2017 FIAT 500/500C User`s Guide

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FIAT® 500/500c
Fourth Edition
User Guide
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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 1 888 242-6342 (U.S.) or 1 800 387-1143 (Canada)
or by contacting your dealer.
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 phones,
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 phone or texting
while driving. It is always the driver’s responsibility to comply
with all local laws.
This guide has been prepared to help you get quickly acquainted with
your new FIAT® vehicle and to provide a convenient reference source
for common questions. However, it is not a substitute for your
Owner’s Manual.
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 mopar.com (U.S.), mopar.ca (Canada) or your local FIAT® 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.
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.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
UTILITY
WELCOME FROM FIAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
TRAILER TOWING WEIGHTS (MAXIMUM
TRAILER WEIGHT RATINGS) . . . . . . . . . .102
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
DRIVER COCKPIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
GETTING STARTED
KEY FOB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM . . . . . . . . . . .10
POWER DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
POWER WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS . . . . . . .13
HEAD RESTRAINTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
FRONT SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
REAR SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
HEATED SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
TILT STEERING COLUMN . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS .
LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . .
SPEED CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . .
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROLS
(ATC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
REAR PARK ASSIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SPORT MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MANUAL TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . .
AUTOSTICK — AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.
POWER SUNROOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP. . . . . . . . . .
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER . . . . . . . . . . .
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ELECTRONICS
YOUR VEHICLE'S SOUND SYSTEM . . . . . . .74
CYBERSECURITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
UCONNECT 5.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
USB/AUX CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
UCONNECT 5.0 VOICE RECOGNITION
QUICK TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
UCONNECT PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . .98
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY . . . . . . . .98
PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . .99
TRIP BUTTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
POWER OUTLET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . .
WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . .
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . .
TIRE SERVICE KIT . . . . . . . . . . . .
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE . . . .
GEAR SELECTOR OVERRIDE . . . . .
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . .
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . .
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE
SYSTEM (EARS) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR) . . .
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . .
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L . . . . .
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO .
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
FIAT CUSTOMER CENTER . . . . . . . . . .
FIAT CANADA 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 . . . .172
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS . . . . . . .174
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
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INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
WELCOME FROM FIAT
Congratulations on selecting your new FIAT vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality.
Your new FIAT 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 LLC reserves the right to make changes in design and specifications and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any
obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
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. 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.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals.
We are 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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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 including Remote Start
range. 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. Multifunction Lever (behind steering wheel) pg. 56
2. Uconnect 5.0 Voice Recognition Controls pg. 82
3. Instrument Cluster pg. 6
4. Speed Control pg. 60
5. Instrument Cluster Display Controls pg. 98
6. Wiper/Washer Lever pg. 58
7. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF pg. 108
8. Audio System pg. 74
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9. Glove Compartment
10. Defroster
11. Hazard Lights Button
12. Climate Controls pg. 63
13. Power Windows pg. 12
14. Transmission Gear Selector
15. Hood Release pg. 134
16. Power Mirror Switch
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
1. Tachometer
2. Temperature Guage
3. Instrument Cluster Display
(See page 103 for Instrument Cluster Warning Lights.)
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4. Fuel Gauge
5. Gas Pedal Percentage Gauge/Turbo Gauge/Instant Consumption Bar Graph
6. Warning Lights
(See page 103 for Instrument Cluster Indicator Lights.)
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KEY FOB
Locking And Unlocking The Doors
And Liftgate
Push the lock button on the Remote Keyless Entry key fob once to lock all the
doors and the liftgate.
Push the unlock button on the Remote
Keyless Entry key fob once to unlock the
driver’s door only and twice within five
seconds to unlock all the doors and liftgate.
All doors can be programmed to unlock on
the first push of the unlock button. Refer
to “Programmable Features” in ‘Electronics”
in this guide for further information.
Key Fob
1 — Unlock Doors/Open Power Top — If
Equipped
2 — Key Release
3 — Lock Doors
4 — Liftgate
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Open Power Top Remote Function
The remote keyless power top function can only be used with the engine off.
NOTE:
The remote control can be used to open the power top to the spoiler position.
Open Power Top Remote Function:
Push and hold the unlock button down on the key fob for a minimum of three seconds
to initiate Power Top Open. The roof will stop opening whenever the unlock button on
the key fob is released, or when it reaches the spoiler position.
NOTE:
If your power convertible top does not open with the remote, please refer to the
"Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure” in “Operating Your Vehicle” in this guide for
additional information.
WARNING!
Failure to follow these warnings can result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you,
your passengers, and others around you:
• Before operating the power top, make sure that no moving parts of the convertible top can injure a person or animal.
• Never place any extremities (hands, feet, etc.) near the convertible top components, the upper windshield area, the shelf area behind the rear seats, or the convertible top stowage area while raising or lowering the convertible top.
• When using the power top button on key fob, if potential danger exists while lowering the top, release the button immediately to interrupt the operation.
Opening The Liftgate
To open the liftgate, push the liftgate release handle located on the underside of the license plate bar and pull the liftgate open with one fluid motion.
WARNING!
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 severely injured or killed. Children should be warned not to touch the
parking brake, brake pedal, or the transmission gear selector. Do not leave the key fob
in the vehicle, or in a location accessible to children. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
The vehicle security alarm monitors the vehicle doors for unauthorized entry and the
ignition for unauthorized operation. If something triggers the alarm, the vehicle security
alarm will provide the following audible and visible signals: the horn will pulse, the park
lamps and/or turn signals will flash, and the vehicle security light in the instrument cluster
will flash.
To Arm The System
Push the key fob lock button.
To Disarm The System
Push the key fob unlock button or cycle the ignition to the MAR (ACC/ON/RUN) position.
The vehicle security alarm is designed to protect your vehicle. However, you can create
conditions where the vehicle security alarm will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the vehicle security alarm will arm regardless of whether you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle and open
a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the vehicle security alarm.
If the vehicle security alarm is armed and the battery becomes disconnected, the vehicle
security alarm will remain armed when the battery is reconnected. The exterior lights will
flash, and the horn will sound. If this occurs, disarm the vehicle security alarm.
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POWER DOOR LOCKS
A power door lock switch is incorporated into the driver door handle. Push or pull the
handle to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate. If the driver’s door handle is pushed, a
red lock indicator will show on the driver’s door handle (indicating locked). When the
door is closed, the door will lock.
NOTE:
To prevent the key from being locked in the vehicle, the doors will automatically unlock if
the driver's door handle is pushed when the key is in the ignition.
Auto Door Locks
When enabled, the door locks will lock
automatically when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h).
NOTE:
Use the Automatic Door Locks feature in
accordance with local laws.
Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” in your
Owner’s Manual on
www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals for
further information.
Driver’s Power Door Lock Handle
1 — Lock Indicator
2 — Door Handle
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POWER WINDOWS
Power Window Switches
There are single window controls located on the shifter bezel, below the climate controls,
which operate the driver and passenger door windows. The window controls will operate
when the ignition switch is in the MAR (ACC/ON/RUN) position.
WARNING!
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and do not let children play with power
windows. Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible to
children. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power window switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
Auto-Down
The driver's door window switch has an
Auto-Down feature. Push the window
switch for approximately one second, release, and the window will go down automatically. To cancel the Auto-Down movement, operate the switch in either the up
or down direction and release the switch.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the
perception of pressure on the ears or a
helicopter-type sound in the ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
Power Window Switch
windows down, or the sunroof (if
equipped) in certain open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and
can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any window.
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LIFTGATE
To unlock the liftgate, use the Remote Keyless Entry key fob or activate the power door
lock switches located on the front door handles.
To open the liftgate, squeeze the liftgate release handle and pull the liftgate open with
one fluid motion.
Gas props support the liftgate in the open
position. However, because the gas pressure
drops with temperature, it may be necessary to assist the props when opening the
liftgate in cold weather.
Liftgate Handle
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Some of the most important safety features in your vehicle are the restraint systems:
Occupant Restraint Systems Features
• Seat Belt Systems
• Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Air Bags
• Child Restraints
Some of the safety features described in this section may be standard equipment on
some models, or may be optional equipment on others. If you are not sure, ask your authorized dealer.
Important Safety Precautions
Please pay close attention to the information in this section. It tells you how to use your
restraint system properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as possible.
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the risk of harm from a deploying
air bag:
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride buckled up in a vehicle with a
rear seat.
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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.
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.
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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 AVV/START or
MAR/ON/RUN position.
Initial Indication
If the driver is unbuckled when the ignition switch is first in the AVV/START or MAR/
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 AVV/START or MAR/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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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.
Pulling Out The Latch Plate
3. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch plate into the buckle until
you hear a “click.”
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
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4. Position the lap belt so that it is snug and lies low across your hips, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder belt. To loosen
the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug seat
belt reduces the risk of sliding under the seat belt in a collision.
5. Position the shoulder belt across the
shoulder and chest with minimal, if any
slack so that it is comfortable and not
resting on your neck. The retractor will
withdraw any slack in the shoulder belt.
6. To release the seat belt, push the red
button on the buckle. The seat belt will
automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate
down the webbing to allow the seat
belt to retract fully.
Positioning The Lap Belt
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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Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is not long enough to fit properly, even when the webbing is fully extended
and the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if equipped) is in its lowest position,
your authorized dealer can provide you with a Seat Belt Extender. The Seat Belt Extender should be used only if the existing seat belt is not long enough. When the Seat
Belt Extender is not required for a different occupant, it must be removed.
WARNING!
• ONLY use the Seat Belt Extender if it is physically required in order to properly
fit the original seat belt system. DO NOT USE the Seat Belt Extender if, when
worn, the distance between the front edge of the Seat Belt Extender buckle and
the center of the occupant’s body is LESS than 6 inches.
• Using a Seat Belt Extender when not needed can increase the risk of serious injury or death in a collision. Only use the Seat Belt Extender when the lap belt is
not long enough and only use in the recommended seating positions. Remove and
store the Seat Belt Extender when not needed.
Seat 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.
Pregnant Women And Seat Belts
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Seat Belt Pretensioner
The front seat belt system is equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision. These devices may improve
the performance of the seat belt by removing slack from the seat belt early in a collision.
Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE:
These devices are not a substitute for proper seat belt placement by the occupant. The
seat belt still must be worn snugly and positioned properly.
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.
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) which is used to secure a child restraint system. For additional information, refer to “Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under
the “Child Restraints” section of this manual.
The figure below illustrates the locking feature for each seating position.
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 mid-section. Slide the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a
"click."
ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking
Retractor
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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.
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Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
Some of the safety features described in this section may be standard equipment on
some models, or may be optional equipment on others. If you are not sure, ask your authorized dealer.
The air bag system must be ready to protect you in a collision. The Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) monitors the internal circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with the electrical Air Bag System Components.Your vehicle may be equipped with the
following Air Bag System Components:
Air Bag System Components
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Air Bag Warning Light
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Driver and Front Passenger Air Bags
• Supplemental Side Air Bags
• Supplemental Knee Air Bags
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Seat Belt Pretensioners
• Seat Track Position Sensors
• Seat Belt Buckle Switch
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger Front Air Bags
2 — Passenger Knee Impact Bolster
3 — Driver Knee Impact Bolster/
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
WARNING!
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during front air bag
deployment could cause serious injury, including death. Air bags need room 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.
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Driver And Passenger Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage driver and front passenger air bags.
This system provides output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC), which may receive information from
the front impact sensors (if equipped) or other system components.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an impact that requires air bag
deployment. A low energy output is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output
is used for more severe collisions.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front passenger seat belt buckle
switch that detects whether the driver or front passenger seat belt is buckled. The seat
belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon seat
position.
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.
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Front Air Bag Operation
Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat
belts. Front air bags are not expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover
collisions. The front air bags will not deploy in all frontal collisions, including some that
may produce substantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions.
On the other hand, depending on the type and location of impact, front air bags may
deploy in crashes with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe initial
deceleration.
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.
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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.
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 ocSupplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag
cupants if they are not seated propLabel
erly, or if items are positioned in the
area where the SAB inflates. Children are at an even greater risk of injury from a deploying air bag.
WARNING!
Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects between you and the Side Air Bags;
the performance could be adversely affected and/or objects could be pushed into you,
causing serious injury.
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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
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curseated properly, or if items are positain (SABIC) Label Location
tioned in the area where the
SABICs inflate. Children are at an
even greater risk of injury from a deploying air bag.
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 rightside 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:
Air Bag System Components
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Air Bag Warning Light
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Driver and Front Passenger Air Bags
• Supplemental Side Air Bags
• Supplemental Knee Air Bags
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Seat Belt Pretensioners
• Seat Track Position Sensors
• Seat Belt Buckle Switch
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.
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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.
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
After the event occurs, when the system is active, a message regarding fuel cutoff is displayed. Turn the ignition switch from ignition AVV/START or MAR/ACC/ON/RUN to ignition STOP/OFF/LOCK. Carefully check the vehicle for fuel leaks in the engine compartment and on the ground near the engine compartment and fuel tank before resetting
the system and starting the engine.
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Depending on the nature of the event the left and right turn signal lights, located in the
instrument panel, may both be blinking and will continue to blink. In order to move your
vehicle to the side of the road, you must follow the system reset procedure.
Customer Action
Customer Will See
NOTE:
Each step MUST BE held for at least two seconds
1. Turn ignition STOP/OFF/LOCK. (Turn
Signal Must be placed in Neutral State).
2. Turn ignition MAR/ACC/ON/RUN.
3. Turn right turn signal switch ON.
4. Place turn signal in neutral state.
5. Turn left turn signal switch ON.
6. Place turn signal in neutral state.
7. Turn right turn signal switch ON.
8. Place turn signal in neutral state.
9. Turn left turn signal switch ON.
10. Turn left turn signal switch OFF. (Turn
Signal Switch Must be placed in Neutral
State).
11. Turn ignition STOP/OFF/LOCK.
12. Turn ignition MAR/ACC/ON/RUN.
(Entire sequence needs to be completed
within one minute or sequence will need
to be repeated).
Turn hazard flashers OFF (Manually).
Right turn light BLINKS.
Left turn light is OFF.
Right turn light is ON SOLID.
Left turn light BLINKS.
Right turn light is OFF.
Left turn light BLINKS.
Right turn light BLINKS.
Left turn light is ON SOLID.
Right turn light BLINKS.
Left turn light is OFF.
Right turn light is ON SOLID.
Left turn light BLINKS.
Right turn light is OFF.
Left turn light BLINKS.
Right turn light is ON SOLID.
Left turn light is ON SOLID.
Right turn light is OFF.
Left turn light is OFF.
System is now reset and the engine may
be started.
If a reset procedure step is not completed within 60 seconds, then the turn signal lights
will blink and the reset procedure must be performed again in order to be successful.
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING!
• 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.
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.
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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.
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
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight or
Age
Recommended Type of Child
Restraint
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 outgrown the height or weight
limit of their rear-facing child
restraint
Children who have out-grown
their forward-facing child restraint, but are too small to
properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt
Children 12 years old or
younger, who have out-grown
the height or weight limit of
their booster seat
Either an Infant Carrier or a
Convertible Child Restraint,
facing rearward in the rear seat
of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint
with a five-point Harness, facing
forward in the rear seat of the
vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat
and the vehicle seat belt, seated
in the rear seat of the vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the
rear seat of the vehicle
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.
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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 beltpositioning 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.
• 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?
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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.
Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint
Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
ForwardFacing Child
Restraint
ForwardFacing Child
Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
X
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More than
65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
Use Any Attachment Method Shown With An “X” Below
LATCH –
Seat Belt
LATCH –
Seat Belt +
Lower AnOnly
Lower AnTop Tether
chors Only
chors + Top Anchor
Tether Anchor
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH) Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH,
which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system has
three vehicle anchor points for installing
LATCH-equipped child seats. There are two
lower anchorages located at the back of
the seat cushion where it meets the seatLATCH Label
back and one top tether anchorage located
behind the seating position. These anchorages are used to install LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s seat belts.
Some seating positions may have a top tether anchorage but no lower anchorages. In
these seating positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the following table for more information.
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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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 using
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
(29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
the LATCH anchorage sysand tether anchor instead
tem to attach the child reof the LATCH system once
straint?
the combined weight is
more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt
when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach
a rear-facing or forwardCan the LATCH anchorages
facing child restraint.
and the seat belt be used
Booster seats may be attogether to attach a rearNo
tached to the LATCH anfacing or forward-facing
chorages if allowed by the
child restraint?
booster seat manufacturer.
See your booster seat owner’s manual for more information.
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 reCan the rear-facing child
straint 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
Yes, all may be removed.
removed?
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are found at the rear of the seat cushion
where it meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on the seatback. They are just
visible when you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.You will easily feel
them if you run your finger along the gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
LATCH Anchorage Locations
Locating The Upper 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. Forward-facing
child restraints and some rear-facing 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.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
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Center Seat LATCH
WARNING!
This vehicle does not have a center seating position. Do not use the center lower
LATCH anchorages to install a child seat in the center of the back seat.
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child
restraint. Not all child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat
belt, stow the seat belt, following the instructions below. See the section “Installing Child
Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” to check what type of seat belt each seating position has.
1. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the tether strap of the child seat so
that you can more easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages.
2. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for that seating position. For some
second row seats, you may need to recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to
get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and rearward in the vehicle,
you may wish to move it to its rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow more room for the child seat.
3. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child restraint to the lower anchorages
in the selected seating position.
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
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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.
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.
Please see the table below and the following sections for more information.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Locations
ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
= Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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 using Weight limit of the Child
belt to install a forward
the Tether Anchor with the Restraint
facing child restraint, up to
seat belt to attach a forthe recommended weight
ward facing child restraint?
limit of the child restraint.
Contact between the front
Can the rear-facing child
passenger seat and the
restraint touch the back of Yes
child restraint is allowed, if
the front passenger seat?
the child restraint manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be
Yes
Yes, all may be removed.
removed?
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 of
with an ALR retractor.
the child restraint?
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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.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the lap portion around the child restraint while you push the child restraint rearward and downward into the vehicle
seat.
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the seating position has a top tether
anchorage, connect the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether strap.
See the section “Installing Child Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether anchor.
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by pulling back and forth on the child
seat at the belt path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) in any direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and pull it tight
if necessary.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage
WARNING!
Do not attach a tether strap for a rear-facing car seat to any location in front of the
car seat, including the seat frame or a tether anchorage. Only attach the tether strap of
a rear-facing car seat to the tether anchorage that is approved for that seating position,
located behind the top of the vehicle seat. See the section “Lower Anchors and Tethers
for CHildren (LATCH) Restraint System” for the location of approved tether anchorages in your vehicle.
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.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
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.
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.
Reactive Head Restraints — Front Seats
The driver and front passenger seats are equipped with Reactive Head Restraints. In the
event of a rear impact, the Reactive Head Restraints will automatically extend forward
minimizing the gap between the back of the occupant's head and the Reactive Head Restraint.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head restraint. To lower the head restraint, push the adjustment button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
The Reactive Head Restraints will automatically return to their normal position following a rear impact. If the Reactive Head Restraints do not return to their normal
position, see your authorized dealer immediately.
NOTE:
The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service
purposes only. If either of the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
Head Restraint
1 — Adjustment Button
2 — Release 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.
• Do not place items over the top of the Reactive Head Restraint, such as coats,
seat covers or portable DVD players. These items may interfere with the operation of the Reactive Head Restraint in the event of a collision and could result in
serious injury or death.
Rear Head Restraints
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head restraint. To lower the head restraint, push the adjustment button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” in your Owner’s Manual at
www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals for further information on tether routing.
NOTE:
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.
Head Restraint
1 — Release Button
2 — Adjustment Button
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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
Forward/Rearward Adjustment
The adjusting bar is located at the front of the seats, near the floor.
While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar
and move the seat forward or rearward.
Release the bar once the desired position is
reached. Then, using body pressure, move
forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
Adjusting Bar
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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Recline Adjustment
The recline adjustment lever is located on the inboard side of the seat. To recline the
seatback, lift up the recline lever, lean back until the desired position has been reached,
and release the lever.
Recline Lever
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting
against your chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat belt, which could result
in serious injury or death.
Seat Height Adjustment
The driver’s seat height can be raised or
lowered by using a lever, located on the
outboard side of the seat. Pump the lever
upward to raise the seat height, or pump
the lever downward to lower the seat
height.
Seat Height Lever
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EZ Entry Feature
The driver and front passenger seats have an EZ entry feature for rear seat passengers.
1. Pull forward on the release lever located on the outboard side of the seatback.
2. Dump the seatback forward.
3. Slide the seat forward to allow access in and out of the rear seat.
Lift the seatback upright and push the seat
rearward to its locked position once the
rear passengers are seated.
EZ Entry Lever
Memory Feature
Both front seats have a memory feature, which can operate in two ways:
Memory Function Option 1 — Full Seat Back And Track Fore/Aft Position Memory:
After using the EZ entry function, the seatback angle and the track fore/aft adjuster can
both re-lock into the position they were most recently adjusted to. This is accomplished if
the seat is moved fully rearward to its last fore/aft position on the tracks before the seat
back is returned upright.
Memory Function Option 2 — Seat Back Only Memory:
After using the EZ entry function, the seat back may first be returned upright prior to
going back to the last fore/aft (memory) position on the tracks. This results in the seat
back memory being set only – The track will then be locked forward of its last set fore/
aft memory position. To then reset the fore/aft track memory feature (to reestablish
Memory Function Option 1), the seat has to be returned fully rearward to its last fore/
aft memory track position as described in Memory Function Option 1.
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REAR SEATS
Folding Rear Seatback
To fold each rear seatback, push down on the button located on the upper outboard side
of the seat and fold the seatback flat.
NOTE:
Be sure that the front seats are fully upright and positioned forward. This will allow
the rear seatback to fold down easily.
Rear Folding Seat Button
HEATED SEATS
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 center instrument panel area.
Push the switch once to turn on the
heated seats. Push the switch a second
time to shut the heating elements off.
NOTE:
Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be
felt within two to five minutes.
Heated Seat Switches
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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 STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering
column upward or downward. The tilt control lever is located on the left-side of the
steering column, below the turn signal controls.
Push down on the lever to unlock the column. With one hand firmly on the steering
wheel, move the steering column up or
down as desired. Push the lever up to lock
the column firmly in place.
Tilt 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.fiatusa.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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LIGHTS
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever, located on the left side of the steering wheel, controls the operation of the headlights, headlight beam selection, passing light and turn signals.
NOTE:
The headlights can only be turned on with the ignition in the ON/RUN position.
Turn Signals
Push the multifunction lever upward to
signal a right turn or downward to signal a
left turn. The corresponding indicator in the
instrument cluster display will blink to indicate the operation of the turn signal.
NOTE:
The indicators will automatically turn off
when the turn has been completed and the
steering wheel is returned to a straight
position.
Turn Signal/Lights Lever
Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond the detent, and the turn signal
(right or left) will flash three times. Then, the turn signal (right or left) will automatically
turn off.
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 will be deactivated.
Parking Lights
To turn on the parking lights, remove the key or turn the ignition to OFF/LOCK position
and turn on the headlights.
High Beams
With the low beams activated, push the multifunction lever towards the instrument panel
to turn on the high beams. Pull the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel to turn
off the high beams.
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Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by partially pulling the multifunction
lever toward the steering wheel. This will cause the high beam headlights to turn on until
the lever is released.
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.
Fog Light Button
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.
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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.
Windshield Wiper Off
This is the normal position of the wiper lever.
Intermittent Wiper Operation
Push the lever downward to the first detent. The wipers will operate intermittently.
NOTE:
The Intermittent function only has one detent, but wiper delay will vary with changes in
vehicle speed. As vehicle speed increases, the delay time will decrease.
Low Speed
Push the lever downward to the second detent. The wipers will operate at low speed.
High Speed
Push the lever downward 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.
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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.
Rear Windshield Wiper
Rotate the end of the windshield wiper/washer lever upward to the first detent past the
intermittent settings for intermittent wipe operation. With the front windshield wiper
active, rotate the end of the windshield wiper/washer lever upward. The rear wiper will
operate in the same mode as the front windshield wipers, but at half the frequency.
When the transmission is shifted into REVERSE, the rear wiper will automatically operate
at low speed and return to normal operation when the transmission is shifted out of REVERSE.
NOTE:
The windshield wipers/washers will only operate with the ignition in the ON/RUN position.
Rear Windshield Washer Operation
Push the windshield wiper/washer lever toward the instrument panel to activate the rear
washer. Push and hold the lever for more than a half second and the wipers will activate
automatically for three cycles after the lever is released.
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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 Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired vehicle set speed.
Speed Control Buttons
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Push
Push
Push
Push
ON/OFF
Resume +/Accel
Set –/Decel
Cancel
To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button. The cruise control indicator light in the instrument cluster display will illuminate. To turn the system off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The
cruise control indicator light will turn off. The system should be turned off when not in
use.
WARNING!
Leaving the Speed Control system on when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.You could lose control and
have an accident. Always leave the system off when you are not using it.
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To Set A Desired Speed
Turn the Speed Control on. When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, 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 Speed Control without erasing the set speed
memory. Pushing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set
speed in memory.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+) button and release. Resume can be
used at any speed above 25 mph (40 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 driver’s preferred units can be selected through the Uconnect settings if equipped.
Refer to "Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” in the Owner’s
Manual at www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals for more information. The speed increment shown is dependent on the selected 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.
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.
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To Decrease Speed
When the Speed Control is set, you can decrease speed by pushing the SET (-) button.
The driver’s preferred units can be selected through the Uconnect settings if equipped.
Refer to "Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” in the Owner’s
Manual at www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals for more information. The speed decrement shown is dependant on the selected 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.
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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MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROLS
Manual Climate Controls
1 — Rotate Temperature Control
2 — Rotate Blower Control
3 — Rotate Recirculation Control
4 — Rotate Mode Control
5 — Push Knob For A/C
Air Recirculation
• Use recirculation for maximum A/C operation.
• For window defogging, turn the recirculation off.
• Recirculation is not allowed in defrost, floor, defrost/floor (mix) modes.
•
– Air intake from outside
•
– Internal air recirculation
Heated Mirrors
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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AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROLS (ATC)
Automatic Temperature Controls
1 — AUTO Button
2 — A/C Button
3 — Temperature Control Up/Down Buttons
4 — Blower Control Up/Down Buttons
5 — Mix Mode Button
6 — Front Window Defroster Button
7 — Panel Mode Button
8 — Floor Mode Button
9 — Air Recirculation Button
10 — OFF Button
Automatic Operation
1. Push the AUTO button.
2. Select the desired temperature by pushing the temperature control buttons.
NOTE:
The system will maintain the set temperature automatically.
Air Recirculation
• Use recirculation for maximum A/C operation.
• For window defogging, turn the air recirculation button off.
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Heated Mirrors
The mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature is activated when you turn on
the rear window defroster, which is located in the center of the instrument panel, below
the radio.
REAR PARK ASSIST
If an object is detected behind the rear bumper while the vehicle is in REVERSE, a visual
warning will display in the instrument cluster and an audible tone will sound. The audible
tone rate will change depending on the distance of the object, getting faster as the object
gets closer to the bumper. The audible tone will become continuous when the distance
between the vehicle and the obstacle is less than 12 inches (30 cm).
SPORT MODE
The Sport mode increases steering feedback to the driver with slight increases in effort
and throttle pedal-to-engine response. Changes to the transmission shift schedules for
more aggressive shifting will occur on automatic transmission versions.
Sport driving mode is useful while driving on winding roads where more steering precision is desired.
Manual Transmission
1. Push the SPORT button, located above
the climate controls.
2. Momentarily release the accelerator
pedal.
3. Press the accelerator pedal again to activate.
Automatic Transmission
Push the SPORT button, located above the
climate controls.
NOTE:
Once SPORT mode is activated, a “SPORT”
Sport Button
message will be displayed in the instrument
cluster. The “SPORT” message may change to italic font and only display for a few seconds on some models.
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MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Be sure the transmission is in first gear, not third, when starting from a standing position.
Damage to the clutch can result from starting in third gear.
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal, and never try to hold the vehicle on
a hill with the clutch pedal partially engaged. This will cause abnormal wear on the clutch.
NOTE:
• Never shift into REVERSE until the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
• During cold weather, until the transmission lubricant is warm, you may experience
slightly higher shift efforts. This is normal and not harmful to the transmission.
AUTOSTICK — AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
When the gear selector is in the AutoStick position (beside the DRIVE position), it can
be moved forward and rearward to manually select the transmission gear being used.
Moving the gear selector forward (-) triggers a downshift and rearward (+) an upshift.
The current gear is displayed in the instrument cluster.
NOTE:
In AutoStick mode, the transmission will only shift up or down when the driver moves
the gear selector rearward (+) or forward (-), except as described below.
• The transmission will automatically upshift when necessary to prevent engine over-speed.
• The transmission will automatically downshift as the vehicle slows (to prevent engine
lugging) and will display the current gear.
• The transmission will automatically downshift to first gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the vehicle is accelerated.
• You can start out (from a stop) in first, second, or third gear. Starting out in second or
third gear can be helpful in snow or icy conditions. To select second or third gear after
the vehicle is brought to a stop, tap the gear selector rearward (+) once or twice.
• The system will ignore shift commands that would cause engine lugging or overspeed.
An audible beep will sound if an inappropriate gear is requested.
• The system may revert to automatic shift mode if a fault or overheat condition is detected.
To disengage AutoStick mode, return the gear selector to the DRIVE position.You can
shift in or out of the AutoStick position at any time without taking your foot off the accelerator pedal.
NOTE:
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a slippery surface. The drive wheels
could lose their grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or personal injury.
Refer to the Owner's Manual on www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals for complete details.
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POWER SUNROOF
The power sunroof switch is located in the overhead console.
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Never leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible to children. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the
power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch. Such entrapment may
result in serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown from a vehicle with an open
sunroof. You could also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten your seat belt
properly and make sure all passengers are properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers,
other body parts, or any object to project through the sunroof opening. Injury
may result.
To Open
Push and hold the power sunroof switch rearward for approximately one second and the
sunroof will stop at the vented position. Push the switch a second time and hold for approximately one second and release, the sunroof will open fully, then stop automatically.
This is called “Express Open”. During Express Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
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To Close
With the sunroof in the full open position, pull the power sunroof button and hold it for
approximately one second, the sunroof will return to the vented position. Pull the switch
a second time and hold for approximately one second to completely close the sunroof.
Pinch Protect Feature
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of the sunroof during Express
Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the sunroof will
automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, push the switch forward and release to Express Close.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a
helicopter-type sound in the ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain open or partially open positions. This
is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any window.
Emergency Operation
In case of electrical failure, the sunroof can be operated with the hex wrench that is located in the glove compartment. There is a plug located in the rear of the sunroof opening at the center of the vehicle. Removing the plug reveals a hex opening in the motor
assembly of the sunroof. Insert the hex wrench and turn, moving the sunroof to the desired location.
Sun Shade — If Equipped
For vehicles equipped with either a power sunroof or a fixed glass roof, there is a sun
shade that can be open or closed. To open the sun shade, push the tab and move the
shade to a full open position.
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POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP
On vehicles equipped with a power convertible top, the power convertible top switch is
located on the overhead console. The switch contains two buttons. The passenger side
button, is used to open the power top, and the driver side button, is used to close the
power top.
NOTE:
• The power top buttons will operate
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ACC/ON/RUN position.
• The power top can be remotely operated with the key fob. Refer to “Opening
Power Top Remote Function” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” in
the Owner’s Manual at
www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals for
more information.
• The soft top cannot be lowered in temperatures lower than –22°F (-30°C) but
it can be closed at temperatures as low
as –4° F (-20°C).
• The highest temperature that the convertible top is operational is at 176°F
(80°C).
Convertible Top Buttons
1 — Top Close Button
2 — Top Open Button
Lowering The Power Top
Auto Open
Push the top open button approximately one second for the three-quarter open/spoiler
position. Push the top open button for approximately one second a second time to fully
open the convertible top.
Manual Open
For manual open, push and hold the open button until desired roof position or until
spoiler position.
NOTE:
• Vertical movement only operates in auto open/close mode.
• If you are traveling at speeds above 50 mph (80 km/h) and wish to open the top, it
will open to only three-quarter of the way.
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Raising The Power Top
Auto Close
From the convertible top fully open position, push the top close button for approximately
one second for the three-quarter open/spoiler position. Push the top close button for
approximately one second a second time for the one-quarter open position. Push and
hold close button to fully close convertible top.
Manual Close
For manual close, push and hold the close button until desired position until one-quarter
open position. Push and hold again for full close position.
NOTE:
• If the top is three-quarter of the way open, you can close the top if vehicle speeds are
above 50 mph (80 km/h).
• If the top is fully open and the vehicle is traveling at 50 mph (80 km/h) or above, it
will not allow you to close the top.
NOTE:
Rail lubrication is recommended every 2000 cycles, or if scratching noises due to dust are
present. Refer to “Fluids, Lubes, and Genuine Part” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” in the
Owner’s Manual at www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals/for further information.
WARNING!
The convertible top does not provide the structural protection that a reinforced metal
roof does and the fabric top cannot be expected to prevent the ejection of the occupants in a collision. Therefore, it is important that all occupants wear their seat belts at
all times. Death or serious injuries could occur if you are ejected from the vehicle during a collision.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions may cause interior water damage, stains or mildew on
the top material:
• Avoid high-pressure car washes, as they can damage the top material. Also, increased water pressure may force water past the weather strips.
• Remove any standing water from the top and dry the surface before opening it.
Operating the top, opening a door or lowering a window while the top is wet
may allow water to drip into the vehicle’s interior.
• Use care when washing the vehicle, water pressure directed at the weather strip
seals may cause water to leak into the vehicle’s interior.
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Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure
If your power convertible top does not operate in the Auto Opening/Closing mode (automatically opening/closing to the one-quarter open and three-quarter open comfort
stops), or if the remote keyless power top function is inoperable, or if the trunk lid does
not open - the following relearn procedure may be necessary.
1. Confirm that the door/trunk lid are closed.
2. Begin with the top in the fully closed position (using manual mode).
3. Hold the open button to move the top to the fully open position.
4. Continue to hold the open button for an additional three seconds.
5. Release the open button.
6. Hold the closed button to move the top to the fully closed position.
7. Continue to hold the closed button until the top begins to cycle fully open, then release the closed button.
At the end of step 7 the top will automatically cycle to the fully open position, and then
close to the 1/4 open position.
This will confirm that the relearn procedure was successful.
Auto open/close will now be functional, as well as trunk lid operation, and remote keyless
power top function.
NOTE:
DO NOT interrupt this activity.
If the power convertible top does not relearn, repeat the procedure a second time.
Wind Stop
The Wind Stop installs in the backseat area of the vehicle. The Wind Stop will not interfere with power top operation. Therefore, it can remain installed when the top is up.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
To prevent possible engine damage while starting at low temperatures, this vehicle will
inhibit engine cranking when the ambient temperature is less than –22° F (–30° C) and
the oil temperature sensor reading indicates an engine block heater has not been used.
An externally-powered electric engine block heater is available as optional equipment
from your authorized dealer or may be standard equipment in some markets.
The message “plug in engine heater” will be displayed in the instrument cluster when the
ambient temperature is below 5° F (–15° C) at the time the engine is shut off as a reminder to avoid possible crank delays at the next cold start.
CAUTION!
Use of the recommended oil and adhering to the prescribed oil change intervals is important to prevent engine damage and ensure satisfactory starting in cold conditions.
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If Engine Fails To Start
WARNING!
Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into the throttle body air inlet opening in
an attempt to start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire causing serious personal
injury.
CAUTION!
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started.Vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could
enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage
the converter and vehicle.
• To prevent damage to the starter, do not continuously crank the engine for more
than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
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YOUR VEHICLE'S SOUND SYSTEM
1. Mute Button
2. Phone Pick Up Button pg. 89
3. Phone Hang Up Button pg. 89
4. Voice Command Button pg. 83
5. Steering Wheel Audio Controls (Left - Behind Steering Wheel) pg. 98
6. Steering Wheel Audio Controls (Right - Behind Steering Wheel) pg. 98
7. System On/Off Button — Volume Knob
8. Audio Mute Button
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9. Uconnect 5.0 Radio pg. 77
10. Settings Button
11. Tune/Scroll Knob — Browse/Enter Button
12. MORE Button
13. Power Outlet pg. 101
14. AUX Jack pg. 81
15. USB Port pg. 81
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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.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals.
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UCONNECT 5.0
Uconnect 5.0 Radio
1 — On/Off Button
2 — Mute Button
3 — Screen Off Button
4 — Settings Button
5 — Back Button
6 — BROWSE/ENTER Button — TUNE/
SCROLL Knob
7 — MORE Button
8 — PHONE Button
9 — NAV Button
10 — MEDIA Button
11 — RADIO Button
CAUTION!
Do NOT attach any object to the touchscreen, doing so can result in damage to the
touchscreen.
Uconnect 5.0 comes equipped with:
• 5.0” Full Color Touchscreen Display
• Bluetooth Connectivity/Bluetooth Streaming Audio
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Clock Setting
To start the clock setting procedure:
1. Push the Settings button on the faceplate and then press the “Clock and Date” button
on the touchscreen.
2. Press the “Set Time” button on the touchscreen.
3. Press the “Up” or “Down” arrows to adjust the hours or minutes, then 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.
4. Once the time is set, press the “Done” button on the touchscreen to exit the time
screen.
NOTE:
In the Clock Setting Menu you can also select Display Clock. Display Clock turns the
clock display in the status bar on or off.
Equalizer, Balance And Fade
1. Push the Settings button on the faceplate.
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 “-” button 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 will decrease the radio volume relative to a decrease in vehicle speed.
Surround Sound
Press the “Surround Sound” button on the touchscreen, select On or Off followed by
pressing the back arrow button on the touchscreen. When this feature is activated, it provides simulated surround sound mode.
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Radio Operation
Radio Operation
1
2
3
4
— Radio Station Preset
— All Presets
— Seek Next
— Audio Settings
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Station Information
Direct Tune
Radio Band
Seek Previous
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 on
the radio home screen 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.
Seek Next/Previous Buttons
• Press the up or down button to seek through radio stations in AM, FM or SXM bands.
• Hold either button to bypass stations without stopping.
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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.
NOTE:
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. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete
terms at www.siriusxm.com and www.siriusxm.ca for Canadian residents. 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 and HI. © 2016 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and
all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Voice Text Reply (Not Compatible With iPhone)
Once your Uconnect system is paired with a compatible mobile device, the system can
announce a new incoming text message, and read it to your 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.”
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PRE-DEFINED VOICE TEXT REPLY RESPONSES
Yes.
Stuck in traffic.
No.
Start without me.
Okay.
Where are you?
Call me.
Are you there yet?
I’ll call you later.
I need directions.
I’m on my way.
Can’t talk right now.
I’m lost.
See you later.
I’ll be late.
I will be <number> minutes
late.
See you in <number> of
minutes.
Thanks.
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 do
not currently support Bluetooth MAP. Visit UconnectPhone.com for system and device
compatibility.
USB/AUX CONTROL
To select a specific audio source, push the
MEDIA button on the faceplate. To allow
music to play from your portable device
through the vehicle’s speakers, press the
“Source” button then select one of the
following modes:
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 on the faceplate located
left of the display.
Audio Jack (AUX)
USB/Aux Audio Jack
1 — AUX/Audio Jack
2 — USB Port
• 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 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.
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UCONNECT 5.0 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 system.
Key features:
• Five-inch Color Touchscreen Display with AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth
• Bluetooth with integrated voice control
Uconnect 5.0 Radio
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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.
4. Each time you give a Voice Command, you must first press 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 pressing the VR or Phone
button and saying a Voice Command from current category.
NOTE:
All you need to control your Uconnect system with your voice are the buttons on your
steering wheel.
Uconnect VR/Phone Buttons
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Push To Mute
Push To Initiate Or To Answer A Phone Call, Send Or Receive A Text
Push To End Call
Push For Voice Recognition (VR)
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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.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only in safe driving conditions following
all applicable laws. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision causing serious injury or death.
Uconnect 5.0 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
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.
Uconnect offers connections via USB, SD, Bluetooth and auxiliary ports (If Equipped).
Voice operation is only available for connected USB and iPod devices.
Uconnect 5.0 Media
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Phone
Making and answering hands-free phone calls is easy with Uconnect. When the Phonebook button is illuminated on your touchscreen, your system is ready.
U.S./Canadian 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, press 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 Phone
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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
Uconnect Phone (Bluetooth Hands Free Calling)
Uconnect 5.0 Phone Menu
1
2
3
4
5
6
— Call/Redial/Hold
— Mobile Phone Signal Strength
— Currently Paired Mobile Phone
— Mobile Phone Battery Life
— Mute Microphone
— 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.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals for further
details.
NOTE:
• The Uconnect Phone requires a mobile phone equipped with the Bluetooth HandsFree 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
button
the entire list. When you hear the command that you need, push the
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
ample, "Help".
, then say a command. For ex-
• 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
cel" or push the Uconnect phone Hangup button
on the steering wheel and say
or the VR button
and say "canto cancel the help session.
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.
No.
Start without me.
Okay.
Where are you?
Call me.
Are you there yet?
I’ll call you later.
I need directions.
I’m on my way.
Can’t talk right now.
I’m lost.
See you later.
I’ll be late.
I will be <5, 10, 15,...etc.>
minutes late.
See you in <5, 10, 15,...etc.>
of minutes.
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.
Right Switch
• Push the switch up or down to increase
or decrease the volume.
• Push the button in the center to change
modes AM/FM/USB/SAT.
Left Switch
• 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.
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY
The instrument cluster display features a driver interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster. Pushing the controls on the right side of the instrument cluster allows
the driver to select vehicle information and Personal Settings. Refer to “Programmable
Features” in this guide for additional information.
• Push the MENU button to enter the
menu mode.
• Push the up or down arrow button to
scroll through the menu settings.
• Once the menu setting is shown in the
instrument cluster display push the
MENU button to access the setting and
use the up or down arrow button to
change the current setting. Push the
MENU button a second time to save the
setting and return to menu screen.
Instrument Cluster Display Controls
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PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES
Instrument Cluster Display
• The instrument cluster display can be used to program the following Personal Settings.
Push the MENU button until menu is displayed, then push the up or down arrow button to scroll through the settings.
• Once the menu setting is shown in the instrument cluster display push the MENU button to access the setting and use the up or down arrow button to change the current
setting. The menu includes the following functions:
• Speed Beep
• Language
• Trip B Data
• Buzzer Volume
• See Radio (Repeat Audio Information) • Button Volume
• Speed Display
• GSI Shift
• Autoclose
• Exit Menu
• Units
• Key
Uconnect Customer Programmable Features
The Uconnect system allows you to access Customer Programmable feature settings.
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
Engine Off Options
Clear Personal Data
• Audio
• Phone/Bluetooth
• SiriusXM Setup
• Voice
• Restore Settings
• Units
Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” in your Owner’s
Manual on www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals for further information.
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TRIP BUTTON
The Trip button is located on the end of the wiper lever to the right of the steering column. The trip button can be used to display and reset the following functions:
• Range
• Distance Travelled
• Average Consumption
• Instant Consumption
• Average Speed
• Travel Time
• Tire Pressure (on third push)
• Short push (less than 1 second) to display different functions.
• Long push (more than 1 second) to reset and start a new trip.
New Trip
A new trip can be reset or restarted by:
• “Manual” resetting by the user, by pushing the Trip button.
• “Automatically” resetting, when the “Trip
distance” reaches 9999.9 miles or when
the “Travel time” reaches 99.59
(99 hours and 59 minutes).
Trip Button
• After disconnecting/reconnecting the battery.
Trip A
• Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last reset.
Trip B
• Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last reset.
Start Of Trip Procedure
• With the ignition key on, push and hold the TRIP button for over one second to reset
Trip A or Trip B.
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Exit Trip
• The Trip function is over when all the values have been displayed or holding the
MENU button for longer than one second.
• Briefly push the MENU button to go back to the main screen or push and hold the
MENU button (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen without
storing settings.
POWER OUTLET
For added convenience there is a standard 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlet located in the
floor console.
Power Outlet
NOTE:
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the
160 Watt (13 Amp) power rating is exceeded, the fuse protecting the system will need
to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert any other object in
the power 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 warranty.
F15 Fuse 15 Amp Blue Cigar/Power Outlet Front Console
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UTILITY
TRAILER TOWING WEIGHTS (MAXIMUM TRAILER
WEIGHT RATINGS)
Trailer towing with this vehicle is not recommended.
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE
Towing Condition
Wheels OFF the
Ground
Flat Tow
NONE
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Front
Rear
ALL
Manual Transmission
Transmission in
NEUTRAL
OK
NOT ALLOWED
OK
Automatic Transmission
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOTE:
• Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions may be flat towed when recreational towing at speeds up to 65 mph (105km/h), for any distance, if the manual transmission is
in NEUTRAL.
• This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or vehicle trailer provided all four wheels are
OFF the ground.
CAUTION!
• Do not flat tow any vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission. Damage to
the drivetrain will result. If these vehicles require towing, make sure all drive
wheels are off the ground.
• 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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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
• If your FIAT 500 requires jump start assistance, out of gas/fuel delivery, tire service,
lockout service or towing due to a defect covered under the Basic Limited Warranty,
dial toll-free 1-888-242-6342 or 1-800-363-4869 for Canadian Residents. See your
Warranty booklet for further details.
• Provide your name, vehicle identification number and license plate number.
• Provide your location, including 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
This warning light indicates when the fuel level reaches approximately 1–1.3 gal (3.8
L–5.0 L). This light will turn on and a single chime will sound.
— 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.
— 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.
— Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Light
The warning light switches on and a message is displayed to indicate that the tire pressure is lower than the recommended value and/or that slow pressure loss is occurring. In
these cases, optimal tire duration and fuel consumption may not be guaranteed.
Should one or more tires be in the condition mentioned above, the display will show the
indications corresponding to each tire in sequence.
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 pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the
proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat
and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life,
and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
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Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the
driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not
reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when
the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with
the low tire pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will
flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or
signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle
that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to 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.
— Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition.
If the light turns on or flashes continuously while driving, safely pull over and stop the
vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and
idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to normal, turn the engine
off immediately.
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.
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— Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to the ON/RUN position, this light will turn on
for four to eight seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if the driver's seat belt
is unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb check or 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 “Getting Started” 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 anti-lock brake system reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been disengaged, and the fluid level is
at the full mark on the master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake hydraulic
system malfunction or that a problem with the Brake Booster has been detected by the
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. In this case, the
light will remain on until the condition has been corrected. If the problem is related to
the brake booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake, and a brake pedal
pulsation may be felt during each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a
portion of the hydraulic system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is indicated
by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on when the brake fluid level in the master
cylinder has dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
NOTE:
The light may flash momentarily during sharp cornering maneuvers, which change fluid
level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and the brake fluid level
checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is dangerous. Part of the brake system
may have failed. It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have a collision. Have
the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the Brake Warning
Light will turn on along with the ABS Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
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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.
— 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.
— 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.
— Generic Warning Light
The Generic Warning Light will illuminate if any of the following condition occurs: Engine
Oil Pressure Sensor Failure
— 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.
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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.
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.
— Vehicle Security Light
This light will flash rapidly for approximately 15 seconds when the vehicle security alarm
is arming. The light will flash at a slower speed continuously after the alarm is set. The
security light will also come on for about three seconds when the ignition is first turned
on.
— Front Fog Light Indicator
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog lights are on.
— Cruise Control SET Indicator
This indicator will illuminate when the cruising speed has been set.
— Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light
This light indicates the ESC system has been turned off by the driver.
ESC Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pushing the ESC Off switch. This mode is intended
for times when a more spirited driving experience is desired. It is also intended for driving in deep snow, sand or gravel conditions, when more wheel spin than ESC would normally allow is required to gain traction. To turn ESC on again, momentarily push the
switch again. This will restore the normal ESC On mode of operation.
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ESC Full Off
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use only and should not be used on
public roadways. In this mode, all TCS and ESC stability features are turned OFF, except
for the limited slip feature described in the TCS section. To enter the “Full Off” mode,
push and hold the ESC OFF switch for five seconds. After five seconds, the ESC OFF
Indicator Light will illuminate, and the “ESC OFF” message will display in the instrument
cluster display. To turn ESC ON again, momentarily push the ESC OFF switch.
— Park/Headlight ON Indicator
This indicator will illuminate when the park lights or headlights are turned on.
— Power Steering System Warning
This light is used to manage the electrical warning of the EPS (Electric Power Steering
System). When the ignition is turned to the ON/RUN position, the warning light will illuminate momentarily. If the warning light stays on, cycle the ignition to the OFF position
and back to ON/RUN. If the warning light stays on, contact your authorized dealer.
If the warning light switches on while driving, you may not have steering assistance. Although it will still be possible to steer the car, the effort needed to operate the steering
wheel could be increased: contact an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
— Defroster Indicator
Indicates that defroster is on.
Change Engine Oil
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The “Change Engine
Oil” 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. Turn the ignition switch to the ON 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 OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE:
If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator
system did not reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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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, place the transmission in 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 pointer rises to the
H (red) mark, the instrument cluster will sound a chime. When safe, pull over and stop
the vehicle with the engine at idle. Turn off the air conditioning and wait until the
pointer drops back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the H (red) mark
for more than a minute, turn the engine off immediately and call for service.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic.
Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the
jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The vehicle could slip off the jack
and fall on you. You could be crushed. Never put any part of your body under a
vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for changing tires only. The jack should
not be used to lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should be jacked
on a firm level surface only. Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location
The jack and jack wrench tool are stowed in a bag under the front driver’s seat.
Jack Location
Spare Tire Removal
The spare tire is stowed to the underbody below the cargo area.
1. Remove the plug located in the rear cargo area.
2. Fit the wrench tool over the drive nut. Use the wrench to rotate the nut counterclockwise until the spare is on the ground with enough slack in the cable to allow you
to pull the tire out from under the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the jack wrench tool only. Use of an air
wrench or other power tools is not recommended and they can damage the winch.
3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle.
Spare Tire
4. Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the center of the wheel.
Retainer
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Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoiding ice 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 the danger of being hit when operating the jack or
changing the wheel.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flashers.
3. Apply the parking brake.
4. Place the gear selector in PARK (automatic transmission) or REVERSE (manual transmission).
5. Turn off the ignition.
6. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite of the jacking position.
For example, if changing the right front tire, block the left rear wheel.
NOTE:
Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
while the vehicle is being jacked.
Wheel Blocked
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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 flashers.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised.
• Apply 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.
NOTE:
Refer to the “Compact Spare Tire” section of
the “Tires-General Information” under “Starting And Operating” in the Owner’s Manual
www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals for
information about the spare tire, it's use,
and operation.
Jack Warning Label
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on locations other than those indicated
in the Jacking Instructions for this vehicle.
1. Remove the scissors jack and tool bag from under the driver's seat.
2. Remove center cap.
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NOTE:
Before using the swivel wrench to remove the wheel bolts be sure to remove the center
cap of the wheel by inserting the angled tab end of the swivel wrench into the notched
part of the center cap.
3. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel bolts by turning them to the left one turn
while the wheel is still on the ground.
NOTE:
• There are front and rear jacking locations on each side of the body (as indicated by
the triangular lift point symbol on the sill molding)
• Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is securely engaged.
Front Jacking Location
Rear Jacking Location
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4. Turn the jack screw to the left until the jack can be placed under the jacking location.
Once the jack is positioned, turn the jack screw to the right until the jack head is
properly engaged with the lift area closest to the wheel to be changed.
Jack Location
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. Using the swivel wrench, raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right. Raise
the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is obtained
to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability.
6. Remove the wheel bolts and pull the wheel off the hub. For vehicles equipped with
aluminum wheels, the center caps must be removed to remove the wheel bolts. For
vehicles equipped with steel wheels the wheel covers must be removed to remove
the wheel bolts.
WARNING!
• To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully tighten the wheel
bolts until the vehicle has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury.
• To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel covers with care to avoid contact
with any sharp edges.
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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. Install the spare wheel and hand start the wheel bolts. Make sure to align the pins on
the hub with the small holes on the wheel. Lightly tighten the bolts. To avoid the risk
of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the bolts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered.
8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left.
9. 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 bolt
has been tightened twice. The correct Torque Specifications are 66 Ft-Lbs (90 N-m)
for Steel Wheels and 74 Ft-Lbs (100 N-m) for Aluminum Wheels. If in doubt about
the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized
dealership or service station.
10. Disassemble the jack and tools and place them in the bag. Stow it under the driver's
seat and secure the bag to the floor with the straps attached to the floor of the
vehicle.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places provided.
11. Place the deflated (flat) tire in the cargo area. Have the tire repaired or replaced as
soon as possible.
WARNING!
A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could injure the occupants in
the vehicle. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.
12. Check the spare tire pressure as soon as possible. Correct the tire pressure as required.
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Road Tire Installation
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. Install the spare wheel and hand start the wheel bolts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the wheel bolts fully
until the vehicle has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may result in personal
injury.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
4. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the wrench while at the end of the
handle for increased leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until each bolt
has been tightened twice. The correct Torque Specifications are 66 Ft-Lbs (90 N-m)
for Steel Wheels and 74 Ft-Lbs (100 N-m) for Aluminum Wheels. If in doubt about
the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized
dealership or service station.
5. 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.
6. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the valve stem on the wheel. Install the
cover by hand. Do not use a hammer or excessive force to install the cover.
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. Install the remaining wheel bolts with the cone shaped end of the nut toward the
wheel. Lightly tighten the wheel bolts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully tighten the lug nuts
until the vehicle has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious
injury.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
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4. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the wrench while at the end of the
handle for increased leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until each bolt
has been tightened twice. The correct Torque Specifications are 66 Ft-Lbs (90 N-m)
for Steel Wheels and 74 Ft-Lbs (100 N-m) for Aluminum Wheels. If in doubt about
the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized
dealership or service station.
5. 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.
Spare Tire Stowage
Reverse instructions of the spare removal section.
Rotate the jack wrench tool on the winch drive nut clockwise until effort becomes heavy
and an audible click is heard indicating the spare is properly stowed.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the jack wrench extension tool only. Use
of air wrench or power tool may damage the winch.
TIRE SERVICE KIT
Small punctures up to 1/4 inch (6 mm) in the tire tread can be sealed with Tire Service
Kit. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or nails) should not be removed from the tire. Tire Service Kit can be used in outside temperatures down to approximately -4°F (-20°C).
This kit will provide a temporary tire seal, allowing you to drive your vehicle up to
100 miles (160 km) with a maximum speed of 55 mph (90 km/h).
Tire Service Kit Storage
The Tire Service Kit is located under the front driver's seat.
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Tire Service Kit Components And Operation
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
Your Tire Service Kit is equipped with the
following symbols to indicate the air or
sealant mode.
•
Selecting Air Mode
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn
to this position for air pump operation
only. Use the Black Air Pump Hose (7)
when selecting this mode.
•
Selecting Sealant Mode
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn
to this position to inject the Tire Service Kit
Sealant and to inflate the tire. Use the Sealant Hose (clear hose) (6) when selecting
this mode.
•
Using The Power Button
Push and release the Power Button (4)
once to turn on the Tire Service Kit. Push
and release the Power Button (4) again to
turn Off the Tire Service Kit.
•
Using The Deflation Button
Tire Service Kit Components
1 — Sealant Bottle
2 — Deflation Button
3 — Pressure Gauge
4 — Power Button
5 — Mode Select Knob
6 — Sealant Hose (Clear)
7 — Air Pump Hose (Black)
8 — Power Plug (located on the bottom
side of the Tire Service Kit)
Push the Deflation Button (2) to reduce
the air pressure in the tire if it becomes
over - inflated.
Tire Service Kit Usage Precautions
• Replace the Tire Service Kit Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed at the lower right hand corner on the bottle label) to assure optimum operation of the system. Refer to “Sealing A Tire With Tire Service Kit” section
(F) “Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement”.
• The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one tire application use and need to
be replaced after each use. Always replace these components immediately at your
original equipment vehicle dealer.
• When the Tire Service Kit sealant is in a liquid form, clean water, and a damp cloth will
remove the material from the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the sealant
dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly discarded.
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• For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem on the wheel is free of debris
before connecting the Tire Service Kit.
• You can use the Tire Service Kit air pump to inflate bicycle tires. The kit also comes
with two needles, located in the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of
the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar inflatable items. However, use
only the Air Pump Hose (7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in the Air
Mode when inflating such items to avoid injecting sealant into them. The Tire Service
Kit Sealant is only intended to seal punctures less than 1/4 inch (6 mm) diameter in
the tread of your tire.
• Do not lift or carry the Tire Service Kit by the hoses.
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.
• 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.
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Sealing A Tire With Tire Service Kit
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use Tire Service Kit:
1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s Hazard Warning flashers.
2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the deflated tire) is in a position that is
near to the ground. This will allow the Tire Service Kit Hoses (6) and (7) to reach the
valve stem and keep the Tire Service Kit flat on the ground. This will provide the best
positioning of the kit when injecting the sealant into the deflated tire and running the
air pump. Move the vehicle as necessary to place the valve stem in this position before proceeding.
3. Place the transmission in PARK (auto transmission) or in Gear (manual transmission)
and place the ignition in the OFF position.
4. Apply the parking brake.
(B) Setting Up To Use Tire Service Kit:
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the Sealant Mode position.
2. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) and then remove the cap from the fitting at the end of
the hose.
3. Place the Tire Service Kit flat on the ground next to the deflated tire.
4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw the fitting at the end of the
Sealant Hose (6) onto the valve stem.
5. Uncoil the Power Plug (8) and insert the plug into the vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
NOTE:
Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or nails) from the tire.
(C) Injecting Tire Service Kit Sealant Into The Deflated Tire:
• Always start the engine before turning on the Tire Service Kit.
NOTE:
Manual transmission vehicles must have the parking brake engaged and the gear selector
in NEUTRAL.
• After pushing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white fluid) will flow from the Sealant
Bottle (1) through the Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire.
NOTE:
Sealant may leak out through the puncture in the tire.
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If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 – 10 seconds through the Sealant Hose (6):
1. Push the Power Button (4) to turn off the Tire Service Kit. Disconnect the Sealant
Hose (6) from the valve stem. Make sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect
the Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the Mode Select Knob (5) is in
the Sealant Mode position and not Air Mode. Push the Power Button (4) to turn on
the Tire Service Kit.
2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt power outlet in your vehicle or
another vehicle, if available. Make sure the engine is running before turning on the Tire
Service Kit.
3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous use. Call for assistance.
NOTE:
If the Mode Select Knob (5) is on Air Mode and the pump is operating, air will dispense
from the Air Pump Hose (7) only, not the Sealant Hose (6).
If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the Sealant Hose (6):
1. Continue to operate the pump until sealant is no longer flowing through hose (typically takes 30 - 70 seconds). As the sealant flows through the Sealant Hose (6), the
Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as 70 psi (4.8 Bar). The Pressure Gauge (3) will
decrease quickly from approximately 70 psi (4.8 Bar) to the actual tire pressure when
the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty.
2. The pump will start to inject air into the tire immediately after the Sealant Bottle (1)
is empty. Continue to operate the pump and inflate the tire to the pressure indicated
on the tire pressure label on the driver-side latch pillar (recommended pressure).
Check the tire pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3).
If the tire does not inflate to at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
• The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle further. Call for
assistance.
NOTE:
If the tire becomes overinflated, push the Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to
the recommended inflation pressure before continuing.
If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure
within 15 minutes:
1. Push the Power Button (4) to turn off the Tire Service Kit.
2. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the top of the Sealant Bottle (1) and place the
sticker on the instrument panel.
3. Immediately disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the valve stem, reinstall the cap on
the fitting at the end of the hose, and place the Tire Service Kit in the vehicle storage
location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vehicle.”
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CAUTION!
• The metal end fitting from Power Plug (8) may get hot after use, so it should be
handled carefully.
• Failure to reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) can
result in sealant contacting your skin, clothing, and the vehicle’s interior. It can also
result in sealant contacting internal Tire Service Kit components which may cause
permanent damage to the kit.
(D) Drive Vehicle:
Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire, drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km)
or 10 minutes to ensure distribution of the Tire Service Kit Sealant within the tire. Do
not exceed 55 mph (90 km/h).
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 55 mph (90 km/h) until the tire
is repaired or replaced. Failure to follow this warning can result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
(E) After Driving:
Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop To Use Tire Service Kit” before
continuing.
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the Air Mode position.
2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the vehicle's 12 Volt power outlet.
3. Uncoil the Air Pump Hose (7) (black in color) and screw the fitting at the end of
hose (7) onto the valve stem.
4. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the Pressure Gauge (3).
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar):
The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 Bar) or higher:
1. Push the Power Button (4) to turn on Tire Service Kit and inflate the tire to the pressure indicated on the tire and loading information label on the driver-side door opening.
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NOTE:
If the tire becomes over-inflated, push the Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure
to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing.
2. Disconnect the Tire Service Kit from the valve stem, reinstall the cap on the valve
stem and unplug from 12 Volt outlet.
3. Place the Tire Service Kit in its proper storage area in the vehicle.
4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the earliest opportunity at an
authorized dealer or tire service center.
5. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the instrument panel after the tire has been
repaired.
6. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) assembly at your authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to (F) “Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement”.
NOTE:
When having the tire serviced, advise the authorized dealer or service center that the
tire has been sealed using the Tire Service Kit.
(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) (clear in color).
2. Locate the round Sealant Bottle release button in the recessed area under the sealant
bottle.
3. Push the Sealant Bottle release button. The Sealant Bottle (1) will pop up. Remove the
bottle and dispose of it accordingly.
4. Clean any remaining sealant from the Tire Service Kit housing.
5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so that the Sealant Hose (6) aligns
with the hose slot in the front of the housing. Push the bottle into the housing. An
audible click will be heard indicating the bottle is locked into place.
6. Verify that the cap is installed on the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) and
return the hose to its storage area (located on the bottom of the air pump).
7. Return the Tire Service Kit to its storage location in the vehicle.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE
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.
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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.
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located between the left front headlight assembly and the
left front wheel splash shield.
Battery Posts
1 — Positive Battery Post
2 — Negative Battery Post
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WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can
start anytime the ignition switch is ON.You can be injured by moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch bands and bracelets that could
make an inadvertent electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or sparks away from
the battery.
1. 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.
3. Remove the protective cover over the positive (+) battery post. To remove the cover,
push the locking tab and pull upward on the cover.
4. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park the vehicle within the jumper
cables reach, apply 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.
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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 (-) jumper cable from the engine ground (-) of the vehicle
with the discharged battery.
2. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable from the negative (-) post of the
booster battery.
3. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper cable from the positive (+)
post of the booster battery.
4. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable from the positive (+) post of the
discharged vehicle.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle, you should have the battery
and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
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CAUTION!
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e., cellular devices, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long
enough without engine operation, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
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.
3. Remove the gear selector override access cover (located on the right side of the gear
selector housing) by prying at the bottom edge of the cover.
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the
brake pedal.
5. Insert a small screwdriver or similar tool
into the access hole, and push and hold
the override release lever in.
6. Move the gear selector to the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in
NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the gear selector override access cover.
Gear Selector Override Access Hole
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled vehicle using a commercial towing
service.
Towing Condition
Wheels OFF The
Ground
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
Flat Tow
NONE
NOT ALLOWED
Wheel Lift Or Dolly Rear
Tow
Front
Flatbed
ALL
NOT ALLOWED
OK
BEST METHOD
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
If transmission is
operable:
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
• 65 mph
(104 km/h) max
speed
NOT ALLOWED
OK
BEST METHOD
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent damage to your vehicle. Use
only tow bars and other equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment
manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other
towing device to main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers or associated
brackets. State and local laws regarding vehicles under tow must be observed.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) while being towed, the ignition
must be in the ON/RUN mode.
CAUTION!
• Do not use sling-type equipment when towing. Vehicle damage may occur.
• When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not attach to front or rear suspension components. Damage to your vehicle may result from improper towing.
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Automatic Transmission
• Vehicle can be towed with the front wheels elevated.
• Vehicle can be towed on a flatbed truck (all wheels off the ground).
If the ignition key is unavailable, or the vehicle’s battery is discharged, refer to “Gear Selector Override” in this section for instructions on shifting the transmission out of PARK in
order to move the vehicle.
CAUTION!
• DO NOT flat tow any vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission. Damage
to the drivetrain will result. If these vehicles require towing, make sure all drive
wheels are OFF the ground.
• 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.
Manual Transmission
• Vehicle can be flat towed (all four wheels on the ground) with the transmission in
NEUTRAL.
• Vehicle can be towed with the front wheels elevated.
• Vehicle can be towed on a flatbed truck (all wheels off the ground).
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe engine
and/or transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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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. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE and REVERSE (with automatic transmission) or SECOND GEAR and REVERSE (with manual transmission), 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.
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at least one minute after every five rocking-motion cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce the
risk of clutch or transmission failure during prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
NOTE:
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” in “Starting
And Operating” in the Owner’s Manual at www.fiatusa.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/SECOND GEAR and
REVERSE, do not spin the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead to transmission overheating and failure. It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels above
30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
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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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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
1. Pull the bottom of the RED hood release lever, located on the left kick panel, rearward.
2. Rotate the safety catch under the front
edge of the hood, near the center, and
raise the hood.
3. Lift the hood prop rod that clips to the
right side (left side when standing in
front of the hood) of the engine compartment. Place the hood prop rod in
the hole of hood hinge to secure the
hood in the open position.
In hot climates, the prop rod may be hot.
Pick up the prop rod at the foam on the
end of the prop rod.
Hood Release Lever
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WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your vehicle. If the hood is not fully
latched, it could open when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision. Failure to
follow this warning could result in serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to close it. Lower hood to approximately 12 inches (30 cm) and drop the hood to close. Make sure hood is fully closed
for both latches. Never drive vehicle unless hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L
1. Engine Coolant Reservoir Cap
2. Engine Oil Dipstick
3. Brake Fluid Reservoir
4. Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
5. Battery
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6. Air Cleaner Filter
7. Engine Oil Fill
8. Washer Fluid Reservoir
9. Engine Coolant Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO
1. Engine Coolant Reservoir Cap
2. Engine Oil Dipstick
3. Brake Fluid Reservoir
4. Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
5. Battery
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6. Air Cleaner Filter
7. Engine Oil Fill
8. Washer Fluid Reservoir
9. Engine Coolant Reservoir
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
1.4L Engine
Cooling System
1.4L Engine (Mopar
Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula) — with Manual
Transmission
1.4L Engine (Mopar
Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula) — with Automatic
Transmission
U.S.
Metric
10.5 Gallons
40 Liters
4 Quarts
3.8 Liters
4.6 Quarts
4.4 Liters
5.8 Quarts
5.5 Liters
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
Engine Coolant – 1.4L Engine
We recommend you use Mopar
Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile
Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology) meeting the requirements of FCA
Material Standard MS.90032.
We recommend you use API Certified
SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of FCA Material Standard
MS-6395. 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.
91 Octane Recommended – 87 Octane
Acceptable, 0-15% Ethanol.
Engine Oil – 1.4L Engine
Engine Oil Filter – 1.4L Engine
Spark Plugs – 1.4L Engine
Fuel Selection – 1.4L Engine
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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
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
We recommend you use Mopar
C635 DDCT/MTX Transmission Fluid.
Use only Mopar AW-1 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent. Failure to use
the correct fluid may affect the function
or performance of your transmission.
We recommend you use Mopar DOT 3,
SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE
J1703 brake fluid is not available, then
DOT 4 is acceptable.
We recommend you use Berulub FR 43.
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
Brake Master Cylinder
Convertible Top Rails – If Equipped
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ADDING FUEL
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located on the passenger side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is the correct one for this vehicle.
CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an
improper fuel filler cap. A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting aftermarket cap can cause the “Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL)” to illuminate, due to fuel vapors escaping from the system.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top off” the fuel tank after filling.
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when the gas cap is
removed or the tank is being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. It may cause the MIL to turn on and
could cause a fire.
• 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.
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
• Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you hear one click. This is an indication that
the cap is properly tightened.
• If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the MIL will 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.
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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.
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.fiatusa.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, extremely hot or cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage
will influence when the “Change Oil” or “Oil Change Required” message is displayed.
Severe Operating Conditions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as early as
3,500 miles (5,600 km) since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible,
within the next 500 miles (805 km).
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator message after completing the
scheduled oil change. If a scheduled oil change is performed by someone other than your
authorized dealer, the message can be reset by referring to the steps described under
“Instrument Cluster Warning Lights” in “What To Do In Emergencies” in this guide or
“Instrument Cluster Display” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” in your Owner’s
Manual on www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals for further information.
NOTE:
Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km),
twelve months or 350 hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350 hours
of engine run or idle time is generally only a concern for fleet customers.
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.
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Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
Check engine oil level.
Check windshield washer fluid level.
Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual wear or damage.
Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir and brake master cylinder, and fill as
needed.
Check function of all interior and exterior lights.
Maintenance Chart
Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the maintenance schedules on the following page for the required maintenance
intervals.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil Change Indicator System:
Change oil and filter.
Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the
oil indicator system turns on.
Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as required.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums 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.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following pages for the required maintenance
intervals.
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only, yearly intervals do not apply.
Replace the timing belt.
X
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
Replaced accessory drive belt and tensioner.
X
X
X
X
X
X
Flush and replace the engine coolant at
10 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km)
whichever comes first.
X
50,000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
70,000
Replace spark plugs (1.4L Engine). **
Clean and lube sun roof tracks.
Replace cabin air filter.
Replace engine air filter.
30,000
X
X
Inspect park brake function. Adjust as necessary.
40,000
X
X
Inspect the brake linings. Replace as necessary.
Additional Maintenance
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
20,000
32,000
X
48,000
Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends and
boot seals, and replace if necessary.
90,000
X
64,000
Inspect the CV joints.
80,000
X
80,000
Or Kilometers:
60,000
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!
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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
Odometer
MAINTENANCE RECORD
Date
Signature, Authorized
Service Center
90,000 Miles
(144,000 km) or
9 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
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
Vehicle Fuse
Number
1
F12
2
F32
3
4
F53
F38
5
F36
6
7
F43
F48
8
F13
9
F50
10
F51
11
F37
12
F49
13
14
F31
F47
Mini Fuse
Description
7.5 Amp Brown Right Low Beam
Front and Rear Ceiling Lights
5 Amp Tan
Trunk and Door Courtesy Lights
5 Amp Tan
Instrument Panel Node
20 Amp Yellow Central Door Locking
Diagnostic Socket, Vehicle Radio,
10 Amp Red
Climate Control System
20 Amp Yellow Bi-Directional Washer
20 Amp Yellow Passenger Power Window
Left Low Beam, Headlamp Level7.5 Amp Brown
ing
7.5 Amp Brown Airbag
Vehicle Radio Switch, Climate
5 Amp Tan
Control System, Stop Light,
Clutch
Stop Light Switch, Instrument
5 Amp Tan
Panel Node
Exterior Mirror, GPS, Electric Mir5 Amp Tan
ror, Parking Sensor
5 Amp Tan
Ignition, Climate Control
20 Amp Yellow Driver Power Window
Underhood Fuses
The Front Distribution Unit is located on the right side of the engine compartment, next
to the battery. To access the fuses, press the release tabs and remove the cover.
The ID number of the electrical component corresponding to each fuse can be found on
the back of the cover.
Cavity
Maxi Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
F01
F02
F03
F04
F05
F06
60 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
40 Amp Orange
70 Amp Tan
20 Amp Yellow
–
–
–
–
–
–
Body Controller
Audio Amplifier
Ignition Switch
Anti-Lock Brake Pump
Electric Power Steering
Radiator Fan - Single Speed
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Cavity
Maxi Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
F06
F07
F08
F09
F10
F11
30 Amp Green
40 Amp Orange
40 Amp Orange
–
–
–
–
–
–
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
F11
–
10 Amp Red
F14
F15
F16
–
–
–
5 Amp Tan
15 Amp Blue
7.5 Amp Brown
F17
–
25 Amp Clear
F17
F18
–
–
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
F18
–
5 Amp Tan
F19
F20
F21
F22
F23
F24
F30
F82
F83
F84
F85
F87
F90
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
30 Amp Green
20 Amp Yellow
–
30 Amp Green
–
–
7.5 Amp Brown
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
7.5 Amp Brown
15 Amp Blue
–
–
10 Amp Red
–
5 Amp Tan
5 Amp Tan
Radiator Fan - Low Speed
Radiator Fan - High Speed
Blower Motor
Powertrain
Horn
Powertrain
Powertrain (Multiair – If
Equipped)
High Beam (Shutter)
Cigar Lighter
Transmission
Powertrain (Multiair – If
Equipped)
Powertrain
Powertrain
Powertrain (Multiair – If
Equipped)
Air Conditioning
Heated Seats – If Equipped
Fuel Pump
Powertrain
Anti-Lock Brake Valves
Stability Control System
Fog Lamps
Sunroof/Convertible Top
Cooling Pump – If Equipped
Transmission
Rear Defroster
Rear Defroster
Heated Mirrors – If Equipped
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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.
• 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.
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
• 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.
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)
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EXAMPLE:
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
Definition
B-Pillar
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.
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
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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. Under-inflation
increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure. Over-inflation
reduces a tire’s ability to cushion shock. Objects on the road and chuck holes can
cause damage that results in tire failure. Unequal tire pressures can cause steering
problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. Over-inflated or under-inflated
tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of vehicle
control. 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 axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front
and rear axles must not be exceeded. Refer to “Vehicle Loading” in “Starting And Operating”
in the Owner’s Manual, or the Tire Information Supplement, located in your Owner’s Information kit for further information on GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your vehicle, locate the statement “The
combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs” on the
Tire and Loading Information placard. The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed the weight referenced here.
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Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit—
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo
should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle's placard.
(2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will
be riding in your vehicle.
(3) Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from
XXX kg or XXX lbs.
(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage
load capacity. For example, if “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will
be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and
luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400-750 (5x150) = 650 lbs.)
(5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on
the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4.
(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be
transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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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
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your
vehicle. Four primary areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
• Safety and Vehicle Stability
• Economy
• Tread Wear
• Ride Comfort
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause collisions.
• Underinflation increases tire flexing and can result in overheating and tire failure.
• Overinflation reduces a tire's ability to cushion shock. Objects on the road and
chuckholes can cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Overinflated or underinflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly,
resulting in loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your
vehicle.
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the
vehicle to drift to the right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the stability of the vehicle and can produce
a feeling of sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
NOTE:
• Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause erratic and unpredictable steering
response.
• Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the vehicle to drift left or right.
Fuel Economy
Underinflated tires will increase tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
Tread Wear
Improper cold tire inflation pressures can cause abnormal wear patterns and reduced
tread life, resulting in the need for earlier tire replacement.
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Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride. Over-inflation produces a jarring
and uncomfortable ride.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the driver's side B-Pillar or rear edge
of the driver's side door.
At least once a month:
• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not
make a visual judgement when determining proper inflation. Tires may look properly
inflated even when they are under-inflated.
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This
will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the
valve stem.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always “cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold
tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been driven
for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a minimum
of three hours. The cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation
pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range of outdoor temperatures, as
tire pressures vary with temperature changes.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per 12°F (7°C) of air temperature
change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in the
Winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the outside temperature = 32°F
(0°C) then the cold tire inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa), which
equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa) during operation. DO NOT
reduce this normal pressure build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and within posted speed limits. Where
speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to your
authorized tire dealer or original equipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added
strain on your tires could cause them to fail. You could have a serious collision. Do not
drive a vehicle loaded to the maximum capacity at continuous speeds above 75 mph
(120 km/h).
Radial Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Always use radial ply tires in
sets of four. Never combine them with other types of tires.
Tire Repair
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it meets the following criteria:
• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire (sidewall damage is not repairable).
• The puncture is no greater than a ¼ of an inch (6 mm).
Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and additional information.
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have experienced a loss of pressure should
be replaced immediately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and service description (Load Index and Speed Symbol).
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Tire Types
All Season Tires — If Equipped
All season tires provide traction for all seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). Traction
levels may vary between different all season tires. All season tires can be identified by the
M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of
four; failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle.
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry conditions, and are not intended to
be driven in snow or on ice. If your vehicle is equipped with Summer tires, be aware
these tires are not designed for Winter or cold driving conditions. Install Winter tires on
your vehicle when ambient temperatures are less than 40°F (5°C) or if roads are covered with ice or snow. For more information, contact an authorized dealer.
Summer tires do not contain the all season designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on
the tire sidewall. Use Summer tires only in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely
affect the safety and handling of your vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not use Summer tires in snow/ice conditions.You could lose vehicle control, resulting in severe injury or death. Driving too fast for conditions also creates the possibility
of loss of vehicle control.
Snow Tires
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires during the Winter. Snow tires
can be identified by a “mountain/snowflake” symbol on the tire sidewall.
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and type to the
original equipment tires. Use snow tires only in sets of four; failure to
do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle.
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what was originally equipped with your vehicle and should not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph (120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph
(120 km/h), refer to original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for recommended
safe operating speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid and traction capability on wet or
dry surfaces may be poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states prohibit studded
tires; therefore, local laws should be checked before using these tire types.
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Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles (80 km) at 50 mph (80 km/h)
after a rapid loss of inflation pressure. This rapid loss of inflation is referred to as the Run
Flat mode. A Run Flat mode occurs when the tire inflation pressure is of/or below 14 psi
(96 kPa). Once a Run Flat tire reaches the Run Flat mode, it has limited driving capabilities and needs to be replaced immediately. A Run Flat tire is not repairable.
It is not recommended to drive a vehicle loaded at full capacity, or to tow a trailer while
a tire is in the Run Flat mode.
See the tire pressure monitoring section for more 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.
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Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a conventional tire on the compact
spare wheel, since the wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire. Do not
install more than one compact spare tire and wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
WARNING!
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.
Collapsible Spare Tire — If Equipped
The collapsible spare is for temporary emergency use only.You can identify if your vehicle
is equipped with a collapsible 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.
Collapsible spare tire description example: 165/80-17 101P.
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.
Inflate collapsible tire only after the wheel is properly installed to the vehicle. Inflate the
collapsible tire using the electric air pump before lowering the vehicle.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a conventional tire on the collapsible
spare wheel, since the wheel is designed specifically for the collapsible spare tire.
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.
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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.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not spin your vehicle's wheels above
30 mph (48 km/h) or for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further
information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may
cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin
your vehicle's wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what
the speed.
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Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires to help you in determining when
your tires should be replaced.
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread grooves. They will appear
as bands when the tread depth becomes a
1/16 of an inch (1.6 mm). When the tread
is worn to the tread wear indicators, the
tire should be replaced. Refer to “Replacement Tires” in this section for further
information.
Tire Tread
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style.
• Tire pressure – Improper cold tire inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns
to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce tread life,
resulting in the need for earlier tire replacement.
• Distance driven.
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or higher, and Summer tires typically
have a reduced tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule
is highly recommended.
WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six years, regardless of the remaining
tread. Failure to follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.You could lose control and have a collision resulting in serious injury or death.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil, grease, and gasoline.
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Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many characteristics. They should be
inspected regularly for wear and correct cold tire inflation pressures. The manufacturer
strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on “Tread Wear Indicator”
in this section. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and Speed Symbol for
your tire will be found on the original equipment tire sidewall.
See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the “Tire Safety Information” section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index and Speed Symbol of a tire.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two rear tires as a pair. Replacing
just one tire can seriously affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a wheel, make
sure that the wheel’s specifications match those of the original wheels.
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire dealer or original equipment dealer
with any questions you may have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
WARNING!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle.
Some combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling,
and braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to
steering and suspension components.You could lose control and have a collision
resulting in serious injury or death. Use only the tire and wheel sizes with load
ratings approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or capacity, other than what was originally equipped on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load index could result
in tire overloading and failure.You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having adequate speed capability can result
in sudden tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size may result in false speedometer
and odometer readings.
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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 or 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 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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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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.
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.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. These
grades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement, as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt
and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking
traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's
resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat, when
tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test
wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to
degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which
all passenger vehicle tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance
on the laboratory test wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly
inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive
loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and
possible tire failure.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
REPLACEMENT BULBS
Interior Bulbs
Bulb Number
Overhead Lamp
Courtesy Lamp
C5W
W5W
Exterior Bulbs
Bulb Number
Front Low and High Beam Headlamp
Front Parking/Daytime Running Lamps
Front Fog Lamps
Front Side Marker Lamps
Front Turn Signal Lamps
Side Direction Lamps
Rear Turn Signal Lamps
Rear Side Marker Lamps
Rear Tail and Stop Lamps
Rear Backup Lamps
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp
License Plate Lamps
HIR2LL
W21/5W
H11LL
W3W
WY21W
WY5W
PY21W
W3W
P21/5W
W16W
W5W
LED (See Authorized dealer)
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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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
FIAT CUSTOMER CENTER
P.O. Box 21–8004 Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004 Phone: 1-888-242-6342
FIAT CANADA 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 Fiat Contact Us page at www.fiat.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 1-888-242-6342 (U.S.) or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada).
• Replacement English User Guide kits or DVDs 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 FIAT®
website.
• Click on the “For Owners” tab, select “Owner/Service Manuals”, then select your desired model year and vehicle from the drop down lists.
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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
• The following highlights just some of the many Authentic FIAT Accessories by Mopar
featuring a fit, finish, and functionality specifically for your FIAT 500.
• 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 factory-approved.
• For the full line of Authentic FIAT 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.
Mopar Accessories
EXTERIOR:
• Chrome Hood Spear
• Chrome Mirror Cover
• Chrome Fuel Door
• Locking Fuel Cap
• 16" Gloss Black Offset
Wheel
• Satin Black License Plate
Frame
• 16" 5-Spoke Wheel (Available in Black and Silver) Separate purchase of Wheel Pockets White, Red,
Black or Chrome
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Hood Graphics
Bodyside Graphics
Fender Badges
Front End Cover
Side Window Air
Deflectors
• Chrome License Plate
Frame
• Roof Graphics
• Molded Splash Guards
• Vehicle Covers
• Valve Stem Caps
• Body Side Molding And
Inserts
• Wheel Lock Kit
MOPAR® ACCESSORIES
INTERIOR:
• Door Sill Guards
• Chrome Shift Knob
• Molded Cargo Tray
• Cargo Net
• Premium Carpet Floor
Mats
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Bright Pedal Kits
Key Covers
Roadside Safety Kit
Cargo Liner
ELECTRONICS:
• Mopar Web
• Remote Start
• Electronic Vehicle Tracking
System (EVTS)
• Katzkin Leather Interiors
• All-Weather Mats
• Sunshade
• Cargo Tote
• Interior/Ambient Lighting
CARRIERS:
• Roof-Mount Snowboard/ • Removable Roof And
• Roof-Mount Luggage
Ski Carrier
Rear Window Racks
Carrier
• Roof-Mount Bike Carriers • Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier • Bike Receiver
PERFORMANCE:
• Cold Air Intake
• Performance Exhaust
• Strut Tower Brace
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
GETTING STARTED
• How do I install my LATCH Equipped Child Seat? pg. 42
• How do I fold down my rear seat? pg. 53
ELECTRONICS
• What Sound System do I have? pg. 77
• How do I set the presets on my radio? pg. 79
• How do I connect my portable media player? pg. 81
• How do I pair my cell phone via Bluetooth? pg. 90
UTILITY
• How much can I tow with my vehicle? pg. 102
• How do I tow my vehicle behind another vehicle? pg. 102
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
• What do I do if my TPMS warning light is blinking? pg. 104
• How do I Jump-Start my vehicle? pg. 125
• What should I do if my engine overheats? pg. 110
• How do I change a flat tire? pg. 111
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
• Where is my underhood fuse block located? pg. 148
• Where is my interior fuse block located? pg. 148
• What type of oil do I use? pg. 140
• How often should I change my engines oil? pg. 143
• What should my tire pressure be set at? pg. 153
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INDEX
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . .143
Adding Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Air Bag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Advance Front Air Bag . . . . . . . . .25
Air Bag Operation . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Driver Knee Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . .28
Enhanced Accident Response . . . . . .133
Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . .133
Front Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
If A Deployment Occurs . . . . . . . .31
Knee Impact Bolsters . . . . . . . . . .27
Maintaining Your Air Bag System . . . .34
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Air Bag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Air Bag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner
Filter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . .143
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . .143
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . .143
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Alarm
Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . .10
Vehicle Security Alarm . . . . . . . . .10
Alarm (Security Alarm). . . . . . . . .10, 108
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . .140, 143
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . .104
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Audio Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . .79
Automatic Oil Change Indicator . . . . . .143
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . .64
Automatic Transmission
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Body Mechanism Lubrication. . . . . . . .143
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140, 141
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . .55
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 171
Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . .140
Capacities, Fluid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Change Oil Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . .103
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Child Restraint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Child Restraints
Booster Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Child Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . .45
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat
Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Infants And Child Restraints . . . . . . .36
Lower Anchors And Tethers For
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Older Children And Child Restraints . .37
Seating Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143, 166
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . .143
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Clock Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Cluster Warning/Indicator Lights
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light . . . . .104
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . .103
Electronic Speed Control SET
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Engine Temperature Warning Light . .105
Front Fog Light Indicator . . . . . . . .108
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . .108
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) . . .107
Oil Pressure Warning Light . . . . . .104
Park/Headlight ON Indicator . . . . . .109
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INDEX
Turn Signal Indicator . . . . . . . . . .108
Vehicle Security Light . . . . . . . . . .108
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . .143
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . .140
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Disposal Of Used Coolant . . . . . .143
Drain, Flush, And Refill . . . . . . . . .143
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Points To Remember . . . . . . . . .143
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Selection Of Coolant (Antifreeze) . .143
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . .143
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . . . . . .60
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . .170, 171
Customer Programmable Features . . . . .99
Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Disarming, Security System . . . . . . . . .10
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . .143
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . .11
Driver Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Electronics
Your Vehicle's Sound System . . . . . .74
Electronic Throttle Control Warning
Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Emergencies, What To Do In . . . . . . . .103
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Emergency, In Case Of
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . .55
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . .143
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . .140
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140, 143
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Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . .140, 143
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Temperature Warning Light . . . . . .105
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . .133
Exhaust System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Engine Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . .143
Flashers
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . .73
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts . . .140
Fog Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 108
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . .132
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . .174
Fuel
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . .142
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . .
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . .
Gear Select Lever Override .
General Maintenance. . . . .
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . .
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Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect) . . . . . . .89
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . .63, 65
INDEX
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Liftgate, Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Instrument Cluster Display
Information Display . . . . . . . . . . .98
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . .143
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . .143
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . .143
Introduction
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
iPod/USB/MP3 Control
Bluetooth Streaming Audio . . . . . . .89
Maintaining Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .134
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . .143
Maintenance, General . . . . . . . . .134, 143
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . .143
Maintenance Record . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . .143
Maintenance Schedules. . . . . . . . . . .143
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check
Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . .141
Master Cylinder (Brakes). . . . . . . . . .143
Mirrors
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63, 65
Mopar Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . .56
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . .111, 114
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Disarm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Latches
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Life Of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Liftgate (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . .108
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . .106
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . .104
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Loading Vehicle
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . .11
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . .55
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . .109
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140, 143
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Materials Added To . . . . . . . . . .143
Recommendation . . . . . . . . .140, 143
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Outlet
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect) . . . . . . .89
Phone (Pairing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
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Phone (Uconnect) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Placard, Tire And Loading
Information . . . . . . . . . . . .153, 154
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . .101
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Pregnant Women And Seat Belts . . . . . .20
Preparation For Jacking. . . . . . . . . . .113
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . .99
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Radio
Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Radio Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . .79
Rear Liftgate (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Release, Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Remote Keyless Entry
Disarm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Power Convertible Top Function . . . . .9
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Reporting Safety Defects. . . . . . . . . .171
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . .150
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .143
Seat Belt
Energy Management Feature . . . . . .21
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operation . . . . . .18
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting . . . . . .19
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . .20
Seat Belt Pretensioner . . . . . . . . .21
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . .15
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .143
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
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Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 16, 18
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . .18
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . .19
Seats
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . .10
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56, 108
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161, 163
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Speed Control
Accel/Decel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . .60
Starting
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . .73
Steering
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . .98
Stuck, Freeing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Sun Roof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Supplemental Restraint System - Air Bag . .25
Text Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . .80, 94, 96
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Tire And Loading Information
Placard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153, 154
Tire Markings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157, 161, 167
Aging (Life Of Tires) . . . . . . . . . .164
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .153, 157
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . .161
General Information . . . . . . .157, 161
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . .158
INDEX
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Life Of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . .153, 154
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . .104
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150, 157
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . .161, 163
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . .164
Tire Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . .150
Tire Service Kit . . . .119, 120, 122, 124, 125
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Towing Vehicle Behind A Motorhome . . .102
Trailer Towing
Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . .102
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . .164
Turn Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56, 108
Uconnect 5.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77, 79
Uconnect (Hands-Free Phone)
Making A Phone Call . . . . . . . . . .89
Receiving A Call . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Uconnect Phone . . . . . . . . . . .89, 93, 94
Uconnect Voice Command . . . . . . .82, 93
Uniform Tire Quality Grades. . . . . . . .167
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . .19
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Vehicle Security Alarm Disarming . . . . . .10
Voice Command . . . . . . . . . . . . .82, 93
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . .82, 93
Warning Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . .58, 59
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Wheel And Wheel Trim. . . . . . . .143, 166
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care. . . . .143, 166
Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 68
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . .58, 59
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . .143
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . .143
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The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of the
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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 phones,
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
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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.
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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.
IMPORTANT: This User Guide is intended to familiarize you with
the important features of your vehicle.Your Owner’s Manual,
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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
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