2017 RAM Commercial ProMaster City User`s Guide

2017 RAM Commercial ProMaster City User`s Guide
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2017 User Guide
2017 User Guide
If you are the first registered retail owner of your vehicle, you may obtain a
complimentary printed copy of the Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Uconnect
Manuals or Warranty Booklet by calling 1 866 726-4636 (U.S.) or
1 800 387-1143 (Canada) or by contacting your dealer.
This guide has been prepared to help you get quickly acquainted with your new
RAM vehicle and to provide a convenient reference source for common questions.
However, it is not a substitute for your Owner’s Manual.
IMPORTANT
This User Guide is intended to familiarize you with the important features of
your vehicle. Your Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Uconnect Manuals and Warranty
Booklets can be found on your DVD (if applicable) or by visiting the website on
the back cover of your User Guide. We hope you find it useful. U.S. residents
can purchase replacement kits by visiting www.techauthority.com and
Canadian residents can purchase replacement kits by calling 1 800 387-1143.
The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of the vehicle. Driving
while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, resulting in a collision and
personal injury. FCA US LLC strongly recommends that the driver use extreme
caution when using any device or feature that may take their attention off the
road. Use of any electrical devices, such as cellular telephones, computers,
portable radios, vehicle navigation or other devices, by the driver while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous and could lead to a serious collision. Texting
while driving is also dangerous and should never be done while the vehicle is
moving. If you find yourself unable to devote your full attention to vehicle
operation, pull off the road to a safe location and stop your vehicle. Some
states or provinces prohibit the use of cellular telephones or texting while
driving. It is always the driver’s responsibility to comply with all local laws.
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For complete operational instructions, maintenance procedures and important
safety messages, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Uconnect
Manuals and other Warning Labels in your vehicle.
Not all features shown in this guide may apply to your vehicle.
For additional information on accessories to help personalize your vehicle, visit
www.mopar.com (U.S.), www.mopar.ca (Canada) or your local RAM brand dealer.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of collisions. Your
driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol levels far below
the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated
non-drinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING
Driving after drinking can lead to a collision. Your perceptions are less
sharp, your reflexes are slower, and your judgment is impaired when you
have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WELCOME FROM FCA US LLC . . . . . . . 2
KEY FOB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS . . . . 8
HEAD RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
FRONT SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
60/40 SPLIT SECOND-ROW
PASSENGER SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
HEATED SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING
COLUMN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . 97
WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS . . . 97
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . 104
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
TIRE SERVICE KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . 118
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . 121
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . 121
GEAR SELECTOR OVERRIDE . . . . . . 122
IGNITION KEY REMOVAL
OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE
SYSTEM (EARS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR) . . . . 124
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
DRIVER COCKPIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . 6
GETTING STARTED
ENGINE BREAK-IN
RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . . . . . .
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROLS . . .
MULTIFUNCTION LEVER . . . . . .
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND
WASHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INTERIOR LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . .
SPEED CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . .
PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST .
PARKVIEW REAR BACK-UP CAMERA
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ELECTRONICS
YOUR VEHICLE'S SOUND SYSTEM
CYBERSECURITY . . . . . . . . . .
IDENTIFYING YOUR RADIO . . . .
RADIO 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
UCONNECT 5.0/5.0 NAV . . . . . .
UCONNECT 5.0/5.0 NAV VOICE
RECOGNITION QUICK TIPS . . . .
UCONNECT PHONE . . . . . . . .
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO
CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY
PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES . . .
POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . .
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UTILITY
REAR CARGO TIE-DOWNS . . . . . . . . . 95
TRAILER TOWING WEIGHTS (MAXIMUM
TRAILER WEIGHT RATINGS) . . . . . . . 96
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
OPENING THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L . .
FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . .
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND
GENUINE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . .
ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . .
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . .
FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . .
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . .
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES . .
REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . .
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
FCA US LLC CUSTOMER CENTER
FCA CANADA INC. CUSTOMER
CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ASSISTANCE FOR THE HEARING
IMPAIRED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PUBLICATIONS ORDERING . . . .
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS IN
THE UNITED STATES . . . . . . . .
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MOPAR® ACCESSORIES
AUTHENTIC ACCESSORIES BY
MOPAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS . . . 154
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
WELCOME FROM FCA US LLC
Congratulations on selecting your new FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) vehicle. Be assured
that it represents precision workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality.
Your new FCA US vehicle has characteristics to enhance the driver's control under
some driving conditions. These are to assist the driver and are never a substitute for
attentive driving. They can never take the driver's place. Always drive carefully.
Your new vehicle has many features for the comfort and convenience of you and your
passengers. Some of these should not be used when driving because they take your
eyes from the road or your attention from driving. Never text while driving or take your
eyes more than momentarily off the road.
This guide illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are
either standard or optional on this vehicle. This guide 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 guide that are
not available on this vehicle. FCA US 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.
This User Guide has been prepared to help you quickly become acquainted with the
important features of your vehicle. It contains most things you will need to operate
and maintain the vehicle, including emergency information.
The DVD includes a computer application containing detailed owner's information
which can be viewed on a personal computer or MAC computer. The multimedia DVD
also includes videos which can be played on any standard DVD player (including the
Uconnect Touchscreen Radios if equipped with DVD player capabilities). Additional
DVD operational information is located on the back of the DVD sleeve.
For complete owner information, refer to your Owner's Manual on www.ramtrucks.com/en/
owners/manuals.
FCA US is committed to protecting our environment and natural resources. By
converting from paper to electronic delivery for the majority of the user information
for your vehicle, together we greatly reduce the demand for tree-based products and
lessen the stress on our environment.
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INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
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 (excluding legal
lines).
WARNING!
• Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of vehicle control and increase
the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the driver foot well while the
vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal and
accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle control.
• Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or mounting can cause interference with the brake pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
• 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.
A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• 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.
• Refer to your Owner's Manual for further details.
USE OF AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS (ELECTRONICS)
The use of aftermarket devices including cell phones, MP3 players, GPS systems, or
chargers may affect the performance of on-board wireless features. If you are
experiencing difficulties with any of your wireless features, try disconnecting your
aftermarket devices to see if the situation improves. If your symptoms persist, please
see an authorized dealer.
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle
best, has factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR® parts, and cares about
your satisfaction.
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
DRIVER COCKPIT
1. Manual Mirrors
2. Uconnect Phone Controls
3. Multifunction Lever pg. 52
4. Instrument Cluster Display pg. 91
5. Speed Control pg. 57
6. Wiper/Washer pg. 54
7. Ignition Switch
8. Instrument Cluster Display Controls
9. Audio System (Touchscreen Radio Shown) pg. 62
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
10. Switch Panel
• Front Fog Lights
• Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF pg. 103
• Hazard Warning Switch
• Defroster
11. Storage
12. Glove Compartment
13. Climate Controls pg. 51
14. Gear Selector
15. Gear Selections
16. USB Port (Charging Only) /AUX
17. Hood Release pg. 125
18. Power Window Switch
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
1. Speedometer
2. Fuel Gauge
3. Fuel Filler Door Location
4. Temperature Gauge
(See page 102 for Instrument Cluster Indicator Lights.)
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
5. Tachometer
6. Warning And Indicator Lights (Right Side)
7. Gear Position
8. Instrument Cluster Display
9. Warning And Indicator Lights (Left Side)
(See page 102 for Instrument Cluster Indicator Lights.)
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GETTING STARTED
KEY FOB
Locking And Unlocking The
Doors
Cargo Vehicle (Canada)
Push and release the lock button once to
lock all the doors.
Push and release the unlock button once
to unlock the front two doors.
Push and release the cargo unlock button
once to unlock the cargo area (side lateral
sliding doors and rear doors).
Cargo Vehicle (US) – Passenger Vehicle (All)
Push and release the lock button once to
lock all the doors.
Push and release the unlock button once
to unlock all doors.
Key Fob
1 — Unlock
2 — Lock
3 — Cargo Unlock
Push and release the cargo unlock button
once to unlock the trunk area.
Refer to “A Word About Your Keys” in “Things To Know Before Starting” in your Owner’s
Manual on www.ramtrucks.com/en/owners/manuals for further information.
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.
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GETTING STARTED
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 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 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 “Consumer 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.
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GETTING STARTED
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they can reduce the seriousness
of injuries in a collision. Some of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of ejection and the risk of injury
caused by striking the inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should be
belted at all times.
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.
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.
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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 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 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.
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WARNING!
• 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.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect you from injury during a
collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your
shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together.
• A frayed or torn seat belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no
protection. Inspect the seat belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or
loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble
or modify the seat belt system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision.
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GETTING STARTED
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.
3. When the seat belt is long enough to
fit, insert the latch plate into the
buckle until you hear a “click.”
4. Position the lap belt so that it is snug
Pulling Out The Latch Plate
and lies low across your hips, below
your abdomen. To remove slack in the 1 — Seat Belt
2 — Seat Belt Buckle
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.
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.
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GETTING STARTED
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.
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.
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.
Adjustable Anchorage
WARNING!
• 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.
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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
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.
Seat Belt Pretensioner
The front seat belt system is equipped
Pregnant Women And Seat Belts
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.
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.
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Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
Commercial Vehicle
The seat belt in the passenger seating position is 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.
Commercial Vehicle Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) Location
Passenger Vehicle
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.
If the passenger seating position is
equipped with an ALR and is being used
for normal usage, only pull the seat belt
webbing out far enough to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section
so as to not activate the ALR. If the ALR
is activated, you will hear a clicking
sound as the seat belt retracts. Allow the
webbing to retract completely in this case
and then carefully pull out only the
amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupant’s midsection. Slide the latch plate into the
buckle until you hear a "click."
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Passenger Vehicle Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) Locations
GETTING STARTED
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!
• 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.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the entire seat belt is
extracted.
3. Allow the seat belt to retract. As the seat belt retracts, you will hear a clicking
sound. This indicates the seat belt is now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it to retract completely to
disengage the Automatic Locking Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
WARNING!
• The seat belt assembly must be replaced if the switchable Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not working properly
when checked according to the procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the seat belt assembly could increase the risk of injury in
collisions.
• Do not use the Automatic Locking Mode to restrain occupants who are wearing
the seat belt or children who are using booster seats. The locked mode is 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.
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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
• 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 Belt Buckle Switch
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 AVV/START or MAR/ACC/ON/RUN position.
If the ignition switch is in the STOP/OFF/LOCK position or in the ACC position, the air
bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that 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 in the
MAR/ACC/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 MAR/ACC/ON/RUN position.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or remains on while driving.
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NOTE:
If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine related gauges are not working, the
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. 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.
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
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Impact
Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced
Front Air Bags
2 — Passenger Knee Impact Bolster/
Supplemental Passenger Knee Air Bag
3 — Driver Knee Impact Bolster/
Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
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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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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Supplemental Side Air Bags
Your vehicle is equipped with two types of supplemental 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.
The SABs may help to reduce the risk
of occupant injury during certain side
impacts, in addition to the injury reduction potential provided by the
seat belts and body structure.
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.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag
Label
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.
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2. Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABICs): Located above the side
windows. The trim covering the SABICs is labeled “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG.”
SABICs may help reduce the risk of
head and other injuries to front and
rear seat outboard occupants in certain side impacts, in addition to the
injury reduction potential provided by
the seat belts and body structure.
The SABIC deploys downward, covering the side windows. An inflating
SABIC pushes the outside edge of the
headliner 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
area where the SABICs inflate. Children are at an even greater risk of
injury from a deploying air bag.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Label Location
WARNING!
• 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. The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines whether the deployment of the Side Air Bags in a particular impact event is appropriate, based on the
severity and type of collision. The side impact sensors aid the ORC in determining the
appropriate response to impact events. The system is calibrated to deploy the Side
Air Bags on the impact side of the vehicle during impacts that require Side Air Bag
occupant protection. In side impacts, the Side Air Bags deploy independently; a left
side impact deploys the left Side Air Bags only and a right-side impact deploys the
right Side Air Bags only. Vehicle damage by itself is not a good indicator of whether
or not Side Air Bags should have deployed.
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The Side Air Bags will not deploy in all side collisions, including some collisions at
certain angles, or some side collisions that do not impact the area of the passenger
compartment. The Side Air Bags may deploy during angled or offset frontal collisions
where the front air bags deploy.
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.
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.
The SABICs may help reduce the risk of partial or complete ejection of vehicle
occupants through side windows in certain side impact events.
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The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) monitors the internal circuits and interconnecting wiring associated with electrical Air Bag System Components listed below:
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.
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
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.
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.
Enhanced Accident Response System Reset Procedure
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System functions after an event,
the ignition switch must be changed from ignition START or ON/RUN to ignition OFF.
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.
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system could cause it to fail when you
need it. You could be injured if the air bag system is not there to protect you. Do
not modify the components or wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper right side of the
instrument panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air bag system yourself. Be sure to
tell anyone who works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag system. The air bag may inflate
accidentally or may not function properly if modifications are made. Take your
vehicle to an authorized dealer for any air bag system service. If your seat,
including your trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any way
(including removal or loosening/tightening of seat attachment bolts), take the
vehicle to your authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved seat accessories
may be used. If it is necessary to modify the air bag system for persons with
disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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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.
• 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.
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.
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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.
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
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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 rearfacing child restraint
Children who have outgrown 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 outgrown 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
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Infant And Child Restraints
Safety experts recommend that children ride rear-facing in the vehicle until they are
two years old or until they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear-facing
child restraint. Two types of child restraints can be used rear-facing: infant carriers
and convertible child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rear-facing in the vehicle. It is recommended for
children from birth until they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rear-facing or 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
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 forward-facing limit for the child seat
should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts fit properly. If
the child cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s
back is against the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster seat. The
child and belt-positioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the seat belt.
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.
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WARNING!
• 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?
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.
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
Use Any Attachment Method Shown With An “X” Below
Weight of the
LATCH –
Seat Belt
LATCH –
Seat Belt +
Child + Child
Lower
Only
Lower
Top Tether
Restraint
Anchors Only
Anchors +
Anchor
Top Tether
Anchor
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
X
X
Rear-Facing
Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
More than
Child
65 lbs
Restraint
(29.5 kg)
ForwardUp to 65 lbs
Facing Child
(29.5 kg)
Restraint
ForwardMore than
Facing Child
65 lbs
Restraint
(29.5 kg)
X
X
X
X
Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH) Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH,
which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system has
three vehicle anchor points for installing
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
LATCH Label
located behind the seating position. These
anchorages are used to install LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether anchorage but no lower
anchorages. In these seating positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the following table for more
information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
Lower Anchor / Top Tether Locations
(Passenger Vehicle)
Lower Anchorage Symbol
(2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With LATCH
Use the LATCH anchorage
system until the combined
What is the weight limit
weight of the child and the
(child’s weight + weight of
child restraint is 65 lbs
the child restraint) for us(29.5 kg). Use the seat
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
ing the LATCH anchorage
belt and tether anchor insystem to attach the child
stead of the LATCH system
restraint?
once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs
(29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages
Do not use the seat belt
and the seat belt be used
when you use the LATCH
together to attach a rearNo
anchorage system to attach
facing or forward-facing
a rear-facing or forwardchild restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can a child seat be inUse the seat belt and
stalled in the center positether anchor to install a
No
tion using the inner LATCH
child seat in the center
lower anchorages?
seating position.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With LATCH
Never “share” a LATCH
anchorage with two or
more child restraints. If the
center position does not
Can two child restraints be
have dedicated LATCH
attached using a common
No
lower anchorages, use the
lower LATCH anchorage?
seat belt to install a child
seat in the center position
next to a child seat using
the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
The child seat may touch
the back of the front passenger seat if the child
Can the rear-facing child
restraint manufacturer also
restraint touch the back of
Yes
allows contact. See your
the front passenger seat?
child restraint owner’s
manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be
Yes
Second row all positions.
removed?
Locating 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.
Lower Anchors
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Locating Tether Anchorages
There are tether strap anchorages behind each rear seating position located on the
back of the seat.
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. Forwardfacing child restraints and some rearfacing child restraints will also be
equipped with a tether strap. The tether
strap will have a hook at the end to attach
to the top tether anchorage and a way to
tighten the strap after it is attached to the
anchorage.
Tether Anchors
Center Seat LATCH
WARNING!
• Do not install a child restraint in the center position using the LATCH system.
This position is not approved for installing child seats using the LATCH
attachments. You must use the seat belt and tether anchor to install a child seat
in the center seating position.
• Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than one child restraint.
Please refer to “To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint” 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.
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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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
Passenger Vehicle Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) Locations
Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With Seat Belts
What is the weight limit
Always use the tether an(child’s weight + weight of
chor when using the seat
the child restraint) for
Weight limit of the Child
belt to install a forward
using the Tether Anchor
Restraint
facing child restraint, up to
with the seat belt to attach
the recommended weight
a forward facing child
limit of the child restraint.
restraint?
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Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With Seat Belts
Contact between the front
passenger seat and the
Can the rear-facing child
child restraint is allowed, if
restraint touch the back of
Yes
the child restraint manuthe front passenger seat?
facturer also allows
contact.
Second Row: The head
Can the head restraints be
Yes
restraints may be removed
removed?
from all positions.
Can the buckle stalk be
Do not twist the buckle
twisted to tighten the seat
No
stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path
with an ALR retractor.
of the child restraint?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
Tether Strap Attachment
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.
Installing Child Restraints In Commercial Vehicles
This commercial vehicle is not designed for use as a family vehicle and is not
intended for carrying children in the front passenger seat(s). Never install rear-facing
child restraints in this vehicle. Although the seat belt can be locked to secure a child
restraint, there are no tether anchorages to complete the proper installation of a
forward-facing child restraint. If you must carry a child in a forward-facing child
restraint, the passenger seat should be moved to the full rearward position and the
child must be in a proper restraint system based on its age, size and weight. Follow
the instructions below to secure the child restraint using the seat belt.
WARNING!
Rear-facing infant restraints must never be secured in the passenger seat of a
vehicle with a passenger Air Bag. In a collision, a passenger Air Bag may deploy
causing severe injury or death to infants riding in rear-facing infant restraints.
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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.
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.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
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.
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Locations
For Front Bucket Seats
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.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage (Commercial Vehicle)
This vehicle is equipped with a tether strap anchorage located behind the front
passenger seatback, near the floor. When installing a forward-facing child restraint,
always secure the top tether strap to the tether anchorage.
1. Look behind the front passenger seat to find the tether anchorage. You may need
to move the seat forward to provide better access to the tether anchorage.
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 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.
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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.
Tether Strap Attachment
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Front Head Restraints
To raise the head restraint, push the adjustment button, located on the base of the
head restraint, pull upward on the head restraint. To lower the head restraint, push
the adjustment button, located on the base of the head restraint, and push downward
on the head restraint.
To remove the head restraint, raise it as far as it can go then push the release button
and the adjustment button at the base of each post while pulling the head restraint
up. To reinstall the head restraint, put the head restraint posts into the holes and
push downward. Then adjust the head restraint to the appropriate height.
Front Head Restraint
1 — Release Button
2 — Adjustment Button
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WARNING!
• A loose head restraint thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could cause serious
injury or death to occupants of the vehicle. Always securely stow removed head
restraints in a location outside the occupant compartment.
• ALL the head restraints MUST be reinstalled in the vehicle to properly protect
the occupants. Follow the re-installation instructions above prior to operating
the vehicle or occupying a seat.
Rear Head Restraints
The outboard head restraints can be removed by pushing the release buttons, located
at the base of the head restraint and pull upward on the whole assembly.
To reinstall the head restraint, put the head restraint posts into the holes and push
downward. Then adjust it to the appropriate height.
WARNING!
A loose head restraint thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could cause
serious injury or death to occupants of the vehicle. Always securely stow removed
head restraints in a location outside the occupant compartment.
The center head restraint is adjustable
and removable. To raise the head restraint, push and hold the adjustment
button, located on the base of the head
restraint and pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint,
push and hold the adjustment button,
and push downward on the head restraint
till the desired height is reached.
Outboard Head Restraint Release Buttons
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To remove the head restraint, push the release button and adjustment button while
pulling upward on the whole assembly and raise it as far as it can go. To reinstall the
headrest, put the headrest posts into the holes while pushing the release button and
adjustment button. Then adjust it to the appropriate height.
Center Head Restraint
1 — Release Button
2 — Adjustment Button
WARNING!
ALL the head restraints MUST be reinstalled in the vehicle to properly protect the
occupants. Follow the re-installation instructions above prior to operating the
vehicle or occupying a seat.
FRONT SEATS
Manual Seat Adjustments
The front driver and passenger seats can be adjusted forward and rearward, and if
equipped, may be reclined and the height and lumbar can be adjusted.
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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Forward And Rearward Adjustment
The adjustment bar is at the front of the
seat, near the floor. Pull the bar upward
to move the seat forward or rearward.
Release the bar once the seat is in the
desired position. Then, using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the
seat to be sure that the seat adjusters
have latched.
Height Adjustment — If Equipped
The height adjustment lever is located on
the center outboard side of the seat. Lift
up or push down on the front lever to
adjust the front of the seat up or down.
Recliner Adjustment — If Equipped
Manual Seat Levers
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Adjustment Bar
Height Adjustment
Recliner Knob
Lumbar Control Knob
The recliner knob is on the rear outboard
side of the seat. To recline the seatback,
rotate the knob rearward without leaning
back. To return the seatback to its normal
upright position, lean forward, rotate the
knob forward until the seatback is in the upright position.
Lumbar Support — If Equipped
This feature allows you to increase or decrease the amount of lumbar support. The
lumbar control knob is located on the rear upper outboard side of the seatback.
Rotate the control forward to increase and rearward to decrease the desired amount
of lumbar support.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust the seat only while the
vehicle is parked.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer
resting against your chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and
be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is
parked.
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60/40 SPLIT SECOND-ROW PASSENGER SEATS
Folding Rear Seat — If Equipped
To provide additional storage area, each rear seat can be folded flat to allow for
extended cargo space.
1. Locate the release lever (upper outboard side of seat), and lift it upward until the
seatback releases.
2. Slowly fold down the seatback.
Seatback Release Lever
Seatback Latch Indicator Unlocked Position
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3. Pull forward on the lower release lever located on the lower outboard side of seat
and lift the seat for extended cargo space.
4. Reverse order for original setting.
Lower Release Lever
HEATED SEATS
Heated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, the front driver and passenger seats may be equipped with heaters
in both the seat cushions and seatbacks. The controls for the front heated seats are
located on the lower outboard side of the seat.
Push the switch once to turn on the
heated seats. The LED on the switch
illuminates when the heated seat is on.
Push the switch a second time to shut the
heating elements off.
NOTE:
• This feature is only available with the
ignition key in MAR (ACC/ON/RUN)
position.
• Once a heat setting is selected, heat
will be felt within two to five minutes.
Heated Seat Switch
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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.
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column upward or downward. It also allows
you to lengthen or shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control handle is
located on the steering column, below the turn signal lever.
To unlock the steering column, push the
control lever downward. To tilt the steering column, move the steering wheel upward or downward as desired. To lengthen
or shorten the steering column, pull the
steering wheel outward or push it inward
as desired. To lock the steering column in
position, pull the control lever up until
fully engaged.
Tilt/Telescoping Lever
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving. Adjusting the steering column
while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause the driver
to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious
injury or death.
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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. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” in your Owner’s Manual on www.ramtrucks.com/en/owners/
manuals for further details.
NOTE:
A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles (kilometers)
of operation. This should be considered a normal part of the break-in and not
interpreted as an indication of an engine problem or malfunction.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil in the engine or damage may
result.
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MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROLS
Manual Climate Controls
1 — A/C Button
2 — Air Recirculation Button
3 — Rear Window Defroster/Heated
Mirrors Button
4 — Mode Control Knob
5 — Blower Control Knob
6 — Temperature Control Knob
Air Recirculation
• Use Recirculation for maximum A/C operation.
• For window defogging, turn the Recirculation button off.
• Recirculation is not allowed in defrost.
• Recirculation is allowed in floor mode and defrost/floor (mix modes) for approximately five minutes.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
The mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature is activated whenever you turn
on the rear window defroster.
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MULTIFUNCTION LEVER
The multifunction lever, located on the left side of the steering wheel, controls the
operation of the headlights, high beams, parking lights, passing light and turn
signals.
NOTE:
The external lights can only be turned on with the ignition in the ON/RUN position.
Turn Signal Headlight Lever
1 — Headlights
2 — Turn Signals
3 — High Beams
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows on each side of the instrument
cluster flash to show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
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.
Headlights
Rotate the end of the multifunction lever upward to the first detent for headlight
operation.
NOTE:
When the headlights are turned on, the Daytime Running Lights, (if previously set
through the menu) will be deactivated.
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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, turn off automatically.
Parking Lights
To turn on the parking lights, remove the key or turn the ignition to OFF/LOCK
position and turn on the headlights.
Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to have the headlights remain on
for a preset period of time.
Activation
Remove the key or turn the ignition to the STOP (OFF/LOCK) position, and pull the
multifunction lever toward the steering wheel within two minutes. Each time the
lever is pulled, the activation of the lights will be extended by 30 seconds. The
activation of the lights can be extended to a maximum of 210 seconds.
Deactivation
Pull the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel and hold it for more than two
seconds.
High Beams
With the low beams activated, pull the multifunction lever towards the steering wheel
to turn on the high beams. A high beam symbol will illuminate in the cluster to
indicate the high beams are on. Pull the multifunction lever a second time to switch
the headlights back to low beam.
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
The fog light switch is located on the center stack of the instrument panel, just below
the radio. Push the switch once to turn the front fog lights on. Push the switch a
second time to turn the front fog lights off.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer lever is located on the right side of the steering column.
NOTE:
The windshield wipers/washers will only operate with the ignition in the ON/RUN
position.
Front Windshield Wiper Operation
There are five different modes of operation for the front windshield wipers. The
windshield wiper lever can be moved in several positions to access these modes.
Wiper Washer Lever
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Pull Front Washer
Push Rear Washer
Intermittent, Low And High Speed Front Wiper
Mist
Windshield Wiper Off
This is the normal position of the wiper lever: O.
Intermittent Speed
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the first detent. The wipers will operate at
intermittent speed. When the vehicle's speed increases, the time between the wipes
will decrease.
Low Speed
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent. The wipers will operate at
low speed.
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High Speed
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the third detent. The wipers will operate at high
speed.
Manual High Speed/Mist
Push the lever upward from the off position. The wipers will operate at high speed to
clear off road mist or spray from a passing vehicle. This operation will continue until
the lever is released. When the lever is released, the wipers will return to the off
position and automatically shut off.
Front Windshield Washer Operation
Pull the windshield wiper/washer lever toward the steering wheel to activate the washers.
The wipers will activate automatically for three cycles after the lever is released.
CAUTION!
• Turn the windshield wipers off when driving through an automatic car wash.
Damage to the windshield wipers may result if the wiper control is left in any
position other than off.
• In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch and allow the wipers to return
to the park position before turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on
and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur
when the vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents the windshield wiper blades from
returning to the off position. If the windshield wiper control is turned off and the
blades cannot return to the off position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
NOTE:
For Service Position of the windshield wipers, refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in the
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” section in your Owner’s Manual on www.ramtrucks.com/en/
owners/manuals for further information.
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Rear Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the windshield wiper lever center ring upwards to operate the rear window
wiper as follows:
• In intermittent mode when the front window wiper is not operating.
• In synchronous mode (at half the speed of the front window wiper) when the front
window wiper is operating.
• In continuous mode while vehicle is in REVERSE.
With the windshield wipers on, and REVERSE gear engaged, rear window wiping will
be continuous in the same way.
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Rear Windshield Washer Operation
Pushing the windshield wiper lever forward activates the rear window washer. Keep
the windshield wiper lever pushed for more than quarter a second to activate the rear
window wiper as well. Releasing the windshield wiper lever will activate the smart
washing function, as described for the windshield wipers.
The function stops when the windshield wiper lever is released.
INTERIOR LIGHTS
Map/Dome/Lights
These lights are mounted between the sun visors on the overhead console. Each light
is turned on by pushing the corresponding switch.
Left Switch
• Push the left switch to the left to turn
off the auto dome lights. The dome
lights will not automatically turn on
when a door is opened.
• Push the left switch to the right to turn
on the dome lights.
Right Switch
• Push the right switch to the left to turn
on the left map light.
• Push the right switch to the right to
turn on the right map light.
Map/Dome Lights
1 — Auto/Off
2 — Dome
Cargo Vehicle Interior Lamps
Lateral Roof Light
This is located on the right side of the load compartment.
Rear Roof Light
This is located on the rear panel of the load compartment.
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3 — Left Map
4 — Right Map
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
In auto-mode the light comes on automatically when you open the sliding doors and
the rear wing doors and goes out when you close them.
• Push the left-hand side of the lens to switch the light off when the doors are open.
• Push the right hand side of the lens to switch the light on when the doors are open.
Passenger Vehicle Interior Lamps
The interior lamps are located in the center of the roof, above the second row seating
and in the roof in the center of the rear load area.
Second Row Seating And Rear Roof Lights Operation
In auto-mode, the light comes on automatically when you open the sliding doors and
the rear wing doors and goes out when you close them.
• Push the left-hand side of the lens to switch the light off when the doors are open.
• Push the right-hand side of the lens to switch the light on when the doors are open.
SPEED CONTROL
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.
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 on/off
button and resetting the desired vehicle
set speed.
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.
Speed Control Switches
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
On/Off
RES +/Resume/Accel
SET –/Set Speed/Decel
CAN/Cancel
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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. When the vehicle has reached the desired speed greater
than 25 mph, push the SET (-) button and release. Release the accelerator and the
vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
NOTE:
The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed and on level ground before pushing
the SET (-) button.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANC 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 to the OFF position erases the set
speed from memory.
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) up to the maximum speed of 100 mph
(160 km/h).
To Vary The Speed Setting
To Increase Speed
When the Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing the RES (+)
button.
The speed increment is dependant on the chosen speed unit of U.S. (mph) or
Metric (km/h):
U.S. Speed (mph)
• Pushing the RES (+) 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.
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Metric Speed (km/h)
• Pushing the RES (+) 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 speed decrement 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
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the pedal is released, the vehicle
will return to the set speed.
Using Speed Control On Hills
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the vehicle set speed.
NOTE:
The Speed Control system maintains speed up and down hills. A slight speed change
on moderate hills is normal.
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur, it may be preferable to drive
without Speed Control.
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.
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PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST
If an object is detected behind the rear bumper while the vehicle is in REVERSE, a
chime sounds. The chime rate changes depending on the distance of the object,
getting faster as the object gets closer to the bumper. The chime sounds off
continuously when the distance between the vehicle and the obstacle is less than
12 inches (30 cm).
PARKVIEW REAR BACK-UP CAMERA
You can see an on-screen image of the rear of your vehicle whenever the transmission
is shifted into REVERSE. The ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera image will be
displayed on the radio display screen, located on the center stack of the instrument
panel.
If the radio display screen appears foggy, clean the camera lens located on the rear
of the vehicle above the rear license plate.
Refer to “ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera — If Equipped” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle” in your Owner's Manual on www.ramtrucks.com/en/owners/
manuals for further details.
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 must continue to pay attention while backing up. Failure to do so
can result in serious injury or death.
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YOUR VEHICLE'S SOUND SYSTEM
1. Uconnect Phone Mute Button
2. Uconnect Phone Button pg. 74
3. Phone Hang Up Button
4. Uconnect Voice Command Button pg. 74
5. Steering Wheel Audio Controls (Right – Behind Steering Wheel) pg. 90
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6. Steering Wheel Audio Controls (Left – Behind Steering Wheel) pg. 90
7. Uconnect Radio pg. 68
8. Climate Controls pg. 51
9. USB/Audio Jack pg. 67
10. Front Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter pg. 93
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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.
NOTE:
• FCA or your dealer may contact you directly regarding software updates.
• To help further improve vehicle security and minimize the potential risk of a
security breach, vehicle owners should:
• Routinely check www.driveuconnect.com/software-update 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 “Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” in your Owner’s Manual on www.ramtrucks.com/en/owners/
manuals.
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IDENTIFYING YOUR RADIO
Radio 3.0
• 3.0” Black And White Display
Radio 3.0
Uconnect 5.0
• 5.0” Full Color Touchscreen Display
• Bluetooth Connectivity/Streaming
Audio
Uconnect 5.0
Uconnect 5.0 NAV
• 5.0” Full Color Touchscreen Display
• Bluetooth Connectivity/Streaming
Audio
• Navigation Capability
Uconnect 5.0 NAV
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RADIO 3.0
Radio 3.0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
RADIO Button
INFO Button
MEDIA Button
AUDIO Button
A-B-C Button
Preset Buttons
MENU Button
8 — BROWSE/ENTER Button/TUNE/
SCROLL Knob
9 — BACK Button
10 — SEEK Up Button
11 — SEEK Down Button
12 — Play/Pause — Mute Button
13 — ON/OFF Button/Volume Knob
Audio Setting
• Push the AUDIO button on the radio faceplate.
• The Audio Menu shows the following options for you to customize your audio
settings.
Treble, Mid, Bass, Fade, Balance, Speed Adjusted Volume, Loudness and AUX Offset
• Select the desired setting to adjust, then push the ENTER/BROWSE button. Turn
the TUNE/SCROLL knob to adjust the setting + or - . Push the “Back” button when
done.
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Radio Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Push the up or down button to seek through radio stations in AM, FM or SXM bands.
• Hold either button to bypass stations without stopping.
Store Radio Presets Manually
The presets are available for all Radio Modes, and are activated by pushing any of the
six preset buttons. The Radio stores up to 18 presets in each of the Radio modes.
Push the A-B-C button on the faceplate to select the A, B, or C preset list.
To store a radio preset manually, follow the steps below:
1. Tune to the desired station.
2. Push and hold the desired numbered button for more than two seconds, or until
you hear a confirmation beep.
USB/Audio Jack (AUX) Operation
USB/iPod
• USB/iPod Mode is entered by either inserting a USB Jump Drive or iPod cable into
the USB port or by pushing the MEDIA button located left of the display. Once in
Media Mode, select “USB/iPod” for the source.
• Push the MEDIA button, then select “USB/iPod” to change the mode to the USB
device if the device is connected, allowing the music from your portable device to
play through the vehicle's speakers.
Audio Jack (AUX)
The AUX allows a portable device such as an MP3 player or an iPod to be plugged into
the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system, using a 3.5 mm audio cable, to
amplify the source and play through the vehicle’s speakers.
• If the audio cable is connected to the AUX jack and portable device, push the
MEDIA button, then press the “Source” button on the touchscreen and select
“AUX” to change the mode to auxiliary device. This allows the music from your
portable device to play through the vehicle's speakers.
The functions of the portable device are controlled using the device buttons, not the
buttons on the radio. The volume may be controlled using the radio or portable device.
Radio 3.0 Available Media Hubs
Radio 3.0
Media Hub (USB, AUX Ports)
S
S = Standard Equipment
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UCONNECT 5.0/5.0 NAV
Uconnect 5.0/5.0 NAV
1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Screen On/Off Button
Settings Button
Back Button
Browse/Enter — Tune/Scroll
More Button
Uconnect Phone
7 — Compass/NAV — If Equipped
8 — Media Button
9 — Radio Button
10 — On/Off — Volume Knob
11 — Mute Button
Clock Setting
1. To start the clock setting procedure, push the SETTINGS
button on the right
side of the display, then “Clock & Date” button on the touchscreen, and then “Set
Time & Format” button on the touchscreen. Select the up or down arrows as
appropriate.
2. Press the up or down arrows to adjust the hours or minutes, next select the AM or
PM button on the touchscreen. You can also select 12hr or 24hr format by
pressing the desired button on the touchscreen.
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3. Once the time is set, press the “Done” or “back arrow” button on the touchscreen
to exit the time screen.
NOTE:
Once the time has been set on the radio, the time will also appear in the instrument
cluster display.
Equalizer, Balance And Fade
1. Push the SETTINGS
button on the right side of the display.
2. Scroll down and press the “Audio” button on the touchscreen to open the Audio
menu.
3. The Audio Menu shows the following options for you to customize your audio
settings.
Equalizer
• Press the “Equalizer” button on the touchscreen to adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble. Use the “+” or “-” buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the equalizer to
your desired settings.
Balance/Fade
• Press the “Balance/Fade” button on the touchscreen to adjust the sound from the
speakers. Use the “arrow” buttons 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
• Press the “Speed Adjusted Volume” button on the touchscreen to select between
OFF, 1, 2 or 3. This decreases the radio volume relative to a decrease in vehicle
speed.
Loudness
• Press the “Loudness” button on the touchscreen to select the Loudness feature.
When this feature is activated, it improves sound quality at lower volumes.
Auto-On Radio
• Press the “Auto-On Radio” button on the touchscreen, select On, Off, or Recall
Last followed by pressing “Done” or the “back arrow” button on the touchscreen.
When this feature is activated, the radio automatically turns on when the vehicle
is in run or recalls whether it was on or off at last ignition off.
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Radio Operation
Uconnect 5.0/5.0 NAV Radio
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Radio Station Presets
Show All Presets
Seek Up
Audio Settings
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Station Info
Direct Tune
Radio Band
Seek Down
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Push the up or down button to seek through radio stations in AM, FM or SXM
bands.
• Hold either button to bypass stations without stopping.
Store Radio Presets Manually
The Radio stores up to 12 presets in each of the Radio modes. There are four visible
presets at the top of the radio screen. Pressing the “All” button on the touchscreen
will display all of the preset stations for that mode.
To store a radio preset manually, follow the steps below:
1. Tune to the desired station.
2. Press and hold the desired numbered button on the touchscreen for more than
two seconds, or until you hear a confirmation beep.
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SiriusXM Premier Over 160 Channels
Get every channel available on your satellite radio, and enjoy all you want, all in one
place. Hear commercial-free music plus sports, news, talk and entertainment. Get all
the premium programming, including Howard Stern, every NFL game, Oprah Radio,
every MLB and NHL game, every NASCAR race and more. And get 20+ Xtra
channels, including SiriusXM Latino, a selection of channels dedicated to Spanish
language programming.
• To access SiriusXM Satellite Radio, push the RADIO button on the faceplate and
then the “SXM” button on the touchscreen.
SiriusXM services require subscriptions, sold separately after the 12-month trial
included with the new vehicle purchase. If you decide to continue your service at the
end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at
then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 for U.S. residents and
1-888-539-7474 for Canadian residents to cancel. U.S. residents see SiriusXM Customer
Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Canadian residents should visit
www.siriusxm.ca for complete terms. All fees and programming subject to change. Our
satellite service is available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous
USA and D.C. Our Sirius satellite service is also available in PR (with coverage
limitations). Our Internet radio service is available throughout our satellite service
area and in AK. © 2016 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and
logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
USB/AUX Jack/Bluetooth Operation
USB/iPod
The USB Input and Auxiliary Jack is located on the instrument panel left of the
radio (driver’s lower right).
• USB/iPod Mode is entered by either
inserting a USB Jump Drive or an iPod
cable into the USB port or by pushing
the MEDIA button on the faceplate
located below the display. Once in
Media Mode, press the “Source” button on the touchscreen and select
USB/iPod
• Push the MEDIA button on the faceplate, press the “Source” button on
the touchscreen, then select USB/
iPod to change the mode to the USB
device. If the device is connected,
music from your portable device plays
through the vehicle's speakers.
USB Port And AUX Jack
1 — AUX Jack
2 — USB Port
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Audio Jack (AUX)
The AUX jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or an iPod, to be
plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system. Using a 3.5 mm audio
jack plugged into the AUX jack will amplify the source and play the music through the
vehicle speakers.
• Push the MEDIA button on the faceplate, press the “Source” button on the
touchscreen then select AUX to change the mode to the AUX device. If the device
is connected in play mode, music from your portable device will play through the
vehicle's speakers.
• The functions of the portable device are controlled using the device. However, the
volume may be controlled using the radio or portable device.
Bluetooth
If using a Bluetooth - equipped device, you may also be able to stream music through
your vehicle's sound system.
• Push the MEDIA button on the faceplate, press the “Source” button on the
touchscreen then select Bluetooth to change the mode to Bluetooth. If the device
is paired, music from your portable device plays through the vehicle's speakers.
Uconnect 5.0/5.0 NAV Available Media Hub
Uconnect 5.0/5.0 NAV
Media Hub (USB Port, AUX Jack)
S
S = Standard Equipment
Navigation
If your vehicle is equipped with Navigation, there will be a NAV button on the
faceplate in place of the COMPASS button on the faceplate.
Map Updates
The Navigation maps can be updated using a USB device to download the most
recent maps. To prepare a USB device to update a map follow the steps below:
1. Ensure that the map you are updating is active in the Navigation system.
2. Select Navigation Updates in the Settings menu.
3. Select “Yes” when asked to prepare a USB device for downloading updates.
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4. Insert a USB device (meeting the requirements shown in the note below).
NOTE:
When the USB device is ready a message will be displayed that it is safe to remove
the USB device.
5. Remove the USB device and connect it to a computer.
An updated map can now be downloaded to the USB device using the TomToM HOME
application on the computer. Refer to www.tomtom.com/getstarted to download the
TomTom HOME application.
NOTE:
To update the map, a USB device that meets the following requirements must be
used:
• 8 GB of free memory
• Use a FAT-32 file system
• The USB device must not be blocked and allow files to be saved
Refer to your Uconnect Owner’s Manual Supplement or www.ramtrucks.com/
promaster_city for additional information.
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UCONNECT 5.0/5.0 NAV 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 5.0/5.0 NAV
system.
Key Features:
• Five-inch Color Touchscreen Display with AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth
• Bluetooth with integrated voice control
• GPS navigation (if equipped)
Uconnect 5.0/5.0 NAV
Get Started
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.
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4. Each time you give a Voice Command, you must first push either the 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.
All you need to control your Uconnect system with your voice are the buttons on your
steering wheel.
Uconnect VR/Phone Buttons
1
2
A
3
4
— Mute Button (Push To Mute)
— Phone Button (Push To Initiate Or To Answer A Phone Call, Send Or Receive
Text)
— Hang-up Button (Push To End Call)
— VR Button (Push To Begin Radio Or Media Functions)
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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, say:
• 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 5.0/5.0 NAV Visual Cues
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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, say:
• 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 to learn a Voice Command,
push the VR button
and say “Help.” The system will provide you with a list of
commands.
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Media
Uconnect offers connections via USB, Bluetooth and auxiliary ports. Voice operation
is only available for connected USB and iPod devices.
Push the VR button
. After the beep, say one of the following commands and
follow the prompts to switch your media source or choose an artist.
• Change source to Bluetooth
• Change source to iPod
• Change source to USB
• 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 iPod
or USB device. Your Voice Command must match exactly how the artist, album, song
and genre information is displayed.
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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.
U.S. residents can visit UconnectPhone.com to check mobile device and feature
compatibility and to find phone pairing instructions.
Push the Phone button
. After the beep, say one of the following commands…
• Call John Smith
• Dial 123-456-7890 and follow the system prompts
• Redial (call previous outgoing phone number)
• Call back (call previous incoming phone number)
TIP: When providing a Voice Command, push the Phone button
and say “Call,”
then pronounce the name exactly as it appears in your phone book. When a contact
has multiple phone numbers, you can say “Call John Smith work.”
Uconnect 5.0/5.0 NAV Phone
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Voice Text Reply
Uconnect will announce incoming text messages. Push the Phone button
say Listen. (Must have compatible mobile phone paired to Uconnect system.)
1. Once an incoming text message is read to you, push the Phone button
the beep, say: Reply
and
. After
2. Listen to the Uconnect prompts. After the beep, repeat one of the pre-defined
messages and follow the system prompts.
TIP: Your mobile phone must have the full implementation of the Message Access
Profile (MAP) to take advantage of this feature. For details about MAP, visit
UconnectPhone.com for U.S. residents. Apple iPhone iOS6 or later supports reading
incoming text messages only.
PRE-DEFINED VOICE TEXT REPLY RESPONSES
Yes.
Stuck in traffic.
See you later.
No.
Start without me.
I’ll be late.
Okay.
Where are you?
I will be <number>
minutes late.
Call me.
Are you there yet?
I’ll call you later.
I need directions.
See you in <number> of
minutes.
I’m on my way.
Can’t talk right now.
I’m lost.
Thanks.
Additional Information
© 2016 FCA US LLC. All rights reserved. Mopar, Mopar Owner Connect and
Uconnect are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC. Android is a trademark of Google
Inc. SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
Yelp, Yelp logo, Yelp burst and related marks are registered trademarks of Yelp.
Uconnect System Support:
• U.S. residents visit DriveUconnect.com or call: 1-877-855-8400 (24 hours a day
7 days a week)
• Canadian residents visit DriveUconnect.ca or call: 1-800-465-2001 (English) or
1-800-387-9983 (French)
Mon. – Fri., 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, ET
Sat., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, ET
Sun., Closed
Uconnect Access Services Support 1-855-792-4241. Please have your Uconnect
Security PIN ready when you call.
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Uconnect Phone (Bluetooth Hands Free Calling)
Uconnect 5.0/5.0 NAV Phone Menu
1 — Call/Redial/Hold
2 — Mobile Phone Signal Strength
3 — Currently Paired Mobile Phone
4 — Mobile Phone Battery Life
5 — Mute Microphone
6 — Transfer To/From Uconnect
System
7 — Uconnect Phone Settings Menu
8 — Text Messaging
9 — Direct Dial Pad
10 — Recent Call Log
11 — Browse Phone Book
(Contains 911)
12 — End Call
The Uconnect Phone feature enables you to place and receive hands-free mobile
phone calls. Drivers can also place mobile phone calls using their voice or by using
the buttons on the touchscreen (see Voice Command section).
The hands-free calling feature is made possible through Bluetooth technology — the
global standard that enables different electronic devices to connect to each other
wirelessly.
If the Uconnect Phone Button
Uconnect Phone features.
exists on your steering wheel, you then have the
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Refer to the “Uconnect 5.0 Voice Recognition Quick Tips” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” in the Owner's Manual on www.ramtruck.com/en/owners/manuals
for further details.
NOTE:
• The Uconnect Phone requires a mobile phone equipped with the Bluetooth
Hands-Free Profile, Version 1.0 or higher.
• Most mobile phones/devices are compatible with the Uconnect system, however
some mobile phones/devices may not be equipped with all of the required features
to utilize all of the Uconnect system features.
• For Uconnect Customer Care:
• U.S. residents visit UconnectPhone.com or call 1-877-855-8400.
• Canadian Residents visit UconnectPhone.com or call, 1-800-465-2001
(English) or 1-800-387-9983 (French).
Pairing (Wirelessly Connecting) Your Mobile Phone To The
Uconnect System
Mobile phone pairing is the process of establishing a wireless connection between a
cellular phone and the Uconnect system.
NOTE:
• To use the Uconnect Phone feature, you first must determine if your mobile phone and
software are compatible with the Uconnect system. Please visit UconnectPhone.com
for complete mobile phone compatibility information.
• Mobile phone pairing is not available while the vehicle is in motion.
• A maximum of ten mobile phones can be paired to the Uconnect system.
Start Pairing Procedure On The Radio
Uconnect 5.0/5.0 NAV:
1. Place the ignition in the ACC or ON
position.
2. Press the “Phone” button.
3. Select “Settings.”
4. Select “Paired Phones.”
5. Select “Add device.”
NOTE:
Uconnect Phone will display an “In progress” screen while the system is connecting.
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Pair Your iPhone:
To search for available devices on your
Bluetooth enabled iPhone:
1. Press the Settings button.
2. Select Bluetooth.
• Ensure the Bluetooth feature is enabled. Once enabled, the mobile
phone will begin to search for
Bluetooth connections.
3. When your mobile phone finds the
Uconnect system, select “Uconnect.”
Bluetooth On/Uconnect Device
Complete The iPhone Pairing Procedure:
When prompted on the mobile phone,
accept the connection request from
Uconnect Phone.
NOTE:
Some mobile phones will require you to
enter the PIN number.
Pairing Request
Select The iPhone's Priority Level
When the pairing process has successfully completed, the system will prompt you to
choose whether or not this is your favorite mobile phone. Selecting “Yes” will make
this mobile phone the highest priority. This mobile phone will take precedence over
other paired mobile phones within range and will connect to the Uconnect system
automatically when entering the vehicle. Only one mobile phone and/or one
Bluetooth audio device can be connected to the Uconnect system at a time. If “No”
is selected, simply select “Uconnect” from the mobile phone/audio device Bluetooth
screen, and the Uconnect system will reconnect to the Bluetooth device.
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Pair Your Android Device:
To search for available devices on your
Bluetooth enabled Android Device:
1. Push the Menu button.
2. Select Settings.
3. Select Connections.
4. Turn Bluetooth setting to “On.”
• Ensure the Bluetooth feature is enabled. Once enabled, the mobile
phone will begin to search for
Bluetooth connections.
Bluetooth On/Uconnect Device
5. Once your mobile phone finds the Uconnect system, select “Uconnect.”
• You may be prompted by your mobile phone to download the phonebook, check
“Do Not Ask Again” to automatically download the phonebook. This is so you
can make calls by saying the name of your contact.
Complete The Android Pairing Procedure:
Confirm the passkey shown on the mobile
phone matches the passkey shown on the
Uconnect system then accept the Bluetooth
pairing request.
NOTE:
Some mobile phones require the PIN to
be entered manually, enter the PIN number shown on the Uconnect screen.
Pairing Request
Select The Android Mobile Phone's Priority Level
When the pairing process has successfully completed, the system will prompt you to
choose whether or not this is your favorite mobile phone. Selecting “Yes” will make
this mobile phone the highest priority. This mobile phone will take precedence over
other paired mobile phones within range and will connect to the Uconnect system
automatically when entering the vehicle. Only one mobile phone and/or one
Bluetooth audio device can be connected to the Uconnect system at a time. If “No”
is selected, simply select “Uconnect” from the mobile phone/audio device Bluetooth
screen, and the Uconnect system will reconnect to the Bluetooth device.
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You are now ready to make hands-free calls. Press the Uconnect “Phone” button
on your steering wheel to begin.
NOTE:
Refer to UconnectPhone.com website for additional information on mobile phone
pairing and for a list of compatible phones.
Common Phone Commands (Examples)
• “Call John Smith”
• “Call John Smith mobile”
• “Dial 1 248 555 1212”
• “Redial”
Mute (Or Unmute) Microphone During Call
During a call, press the “Mute” button on the Phone main screen to mute and
unmute the call.
Transfer Ongoing Call Between Handset And Vehicle
During an on-going call, press the “Transfer” button on the Phone main screen to
transfer an on-going call between handset and vehicle.
Phonebook
The Uconnect system will automatically sync your phonebook from your paired
phone, if this feature is supported by your phone. Phonebook contacts are updated
each time that the phone is connected. If your phone book entries do not appear,
check the settings on your phone. Some phones require you to enable this feature
manually.
• Your phonebook can be browsed on the Uconnect system touchscreen, but editing
can only be done on your phone. To browse, press the “Phone” button on the
touchscreen, then the “Phonebook” button on the touchscreen.
Favorite phonebook entries can be saved as Favorites for quicker access. Favorites
are shown at the top of the main phone screen.
Voice Command Tips
• Speaking complete names (i.e. Call John Doe vs. Call John) will result in greater
system accuracy.
• You can “link” commands together for faster results. Say “Call John Doe, mobile,”
for example.
• If you are listening to available voice command options, you do not have to listen
to the entire list. When you hear the command that you need, push the
button on the steering wheel, wait for the beep and say your command.
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Changing The Volume
• Start a dialogue by pushing the Phone button
example, "Help".
, then say a command. For
• Use the radio VOLUME/MUTE rotary knob to adjust the volume to a comfortable
level while the Uconnect system is speaking.
NOTE:
The volume setting for Uconnect is different than the audio system.
NOTE:
To access help, push the Uconnect Phone button
"help." Push the Uconnect Phone Pickup button
"cancel" to cancel the help session.
on the steering wheel and say
or the VR button
and say
Incoming Text Messages
After pairing your Uconnect system with a Bluetooth enabled mobile device with the
Message Access Profile (MAP), the Uconnect system can announce a new incoming
text message and read it to you over the vehicle’s audio system.
NOTE:
Only incoming text messages received during the current ignition cycle can be
viewed/read.
To enable incoming text messaging:
iPhone
1. Press the settings button on the mobile phone.
2. Select Bluetooth.
• Ensure Bluetooth is enabled, and the mobile phone is paired to the Uconnect
system.
3. Select
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4. Turn “Show Notifications” to on.
Enable iPhone Incoming Text Messages
Android Devices
1. Push the Menu button on the mobile phone.
2. Select Settings.
3. Select Connections.
4. Turn “Show Notifications” to on.
• A pop up will appear asking you to accept a request for permission to connect
to your messages. Select “Don’t ask again” and press OK.
NOTE:
All incoming text messages received during the current ignition cycle will be deleted from the Uconnect system when the
ignition is turned to the OFF position.
Enable Android Device Incoming Text
Messages
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Voice Text Reply (Not Compatible With iPhone)
NOTE:
Voice texting reply and voice texting features require a compatible mobile device
enabled with Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP). iPhone, and some other
smartphones, may not entirely support Bluetooth MAP. Visit UconnectPhone.com for
the latest system and device compatibility.
• Due to the extremely large number of mobile phone manufacturers, your mobile
device may not be listed. For further assistance, contact Uconnect Customer
Care at1-877-855-8400 for U.S. residents or, 1-800-465-2001 (English) /
1-800-387-9983 (French) for Canadian residents.
Once your Uconnect system is paired with a compatible mobile device, the system
can announce a new incoming text message, and read it to you over the vehicle audio
system. You can reply to the message using Voice Recognition by selecting, or saying,
one of the 18 pre-defined messages.
Here’s How:
1. Push the Uconnect Phone button
and wait for the beep, then say “reply.”
Uconnect will give the following prompt: “Please say the message you would like
to send.”
2. Wait for the beep and say one of the pre-defined messages. (If you are not sure,
you can say “help”). Uconnect will then read the pre-defined messages allowed.
3. As soon as you hear the message you would like to send, you can interrupt the list
of prompts by pushing the Uconnect phone button and saying the phrase.
Uconnect will confirm the message by reading it back to you.
4. Push the Phone button and say “send.”
PRE-DEFINED VOICE TEXT REPLY RESPONSES
Yes.
Stuck in traffic.
See you later.
No.
Start without me.
I’ll be late.
Okay.
Where are you?
I will be <5, 10,
15,...etc.> minutes late.
Call me.
Are you there yet?
I’ll call you later.
I need directions.
See you in <5, 10,
15,...etc.> of minutes.
I’m on my way.
Can’t talk right now.
I’m lost.
Thanks.
NOTE:
To make the SMS voice reading function available, the SMS notification option on
your phone must be enabled; this option is usually available on the phone, in the
Bluetooth connections menu for a device registered as Uconnect. After enabling this
function on the mobile phone, it must be disconnected and reconnected with the
Uconnect system in order to make it effective.
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Helpful Tips And Common Questions To Improve Bluetooth
Performance With Your Uconnect System
Mobile Phone won’t reconnect to system after pairing:
• Set mobile phone to auto-connect or trusted device in mobile phone Bluetooth
settings (Blackberry devices).
• Perform a factory reset on your mobile phone. Refer to your mobile phone
manufacturer or cellular provider for instructions.
• Many mobile phones do not automatically reconnect after being restarted (hard
reboot). Your mobile phone can still be connected manually. Close all applications
that may be operating (refer to mobile phone manufacturer’s instructions), and follow
“Pairing (Wirelessly Connecting) Your Mobile Phone To The Uconnect System”.
Mobile Phone won’t pair to system:
• Perform a hard reset in the mobile phone by removing the battery (if removable —
see your mobile phone’s owner manual).
• Delete pairing history in mobile phone and Uconnect system; usually found in
phone’s Bluetooth connection settings.
• Verify you are selecting “Uconnect” in the discovered Bluetooth devices on your
mobile phone.
• If your vehicle system generates a pin code the default is 0000.
Mobile Phonebook didn’t download:
• Check “Do not ask again,” then accept the “Phonebook download” request on
your mobile phone.
• Up to 2,000 contact names with six numbers per contact will transfer to the
Uconnect 5.0/5.0 NAV system phonebook.
Text messaging won’t work:
• Check “Do not ask again,” then accept the “Connect to your messages” request on
your mobile phone.
• Verify that your mobile phone has the Bluetooth feature (Message Access Profile).
Can’t make a conference call:
• CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) carriers do not support conference calling.
Refer to your mobile phone user’s manual for further information.
Making calls while connected to AUX:
• Plugging in your mobile phone to AUX while connected to Bluetooth will disable
Hands-Free Calling. Do not make calls while your mobile phone is plugged into the
AUX jack.
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STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
The steering wheel audio controls are located on the rear surface of the steering
wheel.
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Right Hand (Of The User Side)
• Push the switch up or down to increase or decrease the volume.
• Push the button in the center to change modes AM/FM/SXM/AUX or USB port.
Left Hand (Of The User Side)
• Push the switch up or down to search for the next listenable station.
• Push the button in the center to select the next preset station (radio).
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY
Instrument Cluster Display
The instrument cluster display features a driver interactive display that is located in
the instrument cluster. Pushing the controls on the left side of the steering column
allows the driver to select vehicle information and Personal Settings. For additional
information, refer to “Programmable Features” in this guide.
NOTE:
Not all menus are available when the vehicle is in drive. The vehicle must be in park
to access all menu screens.
• Push the up arrow button to scroll
upward through the main menus
(Speed Beep, Trip B Data, Set Time,
Set Date, Autoclose, Units, Language,
Buzzer Volume, Seat Belt Buzzer, Service, Daylights, Exit Menu) and sub
menus.
• Push the down arrow button to scroll
downward through the main menus
and sub menus.
• Push the MENU button for access to
main menus, sub menus or to select a
personal setting in the setup menu.
Push and hold the MENU button for
two seconds to reset features.
Instrument Cluster Display Controls
• Push and hold the MENU button for two seconds to reset displayed/selected
features that can be reset.
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PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES
Uconnect Customer Programmable Features
The Uconnect system allows you to access Customer Programmable feature settings
such as Display, Clock & Date, Safety/Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks, Audio,
Phone/Bluetooth, SiriusXM Setup, Restore Default Settings and Clear Personal Data
through buttons on the touchscreen.
To change a setting:
1. Push the SETTINGS
button located on the right side of the display.
2. Select a programmable feature you would like to adjust.
3. Make your selection highlighting the button.
Depending on the vehicles options, the following feature settings are available:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Display
Clock & Date
Safety/Assistance
Lights
Doors & Locks
Brakes
•
•
•
•
•
Audio
Phone/Bluetooth
SiriusXM Setup
Restore Settings
Clear Personal Data
Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” in your
Owner’s Manual on www.ramtrucks.com/en/owners/manuals.
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POWER OUTLETS
There are three possible 12 Volt Power Outlets in this vehicle.
Passenger Compartment Power Outlets
The passenger compartment power outlets are located in the center console, and
both operate with the ignition key in the MAR (ACC/ON/RUN) position. The outlets
can operate a conventional cigar lighter unit or power accessories designed for use
with a standard power outlet adapter.
Passenger Compartment Power Outlets
Load Compartment Power Outlet
The Load Compartment Power Outlet is located on the left side of the rear cargo
compartment. It operates with the ignition key in the MAR (ACC/ON/RUN) position.
The outlet can be is used for powering 12 Volt adaptive accessories and recharging
communications devices.
Power Outlet — Rear Cargo Compartment
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NOTE:
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 180 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the
180 Watt (13 Amp) power rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system will
need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert any other object
in the power outlet 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.
Underhood Power Outlet Fuses
1 — #85 Fuse 15A Blue Rear Power
Outlet 12V
2 — #86 Fuse 15A Blue IP Power
Outlet 12V
3 — #30 Fuse 15A Blue 2nd IP Power
Outlet 12V
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REAR CARGO TIE-DOWNS
To make it easier to secure your load, there are hooks (if equipped) fixed to the floor.
NOTE:
Power washing is not allowed inside the
cargo area.
Rear Cargo Tie-Down
WARNING!
• 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.
• Cargo tie-down hooks are not safe anchors for a child seat tether strap. In a
sudden stop or accident, a hook 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.
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 which exceed the load limits described on the label attached
to the left door or left door center pillar.
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put heavier objects as low and as
far forward as possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear axle. Too much weight or
improperly placed weight over or behind the rear axle can cause the rear of the
vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of the seatback. This could impair
visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or accident.
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TRAILER TOWING WEIGHTS (MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATINGS)
NOTE:
For additional trailer towing information (maximum trailer weight ratings) refer to the
following website addresses:
• ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/
• ramtruck.ca (Canada)
• rambodybuilder.com
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheels OFF The Ground
NONE
Front
Rear
ALL
Automatic Transmission
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOTE:
When towing your vehicle, always follow applicable state and provincial laws. Contact
state and provincial Highway Safety offices for additional details.
Recreational Towing — Automatic Transmission
Recreational towing is allowed ONLY if the front wheels are OFF the ground. This may be
accomplished using a tow dolly or vehicle trailer. If using a tow dolly, follow this
procedure:
1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following the dolly manufacturer's
instructions.
2. Drive the front wheels onto the tow dolly.
3. Firmly apply the parking brake. Place the transmission in PARK.
4. Properly secure the front wheels to the dolly, following the dolly manufacturer's
instructions.
5. Release the parking brake.
CAUTION!
• DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain will result. If this vehicle
requires towing, make sure the drive wheels are OFF the ground.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe
transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
Dial toll-free
1-800-521-2779
for U.S. Residents or
1-800-363-4869
for Canadian Residents.
• Provide your name, vehicle identification number, license plate number, and your
location, including the telephone number from which you are calling.
• Briefly describe the nature of the problem and answer a few simple questions.
• You will be given the name of the service provider and an estimated time of arrival.
If you feel you are in an “unsafe situation”, please let us know. With your consent,
we will contact local police or safety authorities.
WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
The warning/indicator lights switch 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’s 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.
This guide illustrates and describes the operation of warning and indicator telltales
that are either standard or optional based on the vehicle build. FCA 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.
Instrument Cluster Warning Lights
– Low Fuel Warning Light
If the Low Fuel Warning Light comes on, the fuel level is approximately 2.8 gal (10.6 L),
this light will turn on and a single chime will sound until fuel is added.
— Battery Charge Warning Light
This light illuminates when the battery is not charging properly. If the battery charge
warning light remains on, it means that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the
charging system.
We recommend you do not continue driving if the battery charge warning light is on.
Have the vehicle serviced immediately.
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— 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.
We recommend you do not operate the vehicle or engine damage will occur. Have the
vehicle serviced immediately.
— Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition and is located next to the “H” hot
indicator portion of the temperature gauge.
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. Further overheating will cause the temperature
gauge to pass H. A continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed to cool or
the four minutes duration is expired, whichever comes first.
We recommend that you do not operate the vehicle or engine damage will occur. Have
the vehicle serviced immediately.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by
steam or boiling content.
– Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that might
occur with severe usage such as trailer towing. If this light turns on, you will
experience reduced vehicle performance until the automatic transmission cools
down. If the overheating continues, stop the vehicle and run the engine at idle, with
the transmission in NEUTRAL, until the light turns off. Once the light turns off, you
may continue to drive normally.
WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the Transmission Temperature Warning
Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in contact with hot
engine or exhaust components and cause a fire.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated
will eventually cause severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
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— Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS).
If the light is not on during startup, stays on, or turns on while driving we recommend
you contact the nearest authorized dealer and have the vehicle serviced immediately.
— Air Bag Warning Light
If the light is not on during startup, stays on, or turns on while driving have the vehicle
serviced by an authorized dealer immediately.
— Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Indicator Light
This light informs you of a problem with the system.
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the engine is running. Cycle the
ignition when the vehicle has completely stopped and the gear selector is placed in
the PARK position; the light should turn off.
If the light remains lit with the engine running, your vehicle will usually be drivable.
However, see an authorized dealer immediately. If the light is flashing when the
engine is running, immediate service is required, and you may experience reduced
performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall, and your vehicle may require
towing.
– Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) 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.
CAUTION!
Do not continue driving with one or more flat tires as handling may be compromised. Stop the vehicle, avoiding sharp braking and steering. 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
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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 underinflated 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.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale.
When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one
minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire
pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons,
including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle
that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that
the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function
properly.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPMS
pressures and warning have been established for the tire size equipped on your
vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using
replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. 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.
– Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to the ON/RUN position, if the driver's seat
belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound and this light will turn on. When driving, if the
driver or front passenger seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Indicator Light
will flash or remain on continuously. Refer to “Seat Belt Systems” in “Things To
Know Before Starting” in the Owner’s Manual on www.ramtruck.com/en/owners/
manuals/ for further information.
— 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 brake
system master cylinder reservoir.
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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.
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. In the case of the brake pads of the vehicle were worn out, brake
warning light will be illuminated.
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.
— Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc., may
illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays
on through several typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will drive
normally and not require towing.
If the MIL flashes when the engine is running, serious conditions may exist that could
lead to immediate loss of power or severe catalytic converter damage. We recommend
you do not operate the vehicle. Have the vehicle serviced immediately.
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– Generic Warning Light
The Generic Warning Light will illuminate if any of the following conditions occur:
Engine Oil Pressure Sensor Failure, External Light Failure, Parking Sensor Failure,
DST System Failure, Fuel Cut Off Fail or Intervention, Airbag Warning Light Failure.
(In this case, the Generic Warning Light will flash. If it happens, have an authorized
dealer service the vehicle immediately).
Instrument Cluster Indicator Lights
— Turn Signal Indicator
The arrows will flash with the exterior turn signals when the turn signal lever is
operated. A tone will chime, and an instrument cluster display message will appear
if either turn signal is left on for more than 1 mile (1.6 km).
NOTE:
If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check for a defective outside light bulb.
— High Beam Indicator
Indicates that headlights are on high beam.
— Front Fog Light Indicator
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog lights are on.
– Glow Plug Light — If Equipped
To prevent possible engine damage while starting at low temperatures, this vehicle
will inhibit engine cranking and this icon will blink when the ambient temperature is
less than -31°F (–35°C) and the oil temperature sensor reading indicates an engine
block heater has not been used.
The message “plug in engine heater” will be displayed in the instrument cluster
when the ambient temperature is below -25.6°F (-32°C) at the time the engine is
shut off as a reminder.
— Park/Headlight ON Indicator
This indicator will illuminate when the park lights or headlights are turned on.
— Cruise Control SET Indicator
This indicator will illuminate when the cruising speed has been set.
— Door Open Indicator
This indicator will illuminate when a door(s) is left open and not fully closed.
— Electronic Stability Control OFF
This light indicates the ESC system has been turned off by the driver.
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– Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” in the instrument cluster will
come on for four seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position.
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, see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned to ON/RUN.
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC system will be ON even if it
was turned off previously.
• ESC Activation/Malfunction Light can blink during a ESC or TC intervention.
Oil Life Reset
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The “Oil Change
Due” message will flash in the instrument cluster display for approximately 10 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next scheduled oil change
interval. The engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based, which means
the engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent upon your personal driving
style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each time you turn the ignition
switch to the ON/RUN position. To turn off the message temporarily, push and release
the MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the
scheduled maintenance), refer to the following procedure:
1. Cycle the ignition key to the ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine)
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the STOP/OFF position.
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IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the potential for overheating by
taking the appropriate action:
• On the highways — slow down.
• In city traffic — while stopped, shift the transmission to NEUTRAL, but do not
increase engine idle speed.
NOTE:
There are steps that you can take to slow down an impending overheat condition:
• If your air conditioner (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.
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.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the temperature
gauge reads HOT (H), pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air
conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range. If the
pointer remains on HOT (H), and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine off
immediately, and call for service.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING — IF EQUIPPED
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
The jack and tools are stowed under the driver’s front seat.
Jack/Tools Location
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Removing The Spare Tire
1. Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack up the vehicle. Attach the wrench
handle to the winch extension.
Jack Tools
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Wrench Handle
Winch Extension
Emergency Screwdriver
Bolt Install Wrench
Wheel Chock
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2. To access the winch mechanism open the rear doors of the vehicle to expose the
winch mechanism access cover. Remove the access cover and install the winch
extension into the winch mechanism.
Jack Tools
1 — Wrench Handle
2 — Winch Extension
Winch Location
3. Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise until the spare tire is on the
ground with enough cable slack to allow you to pull it out from under the vehicle.
NOTE:
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the winch extension only. Use of an
air wrench or other power tools is not recommended and can damage the winch.
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4. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle to gain access to the spare tire
retainer.
Spare Tire
5. Remove the retainer nut prior to removing the retainer from the wheel.
Retainer Nut
6. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to tilt the retainer at the end of
the cable.
7. Pull the retainer through the center of the wheel.
NOTE:
• To properly stow the spare tire follow the procedure above in the reverse order.
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• When winching the tire back into place, the winch will make three audible noises
once secure. Reach underneath and shake tire by hand to confirm that it is secure.
The tire should not move. If tire is still loose and/or three audible noises are not
heard, place and secure damaged wheel into the vehicle and seek dealer
assistance for the winch mechanism.
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.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Apply the parking brake.
4. Place the gear selector into PARK.
5. Turn the ignition off to the LOCK position.
6. Chock both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite of the jacking
position. For example, if changing the right front tire, chock the left rear wheel.
NOTE:
Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked.
Wheel Chocks
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Jacking Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help prevent personal injury or
damage to your vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the edge of the roadway as
possible before raising the vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic transmission in PARK; a
manual transmission in REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If you need to get under a raised
vehicle, take it to a service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for lifting this vehicle during a
tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are securely stowed, spares must be
stowed with the valve stem facing the ground.
• The stowed spare tire should always be checked for security by pushing on it
with your hand , at the location under the rear bumper, behind the vehicle. The
spare tire should not move when fully secured by the winch under the vehicle.
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. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug bolts with the wrench handle by turning
them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
2. There are two jack engagement locations on each side of the vehicle body.
NOTE:
Place the jack underneath the jack engagement location that is closest to the flat tire.
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WARNING!
Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The vehicle could slip off the jack and
fall on you. You could be crushed. Never get any part of your body under a vehicle that
is on a jack. If you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center where
it can be raised on a lift.
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on locations other than those indicated.
3. Turn the handle on the jack screw to the right until the jack head is properly
engaged in the described location. Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the
jack is securely engaged.
Front Jacking Location Engaged
Rear Jacking Location Engaged
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4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right until the tire just clears the
surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire
lift provides maximum stability.
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle less stable. It could slip
off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
5. Remove the wheel lug bolts. For vehicles with wheel covers, remove the cover from
the wheel by hand. Do not pry the wheel cover off. Then pull the wheel off the hub.
6. Install the spare tire. Lightly tighten the wheel lug bolts using the bolt install wrench.
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.
Mounting 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.
7. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left.
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8. The correct wheel bolt torque is 63 ft lbs (86 N·m) for steel wheels and 89 ft lbs
(120 N·m) for aluminum wheels. If you doubt that you have tightened the bolts
correctly, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or
service station.
9. Lower the jack to its fully-closed position.
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.
10. Stow the cable and wheel spacer before driving the vehicle. Refer to “Vehicles
With Alloy Wheels” in “What To Do In Emergencies” in the Owner’s Manual on
www.ramtrucks.com/en/owners/manuals for instructions on stowing alloy
wheels.
11. Stow the jack and tools under the driver’s seat.
12. Check the spare tire pressure as soon as possible. Correct the tire pressure, as
required.
13. When you place the spare tire back on the winch or if you carry the tire in need
of repair on the winch, always check that the tire is properly secured under the
vehicle by pushing on the stowed tire under the rear bumper at the back of the
vehicle. If the tire has motion when pushed, use the tools to retighten the winch
until a loud click is heard.
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Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. To ease the installation process for steel wheels with wheel covers, install two
wheel bolts on the wheel. Install the wheel bolts with the threaded end of the bolt
toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the wheel bolts.
3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover
with the valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand, snapping the
cover over the two wheel bolts. Do not
use a hammer or excessive force to
install the cover.
4. Install the remaining wheel bolts with
the threaded end of the wheel bolt
toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
wheel bolts.
Tire And Wheel Cover Or Center Cap
1 — Valve Stem
2 — Valve Notch
3 — Wheel Bolt
4 — Wheel Cover
5 — Road Wheel
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 personal injury.
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
6. 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. The correct wheel bolt torque is
63 ft lbs (86 N·m) for steel wheels and 89 ft lbs (120 N·m) for aluminum wheels.
If you doubt that you have tightened the bolts correctly, have them checked with
a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
7. 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.
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TIRE SERVICE KIT
If a tire is punctured, you can make a first emergency repair using the Tire Service Kit
located under the passenger seat.
Tire punctures of up to 1/4” (6 mm) can be repaired; the kit can be used in all
weather conditions. Do not remove the foreign object from the punctured tire, i.e.,
screw or nail.
Remove the Tire Service Kit from the vehicle, take it out from the bag and place it
near the punctured tire. Screw the clear flexible filling tube to the tire valve.
Tire Service Kit Components
1 — Sealant Bottle
2 — Pressure Gauge
3 — Power Plug (Located Behind Storage Door)
4 — Power Button
5 — Sealant Hose (Clear)
WARNING!
• 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.
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WARNING!
• Keep Tire Service Kit away from open flames or heat sources.
• 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.
Insert the power plug into the vehicle power outlet socket. Start the vehicle engine.
Push the Tire Service Kit power button to the “I” position. The electric compressor
will be turned on, sealant and air will inflate the tire.
Minimum 26 psi (1.8 bar) of pressure should be reached within 20 minutes. If the
pressure has not been reached, turn off and remove the Tire Service Kit, drive the vehicle
30 feet (10 meters) back and forth, to better distribute the sealant inside the tire.
Attach the clear flexible filling tube of the compressor directly to the tire valve and
repeat the inflation process.
When the correct pressure has been reached, start driving the vehicle to uniformly
distribute the sealant inside the tire. After 10 minutes, stop and check the tire
pressure. If the pressure is below 19 psi (1.3 bar), do not drive the vehicle, as the tire
is too damaged, contact the nearest authorized dealer.
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 65 mph
(110 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 an authorized dealer.
If the pressure is at 19 psi (1.3 bar) or above repeat the inflation process to reach the
correct tire pressure and continue driving.
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Peel off the warning label from the bottle and place it on the dashboard as a reminder
to the driver that a tire has been treated with Tire Service Kit.
WARNING!
The metal end fitting from Power Plug may get hot after use, so it should be
handled carefully.
NOTE:
Replace the sealant canister prior to the expiration date at your authorized dealer.
Tire Service Kit Expiration Date Location
WARNING!
Store the sealant canister in its special compartment, away from sources of heat.
Failure to follow this WARNING may result in sealant canister rupture and serious
injury or death.
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JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
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.
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.
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Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the engine compartment, behind
the left headlight assembly.
NOTE:
The positive battery post is covered with a protective cap. Lift up on the cap to gain
access to the positive battery post.
Battery Posts
1 — Positive Battery Post
2 — Negative Battery Post
WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can
start anytime the ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch bands and bracelets that could
make an inadvertent electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your skin or eyes and generate
hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or sparks
away from the battery.
1. Apply the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission into PARK and turn the
ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park the vehicle within the
jumper cables reach, set the parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this could establish a ground
connection and personal injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this jump-starting procedure could result in personal injury or
property damage due to battery explosion.
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.
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 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.
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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.
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled vehicle using a commercial
towing service.
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift Or Dolly Tow
Flatbed
Wheel OFF The Ground
NONE
Rear
Front
ALL
ALL MODELS
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
BEST METHOD
Refer to your Owner’s Manual on www.ramtrucks.com/en/owners/manuals for further
information.
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.
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
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. Push and hold the lock button on the gear selector. Then shift back and
forth between DRIVE and REVERSE, while gently pressing the accelerator. Use the
least amount of accelerator pedal pressure that will maintain the rocking motion,
without spinning the wheels or racing the engine.
NOTE:
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.
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CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to transmission overheating
and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at least
one minute after every five rocking-motion cycles. This will minimize overheating
and reduce the risk of transmission failure during prolonged efforts to free a stuck
vehicle.
NOTE:
Push the "ESC Off" switch, to place the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system in
"Partial Off" mode, before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control System”
in “Starting And Operating” in the Owner’s Manual on www.ramtrucks.com/en/
owners/manuals for further information. Once the vehicle has been freed, push the
"ESC Off" switch again to restore "ESC On" mode.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds
may cause damage, or even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could explode and
injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle's wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h)
or for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck.
And do not let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
CAUTION!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE and REVERSE, do not
spin the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead to transmission
overheating and failure. It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
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:
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
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3. Using a screwdriver or similar tool, carefully separate the gear selector boot from
the center console.
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on
the brake pedal.
Gear Selector Boot Location
5. Insert a small screwdriver or a similar tool into the gear selector override access hole
(at the right front corner of the gear selector assembly), then push and hold the
override release lever down. While holding the override release lever down, push the
lock button on the gear selector and move the gear selector to the NEUTRAL
position.
6. The vehicle may then be started in
NEUTRAL.
7. Reinstall the gear selector boot.
Gear Selector Override Access Hole
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
IGNITION KEY REMOVAL OVERRIDE
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the
transmission to be in PARK before the ignition switch can be turned to the LOCK/OFF
(key removal) position. To remove the key manually, proceed as follows:
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Remove the Allen Key located in the rear cargo area, in the tool bag (if equipped)
or on the left side in the cargo box.
3. Unlock the steering column, pull the tilt/telescoping control handle down.
4. Pull the steering wheel outward until it is in the end of the travel position, then lock
the steering column in position, push the control handle up until fully engaged.
5. Using the Allen key, undo the lower steering column cover screws, and remove the
lower cover.
6. Pull the release tab downwards using one hand and with the other one remove the
key, sliding it outwards.
7. Once the key is removed, reinstall the steering column cover.
CAUTION!
It is advisable to contact your authorized dealer to have the reinstall procedure
carried out. If you would like to proceed in performing the reinstall procedure
special attention must be paid to the correct coupling of the clips. Otherwise
damage to the cover or noise might be heard due to incorrect fastening of the lower
cover.
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM (EARS)
This vehicle is equipped with an Enhanced Accident Response System.
Please refer to “Occupant Restraint Systems” in “Getting Started” 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, 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.
Please refer to “Occupant Restraint Systems” in “Getting Started” for further
information on the Event Data Recorder (EDR).
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OPENING THE HOOD
To open the hood, two levers must be released:
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the driver side of the instrument panel.
2. Move to the front of the vehicle.
Release Lever
3. Reach under the center front edge of the hood and push up and hold the safety
latch lever.
4. Lift the hood upward to the open position and place the prop rod in the
receptacle location on the underbody
of the hood.
NOTE:
Properly place the hood prop rod in the
retaining clip when closing the hood or
damage to the vehicle may occur.
Safety Latch Lever Location
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.
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
1. Air Cleaner Filter
2. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
3. Oil Fill Cap
4. Brake Fluid Reservoir
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5. Battery
6. Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
7. Washer Fluid Reservoir
8. Engine Coolant Reservoir
9. Engine Oil Dipstick
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FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
2.4L Engine
16 Gallons
Engine Oil With Filter
2.4 Liter Engine
5.5 Quarts
(SAE 0W-20, API Certified)
Cooling System*
2.4 Liter Engine (Mopar
Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
7.2 Quarts
10 Year/150,000 Mile
Formula)
* Includes heater and coolant reservoir filled to MAX level.
Metric
60.5 Liters
5.2 Liters
6.8 Liters
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 2.4L Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 2.4L Engine
Fuel Selection – 2.4L Engine
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Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use Mopar Antifreeze/
Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula
OAT (Organic Additive Technology) or
equivalent meeting the requirements of
FCA Material Standard MS.90032.
We recommend you use SAE 0W-20 API
Certified Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS6395 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.
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CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than specified Organic Additive
Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine damage and
may decrease corrosion protection. Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine
coolant is different and should not be mixed with 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.
Chassis
Component
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
Use only Mopar ZF 8&9 Speed ATF Automatic Transmission
Fluid, or equivalent.
Automatic Transmission
Failure to use the correct fluid may affect the function or
performance of your transmission.
We recommend you use Mopar DOT 4.
Brake Master Cylinder
The fluid must be changed every 24 months. This interval is
time based only, mileage intervals do not apply.
Use Pentosin CHF 11S power steering fluid meeting FCA
Power Steering Reservoir
Material Standard MS-11655.
ADDING FUEL
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the left side of the vehicle. If the
gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.
1. Open the fuel filler door.
2. Remove the fuel cap by rotating it counterclockwise.
3. Fully insert the gasoline nozzle into the filler pipe.
4. Fill the vehicle with fuel.
NOTE:
When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
5. Remove gasoline nozzle, reinstall fuel cap and close fuel filler door.
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when the gas cap is
removed or the tank is being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is in violation of most state and
federal fire regulations and may cause the 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.
CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control system could result from using
an improper fuel tank filler tube cap. A poorly fitting cap could let impurities
into the fuel system and may cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to
turn on, due to fuel vapors escaping from the system.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top off” the fuel tank after filling.
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
• Tighten the fuel filler cap until you hear a “clicking” sound. This is an indication
that the fuel filler cap is properly tightened.
• If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the MIL may come on. Be sure the gas cap
is tightened every time the vehicle is refueled.
Materials Added To Fuel
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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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
For information on the maintenance procedures for your vehicle, please refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” in your Owner’s Manual or
an applicable supplement at www.ramtrucks.com/en/owners/manuals for further
information.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extended engine idle time, extremely hot or
cold ambient temperatures will influence when the “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
“Oil Change Reset” in “Instrument Cluster Display” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” in the Owner’s Manual at www.ramtrucks.com/en/owners/manuals for further
information.
NOTE:
Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km),
350 hours of engine run time or twelve months, 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 predominantly at idle, or only very low engine
RPM’s. This type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty.
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level.
• Check windshield washer fluid level.
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or damage. Rotate tires at the first
sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator system turns on.
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir and brake master cylinder, fill as needed.
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights.
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Maintenance Chart
Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the maintenance schedules on the following page for the required maintenance intervals.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil Change Indicator System:
Change oil and filter
Rotate the tires
Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator system
turns on
Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as required
Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses, lines and park brake
Inspect engine cooling system protection and hoses
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or off-road conditions
X
X
Inspect front suspension, boot seals, tie rod ends, and replace
if necessary.
Inspect the brake linings, parking brake function.
60,000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
*** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only, yearly intervals do not apply.
** The brake fluid must be changed every 24 months. This interval is time based only, mileage intervals do not apply.
* Change engine air filter every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) if operated in dusty and off road environment.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
50,000
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 10 years or
150,000 miles (240,000 km) whichever comes first.
X
X
X
70,000
X
X
Change brake fluid every two years.**
30,000
X
40,000
X
90,000
Replace spark plugs.***
X
Replace air conditioning/cabin air filter.
Replace engine air cleaner filter. *
Additional Maintenance
Inspect front accessory drive belt,
tensioner, idler pulley, and replace if necessary.
X
Inspect the CV joints.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
20,000
32,000
X
48,000
X
64,000
X
80,000
Or Kilometers:
80,000
X
96,000
X
7
112,000
X
8
128,000
Additional Inspections
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
144,000
6
100,000
160,000
5
110,000
176,000
4
120,000
192,000
3
130,000
208,000
2
140,000
224,000
Or Years:
150,000
240,000
Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
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• You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you have the knowledge and the
right equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and effect vehicle handling and
performance. This could cause an accident.
WARNING!
NOTE:
Routine transmission fluid and filter changes are not required. Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at the factory
will provide satisfactory lubrication for the life of the vehicle.
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20,000 Miles
(32,000 km) or
2 Years
30,000 Miles
(48,000 km) or
3 Years
40,000 Miles
(64,000 km) or
4 Years
50,000 Miles
(80,000 km) or
5 Years
60,000 Miles
(96,000 km) or
6 Years
70,000 Miles
(112,000 km) or
7 Years
80,000 Miles
(128,000 km) or
8 Years
90,000 Miles
(144,000 km) or
9 Years
Odometer
MAINTENANCE RECORD
Date
Signature, Authorized Service Center
20,000 Miles
(32,000 km) or
2 Years
100,000 Miles
(160,000 km) or
10 Years
110,000 Miles
(176,000 km) or
11 Years
120,000 Miles
(192,000 km) or
12 Years
130,000 Miles
(208,000 km) or
13 Years
140,000 Miles
(224,000 km) or
14 Years
150,000 Miles
(240,000 km) or
15 Years
Odometer
Date
Signature, Authorized Service Center
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FUSES
WARNING!
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an appropriate replacement fuse with
the same amp rating as the original fuse. Never replace a fuse with another fuse
of higher amp rating. Never replace a blown fuse with metal wires or any other
material. Failure to use proper fuses may result in serious personal injury, fire
and/or property damage.
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition is off and that all the other
services are switched off and/or disengaged.
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air bag system, braking system),
power unit systems (engine system, gearbox system) or steering system blows,
contact an authorized dealer.
Underhood Fuses
The Front Distribution Unit is located on the right side of the engine compartment,
next to the battery. To access the fuses, remove fasteners and remove the cover.
The ID number of the electrical component corresponding to each fuse can be found
on the back of the cover.
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Cavity
F01
Maxi Fuse
60 Amp Blue
Mini Fuse
–
F02
40 Amp Orange
–
F02
30 Amp Green
–
F02
30 Amp Green
–
F02
F03
F04
F06
F07
F08
F10
F11
F14
F16
F17
F18
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
40 Amp Orange
20 Amp Yellow
50 Amp Red
40 Amp Orange
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
5 Amp Tan
25 Amp Clear
5 Amp Tan
Description
Body Controller
Rear Power Windows, Fog
Lamps, Front Heated Seats
(If Equipped)
Rear Power Windows, Front
Heated Seats (If Equipped)
Fog Lamps, Front Heated Seats
(If Equipped)
Front Heated Seats
Ignition Switch
BSM System Module
Radiator Fan - Low Speed
Radiator Fan - High Speed
Blower Motor
Horn
Secondary Loads ECM
High Beam
ECM and Transmission Shifter
ECM Power Loads
ECM Load, Main Relay
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Cavity
F19
F20
F21
F22
F23
Maxi Fuse
–
–
–
–
–
Mini Fuse
7.5 Amp Brown
30 Amp Green
5 Amp Tan
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
F24
–
5 Amp Tan
F30
–
15 Amp Blue
F83
F84
F85
F86
F87
F88
20 Amp Yellow
–
–
–
–
–
–
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
5 Amp Tan
7.5 Amp Brown
Description
Air Conditioning
Rear Defroster
Key Unlock
Primary ECM Loads
BSM System
BSM System, Positive Key and
Steering Angle Sensor
2nd Instrument Panel Power
Outlet
Fuel Pump
AT Module
Rear Power Outlet 12V
IP Power Outlet 12V
IBS
External Mirror Defrost
Interior Fuses
The interior fuse panel is part of the Body Control Module (BCM) and is located on the
driver's side under the instrument panel.
Cavity
F53
F38
Mini Fuse
5 Amp Beige
20 Amp Yellow
F36
10 Amp Red
F43
F48
F50
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
7.5 Amp Brown
F51
7.5 Amp Brown
F37
5 Amp Beige
F49
5 Amp Beige
F31
F47
5 Amp Beige
20 Amp Yellow
Description
KL 30 (+30) - IPC
Central Doors Locking
KL 30 (+30) - TPMS, EOBD,
HVAC, Radio
Bi-Directional Washer Pump
Passenger Power Windows
KL 15 (+15) - Air-Bag
KL 15 (+15) - External Mirror
Adjustment Command, HVAC, RVC,
HWB Coils
KL 15 (+15) - Brake Pedal Switch
(N.O.), IPC, Brake Pedal Switch
(N.C.)
KL 15 (+15) - PAM, CSS Lighting,
ECM Backlighting, TTM
KL 15a (INT A) - HWB, MCO
Driver Power Windows
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Central Unit Fuse Panel
The central power fuse panel is located on the driver’s side under the instrument panel.
Cavity
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
Mini Fuse
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
Description
Front Heated Seat Passenger
Front Heated Seat Driver
Rear Power Window Driver side
Rear Power Window Passenger side
Fog Lamps
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
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.
1 — U.S. DOT
Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size
Designation
3 — Service
Description
4 — Maximum
Load
5 — Maximum
Pressure
6 — Treadwear,
Traction and Temperature Grades
• LT (Light Truck) — Metric tire sizing is
based on U.S. design standards. The
size designation for LT-Metric tires is
the same as for P-Metric tires except
for the letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
• 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
"....blank...." = 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)
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
Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
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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
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE:
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear
edge of the driver's side door.
Check the inflation pressure of each tire, including the spare tire (if equipped), at
least monthly and inflate to the recommended pressure for your vehicle.
NOTE:
Refer to the Owner's Manual, or the
Tire Information Supplement, located in
your Owner’s Information kit for more
information regarding tire warnings and
instructions.
Example Tire Placard Location (Door)
Example Tire Placard Location (B-Pillar)
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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.
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause collisions. Underinflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion shock. Objects on the road and
chuck holes can cause damage that results in tire failure. Unequal tire pressures
can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. Overinflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly,
resulting in loss of vehicle control. Always drive with each tire inflated to the
recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
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.
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 the Owner’s Manual, or the Tire Information Supplement,
located in your Owner’s Information kit.
NOTE:
Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, gross
the front and rear axles must not be exceeded.
“Starting And Operating” in the Owner’s Manual,
ment, located in your Owner’s Information kit for
vehicle loading, and trailer towing.
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axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for
Refer to “Vehicle Loading” in
or the Tire Information Supplefurther information on GAWRs,
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your vehicle, locate the statement
“The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or
XXX lbs” on the Tire and Loading Information placard. The combined weight of
occupants, cargo/luggage and trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never
exceed the weight referenced here.
Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit—
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo
should never exceed XXX 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.
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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
(635-340 (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).
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
Spare Tires — If Equipped
NOTE:
For vehicles equipped with Tire Service Kit instead of a spare tire, please refer to the
“Tire Service Kit” section located in your Owner’s Information kit for further information.
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 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.
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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 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
The limited use spare tire is for temporary emergency use only. This tire is identified
by a label located on the limited use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the original equipped tire on the front
or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited use spare tire
affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as your original equipment tire,
replace (or repair) the original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the first
opportunity.
WARNING!
Limited use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited use
spare tire affects vehicle handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the speed
listed on the limit use spare wheel. Keep inflated to the cold tire inflation
pressures listed on your Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s side door. Replace (or repair)
the original equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it on your vehicle.
Failure to do so could result in loss of vehicle control.
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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.
NOTE:
Many aftermarket wheel cleaners contain strong acids or strong alkaline additives
that can harm the wheel surface.
CAUTION!
Avoid products or automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or strong alkaline
additives or harsh brushes. These products 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.
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, Mopar Chrome Cleaner, or their
equivalent is recommended. Select a non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner for aluminum
or chrome wheels. Do not use any products on Dark Vapor or Black Satin Chrome
Wheels. They will permanently damage this finish and such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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 on parking or storing your vehicle for an extended period after cleaning
the wheels with wheel cleaner, drive your vehicle for a few minutes before doing so.
Driving the vehicle and applying the brakes when stopping will reduce the risk of
brake rotor corrosion.
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Dark Vapor Or Black Satin Chrome Wheels
CAUTION!
If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor or Black Satin Chrome 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. USE ONLY MILD SOAP AND WATER WITH A SOFT CLOTH. Used on a
regular basis; this is all that is required to maintain this finish.
Interior Care
Use Mopar Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and carpeting.
Use Mopar Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
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.
NOTE:
Power washing is not allowed inside the vehicle (both passenger and cargo area).
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes. Many are potentially flammable, and if used in closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
CAUTION!
• Direct contact of air fresheners, insect repellents, suntan lotions, or hand
sanitizers to the plastic, painted, or decorated surfaces of the interior may cause
permanent damage. Wipe away immediately.
• Damage caused by these type of products may not be covered by your New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Do not use Alcohol and Alcohol-based and/or Keton based cleaning products to
clean leather seats, as damage to the seat may result.
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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
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.
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
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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, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination,
can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
REPLACEMENT BULBS
Interior Bulbs
Lamps
Front Courtesy Lamps
Rear Courtesy Lamps
Luggage Lamp
Bulb Number
C10W
C10W
C5W
Exterior Bulbs
Lamps
Front Low Beam Headlamp
Front High Beam Headlamps
Front Side Marker Lamps
Front Parking/Daytime Running Lamps
Front Turn Signal Lamps
Rear Stop Lamp
Rear Turn Signal Lamps
Rear Tail Lamps
Rear Side Marker Lamps
Center Mount Brake Lamp
Reverse Light
Front Fog Lamps
Bulb Number
H11
HB3
LED (See your authorized dealer)
W21W
WY21W
P21W
PY21W
P21/5W
LED (See your authorized dealer)
W5W
W16W
H11
NOTE:
Numbers refer to commercial bulb types that can be purchased from your authorized
dealer.
If a bulb needs to be replaced, visit your authorized dealer or refer to the applicable
Service Manual.
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FCA US LLC CUSTOMER CENTER
P.O. Box 21–8004 Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004 Phone: 1-866-726-4636
FCA CANADA INC. CUSTOMER CENTER
P.O. Box 1621 Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6 Phone: 1-800-465-2001 (English)
Phone: 1-800-387-9983 (French)
ASSISTANCE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
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.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain, or
emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects,
or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and
certain products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
PUBLICATIONS ORDERING
• If you are the first registered retail owner of your vehicle, you may obtain a
complimentary printed copy of the Owner's Manual, Navigation/Uconnect Manuals or Warranty Booklet. United States customers may visit the Ram Truck Contact
Us page at www.ramtrucks.com scroll to the bottom of the page and select the
“Contact Us” link, then select the “Owner’s Manual and Glove Compartment
Material” from the left menu. You may also obtain a complimentary copy by
calling 1-866-726-4636 (U.S.) or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada).
• Replacement User Guide kits, DVDs, or, if you prefer, additional printed copies
of the Owner's Manual, Warranty Booklet, or Radio Manuals may be purchased
by visiting www.techauthority.com or by calling 1-800-890-4038 (U.S.) or
1-800-387-1143 (Canada). Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover
orders are accepted.
NOTE:
• The Owner's Manual and User Guide electronic files are also available on the
Chrysler, Jeep®, Ram Truck, Dodge and SRT websites.
• Click on the “Owners” tab, select “Owner And Service Manuals”, then select your
desired model year and vehicle from the drop down lists.
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REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS IN THE UNITED STATES
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.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should contact
the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers
who wish to report a safety defect to the Canadian government should
contact Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/.
French 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/securiteroutiere/.
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MOPAR® ACCESSORIES
AUTHENTIC ACCESSORIES BY MOPAR
• In choosing Authentic Accessories you gain far more than expressive style,
premium protection, or extreme entertainment, you also benefit from enhancing
your vehicle with accessories that have been thoroughly tested and factoryapproved.
• The following highlights just some of the many Authentic Ram Accessories by
Mopar featuring a fit, finish, and functionality specifically for your Ram.
• For the full line of Authentic Ram Accessories by Mopar, visit your local dealership
or online at mopar.com for U.S. residents and mopar.ca for Canadian residents.
NOTE:
All parts are subject to availability.
EXTERIOR:
• Utility Roof Rack
• Molded Splash Guards
• Ski Carriers
• Side Window Deflector
• Full Size Spare Tire
• Water Sports Carriers
• Hitch Receiver
• Bike Carriers
• Wheel Locks
INTERIOR:
• Premium Carpet Mats
• Floor Liner
• Roadside Safety Kit
• Slush Mats
ELECTRONICS:
• Rear Backup Camera
• Electronic Vehicle
Tracking
• Hands Free Phone
• Cargo Lighting
• Mopar Connect
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
GETTING STARTED
Where are the controls for the Front Heated Seats? pg. 48
How to adjust your seat? pg. 45
ELECTRONICS
Which radio is in my vehicle? pg. 65
How do I activate the Audio Jack? pg. 71
How do I set the clock on my radio? pg. 68
How do I pair my cell phone via Bluetooth with the Uconnect Hands-Free Voice
Activation System? pg. 82
How to use the power outlet? pg. 93
UTILITY
How do I know how much I can tow with my vehicle? pg. 96
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
What do I do if my TPMS warning light is blinking? pg. 99
How do I change a flat tire? pg. 105
How do I Jump-Start my vehicle? pg. 118
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Where is my Fuse Block located? pg. 136
What type of oil do I use? pg. 128
How often should I change my engine’s oil? pg. 131
What should my tire pressure be set at? pg. 141
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Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Mopar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Adding Engine Coolant
(Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . .131
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Air Bag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Air Bag Operation . . . . . . . . .20
Driver Knee Air Bag . . . . . . . .21
Enhanced Accident Response . .124
Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . .124
If A Deployment Occurs . . . . . .25
Knee Impact Bolsters . . . . . . .21
Maintaining Your Air Bag
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . .42
Air Bag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Air Bag Maintenance. . . . . . . . . .26
Air Cleaner, Engine
(Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .131
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . .131
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . .131
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . .131
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . .128, 131
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . .99
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . .131
Assistance Towing . . . . . . . . . . .97
Automatic Transmission
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . .129
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Axle Lubrication. . . . . . . . . . . .129
Back-Up Camera . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Body Mechanism Lubrication .
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . .
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . .
Master Cylinder . . . . . .
Warning Light . . . . . . .
Break-In Recommendations,
New Vehicle . . . . . . . . .
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.
.
.
. .61
.131
.131
.141
.129
.131
.131
.129
.131
.100
. . . .50
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . .150
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . .128
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . .97
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . .139
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Child Restraints
Booster Seats . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . .27
Child Seat Installation . . . .37, 40
How To Stow An Unused ALR
Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Infants And Child Restraints . . .29
Locating The LATCH
Anchorages . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Lower Anchors And Tethers
For Children . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Older Children And Child
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Seating Positions . . . . . . . . . .31
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . .131, 147
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . .131
Clock Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Cluster Warning/Indicator Lights
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light . . .99
Brake Warning Light . . . . . . .100
Charging System Light . . . . . .97
Electronic Speed Control SET
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . .99
Engine Temperature Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Front Fog Light Indicator . . . .102
High Beam Indicator . . . . . .102
Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Oil Pressure Warning Light . . . .98
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Park/Headlight ON Indicator . .102
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) Light . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Turn Signal Indicator . . . . . .102
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Compact Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . .145
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . .131
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . .128
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . .131
Disposal Of Used Coolant . . . .131
Drain, Flush, And Refill . . . . .131
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Points To Remember . . . . . .131
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . .131
Selection Of Coolant
(Antifreeze) . . . . . . . .128, 131
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . .131
Customer Assistance . . . . . .151, 152
Customer Programmable
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . .152
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . .51
Disabled Vehicle Towing. . . . .97, 121
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . .131
Electronic Speed Control
(Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . .57
Electronic Stability Control (ESC). .103
Electronic Throttle Control
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Emergencies, What To Do In . . . . .97
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Emergency, In Case Of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . .121
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . .118
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . .97, 121
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Break-In Recommendations . . .50
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . .131
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . .128
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
156
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . .118
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128, 131
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . .131
Oil Selection . . . . . . . .128, 131
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Temperature Warning Light . . . .98
Enhanced Accident Response
Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . .128, 131
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . .131
Flashers
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Fluid Capacities. . . . . . . . . . . .128
Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . .53, 102
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . .121
Fuel
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . .129
Materials Added . . . . . . . . .130
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . .128
Specifications . . . . . . . . . .128
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . .128
Fuses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) .
Gear Select Lever Override.
General Maintenance. . . .
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . .
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.129
.122
.131
.131
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect)
Headlights. . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . .
Head Restraints . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . .
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam Indicator . . . . . .
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . .
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. .81
. .52
.131
. .43
. .51
. .48
.102
.125
Instrument Cluster Display
Instrument Cluster Display . . . .91
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . .131
INDEX
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . .131
Interior And Instrument Lights . .5, 56
Interior Appearance Care . . .131, 148
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
iPod/USB/MP3 Control
Bluetooth Streaming Audio . . . .81
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Lane Change Assist . . . .
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . .
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fog . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam Indicator .
Park . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat Belt Reminder . .
Tire Pressure Monitoring
(TPMS) . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Warning .
Wait To Start . . . . . .
Loading Vehicle
Tires . . . . . . . . . . .
Lubrication, Body . . . . . .
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. .53
. .11
.150
. .52
.102
.102
. .53
.100
. . . . . .99
. . . . . .98
. . . . .102
. . . . .141
. . . . .131
Maintaining Your Vehicle. . . . . . .125
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . .131
Maintenance, General . . . . .125, 131
Maintenance Procedures. . . . . . .131
Maintenance Record . . . . . . . . .135
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . .131
Malfunction Indicator Light
(Check Engine) . . . . . . . . . .101
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . .131
Media Center Radio . . . . . . . . . .78
Mopar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Mopar Accessories . . . . . . . . . .153
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . .52
Navigation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . .50
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . .8
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . .128
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . .128, 131
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Change Interval . . . . . . . . .131
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . .128, 131
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . .131
Materials Added To . . . . . . .131
Recommendation . . . . .128, 131
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . .128, 131
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . .131
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . .98
Outlet
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . .104
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
ParkSense System, Rear. . . . . . . .61
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect) . . . .81
Phone (Pairing) . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Phone (Uconnect) . . . . . . . . . . .81
Placard, Tire And Loading
Information . . . . . . . . .141, 142
Power
Outlet
(Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . .93
Pregnant Women And Seat Belts . . .15
Preparation For Jacking . . . . . . .109
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Programmable Electronic Features . .92
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68, 77
Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . .67, 70
Radio 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . .77
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Rear ParkSense System . . . . . . . .61
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . .96
Refrigerant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . .10
Replacement Bulbs. . . . . . . . . .150
Reporting Safety Defects. . . . . . .152
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . .27
157
INDEX
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . .138
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . .131
Seat Belt
Adjustable Upper Shoulder
Belt Anchorage . . . . . . . . . .14
Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Energy Management Feature . . .15
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operation . . .13
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . .11
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting . . .13
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . .15
Seat Belt Pretensioner . . . . . .15
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . .10
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . .131
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . .10
Seat Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . .14
Adjustable Upper Shoulder
Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . .27
Front Seat . . . . . . . . .9, 11, 13
Operating Instructions . . . . . .13
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . .15
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . .15
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . .13
Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Selection Of Coolant (Antifreeze) . .128
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . .122
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Sirius Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . .71
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . .145, 146
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . .128
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Speed Control
Accel/Decel . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . .57
Steering
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . .90
158
Supplemental Restraint System Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . .49
Text Messaging. . . . . . . . . . .86, 88
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . .95
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . .49
Tire And Loading Information
Placard . . . . . . . . . . . .141, 142
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145, 149
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .141
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . .145
General Information . . . . . . .145
Load Capacity . . . . . . .141, 142
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . .149
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . .145, 146
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . .138
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . .121
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Towing Vehicle Behind A
Motorhome. . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Trailer Towing
Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . .96
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .131
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Uconnect (Hands-Free Phone)
Making A Phone Call . . . . . . .81
Receiving A Call . . . . . . . . . .81
Uconnect Phone . . . . . . .81, 85, 86
Uconnect Voice
Command . . . . . . .74, 77, 78, 85
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . .149
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . .13
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Voice Command . . . . .74, 77, 78, 85
Voice Recognition
System (VR) . . . . . .74, 77, 78, 85
INDEX
Wait To Start Light . . . . . . . . . .102
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . .131
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . .54
Washing Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . .131
Wheel And Wheel Trim. . . . .131, 147
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care . .131, 147
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . .54
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . .131
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . .54
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . .131
Wrecker Towing . . . . . . . . . . . .121
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2017 User Guide
If you are the first registered retail owner of your vehicle, you may obtain a
complimentary printed copy of the Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Uconnect
Manuals or Warranty Booklet by calling 1 866 726-4636 (U.S.) or
1 800 387-1143 (Canada) or by contacting your dealer.
This guide has been prepared to help you get quickly acquainted with your new
RAM vehicle and to provide a convenient reference source for common questions.
However, it is not a substitute for your Owner’s Manual.
IMPORTANT
This User Guide is intended to familiarize you with the important features of
your vehicle. Your Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Uconnect Manuals and Warranty
Booklets can be found on your DVD (if applicable) or by visiting the website on
the back cover of your User Guide. We hope you find it useful. U.S. residents
can purchase replacement kits by visiting www.techauthority.com and
Canadian residents can purchase replacement kits by calling 1 800 387-1143.
The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of the vehicle. Driving
while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, resulting in a collision and
personal injury. FCA US LLC strongly recommends that the driver use extreme
caution when using any device or feature that may take their attention off the
road. Use of any electrical devices, such as cellular telephones, computers,
portable radios, vehicle navigation or other devices, by the driver while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous and could lead to a serious collision. Texting
while driving is also dangerous and should never be done while the vehicle is
moving. If you find yourself unable to devote your full attention to vehicle
operation, pull off the road to a safe location and stop your vehicle. Some
states or provinces prohibit the use of cellular telephones or texting while
driving. It is always the driver’s responsibility to comply with all local laws.
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For complete operational instructions, maintenance procedures and important
safety messages, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Uconnect
Manuals and other Warning Labels in your vehicle.
Not all features shown in this guide may apply to your vehicle.
For additional information on accessories to help personalize your vehicle, visit
www.mopar.com (U.S.), www.mopar.ca (Canada) or your local RAM brand dealer.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of collisions. Your
driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol levels far below
the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated
non-drinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING
Driving after drinking can lead to a collision. Your perceptions are less
sharp, your reflexes are slower, and your judgment is impaired when you
have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.
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DOWNLOAD A FREE ELECTRONIC COPY
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WWW.OWNERS.MOPAR.CA/EN (CANADA).
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