly could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
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• Do not use the Automatic Locking Mode to restrain
occupants who are wearing the seat belt or children
who are using booster seats. The locked mode is only
used to install rear-facing or forward-facing child
restraints that have a harness for restraining the
child.
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
Some of the safety features described in this section may be
standard equipment on some models, or may be optional
equipment on others. If you are not sure, ask your authorized dealer.
The air bag system must be ready to protect you in a
collision. The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) monitors the internal circuits and interconnecting wiring associated with the electrical Air Bag System Components.
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following Air Bag
System Components:
Air Bag System Components
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Air Bag Warning Light
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• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Driver and Front Passenger Air Bags
• Supplemental Side Air Bags
• Supplemental Knee Air Bags
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Seat Belt Pretensioners
• Seat Track Position Sensors
• Seat Belt Buckle Switch
• Occupant Classification System
Air Bag Warning Light
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic
parts of the air bag system whenever the ignition
switch is in the START or ON/RUN position. If
the ignition switch is in the OFF position or in the
ACC position, the air bag system is not on and the air bags
will not inflate.
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The ORC contains a backup power supply system that may
deploy the air bag system even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
The ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning Light in the
instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds
for a self-check when the ignition switch is first in the
ON/RUN position. After the self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in
any part of the system, it turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light, either momentarily or continuously. A single chime
will sound to alert you if the light comes on again after
initial startup.
The ORC also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the
instrument panel Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
detected that could affect the air bag system. The diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the
following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the air
bag system immediately.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during the
four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is first in
the ON/RUN position.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight-second interval.
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• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. In this condition
the air bags may not be ready to inflate for your protection.
Have an authorized dealer service the air bag system
immediately.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument
panel could mean you won’t have the air bag system to
protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on
as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned on,
stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes on as
you drive, have an authorized dealer service the air bag
system immediately.
Redundant Air Bag Warning Light
If a fault with the Air Bag Warning Light is
detected, which could affect the Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS), the Redundant Air Bag
Warning Light will illuminate on the instrument
panel. The Redundant Air Bag Warning Light will stay on
until the fault is cleared. In addition, a single chime will
sound to alert you that the Redundant Air Bag Warning
Light has come on and a fault has been detected. If the
Redundant Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently
or remains on while driving have an authorized dealer
service the vehicle immediately. For additional information
regarding the Redundant Air Bag Warning Light, refer to
“Warning/Indicator Lights And Messages” in “Getting To
Know Your Instrument Panel” section of this manual.
Front Air Bags
This vehicle has front air bags and lap/shoulder belts for
both the driver and front passenger. The front air bags are
a supplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The driver
front air bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel.
The passenger front air bag is mounted in the instrument
panel, above the glove compartment. The words “SRS
AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG” are embossed on the air bag
covers.
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to inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending your arms
to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an
air bag. A deploying passenger front air bag can
cause death or serious injury to a child 12 years or
younger, including a child in a rear-facing child
restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
Front Air Bag/Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger Front Air Bags
2 — Passenger Knee Impact Bolster
3 — Driver Knee Impact Bolster/Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
WARNING!
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during front air bag deployment could cause
serious injury, including death. Air bags need room
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Driver And Passenger Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage driver
and front passenger air bags. This system provides output
appropriate to the severity and type of collision as determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC), which
may receive information from the front impact sensors (if
equipped) or other system components.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. A low energy
output is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy
output is used for more severe collisions.
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This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether the
driver or front passenger seat belt is buckled. The seat belt
buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
seat position.
This vehicle is equipped with a right front passenger
Occupant Classification System (“OCS”) that is designed to
provide Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag output appropriate to the occupant’s seated weight input, as determined
by the OCS.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air bag
on the instrument panel or steering wheel because
any such objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in
a collision severe enough to cause the air bag to
inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag covers
or attempt to open them manually. You may damage
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the air bags and you could be injured because the air
bags may no longer be functional. The protective
covers for the air bag cushions are designed to open
only when the air bags are inflating.
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work with
your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some
collisions, air bags won’t deploy at all. Always wear
your seat belts even though you have air bags.
Front Air Bag Operation
Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts. Front air bags are not
expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or
rollover collisions. The front air bags will not deploy in all
frontal collisions, including some that may produce substantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions.
On the other hand, depending on the type and location of
impact, front air bags may deploy in crashes with little
vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe initial
deceleration.
SAFETY
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration over
time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are not
good indicators of whether or not an air bag should have
deployed.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions,
and also are needed to help keep you in position, away
from an inflating air bag.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the front air
bags, it signals the inflator units. A large quantity of
non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the front air bags.
The steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side
of the instrument panel separate and fold out of the way as
the air bags inflate to their full size. The front air bags fully
inflate in less time than it takes to blink your eyes. The
front air bags then quickly deflate while helping to restrain
the driver and front passenger.
Occupant Classification System (OCS) — Front
Passenger Seat
The OCS is part of a Federally regulated safety system for
this vehicle. It is designed to provide Passenger Advanced
Front Air Bag output appropriate to the occupant’s seated
weight, as determined by the OCS.
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The Occupant Classification System (OCS) consists of the
following:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Occupant Classification Module (OCM) and Sensor located in the front passenger seat
• Air Bag Warning Light
Occupant Classification Module (OCM) And Sensor
The Occupant Classification Module (OCM) is located
underneath the front passenger seat. The Sensor is located
beneath the passenger seat cushion foam. Any weight on
the seat will be sensed by the Sensor. The OCM uses input
from the Sensor to determine the front passenger’s most
probable classification. The OCM communicates this information to the ORC. The ORC may reduce the inflation rate
of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag deployment
based on occupant classification. In order for the OCS to
operate as designed, it is important for the front passenger
to be seated properly and properly wearing the seat belt.
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The OCS will NOT prevent deployment of the Passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag. The OCS may reduce the inflation
rate of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag if the OCS
estimates that:
• The front passenger seat is unoccupied or has very light
objects on it; or
• The front passenger seat is occupied by a small passenger, including a child; or
• The front passenger seat is occupied by a rear-facing
child restraint; or
• The front passenger is not properly seated or his or her
weight is taken off of the seat for a period of time.
Front Passenger Seat
Occupant Status
Rear-facing child restraint
Child, including a child in
a forward-facing child restraint or booster seat*
Properly seated adult
Front Passenger Air Bag
Output
Reduced-power deployment
Reduced-power deployment OR Full-power deployment
Full-power deployment
OR reduced-power deployment
Front Passenger Seat
Occupant Status
Unoccupied seat
Front Passenger Air Bag
Output
Reduced-power deployment
* It is possible for a child to be classified as an adult,
allowing a full-power Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
deployment. Never allow children to ride in the front
passenger seat and never install a child restraint system,
including a rear-facing child restraint, in the front passenger seat.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an
air bag. A deploying passenger front air bag can
cause death or serious injury to a child 12 years or
younger, including a child in a rear-facing child
restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
• Children 12 years or younger should always ride
buckled up in a vehicle with a rear seat.
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The OCS determines the front passenger’s most probable
classification. The OCS estimates the seated weight on the
front passenger seat and where that weight is located. The
OCS communicates the classification status to the ORC.
The ORC uses the classification to determine whether the
Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag inflation rate should be
adjusted.
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In order for the OCS to operate as designed, it is important
for the front passenger to be seated properly and properly
wearing the seat belt. Properly seated passengers are:
• Sitting upright
• Facing forward
• Sitting in the center of the seat with their feet comfortably on or near the floor
• Sitting with their back against the seatback and the
seatback in an upright position
Seated Properly
Lighter Weight Passengers (Including Small Adults)
When a lighter weight passenger, including a small adult,
occupies the front passenger seat, the OCS may reduce the
inflation rate of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag.
This does not mean that the OCS is working improperly.
Do not decrease OR increase the front passenger’s seated
weight on the front passenger seat
The front passenger’s seated weight must be properly
positioned on the front passenger seat. Failure to do so may
result in serious injury or death. The OCS determines the
most probable classification of the occupant that it detects.
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The OCS will detect the front passenger’s decreased or
increased seated weight, which may result in an adjusted
inflation rate of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag in a
collision. This does not mean that the OCS is working
improperly. Decreasing the front passenger’s seated weight
on the front passenger seat may result in a reduced-power
deployment of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag.
Increasing the front passenger’s seated weight on the front
passenger seat may result in a full-power deployment of
the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag.
Examples of improper front passenger seating include:
• Accessories that may change the seated weight on the
front passenger seat are attached to the front passenger
seat.
• Anything that may decrease or increase the front passenger’s seated weight.
The OCS determines the front passenger’s most probable
classification. If an occupant in the front passenger seat is
seated improperly, the occupant may provide an output
signal to the OCS that is different from the occupant’s
properly seated weight input, for example:
• The front passenger’s weight is transferred to another
part of the vehicle (like the door, arm rest or instrument
panel).
• The front passenger leans forward, sideways, or turns to
face the rear of the vehicle.
• The front passenger’s seatback is not in the full upright
position.
• The front passenger carries or holds an object while
seated (e.g., backpack, box, etc.).
• Objects are lodged under the front passenger seat.
• Objects are lodged between the front passenger seat and
center console.
Not Seated Properly
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Not Seated Properly
WARNING!
• If a child restraint system, child, small teenager or
adult in the front passenger seat is seated improperly, the occupant may provide an output signal to
the OCS that is different from the occupant’s properly seated weight input. This may result in serious
injury or death in a collision.
• Always wear your seat belt and sit properly, with the
seatback in an upright position, your back against
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the seatback, sitting upright, facing forward, in the
center of the seat, with your feet comfortably on or
near the floor.
• Do not carry or hold any objects (e.g., backpacks,
boxes, etc.) while seated in the front passenger seat.
Holding an object may provide an output signal to
the OCS that is different than the occupant’s properly seated weight input, which may result in serious
injury or death in a collision.
• Placing an object on the floor under the front passenger seat may prevent the OCS from working
properly, which may result in serious injury or death
in a collision. Do not place any objects on the floor
under the front passenger seat.
in the instrument panel
The Air Bag Warning Light
will turn on whenever the OCS is unable to classify the
front passenger seat status. A malfunction in the OCS
may affect the operation of the air bag system.
If the Air Bag Warning Light
does not come on, or
stays on after you start the vehicle, or it comes on as you
drive, take the vehicle to an authorized dealer for
service immediately.
SAFETY
The passenger seat assembly contains critical OCS components that may affect the Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag inflation. In order for the OCS to properly classify the
seated weight of a front seat passenger, the OCS components must function as designed. Do not make any modifications to the front passenger seat components, assembly,
or to the seat cover. If the seat, trim cover, or cushion needs
service for any reason, take the vehicle to your authorized
dealer. Only FCA US LLC approved seat accessories may
be used.
The following requirements must be strictly followed:
• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
components in any way.
• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers or
cushions not designated by FCA US LLC for the specific
model being repaired. Always use the correct seat cover
and cushion specified for the vehicle.
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be modified or replaced with any part except those
which are approved by FCA US LLC.
WARNING!
• Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the passenger seat assembly, its related components,
seat cover or cushion may inadvertently change the
air bag deployment in case of a frontal collision. This
could result in death or serious injury to the front
passenger if the vehicle is involved in a collision. A
modified vehicle may not comply with required
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
and/or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(CMVSS).
• If it is necessary to modify the air bag system for
persons with disabilities, contact your authorized
dealer.
• Do not replace the seat cover or cushion with an
aftermarket seat cover or cushion.
Occupant Classification System (OCS) – Front
Passenger Seat Equipped With Flip ‘n Stow
• Do not add a secondary seat cover or mat.
The front passenger seat may be equipped with Flip ’n
Stow Front Passenger Seat Storage (refer to “Getting To
Know Your Vehicle” for additional information). Make sure
that objects inside the Flip ’n Stow Front Passenger Seat
Storage bin do not interfere with the latch before closing
• At no time should any Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) component or SRS related component or fastener
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the seat. In addition, after closing the Front Passenger Seat
Storage bin, make sure the front passenger seat cushion is
pushed downward and fully latched to the base. Overstuffing the storage bin may result in the OCS inaccurately
classifying the front passenger’s seated weight.
WARNING!
Make sure that objects inside the Flip ’n Stow Front
Passenger Seat Storage bin do not interfere with the
latch before closing the seat. In addition, after closing
the Front Passenger Seat Storage bin, make sure the
front passenger seat cushion is pushed downward and
fully latched to the base. Over-stuffing the storage bin,
or a not fully latched passenger seat cushion, may
result in misclassification of the front passenger’s
weight. This may result in serious injury or death in a
collision.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and front passenger, and position the front occupants for improved interaction with the front air bags.
WARNING!
• Do not drill, cut, or tamper with the knee impact
bolsters in any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee impact
bolsters such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band
radios, etc.
Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
This vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Driver Knee
Air Bag mounted in the instrument panel below the
steering column. The Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
provides enhanced protection during a frontal impact by
working together with the seat belts, pretensioners, and
front air bags.
SAFETY
Supplemental Side Air Bags
Your vehicle is equipped with two types of side air bags:
1. Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SABs): Located in the outboard side of the front seats. The SABs
are marked with a “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG” label
sewn into the outboard side of the seats.
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When the SAB deploys, it opens the seam on the outboard
side of the seatback’s trim cover. The inflating SAB deploys
through the seat seam into the space between the occupant
and the door. The SAB moves at a very high speed and
with such a high force that it could injure occupants if they
are not seated properly, or if items are positioned in the
area where the SAB inflates. Children are at an even greater
risk of injury from a deploying air bag.
WARNING!
Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the Side Air Bags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
2. Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABICs):
Located above the side windows. The trim covering the
SABICs is labeled “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG.”
Front Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag
The SABs may help to reduce the risk of occupant injury
during certain side impacts and/or vehicle rollover events,
in addition to the injury reduction potential provided by
the seat belts and body structure.
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area where the SABICs inflate. Children are at an even
greater risk of injury from a deploying air bag.
WARNING!
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC)
Label Location
SABICs may help reduce the risk of head or other injuries
to front and rear seat outboard occupants in certain side
impacts and/or vehicle rollover events, in addition to the
injury reduction potential provided by the seat belts and
body structure.
The SABICs deploy downward, covering the side windows. An inflating SABIC pushes the outside edge of the
trim out of the way and covers the window. The SABICs
inflate with enough force to injure occupants if they are not
belted and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the
• Do not stack luggage or other cargo up high enough
to block the deployment of the SABICs. The trim
covering above the side windows where the SABIC
and its deployment path are located should remain
free from any obstructions.
• In order for the SABICs to work as intended, do not
install any accessory items in your vehicle which
could alter the roof. Do not add an aftermarket
sunroof to your vehicle. Do not add roof racks that
require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for
installation on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the
roof of the vehicle for any reason.
The SABICs and SABs (Side Air Bags) are designed to
activate in certain side impacts and certain rollover events.
The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
whether the deployment of the Side Air Bags in a particular
side impact or rollover event is appropriate, based on the
severity and type of collision. Vehicle damage by itself is
not a good indicator of whether or not Side Air Bags should
have deployed.
SAFETY
Side Air Bags are a supplement to the seat belt restraint
system. Side Air Bags deploy in less time than it takes to
blink your eyes.
WARNING!
• Occupants, including children, who are up against or
very close to Side Air Bags can be seriously injured
or killed. Occupants, including children, should
never lean on or sleep against the door, side windows, or area where the side air bags inflate, even if
they are in an infant or child restraint.
• Seat belts (and child restraints where appropriate)
are necessary for your protection in all collisions.
They also help keep you in position, away from an
inflating Side Air Bag. To get the best protection
from the Side Air Bags, occupants must wear their
seat belts properly and sit upright with their backs
against the seats. Children must be properly restrained in a child restraint or booster seat that is
appropriate for the size of the child.
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WARNING!
• Side Air Bags need room to inflate. Do not lean
against the door or window. Sit upright in the center
of the seat.
• Being too close to the Side Air Bags during deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
• Relying on the Side Air Bags alone could lead to
more severe injuries in a collision. The Side Air Bags
work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, Side Air Bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belt even though you have
Side Air Bags.
NOTE: Air bag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim, but they will open during air bag deployment.
Side Impacts
In side impacts, the side impact sensors aid the ORC in
determining the appropriate response to impact events.
The system is calibrated to deploy the Side Air Bags on the
impact side of the vehicle during impacts that require Side
Air Bag occupant protection. In side impacts, the Side Air
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Bags deploy independently; a left side impact deploys the
left Side Air Bags only and a right side impact deploys the
right Side Air Bags only.
The SABICs may help reduce the risk of partial or complete
ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in
certain rollover or side impact events.
The Side Air Bags will not deploy in all side collisions,
including some collisions at certain angles, or some side
collisions that do not impact the area of the passenger
compartment. The Side Air Bags may deploy during
angled or offset frontal collisions where the front air bags
deploy.
The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) monitors the
internal circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with electrical Air Bag System Components listed below:
Rollover Events
Side Air Bags are designed to activate in certain rollover
events. The ORC determines whether the deployment of
the Side Air Bags in a particular rollover event is appropriate, based on the severity and type of collision. Vehicle
damage by itself is not a good indicator of whether or not
Side Air Bags should have deployed.
The Side Air Bags will not deploy in all rollover events. The
rollover sensing system determines if a rollover event may
be in progress and whether deployment is appropriate. In
the event the vehicle experiences a rollover or near rollover
event, and deployment of the Side Air Bags is appropriate,
the rollover sensing system will also deploy the seat belt
pretensioners on both sides of the vehicle.
Air Bag System Components
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Air Bag Warning Light
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Driver and Front Passenger Air Bags
• Supplemental Side Air Bags
• Supplemental Knee Air Bags
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Seat Belt Pretensioners
• Seat Track Position Sensors
• Seat Belt Buckle Switch
• Occupant Classification System
SAFETY
If A Deployment Occurs
The front air bags are designed to deflate immediately after
deployment.
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with the
air bag system.
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.
Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deployed.
If you are involved in another collision, the air bags will
not be in place to protect you.
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
• The air bag material may sometimes cause abrasions
and/or skin reddening to the occupants as the air bags
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 air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air bag
inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the skin,
eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye irritation,
rinse the area with cool water. For nose or throat
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WARNING!
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags, seat
belt pretensioners, and the seat belt retractor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer immediately.
Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller System
serviced as well.
NOTE:
• Air bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
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Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact, if the communication network
remains intact, and the power remains intact, depending
on the nature of the event, the ORC will determine whether
to have the Enhanced Accident Response System perform
the following functions:
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the hazard light button is pressed. The hazard
lights can be deactivated by pressing the hazard light
button.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or for 15 minutes from the
intervention of the Enhanced Accident Response System.
• Unlock the power door locks.
• Turn off the Diesel Fuel Filter Heater — If Equipped.
• Turn off the HVAC Blower Motor.
• Close the HVAC Circulation Door.
Enhanced Accident Response System Reset
Procedure
After the event occurs, when the system is active, a
message regarding fuel cutoff is displayed. Turn the ignition switch from ignition AVV/START or MAR/ACC/
ON/RUN to ignition STOP/OFF/LOCK. Carefully check
the vehicle for fuel leaks in the engine compartment and on
the ground near the engine compartment and fuel tank
before resetting the system and starting the engine.
Depending on the nature of the event the left and right turn
signal lights, located in the instrument panel, may both be
blinking and will continue to blink. In order to move your
vehicle to the side of the road, you must follow the system
reset procedure.
Customer Action
Customer Will See
NOTE: Each step MUST BE held for at least two seconds
1. Turn ignition STOP/
OFF/LOCK. (Turn Signal
Must be placed in Neutral
State).
2. Turn ignition MAR/
Right turn light BLINKS.
ACC/ON/RUN.
Left turn light is OFF.
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Customer Action
Customer Will See
NOTE: Each step MUST BE held for at least two seconds
3. Turn right turn signal
Right turn light is ON
switch ON.
SOLID.
Left turn light BLINKS.
4. Place turn signal in
Right turn light is OFF.
neutral state.
Left turn light BLINKS.
5. Turn left turn signal
Right turn light BLINKS.
switch ON.
Left turn light is
ON SOLID.
6. Place turn signal in
Right turn light BLINKS.
neutral state.
Left turn light is OFF.
7. Turn right turn signal
Right turn light is
switch ON.
ON SOLID.
Left turn light BLINKS.
8. Place turn signal in
Right turn light is OFF.
neutral state.
Left turn light BLINKS.
9. Turn left turn signal
Right turn light is
switch ON.
ON SOLID.
Left turn light is
ON SOLID.
Customer Action
NOTE: Each step MUST BE
10. Turn left turn signal
switch OFF. (Turn Signal
Switch Must be placed in
Neutral State).
11. Turn ignition STOP/
OFF/LOCK.
12. Turn ignition MAR/
ACC/ON/RUN. (Entire
sequence needs to be
completed within one
minute or sequence will
need to be repeated).
Turn hazard flashers
OFF (Manually).
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Customer Will See
held for at least two seconds
Right turn light is OFF.
Left turn light is OFF.
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System is now reset and
the engine may be started.
If a reset procedure step is not completed within 60
seconds, then the turn signal lights will blink and the reset
procedure must be performed again in order to be successful.
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system could
cause it to fail when you need it. You could be
injured if the air bag system is not there to protect
you. Do not modify the components or wiring, including adding any kind of badges or stickers to the
steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper right side
of the instrument panel. Do not modify the front
bumper, vehicle body structure, or add aftermarket
side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air bag
system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who works on
your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any air
bag system service. If your seat, including your trim
cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any way
(including removal or loosening/tightening of seat
attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your authorized
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dealer. Only manufacturer approved seat accessories
may be used. If it is necessary to modify the air bag
system for persons with disabilities, contact your
authorized dealer.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain
crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag
deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist
in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The
EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics
and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30
seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to
record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
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• These data can help provide a better understanding of
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal
data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) are
recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement,
could combine the EDR data with the type of personally
identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In
addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as
law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read
the information if they have access to the vehicle or the
EDR.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States, and every Canadian province, requires that
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
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Children 12 years or younger 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.
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to hold
even an infant on your lap could become so great that
you could not hold the child, no matter how strong you
are. The child and others could be badly injured. Any
child riding in your vehicle should be in a proper
restraint for the child’s size.
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 make sure you have the correct seat for your
child. Carefully read and follow all the instructions and
warnings in the child restraint Owner’s Manual and on all
the labels attached to the child restraint.
Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has a
label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety Standards. You should also make sure that you can install it in
the vehicle where you will use it.
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NOTE:
• For additional information, refer to www.safercar.gov/
parents/index.htm or call: 1–888–327–4236
• Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s
website for additional information:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/
safedrivers-childsafety-index-53.htm
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large for
Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight or Age
Children who are two years old or younger
and who have not reached the height or
weight limits of their child restraint
Children who are at least two years old or
who have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their rear-facing child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are too
small to properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who have
out-grown the height or weight limit of
their booster seat
Recommended Type of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a
five-point Harness, facing forward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the
vehicle seat belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
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Infant And Child Restraints
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WARNING! (Continued)
Safety experts recommend that children ride rear-facing in
the vehicle until they are two years old or until they reach
either the height or weight limit of their rear-facing child
restraint. Two types of child restraints can be used rearfacing: infant carriers and convertible child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rear-facing in the vehicle. It
is recommended for children from birth until they reach
the weight or height limit of the infant carrier. Convertible
child seats can be used either rear-facing or forward-facing
in the vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher
weight limit in the rear-facing direction than infant carriers
do, so they can be used rear-facing by children who have
outgrown their infant carrier but are still less than at least
two years old. Children should remain rear-facing until
they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their
convertible child seat.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an
air bag. A deploying passenger front air bag can
cause death or serious injury to a child 12 years or
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younger, including a child in a rear-facing child
restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown their
rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forward-facing in
the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible child
seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who
are over two years old or who have outgrown the rear-facing
weight or height limit of their rear-facing convertible child
seat. Children should remain in a forward-facing child seat
with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight
or height allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the forwardfacing limit for the child seat should use a belt-positioning
booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts fit properly. If the
child cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion
while the child’s back is against the seatback, they should use
a belt-positioning booster seat. The child and belt-positioning
booster seat are held in the vehicle by the seat belt.
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WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an infant
or child restraint. It could come loose in a collision.
The child could be badly injured or killed. Follow
the child restraint manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
• After a child restraint is installed in the vehicle, do
not move the vehicle seat forward or rearward because it can loosen the child restraint attachments.
Remove the child restraint before adjusting the vehicle seat position. When the vehicle seat has been
adjusted, reinstall the child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with a seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or
remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it loose in
the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it could
strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause serious
personal injury.
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend over
the front of the seat when their back is against the seatback,
should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this simple 5-step
test to decide whether the child can use the vehicle’s seat
belt alone:
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of the
vehicle seat?
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front of
the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the way
back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder between their neck and arm?
4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching the
child’s thighs and not their stomach?
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5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check seat belt fit
periodically and make sure the seat belt buckle is latched.
A child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of
position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck,
move the child closer to the center of the vehicle, or use a
booster seat to position the seat belt on the child correctly.
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WARNING!
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an
arm or behind their back. In a crash, the shoulder belt
will not protect a child properly, which may result in
serious injury or death. A child must always wear both
the lap and shoulder portions of the seat belt correctly.
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
Use Any Attachment Method Shown With An “X” Below
LATCH – Lower
Seat Belt Only
LATCH – Lower
Seat Belt + Top
Anchors Only
Anchors + Top
Tether Anchor
Tether Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH)
Restraint System
used with the top tether anchorage to install the child
restraint. Please see the following table for more
information.
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
This Vehicle
LATCH Label
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage
system called LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors
and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system has three
vehicle anchor points for installing LATCH-equipped child
seats. There are two lower anchorages located at the back
of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback and one top
tether anchorage located behind the seating position. These
anchorages are used to install LATCH-equipped child seats
without using the vehicle’s seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether anchorage but no lower
anchorages. In these seating positions, the seat belt must be
LATCH Positions
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With LATCH
What is the weight limit (child’s
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use the LATCH anchorage system
weight + weight of the child reuntil the combined weight of the
straint) for using the LATCH anchorchild and the child restraint is 65 lbs
age system to attach the child re(29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether
straint?
anchor instead of the LATCH system
once the combined weight is more
than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
No
Do not use the seat belt when you
Can the LATCH anchorages and the
seat belt be used together to attach a
use the LATCH anchorage system to
attach a rear-facing or forward-facing
rear-facing or forward-facing child
child restraint.
restraint?
Booster seats may be attached to the
LATCH anchorages if allowed by the
booster seat manufacturer. See your
booster seat owner’s manual for
more information.
Can a child seat be installed in the
Yes
You can install child restraints with
center position using the inner
flexible lower anchors in the center
LATCH lower anchorage?
position. The inner anchorages are
16 inches (400 mm) apart. Do not install child restraints with rigid lower
anchors in the center position.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With LATCH
Can two child restraints be attached
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage
using a common lower LATCH anwith two or more child restraints. If
chorage?
the center position does not have
dedicated LATCH lower anchorages,
use the seat belt to install a child seat
in the center position next to a child
seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
Can the rear-facing child restraint
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of
touch the back of the front passenger
the front passenger seat if the child
seat?
restraint manufacturer also allows
contact. See your child restraint owner’s manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
The head restraints may be removed
in every rear seating position.
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint. You
will easily feel them if you run your finger along the gap
between the seatback and seat cushion.
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Locating The Upper Tether Anchorages
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the
seat.
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Tether Anchorage Locations
A — Lower Anchorage Location
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side.
Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some rearfacing child restraints will also be equipped with a tether
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strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end to attach
to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten the strap
after it is attached to the anchorage.
Center Seat LATCH
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments
in the center seating position. Only install this type of child
restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child restraints
with flexible, webbing mounted lower attachments can be
installed in any rear seating position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you must
use the seat belt for the center position. You can then
use either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt
for installing child seats in the outboard positions.
Please refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible
Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic
Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat belt,
following the instructions below. See the section “Installing
Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” to check what
type of seat belt each seating position has.
1. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more easily
attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages.
2. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
may need to recline the seat and/or raise the head
restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
move it to its rear-most position to make room for the
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward to
allow more room for the child seat.
3. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seating
position.
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4. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether anchor.
5. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack in
the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by pulling
back and forth on the child seat at the belt path. It
should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) in any
direction.
How To Stow An Unused Switchable-ALR (ALR)
Seat Belt
When using the LATCH attaching system to install a child
restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being used by
other occupants or being used to secure child restraints. An
unused belt could injure a child if they play with it and
accidentally lock the seat belt retractor. Before installing a
child restraint using the LATCH system, buckle the seat
belt behind the child restraint and out of the child’s reach.
If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child restraint
installation, instead of buckling it behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the child restraint belt
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path and then buckle it. Do not lock the seat belt. Remind
all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are not toys and
that they should not play with them.
WARNING!
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed.
Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand
only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted child
restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be
used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for attaching
other items or equipment to the vehicle.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
Child restraint systems are designed to be secured in
vehicle seats by lap belts or the lap belt portion of a
lap/shoulder belt.
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WARNING!
• Improper installation or failure to properly secure a
child restraint can lead to failure of the restraint. The
child could be badly injured or killed.
• Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) that is designed to keep the lap portion of the seat
belt tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can be
“switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back into
the retractor. Refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode”
description in “Switchable Automatic Locking Retractors
(ALR)” under “Occupant Restraint Systems” for additional
information on ALR.
Please see the table below and the following sections for
more information.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child
Restraints In This Vehicle
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Locations
• ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With Seat Belts
What is the weight limit (child’s
Weight limit of the Child Restraint
Always use the tether anchor when
weight + weight of the child reusing the seat belt to install a forstraint) for using the Tether Anchor
ward facing child restraint, up to the
with the seat belt to attach a forward
recommended weight limit of the
facing child restraint?
child restraint.
Can the rear-facing child restraint
Yes
Contact between the front passenger
touch the back of the front passenger
seat and the child restraint is alseat?
lowed, if the child restraint manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
The head restraints can be removed
in every seating position.
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a
tighten the seat belt against the belt
seating position with an ALR retracpath of the child restraint?
tor.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR):
Child restraint systems are designed to be secured in
vehicle seats by lap belts or the lap belt portion of a
lap/shoulder belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation or failure to properly secure a
child restraint can lead to failure of the restraint. The
child could be badly injured or killed.
• Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
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1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating position.
For some second row seats, you may need to recline the
seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a better fit. If
the rear seat can be moved forward and rearward in the
vehicle, you may wish to move it to its rear-most
position to make room for the child seat. You may also
move the front seat forward to allow more room for the
child seat.
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint. Do
not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click.”
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
against the child seat.
5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is now in
the Automatic Locking mode.
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webbing.
If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the lap
portion around the child restraint while you push the
child restraint rearward and downward into the vehicle
seat.
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect the
tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints Using
the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a
tether anchor.
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by pulling
back and forth on the child seat at the belt path. It
should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) in any
direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage:
WARNING!
Do not attach a tether strap for a rear-facing car seat to
any location in front of the car seat, including the seat
frame or a tether anchorage. Only attach the tether
strap of a rear-facing car seat to the tether anchorage
that is approved for that seating position, located
behind the top of the vehicle seat. See the section
“Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
Restraint System” for the location of approved tether
anchorages in your vehicle.
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1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage.
You may need to move the seat forward to provide
better access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top
tether anchorage for that seating position, move the
child restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the
two posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and
pass the tether strap around the outboard side of the
head restraint.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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Transporting Pets
Air Bags 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.
SAFETY TIPS
Transporting Passengers
Rear Seat Tether Anchors
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack
in the strap.
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the
vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO), follow
these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move your
vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate/
rear doors open, make sure that all windows are
closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is set
at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
(Continued)
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete
exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams or
loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep into
the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication
or oil change. Replace as required.
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Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
Defroster
Seat Belts
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.
Inspect the seat belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision.
Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision
if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding seat belt or
retractor condition, replace the seat belt.
Air Bag Warning Light
The Air Bag warning light
will turn on for four to
eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch
is first turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while driving,
have the system inspected at an authorized dealer as
soon as possible. This light will illuminate with a single
chime when a fault with the Air Bag Warning Light has
been detected, it will stay on until the fault is cleared. If
the light comes on intermittently or remains on while
driving, have an authorized dealer service the vehicle
immediately. Refer to “Occupant Restraint Systems” in
“Safety” for further information.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Always use floor mats designed to fit your vehicle. Only
use a floor mat that does not interfere with the operation of
the accelerator, brake or clutch pedals. Only use a floor mat
that is securely attached using the floor mat fasteners so it
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the accelerator, brake or clutch pedals or impair safe operation of your
vehicle in other ways.
WARNING!
An improperly attached, damaged, folded, or stacked
floor mat, or damaged floor mat fasteners may cause
your floor mat to interfere with the accelerator, brake,
or clutch pedals and cause a loss of vehicle control. To
prevent SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH:
• ALWAYS securely attach
your floor mat using the
floor mat fasteners. DO NOT install your floor mat
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
upside down or turn your floor mat over. Lightly pull
to confirm mat is secured using the floor mat fasteners on a regular basis.
• ALWAYS REMOVE THE EXISTING FLOOR MAT
FROM THE VEHICLE
before installing any other
floor mat. NEVER install or stack an additional floor
mat on top of an existing floor mat.
• ONLY install floor mats designed to fit your vehicle.
NEVER install a floor mat that cannot be properly
attached and secured to your vehicle. If a floor mat
needs to be replaced, only use a FCA approved floor
mat for the specific make, model, and year of your
vehicle.
• ONLY use the driver’s side floor mat on the driver’s
side floor area. To check for interference, with the
vehicle properly parked with the engine off, fully
depress the accelerator, the brake, and the clutch
pedal (if present) to check for interference. If your
floor mat interferes with the operation of any pedal,
or is not secure to the floor, remove the floor mat
from the vehicle and place the floor mat in your
trunk.
• ONLY use the passenger’s side floor mat on the
passenger’s side floor area.
• ALWAYS make sure objects cannot fall or slide into
the driver’s side floor area when the vehicle is
moving. Objects can become trapped under accelerator, brake, or clutch pedals and could cause a loss of
vehicle control.
• NEVER place any objects under the floor mat (e.g.,
towels, keys, etc.). These objects could change the
position of the floor mat and may cause interference
with the accelerator, brake, or clutch pedals.
• If the vehicle carpet has been removed and reinstalled, always properly attach carpet to the floor
and check the floor mat fasteners are secure to the
vehicle carpet. Fully depress each pedal to check for
interference with the accelerator, brake, or clutch
pedals then re-install the floor mats.
• It is recommended to only use mild soap and water
to clean your floor mats. After cleaning, always check
your floor mat has been properly installed and is
secured to your vehicle using the floor mat fasteners
by lightly pulling mat.
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Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Door Latches
Tires
Fluid Leaks
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks, and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires (including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline fumes are
detected or if fuel, or brake fluid leaks are suspected. The
cause should be located and corrected immediately.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of brake lights and
exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
panel.
Check for proper closing, latching, and locking.
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING THE ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
▫ Downshifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED . .246
▫ Cold Weather Operation
(Below –22°F Or −30°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ Ignition Park Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
▫ Extended Park Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ After Starting — Warming Up The Engine . . . . .235
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . . .248
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
䡵 FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
▫ Stopping The Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
▫ Jeep Active Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . . .236
䡵 SELEC-TERRAIN — IF EQUIPPED. . . . . . . . . . . .258
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . . .237
▫ Mode Selection Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
䡵 PARK BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
䡵 POWER STEERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
▫ Electric Park Brake (EPB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
䡵 STOP/START SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED. . . . . . . .260
䡵 MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED . . .243
▫ Automatic Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
▫ Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
▫ Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not
Autostop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
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230 STARTING AND OPERATING
▫ To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode . . .262
▫ Service The ParkSense Rear Park Assist System. .272
▫ To Manually Turn Off The Stop/Start System . .262
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense System. . . . . . . . . . . . .273
▫ To Manually Turn On The Stop/Start System . . .263
▫ ParkSense System Usage Precautions . . . . . . . . .273
▫ System Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
䡵 LANESENSE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
䡵 SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ LaneSense Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ Turning LaneSense On Or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
▫ To Set A Desired Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ LaneSense Warning Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ Changing LaneSense Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
䡵 PARKVIEW REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
䡵 PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
䡵 REFUELING THE VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
▫ ParkSense Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
▫ ParkSense Warning Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ Common Towing Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
▫ ParkSense Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense . . . . . . . . . .272
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▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . . .295
▫ Recreational Towing — Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
▫ Recreational Towing — 4X4 Models . . . . . . . . . .296
䡵 DRIVING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
▫ On-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
▫ Off-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
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STARTING THE ENGINE
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
Start the engine with the gear selector in the NEUTRAL or
PARK position. Apply the brake before shifting to any
driving range.
Normal Starting
WARNING!
• When exiting the vehicle, always remove the key fob
from the vehicle and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others
could be seriously or fatally injured. Children
should be warned not to touch the parking brake,
brake pedal or the transmission gear selector.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in
a location accessible to children, and do not leave the
ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Go in
the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine
is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal.
Cycle the ignition switch to the START position and release
when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start within
10 seconds, cycle the ignition switch to the LOCK/OFF
position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal
Starting” procedure.
Tip Start Feature
Cycle the ignition switch to START position and release it
as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor will
continue to run, but and will automatically disengage itself
when the engine is running. If the engine fails to start, cycle
the ignition switch to the OFF position, wait 10 to 15
seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
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Automatic Transmission
The gear selector must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting into any driving gear.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following
precautions are not observed:
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL,
or DRIVE when the engine is above idle speed.
• Shift into or out of PARK or REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot is
firmly on the brake pedal.
Keyless Ignition Functions — Using The ENGINE
START/STOP Button
4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
the engine starting, push the button again.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine
is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal.
Keyless Ignition Functions — With Driver’s Foot OFF
The Brake Pedal/Clutch Pedal (In PARK Or NEUTRAL
Position)
The Keyless Ignition feature operates similar to an ignition
switch. It has three modes, OFF, ON/RUN, and START. To
change the ignition modes without starting the vehicle and
use the accessories follow these steps starting with the
ignition switch in the OFF mode:
1. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button once to change
the ignition switch to the ON/RUN mode.
1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
2. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
to change the ignition switch to the OFF mode.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pushing the
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
Manual Transmission
3. The system takes over and attempts to start the vehicle.
If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will disengage
automatically after 10 seconds.
The gear selector must be in the NEUTRAL position before
you can start the engine. Apply the brakes before shifting
into any driving gear.
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Keyless Ignition Functions — Using The ENGINE
START/STOP Button
1. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button once to change
the ignition to the ON/RUN mode.
1. The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
2. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
to change the ignition switch to the OFF mode.
2. Press and hold the clutch pedal while pushing the
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
Cold Weather Operation (Below –22°F Or −30°C)
3. The system takes over and attempts to start the vehicle.
If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will disengage
automatically after 10 seconds.
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of an
externally powered electric engine block heater (available
from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
the engine starting, push the button again.
Extended Park Starting
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine
is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal.
Keyless Ignition Functions — With Driver’s Foot OFF
The Brake Pedal/Clutch Pedal (In PARK Or NEUTRAL
Position)
The Keyless Ignition feature operates similar to an ignition
switch. It has three modes, OFF, ON/RUN, and START. To
change the ignition modes without starting the vehicle and
use the accessories follow these steps starting with the
ignition switch in the OFF position:
NOTE: Extended Park condition occurs when the vehicle
has not been started or driven for at least 30 days.
1. Install a battery charger or jumper cables to the battery
to ensure a full battery charge during the crank cycle.
2. Cycle the ignition in the START position and release it
when the engine starts.
3. If the engine fails to start within ten seconds, cycle the
ignition to the OFF position, wait five seconds to allow
the starter to cool, then repeat the Extended Park
Starting procedure.
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4. If the engine fails to start after eight attempts, allow the
starter to cool for at least 10 minutes, then repeat the
procedure.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank continuously for more than 10 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 15
seconds before trying again.
After Starting — Warming Up The Engine
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
If Engine Fails To Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
⬙Normal Starting⬙ or ⬙Extreme Cold Weather⬙ procedure,
and has not experienced an extended park condition as
identified in ⬙Extended Park Starting⬙ procedure it may be
flooded. Push the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor
and hold it there. Crank the engine for no more than 15
seconds. This should clear any excess fuel in case the
engine is flooded. Leave the ignition key in the RUN
position, release the accelerator pedal and repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not continuously
crank the engine for more than 25 seconds at a time.
Wait 60 seconds before trying again.
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle.
• If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables
may be used to obtain a start from a booster battery
or the battery in another vehicle. This type of start
can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedure” in “In Case Of Emergency” for further information.
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Stopping The Engine
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
Vehicles Equipped With Electronic Key (Keyless Ignition):
The engine block heater warms the engine and permits
quicker starts in cold weather.
To shut off the engine with vehicle speed greater than
5 mph (8 km/h), you must push and hold the ignition or
push the START/STOP button three times consecutively
within a few seconds. The engine will shut down, and the
ignition will be placed in the RUN position.
Connect the cord to a 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with
a grounded, three-wire extension cord.
Turning Off the car (placing the ignition from the RUN
position to the STOP position), the power supply to the
accessories are maintained for a period of three minutes.
Opening the driver side door with the ignition in RUN will
sound a short chime that reminds the driver to place the
ignition to STOP.
When the ignition is in the STOP/OFF position, the window switches remains active for three minutes. Opening a
front door will cancel this function.
After severe driving, idle the engine to allow the temperature inside the engine compartment to cool before shutting
off the engine.
For ambient temperatures below 0°F (-18°C), the engine
block heater is recommended. For ambient temperatures
below -20°F (-29°C), the engine block heater is required.
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood,
behind to the driver’s side headlamp. Follow the steps
below to properly use the engine block heater:
1. Locate the engine block heater cord (behind the driver’s
side headlamp).
2. Undo the Velcro strap that secures the heater cord in
place.
3. Pull the cord to the front of the vehicle and plug it into
a grounded, three-wire extension cord.
4. After the vehicle is running, reattach the cord to the
Velcro strap, and properly stow away behind the driver’s side headlamp.
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NOTE:
• The engine block heater cord is a factory installed
option. If your vehicle is not equipped, heater cords are
available from your authorized Mopar dealer.
• The engine block heater will require 110 Volts AC and
6.5 Amps to activate the heater element.
• The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater cord
before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt electrical
cord could cause electrocution.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km). After
the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph
(80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
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 “Dealer
Service” in “Servicing And Maintenance”.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and not
interpreted as a problem.
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PARK BRAKE
Electric Park Brake (EPB)
Your vehicle is equipped with an Electric Park Brake
System (EPB) that offers simple operation, and some
additional features that make the parking brake more
convenient and useful.
The parking brake is primarily intended to prevent the
vehicle from rolling while parked. Before leaving the
vehicle, make sure that the park brake is applied. Also, be
certain to leave the transmission in PARK.
You can engage the park brake in two ways:
• Manually, by applying the park brake switch.
• Automatically, by enabling the Auto Park Brake feature
in the customer programmable features section of the
Uconnect settings.
The park brake switch is located in the center console.
Electric Park Brake Switch
To apply the park brake manually, pull up on the switch
momentarily. You may hear a slight whirring sound from
the back of the vehicle while the park brake engages. Once
the park brake is fully engaged, the BRAKE warning lamp
in the instrument cluster and an indicator on the switch
will illuminate. If your foot is on the brake pedal while you
apply the park brake, you may notice a small amount of
brake pedal movement. The park brake can be applied
even when the ignition switch is OFF but the BRAKE
warning lamp will not illuminate, however, it can only be
released when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN
position.
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NOTE: The EPB fault lamp will illuminate if the EPB
switch is held for longer than 60 seconds in either the
released or applied position. The light will extinguish upon
releasing the switch.
If the Auto Park Brake feature is enabled, the parking brake
will automatically engage whenever the transmission is
placed into PARK, or with a manual transmission, when
the ignition switch is turned OFF. If your foot is on the
brake pedal, you may notice a small amount of brake pedal
movement while the park brake is engaging.
The park brake will release automatically when the ignition switch is ON, the transmission is in DRIVE or REVERSE, the driver seat belt is buckled, and an attempt is
made to drive away.
To release the park brake manually, the ignition switch
must be in the ON/RUN position. Put your foot on the
brake pedal, then push the park brake switch down
momentarily. You may hear a slight whirring sound from
the back of the car while the parking brake disengages. You
may also notice a small amount of movement in the brake
pedal. Once the park brake is fully disengaged, the BRAKE
warning lamp in the instrument cluster and the LED
indicator on the switch will extinguish.
NOTE: When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the
front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and
away from the curb on an uphill grade. Apply the park
brake before placing the gear selector in PARK, otherwise
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make
it difficult to move the gear selector out of PARK. The
parking brake should always be applied whenever the
driver is not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
6
• Do not rely on the parking brake to operate effectively if the rear brakes have been immersed in water
or mud.
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake fully
when parked to guard against vehicle movement and
possible injury or damage.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key fob
from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number
of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or
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WARNING! (Continued)
fatally injured. Children should be warned not to
touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the gear
selector.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in
a location accessible to children, and do not leave the
ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Go in
the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged before
driving; failure to do so can lead to brake failure and
a collision.
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving
your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also be certain to leave the transmission in
PARK. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to roll
and cause damage or injury.
CAUTION!
If the Brake System Warning Light remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction is
indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately.
If exceptional circumstances should make it necessary to
engage the park brake while the vehicle is in motion,
maintain upward pressure on the electric park brake
switch for as long as engagement is desired. The BRAKE
warning lamp will illuminate, and a continuous chime will
sound. The rear stop lamps will also be illuminated automatically while the vehicle remains in motion.
To disengage the park brake while the vehicle is in motion,
release the switch. If the vehicle is brought to a complete
stop using the parking brake, when the vehicle reaches
approximately 3 mph, (5 km/h) the parking brake will
remain engaged.
WARNING!
Driving the vehicle with the parking brake engaged, or
repeated use of the parking brake to slow the vehicle
may cause serious damage to the brake system; failure
to do so can lead to brake failure and a collision.
In the unlikely event of a malfunction of the Electric Park
Brake system, a yellow EPB fault lamp will illuminate. This
may be accompanied by the BRAKE warning lamp flashing. In this event, urgent service of the electric park brake
system is required. Do not rely on the parking brake to
hold the vehicle stationary.
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Auto Park Brake
• The seat belt is unbuckled.
The EPB can be programmed to be applied automatically
whenever the vehicle speed is below 1.9 mph (3 km/h) and
the automatic transmission is placed in PARK, or with a
manual transmission, whenever the ignition switch is in
the OFF position. Auto Park Brake is enabled and disabled
by customer selection through the Customer Programmable Features section of the Uconnect Settings.
• The driver door is open.
Any single Auto Park Brake application can be bypassed
by pushing the EPB switch to the release position while the
transmission is placed in PARK (automatic transmission)
and the ignition is in the ON/RUN position.
• The vehicle is not in the PARK position.
For manual transmissions, the EPB will automatically
engage if all of the following conditions are met:
• Vehicle speed is below 1.9 mph (3 km/h).
• There is no attempt to depress the brake pedal or
accelerator pedal.
• The clutch pedal is not pressed.
• The seat belt is unbuckled.
SafeHold
• The driver door is open.
SafeHold is a safety feature of the EPB system that will
engage the park brake automatically if the vehicle is left
unsecured while the ignition switch is in ON/RUN.
SafeHold can be temporarily bypassed by pushing the EPB
Switch while the driver door is open and the brake pedal is
pressed. Once manually bypassed, SafeHold will be enabled again once the vehicle reaches 12 mph (20 km/h) or
the ignition is turned to the OFF position and back to
ON/RUN again.
For automatic transmissions, the EPB will automatically
engage if all of the following conditions are met:
• Vehicle speed is below 1.9 mph (3 km/h).
• There is no attempt to depress the brake pedal or
accelerator pedal.
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Brake Service Mode
We recommend having your brakes serviced by your authorized dealer. You should only make repairs for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. You should
only enter Brake Service Mode during brake service.
When servicing your rear brakes, it may be necessary for
you or your technician to push the rear piston into the rear
caliper bore. With the electric park brake system, this can
only be done after retracting the EPB actuator. The actuator
retraction can be done easily by entering the Brake Service
Mode through the Uconnect Settings in your vehicle. This
menu based system will guide you through the steps
necessary to retract the EPB actuator in order to perform
rear brake service.
Service Mode has requirements that must be met in order
to be activated:
• The vehicle must be at a standstill.
• The parking brake must be disabled.
• The transmission must be in park or neutral.
• The EPB switch not activated.
• The vehicle in ignition ON/RUN position.
• The brake pedal not pressed.
While in service mode, the EPB fault lamp will flash
continuously while the ignition switch is ON/RUN.
NOTE: A dedicated message will appear in the instrument
cluster display if Brake Service Mode cannot be activated.
When brake service work is complete, the following steps
must be followed to reset the parking brake system to
normal operation:
• Ensure the vehicle is at a standstill.
• Press the brake pedal with moderate force.
• Apply the EPB Switch.
NOTE: A dedicated message will appear in the instrument
cluster display if Brake Service Mode cannot be deactivated.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right 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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MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the vehicle
unattended without having the park brake fully applied. The park 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.
NOTE: During cold weather, you may experience increased effort in shifting until the transmission fluid warms
up. This is normal.
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Gear Selector
To shift the gears, press the clutch pedal to the floor and
put the gear selector to the desired position (the diagram
for the engagement of the gears is displayed on the handle
of the selector).
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To engage REVERSE gear from the NEUTRAL position, lift
the REVERSE ring, located below the knob and simultaneously move the selector to the left and then forward.
Shifting
Fully press the clutch pedal before shifting gears. As you
release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator pedal.
You should always use first gear when starting from a
standing position.
Recommended Vehicle Shift Speeds
To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for fuel
economy and performance, it should be upshifted as listed
in the 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
All Engines
Manual Transmission Shift Speeds in MPH (KM/H)
Gear Selection
2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
Accel.
24 (39)
34 (55)
47 (76)
Cruise
19 (31)
27 (43)
37 (60)
5 to 6
56 (90)
41 (66)
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Downshifting
CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
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!
• Skipping gears and downshifting into lower gears at
higher vehicle speeds can damage the engine and
(Continued)
clutch systems, Any attempt to shift into lower gear
with clutch pedal depressed may result damage to
the clutch system. Shifting into lower gear and
releasing the clutch may result in engine damage.
• When descending a hill, be very careful to downshift
one gear at a time to prevent overspeeding the engine
which can cause engine damage, and/or clutch damage, even if the clutch pedal is pressed. If transfer
case is in low range the vehicle speeds to cause
engine and clutch damage are significantly lower.
• Failure to follow the maximum recommended downshifting speeds may cause the engine damage and/or
damage the clutch, even if the clutch pedal is
pressed.
• Descending a hill in low range with clutch pedal
depressed could result in clutch damage.
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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 pressed.
Gear Selection
Maximum Speed
Manual Transmission Shift Speeds in MPH (KM/H)
6 to 5
5 to 4
4 to 3
3 to 2
80 (129)
70 (113)
50 (81)
30 (48)
CAUTION!
If you skip a gear while downshifting or downshift at
too high of a vehicle speed, these conditions may cause
the engine to overspeed if too low of a gear is selected
and the clutch pedal is released. Damage to the clutch
and the transmission can result from skipping a gear
while downshifting or downshifting at too high of a
vehicle speed even if the clutch pedal is held pressed
(i.e., not released).
2 to 1
15 (24)
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
park brake. Always apply the park brake fully when
exiting the vehicle to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others if
it is not in PARK. Check by trying to move the gear
selector out of PARK with the brake pedal released.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
Make sure the transmission is in PARK before exiting the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL if
the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your
foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when the
engine is idling normally and your foot is firmly
pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you
should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
park brake, shift the transmission into PARK, turn
the engine OFF, and remove the key fob. When the
ignition is in the LOCK/OFF (key removal) position
(or, with Keyless Go, when the ignition is in the OFF
mode), the transmission is locked in PARK, securing
the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition is in the OFF mode, remove the key fob from
the vehicle, and lock the vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number
of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or
fatally injured. Children should be warned not to
touch the park brake, brake pedal or the transmission gear selector.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or in
a location accessible to children), and do not leave
the ignition (in a vehicle equipped with Keyless Go)
in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following
precautions are not observed:
• Shift into or out of PARK or REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL,
or DRIVE when the engine is above idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
Ignition Park Interlock
This vehicle is equipped with an Ignition Park Interlock
which requires the transmission to be in PARK before the
ignition can be turned to the OFF mode. This helps the
driver avoid inadvertently leaving the vehicle without
placing the transmission in PARK. This system also locks
the transmission in PARK whenever the ignition is in the
OFF mode.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock system (BTSI) that holds the transmission gear
selector in PARK unless the brakes are applied. To shift the
transmission out of PARK, the ignition must be in the
ON/RUN mode (whether the engine is running or not),
and the brake pedal must be pressed. The brake pedal must
also be pressed to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or
REVERSE when the vehicle is stopped or moving at low
speeds.
Automatic Transmission
NOTE: Your vehicle may be equipped with a six-speed or
nine-speed automatic transmission, depending on model.
This section describes operation of both the six-speed and
nine-speed transmission.
The transmission gear range (PRND) is displayed both
beside the gear selector and in the instrument cluster. To
select a gear range, press the lock button on the gear
selector and move the selector rearward or forward. You
must also press the brake pedal to shift the transmission
out of PARK (or NEUTRAL, when the vehicle is stopped or
moving at low speeds). Select the DRIVE range for normal
driving.
NOTE: In the event of a mismatch between the gear
selector position and the actual transmission gear (for
example, driver selects REVERSE while driving forward),
the position indicator will blink continuously until the
selector is returned to the proper position, or the requested
shift can be completed.
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The electronically-controlled transmission adapts its shift
schedule based on driver inputs, along with environmental
and road conditions. The transmission electronics are selfcalibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new vehicle
may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal condition, and
precision shifts will develop within a few hundred miles
(kilometers).
The nine-speed transmission has been developed to meet
the needs of current and future FWD/AWD vehicles.
Software and calibration is refined to optimize the customer’s driving experience and fuel economy. By design, some
vehicle and driveline combinations utilize 9th gear only in
very specific driving situations and conditions.
gear in the instrument cluster (as 1, 2, 3, etc.). Toggling the
gear selector forward (-) or rearward (+) while in the
AutoStick position will manually select the transmission
gear.
NOTE: If the gear selector cannot be moved to the PARK,
REVERSE, or NEUTRAL position (when pushed forward)
it is probably in the AutoStick (+/-) position (beside the
DRIVE position). In AutoStick mode, the transmission gear
limit (1, 2, 3, etc.) is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Move the gear selector to the right (into the DRIVE [D]
position) for access to PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL.
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped. Be
sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when shifting
between these gears.
The transmission gear selector has PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE, and AutoStick (+/-) shift positions. Manual
downshifts can be made using the AutoStick shift control
(refer to ⬙AutoStick⬙ in this section for further information).
Moving the gear selector into the AutoStick (+/-) position
(beside the DRIVE position) activates AutoStick mode,
providing manual shift control and displaying the current
Gear Selector
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Gear Ranges
When exiting the vehicle, always:
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
1. Apply the parking brake.
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. This
is especially important when the engine is cold.
3. Turn the ignition OFF.
PARK (P)
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in motion.
Apply the parking brake when exiting the vehicle in this
range.
When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult
to move the gear selector out of PARK. As an added
precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
4. Remove the key fob from the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
park brake. Always apply the park brake fully when
exiting the vehicle to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others if
it is not in PARK. Check by trying to move the gear
selector out of PARK with the brake pedal released.
Make sure the transmission is in PARK before exiting the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL if
the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your
foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when the
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
engine is idling normally and your foot is firmly
pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you
should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
park brake, shift the transmission into PARK, turn
the engine OFF, and remove the key fob. When the
ignition is in the LOCK/OFF (key removal) position
(or, with Keyless Go, when the ignition is in the OFF
mode), the transmission is locked in PARK, securing
the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition is in the OFF mode, remove the key fob from
the vehicle, and lock the vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number
of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or
fatally injured. Children should be warned not to
touch the park brake, brake pedal or the transmission gear selector.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or in
a location accessible to children), and do not leave
the ignition (in a vehicle equipped with Keyless Go)
in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
• Before moving the transmission gear selector out of
PARK, you must turn the ignition to the ON/RUN
mode, and also press the brake pedal. Otherwise,
damage to the gear selector could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK
or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this can
damage the drivetrain.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that you
have properly engaged the transmission into the PARK
position:
• When shifting into PARK, press the lock button on the
gear selector, and firmly move the selector all the way
forward until it stops and is fully seated.
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• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position (P).
• With brake pedal released, verify that the gear selector
will not move out of PARK.
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Apply the park brake and shift the
transmission into PARK if you must exit the vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe practices
that limit your response to changing traffic or road
conditions. You might lose control of the vehicle and
have a collision.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage.
Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A Disabled Vehicle” in “In Case
Of Emergency” for further information.
DRIVE (D)
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts,
and the best fuel economy. The transmission automatically
upshifts through all forward gears. The DRIVE position
provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal
operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as when
operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in
hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or while
towing a heavy trailer), use the AutoStick shift control to
select a lower gear (refer to ⬙AutoStick⬙ in this section for
further information). Under these conditions, using a lower
gear will improve performance and extend transmission
life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
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If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operating
limits, the transmission controller may modify the transmission shift schedule, reduce engine torque, and/or expand the range of torque converter clutch engagement.
This is done to prevent transmission damage due to
overheating.
If the transmission becomes extremely hot, the ⬙Transmission Temperature Warning Light⬙ may illuminate, and the
transmission may operate differently until the transmission
cools down.
During cold temperatures, transmission operation may be
modified depending on engine and/or transmission temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves
warm up time of the engine and transmission to achieve
maximum efficiency. Engagement of the torque converter
clutch (and, for the nine-speed, shifting into 8th or 9th
gear), are inhibited until the engine and/or transmission is
warm (refer to the “Note” under “Torque Converter
Clutch” in this section). Normal operation will resume
once the temperature(s) have risen to a suitable level.
AutoStick
AutoStick is a driver-interactive transmission feature providing manual shift control, giving you more control of the
vehicle. AutoStick allows you to maximize engine braking,
eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance. This system can also
provide you with more control during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving, trailer
towing, and many other situations.
Operation
When the gear selector is in the AutoStick position (beside
the DRIVE position), it can be moved forward and rearward. This allows the driver to manually select the transmission gear being used. Moving the gear selector forward
(-) triggers a downshift and rearward (+) an upshift. The
current gear is displayed in the instrument cluster.
In AutoStick mode, the transmission will shift up or down
when the driver moves the gear selector rearward (+) or
forward (-), unless an engine lugging or overspeed condition would result. It will remain in the selected gear until
another upshift or downshift is chosen, except as described
below.
• Six-speed transmissions will automatically upshift when
necessary to prevent engine over-speed.
• The transmission will automatically downshift as the
vehicle slows (to prevent engine lugging) and will
display the current gear.
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• The transmission will automatically downshift to first
gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver
should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the
vehicle is accelerated.
• You can start out, from a stop, in first or second gear (or
third gear, in six-speed models, or in 4LO range, Snow
mode, or Sand mode, where available). Tapping (+) (at a
stop) will allow starting in second gear. Starting out in
second gear can be helpful in snowy or icy conditions.
• If a requested downshift would cause the engine to
over-speed, that shift will not occur.
• The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low of
a vehicle speed.
• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when
AutoStick is enabled.
• The system may revert to automatic shift mode if a fault
or overheat condition is detected.
NOTE: When Selec-Speed or Hill Descent Control is enabled, AutoStick is not active.
To disengage AutoStick, return the gear selector to the
DRIVE position. You can shift in or out of the AutoStick
position at any time without taking your foot off the
accelerator pedal.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their grip
and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored electronically for abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission may
operate only in a fixed gear, or may remain in NEUTRAL.
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be illuminated.
Limp Home Mode may allow the vehicle to be driven to an
authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission can
be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
1. Stop the vehicle.
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2. Shift the transmission into PARK, if possible. If not, shift
the transmission to NEUTRAL.
gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during some
accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
3. Turn the ignition to the OFF position. On vehicles with
keyless ignition, push and hold the ignition until the
engine turns OFF.
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage until
the engine and/or transmission is warm (usually after 1 to
3 miles [2 to 5 km] of driving). Because the engine speed is
higher when the torque converter clutch is not engaged, it
may seem as if the transmission is not shifting properly
when the vehicle is cold. This is normal. The torque
converter clutch will function normally once the powertrain is sufficiently warm.
4. Wait approximately 30 seconds.
5. Restart the engine.
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
operation.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your earliest
possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has diagnostic equipment to assess the condition of your transmission.
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
service is required.
Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle. A
clutch within the torque converter engages automatically
at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly different
feeling or response during normal operation in the upper
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF EQUIPPED
Jeep Active Drive
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Power Transfer Unit
(PTU). This system is automatic with no driver inputs or
additional driving skills required. Under normal driving
conditions, the front wheels provide most of the traction. If
the front wheels begin to lose traction, power is shifted
automatically to the rear wheels. The greater the front
wheel traction loss, the greater the power transfer to the
rear wheels.
Additionally, on dry pavement under heavy throttle input
(where one may have no wheel spin), torque will be sent to
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the rear in a preemptive effort to improve vehicle launch
and performance characteristics.
Active Drive Control — If Equipped
CAUTION!
All wheels must have the same size and type tires.
Unequal tire sizes must not be used. Unequal tire size
may cause failure of the power transfer unit.
Four Wheel Drive (4x4)
The four wheel drive (4WD) is fully automatic in normal
driving mode.
NOTE: It is not possible to carry out the change of mode
when the vehicle exceeds the speed of 75 mph (120 km/h).
Selec-Terrain Switch
The buttons for the activation of four wheel drive are
located on the device Selec-Terrain and allow you to select
the following:
The Power Transfer Unit (PTU) is locked to ensure immediate availability of torque to the rear drive axles. This
feature is selectable in AUTO mode and automatic in the
other driving mode. 4WD LOCK can be enabled by the
following ways:
• 4WD LOCK
• When the 4WD LOCK button is pushed.
• 4WD LOW — (Trailhawk models only)
• When the Selec-Terrain switch is rotated from AUTO to
any other off-road modes.
Enabling Four Wheel Drive (4x4)
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Active Drive With Low Control — (Trailhawk models
only)
NOTE:
• Both LOCK and LOW LEDs will blink and then become
active on the Selec-Terrain switch until the shift is
complete.
• The instrument cluster display will illuminate the ⬙4WD
LOW⬙ icon.
Disabling 4WD LOW
To disable the 4WD LOW mode, the vehicle must be
stationary and the transmission shifted into NEUTRAL.
Push the 4WD LOW button once.
Selec-Terrain Switch (Trailhawk)
The 4WD LOW mode helps to improve the off-road
performance in all modes. To enable 4WD LOW, please
follow the steps below:
Enabling 4WD LOW
With the vehicle stationary, the ignition in the ON/RUN or
with the engine running, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and push the button once 4WD LOW. The instrument cluster will display the message ⬙4WD LOW⬙ once
the shift is complete.
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SELEC-TERRAIN — IF EQUIPPED
Selec-Terrain combines the capabilities of the vehicle control systems, along with driver input, to provide the best
performance for all terrains.
Mode Selection Guide
Rotate the Selec-Terrain knob to select the desired mode.
Selec-Terrain Switch (Trailhawk)
Selec-Terrain Switch
• AUTO: This four-wheel drive operation is a continuous
operation, is fully automatic and can be used on and off
road. This mode balances traction to ensure maneuverability and acceleration improvement compared to a
vehicle with two wheel drive. This mode also reduces
fuel consumption, since it allows the disconnect of the
drive shaft where conditions permit.
• SNOW: This mode allows you to have greater stability
under conditions of bad weather. For use on and off road
on surfaces with poor traction, such as roads covered
with snow. When in SNOW mode (depending on certain
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operating conditions), the transmission may use second
gear (rather than first gear) during launches, to minimize wheel slippage.
• SAND: For off-road driving or use on surfaces with poor
traction, such as dry sand. The transmission is set to
provide maximum traction.
• MUD: For off-road driving or use on surfaces with poor
traction, such as roads covered by mud or wet grass.
• ROCK (Trailhawk only): This mode is only available in
4WD LOW range. The device sets the vehicle to maximize traction and allow the highest steering capacity for
off-road surfaces. This mode gives you the maximum
performance off-road. Use for low speed obstacles such
as large rocks, deep ruts, etc.
NOTE:
• Rock mode is only available on the vehicles equipped
with the Off-Road package.
• Activate the Hill Descent Control for steep downhill
control. See “Electronic Brake Control System” in this
section for further information.
POWER STEERING
The electric power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability in
tight spaces. The system will vary its assist to provide light
efforts while parking and good feel while driving. If the
electric steering system experiences a fault that reduces
assist or prevents the vehicle from providing assist, you
will still have the ability to steer the vehicle manually.
WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced assist could pose a
safety risk to yourself and others. Service should be
obtained as soon as possible.
If the “SERVICE POWER STEERING⬙ OR
⬙POWER STEERING ASSIST OFF - SERVICE
SYSTEM” message and a steering wheel icon are
displayed on the instrument cluster display, it
indicates that the vehicle needs to be taken to the dealer for
service. It is likely the vehicle has lost power steering
assistance. Refer to “Instrument Cluster Display” in “Getting To Know Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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If the “POWER STEERING SYSTEM HOT - PERFORMANCE MAY BE LIMITED” message and an icon are
displayed on the instrument cluster display, it indicates
that extreme steering maneuvers may have occurred,
which caused an over temperature condition in the power
steering system. You will lose power steering assistance
momentarily until the over temperature condition no longer exists. Once driving conditions are safe, then pull over
and let vehicle idle for a few moments until the light turns
off. Refer to “Instrument Cluster Display” in “Getting To
Know Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE:
• Even if the power steering assistance is no longer
operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle. Under
these conditions there will be a substantial increase in
steering effort, especially at low speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for
service.
STOP/START SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
The Stop/Start function is developed to reduce fuel consumption. The system will stop the engine automatically
during a vehicle stop if the required conditions are met.
Releasing the brake pedal or pressing the accelerator pedal
will automatically re-start the engine.
Automatic Mode
The Stop/Start feature is enabled after every normal customer engine start. At that time, the system will go into
STOP/START READY and if all other conditions are met,
can go into a STOP/START AUTOSTOP ACTIVE “Autostop” mode.
To Activate The Autostop Mode, The Following Must
Occur:
• The system must be in STOP/START READY state. A
STOP/START READY message will be displayed in the
instrument cluster display within the Stop/Start section.
Refer to “Instrument Cluster Display” in “Getting To
Know Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• The vehicle must be completely stopped.
• The gear selector must be in a forward gear and the
brake pedal depressed.
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The engine will shut down, the tachometer will move to
the zero position and the Stop/Start telltale will illuminate
indicating you are in Autostop. Customer settings will be
maintained upon return to an engine running condition.
Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not Autostop
Prior to engine shut down, the system will check many
safety and comfort conditions to see if they are fulfilled.
Detailed information about the operation of the Stop/Start
system may be viewed in the instrument cluster display
Stop/Start Screen. In the following situations the engine
will not stop:
• Driver’s seat belt is not buckled.
• Engine has not reached normal operating temperature.
• The transmission is not in a forward gear.
• Hood is open.
• Vehicle is in 4WD LOW transfer case mode.
• Brake pedal is not pressed with sufficient pressure.
Other Factors Which Can Inhibit Autostop Include:
• Fuel level.
• Accelerator pedal input.
• Engine temp too high.
• Driver’s door is not closed.
• 5 MPH (8 km/h) threshold not achieved from previous
AUTOSTOP.
• Battery temperature is too warm or cold.
• Steering angle beyond threshold.
• Battery charge is low.
• Adaptive Cruise Control is on and speed is set.
• The vehicle is on a steep grade.
It may be possible for the vehicle to be driven several times
without the STOP/START system going into a STOP/
START READY state under more extreme conditions of the
items listed above.
• Cabin heating or cooling is in process and an acceptable
cabin temperature has not been achieved.
• HVAC is set to full defrost mode at a high blower speed.
• HVAC set to MAX A/C.
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To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode
While in a forward gear, the engine will start when the
brake pedal is released or the throttle pedal is depressed.
The transmission will automatically re-engage upon engine restart.
Conditions That Will Cause The Engine To Start Automatically While In Autostop Mode:
• The transmission selector is moved out of DRIVE.
• To maintain cabin temperature comfort.
• HVAC is set to full defrost mode.
Conditions That Force An Application Of The Electric
Park Brake While In Autostop Mode:
• The drivers door is open and brake pedal released.
• The drivers door is open and the drivers seat belt is
unbuckled.
• The engine hood has been opened.
• A STOP/START system error occurs.
To Manually Turn Off The Stop/Start System
1. Push the STOP/START Off switch (located on the
switch bank). The light on the switch will illuminate.
• HVAC system temperature or fan speed is manually
adjusted.
• Battery voltage drops too low.
• Low brake vacuum (e.g. after several brake pedal applications).
• STOP/START OFF switch is pressed.
• A STOP/START system error occurs.
• 4WD system is put into 4WD LOW mode.
STOP/START OFF Switch
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2. The “STOP/START OFF” message will appear in instrument cluster display. Refer to “Instrument Cluster Display” in “Getting To Know Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
3. At the next vehicle stop (after turning off the STOP/
START system) the engine will not be stopped.
SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, the Speed Control takes over accelerator
operations at speeds greater than 25 mph (40 km/h).
The Speed Control buttons are located on the right side of
the steering wheel.
4. The STOP/START system will reset itself back to an ON
condition every time the ignition is turned off and back
on.
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To Manually Turn On The Stop/Start System
Push the STOP/START Off switch (located on the switch
bank). The light on the switch will turn off.
System Malfunction
If there is a malfunction in the STOP/START system, the
system will not shut down the engine. A “SERVICE STOP/
START SYSTEM” message will appear in the instrument
cluster display. Refer to “Display” in “Getting To Know
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If the “SERVICE STOP/START SYSTEM” message appears
in the instrument cluster display, have the system checked
by your authorized dealer.
Speed Control Buttons
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
On/Off
SET+/Accel
RES/Resume
SET-/Decel
CANC/Cancel
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Speed
Control System has been designed to shut down if multiple
speed control functions are operated at the same time. If
this occurs, the Speed Control System can be reactivated by
pushing the Speed Control on/off button and resetting the
desired vehicle set speed.
WARNING!
Speed Control can be dangerous where the system
cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could
go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose
control and have an accident. Do not use Speed Control
in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, icy,
snow-covered or slippery.
To Activate
Push the on/off button to activate the Speed Control. The
cruise indicator light in the instrument cluster display 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.
WARNING!
Leaving the Speed Control system on when not in use
is dangerous. You could accidentally set the system or
cause it to go faster than you want. You could lose
control and have an accident. Always leave the system
off when you are not using it.
To Set A Desired Speed
Turn the Speed Control on.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
and on level ground before pushing the SET (+) or SET (-)
button.
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, push the
SET (+) or SET (-) button and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
To Vary The Speed Setting
To Increase Speed
When the Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by
pushing the SET (+) button.
The driver’s preferred units can be selected through the
Uconnect system if equipped. Refer to ”Uconnect Settings”
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in “Multimedia” for more information. The speed increment shown is dependant on the chosen speed unit of
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h):
U.S. Speed (mph)
• Pushing the SET (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the button
results in an increase of 1 mph.
• If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will
continue to increase until the button is released, then the
new set speed will be established.
Metric Speed (km/h)
• Pushing the SET (+) button once will result in a 1 km/h
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the button
results in an increase of 1 km/h.
• If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will
continue to increase until the button is released, then the
new set speed will be established.
To Decrease Speed
When the Speed Control is set, you can decrease speed by
pushing the SET (-) button.
The driver’s preferred units can be selected through the
Uconnect system if equipped. Refer to ”Uconnect Settings”
in “Multimedia” for more information. The speed increment shown is dependant on the chosen speed unit of
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h):
U.S. Speed (mph)
• Pushing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the button
results in a decrease of 1 mph.
• If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then the
new set speed will be established.
Metric Speed (km/h)
• Pushing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 km/h
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the button
results in a decrease of 1 km/h.
• If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then the
new set speed will be established.
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To Accelerate For Passing
PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
The ParkSense Rear Park Assist system provides visual and
audible indications of the distance between the rear fascia
and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g. during a
parking maneuver. Refer to “ParkSense System Usage
Precautions” for limitations of this system and recommendations.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES button and
release. Resume can be used at any speed above 20 mph
(32 km/h).
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANC (cancel)
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the vehicle
will deactivate the speed control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
Pushing the on/off button or turning the ignition switch
OFF, erases the set speed from memory.
ParkSense will retain the last system state (enabled or
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
ParkSense can be active only when the gear selector is in
REVERSE. The system will remain active while in REVERSE until the vehicle speed is increased to approximately 7 mph (11 km/h) or above. While in REVERSE, and
above the system’s operating speed, a warning will appear
within the instrument cluster display indicating the vehicle
speed is too fast. The system will become active again
when the vehicle speed is decreased to speeds less than
approximately 6 mph (9 km/h).
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ParkSense Sensors
ParkSense Display
The four ParkSense sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is within
the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect obstacles
from approximately 12 inches (30 cm) up to 79 inches
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation
of the obstacle.
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the instrument cluster
display will show the park assist ready system status.
ParkSense Warning Display
The ParkSense Warning screen will only be displayed if
“Sound and Display” is selected from the Customer Programmable Features section of the Uconnect System.
Refer to ⬙Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further
information.
The ParkSense Warning screen is located within the instrument cluster display. It provides visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear fascia/bumper and the
detected obstacle. Refer to “Instrument Cluster Display” in
“Getting To Know Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing a
single arc in one or more regions based on the obstacle’s
distance and location relative to the vehicle.
If an obstacle is detected in the center rear region, the
display will show a single solid arc in the center rear region
As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the display will
show the single arc moving closer to the vehicle and the
audible chime increases as the objects gets close to the
vehicle.
If an obstacle is detected in the left and /or right rear
region, the display will show a single flashing arc in the left
and/or right rear region As the vehicle moves closer to the
obstacle, the display will show the single arc moving closer
to the vehicle and the audible chime increases as the objects
gets close to the vehicle.
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Single 1/2 Second Tone/Solid Arc
Slow Tone/Solid Arc
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Slow Tone/Solid Arc
Fast Tone/Flashing Arc
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The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning
display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous
tone. The following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
Continuous Tone/Flashing Arc
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Rear
Distance
(in/cm)
Arcs — Left
Arcs —
Center
Arcs —
Right
Audible
Alert
Chime
Radio
Volume
Reduced
Greater
than
79 inches
(200 cm)
None
None
None
None
No
79-59 inches
(200-150 cm)
None
WARNING ALERTS
59-47 inches 47-39 inches
(150-120 cm) (120-100 cm)
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense will reduce the volume of the radio, if
on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
None
25-12 inches
(65-30 cm)
2nd Flashing
6th Solid
5th Solid
4th Solid
3rd Flash2nd Flashing
ing
None
None
None
None
2nd Flashing
Audible chime increases as the objects get close to the vehicle.
Yes
None
39-25 inches
(100-65 cm)
Yes
None
Yes
Yes
Less than
12 inches
(30 cm)
1st Flashing
1st Flashing
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1st Flashing
Continuous
Yes
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Enabling And Disabling ParkSense
ParkSense can be enabled and disabled with the ParkSense
switch, located on the switch panel below the Uconnect
display.
system is disabled, the instrument cluster display will
show the “PARKSENSE OFF” message for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE.
The ParkSense switch LED will be on when ParkSense is
disabled or requires service. The ParkSense switch LED
will be off when the system is enabled. If the ParkSense
switch is pushed, and requires service, the ParkSense
switch LED will blink momentarily, and then the LED will
be on.
Service The ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
ParkSense Switch
When the ParkSense switch is pushed to disable the
system, the instrument cluster display will show the
“PARKSENSE OFF” message for approximately five seconds. Refer to “Instrument Cluster Display” in “Getting To
Know Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
When the gear selector is moved to REVERSE and the
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense Rear Park
Assist System has detected a faulted condition, the instrument cluster display will actuate a single chime, once per
ignition cycle, and it will display the “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS” or the “PARKSENSE
UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED” message. Refer to
“Instrument Cluster Display” for more information. Under
this condition, ParkSense will not operate.
If “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS”
appears in the instrument cluster display make sure the
outer surface and the underside of the rear fascia/bumper
is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the message continues to
appear, see your authorized dealer.
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If “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED”
appears in the instrument cluster display, see your authorized dealer.
Cleaning The ParkSense System
Clean the Rear Park Assist sensors with water, car wash
soap and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. In
washing stations, clean sensors quickly keeping the vapor
jet/high pressure washing nozzles at least 4 inches (10 cm)
from the sensors. Do not scratch or poke the sensors.
Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
ParkSense System Usage Precautions
NOTE:
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense system operating
properly.
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of ParkSense.
• When you turn ParkSense OFF, the instrument cluster
display will read “PARKSENSE OFF” Furthermore, once
you turn ParkSense OFF, it remains off until you turn it
on again, even if you cycle the ignition.
• ParkSense, when on, will reduce the volume of the radio
when it is sounding a tone.
• Clean the ParkSense sensors regularly, taking care not to
scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be
covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
properly. The ParkSense system might not detect an
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a
false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/
bumper.
• Use the ParkSense switch to turn the ParkSense system
OFF if objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc.
are placed within 12 inches (30 cm) from the rear
fascia/bumper. Failure to do so can result in the system
misinterpreting a close object as a sensor problem,
causing the “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE
REQUIRED” message to be displayed in the instrument
cluster display.
• The operation of the rear sensors is automatically deactivated when the trailer’s electric plug is inserted in the
vehicle’s tow hook socket. The rear sensors are automatically reactivated when the trailer’s cable plug is removed.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using ParkSense. Always check carefully behind
your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure to check
for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions,
and blind spots before backing up. You are responsible for safety and must continue to pay attention to
your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in
serious injury or death.
• Before using ParkSense, it is strongly recommended
that the ball mount and hitch ball assembly is
disconnected from the vehicle when the vehicle is
not used for towing. Failure to do so can result in
injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles because the
hitch ball will be much closer to the obstacle than the
rear fascia when the loudspeaker sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors could detect the ball
mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size
and shape, giving a false indication that an obstacle
is behind the vehicle.
• ParkSense is only a parking aid and it is unable to
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below the
sensors will not be detected when they are in close
proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense in order to be able to stop in time when an
obstacle is detected. It is recommended that the
driver looks over his/her shoulder when using
ParkSense.
LANESENSE — IF EQUIPPED
LaneSense Operation
The LaneSense system is operational at speeds above
37 mph (60 km/h) and below 112 mph (180 km/h). The
LaneSense system uses a forward looking camera to detect
lane markings and measure vehicle position within the
lane boundaries.
When both lane markings are detected and the driver
unintentionally drifts out of the lane (no turn signal
applied), the LaneSense system provides a haptic warning
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in the form of torque applied to the steering wheel, as well
as a visual warning in the instrument cluster display, to
prompt the driver to remain within the lane boundaries.
The driver may manually override the haptic warning by
applying torque into the steering wheel at any time.
Turning LaneSense On Or Off
The default status of LaneSense is “Off”.
The LaneSense button is located on the switch panel below
the Uconnect display.
When only a single lane marking is detected and the driver
unintentionally drifts across the lane marking (no turn
signal applied), the LaneSense system provides a visual
warning through the instrument cluster display to prompt
the driver to remain within the lane. When only a single
lane marking is detected, a haptic (torque) warning will not
be provided.
NOTE: When operating conditions have been met, the
LaneSense system will monitor if the driver’s hands are on
the steering wheel and provide an audible and visual
warning to the driver when the driver’s hands are not
detected on the steering wheel. The system will cancel if
the driver does not return their hands to the wheel.
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LaneSense Warning Button
To turn the LaneSense system on, push the LaneSense
button to turn the system on (LED turns off). A “Lane Sense
On” message is shown in the instrument cluster display.
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LaneSense Warning Message
The LaneSense system will indicate the current lane drift
condition through the instrument cluster display.
Base Instrument Cluster Display — If Equipped
When the LaneSense system is on; the lane lines are gray
when both of the lane boundaries have not been detected
is solid white.
and the LaneSense telltale
Lane Sense On Message
To turn the LaneSense system off, push the LaneSense
button once to turn the system off (LED turns on).
NOTE: The LaneSense system will retain the last system
state on or off from the last ignition cycle when the ignition
is changed to the ON/RUN position.
System On (Gray Lines/White Telltale
)
Left Lane Departure — Only Left Lane Detected
• When the LaneSense system is on, the LaneSense telltale
is solid white when only the left lane marking has
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been detected and the system is ready to provide
visual warnings in the instrument cluster display if an
unintentional lane departure occurs.
• When the LaneSense system senses the lane has been
approached and is in a lane departure situation, the left
thick lane line flashes from white to gray, the left thin
line remains solid white and the LaneSense telltale
changes from solid white to flashing yellow.
Lane Approached (Flashing White To Gray Thick
Line/Flashing Yellow Telltale
)
NOTE: The LaneSense system operates with the similar
behavior for a right lane departure when only the right
lane marking has been detected.
Left Lane Departure — Both Lanes Detected
• When the LaneSense system is on, the lane lines turn
from gray to white to indicate that both of the lane
markings have been detected. The LaneSense telltale
is solid green when both lane markings have been
detected and the system is “armed” to provide visual
warnings in the instrument cluster display and a
torque warning in the steering wheel if an unintentional lane departure occurs.
Lanes Sensed (White Lines/Green Telltale
)
• When the LaneSense system senses a lane drift situation,
the left thick lane line and the left thin line turn solid
changes from solid
white. The LaneSense telltale
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green to solid yellow. At this time torque is applied to
the steering wheel in the opposite direction of the
lane boundary.
• For example: if approaching the left side of the lane the
steering wheel will turn to the right.
Lane Sensed (Solid White Thick Line, Solid White Thin
Line/Solid Yellow Telltale
)
• When the LaneSense system senses the lane has been
approached and is in a lane departure situation, the left
thick lane line flashes from white to gray, the left thin
line remains solid white and the LaneSense telltale
changes from solid yellow to flashing yellow. At
this time torque is applied to the steering wheel in the
opposite direction of the lane boundary.
• For example: if approaching the left side of the lane the
steering wheel will turn to the right.
Lane Approached (Flashing White To Gray Thick Line,
Solid White Thin Line/Flashing Yellow Telltale
)
NOTE: The LaneSense system operates with the similar
behavior for a right lane departure.
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Premium Instrument Cluster Display — If Equipped
When the LaneSense system is on; the lane lines are gray
when both of the lane boundaries have not been detected
is solid white.
and the LaneSense telltale
• When the LaneSense system senses the lane has been
approached and is in a lane departure situation, the left
thick lane line flashes yellow, the left thin line remains
changes from
solid yellow and the LaneSense telltale
solid white to flashing yellow.
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System On (Gray Lines/White Telltale
)
Left Lane Departure — Only Left Lane Detected
• When the LaneSense system is on, the LaneSense telltale
is solid white when only the left lane marking has
been detected and the system is ready to provide
visual warnings in the instrument cluster display if an
unintentional lane departure occurs.
Lane Approached (Flashing Yellow Thick Line, Solid
Yellow Thin Line/Flashing Yellow Telltale
)
NOTE: The LaneSense system operates with the similar
behavior for a right lane departure when only the right
lane marking has been detected.
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Left Lane Departure — Both Lanes Detected
• When the LaneSense system is on, the lane lines turn
from gray to white to indicate that both of the lane
markings have been detected. The LaneSense telltale
is solid green when both lane markings have been
detected and the system is “armed” to provide visual
warnings in the instrument cluster display and a
torque warning in the steering wheel if an unintentional lane departure occurs.
The LaneSense telltale
changes from solid green to
solid yellow. At this time torque is applied to the
steering wheel in the opposite direction of the lane
boundary.
• For example: if approaching the left side of the lane the
steering wheel will turn to the right.
Lane Sensed (Solid Yellow Thick Line, Solid Yellow Thin
Line/Solid Yellow Telltale
)
Lanes Sensed (White Lines/Green Telltale
)
• When the LaneSense system senses a lane drift situation,
the left thick lane line and left thin line turn solid yellow.
• When the LaneSense system senses the lane has been
approached and is in a lane departure situation, the left
thick lane line flashes yellow and the left thin line
changes
remains solid yellow. The LaneSense telltale
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from solid yellow to flashing yellow. At this time
torque is applied to the steering wheel in the opposite
direction of the lane boundary.
• For example: if approaching the left side of the lane the
steering wheel will turn to the right.
Changing LaneSense Status
The LaneSense system has settings to adjust the intensity of
the torque warning (Low/Medium/High) and the warning zone sensitivity (Early/Medium/Late) that you can
configure through the Uconnect system screen. Refer to
“Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
NOTE:
• The system will not apply torque to the steering wheel
whenever a safety system engages. (anti-lock brakes,
traction control system, electronic stability control, forward collision warning, etc.).
• Use of the turn signals and Hazard Warning Lights also
suppresses the warnings.
Lane Approached (Flashing Yellow Thick Line, Solid
Yellow Thin Line/Flashing Yellow Telltale
)
NOTE: The LaneSense system operates with the similar
behavior for a right lane departure.
PARKVIEW REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen image
of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever the gear
selector is put into REVERSE. The image will be displayed
in the touchscreen display along with a caution note to
“check entire surroundings” across the top of the screen.
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After five seconds this note will disappear. The ParkView
camera is located on the rear of the vehicle above the rear
license plate.
NOTE: With Camera Delay turned on, the camera image
can be disabled via the Image Defeat (X) button on the
touch screen when the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE.
NOTE: The ParkView Rear Back Up Camera has programmable modes of operation that may be selected through the
Uconnect System. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Multimedia” for further information.
When enabled, active guide lines are overlaid on the image
to illustrate the width of the vehicle and its projected
backup path based on the steering wheel position. A
dashed center line overlay indicates the center of the
vehicle to assist with parking or aligning to a hitch/
receiver.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera
delay turned off), the rear camera mode is exited and the
previous screen appears again. When the vehicle is shifted
out of REVERSE (with camera delay turned on), the camera
image will continue to be displayed for up to 10 seconds
after shifting out of REVERSE unless the vehicle speed
exceeds 8 mph (13 km/h), the vehicle is shifted into PARK
or the vehicles ignition is switched to the OFF position.
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
Different colored zones indicate the distance to the rear of
the vehicle.
The following table shows the approximate distances for
each zone:
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 6.5 ft (30 cm - 2 m)
6.5 ft or greater (2 m or greater)
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WARNING!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are responsible for the safety of your surroundings and must
continue to pay attention while backing up. Failure to
do so can result in serious injury or death.
REFUELING THE VEHICLE
The Capless Fuel System uses a flapper placed at the filler
pipe of the fuel tank; it opens and closes automatically
upon insertion/extraction of the fuel nozzle. The Capless
Fuel System is designed so that it prevents the filling of an
incorrect type of fuel.
1. Open the fuel filler door by pushing on the outer edge of
the Fuel Door.
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CAUTION!
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView should only be
used as a parking aid. The ParkView camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your drive
path.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be driven
slowly when using ParkView to be able to stop in
time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended
that the driver look frequently over his/her shoulder
when using ParkView.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds
up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water, and
dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
Fuel Filler Door
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Emergency Gas Can Refueling
Most gas cans will not open the flapper door. A funnel is
provided to open the flapper door to allow emergency
refueling with a gas can.
1. Retrieve funnel from the spare tire storage area.
2. Insert funnel into same filler pipe opening as the fuel
nozzle.
3. Ensure funnel is inserted fully to hold flapper door
open.
4. Pour fuel into funnel opening.
Filling Procedure
2. There is no fuel filler cap. A flapper door inside the pipe
seals the system.
3. Insert the fuel nozzle fully into the filler pipe; the nozzle
opens and holds the flapper door while refueling.
5. Remove funnel from filler pipe, clean off prior to putting
back in the spare tire storage area.
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank
is full.
4. Fill the vehicle with fuel, and when the fuel nozzle
“clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
WARNING!
5. Wait ten seconds before removing the fuel nozzle to
allow fuel to drain from nozzle.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
6. Remove the fuel nozzle and close the fuel door.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations
and may cause the MIL to turn on.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on the
ground while filling.
VEHICLE LOADING
Certification Label
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
affixed to the driver’s side door or pillar.
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 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.
Each axle GAWR is determined by the components in the
system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
springs, tires or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension
components sometimes specified by purchasers for increased durability does not necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
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Tire Size
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification 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.
Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo loaded
into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight values are
determined by weighing your vehicle on a commercial
scale before any occupants or cargo are added.
Loading
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and rear
of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined by
weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commercial
scale to insure that the GVWR has not been exceeded. The
weight on the front and rear of the vehicle should then be
determined separately to be sure that the load is properly
distributed over the front and rear axle. Weighing the
vehicle may show that the GAWR of either the front or rear
axles has been exceeded but the total load is within the
specified GVWR. If so, weight must be shifted from front to
rear or rear to front as appropriate until the specified
weight limitations are met. Store the heavier items down
low and be sure that the weight is distributed equally. Stow
all loose items securely before driving.
Improper weight distributions can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the 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.
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TRAILER TOWING
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
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.
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.
To maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage,
follow the requirements and recommendations in this
manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue weight.
The total load must be limited so that you do not exceed
the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification
Label” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight of
the trailer must be supported by the scale.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
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288 STARTING AND OPERATING
Tongue Weight (TW)
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
hitch ball by the trailer. You must consider this as part of
the load on your vehicle.
Trailer Frontal Area
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
Trailer Sway Control
The trailer sway control can be a mechanical telescoping
link that can be installed between the hitch receiver and the
trailer tongue that typically provides adjustable friction
associated with the telescoping motion to dampen any
unwanted trailer swaying motions while traveling.
If equipped, the electronic Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
recognizes a swaying trailer and automatically applies
individual wheel brakes and/or reduces engine power to
attempt to eliminate the trailer sway.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue weight,
just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or some
other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds of
hitches are the most popular on the market today and they
are commonly used to tow small and medium sized
trailers.
Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage
through spring (load) bars. They are typically used for
heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the tow
vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used in
accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it provides
for a more level ride, offering more consistent steering and
brake control thereby enhancing towing safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control also dampens
sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and contributes
positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability. 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!
WARNING! (Continued)
• An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking performance, and could result in a collision.
• Weight Distributing Systems may not be compatible
with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your hitch
and trailer manufacturer or a reputable Recreational
Vehicle dealer for additional information.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
Maximum GTW
Maximum Tongue Wt.
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
(See Note)
2.4L
4WD
2000 lbs (907 kg)
200 lbs (90 kg)
When towing a trailer the technically permissible laden weight may be exceeded by not more than 10% or 220 lbs
(100 kg), whichever is lower provided that the operating speed is restricted to 62 mph (100 km/h) or less.
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds and loads.
Towing limits quoted represent the maximum towing ability of the vehicle at its Gross Combined Mass to restart on a
12 percent gradient at sea level.
The performance and economy of all models will be reduced when used for towing.
Engine/Transmission
Model
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290 STARTING AND OPERATING
Trailer And Tongue Weight
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your trailer hitch.
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 loading information placard
located on the driver’s door pillar 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.
CAUTION!
Consider the following items when computing the weight
on the front/rear axles of the vehicle:
• The trailer tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment put
in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle
or other parts could be damaged.
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a trailer
is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and do
not make starts at full throttle. This helps the engine
and other parts of the vehicle wear in at the heavier
loads.
Perform the maintenance listed in the “Scheduled Servicing”. Refer to “Scheduled Servicing” in “Servicing And
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Maintenance” for the proper maintenance intervals. When
towing a trailer, never exceed the GAWR or GCWR ratings.
WARNING!
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have a collision.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage
to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires.
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to the
hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the chains
under the trailer tongue and allow enough slack for
turning corners.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on the
tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle transmission in
PARK. For four-wheel drive vehicles, make sure the
transfer case is not in NEUTRAL. Always, block or
ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized.
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
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“Tires” in “Servicing And Maintenance” for proper tire
inflation procedures.
• Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pressures
before trailer usage.
• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage before
towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires” in “Servicing And
Maintenance” for the proper inspection procedure.
• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires” in “Servicing And
Maintenance” for the proper tire replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s GVWR and GAWR
limits.
• Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (453 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 a collision.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping distance. When towing you should allow for additional
space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front
of you. Failure to do so could result in a collision.
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
• Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible personal injury.
• An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with a
hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (453 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they should
be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this could lead to
accelerated brake lining wear, higher brake pedal
effort, and longer stopping distances.
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Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and seven-pin
wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and
connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicle’s wiring
harness.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector. Refer
to the following illustrations.
NOTE:
• Disconnect trailer wiring connector from the vehicle
before launching a boat (or any other device plugged
into vehicle’s electrical connect) into water.
• Be sure to reconnect after clear from water area.
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Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping, and
backing up the trailer in an area located away from heavy
traffic.
Automatic Transmission
Select the DRIVE range when towing. The transmission
controls include a drive strategy to avoid frequent shifting
when towing. For increased engine braking on steep downhill grades, select the LOW range.
Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
• Do not 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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Cooling System
Highway Driving
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
Reduce speed.
City Driving
Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
When stopped for short periods, shift the transmission into
NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
TOWING CONDITION
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
WHEELS OFF THE
GROUND
NONE
REAR
FRONT
ALL
NOTE:
• When recreational towing your vehicle, always follow
applicable state and provincial laws. Contact state and
provincial Highway Safety offices for additional details.
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
(FWD)
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
BEST METHOD
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FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE
(4WD)
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
• You must ensure that the Auto Park Brake feature is
disabled before towing this vehicle, to avoid inadvertent
Electric Park Brake engagement. The Auto Park Brake
feature is enabled or disabled via the customer programmable features in the Uconnect Settings.
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Recreational Towing — Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Models
Recreational towing is allowed ONLY if the front wheels
are OFF the ground. This may be accomplished using a tow
dolly (front wheels off the ground) or vehicle trailer (all
four wheels off the ground). If using a tow dolly, follow this
procedure:
1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
CAUTION!
• Towing with the front wheels on the ground will
cause severe transmission damage. Damage from
improper towing is not covered under the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Ensure that the Electric Park Brake is released, and
remains released, while being towed.
Recreational Towing — 4X4 Models
3. Apply the Electric Park Brake (EPB). Place the transmission in PARK. Turn the engine OFF.
Recreational towing (with all four wheels on the ground, or
using a towing dolly) is NOT ALLOWED. This vehicle may
be towed on flatbed or vehicle trailer provided all four
wheels are OFF the ground.
4. Properly secure the front wheels to the dolly, following
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
CAUTION!
2. Drive the front wheels onto the tow dolly.
5. Turn the ignition to the ON/RUN position, but do not
start the engine.
6. Press and hold the brake pedal.
7. Release the Electric Park Brake (EPB).
8. Turn the ignition OFF, remove the key fob, and release
the brake pedal.
Towing this vehicle with ANY of its wheels on the
ground can cause severe transmission and/or power
transfer unit damage. Damage from improper towing
is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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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 conventional passenger cars.
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 passenger cars any more than low-slung
sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily in offroad conditions. 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
When To Use 4WD LOW Range
When off-road driving, shift to 4WD LOW for additional
traction and control on slippery or difficult terrain, ascending or descending steep hills, and to increase low-speed
pulling power (refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation — If
Equipped” in this section for further details). This range
should be limited to extreme situations such as deep snow,
mud, 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 4WD LOW range.
Driving Through Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through water,
there are a number of precautions that must be considered
before entering the water:
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CAUTION!
When driving through water, do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h). Always check water depth before entering as
a precaution, and check all fluids afterward. Driving
through water may cause damage that may not be
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Driving through water more than a few inches/centimeters
deep will require extra caution to ensure safety and prevent damage to your vehicle. If you must drive through
water, try to determine the depth and the bottom condition
(and location of any obstacles) prior to entering. Proceed
with caution and maintain a steady controlled speed less
than 5 mph (8 km/h) in deep water to minimize wave
effects.
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Flowing Water
Maintenance
If the water is swift flowing and rising (as in storm run-off)
avoid crossing until the water level recedes and/or the
flow rate is reduced. If you must cross flowing-water,
avoid depths in excess of 9 inches (22 cm). The flowing
water can erode the streambed causing your vehicle to sink
into deeper water. Determine exit point(s) that are downstream of your entry point to allow for drifting.
After driving through deep water, inspect your vehicle
fluids and lubricants (engine, transmission, Power Transfer
Unit, and Rear Drive Module) to assure they have not been
contaminated. Contaminated fluids and lubricants (milky,
foamy in appearance) should be flushed/changed as soon
as possible to prevent component damage.
Standing Water
In heavy snow, when pulling a load, or for additional
control at slower speeds, shift the transmission to a low
gear and shift the 4WD system to the appropriate terrain
mode, using 4WD LOW if necessary. Refer to “Four-Wheel
Drive Operation” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information. Do not shift to a lower gear than necessary to
maintain headway. Over-revving the engine can spin the
wheels and traction will be lost.
Avoid driving in standing water deeper than 16 inches
(40.5 cm), and reduce speed appropriately to minimize
wave effects. Maximum speed in 16 inches (40.5 cm) of
water is less than 5 mph (8 km/h).
(Trailhawk only): Avoid driving in standing water deeper
than 19 inches (48 cm), and reduce speed appropriately to
minimize wave effects. Maximum speed in 19 inches (48 cm)
of water is less than 5 mph (8 km/h).
Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
Avoid abrupt downshifts on icy or slippery roads because
engine braking may cause skidding and loss of control.
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Hill Climbing
WARNING! (Continued)
NOTE: Before attempting to climb a hill, determine the
conditions at the crest and/or on the other side.
Before climbing a steep hill, shift the transmission to a
lower gear and shift the 4WD System to 4WD LOW. Use
first gear and 4WD LOW for very steep hills.
NOTE: Brakes should be applied at increased slippage, but
before coming to a stop to avoid digging into the loose
surface and rendering the operator of the vehicle stuck/
immobile.
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 brakes. Once stopped, shift to
REVERSE. Back slowly down the hill allowing the compression braking of the engine to help regulate your speed.
If the brakes are required to control vehicle speed, apply
them lightly and avoid locking or skidding the tires.
WARNING!
If the engine stalls or you lose headway or cannot
make it to the top of a steep hill or grade, never attempt
(Continued)
to turn around. To do so may result in tipping and
rolling the vehicle. Always back straight down a hill in
REVERSE gear carefully. Never back down a hill in
NEUTRAL using only the brake.
NOTE: Remember, never drive diagonally across a hill drive straight up or down.
If the wheels start to slip as you approach the crest of a hill,
ease off the accelerator and maintain headway by turning
the front wheels slowly left and right. This may provide a
fresh “bite” into the surface and may provide traction to
complete the climb.
Traction Downhill
Shift the transmission into a low gear and the 4WD System
to 4WD LOW range or Select Hill Descent Control if
equipped (refer to ⬙Safety Features⬙ in the “Safety” section
for further information). Let the vehicle go slowly down
the hill with all four wheels turning against engine compression drag. This will permit you to control the vehicle
speed and direction.
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300 STARTING AND OPERATING
When descending mountains or hills, repeated braking can
cause brake fade with loss of braking control. Avoid
repeated heavy braking by downshifting the transmission
whenever possible.
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.
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
exhaust system for damage.
• Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as
required.
• 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.
• After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or similar
dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake rotors,
wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected and
cleaned as soon as possible.
WARNING!
Abrasive material in any part of the braking system
may cause excessive wear or unpredictable braking
performance. Full braking power may not be available
to prevent a collision. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, inspect and clean the
braking components as soon as possible.
• Impacted material can cause wheel imbalance. Freeing
the wheels of impacted material will likely rectify imbalance condition
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . . .303
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . . .333
䡵 ASSIST AND SOS MIRROR — IF EQUIPPED . . . .303
▫ Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . .333
䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
▫ Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
▫ Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID)
Headlamps — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340
▫ Replacing Exterior Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
▫ Replacing Interior Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ Fuse Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ Engine Compartment Fuses/Distribution Unit . .323
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
▫ Rear Cargo Fuse/Relay Distribution Unit . . . . . .331
䡵 TIRE SERVICE KIT — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . .341
䡵 JUMP STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . .352
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
▫ Jump Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353
䡵 REFUELING IN EMERGENCY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
䡵 GEAR SELECTOR OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . .358
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▫ Without The Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
▫ Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models — With Key
Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
▫ 4x4 Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
▫ Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped . . . . . . .361
䡵 ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM
(EARS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
䡵 EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . .362
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
ASSIST AND SOS MIRROR — IF EQUIPPED
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the lower
center area of the instrument panel.
Push the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional
turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming traffic
of an emergency. Push the switch a second time to turn off
the Hazard Warning flashers.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not be
used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
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Assist And SOS Mirror
If equipped, the rearview mirror contains an ASSIST and a
SOS button.
WARNING!
ALWAYS obey traffic laws and pay attention to the
road. ALWAYS drive safely with your hands on the
steering wheel. You have full responsibility and assume all risks related to the use of the Uconnect and
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WARNING! (Continued)
SiriusXM Guardian features and applications in this
vehicle. Only use Uconnect features and SiriusXM
Guardian services when it is safe to do so. Failure to do
so may result in an accident involving serious injury or
death.
NOTE:
someone who can help. Roadside Assistance will know
what vehicle you’re driving and its location. Additional
fees may apply for roadside Assistance.
• SiriusXM Guardian Customer Care – In-vehicle support
for SiriusXM Guardian.
• Vehicle Customer Care – Total support for all other
vehicle issues.
• Your vehicle may be transmitting data as authorized by
the subscriber.
SOS Call
• The SOS and ASSIST buttons will only function if you
are connected to an operable LTE (voice/data) or 4G
(data) network. Other Uconnect services will only be
operable if your SiriusXM Guardian service is active and
you are connected to an operable LTE (voice/data) or 4G
(data) network.
NOTE: In case the SOS Call button is pushed in error, there
will be a 10 second delay before the SOS Call system
initiates a call to a SOS operator. To cancel the SOS Call
connection, push the SOS call button on the Rearview
Mirror or press the cancellation button on the Device
Screen. Termination of the SOS Call will turn off the green
LED light on the Rearview Mirror.
ASSIST Call
The ASSIST Button is used to automatically connect you to
any one of the following support centers:
• Roadside Assistance – If you get a flat tire, or need a tow,
just push the ASSIST button and you’ll be connected to
1. Push the SOS Call button on the Rearview Mirror.
2. The LED light located between the ASSIST and SOS
buttons on the Rearview Mirror will turn green once a
connection to a SOS operator has been made.
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3. Once a connection between the vehicle and a SOS
operator is made, the SOS Call system may transmit the
following important vehicle information to a SOS operator:
• Indication that the occupant placed a SOS Call.
• The vehicle brand.
• The last known GPS coordinates of the vehicle.
4. You should be able to speak with the SOS operator
through the vehicle audio system to determine if additional help is needed.
WARNING!
ALWAYS obey traffic laws and pay attention to the
road. ALWAYS drive safely with your hands on the
steering wheel. You have full responsibility and assume all risks related to the use of the Uconnect and
SiriusXM Guardian features and applications in this
vehicle. Only use Uconnect features and SiriusXM
Guardian services when it is safe to do so. Failure to do
so may result in an accident involving serious injury or
death.
NOTE:
• Your vehicle may be transmitting data as authorized
by the subscriber.
• Once a connection is made between the vehicle’s SOS
Call system and the SOS operator, the SOS operator
may be able to open a voice connection with the
vehicle to determine if additional help is needed. Once
the SOS operator opens a voice connection with the
vehicle’s SOS Call system, the operator should be able
to speak with you or other vehicle occupants and hear
sounds occurring in the vehicle. The vehicle’s SOS Call
system will attempt to remain connected with the SOS
operator until the SOS operator terminates the connection.
5. The SOS operator may attempt to contact appropriate
emergency responders and provide them with important vehicle information and GPS coordinates.
WARNING!
• If anyone in the vehicle could be in danger (e.g., fire
or smoke is visible, dangerous road conditions or
location), do not wait for voice contact from an
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
Emergency Services Agent. All occupants should exit
the vehicle immediately and move to a safe location.
• Never place anything on or near the vehicle’s operable network and GPS antennas. You could prevent
operable network and GPS signal reception, which
can prevent your vehicle from placing an emergency
call. An operable network and GPS signal reception
is required for the SOS Call system to function
properly.
• The SOS Call system is embedded into the vehicle’s
electrical system. Do not add aftermarket electrical
equipment to the vehicle’s electrical system. This
may prevent your vehicle from sending a signal to
initiate an emergency call. To avoid interference that
can cause the SOS Call system to fail, never add
aftermarket equipment (e.g., two-way mobile radio,
CB radio, data recorder, etc.) to your vehicle’s electrical system or modify the antennas on your vehicle. IF
YOUR VEHICLE LOSES BATTERY POWER FOR
ANY REASON (INCLUDING DURING OR AFTER
AN ACCIDENT), THE UCONNECT FEATURES,
APPS AND SERVICES, AMONG OTHERS, WILL
NOT OPERATE.
• Modifications to any part of the SOS Call system
could cause the air bag system to fail when you need
it. You could be injured if the air bag system is not
there to help protect you.
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SOS Call System Limitations
Vehicles sold in Mexico DO NOT have SOS Call system
capabilities.
SOS or other emergency line operators in Mexico may not
answer or respond to SOS system calls.
If the SOS Call system detects a malfunction, any of the
following may occur at the time the malfunction is detected, and at the beginning of each ignition cycle:
• The Rearview Mirror light located between the ASSIST
and SOS buttons will continuously be illuminated red.
• The Device Screen will display the following message
“Vehicle device requires service. Please contact your
dealer.”
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• An In-Vehicle Audio message will state “Vehicle device
requires service. Please contact your dealer.”
• The SOS Call system software and/or hardware are
damaged during a crash.
WARNING!
• The vehicle battery loses power or becomes disconnected during a vehicle crash.
• Ignoring the Rearview Mirror light could mean you
will not have SOS Call services. If the Rearview
Mirror light is illuminated, have your authorized
dealer service the SOS Call system immediately.
• The Occupant Restraint Control module turns on the
air bag Warning Light on the instrument panel if a
malfunction in any part of the system is detected. If
the Air Bag Warning Light is illuminated, have your
authorized dealer service the Occupant Restraint
Control system immediately.
Even if the SOS Call system is fully functional, factors
beyond FCA US LLC’s control may prevent or stop the SOS
Call system operation. These include, but are not limited
to, the following factors:
• Delayed accessories mode is active.
• The ignition is in the OFF position.
• The vehicle’s electrical systems are not intact.
• LTE (voice/data) or 4G (data) network and/or Global
Positioning Satellite signals are unavailable or obstructed.
• Equipment malfunction at the SOS operator facility.
• Operator error by the SOS operator.
• LTE (voice/data) or 4G (data) network congestion.
• Weather.
• Buildings, structures, geographic terrain, or tunnels.
WARNING!
ALWAYS obey traffic laws and pay attention to the
road. ALWAYS drive safely with your hands on the
steering wheel. You have full responsibility and assume all risks related to the use of the Uconnect and
SiriusXM Guardian features and applications in this
vehicle. Only use Uconnect features and SiriusXM
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WARNING! (Continued)
Guardian services when it is safe to do so. Failure to do
so may result in an accident involving serious injury or
death.
NOTE:
• Your vehicle may be transmitting data as authorized by
the subscriber.
• Never place anything on or near the vehicle’s LTE
(voice/data) or 4G (data) and GPS antennas. You could
prevent LTE (voice/data) or 4G (data) and GPS signal
reception, which can prevent your vehicle from placing
an emergency call. An operable LTE (voice/data) or 4G
(data) network connection and a GPS signal is required
for the SOS Call system to function properly.
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference 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.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Replacement Bulbs
Interior Bulbs
Lamps
Front Courtesy Light
Front Courtesy Lights (Sun Visors)
Rear Dome Light (Models Without Retractable roof)
Rear Interior Lights (Models With Retractable roof)
Interior Lights
Dome Light (Glove Box)
Bulb Number
C5W
C5W
C5W
C5W
HT-168
HT-168
Exterior Bulbs
Lamps
Low Beam Headlamps (Halogen)
High Beam Headlamps (Halogen)
Front Position/Daytime Running Lights (DRL )
Front Direction Indicator Lamps
Front Position – Premium LED
Front Fog Lamps
Low Beam / High Beam Headlamps (HID)
Side Indicators (Front – Halogen)
Bulb Number
H11LL
9005LL
PSX24W
7444NA
LED (Serviced At An Authorized Dealer)
H11LL
D3S (HID) (Serviced At An Authorized Dealer)
W5W
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Lamps
Side Indicators (Front – HID)
Side Indicators (Side View Mirror)
Tail/Brake Lights
Turn Indicators
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
License Plate Lamp
Liftgate Lamp Reverse
Liftgate Lamp Tail
Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID)
Headlamps — If Equipped
The headlamps contain a type of high voltage discharge
light source. High voltage can remain in the circuit even
with the headlamp switch off. Because of this, you should
not attempt to service a HID headlamp light source yourself. If an HID headlamp light source fails, take your
vehicle to an authorized dealer for service.
Bulb Number
LED (Serviced At An Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced At An Authorized Dealer)
Premium Tail Lights: LED (Serviced At An Authorized
Dealer)
Base Tail Lights: W21/5WLL
W21WLL For Premium Tail Lamps
W21/5WLL For Base Tail Lamps
LED (Serviced At An Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced At An Authorized Dealer)
W21WLL
LED (Serviced At An Authorized Dealer)
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with HID headlamps, when
the headlamps are turned on, there is a blue hue to the
lights. This diminishes and becomes more white after
approximately 10 seconds, as the system charges.
WARNING!
A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
HID headlamps when the headlamp switch is turned
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WARNING! (Continued)
ON. It may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized
dealer for service.
Replacing Exterior Bulbs
Headlamps
Hi/Lo Beam Light Halogen
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:
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1. Open the engine compartment and remove the headlamp bulb cap.
Headlamp
1 — Bulb Caps
2. Rotate the headlamp bulb socket counterclockwise then
pull outwards.
3. Pull on the locking tab on the headlamp bulb connector
and remove the bulb and socket.
4. Install the new headlamp bulb making sure it is properly locked.
5. Install the headlamp bulb and socket; turn it clockwise
making sure it is properly locked.
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6. Reinstall headlamp bulb caps.
WARNING!
Carry out the operation of replacing lamps only with
the engine off. Also make sure that the engine is cold,
to avoid the danger of burns.
Turn Signal Light/Position Lights/Daytime Running
Lights
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:
1. Turn the front wheels completely.
2. Use a suitable tool to remove the access door.
3. Remove the electrical connectors.
4. For the DRL bulb, grip the bulb at the top and bottom
locking tabs and squeeze to and remove the bulb.
5. To replace the DRL bulb gently push bulb towards
housing. Be sure to hear both the top and bottom
locking tabs “CLICK” to ensure the bulb is properly
seated.
6. For the turn signal bulb, rotate in a counterclockwise
direction and remove the bulb and bulb socket. Pull the
bulb axially to remove it from the socket.
7. Install the bulb and sockets and rotate them clockwise
making sure that it is properly locked.
8. Reconnect the electrical connectors.
9. Reinstall the access door.
Front Fog Lights
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:
1. Turn the front wheels completely.
2. Use a suitable tool to remove the access door.
3. By pushing the electrical connector tab remove the
electrical connector.
4. Rotate the bulb counterclockwise, and then replace the
bulb.
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Rear Body Side Tail Lamps
Contain the following:
• Position lights
• Stop lights
• Direction indicator
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Using a suitable tool remove fasteners.
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Fog Lamp Housing
1 — Bulb
5. Insert the new bulb in the socket, making sure the bulb
is locked into place.
6. Reconnect the electrical connector.
7. Reinstall the access door.
Side Indicators
The Side Indicators are LED. For their replacement see
your authorized dealer.
Body Side Tail Lamp Opening
1 — Fasteners
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3. Disconnect the electrical connector by pushing the release.
4. Remove the rear body side tail lamp, sliding it away
from the back of the vehicle.
Reverse Side of Tail Lamp
1 — Direction Indicator Bulb / Stop Lamp Bulb
2 — Electrical Connector
3 — Ball Studs
Body Side Tail Lamp
1 — Rear Body Side Tail Lamp
2 — Ball Stud
5. Replace the bulb as necessary by turning and removing
the bulb housing.
6. Insert the new bulb, making sure it is properly locked.
7. Reposition the rear body side lamp assembly on the car.
8. Reconnect the electrical connector.
9. Reinstall the body side lamp making sure to align the
ball studs.
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Body Side Tail Lamp
Liftgate
1 — Rear Body Side Tail Lamp
2 — Ball Stud
1 — Lift Gate Access Covers
10. Install fasteners and tighten body side lamp assembly.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector by pushing the release.
11. Finally close the tailgate.
Reverse Lamps
4. Remove bulb and replace making sure it is properly
locked.
1. Open the liftgate.
5. Reconnect the electrical connector.
2. Using a suitable tool remove the access panel for body
side lamps, remove lift gate access cover for lift gate
lamps.
6. Reinstall the access panels making sure they are locked
in correctly.
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7. Finally close the tailgate.
3th Stop Lamp
The CHMSL is LED. For their replacement, see your
authorized dealer.
License Plate Lights
The License Plate light is LED. For their replacement, see
your authorized dealer.
Replacing Interior Bulbs
Front Courtesy Light
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:
1. Using a suitable tool remove the front courtesy light
assemby.
Front Courtesy Light
2. Release the retainer clips and bulb housing as shown.
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Front Courtesy Bulb Housing
1 — Retaining Clips
2 — Bulb Housing
3. Replace the bulbs by pulling straight out of bulb housing.
Front Courtesy Bulb Housing
4. Insert the new bulbs, making sure that they are properly
locked.
5. Reassemble the bulb housing and courtesy light housing
making sure that they are properly locked.
6. Install the front courtesy light, making sure that it is
properly locked.
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Dome Light Vanity Mirror
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:
1. Lift the cover of the mirror and pull out the visor mirror
light cover.
2. Replace the bulb, releasing it from the side contacts, and
then insert the new bulb, making sure that it is properly
locked between the contacts.
3. Reinstall the visor mirror light cover making sure that it
is properly locked.
4. Finally lower the visor mirror cover to the mirror.
Dome Light Glove Compartment
To replace the bulb proceed as follows:
1. Open the glove compartment.
2. Place your fingers inside the light assembly, pull the
bulb to replace it.
Visor
1 — Visor Mirror Cover
2 — Visor Mirror Light
Bulb Removal/Installation
3. Insert the new bulb, making sure it is properly locked.
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Dome Light
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:
1. Lower the handle in the direction shown; remove the
dome light.
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Bulb
3. Insert the new bulb, locking it between the contacts.
4. Reinstall the dome light.
Grab Handle/Dome Light
2. Replace the bulb by removing it from the side contacts.
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Interior Cargo Lights
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:
1. Using thumb with slight pressure – push bulb holder to
the side.
Bulb Holder
3. Rotate bulb holder to replace bulb.
Bulb Holder
2. Fully disengage the bulb holder from the housing.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Halogen lamps contain gas under pressure, in the
event of breakage be careful of the projection of
fragments of glass.
• Halogen lamps must be handled by touching only
the metallic part. If the transparent bulb is in contact
with the fingers, reduces the intensity of the emitted
light and you can also affect the life of the lamp. In
case of accidental contact, rub the bulb with a cloth
dampened with alcohol and allow to dry.
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FUSES
Bulb
WARNING!
WARNING!
• Before proceeding with the replacement of the lamp
wait for the exhaust pipes are cool: DANGER OF
BURNS!
• Modifications or repair of the electrical system performed incorrectly and without taking into account
the technical characteristics can cause malfunctions
with the risk of fire.
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an appropriate replacement fuse with the same amp rating as
the original fuse. Never replace a fuse with another
fuse of higher amp rating. Never replace a blown
fuse with metal wires or any other material. Failure
to use proper fuses may result in serious personal
injury, fire and/or property damage.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition is
off and that all the other services are switched off
and/or disengaged.
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air
bag system, braking system), power unit systems
(engine system, transmission system) or steering
system blows, contact an authorized dealer.
Also, please be aware that when using power outlets for
extended periods of time with the engine off may result in
vehicle battery discharge.
General Information
The fuses protect electrical systems against excessive current.
When a device does not work, you must check the electrical circuit inside the fuse for a break/melt.
Blade Fuses
1 — Electrical Circuit
2 — Blade Fuse With Good Electrical Circuit
3 — Blade Fuse With Bad Electrical Circuit
Fuse Location
The fuses are grouped into controllers located in the engine
compartment.
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Engine Compartment Fuses/Distribution Unit
Removing Fuse Cover and Locking Screw
The engine compartment fuse panel is located on the left
side of the engine compartment.
Proceed as follows:
1. Slowly turn the screw counterclockwise.
2. Slowly release the screw.
3. Remove the fuse cover by sliding it upward.
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Fuse Panel & Cover Location
1 — Cover Screw
2 — Fuse Cover
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Mounting Fuse Cover and Locking Screw
Proceed as follows:
1. Properly secure the fuse cover to the box, slide completely from top to bottom.
2. Fully depress the screw, using the special screwdriver
supplied.
3. Slowly turn the screw clockwise.
4. Release the screw.
Battery Fuse Cover Location
1 — Fuse Cover Tabs
2 — Fuse Cover
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Cavity
F01
Maxi Fuse
70 Amp Tan
Cartridge Fuse
–
Mini Fuse
–
F02
70 Amp Tan
–
–
F03
–
–
F04
–
30 Amp Pink with
HID Lamps
20 Amp Blue without HID Lamps
40 Amp Tan
–
F05
F06
F07
–
40 Amp Orange
40 Amp Orange
40 Amp Tan
–
–
–
–
–
F08
–
30 Amp Pink
–
F09
–
–
5 Amp Tan
F10
–
–
20 Amp Yellow
Description
Module Body
Computer
Module Body
Computer, Rear Distribution Units
Supply Body
Computer
Brake Control Electronics Module
PTC Heater
Starter Relay
Rear Distribution
Unit For Trailer Tow
Usage
Supply for F24, F87,
Steering Control
Control Module
Engine
Horn
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Cavity
F11
Maxi Fuse
–
Cartridge Fuse
–
F14
–
–
Mini Fuse
20 Amp Yellow –
1.4L Gas & Diesel
Engines
25 Amp Clear – 2.4
L Engines
7.5 Amp Brown
F15
40 Amp Orange
–
–
F16
–
–
10 Amp Red
F17
–
–
10 Amp Red
F18
–
–
20 Amp Yellow
F19
–
–
7.5 Amp Brown
F20
F21
–
–
–
–
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
Description
Supply Secondary
Loads
Diesel Crankcase
Heater
Brake Control Module Pump
Engine Control Module Power, Automatic
Transmission
Engine Secondary
Loads
12V Rear Cargo Outlet Ignition Powered
Air Conditioner
Compressor and
PWM Rad Fan enable
Cigar Lighter
Fuel Pump
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Cavity
F22
Maxi Fuse
–
Cartridge Fuse
–
Mini Fuse
20 Amp Yellow –
Gas Engine
15 Amp Blue –
Diesel Engine
30 Amp Green
15 Amp Blue
F23
F24
–
–
–
–
F30
–
–
F81
F82
60 Amp Blue
–
–
40 Amp Green
20 Amp Yellow
(Customer Selectable, Move From
F18)
–
–
F83
F84
–
–
40 Amp Green
–
–
30 Amp Green
F87
–
–
5 Amp Tan
Description
Power Control
Module Engine
Window Heater Grid
Electronic Unit Supply Automatic Transmission
12V Rear Cargo
Outlet Constant Battery Powered
Glow Plug Module
Diesel Fuel Filter
Heater
HVAC Fan
Power Supply All
Wheel Drive
Gear Selector
Automatic Transmission
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Cavity
F88
Maxi Fuse
–
Cartridge Fuse
–
Mini Fuse
7.5 Amp Brown
F89
F90
–
–
–
–
30 Amp Green
5 Amp Tan
Fxx
–
–
10 Amp Red
Description
Heated Outside
Mirrors
Heated Rear Window
IBS Sensor (Battery
State Of Charge)
Dual Battery Control
Relay
The Fuse Box has additional ATO fuse holders installed on
the bottom of the box.
Cavity
F1
ATO / UNIVAL Fuse
5 Amp Biege
F2
F3
10 Amp Red
2 Amp Grey
Description
Drivetrain Control Module
(4x4/AWD)
ECM — Start Diagnostic Sense
Mod Steering Control
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Interior Fuses
The interior fuse panel is located in the passenger compartment on the left side dash panel under the instrument
panel.
Cavity
F31
F33
F34
F36
Blade Fuse
7.5 Amp Brown
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
F37
10 Amp Red
F38
F42
F43
F47
F48
20 Amp Yellow
7.5 Amp Brown
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
Description
Occupant Restraint Controller
Window Motor Passenger
Window Motor Driver
Intrussion Module/Siren, Radio, UCI/USB Port,
VSU, Climate Control, Electronic Steering Lock,
Power Folding Mirrors
Instrument Panel Cluster, Drivetrain Control Module,
Adaptive Cruise
Door Lock/Unlock
Brake System Module, Electric Power Steering
Washer Pump Front And Rear
Rear Left Window Lifter
Rear Right Window Lifter
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Cavity
F49
Blade Fuse
7.5 Amp Brown
F50
F51
7.5 Amp Brown
7.5 Amp Brown
F53
7.5 Amp Brown
F94
15 Amp Blue
Description
Park Assist, Blind Spot, Voltage Stabilizer, Humidity Sensor, Sunroof, Electronic Steering Lock, Temp Sense,
Mirror, Heated Seats, Light And Rain Sensor
Occupant Restraint Controller
Electronic Climate Control, Occupant Classification,
Rear View Camera, Climate Control, Headlamp Leveling,
Terrain Select, Heated Rear Window, Trailer Tow, Haptic
Lane Departure
Keyless Ignition Node Module, Electric Park Brake,
RF Hub, Cluster
ECC (HVAC) Blower, Lumbar Adjust Driver Seat,
Power Outlets
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Rear Cargo Fuse/Relay Distribution Unit
To access the fuses, remove the access door from the left
rear panel of the rear cargo area.
The fuses may be contained in two units. Fuse holder No.
1 is located closest to the rear of the vehicle and fuse holder
No. 2 (if equipped with trailer towing) is located closest to
the front of the vehicle.
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Rear Cargo Fuse Cavities
1 — Fuse Holder No. 1
2 — Fuse Holder No. 2
Fuse Holder No. 1
Cavity
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
Mini Fuse
30 Amp Green
30 Amp Green
20 Amp Yellow
30 Amp Green
30 Amp Green
Description
Power Inverter
Memory Seat
Sun Roof – If Equipped
Power Seat (Passenger Side)
Power Seat (Driver Side)
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Cavity
F6
F7
Mini Fuse
7.5 Amp Brown
15 Amp Blue
F8
20 Amp Yellow
Description
Power Lumbar (Power Seats)
Heated Steering Wheel /
Ventilated Seats
Heated Seats
Fuse Holder No. 2
Cavity
F1
Mini Fuse
10 Amp Red
F5
15 Amp Blue
F6
15 Amp Blue
F7
10 Amp Red
On the Rear Cargo Fuse/Relay Distribution Unit bracket,
there is a Maxi Fuse holder for the Power Liftgate and an
ATO / Uni Val fuse holder for the HIFI Audio System.
Description
Controller Exterior Lighting On
Trailer
Controller Exterior Lighting Lights
(Drivers Side)
Controller Exterior Lighting Lights
(Passenger Side)
TTM Jumper Battery Feed
Cavity
F01
Cavity
F02
Maxi Fuse
30 Amp Green
ATO / Uni-Val
Fuse
25 Amp Clear
Description
Power Liftgate
Description
HIFI Audio
System
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is on
a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for changing
tires only. The jack should not be used to lift the
vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should be
jacked on a firm level surface only. Avoid ice or
slippery areas.
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
If equipped, the jack and tools are located in the rear
storage compartment, below the spare tire.
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Jack And Tools Location
1
2
3
4
5
— Jack
— Alignment Pin
— Wheel Bolt Wrench
— Emergency Funnel
— Screwdriver
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1. Open the liftgate.
2. Lift the access cover using the load floor handle.
Spare Tire Fastener
Load Floor Handle
3. Remove the fastener securing the spare tire, and remove
the spare wheel from the vehicle. The jack and tools will
be found beneath.
4. Remove the alignment pin from the middle, rotate the
jack counterclockwise, and lift it from the foam tray.
5. Remove the jack and wheel bolt wrench.
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WARNING! (Continued)
places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired
or replaced immediately.
Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
areas.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off the
road to avoid being hit when operating the jack or
changing the wheel.
Jack And Tools
1
2
3
4
5
— Wheel Bolt Wrench
— Jack
— Emergency Funnel
— Screwdriver
— Alignment Pin
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Apply the parking brake.
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
(Continued)
4. Place the gear selector into PARK (automatic transmission) or REVERSE (manual transmission).
5. Turn the ignition off to the OFF position.
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6. 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.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when
the vehicle is being jacked.
Jacking Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help
prevent personal injury or damage to your vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be
raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set the transmission
in PARK.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are securely
stowed, spares must be stowed with the valve stem
facing the ground.
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3. Before raising the vehicle, use the wheel bolt wrench to
loosen, but not remove, the wheel bolts on the wheel
with the flat tire. Turn the wheel bolts counterclockwise
one turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
4. Place the jack underneath the lift area that is closest to
the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly
engage the jack saddle with the lift area of the sill flange,
centering the jack saddle inside the cutout in the sill
cladding.
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Jack Warning Label
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and wheel bolt wrench.
2. If equipped with aluminum wheels where the center cap
covers the wheel bolts, use the wheel bolt wrench to pry
the center cap off carefully before raising the vehicle.
Jacking Locations
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Rear Jacking Location
Front Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire.
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the
vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and hurt
someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough to
remove the tire.
6. Remove the wheel bolts and tire.
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7. Remove the alignment pin from the jack assembly and
thread the pin into the wheel hub to assist in mounting
the spare tire.
8. Mount the spare tire.
CAUTION!
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem
facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the
spare tire is mounted incorrectly.
NOTE:
• For vehicles equipped, do not attempt to install a
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use
Spare” under “Tires—General Information” in “Servicing And Maintenance” for additional warnings, cautions, and information about the spare tire, its use, and
operation.
9. Install and lightly tighten the wheel bolts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do
not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in serious injury.
10. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
Mounting Spare Tire
11. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until
each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. Refer to
“Wheel And Tire Torque Specifications” in “Technical
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Specifications” for the proper lug bolt torque. If in
doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked
with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a
service station.
12. Place the jack on the foam tray and open it far enough
so that it is secured. Once placed in position, rotate it
clockwise to lock it in. Replace the alignment pin in the
center hole to lock the jack in place.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle.
Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the
places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired
or replaced immediately.
Road Tire Installation
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. Install the remaining wheel bolts with the threaded end
of the wheel bolt toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
wheel bolts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do
not tighten the wheel bolts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in serious injury.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
4. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until
each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. Refer to
“Wheel And Tire Torque Specifications” in “Technical
Specifications” for the proper lug bolt torque. If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service
station.
5. Lower the jack until it is free. Remove the wheel blocks.
Reassemble the lug wrench to the jack assembly and
stow it in the spare tire area. Secure the assembly using
the means provided. Release the parking brake before
driving the vehicle.
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6. After 25 miles (40 km), check the wheel bolt torque with
a torque wrench to ensure that all wheel bolts are
properly seated against the wheel.
Tire Service Kit Storage
TIRE SERVICE KIT — IF EQUIPPED
1. Open the liftgate.
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Tire Service Kit.
Small punctures up to 1/4 inch (6 mm) in the tire tread can
be sealed with Tire Service Kit. Foreign objects (e.g., screws
or nails) should not be removed from the tire. Tire Service
Kit can be used in outside temperatures down to approximately -4°F (-20°C). This kit will provide a temporary tire
seal, allowing you to drive your vehicle up to 100 miles
(160 km) with a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).
2. Lift the access cover using the load floor handle.
The Tire Service Kit is stowed under the load floor behind
the rear seat.
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Load Floor Handle
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Tire Service Kit And Components And Operation
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
Your Tire Service Kit is equipped with the following
symbols to indicate the air or sealant mode.
Selecting Air Mode
Push in the Mode Select Knob and turn
to this position for air pump operation
only.
Selecting Sealant Mode
Tire Service Kit Components
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Mode Select Knob
Sealant/Air Hose
Hose Accessories
Sealant Bottle
Power Plug
Power Switch
Deflation Button
Pressure Gauge
Push in the Mode Select Knob and turn
to this position to inject the Tire Service
Kit Sealant and to inflate the tire.
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Using The Power Button
Push and release the Power Button once
to turn On the Tire Service Kit. Push and
release the Power Button again to turn
Off the Tire Service Kit.
Using The Deflation Button
Push the Deflation Button to reduce the
air pressure in the tire if it becomes
over-inflated.
Tire Service Kit Usage Precautions
• Replace the Tire Service Kit Sealant Bottle prior to the
expiration date (printed at the lower right hand corner
on the bottle label) to assure optimum operation of the
system. Refer to “Sealant Bottle Replacement” in this
section.
• The Sealant Bottle is a one tire application use and needs
to be replaced after each use. Always replace these
components immediately at your original equipment
vehicle dealer.
• When the Tire Service Kit sealant is in a liquid form,
clean water, and a damp cloth will remove the material
from the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the
sealant dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly
discarded.
• For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem on
the wheel is free of debris before connecting the Tire
Service Kit.
• You can use the Tire Service Kit air pump to inflate
bicycle tires. The kit also comes with two needles,
located in the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the
bottom of the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or
similar inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump
and make sure the Mode Select Knob is in the Air Mode
when inflating such items to avoid injecting sealant into
them. The Tire Service Kit Sealant is only intended to
seal punctures less than 1/4 inch (6 mm) diameter in the
tread of your vehicle.
• Do not lift or carry the Tire Service Kit by the hoses.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to seal a tire on the side of the vehicle
closest to traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid
the danger of being hit when using the Tire Service
Kit.
• Do not use Tire Service Kit or drive the vehicle under
the following circumstances:
– If the puncture in the tire tread is approximately
1/4 inch (6 mm) or larger.
– If the tire has any sidewall damage.
– If the tire has any damage from driving with
extremely low tire pressure.
– If the tire has any damage from driving on a flat
tire.
– If the wheel has any damage.
– If you are unsure of the condition of the tire or the
wheel.
• Keep Tire Service Kit away from open flames or heat
source.
• A loose Tire Service Kit thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of
the vehicle. Always stow the Tire Service Kit in the
place provided. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your
passengers, and others around you.
• Take care not to allow the contents of Tire Service Kit
to come in contact with hair, eyes, or clothing. Tire
Service Kit sealant is harmful if inhaled, swallowed,
or absorbed through the skin. It causes skin, eye, and
respiratory irritation. Flush immediately with plenty
of water if there is any contact with eyes or skin.
Change clothing as soon as possible, if there is any
contact with clothing.
• Tire Service Kit Sealant solution contains latex. In
case of an allergic reaction or rash, consult a physician immediately. Keep Tire Service Kit out of reach
of children. If swallowed, rinse mouth immediately
with plenty of water and drink plenty of water. Do
not induce vomiting! Consult a physician immediately.
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Sealing A Tire With Tire Service Kit
Whenever You Stop To Use Tire Service Kit:
1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s
Hazard Warning flashers.
2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the
deflated tire) is in a position that is near to the ground.
This will allow the Tire Service Kit Hose to reach the
valve stem and keep the Tire Service Kit flat on the
ground. This will provide the best positioning of the kit
when injecting the sealant into the deflated tire and
running the air pump. Move the vehicle as necessary to
place the valve stem in this position before proceeding.
3. Remove the cap from the valve stem
and then screw the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose onto the valve
stem.
4. Uncoil the Power Plug and insert the
plug into the vehicle’s 12 Volt power
outlet.
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3. Place the transmission in PARK and cycle the ignition in
the OFF position.
NOTE: Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or nails)
from the tire.
4. Set the parking brake.
Injecting Tire Service Kit Sealant Into The Deflated Tire:
Setting Up To Use Tire Service Kit:
1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose and then remove the cap from
the fitting at the end of the hose.
2. Place the Tire Service Kit flat on the ground next to the
deflated tire.
1. Always start the vehicle before turning ON the Tire Service Kit.
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2. Ensure the Mode Select Knob is to the
Sealant Mode position.
3. After pushing the Power Button, the
sealant (white fluid) will flow from
the Sealant Bottle through the Sealant
Hose and into the tire.
NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in
the tire.
If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 – 10
seconds through the Sealant Hose:
1. Push the Power Button to turn Off the Tire Service Kit.
Disconnect the Sealant Hose from the valve stem. Make
sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect the
Sealant Hose to the valve stem. Check that the Mode
Select Knob is in the Sealant Mode position and not Air
Mode. Push the Power Button to turn On the Tire
Service Kit.
2. Connect the Power Plug to a different 12 Volt power
outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if available.
Make sure the vehicle is running before turning ON the
Tire Service Kit.
3. The Sealant Bottle may be empty due to previous use.
Call for assistance.
If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the Sealant
Hose:
1. Continue to operate the pump until
sealant is no longer flowing through
hose (typically takes 30 - 70 seconds).
As the sealant flows through the Sealant Hose, the Pressure Gauge can
read as high as 70 psi (4.8 Bar). The
Pressure Gauge will decrease quickly
from approximately 70 psi (4.8 Bar) to
the actual tire pressure when the Sealant Bottle is empty.
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2. The pump will start to inject air into
the tire immediately after the Sealant
Bottle is empty. Continue to operate
the pump and inflate the tire to the
cold tire inflation pressure found on
the tire and loading information label
located in the driver-side door opening. Check the tire pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge.
If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at
least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, push the Deflation
Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended
inflation pressure before continuing.
1. Push the Power Button to turn off the
Tire Service Kit.
If the tire does not inflate to at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar)
pressure within 15 minutes:
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• The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
2. Remove the speed limit label from
the Tire Service Kit and place sticker
on the steering wheel.
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3. Immediately disconnect the Sealant Hose from the valve
stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of the
hose, and place the Tire Service Kit in the vehicle storage
location. Proceed to “Drive Vehicle.”
After Driving:
Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop
To Use Tire Service Kit” in this section before continuing.
1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose, and then remove the cap from
the fitting at the end of the hose.
Drive Vehicle:
Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire,
drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or ten
minutes to ensure distribution of the
Tire Service Kit Sealant within the tire.
Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).
2. Place the Tire Service Kit flat on the ground next to the
deflated tire.
3. Remove the cap from the valve stem,
and then screw the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose onto the valve
stem.
WARNING!
Tire Service Kit is not a permanent flat tire repair. Have
the tire inspected and repaired or replaced after using
Tire Service Kit. Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h) until
the tire is repaired or replaced. Failure to follow this
warning can result in injuries that are serious or fatal
to you, your passengers, and others around you. Have
the tire checked as soon as possible at your authorized
dealer.
4. Uncoil the power plug and insert the
plug into the vehicle’s 12 Volt power
outlet.
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5. Uncoil the Hose and screw the fitting
at the end of the hose onto the valve
stem.
6. Turn the Mode Select Knob and turn
to the Air Mode position.
7. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the Pressure
Gauge.
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar):
The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive the
vehicle further. Call for assistance.
If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 Bar) or higher:
1. Push the Power Button to turn on
Tire Service Kit and inflate the tire to
the cold tire inflation pressure found
on the tire and loading information
label located in the driver-side door
opening.
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, push the Deflation
Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended
inflation pressure before continuing.
2. Disconnect the Tire Service Kit from the valve stem,
reinstall the cap on the valve stem and unplug from
12 Volt outlet.
3. Place the Tire Service Kit in its proper storage area in the
vehicle.
4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the
earliest opportunity at your authorized dealer or tire
service center.
5. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the steering wheel
after the tire has been repaired.
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6. Replace the Sealant Bottle at your authorized dealer as
soon as possible. Refer to “Sealant Bottle Replacement”.
3. Remove the bottle cover.
NOTE: When having the tire serviced, advise the authorized dealer or service center that the tire has been sealed
using the Tire Service Kit.
Sealant Bottle Replacement:
1. Unwrap the power cord.
2. Unwrap the hose.
Remove The Bottle Cover
Unwrap The Hose
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4. Rotate the bottle up beyond vertical to release.
5. Pull the bottle away from the Compressor.
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Rotate The Bottle Up
Remove The Bottle
NOTE:
• For sealant bottle installation, follow these steps reverse
order.
• Replacement sealant bottles are available at authorized
service centers.
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JUMP STARTING PROCEDURES
Preparations For Jump-Start
If your vehicle has a discharged battery, it can be jump
started using a set of jumper cables and a battery in another
vehicle or by using a portable battery booster pack. Jump
starting can be dangerous if done improperly, so please
follow the procedures in this section carefully.
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the
engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly.
NOTE: The positive battery post is covered with a protective cap. Lift up on the cap to gain access to the positive
battery post.
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack, follow
the manufacturer’s operating instructions and precautions.
WARNING!
Do not attempt jump starting if the battery is frozen. It
could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any other
booster source with a system voltage greater than
12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor, alternator or electrical system may occur.
Battery Posts
1 — Positive Battery Post
2 — Negative Battery Post
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WARNING!
WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever
the hood is raised. It can start anytime the ignition
switch is ON. You can be injured by moving fan
blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch
bands and bracelets that could make an inadvertent
electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this could
establish a ground connection and personal injury
could result.
1. Apply the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission into PARK (manual transmission in NEUTRAL)
and turn the ignition to OFF/LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical
accessories.
3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF/
LOCK.
Jump Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this jump starting procedure could
result in personal injury or property damage due to
battery explosion.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
Connecting The Jumper Cables
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
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3. Connect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of
the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery
and the fuel injection system.
WARNING!
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-) post
of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury. Only use the specific ground point, do
not use any other exposed metal parts.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle for a few minutes, and then
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
battery.
6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
the reverse sequence:
Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
1. Disconnect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable from
the engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged
battery.
2. Disconnect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
3. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable from
the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
4. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the vehicle with the
discharged battery.
If frequent jump starting is required to start your vehicle,
you should have the battery and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets
draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e., cellular devices, etc.). Eventually, if plugged
in long enough without engine operation, the vehicle’s
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
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REFUELING IN EMERGENCY
The fuel filling procedure in case of emergency is described
in the “Emergency Gas Can Refueling”. Refer to “Refueling
The Vehicle” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information.
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating your engine by taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — slow down.
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission in
NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your
vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,” pull over
and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air
conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back
into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the
“H” and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine
off immediately and call for service.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down an
impending overheat condition:
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower 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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WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If you
see or hear steam coming from under the hood, do not
open the hood until the radiator has had time to cool.
Never try to open a cooling system pressure cap when
the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
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GEAR SELECTOR OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs, and the gear selector cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the following
procedure to temporarily move the gear selector:
5. Insert a small screwdriver or similar tool down into the
gear selector override access hole (at the right rear
corner of the gear selector assembly), and push and hold
the override release lever down.
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Apply the park brake.
3. Grasp the boot material rearward of the gear selector
and pull up to carefully separate the gear selector bezel
and boot assembly from the center console.
Gear Selector Override Access Hole
6. Move the gear selector to the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the gear selector boot.
Gear Selector Bezel
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
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FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
WARNING! (Continued)
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it can
often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the steering
wheel right and left to clear the area around the front
wheels. For vehicles with automatic transmission, push
and hold the lock button on the gear selector. Then shift
back and forth between DRIVE and REVERSE (for automatic transmission) or SECOND GEAR and REVERSE (for
manual transmission) while gently pressing the accelerator.
NOTE: For vehicles with automatic transmission, shifts
between DRIVE and REVERSE can only be achieved at
wheel speeds of 5 mph (8 km/h) or less. Whenever the
transmission remains in NEUTRAL for more than two
seconds, you must press the brake pedal to engage DRIVE
or REVERSE.
Use the least amount of accelerator pedal pressure that will
maintain the rocking motion without spinning the wheels
or racing the engine.
failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could explode and
injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels
faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for longer than 30
seconds continuously without stopping when you are
stuck and do not let anyone near a spinning wheel, no
matter what the speed.
NOTE: Push the “ESC Off” switch (if necessary), to place
the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system in “Partial
Off” mode, before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic
Brake Control System” in “Safety” for further information.
Once the vehicle has been freed, push the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch
again to restore “ESC On” mode.
CAUTION!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated
by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or even
• Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead
to transmission overheating and failure. Allow the
engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL
for at least one minute after every five rockingmotion cycles. This will minimize overheating and
reduce the risk of clutch or transmission failure
during prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
(Continued)
(Continued)
WARNING!
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
CAUTION! (Continued)
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between
DRIVE/ SECOND gear and REVERSE, do not spin
the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure. It
can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift Or
Dolly Tow
Flatbed
Wheels OFF
The Ground
NONE
Rear
Front
ALL
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled
vehicle using a commercial towing service.
FWD MODELS
4X4 MODELS
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
BEST METHOD
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
ONLY METHOD
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment
manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing devices to main
structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers or
associated brackets. State and local laws regarding vehicles
under tow must be observed.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY 359
NOTE:
• You must ensure that the Auto Park Brake feature is
disabled before towing this vehicle, to avoid inadvertent
Electric Park Brake engagement. The Auto Park Brake
feature is enabled or disabled via the customer programmable features in the Uconnect Settings.
• Vehicles with a discharged battery or total electrical
failure when the electric park brake (EPB) is engaged,
will need a wheel dolly or jack to raise the rear wheels
off the ground when moving the vehicle onto a flatbed.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
mode.
Note that the Safehold feature will engage the Electric Park
Brake whenever the driver’s door is opened (if the battery
is connected, ignition is ON, transmission is not in PARK,
and brake pedal is released). If you are towing this vehicle
with the ignition in the ON/RUN mode, you must manually disable the Electric Park Brake each time the driver’s
door is opened, by pressing the brake pedal and then
releasing the EPB.
If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, refer to “Gear Selector
Override” in this section for instructions on shifting the
automatic transmission out of PARK so that the vehicle can
be moved.
CAUTION!
• Do not use sling-type equipment when towing.
Vehicle damage may occur.
• When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not
attach to front or rear suspension components. Damage to your vehicle may result from improper towing.
• Ensure that the Electric Park Brake is released, and
remains released, while being towed.
Without The Key Fob
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed with
the ignition in the LOCK/OFF mode. The only approved
method of towing without the key fob is with a flatbed
truck. Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent
damage to the vehicle.
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Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models — With Key Fob
4x4 Models
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
The manufacturer requires towing with all four wheels
OFF the ground.
If flatbed equipment is not available, this vehicle must be
towed with the front wheels OFF the ground (using a
towing dolly, or wheel lift equipment with the front wheels
raised).
Acceptable methods are to tow the vehicle on a flatbed, or
with one end of the vehicle raised and the opposite end on
a towing dolly.
Ensure that the Electric Park Brake is released, and remains
released, while being towed. The Electric Park Brake does
not need to be released, if all four wheels are off the
ground.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage
from improper towing is not covered under the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• DO NOT tow this vehicle with ANY of its wheels on
the ground. Damage to the drivetrain will result.
• Front or rear wheel lifts must not be used. Internal
damage to the transmission or power transfer unit
will occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when
towing.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or power
transfer unit damage. Damage from improper towing
is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY 361
Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped
If your vehicle is equipped with tow hooks, there will be
one in the rear and two mounted on the front of the vehicle.
The rear hook will be located on the driver’s side of the
vehicle.
NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use
both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of damage
to the vehicle.
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Rear Tow Hook Location
Place the ignition in the ON/RUN and subsequently in
OFF/LOCK, without opening the door. During towing
remember that not having the aid of the power brakes and
the electromechanical power steering, greater force is
needed in applying the brakes and steering of the vehicle.
WARNING!
Front Tow Hooks Location
• Do not use a chain for freeing a stuck vehicle. Chains
may break, causing serious injury or death.
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362 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
WARNING! (Continued)
• Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks.
Tow straps may become disengaged, causing serious
injury.
CAUTION!
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a
vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle.
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM
(EARS)
This vehicle is equipped with an Enhanced Accident
Response System.
Please refer to “Occupant Restraint Systems” in “Safety”
for further information on the Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS) function.
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
This vehicle is equipped with an Event Data Recorder
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record data that
will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed under certain crash or near crash-like situations,
such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle.
Please refer to “Occupant Restraint Systems” in “Safety”
for further information on the Event Data Recorder (EDR).
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 SCHEDULED SERVICING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376
▫ Maintenance Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
▫ 2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
▫ Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . . .383
▫ Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
▫ Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . .384
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
䡵 RAISING THE VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
䡵 TIRES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
▫ Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Tires — General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
▫ Spare Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
▫ Tire Chains (Traction Devices) . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
▫ Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . .406
▫ Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
䡵 STORING THE VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
䡵 BODYWORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409
▫ Protection From Atmospheric Agents . . . . . . . .409
▫ Body And Underbody Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .410
▫ Preserving The Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
䡵 INTERIORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
▫ Seats And Fabric Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
▫ Plastic And Coated Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
▫ Leather Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
▫ Glass Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE 365
SCHEDULED SERVICING
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate in the instrument cluster.
This means that service is required for your vehicle.
Operating conditions such as frequent short-trips, trailer
tow and extremely hot or cold ambient temperatures will
influence when the “Change Oil” or “Oil Change Required” message is displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as
early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km) since last reset. Have your
vehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next
500 miles (805 km).
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other than
your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
referring to the steps described under “Instrument Cluster
Display” in “Getting To Know Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km), one year or 350 hours
of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350 hours of
engine run or idle time is generally only a concern for fleet
customers.
Severe Duty All Models
Change Engine Oil at 4,000 miles (6,500 km) if the vehicle
is operated in a dusty and off road environment or is
operated predominately at idle or only very low engine
RPM’s. This type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty.
NOTE: The Oil Change Indicator will not illuminate under
these conditions.
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level.
• Check windshield washer fluid level.
• Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage.
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, and brake
master cylinder reservoir, and fill as needed.
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights.
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Required Maintenance Intervals.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
Change oil and filter
Rotate the tires
Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it
ccurs before the oil indicator system turns on
Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals
as required
Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, and hoses
Inspect engine cooling system protection and hoses
Check and adjust hand brake
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect engine air filter if using in dusty or off-road
conditions
Refer to the “Maintenance Plan” on the following page for
the required maintenance intervals.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE 367
If using your vehicle in dusty or offroad conditions, inspect the air
cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the brake linings, replace if
necessary.
Inspect the front suspension, tie
rod ends and boot seals, replace if
necessary.
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect parking brake function.
Replace engine air cleaner filter.
Replace air conditioning/cabin air
filter.
Replace spark plugs.*
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
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48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
32,000
Maintenance Plan
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64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
32,000
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Flush and replace the engine coolant at 10 years or 150,000 miles
(240,000 km) whichever comes
first.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary.
X
X
X
* The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
yearly intervals do not apply.
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If you
have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle
could result in a component malfunction and effect
vehicle handling and performance. This could cause
an accident.
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE 369
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
2.4L Engine
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1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Engine Oil Dipstick
Engine Oil Fill Cap
Brake Fluid Reservoir
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Battery
Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Battery
9 — Engine Coolant Pressure Cap
10 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
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Checking Oil Level
Adding Washer Fluid
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must be
maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is approximately five minutes
after a fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil
level before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will give
you an incorrect reading.
The fluid reservoir is located in the front of the engine
compartment. Be sure to check the fluid level in the
reservoir 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
washer fluid.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground, and
approximately five minutes after a fully warmed engine is
shut off, will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
Maintain the oil level between the range markings on the
dipstick. The safe range is indicated by a crosshatch zone.
Adding 1 quart (0.9 Liters) of oil when the reading is at the
low end of the indicated range will result in the oil level at
the full end of the indicator range.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration, or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some
washer fluid, 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.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around the
washer solution.
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE 371
Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid to
contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean over
a battery when attaching clamps. If acid splashes in
eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with
large amounts of water. Refer to “Jump-Starting
Procedure” in “In Case Of Emergency” for further
information.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep flame
or sparks away from the battery. Do not use a booster
battery or any other booster source with an output
greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable clamps to
touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after
handling.
CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to the
negative post. Battery posts are marked positive (+)
and negative (-) and are identified on the battery
case. Cable clamps should be tight on the terminal
posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before
connecting the charger to the battery. Do not use a
“fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
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.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
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WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you
have any doubt about your ability to perform a service
job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
Engine Oil
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 “Scheduled Servicing” in this section for the
proper maintenance intervals.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km), twelve months
or 350 hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The
350 hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a
concern for fleet customers.
Engine Oil Selection — 2.4L Engine
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends engine oils that are API certified and meet the
requirements of FCA Material Standard MS-6395.
This symbol certifies 0W-20, 5W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and
10W-30 engine oils.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 2.4L Engine
Mopar SAE 0W-20 engine oil approved to FCA Material
Standard MS-6395 or equivalent is recommended for all
operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low
temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy.
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE 373
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil fill cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment”
in this section.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number
should not be used.
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service station or governmental agency for advice on how and where
used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area.
Synthetic Engine Oils
Engine Oil Filter
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes are
followed.
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter at
every engine oil change.
Synthetic engine oils which do not have both the engine oil
certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade
number should not be used.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to the
engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
This 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 engine oil filters are high quality oil filters
and are recommended.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Plan” in this section for the
proper maintenance intervals.
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NOTE: Be sure to follow the “Severe Duty Conditions”
maintenance interval if applicable.
cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance test.
Drive belt tension should also be checked at this time.
WARNING!
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner, hoses,
etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in serious
personal injury.
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning
system. Some unapproved refrigerants are flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located in your owner’s
information kit, for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal injury or
damage to the system, adding refrigerant or any
repair requiring lines to be disconnected should be
done by an experienced technician.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters varies
considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to
assure most efficient service. Mopar engine air cleaner
filters are a high quality filter and are recommended.
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
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE 375
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If
Equipped
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is an ozone-friendly substance. The
manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service be
performed by an authorized dealer or other service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system PAG
compressor oil and refrigerants.
A/C Air Filter
See your authorized dealer for service.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, decklid, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be
lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
Mopar Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy operation
and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should be wiped
clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating excess oil
and grease should be removed. 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 Lock
Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
Wiper Blades
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield and rear window periodically with a sponge or
soft cloth and a mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove
accumulations of salt, waxes, or road film, and help reduce
streaking and smearing.
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 or rear window.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield or rear window. Make sure that they are not
frozen to the glass before turning them on to avoid
damaging the blade. Keep the wiper blade out of contact
with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
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NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending
on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor performance of blades may be present with chattering, marks,
water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions are
present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the
vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams or
loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep into
the passenger compartment. In addition, have the exhaust
system inspected each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, refer
to “Safety Tips” in “Safety” for further information.
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over
materials that can burn. Such materials might be
grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust
system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas
where your exhaust system can contact anything that
can burn.
CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded
fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control device
and may seriously reduce engine performance and
cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In
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CAUTION! (Continued)
the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter
will not require maintenance. However, it is important to
keep the engine properly tuned to assure proper catalyst
operation and prevent possible catalyst damage.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control systems can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe and
abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop the
vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool. Service,
including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications,
should be obtained immediately.
To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
• Do not interrupt the ignition when the transmission is in
gear and the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not try to start the vehicle by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any ignition components
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough idle
or malfunctioning operating conditions.
Cooling System
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WARNING!
• Turn vehicle off and disconnect the fan motor lead
before working near the radiator cooling fan.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never open a cooling system pressure cap
when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Keep hands, tools, clothing, and jewelry away from
the radiator cooling fan when the hood is raised. The
fan starts automatically and may start at any time,
whether the engine is running or not.
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition to the
OFF mode. The fan is temperature controlled and can
start at any time the ignition is in the ON mode.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator is hot.
Coolant Checks
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or rusty in
appearance, the system should be drained, flushed and
refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the
front of the A/C condenser for any accumulation of bugs,
leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently spraying water from a
garden hose vertically down the face of the condenser.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
NOTE: Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could lead to
severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is needed to
be added to the system please contact your local authorized dealer.
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains visible
sediment, have an authorized dealer clean and flush with
OAT coolant (antifreeze) (conforming to MS.90032).
Refer to the “Maintenance Plan” in this section for the
proper maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids And Lubricants” in “Technical Specifications” for further information.
CAUTION!
• ixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine damage and may
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CAUTION! (Continued)
decrease corrosion protection. Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should
not be mixed with Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT
engine coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, the cooling system will
need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with fresh
OAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032), by an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS.90032) that allows
extended maintenance intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000 miles
(240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this
extended maintenance period, it is important that you use
the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conforming to
MS.90032) throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze)
that meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard
MS.90032. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• We recommend using Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 10
Year/150,000 Mile (240,000 km) Formula OAT (Organic
Additive Technology) that meets the requirements of
FCA Material Standard MS.90032.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard
MS.90032 and distilled water. Use higher concentrations
(not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below −34°F (−37°C)
are anticipated. Please contact your authorized dealer
for assistance.
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• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized
water when mixing the water/engine coolant (antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water will
reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the engine
cooling system.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
NOTE:
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
• 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.
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could lead to
severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is needed
to be added to the system, please contact your local
authorized dealer.
• Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recommended and can result in cooling system damage. If
HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with
OAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032) as soon as possible.
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
expansion bottle/recovery tank if so equipped.
WARNING!
• Do not open hot engine cooling system. Never add
engine coolant (antifreeze) when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the cap to cool an
overheated engine. Heat causes pressure to build up
in the cooling system. To prevent scalding or injury,
do not remove the pressure cap while the system is
hot or under pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine
damage may result.
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Disposal Of Used Coolant
Points To Remember
Used ethylene glycol-based coolant (antifreeze) is a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check with your
local authorities to determine the disposal rules for your
community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children,
do not store ethylene glycol-based coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the ground. If
ingested by a child or pet, seek emergency assistance
immediately. Clean up any ground spills immediately.
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
kilometers 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 engine coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
Coolant Level
The coolant expansion bottle provides a quick visual
method for determining that the coolant level is adequate.
With the engine off and cold, the level of the engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the “MIN” and
“MAX” marks.
As long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory,
the coolant bottle need only be checked once a month.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the coolant
bottle. Do not overfill.
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.
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the
coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze)
needs to be added, the contents of the coolant expansion
bottle must also be protected against freezing.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
for leaks.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to
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MS.90032) and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your engine which contains aluminum components.
• Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install ONLY
the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result in
unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze) performance,
poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically. Refer
to the “Maintenance Plan” in this section for the proper
maintenance intervals.
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or riding
on the brake pedal can result in abnormally high brake
temperatures, excessive lining wear, and possible
brake damage. You would not have your full braking
capacity in an emergency.
Brake Master Cylinder
The fluid in the master cylinder should be checked when
performing under hood services or immediately if the
“Brake Warning Light” is illuminated.
Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before
removing the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the fluid
level up to the requirements described on the brake fluid
reservoir. With disc brakes, fluid level can be expected to
fall as the brake pads wear. Brake fluid level should be
checked when pads are replaced. However, low fluid level
may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be needed.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer
to “Fluids And Lubricants” in “Technical Specifications”
for further information.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
Refer to “Fluids And Lubricants” in “Technical
Specifications” for further information. Using the
wrong type of brake fluid can severely damage your
brake system and/or impair its performance. The
proper type of brake fluid for your vehicle is also
identified on the original factory installed hydraulic
master cylinder reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has been
in a tightly closed container. Keep the master cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake fluid in
a open container absorbs moisture from the air
resulting in a lower boiling point. This may cause it
to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure. This could
result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing the
brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also damage
painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be taken to
avoid its contact with these surfaces.
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
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Manual Transmission — If Equipped
Lubricant Selection
Use only the manufacturers recommended transmission
fluid. Refer to “Fluids And Lubricants” in “Technical
Specifications” for further information.
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 inch (4.7 mm) below the bottom
of the hole.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
Please see your authorized dealer for service.
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Frequency Of Fluid Change
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of
the vehicle. Fluid changes are not necessary unless lubricant has become contaminated with water.
NOTE: If contaminated with water, the fluid should be
changed immediately.
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s specified transmission fluid. Refer
to “Fluids And Lubricants” in “Technical Specifications”
for fluid specifications. It is important to maintain the
transmission fluid at the correct level using the recommended fluid.
NOTE: No chemical flushes should be used in any transmission; only the approved lubricant should be used.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration in
transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Refer to “Fluids And Lubricants” in “Technical Specifications” for fluid specifications.
Special Additives
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using any
special additives in the transmission. Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission.
The only exception to this policy is the use of special dyes
for diagnosing fluid leaks in six-speed transmissions.
Avoid using transmission sealers as they may adversely
affect seals.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
the chemicals can damage your transmission components. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
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Fluid Level Check
Fluid And Filter Changes
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not require
adjustment under normal operating conditions. Routine
fluid level checks are not required; therefore the transmission has no dipstick. Your authorized dealer can check
your transmission fluid level using special service tools. If
you notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction, visit
your authorized dealer immediately to have the transmission fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle with an
improper fluid level can cause severe transmission
damage.
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will provide satisfactory lubrication for the life
of the vehicle.
CAUTION!
If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission damage
may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper tools
to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Routine fluid and filter changes are not required. However,
change the fluid and filter if the fluid becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is disassembled for any reason.
RAISING THE VEHICLE
In the case where it is necessary to raise the vehicle, go to
your authorized dealer or service station.
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TIRES
Tire Markings
Tire Safety Information
Tire safety information will cover aspects of the following
information: Tire Markings, Tire Identification Numbers,
Tire Terminology and Definitions, Tire Pressures, and Tire
Loading.
Tire Markings
1 — U.S. DOT Safety
Standards Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction
and Temperature Grades
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NOTE:
• P (Passenger) — Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation.
Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• 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.
• Temporary spare tires are designed for temporary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure compact spare
tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into the sidewall
preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18
103M.
• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded into
the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Example Size Designation: P215/65R15XL 95H, 215/65R15 96H, LT235/85R16C, T145/80D18 103M, 31x10.5 R15 LT
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards, or
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards, or
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards, or
T or S = Temporary spare tire or
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215, 235, 145 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65, 85, 80 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
– Ratio of section height to section width of tire, or
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
– ⬙R⬙ means radial construction, or
– ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15, 16, 18 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
– A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
– A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to its load index under
certain operating conditions
– The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under specified operating
conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
Absence of the following load identification symbols on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire:
• XL = Extra load (or reinforced) tire, or
• LL = Light load tire or
• C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load – Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure – Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for this tire
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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 the 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 (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
– 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
– 01 means the year 2001
– Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the year in which the
tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the
vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a minimum of three hours. Inflation pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch)
or kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible cold
tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation pressure is
molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure as
shown on the tire placard.
A label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the vehicle’s
loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door.
Example Tire Placard Location (B-Pillar)
Example Tire Placard Location (Door)
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
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 in “Vehicle Loading” in the “Starting And Operating” section of this manual.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, gross
axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear axles
must not be exceeded.
Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1. Number of people that can be carried in the vehicle.
2. Total weight your vehicle can carry.
3. Tire size designed for your vehicle.
4. Cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and spare
tires.
For further information on GAWRs, vehicle loading, and
trailer towing, refer to “Vehicle Loading” in the “Starting
And Operating” section of this manual.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or
XXX lbs” on the Tire and Loading Information placard. The
combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and trailer
tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed the
weight referenced here.
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Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit—
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or
XXX lbs.” 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 kg or XXX lbs.
(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb
passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available
cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400-750
(5x150) = 650 lbs.)
(5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and
cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
capacity calculated in Step 4.
(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from
your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult
this manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
Metric Example For Load Limit
For example, if “XXX” amount equals 635 kg and there will
be five 68 kg passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 295 kg (635340 (5x68) = 295 kg) as shown in step 4.
NOTE:
• If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The following
table shows examples on how to calculate total load,
cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your vehicle
with varying seating configurations and number and
size of occupants. This table is for illustration purposes
only and may not be accurate for the seating and load
carry capacity of your vehicle.
• For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
(392 kg).
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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.
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Tires — General Information
WARNING! (Continued)
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Four primary areas
are affected by improper tire pressure:
• Safety and Vehicle Stability
• Economy
• Tread Wear
• Ride Comfort
Safety
• Overinflated or underinflated tires can affect vehicle
handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of
vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems.
You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle
to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right
or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the stability
of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of sluggish
response or over responsiveness in the steering.
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Underinflation increases tire flexing and can result
in overheating and tire failure.
• Overinflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can cause
damage that result in tire failure.
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NOTE:
• Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause
erratic and unpredictable steering response.
• Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
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Fuel Economy
CAUTION!
Underinflated tires will increase tire rolling resistance
resulting in higher fuel consumption.
Tread Wear
Improper cold tire inflation pressures can cause abnormal
wear patterns and reduced tread life, resulting in the need
for earlier tire replacement.
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable ride.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side B-Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side door.
At least once a month:
• Check and adjust tire pressure with
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not
judgement when determining proper
may look properly inflated even when
inflated.
a good quality
make a visual
inflation. Tires
they are under-
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always
reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent moisture
and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could
damage the valve stem.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure is
defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been
driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 mile
(1.6 km) after sitting for a minimum of three hours. The
cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum
inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with temperature changes.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the Winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire inflation
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pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa), which
equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this outside
temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high speeds,
maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle loading
may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to
your authorized tire dealer or original equipment vehicle
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum
load is dangerous. The added strain on your tires could
cause them to fail. You could have a serious collision.
Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the maximum capacity
at continuous speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h).
Radial Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on
your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle poorly.
The instability could cause a collision. Always use
radial ply tires in sets of four. Never combine them
with other types of tires.
Tire Repair
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it meets
the following criteria:
• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
(sidewall damage is not repairable).
• The puncture is no greater than a ¼ of an inch (6 mm).
Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and
additional information.
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced immediately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and service
description (Load Index and Speed Symbol).
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Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
Tire Spinning
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles
(80 km) at 50 mph (80 km/h) after a rapid loss of inflation
pressure. This rapid loss of inflation is referred to as the
Run Flat mode. A Run Flat mode occurs when the tire
inflation pressure is of/or below 14 psi (96 kPa). Once a
Run Flat tire reaches the run flat mode it has limited
driving capabilities and needs to be replaced immediately.
A Run Flat tire is not repairable.
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping.
It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full
capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat
mode.
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated
by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or
failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do
not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph
(48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when
you are stuck, and do not let anyone near a spinning
wheel, no matter what the speed.
See the tire pressure monitoring section for more information.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “In Case Of Emergency” for further information.
WARNING!
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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.
worn to the tread wear indicators, the tire should be
replaced. Refer to “Replacement Tires” in this section for
further information.
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors
including, but not limited to:
• Driving style.
• Tire pressure - Improper cold tire inflation pressures can
cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire
tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce tread
life, resulting in the need for earlier tire replacement.
• Distance driven.
Tire Tread
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes a 1/16 of an inch (1.6 mm). When the tread is
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and Summer tires typically have a reduced tread
life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance
schedule is highly recommended.
WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
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WARNING! (Continued)
You could lose control and have a collision resulting in
serious injury or death.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with
oil, grease, and gasoline.
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 pressures. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent
to the originals in size, quality and performance when
replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on “Tread
Wear Indicators” in this section. Refer to the Tire and
Loading Information placard or the Vehicle Certification
Label for the size designation of your tire. The Load Index
and Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the
original equipment tire sidewall.
See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the “Tire Safety
Information” section of this manual for more information
relating to the Load Index and Speed Symbol of a tire.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two rear
tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously affect
your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a wheel, make
sure that the wheel’s specifications match those of the
original wheels.
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire dealer
or original equipment dealer with any questions you may
have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
WARNING!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size, load rating, or speed
rating other than that specified for your vehicle.
Some combinations of unapproved tires and wheels
may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle. This can
cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering
and suspension components. You could lose control
and have a collision resulting in serious injury or
death. Use only the tire and wheel sizes with load
ratings approved for your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or capacity,
other than what was originally equipped on your
vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load index could
result in tire overloading and failure. You could lose
control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
Tire Types
All Season Tires — If Equipped
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (Spring,
Summer, Fall, and Winter). Traction levels may vary between different all season tires. All season tires can be
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on the
tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four; failure
to do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of
your vehicle.
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or on ice.
If your vehicle is equipped with Summer tires, be aware
these tires are not designed for Winter or cold driving
conditions. Install Winter tires on your vehicle when ambient temperatures are less than 40°F (5°C) or if roads are
covered with ice or snow. For more information, contact an
authorized dealer.
Summer tires do not contain the all season
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire
Summer tires only in sets of four; failure
adversely affect the safety and handling of
designation or
sidewall. Use
to do so may
your vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not use Summer tires in snow/ice conditions. You
could lose vehicle control, resulting in severe injury or
death. Driving too fast for conditions also creates the
possibility of loss of vehicle control.
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Snow Tires
Spare Tires — If Equipped
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during the Winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
“mountain/snowflake” symbol on the tire sidewall.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Tire Service Kit instead
of a spare tire, please refer to “Tire Service Kit” in “In Case
Of Emergency” for further information.
If you need snow tires, select tires
equivalent in size and type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
in sets of four; failure to do so may
adversely affect the safety and handling
of your vehicle.
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should not
be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph (120 km/h).
For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to original
equipment or an authorized tire dealer for recommended
safe operating speeds, loading and cold tire inflation
pressures.
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid and
traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be poorer
than that of non-studded tires. Some states prohibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be checked before
using these tire types.
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact or limited use temporary spare installed.
Damage to the vehicle may result.
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel — If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and wheel
equivalent in look and function to the original equipment
tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire rotation for
your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option, refer to an
authorized tire dealer for the recommended tire rotation
pattern.
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a compact
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spare by looking at the spare tire description on the Tire
and Loading Information Placard located on the driver’s
side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire. Compact
spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T” or “S”
preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18
103M.
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
Since this tire has limited tread life, the original equipment
tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled on
your vehicle at the first opportunity.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and wheel
on the vehicle at any given time.
WARNING! (Continued)
needs to be replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings,
which apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result
in spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
This tire may look like the originally equipped tire on the
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn to
the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size spare
tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as your
original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the original
equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the first
opportunity.
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
WARNING!
Compact and collapsible spares are for temporary
emergency use only. With these spares, do not drive
more than 50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares
have limited tread life. When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the temporary use spare tire
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The limited use spare tire is for temporary emergency use
only. This tire is identified by a label located on the limited
use spare wheel. This label contains the driving limitations
for this spare. This tire may look like the original equipped
tire on the front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not.
Installation of this limited use spare tire affects vehicle
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handling. Since it is not the same as your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the original equipment tire
and reinstall on the vehicle at the first opportunity.
• For a 215/65R16 tire, use of a snow traction device with
a maximum projection of 7 mm beyond the tire profile is
recommended.
WARNING!
• No other tire sizes are recommended for use with a tire
chain or traction device.
Limited use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limited use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door. Replace (or repair) the original equipment
tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it on your
vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss of vehicle
control.
Tire Chains (Traction Devices)
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard against
damage:
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer.
• Install on front tires only.
WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
CAUTION!
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To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise occurs
that could indicate device breakage. Remove the
damaged parts of the device before further use.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating speed,
and conditions for use. Always use the suggested
operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is
less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud,
snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a smooth,
quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Plan” for the proper maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear
should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
The suggested Front Wheel Drive (FWD) rotation method
is the “forward cross” shown in the following diagram.
This rotation pattern does not apply to some directional
tires that must not be reversed.
Tire Rotation Recommendations
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
different loads and perform different steering, handling,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires. The
benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with aggressive tread designs such as those on On/Off Road type tires.
Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Tire Rotation
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The suggested Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Tire rotation
method is the “rearward cross” shown in the following
diagram.
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.
All passenger vehicle tires must conform to Federal
safety requirements in addition to these grades.
Treadwear
Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Tire Rotation
CAUTION!
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to
the power transfer unit. Tire rotation schedule should
be followed to balance tire wear.
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
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Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A,
B, and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop
on wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt
and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction
performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The Temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of
heat and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the material of
the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive
temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C
corresponds to a level of performance, which all passenger vehicle 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.
STORING THE VEHICLE
If the vehicle should remain stationary for more than a
month, observe the following precautions:
• Park your vehicle in a covered, dry and possibly airy
location the windows open slightly.
• Check that the Electric Park Brake is not engaged.
• Disconnect the negative (-) terminal from the battery
post and be sure that the battery is fully charged. During
storage check battery charge quarterly.
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• If you do not disconnect the battery from the electrical
system, check the battery charge every 30 days.
• Clean and protect the painted parts by applying protective waxes.
• Clean and protect polished metal parts by applying
protective waxes.
• Apply talcum powder to the front and rear wiper blades
and leave raised from the glass.
• Cover the vehicle with an appropriate cover taking care
not to damage the painted surface by dragging across
dirty surfaces. Do not use plastic sheeting which will not
allow the evaporation of moisture present on the surface
of the vehicle.
the system, thus minimizing the possibility of damage to
the compressor when the vehicle is put back into operation.
NOTE: When the vehicle has not been started or driven for
at least 30 days, an Extended Park Start Procedure is
required to start the vehicle. Refer to “Starting The Engine”
in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
CAUTION!
Before removal of the positive and negative terminals
to the battery, wait at least a minute with ignition
switch in the OFF position and close the driver’s door.
When reconnecting the positive and negative terminals
to the battery be sure the ignition switch is in the OFF
position and the driver’s door is closed.
• Inflate the tires at a pressure of +7.25 psi (+0.5 bar)
higher than recommended on the tire placard and check
it periodically.
BODYWORK
• Do not drain the engine cooling system.
Protection From Atmospheric Agents
• Whenever you leave the vehicle is stationary for two
weeks or more, run idle the engine for approximately
five minutes, with the air conditioning system on and
high fan speed. This will ensure a proper lubrication of
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,
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which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants, road
surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme hot or
cold weather and other extreme conditions will have an
adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion resistance built into your vehicle.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of paint
and protective coatings from your vehicle.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Body And Underbody Maintenance
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly using
mild (neutral Ph) soap and water to maintain their luster
and to prevent corrosion. Wash wheels with the same soap
solution recommended for the body of the vehicle.
Your wheels are susceptible to deterioration caused by salt,
sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride,
etc., and other road chemicals used to melt ice or control
dust on dirt roads. Use a soft cloth or sponge and mild soap
to wipe away promptly. Do not use harsh chemicals or a
stiff brush. They can damage the wheel’s protective coating
that helps keep them from corroding and tarnishing.
CAUTION!
Avoid products or automatic car washes that use acidic
solutions or strong alkaline additives or harsh brushes.
Many aftermarket wheel cleaners and automatic car
washes may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. Only car wash soap, Mopar Wheel
Cleaner or equivalent is recommended.
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When cleaning extremely dirty wheels including excessive
brake dust, care must be taken in the selection of tire and
wheel cleaning chemicals and equipment to prevent damage to the wheels. Mopar Wheel Treatment or Mopar
Chrome Cleaner or their equivalent is recommended or
select a non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner for aluminum or
chrome wheels.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
metal polishes or oven cleaner. These products may
damage the wheel’s protective finish. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Only car wash soap, Mopar Wheel Cleaner or equivalent is recommended.
NOTE: If you intend parking or storing your vehicle for an
extended period after cleaning the wheels with wheel
cleaner, drive your vehicle and apply the brakes to remove
the water droplets from the brake components. This activity will remove the red rust on the brake rotors and prevent
vehicle vibration when braking.
Dark Vapor Chrome, Black Satin Chrome, or Low Gloss
Clear Coat Wheels
CAUTION!
If your vehicle is equipped with these specialty
wheels, DO NOT USE wheel cleaners, abrasives, or
polishing compounds. They will permanently damage
this finish and such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. HAND WASH ONLY USING MILD SOAP AND WATER WITH A SOFT
CLOTH. Used on a regular basis; this is all that is
required to maintain this finish.
Cleaning Headlights
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog
lights that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakage
than glass headlights.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
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To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed
by rinsing.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials such
as steel wool or scouring powder that will scratch
metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8,274 kPa)
can result in damage or removal of paint and decals.
Preserving The Bodywork
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle
in the shade using Mopar Car Wash, or a mild car wash
soap, and rinse the panels completely with clear water.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated
on your vehicle, use Mopar Super Kleen Bug and Tar
Remover to remove.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as Mopar Cleaner
Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect your
paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
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 trunk 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 a collision or similar
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The cost
of such repairs is considered the responsibility of the
owner.
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• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
Equipped
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider mud
or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting with
a clean, dry towel.
• Use Mopar Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
INTERIORS
Seats And Fabric Parts
Use Mopar Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
carpeting.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in closed
areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner:
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
• For tough stains, apply Mopar Total Clean, or a mild
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain.
Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply Mopar Multi-Purpose Cleaner
to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use a fresh,
damp towel to remove soap residue.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical solvents
or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric. Sun
damage can also weaken the fabric.
If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the vehicle
to wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
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Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not
disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies
must be replaced after a collision if they have been
damaged (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
Plastic And Coated Parts
Use Mopar Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
CAUTION!
• Direct contact of air fresheners, insect repellents,
suntan lotions, or hand sanitizers to the plastic,
painted, or decorated surfaces of the interior may
cause permanent damage. Wipe away immediately.
• Damage caused by these type of products may not be
covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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 cloth. 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
cloth.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Leather Parts
Mopar Total Clean is specifically recommended for leather
upholstery.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt can
act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery and
should be removed promptly with a damp cloth. Stubborn
soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth and Mopar
Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid soaking your
leather upholstery with any liquid. Please do not use
polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or
ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather upholstery.
Application of a leather conditioner is not required to
maintain the original condition.
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NOTE: If equipped with light colored leather, it tends to
show any foreign material, dirt, and fabric dye transfer
more so than darker colors. The leather is designed to for
easy cleaning, and FCA recommends Mopar total care
leather cleaner applied on a cloth to clean the leather seats
as needed.
Glass Surfaces
CAUTION!
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis with
Mopar Glass Cleaner, or any commercial household-type
glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type cleaner. Use
caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped
with electric defrosters or windows equipped with radio
antennas. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instrument
that may scratch the elements.
Do not use Alcohol and Alcohol-based and/or Ketone
based cleaning products to clean leather seats, as
damage to the seat may result.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or cloth that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
directly on the mirror.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
CONTENTS
䡵 IDENTIFICATION DATA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
▫ CNG And LP Fuel System Modifications . . . . . .423
▫ Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . .420
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
▫ 2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
䡵 FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles. . . . . . . . .422
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IDENTIFICATION DATA
Vehicle Identification Number
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the windshield and is visible from the
outside of the vehicle. The VIN number also is stamped
into the right front body, on the front floor. With the
passenger seat in the rear most position, a door in the
carpet can be opened to reveal the VIN. It also appears on
the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a
window on your vehicle, the vehicle registration, and the
title.
Right Front Body VIN Location
Vehicle Identification Number
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 419
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or riding
on the brake pedal can result in abnormally high brake
temperatures, excessive lining wear, and possible
brake damage. You would not have your full braking
capacity in an emergency.
Opening The VIN Door
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with power assisted brakes as
standard equipment. In the event power assist is lost for
any reason (for example, repeated brake applications with
the engine off), the brakes will still function. However, the
effort required to brake the vehicle will be much greater
than that required with the power system operating.
If either of the two hydraulic systems lose normal capability,
the remaining system will still function with some loss of
overall braking effectiveness. This will be evident by increased pedal travel during application and greater pedal
force required to slow or stop. In addition, if the malfunction
is caused by an internal leak, as the brake fluid in the master
cylinder drops, the “Brake Warning Light” will light.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the “Brake Warning Light” on is
dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance or vehicle stability during braking may occur. It
will take you longer to stop the vehicle or will make
your vehicle harder to control. You could have a
collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
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WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure that
the wheel is properly mounted to the vehicle. Any time a
wheel has been removed and reinstalled on the vehicle, the
lug nuts/bolts should be torqued using a properly calibrated torque wrench using a six sided (hex) deep wall
socket.
Torque Specifications
Lug Nut/
Bolt Torque
100 Ft-Lbs (135 N·m)
**Lug Nut/
Bolt Size
M12 x 1.25
Lug Nut/
Bolt
Socket
Size
19 mm
**Use only your authorized dealer recommended lug nuts/
bolts and clean or remove any dirt or oil before tightening.
Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting the
tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
Wheel Mounting Surface
Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each
nut/bolt has been tightened twice. Ensure that the socket is
fully engaged on the lug nut/bolt.
NOTE: If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them
checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or
service station.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 421
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
2.4L Engine
Torque Patterns
After 25 miles (40 km), check the lug nut/bolt torque to be
sure that all the lug nuts/bolts are properly seated against
the wheel.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do
not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has been
lowered. Failure to follow this warning may result in
personal injury.
All available gasoline engines are designed to meet all emissions regulations
and provide excellent fuel economy and
performance when using high quality
unleaded “regular” gasoline having a
octane rating of 87 using the (R+M)/2
method. The use of premium gasoline is
not recommended, as it will not provide any benefit over
regular gasoline in these engines.
While operating on gasoline with an octane number of 87,
hearing a light knocking sound from the engine is not a
cause for concern. However, if the engine is heard making
a heavy knocking sound, see your dealer immediately. Use
of gasoline with an octane number lower than 87 can cause
engine failure and may void or not be covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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.
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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.
CAUTION! (Continued)
“Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Please observe pump labels as they should clearly communicate if
a fuel contains greater than 15% ethanol (E-15).
The use of reformulated gasoline is recommended. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide improved
performance and durability of engine and fuel system
components.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing more
than 15% ethanol (E-15) or gasoline containing methanol
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
void or not be covered under New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as ethanol.
Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) are compatible with gasoline
containing up to 15% ethanol (E-15). Gasoline with higher
ethanol content may void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing methanol or gasoline
containing more than 15% ethanol (E-15). Use of these
blends may result in starting and drivability problems,
damage critical fuel system components, cause emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or cause the
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 fuel,
the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
• Operate in a lean mode.
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on.
• Poor engine performance.
• Poor cold start and cold drivability.
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 423
CNG And LP Fuel System Modifications
Materials Added To Fuel
Modifications that allow the engine to run on compressed
natural gas (CNG) or liquid propane (LP) may result in
damage to the engine, emissions, and fuel system components. Problems that result from running CNG or LP are
not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may void or
not be covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Besides using unleaded gasoline with the proper octane
rating, gasolines that contain detergents, corrosion, and
stability additives are recommended. Using gasolines that
have these additives will help improve fuel economy,
reduce emissions, and maintain vehicle performance.
MMT In Gasoline
Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl (MMT) is
a manganese-containing metallic additive that is blended
into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline blended
with MMT provides no performance advantage beyond
gasoline of the same octane number without MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug life and
reduces emissions system performance in some vehicles.
The manufacturer recommends that gasoline without
MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content of
gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
and California reformulated gasoline.
Designated TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline contains a higher level of detergents
to further aide in minimizing engine
and fuel system deposits. When available, the usage of Top Tier Detergent
gasoline
is
recommended.
Visit
www.toptiergas.com for a list of TOP
TIER Detergent Gasoline Retailers.
Indiscriminate use of fuel system cleaning agents should be
avoided. Many of these materials intended for gum and
varnish removal may contain active solvents or similar
ingredients. These can harm fuel system gasket and diaphragm materials.
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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 emissions control system.
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or
malfunctioning and may require immediate service.
Contact your authorized dealer for service assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being sold
as octane enhancers, is not recommended. Most of
these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance
problems resulting from the use of such fuels or
additives is not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may void or not be covered under the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as a
garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the vehicle
is stopped in an open area with the engine running
for more than a short period, adjust the ventilation
system to force fresh, outside air into the vehicle.
• 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.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 425
FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
2.4 Liter Gasoline Engine
13.5 Gallons
Engine Oil With Filter
2.4 Liter Gasoline Engine
5.5 Quarts
(SAE 0W-20, API Certified)
Cooling System*
6.8 Quarts
2.4 Liter Gasoline Engine (Mopar
Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/
150,000 Mile Formula)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
Metric
51 Liters
5.2 Liters
6.5 Liters
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FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 2.4 Liter Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection – 2.4 Liter Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 10
Year/150,000 Mile (240,000 Kilometers) Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology) meeting the requirements of
FCA Material Standard MS.90032.
We recommend you use SAE 0W-20 API Certified Engine
Oil, meeting the requirements of FCA Material Standard
MS-6395 such as Mopar, Pennzoil, and Shell Helix. Refer to
your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade.
We recommend you use a Mopar Engine Oil Filter.
We recommend you use Mopar Spark Plugs.
87 Octane, 0-15% Ethanol
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 427
Chassis
Component
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission (FWD Models) –
If Equipped
Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission (4WD Models) –
If Equipped
Power Transfer Unit (PTU) – If Equipped
Rear Differential (RDM) – If Equipped
Brake Master Cylinder
Refrigerant
Compressor Oil
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use Mopar C Series Manual & Dual
Dry Clutch Transmission Fluid.
Use only Mopar AW-1 Automatic Transmission Fluid, or
equivalent. Failure to use the correct fluid may affect the
function or performance of your transmission.
Use only Mopar ZF 8&9 Speed ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid, or equivalent. Failure to use the correct fluid
may affect the function or performance of your transmission.
We recommended you use Mopar Front Axle/
PTU Synthetic Axle Lubricant SAE 75W-90 (API GL-5).
We recommended you use Mopar Rear Axle/
RDM Synthetic Axle Lubricant SAE 75W-90 (API GL-5).
We recommend you use Mopar DOT 3. If DOT 3 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
Use Only Refrigerant R134a
Charge Amounts:
2.4L Engines — 567g (1.25lb)
Use Only PAG Oil RL-897
2.4L Engines — 135ml (4.56oz)
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䡵 UCONNECT RADIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
䡵 PERSONALIZED MENU BAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
䡵 CYBERSECURITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
䡵 UCONNECT SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
Uconnect 5.0 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
Uconnect 7.0 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
Uconnect 8.4 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . . . .479
▫ Radio Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
▫ Media Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
䡵 AUX/USB/MP3 CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . . .481
䡵 UCONNECT VOICE RECOGNITION QUICK
TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
▫ Introducing Uconnect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
▫ Get Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
▫ Basic Voice Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
▫ Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
▫ Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
▫ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
▫ Climate (8.4/8.4 NAV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
▫ Navigation (8.4 NAV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
▫ SiriusXM Guardian (8.4 NAV) — If Equipped . . .493
▫ Register (8.4 NAV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
▫ Vehicle Health Report/Alert (8.4 NAV). . . . . . . .494
▫ Mobile App (8.4 NAV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
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▫ SiriusXM Travel Link (8.4 NAV). . . . . . . . . . . . .495
▫ Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
▫ Apple CarPlay — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
䡵 CD MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499
▫ Android Auto — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
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UCONNECT RADIOS
For detailed information about your Uconnect radio or
pairing a phone to your Uconnect radio, refer to your
Uconnect Owner’s Manual Supplement.
PERSONALIZED MENU BAR
The Uconnect features and services in the main menu bar
are easily changed for your convenience. Simply follow
these steps:
Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV Apps Menu
1. Press the “Apps
” button to open the App screen.
2. Press and hold, then drag the selected App to replace an
existing shortcut in the main menu bar.
Uconnect 7.0 Apps Menu
The new shortcut will now be an active App/shortcut on
the main menu bar.
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CYBERSECURITY
Your vehicle may be a connected vehicle and may be
equipped with both wired and wireless networks. These
networks allow your vehicle to send and receive information. This information allows systems and features in your
vehicle to function properly.
Your vehicle may be equipped with certain security features to reduce the risk of unauthorized and unlawful
access to vehicle systems and wireless communications.
Vehicle software technology continues to evolve over time
and FCA US LLC, working with its suppliers, evaluates
and takes appropriate steps as needed. Similar to a computer or other devices, your vehicle may require software
updates to improve the usability and performance of your
systems or to reduce the potential risk of unauthorized and
unlawful access to your vehicle systems.
The risk of unauthorized and unlawful access to your
vehicle systems may still exist, even if the most recent
version of vehicle software (such as Uconnect software) is
installed.
WARNING!
• It is not possible to know or to predict all of the
possible outcomes if your vehicle’s systems are
breached. It may be possible that vehicle systems,
including safety related systems, could be impaired
or a loss of vehicle control could occur that may
result in an accident involving serious injury or
death.
• ONLY insert media (e.g., USB, SD card, or CD) into
your vehicle if it came from a trusted source. Media
of unknown origin could possibly contain malicious
software, and if installed in your vehicle, it may
increase the possibility for vehicle systems to be
breached.
• As always, if you experience unusual vehicle behavior, take your vehicle to your nearest authorized
dealer immediately.
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NOTE:
UCONNECT SETTINGS
• FCA or your dealer may contact you directly regarding
software updates.
The Uconnect system uses a combination of buttons on the
touchscreen and buttons on the faceplate located on the
center of the instrument panel that allow you to access and
change the customer programmable features. Many features can vary by vehicle.
• To help further improve vehicle security and minimize
the potential risk of a security breach, vehicle owners
should:
• Routinely check www.driveuconnect.com/softwareupdate to learn about available Uconnect software
updates.
• Only connect and use trusted media devices (e.g.
personal mobile phones, USBs, CDs).
Privacy of any wireless and wired communications cannot
be assured. Third parties may unlawfully intercept information and private communications without your consent.
For further information, refer to “Data Collection & Privacy” in “Uconnect + SiriusXM Guardian” in your
Uconnect Owner’s Manual Supplement and “Onboard
Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity” in “Getting To
Know Your Instrument Panel”.
Buttons on the touchscreen are accessible on the Uconnect
touchscreen.
Buttons on the faceplate are located below, and beside the
Uconnect system in the center of the instrument panel. In
addition, there is a Scroll/Enter control knob located on the
right side. Turn the control knob to scroll through menus
and change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), push the center of the
control knob one or more times to select or change a setting
(i.e., ON, OFF).
Your Uconnect system may also have Display Off and back
arrow buttons on the faceplate.
Push the Display Off button on the faceplate to turn off the
Uconnect screen. Push the Display Off button on the
faceplate a second time to turn the screen on.
Push the Back Arrow button on the faceplate to exit out of
a Menu or certain option on the Uconnect system.
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Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 5.0
Settings
NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
time.
When making a selection, press the button on the touchscreen to enter the desired mode. Once in the desired
mode, press and release the preferred setting and make
your selection. Once the setting is complete, either press
the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen or the
Back button on the faceplate to return to the previous
menu. Pressing the Up or Down Arrow buttons on the
right side of the screen will allow you to toggle up or down
through the available settings.
NOTE: All settings should be changed with the ignition in
the “MAR/RUN” position.
Uconnect 5.0 Buttons On The Touchscreen And Buttons
On The Faceplate
1 — Uconnect Buttons On The Touchscreen
2 — Uconnect Buttons On The Faceplate
Push the “Settings” button on the touchscreen to display
the settings menu screen. In this mode the Uconnect
system allows you to access all of the available programmable features.
The following tables list the settings that may be found
within the Uconnect 5.0 radio, along with the selectable
options pertaining to each setting.
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Display
After pressing the “Display” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Display Mode
Brightness
Selectable Options
Auto
+
Manual
-
NOTE:
The “Brightness” setting can also be adjusted by selecting any point on the scale between the “+” and “-” buttons on
the touchscreen.
Language
English
Français
Español
NOTE:
Selecting any option within the “Language” setting will change the language for all displayed nomenclature, including the trip functions and the navigation system (if equipped).
Touchscreen
Beep
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Units
After pressing the “Units” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Units
US
Selectable Options
Metric
Custom
NOTE:
• The “Metric” option changes the instrument cluster display to metric units of measure.
• The “Custom” option allows setting the “Fuel Consumption” (L/100km, or km/L) and “Pressure” (kPa, or bar)
units of measure independently.
Clock & Date
After pressing the “Clock & Date” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Set Time and Format
12 hour
Selectable Options
24 hour
AM
PM
NOTE:
Within the “Set Time and Format” setting, press the corresponding arrow buttons on the touchscreen to adjust to the
correct time.
Show Time Status — If
On
Off
Equipped
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Sync Time — If Equipped
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Selectable Options
On
Off
Safety/Assistance
After pressing the “Safety/Assistance” button on the
touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
ParkView Backup Camera
Delay — If Equipped
Selectable Options
On
Off
NOTE:
The “ParkView Backup Camera Delay” setting determines whether or not the screen will display the rear view image
with dynamic grid lines for up to ten seconds after the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE. This delay will be canceled
if the vehicle’s speed exceeds 8 mph (13 km/h), the transmission is shifted into PARK, or the ignition is switched to
the OFF position.
ParkView Backup Camera
Active Guide Lines — If
Equipped
NOTE:
The “ParkView Backup Camera Active Guide Lines” setting overlays the Rear Backup Camera image with active, or
dynamic, grid lines to help illustrate the width of the vehicle and its project back up path, based on the steering
wheel position when the option is checked. A dashed center line overlay indicates the center of the vehicle to assist
with parking or aligning to a hitch/receiver.
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Setting Name
Forward Collision Warning
Plus (FCW+) Sensitivity — If
Equipped
Far
Selectable Options
Med
Near
NOTE:
The “Forward Collision Warning Plus (FCW+) Sensitivity” setting determines at what relative distance the vehicle
directly in front of you needs to be at, before the system will warn you of a possible collision with the vehicle directly
in front of you, based on the option is selected. “Far” will give you the most amount of reaction time, whereas
“Near” will give you the least amount of reaction time, based on the distance between the two vehicles.
Forward Collision Warning
Off
Sound Only
Sound and Brake
Plus (FCW+) — If Equipped
NOTE:
The “Forward Collision Warning Plus (FCW+)” setting includes Advanced Brake Assist (ABA). The ABA applies additional brake pressure when the driver requests insufficient brake pressure to avoid a potential frontal collision.
When the “Sound Only” option is selected a chime will sound alerting you of a possible collision with the vehicle in
front of you and more brake pressure is needed. When the “Sound and Brake” option is selected, it will apply the
brakes to slow your vehicle in case of potential forward collision and sound an audible chime to alert you.
ParkSense — If Equipped
Sound Only
Sound and Display
Rear ParkSense Volume — If
Low
Medium
High
Equipped
Front ParkSense Volume —
Low
Medium
High
If Equipped
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Side Distance Warning
Side Distance Warning
Volume
LaneSense Warning — If
Equipped
Off
Low
Early
Selectable Options
Sound Only
Med
Medium
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Sound and Display
High
Late
NOTE:
The “LaneSense Warning” setting determines at what distance the LaneSense system will warn you, through steering
wheel feedback, of a possible lane departure.
LaneSense Strength — If
Low
Medium
High
Equipped
Blind Spot Alert — If
Off
Lights
Lights and Chime
Equipped
NOTE:
If your vehicle has experienced any damage in the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is not damaged,
the sensor may have become misaligned. Take your vehicle to your authorized dealer to verify sensor alignment. A
sensor that is misaligned will result in the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) not operating to specification.
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Setting Name
Blind Spot Alert — If
Equipped
Rain Sensing Auto Wipers —
If Equipped
Auto Park Brake
Electric Park Brake Service
Mode
Off
On
Selectable Options
Lights
Lights and Chime
Off
NOTE:
The “Electric Park Brake Service Mode” feature provides a means for a technician or vehicle owner to utilize a vehicle
integrated, menu driven system, to command the electric park brake retraction, to service the rear foundation brakes
(brake pads, calipers, rotors, etc.).
Lights
After pressing the “Lights” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Headlight Sensitivity
Level 1: minimum
sensitivity
Selectable Options
Level 2: medium senLevel 3: maximum sensitivity
sitivity
NOTE:
The greater the sensitivity set, the less the external light variation required to turn on the lights (e.g. with a setting on
level 3 at sunset the headlights turn on earlier than in levels 1 and 2).
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Headlight Off Delay
0 sec
Selectable Options
30 sec
60 sec
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90 sec
NOTE:
When the “Headlight Off Delay” feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of the amount of time the headlights
remain on after the engine is shut off.
Greeting Lights
On
Off
Automatic High Beam HeadOn
Off
lamps — If Equipped
Daytime Running Lights
Yes
No
Cornering Lights
On
Off
NOTE:
When the “Cornering Lights” feature is selected, if the steering wheel rotation angle is large or the turn signal indicators are on, a light (incorporated in the fog light) will turn on, on the relevant side to improve visibility at night.
Flash Lights With Lock — If
On
Off
Equipped
Interior Ambient Lights
+
NOTE:
The “Interior Ambient Lights” setting can also be adjusted by selecting any point on the scale between the “+” and
“-” buttons on the touchscreen.
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Doors & Locks
After pressing the “Doors & Locks” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Auto Door Locks
Selectable Options
On
Off
NOTE:
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph
(20 km/h).
Auto Unlock On Exit
On
Off
NOTE:
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK
or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened.
Flash Lights With Lock
On
Off
Horn With Lock
On
Off
Horn With Remote Start — If
On
Off
Equipped
Remote Door Unlock/Door Unlock
Driver
All
NOTE:
When “Driver” is selected, only the driver’s door will unlock on the first push of the key fob unlock button, you
must push the key fob unlock button twice to unlock the passenger’s doors. When “All” is selected, all of the doors
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Setting Name
Selectable Options
will unlock on the first press of the key fob unlock button. If the driver door is opened, the interior door lock/unlock
switch can be used to unlock all doors (or use key fob).
Memory Linked To FOB — If
On
Off
Equipped
NOTE:
This feature provides automatic recall of all settings stored to a memory location (driver’s seat, exterior mirrors, steering column position and radio station pre-sets) to enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the vehicle.
Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
After pressing the “Auto-On Comfort Systems” button on
the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering
Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
Off
Selectable Options
Remote Start
All Starts
NOTE:
When this feature is selected, the driver’s heated seat and heated steering wheel will automatically turn on when
temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). When temperatures are above 80° F (26.7° C), the driver vented seat will turn
on.
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Engine Off Options
After pressing the “Engine Off Options” button on the
touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Headlight Off Delay
0 sec
Selectable Options
30 sec
60 sec
90 sec
NOTE:
When this feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of the amount of time the headlights remain on after the engine is shut off.
Radio Off Delay
0 min
20 min
NOTE:
When this feature is selected, the radio will stay on for a preset time after the ignition key is turned to STOP/OFF.
Audio
After pressing the “Audio” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Equalizer
Bass
Adjustable Options
Mid
Treble
NOTE:
When in this display you may adjust the “Bass”, “Mid” and “Treble” settings. Adjust the settings with the “+” and
“–” setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
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Setting Name
Adjustable Options
touchscreen. Bass/Mid/Treble also allow you to simply slide your finger up or down to change the setting as well as
press directly on the desired setting.
Balance/Fade
Up Arrow
Down ArLeft Arrow
Right ArCenter “C”
Button
row Button
Button
row Button
Button
NOTE:
When in this display you may adjust the “Balance/Fade” of the audio by using the “Arrow” button on the touchscreen to adjust the sound level from the front and rear or right and left side speakers. Press the “Center ‘C’ Button”
on the touchscreen to reset the balance and fade to the factory setting.
Speed Adjusted Volume
Off
1
2
3
Surround Sound — If Equipped
On
Off
Loudness
Yes
No
NOTE:
The “Loudness” feature improves sound quality at lower volumes when enabled.
AUX Volume Offset — If Equipped
On
10
Off
NOTE:
The “AUX Volume Offset” feature provides the ability to tune the audio level for portable devices connected through
the AUX input.
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Phone/Bluetooth
After pressing the “Phone/Bluetooth” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Paired Phones
Selectable Options
List of Paired Phones
NOTE:
This feature shows which phones are paired to the Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer to the
Uconnect Owner’s Manual Supplement.
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
After pressing the “SiriusXM Setup” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Channel Skip
Selectable Options
List of Channels
NOTE:
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to exclude
undesirable channels while scanning. This feature allows you to select the channels you would like to skip.
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Setting Name
Subscription Info
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Selectable Options
Sirius ID
NOTE:
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio with your
radio. Following the expiration of the free services, it will be necessary to access the information on the Subscription
Information screen to re-subscribe.
1. Press the “Subscription Info” button on the touchscreen to access the Subscription Information screen.
2. Write down the Sirius ID numbers for your receiver. To reactivate your service, either call the number listed on the
screen or visit the provider online.
SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription and is available for U.S. residents only.
Restore Settings
After pressing the “Restore Settings” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Restore Settings
10
Selectable Options
OK
NOTE:
When the “Restore Settings” feature is selected, it will reset all settings to their default settings.
Cancel
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Clear Personal Data
After pressing the “Clear Personal Data” button on the
touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Clear Personal Data
Selectable Options
OK
Cancel
NOTE:
When the “Clear Personal Data” feature is selected it will remove all personal data including Bluetooth devices and
presets.
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NOTE:
• Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a time.
• Depending on the vehicles options, feature settings may
vary.
Uconnect 7.0 Buttons On The Touchscreen And Buttons
On The Faceplate
1 — Uconnect Buttons On The Touchscreen
2 — Uconnect Buttons On The Faceplate
Press the “Settings” button on the bottom bar, or press the
“Apps
” button, then press the “Settings” button on
the touchscreen to display the menu setting screen. In
this mode the Uconnect system allows you to access all
of the available programmable features.
When making a selection, press the button on the touchscreen to enter the desired mode. Once in the desired
mode, press and release the preferred setting “option” until
a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Once the setting is complete,
either press the Back Arrow button on the touchscreen to
return to the previous menu, or press the “X” button on the
touchscreen to close out of the settings screen. Pressing the
Up or Down Arrow button on the right side of the screen
will allow you to toggle up or down through the available
settings.
The following tables list the settings that may be found
within the Uconnect 7.0 radio, along with the selectable
options pertaining to each setting
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Language
After pressing the “Language” button on the touchscreen,
the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Language
English
Selectable Options
Espanol
Francais
Display
After pressing the “Display” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Display Mode
Display
Brightness
Headlights On
Display
Brightness
Headlights
Off
AutoShow
Touchscreen
Beep
Selectable Options
Auto
+
Manual
-
+
-
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Control
Screen Timeout
Phone Popups Displayed
in Cluster
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Selectable Options
Units
After pressing the “Units” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Units
US
Selectable Options
Metric
Custom
NOTE:
• The “Metric” option changes the instrument cluster display to metric units of measure.
• The “Custom” option allows setting the “Distance, Fuel Consumption” (MPG (US), MPG(UK), L/100km, or km/
L),“Pressure” (kPa, or bar) and “Temperature” (C, or F) units of measure independently.
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Voice
After pressing the “Voice” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Voice Response Length
Show Command List
Selectable Options
Brief
Always
Detailed
With Help
Never
Time & Date
After pressing the “Time & Date” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Set Time Hours
NOTE:
The “Set Time Hours” feature will allow you to adjust the hours.
Set Time Minutes
NOTE:
The “Set Time Minutes” feature will allow you to adjust the minutes.
Time Format
Selectable Options
+
-
+
-
12hrs
AM
24hrs
PM
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Safety/Driving Assistance
After pressing the “Safety/Driving Assistance” button on
the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Forward Collision Warning
Off
Selectable Options
Warning Only
Warning + Active
Brake
NOTE:
The “Forward Collision Warning Plus (FCW+)” setting includes Advanced Brake Assist (ABA). The ABA applies additional brake pressure when the driver requests insufficient brake pressure to avoid a potential frontal collision.
When the “Sound Only” option is selected a chime will sound alerting you of a possible collision with the vehicle in
front of you and more brake pressure is needed. When the “Sound and Brake” option is selected, it will apply the
brakes to slow your vehicle in case of potential forward collision and sound an audible chime to alert you.
Forward Collision Warning Sensitivity — If Equipped
Near
Medium
Far
NOTE:
The “Forward Collision Warning Plus (FCW+) Sensitivity” setting determines at what relative distance the vehicle
directly in front of you needs to be at, before the system will warn you of a possible collision with the vehicle directly
in front of you, based on the option is selected. “Far” will give you the most amount of reaction time, whereas
“Near” will give you the least amount of reaction time, based on the distance between the two vehicles.
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Setting Name
LaneSense Warning — If Equipped
Early
Selectable Options
Medium
Late
NOTE:
The “LaneSense Warning” setting determines at what distance the LaneSense system will warn you, through steering
wheel feedback, of a possible lane departure.
LaneSense Strength
Low
Med
High
ParkSense — If Equipped
Sound
Sound and Display
Rear ParkSense Volume
Low
Medium
High
Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
Brakes
After pressing the “Brakes” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Auto Park Brake
Brake Service
Selectable Options
Yes
No
NOTE:
Selecting the “Brake Service” feature will display a pop-up asking whether or you would like to retract the park
brakes to all break system service.
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Lights
After pressing the “Lights” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Interior Ambient Lights
Selectable Options
+
-
NOTE:
The “Interior Ambient Lights” setting can also be adjusted by selecting any point on the scale between the “+” and
“-” buttons on the touchscreen.
Headlight Sensitivity
Level 1: minimum
Level 2: medium senLevel 3: maximum sensitivity
sensitivity
sitivity
NOTE:
The greater the sensitivity set, the less the external light variation required to turn on the lights (e.g. with a setting on
level 3 at sunset the headlights turn on earlier than in levels 1 and 2).
Headlight Off Delay
0 sec
30 sec
60 sec
90 sec
NOTE:
When the “Headlight Off Delay” feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of the amount of time the headlights
remain on after the engine is shut off.
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Setting Name
Greeting Lights
Selectable Options
Auto Dim High Beams — If
Equipped
Cornering Lights
NOTE:
When the “Cornering Lights” feature is selected, if the steering wheel rotation angle is large or the turn signal indicators are on, a light (incorporated in the fog light) will turn on, on the relevant side to improve visibility at night.
Flash Lights With Lock — If
Equipped
Doors & Locks
After pressing the “Doors & Locks” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Auto Door Locks
Selectable Options
NOTE:
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph
(20 km/h).
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Auto Unlock On Exit
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Selectable Options
NOTE:
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK
or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened.
Flash Lights With Lock
Driver Door
Remote Door Unlock
Personal Settings Linked To Key
Fob — If Equipped
All Doors
Engine Off Options
After pressing the “Engine Off Options” button on the
touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
10
Setting Name
Headlight Off Delay
Radio Off Delay
Radio Off With
Door
Selectable Options
+
0 min
20 min
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Audio
After pressing the “Audio” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Balance & Fade
Selectable Options
Speaker Icon
NOTE:
When in this display you may adjust the “Balance & Fade” of the audio by pressing and dragging the “Speaker Icon”
toward any location in the box.
Equalizer
Bass
Mid
Treble
NOTE:
When in this display you may adjust the “Bass”, “Mid” and “Treble” settings. Adjust the settings with the “+” and
“–” setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
touchscreen. Bass/Mid/Treble also allow you to simply slide your finger up or down to change the setting as well as
press directly on the desired setting.
Speed Adjusted Volume
Off
1
2
3
Loudness
Yes
No
NOTE:
The “Loudness” feature improves sound quality at lower volumes when enabled.
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Setting Name
AUX Volume Offset — If Equipped
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Selectable Options
+
-
NOTE:
This feature provides the ability to tune the audio level for portable devices connected through the AUX input.
Auto Play
On
Off
NOTE:
The “Auto Play” feature automatically starts playing audio when a USB device is connected and turned on.
Radio Off With Door
On
Off
NOTE:
The “Radio Off With Door” feature will keep the radio on until the driver or passenger door is opened, or when the
“Radio Off Delay” selected time has expired.
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Phone
After pressing the “Phone” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Do Not Disturb
Paired Phones And Audio Devices
Selectable Options
Do Not Distrurb Options
List Of Paired Phones And Audio Devices
NOTE:
This feature shows which phones and audio devices are paired to the Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer to the Uconnect Owner’s Manual Supplement.
Phone Pop-ups Displayed In Cluster
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
After pressing the “SiriusXM Setup” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Channel Skip
Selectable Options
List Of Channels
NOTE:
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to exclude
undesirable channels while scanning. This feature allows you to select the channels you would like to skip.
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Setting Name
Subscription Info
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Selectable Options
Sirius ID
NOTE:
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio with your
radio. Following the expiration of the free services, it will be necessary to access the information on the Subscription
Information screen to re-subscribe.
1. Press the “Subscription Info” button on the touchscreen to access the Subscription Information screen.
2. Write down the Sirius ID numbers for your receiver. To reactivate your service, either call the number listed on the
screen or visit the provider online.
SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription and is available for U.S. residents only.
Restore Settings
After pressing the “Restore Settings” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Restore Settings
10
Selectable Options
OK
NOTE:
When this feature is selected it will reset all settings to their default settings.
Cancel
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Clear Personal Data
After pressing the “Clear Personal Data” button on the
touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Clear Personal Data
Selectable Options
OK
Cancel
NOTE:
When this feature is selected it will remove all personal data including Bluetooth devices and presets.
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Settings
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NOTE:
• Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a time.
• Depending on the vehicles options, feature settings may
vary.
Uconnect 8.4 Buttons On The Touchscreen And Buttons
On The Faceplate
1 — Uconnect Buttons On The Touchscreen
2 — Uconnect Buttons On The Faceplate
Press the “Apps
” button, then press the “Settings
” button on the touchscreen to display the menu
setting screen. In this mode the Uconnect system allows
you to access all of the available programmable features.
When making a selection, press the button on the touchscreen to enter the desired mode. Once in the desired
mode, press and release the preferred setting “option” until
a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Once the setting is complete,
either press the Back Arrow button on the touchscreen to
return to the previous menu, or press the “X” button on the
touchscreen to close out of the settings screen. Pressing the
Up or Down Arrow button on the right side of the screen
will allow you to toggle up or down through the available
settings.
The following tables list the settings that may be found
within the Uconnect 8.4 radio, along with the selectable
options pertaining to each setting
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Display
After pressing the “Display” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Display Mode
Display Brightness With
Headlights ON
Selectable Options
Manual
+
Auto
-
NOTE:
To make changes to the ⬙Display Brightness with Headlights ON⬙ setting, the headlights must be on and the interior
dimmer switch must not be in the ⬙party⬙ or ⬙parade⬙ positions.
Display Brightness With
+
Headlights OFF
NOTE:
To make changes to the ⬙Display Brightness with Headlights OFF⬙ setting, the headlights must be off and the interior
dimmer switch must not be in the ⬙party⬙ or ⬙parade⬙ positions.
Set Theme
NOTE:
When in this display, you may select the theme for the display screen. To make your selection, press the ⬙Set Theme⬙
button on the touchscreen, then select the desired theme option button until a check-mark appears showing that the
setting has been selected.
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Setting Name
Set Language
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Selectable Options
NOTE:
When the “Set Language” feature is selected, you may select one of multiple languages (English / Français / Español) for all display nomenclature, including the trip functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press the “Set
Language” button on the touchscreen, then press the desired language button on the touchscreen until a check-mark
appears next to the language, showing that setting has been selected.
Touchscreen Beep
Control Screen Time-Out
NOTE:
When the “Control Screen Time-Out” feature is selected, the Controls Screen will stay open for five seconds before
the screen times out. With the feature deselected, the screen will stay open until it is manually closed.
Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
Cluster
NOTE:
When the “Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster” feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions will appear in the Instrument Cluster Display as the vehicle approaches a designated turn within a programmed route.
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Units
After pressing the “Units” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Units
US
Selectable Options
Metric
Custom
NOTE:
• The “Metric” option changes the instrument cluster display to metric units of measure.
• The “Custom” option allows setting the “Fuel Consumption” (L/100km, or km/L), “Pressure” (kPa, or bar), and
“Temperature” (°C or °F) units of measure independently.
Voice
After pressing the “Voice” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Voice Response Length
Show Command List
Selectable Options
Brief
Always
Detailed
With Help
Never
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Clock
After pressing the “Clock” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Sync Time With GPS — If Equipped
Set Time Hours
Selectable Options
+
-
NOTE:
The “Set Time Hours” feature will allow you to adjust the hours. The “Sync time with GPS” button on the touchscreen must be unchecked.
Set Time Minutes
+
NOTE:
The “Set Time Minutes” feature will allow you to adjust the minutes. The “Sync time with GPS” button on the touchscreen must be unchecked.
Time Format
12hrs
24hrs
Show Time in Status Bar — If Equipped
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Safety & Driving Assistance
After pressing the “Safety & Driving Assistance” button on
the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Forward Collision Warning Sensitivity — If Equipped
Near
Selectable Options
Medium
Far
NOTE:
The “Forward Collision Warning Plus (FCW+) Sensitivity” setting determines at what relative distance the vehicle
directly in front of you needs to be at, before the system will warn you of a possible collision with the vehicle directly
in front of you, based on the option is selected. “Far” will give you the most amount of reaction time, whereas
“Near” will give you the least amount of reaction time, based on the distance between the two vehicles.
Forward Collision Warning-Plus (FCW+)
Off
Sound Only
Sound and Brake
NOTE:
The “Forward Collision Warning Plus (FCW+)” setting includes Advanced Brake Assist (ABA). The ABA applies additional brake pressure when the driver requests insufficient brake pressure to avoid a potential frontal collision.
When the “Sound Only” option is selected a chime will sound alerting you of a possible collision with the vehicle in
front of you and more brake pressure is needed. When the “Sound and Brake” option is selected, it will apply the
brakes to slow your vehicle in case of potential forward collision and sound an audible chime to alert you.
LaneSense Warning — If Equipped
Early
Medium
Late
NOTE:
The “LaneSense Warning” setting determines at what distance the LaneSense system will warn you, through steering
wheel feedback, of a possible lane departure.
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ParkSense — If Equipped
Front ParkSense Volume
Rear ParkSense Volume
Blind Spot Alert — If Equipped
Sound Only
Low
Low
Off
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Selectable Options
Sound and Display
Medium
High
Medium
High
Lights
Lights & Chime
NOTE:
If your vehicle has experienced any damage in the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is not damaged,
the sensor may have become misaligned. Take your vehicle to your authorized dealer to verify sensor alignment. A
sensor that is misaligned will result in the BSM not operating to specification.
ParkView Backup Camera Active Guidelines
ParkView Backup Camera Delay
NOTE:
The “ParkView Backup Camera Delay” setting determines whether or not the screen will display the rear view image
with dynamic grid lines for up to ten seconds after the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE. This delay will be canceled
if the vehicle’s speed exceeds 8 mph (13 km/h), the transmission is shifted into PARK, or the ignition is switched to
the OFF position.
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Setting Name
Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
Selectable Options
Side Distance Warning
Off
Sound
Side Distance Warning Volume
Electric Park Brake Service Mode — If Equipped
Low
Med
Sound and Display
High
NOTE:
This feature provides a means for a technician or vehicle owner to utilize a vehicle integrated, menu driven system,
to command the electric park brake retraction, to service the rear foundation brakes (brake pads, calipers, rotors, etc.).
Auto Park Brake
Lights
After pressing the “Lights” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Headlight Sensitivity
Level 1: minimum
sensitivity
Selectable Options
Level 2: medium
Level 3: maximum sensitivity
sensitivity
NOTE:
The greater the sensitivity set, the less the external light variation required to turn on the lights (e.g. with a setting on
level 3 at sunset the headlights turn on earlier than in levels 1 and 2).
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Headlight Off Delay
0 sec
Selectable Options
30 sec
60 sec
471
90 sec
NOTE:
When this feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of the amount of time the headlights remain on after the engine is shut off.
Greeting Lights
On
Off
Daytime Running Lights
Yes
No
Cornering Lights
On
Off
NOTE:
When the “Cornering Lights” feature is selected, if the steering wheel rotation angle is large or the turn signal indicators are on, a light (incorporated in the fog light) will turn on, on the relevant side to improve visibility at night.
Flash Lights With Lock — If
On
Off
Equipped
Interior Ambient Lights
+
NOTE:
The “Interior Ambient Lights” setting can also be adjusted by selecting any point on the scale between the “+” and
“-” buttons on the touchscreen.
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Setting Name
Auto Dim High Beams — If
Equipped
Selectable Options
NOTE:
When the “Auto Dim High Beams” feature is selected, the high beam headlights will activate/deactivate automatically under certain conditions.
Doors & Locks
After pressing the “Doors & Locks” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Auto Unlock On Exit
Selectable Options
NOTE:
When the “Auto Unlock On Exit” feature is selected, all doors will unlock when the vehicle is stopped, the transmission is in the PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened.
Flash Lights With Lock
Sound Horn With Lock
Sound Horn With Remote Start
Off
1st Press
2nd Press
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Setting Name
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
Driver Door
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Selectable Options
All Doors
NOTE:
When ⬙Driver Door⬙ is selected with 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks, only the driver’s door will unlock with the first
press of the key fob unlock button. You must press the key fob unlock button twice to unlock the passenger’s doors.
When ⬙All Doors⬙ is selected for 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks, all doors will unlock on the first press of the key fob
unlock button.If “Driver Door” is selected, once the driver door is opened, the interior door lock/unlock switch can
be used to unlock all doors (or use key fob).
Personal Settings Linked to Key Fob — If
Equipped
NOTE:
The “Personal Settings Linked To Key Fob” feature provides automatic recall of all settings stored to a memory location (driver’s seat, exterior mirrors, steering column position and radio station pre-sets) to enhance driver mobility
when entering and exiting the vehicle.
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Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
After pressing the “Auto-On Comfort Systems” button on
the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering Wheel
With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
Off
Selectable Options
Remote Start
All Starts
NOTE:
When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat and heated steering wheel will automatically turn on when temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). When temperatures are above 80° F (26.7° C) the driver vented seat will turn on.
Engine Off Options
After pressing the “Engine Off Options” button on the
touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Headlight Off Delay
Selectable Options
+
-
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Audio
After pressing the “Audio” button on the touchscreen, the
following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Balance/Fade
Selectable Options
Speaker Icon
NOTE:
When in this display you may adjust the “Balance/Fade” of the audio by pressing and dragging the “Speaker Icon”
toward any location in the box.
Equalizer
Bass
Mid
Treble
NOTE:
When in this display you may adjust the “Bass”, “Mid” and “Treble” settings. Adjust the settings with the “+” and
“–” setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
touchscreen. Bass/Mid/Treble also allow you to simply slide your finger up or down to change the setting as well as
press directly on the desired setting.
Speed Adjusted Volume
Off
1
2
3
Surround Sound — If Equipped
On
Off
AUX Volume Offset — If Equipped
+
NOTE:
This feature provides the ability to tune the audio level for portable devices connected through the AUX input.
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Phone/Bluetooth
After pressing the “Phone/Bluetooth” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Paired Phones
Selectable Options
List Of Paired Phones
NOTE:
This feature shows which phones are paired to the Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer to the
Uconnect Owner’s Manual Supplement.
Paired Audio Sources
List Of Paired Audio Sources
NOTE:
This feature shows which Audio Sources are paired to the Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer to
the Uconnect Owner’s Manual Supplement.
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SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
After pressing the “SiriusXM Setup” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Channel Skip
Selectable Options
List Of Channels
NOTE:
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to exclude
undesirable channels while scanning. This feature allows you to select the channels you would like to skip.
Subscription Info
Sirius ID
NOTE:
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio with your
radio. Following the expiration of the free services, it will be necessary to access the information on the Subscription
Information screen to re-subscribe.
1. Press the “Subscription Info” button on the touchscreen to access the Subscription Information screen.
2. Write down the Sirius ID numbers for your receiver. To reactivate your service, either call the number listed on the
screen or visit the provider online.
SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription and is available for U.S. residents only.
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Restore Settings
After pressing the “Restore Settings” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Restore Settings
Selectable Options
OK
Cancel
NOTE:
When this feature is selected it will reset all settings to their default settings.
Clear Personal Data
After pressing the “Clear Personal Data” button on the
touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
Clear Personal Data
Selectable Options
OK
Cancel
NOTE:
When this feature is selected it will remove all personal data including Bluetooth devices and presets.
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System Information
After pressing the “System Information” button on the
touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
Setting Name
System Information
Selectable Options
System Software Information Screen
NOTE:
When this feature is selected, a “System Information” screen will appear, displaying the system software version.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel at the three and nine o’clock
positions.
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The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
push-button in the center and controls the volume and
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mode of the sound system. Pushing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pushing the bottom of
the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
Pushing the center button will make the radio switch
between the various modes available (AM/FM etc.).
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand control is
different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in
each mode.
Radio Operation
Pushing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
listenable station and pushing the bottom of the switch will
“Seek” down for the next listenable station.
The button located in the center of the left-hand control
will tune to the next preset station that you have programmed in the radio preset button.
Media Mode
Pushing the top of the switch once will go to the next track
on the selected media (AUX/USB, Bluetooth). Pushing the
bottom of the switch once will go to the beginning of the
current track, or to the beginning of the previous track if it
is within eight seconds after the current track begins to
play.
If you push the switch up or down twice, it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
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AUX/USB/MP3 CONTROL
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
There is a USB and AUX Jack in the center console. This
feature allows an external device to be plugged into the
USB or AUX ports.
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be turned
down or off during mobile phone operation when not
using Uconnect (if equipped).
For further information, refer to the Uconnect Owner’s
Manual Supplement.
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Center Console USB Port
1 — USB Port
2 —AUX Jack
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UCONNECT VOICE RECOGNITION QUICK TIPS
Introducing Uconnect
Start using Uconnect Voice Recognition with these helpful
quick tips. It provides the key Voice Commands and tips
you need to know to control your Uconnect 5.0, 7.0, or
8.4/8.4 NAV system.
Uconnect 7.0
Uconnect 5.0
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Get Started
All you need to control your Uconnect system with your
voice are the buttons on your steering wheel.
1. Visit UconnectPhone.com to check mobile device and
feature compatibility and to find phone pairing instructions.
2. Reduce background noise. Wind and passenger conversations are examples of noise that may impact recognition.
3. Speak clearly at a normal pace and volume while facing
straight ahead. The microphone is positioned on the
rearview mirror and aimed at the driver.
Uconnect 8.4 NAV
If you see the NAV icon on the bottom bar, or in the Apps
menus, of your touchscreen, you have the Uconnect 8.4
NAV system. If not, you have a Uconnect 8.4 system.
4. Each time you give a Voice Command, you must first
push either the Voice Recognition (VR) or Phone button,
wait until after the beep, then say your Voice Command.
5. You can interrupt the help message or system prompts
by pushing the VR or Phone button and saying a Voice
Command from current category.
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Basic Voice Commands
The basic Voice Commands below can be given at any
point while using your Uconnect system.
Push the VR button
. After the beep, sayѧ
• Cancel to stop a current voice session
• Help to hear a list of suggested Voice Commands
• Repeat to listen to the system prompts again
Notice the visual cues that inform you of your voice
recognition system’s status. Cues appear on the touchscreen.
Uconnect Voice Command Buttons — If Equipped
1 — Push To Initiate Or To Answer A Phone Call, Send Or Receive
A Text
2 — For All Radios: Push To Begin Radio Or Media Functions. For
8.4/8.4 NAV Only: Push To Begin Navigation, Apps And Climate
Functions.
3 — Push To End Call
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Radio
Use your voice to quickly get to the AM, FM or SiriusXM
Satellite Radio stations you would like to hear. (Subscription or included SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial required.)
Push the VR button
. After the beep, sayѧ
• Tune to ninety-five-point-five FM
• Tune to Satellite Channel Hits 1
TIP: At any time, if you are not sure of what to say or want
and say
to learn a Voice Command, push the VR button
“Help.” The system will provide you with a list of
commands.
Uconnect 5.0 Radio
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Uconnect 7.0 Radio
Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV Radio
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Media
Uconnect offers connections via USB, Bluetooth and auxiliary ports (If Equipped). Voice operation is only available
for connected USB and AUX devices. (Remote CD player
optional and not available on all vehicles.)
. After the beep, say one of the
Push the VR button
following commands and follow the prompts to switch
your media source or choose an artist.
• Change source to Bluetooth
• Change source to AUX
• Change source to USB
Uconnect 5.0 Media
• Play artist Beethoven; Play album Greatest Hits; Play
song Moonlight Sonata; Play genre Classical
TIP: Press the Browse button on the touchscreen to see all
of the music on your USB device. Your Voice Command
must match exactly how the artist, album, song and genre
information is displayed.
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Uconnect 7.0 Media
Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV Media
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Phone
Making and answering hands-free phone calls is easy with
Uconnect. When the Phonebook button is illuminated on
your touchscreen, your system is ready. Check
UconnectPhone.com for mobile phone compatibility and
pairing instructions.
Push the Phone button
following commandsѧ
. After the beep, say one of the
• Call John Smith
• Dial 123-456-7890 and follow the system prompts
• Redial (call previous outgoing phone number)
Uconnect 5.0 Phone
• Call back (call previous incoming phone number)
TIP: When providing a Voice Command, push the Phone
and say “Call,” then pronounce the name
button
exactly as it appears in your phone book. When a
contact has multiple phone numbers, you can say “Call
John Smith work.”
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Uconnect 7.0 Phone
Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV Phone
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Climate (8.4/8.4 NAV)
Too hot? Too cold? Adjust vehicle temperatures hands-free
and keep everyone comfortable while you keep moving
ahead. (If vehicle is equipped with climate control.)
. After the beep, say one of the
Push the VR button
following commands:
• Set driver temperature to 70 degrees
• Set passenger temperature to 70 degrees
TIP: Voice Command for Climate may only be used to
adjust the interior temperature of your vehicle. Voice
Command will not work to adjust the heated seats or
steering wheel if equipped.
Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV Climate
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Navigation (8.4 NAV)
The Uconnect navigation feature helps you save time and
become more productive when you know exactly how to
get to where you want to go. (Navigation is optional on the
Uconnect 8.4 system.)
1. To enter a destination, push the VR button
beep, say:
. After the
• For the 8.4 Uconnect System, say: “Enter state.”
• For the 8.4 NAV Uconnect System, say: “Find address
800 Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills, Michigan.”
2. Then follow the system prompts.
TIP: To start a POI search, push the VR button
the beep, say: “ Find nearest coffee shop.”
. After
Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV Navigation
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SiriusXM Guardian (8.4 NAV) — If Equipped
WARNING!
Some SiriusXM Guardian services, including SOS Call
and Roadside Assistance Call will NOT work without
an operable LTE (voice/data) or 3G or 4G (data) network connection compatible with your device.
NOTE: Your vehicle may be transmitting data as authorized by the subscriber.
An included trial and/or subscription is required to take
advantage of the SiriusXM Guardian services in the next
section of this guide. To register with SiriusXM Guardian,
press the Apps button on the 8.4-inch touchscreen to get
started.
NOTE: SiriusXM Guardian is available only on equipped
vehicles purchased within the continental United States,
Alaska and Hawaii. Services can only be used where
coverage is available; see coverage map for details.
SOS Call
Theft Alarm Notification
Remote Door Lock/Unlock
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Send & Go
Vehicle Finder
Stolen Vehicle Assistance
Remote Vehicle Start**
Remote Horn & Lights
Roadside Assistance Call
Vehicle Health Reports**
Vehicle Health Alert**
Performance Pages Plus**
**If vehicle is equipped.
Register (8.4 NAV)
To unlock the full potential of SiriusXM Guardian in your
vehicle, you must activate your SiriusXM Guardian services.
1. Press the Apps icon on the bottom of your in-vehicle
touchscreen.
2. Select the Activate Services icon from your list of apps.
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3. Select “Customer Care” to speak with a SiriusXM
Guardian Customer Care agent who will activate services in your vehicle, or select “Enter Email” to activate
on the web.
Mobile App (8.4 NAV)
You’re only a few steps away from using remote commands and playing your favorite music in your car.
• U.S. residents visit: www.siriusxm.com/guardian
• Canadian residents visit: www.siriusxm.com/guardian/ca
Vehicle Health Report/Alert (8.4 NAV)
Your vehicle will send you a monthly email report, which
summarizes the performance of your vehicle’s key systems
so you can stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance
needs. Your vehicle will also send you Vehicle Health
Alerts when it detects issues with its key systems that need
your attention. For further information go to the Owner
Site website (owners.dodge.com, owners.chrysler.com, or
owners.jeep.com).
Mobile App
To use the SiriusXM Guardian App:
• Download the SiriusXM Guardian App to your mobile
device.
• Press the Info button on the navigation bar at the bottom
of the app for Vehicle Info.
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• Press the Remote button on the navigation bar at the
bottom of the app to Lock/Unlock, Remote Start, and
activate your horn and lights remotely.
Push the VR button
. After the beep, say one of the
following commands:
• Press the Location button on the navigation bar at the
bottom of the app to bring up a map to locate your
vehicle or send a location to your vehicle’s navigation
system.
• Show 5 - day weather forecast
• Show fuel prices
• Show extended weather
TIP: Traffic alerts are not accessible with Voice Command.
• Press the Settings button in the upper left corner of the
app to bring up app settings and access the Assist Call
Centers.
NOTE:
For
further
DriveUconnect.com.
information
please
visit
SiriusXM Travel Link (8.4 NAV)
Need to find a gas station, view local movie listings, check
a sports score or the 5 - day weather forecast? SiriusXM
Travel Link is a suite of services that brings a wealth of
information right to your Uconnect 8.4 NAV system. (Not
available for 8.4 system or vehicles sold in the Canadian
market.)
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Apple CarPlay — If Equipped
Apple CarPlay allows you to use your voice to interact
with Siri through your vehicle’s voice recognition system,
and use your smartphone’s data plan to project your
iPhone and a number of its apps onto your Uconnect
touchscreen. Connect your iPhone 5, or higher, to one of
the media USB ports, using the factory-provided Lightning
cable, and press the new CarPlay icon that replaces your
“Phone” icon on the main menu bar to begin Apple
CarPlay. Press and hold the VR button on the steering
wheel, or press and hold the “Home” button within Apple
CarPlay, to activate Siri, which recognizes natural voice
commands to use a list of your iPhone’s features:
• Phone
• Music
• Messages
• Maps
• Additional Apps
Apple CarPlay
Refer to your Uconnect Owner’s Manual Supplement for
further information.
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Android Auto — If Equipped
Android Auto allows you to use your voice to interact with
Android’s best-in-class speech technology through your
vehicle’s voice recognition system, and use your smartphone’s data plan to project your Android powered smartphone and a number of its apps onto your Uconnect
touchscreen. Connect your Android 5.0 (Lollipop), or
higher, to one of the media USB ports, using the factoryprovided USB cable, and press the new Android Auto icon
that replaces your “Phone” icon on the main menu bar to
begin Android Auto. Push and hold the VR button on the
steering wheel, or press and hold the “Microphone” icon
within Android Auto, to activate Android’s VR, which
recognizes natural voice commands, to use a list of your
smartphone’s features:
• Maps
Android Auto
• Music
Refer to your Uconnect Owner’s Manual Supplement for
further information.
• Phone
• Text Messages
• Additional Apps
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General Information
Additional Information
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
© 2017 FCA US LLC. All rights reserved. Mopar and
Uconnect are registered trademarks and Mopar Owner
Connect is a trademark of FCA US LLC. Android is a
trademark of Google Inc. SiriusXM and all related marks
and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number
only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
Uconnect System Support:
• U.S. residents visit DriveUconnect.com or
1-877-855-8400 (24 hours a day 7 days a week)
call:
• Canadian residents visit DriveUconnect.ca or call:
1-800-465-2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983 (French)
SiriusXM Guardian services support:
• U.S. residents visit siriusxm.com/guardian or call:
1-844-796-4827
• Canadian
residents
visit
www.siriusxm.com/
guardian/ca or call: 1-877-324-9091
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CD MAINTENANCE
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
To keep a CD in good condition, take the following
precautions:
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching
the disc.
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7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
disc, it may be damaged (e.g., scratched, reflective coating
removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc) oversized, or
have protection encoding. Try a known good disc before
considering disc player service.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
or anti-static sprays.
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CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
䡵 MOPAR PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
▫ FCA US LLC Customer Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C. . .505
▫ FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center. . . . . . . . . . .503
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands. . . . . . . . . .503
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have the
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All work
to be performed may not be covered by the warranty.
Discuss additional charges with the service manager. Keep
a maintenance log of your vehicle’s service history. This
can often provide a clue to the 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.
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 dealer 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 the vehicle to an authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and are most
concerned that you get prompt and high quality service.
The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the facilities,
factory-trained technicians, special tools, and the latest
information to ensure the vehicle is fixed correctly and in a
timely manner.
This is why you should always talk to an authorized dealer
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 dealer.
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the concern,
you may contact the manufacturer’s customer center.
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE 503
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 dealer name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
FCA US LLC Customer Center
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: (877) 426-5337
FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: (800) 465-2001 English / (800) 387-9983 French
In Mexico Contact
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands
Customer Service Chrysler International Services LLC
P.O. Box 191857
San Juan 00919-1857
Tel.: (787) 782-5757
Fax: (787) 782-3345
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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.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered by
Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711 and for
Voice callers, dial 1-800-855-0511 to connect with a Bell
Relay Service operator.
Service Contract
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle to
help protect you from the high cost of unexpected repairs
after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty
expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan Provisions
and an Owner Identification Card in the mail within three
weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you have any
questions about the service contract, call the manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800) 465-2001 English /
(800) 387-9983 French).
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It is not
responsible for any service contract other than the manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service
contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract, and
you require service after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle
Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the contract
documents, and contact the person listed in those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer has
also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE 505
WARNING!
Engine exhaust (internal combustion engines only),
some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other
reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component
wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other
reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and
provisions of FCA US LLC warranties applicable to this
vehicle and market.
MOPAR PARTS
Mopar fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for
your vehicle in order to help keep the 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
FCA US LLC.
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 or FCA US LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle 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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West
Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
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In Canada
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should contact
Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations
and Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://
www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and features. They show exactly how to find and correct problems
the first time, using step-by-step troubleshooting and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests and a complete
list of all tools and equipment.
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.
Service Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in
diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing FCA US LLC vehicles. A
complete working knowledge of the vehicle, system,
and/or components is written in straightforward language
with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
Owner’s Manuals
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with specific FCA US LLC 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.com
INDEX
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Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Air Bag Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
Air Bag Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189, 193
Driver Knee Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Enhanced Accident Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
Front Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
If A Deployment Occurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Knee Impact Bolsters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Maintaining Your Air Bag System . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Redundant Air Bag Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Side Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Air Bag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113, 189, 226
Air Bag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter). . . . . .373
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72, 375
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374, 375
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70, 374
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Alarm
Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 115
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378, 425
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Arming System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Audio Systems (Radio). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Automatic Door Locks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Automatic High Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248, 385
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385, 427
Fluid And Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384, 385
INDEX 509
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384, 427
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . . . .90
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Axle Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117, 371
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Keyless Key Fob Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Blind Spot Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Brake Control System, Electronic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382, 419
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382, 427
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369, 372
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225, 424
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Car Washes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Change Oil Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333, 385
Chart, Tire Sizing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .388
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light). . . .141
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
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Child Restraints
Booster Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Child Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt . . . . . . . .219
Infants And Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children . . . . . . .214
Older Children And Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . .211
Seating Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Cold Weather Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . . . . .481
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap). . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378, 381
Disposal Of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Drain, Flush, And Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Points To Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Selection Of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . .378, 425, 426
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136, 138
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Defroster, Windshield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
INDEX 511
Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Door Ajar Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Driver’s Seat Back Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . . . .90
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . .263
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . . . .118
Emergency, In Case Of
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333, 385
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
Emission Control System Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . .141
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225, 424
Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372, 425, 426
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369, 372
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372, 425
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Engine Oil Viscosity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .362
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Ethanol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225, 424
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225, 376
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 228
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72, 375
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373, 426
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 135, 228
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Fluid Capacities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Fluid Leaks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Fluid Level Checks
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Fluids And Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Forward Collision Warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421, 426
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244, 250
Gear Select Lever Override. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Gross Axle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
INDEX 513
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Hood Prop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Hazard Warning Flasher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Headlights
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . . . .53
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . . . .53
Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Hill Start Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Holder, Coin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 303
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . .96, 97, 116, 117, 130, 135
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Instrument Cluster Display
Information Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Instrument Cluster Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
iPod/USB/MP3 Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333, 336, 385
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
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Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Arm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Disarm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . . .23, 31
Key Fob Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . .21
Key Fob Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . .23
Key-In Reminder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Key, Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 31
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Lane Change And Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
LaneSense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Latches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Life Of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82, 83
Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113, 189, 226
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136, 138
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 53
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . . .121
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134, 135
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
INDEX 515
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . .124, 167
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 55, 135, 228
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . .116, 135
Load Floor, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Loading Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Load Shed
Battery Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Battery Saver On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Electrical Load Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Intelligent Battery Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Locks
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Low Tire Pressure System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . . .121, 141
Manual, Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243, 383
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
Frequency Of Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 303
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
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New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421, 426
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372, 426
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373, 426
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Materials Added To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372, 425
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372, 425
Oil Filter, Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Oil Filter, Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . .5, 506
Paddle Shifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Paint Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
ParkSense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Personalized Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Placard, Tire And Loading Information . . . . . . . . . . .392
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Lift Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Pregnant Women And Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Preparation For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap). . . . . . . . . . . . .380
INDEX 517
Radio Frequency
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Rear Cross Path. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Rear ParkSense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Rear Window Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Rear Wiper/Washer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Recreational Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Reformulated Gasoline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
Release, Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Remote Keyless Entry
Arm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Disarm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . . .23, 31
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . . . .479
Remote Starting
Exit Remote Start Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Uconnect Customer Programmable Features . . . . . .29
Uconnect Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 31
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Roof Type Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Schedule, Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat Belt
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . .
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operation . . . . . . . . . .
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.228
.505
.225
.386
.224
.365
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518 INDEX
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Seat Belt Pretensioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175, 226
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . .181
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175, 177, 179
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35, 40
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35, 36
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37, 38, 41
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 115
Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Selection Of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Sentry Key
Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 31
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Shifting
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Side View Mirror Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 135, 228
SiriusXM Guardian
Mobile App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Vehicle Health Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
INDEX 519
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403, 404
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Speed Control
Accel/Decel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Resume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26, 232
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Starting And Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . . .479
Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Supplemental Restraint System - Air Bag . . . . . . . . . .190
Sway Control, Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Tire And Loading Information Placard. . . . . . . . . . . .392
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228, 396, 403, 407
Aging (Life Of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333, 385
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396, 403
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
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520 INDEX
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333, 385
Life Of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392, 393
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386, 396
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .388
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403, 404
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
Tire Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Towing Vehicle Behind A Motorhome . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Trailer Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Transfer Case
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248, 384
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
Turn Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 135
INDEX 521
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Uconnect
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Uconnect Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV Voice Recognition
Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
SiriusXM Guardian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Uconnect Voice Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . . .481
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285, 393
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Security Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . .31
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Warning, Roll Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
Washers, Windshield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58, 370
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
Wheel And Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76, 80
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Windows
Close . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58, 370
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Wiper Blade Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
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INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
2017 Compass
STICK WITH THE SPECIALISTS®
2017
17MP49-126-AB
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OWNER’S MANUAL
Second Edition
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