Dodge 2011, 2011 Caliber, Caliber Owner's manual

Dodge 2011, 2011 Caliber, Caliber Owner's manual
2011 Caliber
2011
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
11PM491-126-AA
First Edition
Caliber
Printed in U.S.A.
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2011 Caliber
2011
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
11PM491-126-AA
First Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
Caliber
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and
the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution
therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking
driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer
available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that are not on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes
in design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any
obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
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VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and
the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution
therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking
driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer
available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that are not on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes
in design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any
obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
Copyright © 2010 Chrysler Group LLC
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
1
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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2
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
2
3
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
3
4
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
4
5
STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
5
6
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
6
7
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
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8
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
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9
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
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INTRODUCTION
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number
.............. 6
䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
4 INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about
your satisfaction.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
NOTE:
After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of the
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
this Owner’s Manual:
INTRODUCTION 5
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6 INTRODUCTION
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
the windshield. This number also is stamped into the
right front body, on the right front seat crossmember
under the carpet. This number also appears on the
vehicle registration and title.
Vehicle Identification Number
INTRODUCTION 7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
Right Front Body VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Locking Doors With A Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ Vehicle Security Alarm Manual Override . . . . . 18
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If Equipped . . . 18
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
▫ Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First
Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Illuminated Approach — If Equipped . . . . . . . 20
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . 20
䡵 Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
▫ Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock . . . . . . . . 20
▫ Power Window Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
▫ Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock . . 21
▫ Auto-Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
▫ Window Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 23
䡵 Liftgate
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 23
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 24
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 46
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
▫ Lap/ Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
With A Mini-Latch And Buckle . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System
(Rear Doors) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . 50
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . 50
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped . . . . . . 52
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
▫ Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) . . 53
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 59
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . 62
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 66
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The authorized dealer that sold you your new vehicle has
the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These
numbers can be used to order duplicate keys. Ask your
authorized dealer for these numbers and keep them in a
safe place.
Ignition Key Removal
1. Place the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with an
automatic transmission).
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC (Accessory)
position.
3. Push the key and cylinder inward and rotate the key to
the LOCK position.
4. Remove the key from the ignition switch lock cylinder.
Vehicle Key
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described. If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap
the key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this
safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started
and stopped but the key cannot be removed until you
obtain service.
WARNING!
Ignition Switch Positions
1 — LOCK
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
4 — START
NOTE: If you try to remove the key before you place the
shift lever in PARK, the key may become trapped temporarily in the ignition switch cylinder. If this occurs,
rotate the key to the right slightly, then remove the key as
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
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CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the key from the ignition and lock all the
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Locking Doors With A Key
You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the
door, turn the key to the right. To unlock the door, turn
the key to the left. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
SENTRY KEY姞
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
The system uses ignition keys that have an embedded
electronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized
vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two
seconds if someone uses an invalid key to try to start the
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition engine.
and the ignition position is LOCK or ACC, sounds a
NOTE: A key that has not been programmed is also
signal to remind you to remove the key.
considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the
NOTE: With the driver’s door open and the key in the ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.
ignition, the power door locks will not lock and Remote
During normal operation, after turning on the ignition
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will not function.
switch, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 15
seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the
bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the
electronics. In addition, if the Vehicle Security Light
begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that
someone used an invalid key to try to start the engine.
Either of these conditions will result in the engine being
shut off after two seconds.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
possible by an authorized dealer.
All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only keys that are programmed to the vehicle
electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
Once a Sentry Key威 is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot
be programmed to any other vehicle.
CAUTION!
Always remove the Sentry Keys威 from the vehicle
and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an authorized
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3. Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position within
15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound. In
addition, the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash.
Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer
remove the second key.
System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an
4. Insert a blank Sentry Key威 into the ignition switch.
authorized dealer.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position within
Customer Key Programming
60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound.
If you have two valid Sentry Keys威, you can program
In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will stop flashing.
new Sentry Keys威 to the system by performing the
To indicate that programming is complete, the Vehicle
following procedure:
Security Light will turn on again for three seconds and
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key威 Transponder blank(s) then turn off.
to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
The new Sentry Key威 is programmed. The Remote
2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be prothe ignition switch to the ON/RUN position for at least grammed during this procedure.
three seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Then, turn
the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the
first key.
dealer or by following the customer key programming
procedure. This procedure consists of programming a
blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one
that has never been programmed.
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Repeat this procedure to program up to eight keys. If you VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
do not have a programmed Sentry Key威, contact your This Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the doors, liftgate,
and ignition switch for unauthorized operation.
authorized dealer for details.
NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized
dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the system’s memory. This will prevent the lost key from starting
your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to an authorized
dealer at the time of service to be reprogrammed.
When the alarm is activated, the interior switches for
door locks are disabled. The Vehicle Security Alarm
provides both audio and visual signals, the horn will
sound, the headlights, park lamps and/or turn signals
will flash repeatedly for three minutes. If the disturbance
is still present (driver’s door, passenger door, other doors,
ignition) after three minutes, the parking lights and tail
lights will flash for an additional 15 minutes.
General Information
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is To Arm The System
subject to the following conditions:
1. Remove the key from the ignition switch and get out
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
of the vehicle.
• This device must accept any interference that may be 2. Lock the door using either the power door LOCK
received, including interference that may cause unde- switch or the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
sired operation.
and close all doors.
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3. The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster
will flash rapidly for approximately 16 seconds. This
shows that the Vehicle Security Alarm is arming. During
this period, if a door is opened, the ignition switch is
turned to ON/RUN, or the power door locks are unlocked in any manner, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
automatically disarm. After approximately 16 seconds,
the Vehicle Security Light will flash slowly. This shows
that the Vehicle Security Alarm is fully armed.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to
approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The RKE transmitter
does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the
system.
To Disarm The System
Press UNLOCK on the RKE transmitter, or insert the key
into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch to
the ON/RUN position.
Vehicle Security Alarm Manual Override
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
Three Button RKE Transmitter
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NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked • For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
with metal objects.
following steps:
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door, or twice
within five seconds to unlock all doors and liftgate. The
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock
signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First Press
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK button
while still holding the LOCK button.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter
with the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the
key removed.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
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NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
Illuminated Approach — If Equipped
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
equipped with the EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights
will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the
signal.
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inforNOTE: None of the courtesy lights will operate if the
mation.
dimmer control is in the “defeat” position (extreme
downward position), unless the overhead map/reading
lights are turned on manually.
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitfollowing steps:
ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transAlarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
mitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 secUNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
onds. Then, press the PANIC button while still holding
Alarm.
the LOCK button.
Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressthe doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmiting the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the
ter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
ignition switch in the LOCK position and the key rethe current setting, proceed as follows:
moved.
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
its previous setting.
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
following steps:
UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
Alarm.
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than Using The Panic Alarm
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at
still holding the UNLOCK button.
least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on,
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press- pulse on and off and the interior lights will turn on.
ing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
with the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the
you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second
key removed.
time or if the vehicle speed is 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
NOTE: When you turn off the Panic Alarm by pressing
its previous setting.
the PANIC button a second time, you may have to move
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- closer to the vehicle due to the radio frequency noises of
ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle the system.
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
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Programming Additional Transmitters
Refer to Sentry Key威 “Customer Key Programming.”
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions:
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter, 1. Weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected life
of a battery is five years.
contact your authorized dealer for details.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some mobile
RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the or CB radios.
following conditions:
Transmitter Battery Replacement
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may
2. This device must accept any interference that may be apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
received including interference that may cause undesired
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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1. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
remove the screw. With the RKE transmitter buttons
facing down, use a flat blade screwdriver to pry the two
halves of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to
damage the elastomer seal during removal.
2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves together.
NOTE: If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
reinstall and tighten the screw until snug.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
Separating Case Halves
NOTE: The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
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How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious
injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
• System not disabled from previous remote start event vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
• Vehicle theft alarm not active
• Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
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26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
• Remote Start Aborted - Hood Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted - Fuel Low
• Remote Start Aborted - System Fault
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned
to the ON/RUN position.
To Enter Remote Start
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The parking lights will flash and the horn
will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the
engine will start and the vehicle will remain in the
Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.
NOTE:
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN
position before you can repeat the start sequence for a
third cycle.
Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur:
• The engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500
• Any engine warning lamps come on
• Fuel lamp turns on
• The hood is opened
• The hazard switch is pressed
• The transmission is moved out of PARK
• The brake pedal is pressed
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To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time,
or allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
DOOR LOCKS
The power door locks can be manually locked or unlocked from inside the vehicle by using the door lock
knob. If the lock knob is down when the door is closed,
the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the key is not
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
inside the vehicle before closing the door.
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
Start request.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, insert the key into the ignition switch
and turn the switch to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN
position in order to drive the vehicle.
Manual Door Lock Knob
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
from the ignition lock and lock your vehicle. Do
not leave unattended children in the vehicle or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised
use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries or death.
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves.
Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all
of the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Press this switch to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate.
NOTE: To prevent from locking the key in the vehicle,
the power door lock switch will not operate when the key
is in the ignition and either front door is open. A chime
will sound as a reminder to remove the key.
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2. The transmission is in gear.
3. All doors are closed.
4. The throttle is pressed.
5. The vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24 km/h).
6. The doors were not previously locked using the power
door lock switch or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
Driver Power Door Lock Switch
Automatic Door Locks Programming
The Automatic Door Locks feature can be enabled or
disabled as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped/Personal
The doors will lock automatically on vehicles with power
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Undoor locks if all of the following conditions are met:
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further infor1. The Auto Lock feature is enabled.
mation.
1 - Unlock
2 - Lock
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the NOTE:
• If you do not hear the chime it means that the system
following procedure:
did not enter the programming mode and you will
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition
need to repeat the procedure.
switch.
• Use the Automatic Door Locks feature in accordance
2. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between
with local laws.
LOCK and ON/RUN and then back to LOCK four times
ending up in the LOCK position (do not start the engine). Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
The doors will unlock automatically if:
3. Within 30 seconds, press the power door LOCK switch
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is ento lock the doors.
abled.
4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
programming.
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
its previous setting.
4. The driver’s door is opened.
5. The doors were not previously unlocked.
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4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be programming.
enabled or disabled as follows:
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec- its previous setting.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
NOTE:
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Un• If you do not hear the chime it means that the system
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further infordid not enter the programming mode and you will
mation.
need to repeat the procedure.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
• Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature in
following procedure:
accordance with local laws.
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.
Child-Protection Door Lock System
2. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between (Rear Doors) — If Equipped
LOCK and ON/RUN and then back to LOCK four times To provide a safer environment for small children riding
ending up in the LOCK position (do not start the engine). in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
3. Within 30 seconds, press the power door UNLOCK
switch to unlock the doors.
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To Engage Or Disengage The Child-Protection
Door Lock System
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the ignition key into the lock and
rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
WARNING!
Child-Protection Door Lock Location
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the Child-Protection locks are
engaged.
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NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged, NOTE:
move the lock knob up (unlocked position), roll down the • For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
window and open the door with the outside door handle.
switches will remain active for 45 seconds after the
POWER WINDOWS — IF EQUIPPED
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
Power Window Switches
The window controls on the driver’s door trim panel • For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power
control all the door windows. There are single window
window switches will remain active for up to 10 mincontrols on each passenger door trim panel, which operutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
ate the passenger door windows. The window controls
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
will operate when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN
feature. The time for this feature is programmable.
or ACC position.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
for further information.
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34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the
ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended
children, can become entrapped by the windows
while operating the power window switches. Such
entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
Power Window Switch Location
Auto-Down
The driver’s door window switch has an Auto-Down
feature. Push the window switch past the first detent,
release, and the window will go down automatically. To
cancel the Auto-Down movement, operate the switch in
either the up or down direction and release the switch.
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Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window control on the other doors. To
disable the window controls on the other doors, press the
window LOCKOUT switch. To enable the window controls, press the window LOCKOUT switch a second time.
Window Lockout Switch
LIFTGATE
NOTE: The key that is used to start your vehicle is also
used to lock or unlock the doors and open the liftgate.
To unlock the liftgate, insert the key into the lock and
turn it to the right (manual lock models only). The liftgate
can also be unlocked using the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter or by activating the power door lock
switches located on the front doors. The central locking/
unlocking feature (if equipped) can also be activated
from the liftgate key cylinder.
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36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Once unlocked, the liftgate can be opened or closed NOTE:
without using the key. To open the liftgate, squeeze the • In the event of a power malfunction, or the RKE
transmitter is inoperative, insert the key into the
liftgate release and pull the liftgate open with one fluid
liftgate lock cylinder and turn it to the right (manual
motion.
lock models only). Using the liftgate handle, pull the
liftgate open with one fluid motion.
• Although the liftgate has no inside release mechanism,
the liftgate trim panel includes an opening with a
snap-in cap that provides access to release the latch in
the event of an electrical system malfunction.
WARNING!
Liftgate Handle
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
Do not use the recirculation mode.
• Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) located
on top of the front seats (integrated into the head
restraint)
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABIC) for the driver and passengers seated next to a
Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
window
However, because the gas pressure drops with temperature, it may be necessary to assist the props when • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) — if
equipped
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
wheel
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating • Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may
positions
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant
energy during an impact event — if equipped
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger
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38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
item in a seat — if equipped
Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren (LATCH).
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 rear seat.
WARNING!
Infants in rear facing child restraints should never
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can
cause severe injury or death to infants in that position.
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
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ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow 4. Do not lean against the door or window. Your vehicle
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under has Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
their arm.
(SABIC) or Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags
(SAB), and deployment occurs, the SABIC and SAB air
If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
bags will inflate forcefully into the space between you
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
and the door.
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
You should read the instructions provided with your
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment
could cause serious injury, including death. Air
Bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably
extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or
instrument panel.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the
door or window. Sit upright in the center of the
seat.
• In an accident, 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.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
(Continued) on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause an accident that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
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Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in an accident.
Some of the worst injuries happen when people are
thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility
of ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All the seating positions in your vehicle are equipped
with combination lap/shoulder belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or accidents. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However in a collision, the belt will
lock and reduce the risk of you striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In an accident, 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.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of an accident the
best.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in an accident much worse. You
might suffer internal injuries, or you could even
slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your
passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in an accident, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
2. The seat belt latch plate is along side the pillar near the
back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the
belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as
necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
Pulling Out The Latch Plate
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could
ride too high on your body, possibly causing
internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the
buckle nearest you.
• A belt that is 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.
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in an accident, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause
internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a
collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during an accident. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt
reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in an accident.
Positioning Lap Belt
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in an accident. The belt forces
won’t be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but
across your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as
low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt will not protect you properly. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the
belt is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in
your vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer
immediately and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in an accident
and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt
system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose
parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately.
Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after an accident if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the driver and front passenger seat, the shoulder belt
can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt
away from your neck. Push the anchorage button to
release the anchorage, and move it up or down to the
position that fits you best.
NOTE: The adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage is
equipped with an Easy Up feature. This feature allows
the shoulder belt anchorage to be adjusted in the upward
position without pressing the release button. To verify
the shoulder belt anchorage is latched, pull downward
on the shoulder belt anchorage until it is locked into
position.
Adjustable Anchorage
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer
a lower position, and if you are taller than average, you
will prefer a higher position. When you release the anchorage, try to move it down to make sure that it is locked in
position. In the rear seat, move toward the center of the
seat to position the belt away from your neck.
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Lap/ Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions With A
Mini-Latch And Buckle
A three point seat belt with a mini-latch and buckle,
allows the shoulder belt to detach from the lower anchor
when the seat is folded. The mini-buckle and shoulder
belt can then be stored out of the way in the right side
trim panel for added convenience.
2
1. Remove the mini-latch and regular latch from its
stowed position in the right rear side trim panel.
Mini-Latch Stowage
2. Grasp the mini-latch plate and pull the belt over the
seat.
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3. Route the shoulder belt to the inside of the right head 5. Sit back in seat. Slide the regular latch plate up the
restraint.
webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around
your lap.
6. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
Routing The Rear Center Shoulder Belt
4. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the minilatch plate into the mini-buckle until you hear a “click.”
Connecting Mini-Latch To Buckle
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7. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding
under the belt in an accident.
Rear Center Seat Belt Buckled
8. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
9. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
Detaching Mini-Latch And Buckle
10. To disengage the mini-latch from the mini-buckle for
storage, insert the regular latch plate into the black
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button on the top of the mini-buckle. The belt will
automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary,
slide the latch plate down the webbing to allow the belt
to retract fully. Insert the mini-latch plate into the slot
provided in the trim panel.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ additional information, refer to “Installing Child Reshoulder belt.
straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child
Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
feature for each seating position.
anchor point.
Driver
Center
Passenger
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
First Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a
Second Row
ALR
ALR
ALR
fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
Third Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
• N/A — Not Applicable
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the
latch plate.
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
position that has a belt with this feature. Children
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
12 years old and under should always be properly
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
restrained in the rear seat.
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfort- 2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the the entire belt is extracted.
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
If Equipped
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
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How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced
if the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not working properly when checked according to the procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped
The seat belts for both front seating positions may be
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of an
accident. These devices may improve the performance of
the seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the
occupant early in an accident. 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.
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Energy Management Feature
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
accident. This safety belt system has a retractor assembly
that is designed to release webbing in a controlled
manner. This feature is designed to help reduce the belt
force acting on the occupant’s chest.
WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced
if the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not working properly when checked according to the procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in accidents.
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
These head restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
identified by any markings, only through visual inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split
in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and
trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
How The Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
whether the severity, or type of rear impact will require
the Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. If a rear
impact requires deployment, both the driver and front
passenger seat AHRs will be deployed.
When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
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This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts.
NOTE: The Active Head Restraints (AHR) may or may
not deploy in the event of a front or side impact.
However if during a front impact, a secondary rear
impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on the severity and type of the impact.
Active Head Restraint (AHR) Components
1 — Head Restraint Front Half
(Soft Foam and Trim)
2 — Seatback
3 — Head Restraint Back Half
(Decorative Plastic Rear
Cover)
4 — Head Restraint Guide
Tubes
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CAUTION!
1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
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 an
accident.
NOTE: For more information on properly adjusting and
positioning the head restraint, refer to “Adjusting Active
Head Restraints” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle”.
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
Hand Positioning Points On AHR
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in an accident,
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and 2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active a comfortable position.
Head Restraint has been triggered by the fact that they
have moved forward (as shown in step three of the
resetting procedure).
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3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the
vehicle then down to engage the locking mechanism.
3 — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
1 — Downward Movement
2 — Rearward Movement
4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock
into the back decorative plastic half.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
BeltAlert威 is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert威) to fasten their seat belts. This feature is active
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
fastened. BeltAlert威 triggers within 60 seconds of vehicle
speed over 5 mph (8 km/h). The reminder sequence lasts
for 96 seconds or until the respective seat belts are
fastened. After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt
AHR In Reset Position
Reminder Light remains illuminated until front belts are
NOTE:
fastened. The driver should instruct all other occupants
• If you have difficulties or problems resetting the to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is unbuckled
Active Head Restraints, see an authorized dealer.
while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph (8 km/h),
BeltAlert威 will chime as a single notification and illumi• For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints
nate the Seat Belt Reminder Light, then will proceed to
checked by a qualified specialist at an authorized
the 96 second reminder sequence.
dealer.
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The front passenger seat BeltAlert威 is not active when the
front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert威 may be
triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the front
passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are
secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position and
wait for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn off.
3. Within 60 seconds of turning the ignition switch to the
ON/RUN position, unbuckle and then re-buckle the
driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt at least three times
within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.
NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn
on while unbuckling and off while re-buckling the seat
NOTE: Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend de- belt. It may be necessary to retract the seat belt.
activating the BeltAlert威.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. A
BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized single chime will sound to signify that you have successdealer or by performing the following procedure:
fully completed the programming.
BeltAlert威 Programming
NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first BeltAlert威 can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
ON/RUN or START position.
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and while the driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt remains
buckle the driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt.
unbuckled.
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Seat Belt Extender
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended, and
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
the best way to keep the baby safe.
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
long enough. When it is not required, remove the ex- Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
tender and store it.
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is an accident.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in an accident. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
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In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental NOTE: These air bags are certified to the new Federal
Driver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument regulations for Advanced Air Bags.
panel below the steering column.
The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on the severity and type of
collision.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
seat position.
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger
Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag
3 — Knee Bolster
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
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This vehicle may be equipped with Supplemental Side
Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver,
front, and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The
SABIC are located above the side windows. The trim
covering the side air bags is labeled SRS AIRBAG. This
vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental SeatMounted Side Air Bags (SAB). If the vehicle is equipped
with Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags they are
marked with an air bag label sewn into the outboard side
of the front seats.
Air Bag System Components
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
system components:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Air Bag Warning Light
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
NOTE:
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• After any accident, the vehicle should be taken to an • Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
authorized dealer immediately.
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABIC)
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• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
• Supplemental Active Head Restraint for Driver and
Front Passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
used for more severe collisions.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air bag
on the instrument panel, because any such objects
could cause harm if the vehicle is in a collision
severe enough to cause the air bag to inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags
(SAB) — If Equipped
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) provide
enhanced protection to help protect an occupant during a
side impact. The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air
Bag is marked with an air bag label sewn into the
outboard side of the front seats.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
bag only.
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Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact protection to front
and rear seat outboard occupants in addition to that
provided by the body structure. Each air bag features
inflated chambers placed adjacent to the head of each
outboard occupant that reduce the potential for sideimpact head injuries. The SABIC air bags deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable
Curtains (SABIC) Label Location
NOTE: Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the
interior trim, but they will open during air bag deployment.
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The system includes side impact sensors that are cali- Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
brated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag provides
enhanced protection and works together with the Driver
require air bag occupant protection.
Advanced Front Air Bag during a frontal impact.
WARNING!
• If your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the side curtain air bag is located
should remain free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side air bags; the performance could be adversely affected and/or objects
could be pushed into you, causing serious injury.
Knee Impact Bolster
The Knee Impact Bolster helps protect the knees of the
passenger side front passenger by positioning the passenger for the best interaction with the Advanced Front
Air Bags.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the Supplemental Driver Side Knee
Air Bag and the passenger side knee bolster to provide
improved protection for the driver and front passenger.
Side air bags also work with seat belts to improve
occupant protection.
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Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver
Side Knee Air Bag 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,
Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes with
little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe
initial deceleration.
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag, SABIC air bags, SuppleThe side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
mental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags — if equipped, and
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
front seat belt pretensioners — if equipped, as required,
type of collision.
depending on the severity and type of impact.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
Knee Air Bag are designed to provide additional protecnot good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
tion by supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal
have deployed.
collisions depending on the severity and type of collision.
Advanced Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the
risk of injury in rear, or side collisions.
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Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all acci- turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
dents, and also are needed to help keep you in position, or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
comes on again after initial startup.
away from an inflating air bag.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
START or ON/RUN position. If the key is in the OFF
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, 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 bags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
Also, 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 is first turned on. 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
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instrument cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
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Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on the collision type and severity. The
steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side of
the instrument panel separate and fold out of the way as
the air bags inflate to their full size. The air bags fully
inflate in about 50 to 70 milliseconds. This is about half of
the time it takes to blink your eyes. The air bags then
quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and
front passenger.
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator
Unit
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag unit is
located in the instrument panel trim beneath the steering
column. When the ORC detects a collision requiring the
air bag, it signals the inflator units. A large quantity of
non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the Supplemental
Driver Side Knee Air Bag. The trim cover separates and
folds out of the way allowing the air bag to inflate to the
full size. The air bag fully inflates in about 15 to 20
milliseconds. The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air
Bag gas is vented through small vent holes in the side of
the air bag.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units — If Equipped
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
collision.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30
inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate
to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This
curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when
especially applies to children.
it is inflated.
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Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, • Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
until the ignition key is turned off.
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
Front And Side Impact Sensors
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the
removed.
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
• Unlock the doors automatically.
events.
If A Deployment Occurs
Enhanced Accident Response System
The front air bags are designed to deflate immediately
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
after deployment.
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
event the ORC will determine whether to have the collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the follow- the air bag system.
ing functions:
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
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If you do have a collision, which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deabrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium bags will not be in place to protect you.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
WARNING!
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
immediately.
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retrac• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer imparticles. The particles are a normal by-product of the mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Conprocess that generates the non-toxic gas used for air troller (ORC) system serviced as well.
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
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure,
or add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
(Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or
may not function properly if modifications are
made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer
for any air bag system service. If your seat including your trim cover and cushion needs to be
serviced in any way (including removal or
loosening/tightening of seat attachment bolts),
take the vehicle to your authorized dealer. Only
manufacturer approved seat accessories may be
used. If it is necessary to modify the air bag system
for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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Air Bag Warning Light
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free. If any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
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 turned to the 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. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper air bag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
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;
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• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipwere buckled/fastened;
ment, can read the information if they have access to the
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
vehicle or the EDR.
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
Child Restraints
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
These data can help provide a better understanding of times, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States and all Canadian provinces require that
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no per- Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
sonal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law en- statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of the rear seats, rather than in the front.
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
crash investigation.
children from newborn size to the child almost large
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 75
seat owner’s manual to ensure you have the correct seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
child.
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby,
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.
of child restraints can be used rearward-facing: infant
carriers and convertible child seats. Both types of child
restraints are held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder
belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system.
Refer to ⬙LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)⬙.
• The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children who weigh up
to about 20 lbs (9 kg). Convertible child seats can be
used either rearward-facing or forward-facing in the
vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher
weight limit in the rearward-facing direction than
infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing
by children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) but are
younger than one year old. Both types of child reInfants And Child Restraints
straints are held in the vehicle by the lap/ shoulder belt
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system. Refer
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
to the “LATCH – Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)” in this section.
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WARNING!
Rearward-facing child seats must never be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger air
bag. An air bag deployment could cause severe
injury or death to infants in this position.
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
their back.
Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
Standards. Chrysler Group LLC also recommends that
comfortably and whose legs are long enough to bend
you make sure that you can install the child restraint in
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
the vehicle where you will use it, before you buy it.
seatback should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
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NOTE: For additional information, refer to
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s website for additional information: http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
Older Children And Child Restraints
• Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) and who
are older than one year can ride forward-facing in the
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible
child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for
children who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg) and who
are older than one year. These child seats are also held
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH
child restraint anchorage system. Refer to ⬙LATCH —
Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower Anchors and
Tether for CHildren)⬙.
• The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small
to fit the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child
cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s cushion
while the child’s back is against the seatback; they
should use a Belt Positioning Booster Seat. The child
and booster seat are held in the vehicle by the lap/
shoulder 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 manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward-facing child restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward-facing child restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger air bag which may cause severe or
fatal injury to the infant.
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Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren. The LATCH system
provides for the installation of the child restraint without
using the vehicle seat belt, instead securing the child
restraint using lower anchorages and upper tether straps
from the child restraint to the vehicle structure.
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now available. However, because the lower anchorages are to be
introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
connection to the top tether anchorages have been available for some time. For some older child restraints, many
child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap
kits or retrofit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
the available attachments provided with your child restraint in any vehicle.
Child seats with fixed lower attachments must be installed in the outboard positions only. If you are installing
LATCH-compatible child restraints in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the LATCH anchors or the
vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard position, but you must
use the vehicle’s seat belt at the center position. If your
child restraints are not LATCH-compatible, you can only
install the child restraints using the vehicle’s seat belts.
Please refer to “Installing The Child Restraint System” for
typical installation instructions.
WARNING!
You should never install LATCH-compatible child
seats so that two seats share a common anchorage. If
installing seats in adjacent seating positions, or if
your child restraints are not LATCH-compatible, install the restraints using the vehicle’s seat belts.
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Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
are provided with the child restraint system.
The lower anchorages are round bars, part of
the seat and body structure, and are readily
visible. In addition, there are tether strap anchorages behind each rear seating position,
located in the rear surface of the seat back.
Rear Seat LATCH Anchorages
These are round bars, located at the rear of the seat
cushion where it meets the seat back, and 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 intersection of the surfaces
Installing The LATCH –
The lower strap hooks are passed over the top of each
Compatible Child Restraint System
bar, pushing aside the seat cover material
We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
Many, but not all, restraint systems will be
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
equipped with separate straps on each side,
with each having a hook or connector for
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the anchorage directly behind the seat where you are
placing the child restraint, being careful to route the
tether strap to provide the most direct path between the
anchor and the child restraint, preferably between the
head restraint posts underneath the head restraint. Finally, tighten all three straps as you push the child
restraint rearward and downward into the seat, removWhile there are LATCH anchorages at all three rear
ing slack in the straps according to the child restraint
seating positions, do not install child restraints at all three
manufacturer’s instructions.
positions at the same time. The anchorages are not
designed to restrain three child restraints at one time. NOTE:
Instead, you may install one child restraint at the center • Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove the
position, or two child restraints at the right and left
slack in the strap.
positions.
attachment to the lower anchorage and a means of
adjusting the tension in the strap. Forward-facing toddler
restraints and some rear-facing infant restraints will also
be equipped with a tether strap, a hook for attachment to
the tether strap anchorage and a means of adjusting the
tension of the strap.
You will first loosen the child seat adjusters on the lower • When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not
straps and on the tether strap so that you can more easily
being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
attach the hook or connectors to the vehicle anchorages.
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
Next, attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
of the seat cover material. Then attach the tether strap to
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seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint. This
should stow the seat belt out of the reach of an
inquisitive child. Remind all children in the vehicle
that the seat belts are not toys and that they should not
play with them. In addition, never leave unattended
children in the vehicle.
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
seat belts are 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 will make a
ratcheting noise if you extract the entire belt from the
retractor and then allow the belt to retract into the
retractor. For additional information on ALR, refer to
“Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Seat
Belts In Passenger Seating Positions” section. The chart
below defines the seating positions with an Automatic
Locking Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate.
First Row
Second Row
Third Row
Driver
CRS Lock
N/A
ALR
N/A
Center
CRS Lock
N/A
ALR
N/A
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are • N/A — Not Applicable
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) to • ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
secure a Child Restraint System (CRS). These types of
Passenger
CRS Lock
ALR
ALR
N/A
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Installing a Child Restraint with an ALR:
• In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path
opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate
from the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt
several times to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into
the buckle with the release button facing out.
1. To install a child restraint with ALR, first, pull enough
of the seat belt webbing from the retractor to route it
through the belt path of the child restraint. Slide the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.” Next,
extract all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor and
then allow the belt to retract into the retractor. As the belt
retracts, you will hear a ratcheting sound. This indicates • If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect
the safety belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode.
the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle
2. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten the lap
around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle
portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt system
again. If you still can’t make the child restraint secure,
will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and
try a different seating position.
pull it tight if necessary.
To attach a child restraint tether strap:
• Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat,
routing it over the head restraint.
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NOTE: Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in
the strap.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If necessary, move the seat forward to provide better Transporting Pets
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
access to the tether anchor.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
• Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the injured, or could injure a passenger during panic braking
tether anchor and remove slack in the tether strap or in an accident.
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
instructions.
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
considered a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or SAFETY TIPS
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
Transporting Passengers
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in. AREA.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
WARNING!
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL
OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined
areas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in or
out of the area.
If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine
running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force
outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed.
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If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate open, Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
make sure that all windows are closed and the climate Vehicle
control BLOWER switch is set at high speed. DO NOT
Seat Belts
use the recirculation mode.
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
system.
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the com- or retractor condition, replace the belt.
plete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
Airbag Warning Light
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
The light should come on and remain on for four to eight
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 87
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is
inoperable.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
WARNING!
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on
top of already installed floor mats. Additional
floor mats and other coverings will reduce the size
of the pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always properly reinstall and secure floor mats that
have been removed for cleaning.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly
installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss
of control of the vehicle.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 䡵 Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 97
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . 94
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ Outside Mirror — Driver Side . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Uconnect™ Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Outside Mirror — Passenger Side . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ Power Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Sun Visor Sliding Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
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䡵 Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Reclining Rear Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
䡵 Lights
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Manual Front Seat Forward/Rearward
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . 147
▫ Manual Seat Height Adjustment —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Manual Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Driver’s Seatback Recline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91
▫ Instrument Panel Dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
▫ Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 151
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 158
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
▫ Programming HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . 162
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
䡵 Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ Reprogramming A Single
HomeLink威 Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . 155
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
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䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 䡵 Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 166 䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
䡵 Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Cargo Light/Removable Self-Recharging
Flashlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
▫ Cargo Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
▫ Removable Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ Cargo Tie-Down Loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
▫ Fold Down Speakers — If Equipped . . . . . . . 180
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
䡵 Chill Zone威 Beverage Cooler Storage
Compartment — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 93
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical mirror adjustment. Adjust the mirror to center on
the view through the rear window.
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Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control under the mirror to the night position (toward the
rear of vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while set
in the day position (toward the windshield).
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
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Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
to the left of the button will illuminate to indicate when
the dimming feature is activated. The sensor to the right
of the button does not illuminate.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 95
Outside Mirror — Driver Side
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
Adjust the flat outside mirror so you can just see the side The power mirror controls are located on the driver’s
of your vehicle in the part of the mirror closest to the door trim panel.
vehicle with your head close to the door glass.
Outside Mirror — Passenger Side
Adjust the convex outside mirror so you can just see the
side of your vehicle in the part of the mirror closest to the
vehicle with your head close to the center of the vehicle.
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in this convex mirror.
Power Mirror Control
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To adjust a mirror, turn the control wand toward the left
or right mirror positions indicated. Tilt the control wand
in the direction you want the mirror to move.
Mirror Directions
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in this convex mirror.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
When you are finished adjusting the mirror, turn the Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
control to the center position to prevent accidentally To use the vanity mirror, rotate the sun visor down and
moving a mirror.
swing the mirror cover upward.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 97
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle communications system. Uconnect™ Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone using simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ
“Mike” ѧ “Work” or “Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your
mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically mute
your radio when using the Uconnect™ Phone.
Vanity Mirror
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone requires a mobile phone
equipped with the Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile”, Version 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect™ website for
supported phones.
Sun Visor Sliding Feature
The sun visors may be extended out to provide more For Uconnect™ customer support, visit the following
coverage of the side glass.
websites:
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
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• www.jeep.com/uconnect
• or call 1–877–855–8400
Uconnect™ Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
microphone for private conversation.
system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile phone can be
used with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following local laws and
phone use. All attention should be kept on the
roadway ahead. Failure to do so may result in a
collision causing serious injury or death.
The Uconnect™ Phone is driven through your
Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone.
Uconnect™ features Bluetooth威 technology - the global
standard that enables different electronic devices to connect to each other without wires or a docking station, so Uconnect™ Phone Button
Uconnect™ Phone works no matter where you stow your
The radio or steering wheel controls (if
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
equipped) will contain the two control buttons
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
button and Voice
(Uconnect™ Phone
the vehicle’s Uconnect™ Phone. The Uconnect™ Phone
button) that will enable you
Command
allows up to seven mobile phones to be linked to the to access the system. When you press the button you will
hear the word Uconnect™ followed by a BEEP. The beep
is your signal to give a command.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 99
Voice Command Button
Actual button location may vary with the radio. The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect™
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect™ Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect™ Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
The Uconnect™ Phone can be used with any Hands-Free specific command and then guided through the available
Profile certified Bluetooth威 mobile phone. See the options.
Uconnect™ website for supported phones. Refer to your
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
the beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or andetails.
other prompt.
The Uconnect™ Phone is fully integrated with the vehi• For certain operations, compound commands can be
cle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect™ Phone
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
“Pair a Device”, the following compound command
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
can be said: “Pair a Bluetooth威 Device”.
switch), if so equipped.
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
compound form of the voice command is given. You
the Uconnect™ Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID on
can also break the commands into parts and say each
certain radios.
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
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example, you can use the compound form voice
command “Phonebook New Entry”, or you can break
the compound form command into two voice commands: “Phonebook” and “New Entry”. Please remember, the Uconnect™ Phone works best when you
talk in a normal conversational tone, as if speaking to
someone sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
the beep. The Uconnect™ Phone will play some of the
options at any prompt if you ask for help.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
Pair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone To A Mobile Phone
To begin using your Uconnect™ Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect™ website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
The following are general phone to Uconnect™ Phone
pairing instructions:
To activate the Uconnect™ Phone, simply press the
• Press the
button to begin.
button and follow the audible prompts for directions.
Uconnect™ Phone sessions begin with a press of the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Device Pairing”.
button on the radio control head.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101
• When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
and follow the audible prompts.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you will later need to
enter into your mobile phone. You can enter any
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
after the initial pairing process.
phone to use if multiple mobile phones are in the
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
and priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the
Uconnect™ Phone will use the priority three mobile
phone when you make a call. You can select to use a
lower priority mobile phone at any time (refer to
“Advanced Phone Connectivity” in this section).
Dial By Saying A Number
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
button to begin.
give the Uconnect™ Phone a name for your mobile • Press the
phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
given a unique phone name.
“Dial”.
• You will then be asked to give your mobile phone a
priority level between one and seven, with one being • The system will prompt you to say the number you
want to call.
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile
phones to your Uconnect™ Phone. However, at any • For example, you can say “234-567-8901”.
given time, only one mobile phone can be in use,
connected to your Uconnect™ System. The priority
allows the Uconnect™ Phone to know which mobile
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• The Uconnect™ Phone will confirm the phone number • The Uconnect™ system will confirm the name and
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
of certain radios.
may appear in the display of certain radios.
Call By Saying A Name
Add Names To Your Uconnect™ Phonebook
• Press the
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect™ Phonebook is
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• Press the
“Call”.
button to begin.
• The system will prompt you to say the name of the • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
person you want to call.
“Phonebook New Entry”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recomyou can say “John Doe”, where John Doe is a previmended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert”
ously stored name entry in the Uconnect™ phonebook
instead of “Bob”.
or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a
name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your
Uconnect™ Phonebook”, in the phonebook.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 103
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
“Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”). This will
allow you to store multiple numbers for each phonebook entry, if desired.
Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
Transfer From Mobile Phone
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect™ Phone automatically downloads names (text
names) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book
phonebook entry that you are adding.
Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect™
After you are finished adding an entry into the phone- website for supported phones.
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
• To call a name from the Uconnect™ Phonebook or
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in
main menu.
“Call by Saying a Name” section.
The Uconnect™ Phone will allow you to enter up to 32
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
names in the phonebook with each name having up to
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
made to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after you
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
start the vehicle.
only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
supported by your phone, Uconnect™ Phone automati- • A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected
cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
to the Uconnect™ Phone.
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• Depending on the maximum number of entries down- Edit Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
NOTE:
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if avail• Editing names in the phonebook is recommended
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availwhen the vehicle is not in motion.
able for use.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
deleted or edited.
phone is accessible.
• Press the
button to begin.
• Only the mobile phone’s phonebook is downloaded.
SIM card phonebook is not part of the Mobile phone- • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
book.
“Phonebook Edit Entry”.
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or • You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
deleted on the Uconnect™ Phone. These can only be
entry that you wish to edit.
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are trans• Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
ferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
phone connection.
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are editing.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105
After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook, • After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
to the main menu.
entry that you wish to delete or you can say “List
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
“Phonebook Edit Entry” can be used to add another
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
phone number to a name entry that already exists in the
button while the
from the list, press the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
Uconnect™ Phone is playing the desired entry and say
mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
“Delete”.
Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit
Entry” feature.
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect™ Phone will
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
Delete Uconnect™ Phonebook Entry
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
wish to delete.
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
• Press the
button to begin.
language is deleted.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
“Phonebook Delete”.
deleted or edited.
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Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
List All Names In The Uconnect™ Phonebook
• Press the
• Press the
button to begin.
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Erase All”.
“Phonebook List Names”.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will ask you to verify that you • The Uconnect™ Phone will play the names of all the
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phonebook entries, if available.
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
deleted.
button during the playing of the desired name, and
• Note that only the phonebook in the current language
say “Call”.
is deleted.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be NOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete”
operations at this point.
deleted or edited.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will then prompt you as to the
number designation you wish to call.
• The selected number will be dialed.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 107
Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect™ Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the Uconnect™ Phone. Check with
your mobile service provider for the features that you
have.
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
Uconnect™ Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio system, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
button to accept the call. To reject the
call. Press the
button until you hear a
call, press and hold the
single beep, indicating that the incoming call was
rejected.
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call —
Call Currently In Progress
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
call waiting that you normally hear when using your
button to place the current
mobile phone. Press the
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
press the
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
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in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling Conference Call
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
button until you hear a
hold), press and hold the
to “Conference Call” in this section.
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear joined into one conference call.
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To
bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
button until you hear a single beep.
Three-Way Calling
To initiate three-way calling, press the
button
while a call is in progress, and make a second phone call,
as described under “Making a Second Call While Current
Toggling Between Calls
Call is in Progress”. After the second call has established,
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
button until you hear a double
press and hold the
button until you hear a single beep,
press the
beep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
one conference call.
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a
time.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
If the active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call
on hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
button until you hear a single beep.
and hold the
Redial
• Press the
button to begin.
Call Continuation
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Uconnect™ Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone either until the call
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
cessation of the call on the Uconnect™ Phone and
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone for a certain duration, after which the call is automatically transferred
from the Uconnect™ Phone to the mobile phone.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will call the last number that
was dialed from your mobile phone.
• An active call is automatically transferred to the
mobile phone after the ignition key is switched to OFF.
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Redial”.
Uconnect™ Phone.
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Uconnect™ Phone Features
Emergency Assistance
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
Language Selection
To change the language that the Uconnect™ Phone is
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
using:
number for your area.
• Press the
button to begin.
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect™ Phone is
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
the name of the language you wish to switch to
follows:
English, Espanol, or Francais.
• Press the
button to begin.
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the language selection.
“Emergency” and the Uconnect™ Phone will instruct
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
the paired mobile phone to call the emergency numvoice commands will be in that language.
ber. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico.
NOTE: After every Uconnect™ Phone language change
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phoneNOTE:
book is usable. The paired phone name is not language• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
specific and is usable across all languages.
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may Towing Assistance
not be applicable with the available mobile service and If you need towing assistance:
area.
• Press the
button to begin.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
button and
some systems. To do this, press the
“Towing Assistance”.
say “Setup”, followed by “Emergency”.
NOTE:
• The Uconnect™ Phone does slightly lower your
• The towing assistance number dialed is based on the
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528for the mobile phone directly.
2069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-143454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside
WARNING!
Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the 24-Hour
“Towing Assistance” coverage details on the DVD in
To use your Uconnect™ Phone System in an emerthe Warranty Information Booklet and the 24-Hour
gency, your mobile phone must be:
Towing Assistance references.
• turned on,
• paired to the Uconnect™ System,
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
• and have network coverage.
some systems. To do this, press the
button and
say “Setup”, followed by “Towing Assistance”.
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When calling a number with your Uconnect™ Phone that
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
on your mobile phone keypad, you can press the
button and say the sequence you wish to enter, followed
by the word “Send”. For example, if required to enter
your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can
Voice Mail Calling
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”. Saying
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working press the
a
number,
or
sequence
of numbers, followed by “Send”,
with Automated Systems”.
is also to be used for navigating through an automated
Working With Automated Systems
customer service center menu structure, and to leave a
This method is used in instances where one generally has number on a pager.
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
You can also send stored Uconnect™ phonebook entries
navigating through an automated telephone system.
as tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
You can use your Uconnect™ Phone to access a voice entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
mail system or an automated service, such as a paging call and then press the
button and say, “Send.” The
service or automated customer service line. Some ser- system will prompt you to enter the name or number and
vices require immediate response selection. In some say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send.
instances, that may be too quick for use of the
Uconnect™ Phone.
Paging
To learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated
Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers of
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
work properly with the Uconnect™ Phone.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113
The Uconnect™ Phone will then send the corresponding Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect™
tones over the phone.
Phone will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
NOTE:
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone • Press the
button to begin.
network configurations. This is normal.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
one of the following:
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
− “Setup Confirmation Prompts On”
use of this feature.
− “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Command” button can be used when you Phone And Network Status Indicators
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” you your mobile phone, the Uconnect™ Phone will provide
button and say, “Pair a Phone” to notification to inform you of your phone and network
could press the
select that option without having to listen to the rest of status when you are attempting to make a phone call
the voice prompt.
using Uconnect™ Phone. The status is given for network
signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
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Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect™ Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth威 mobile
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
audio system. The Uconnect™ Phone will work the same
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the Uconnect™ Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situation, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF)
When you mute the Uconnect™ Phone, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
order to mute the Uconnect™ Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute”.
In order to un-mute the Uconnect™ Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute off”.
Advanced Phone Connectivity
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
The Uconnect™ Phone allows ongoing calls to be transferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect™ Phone
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115
from your Uconnect™ Phone paired mobile phone to the • When prompted, say “List Phones”.
button
Uconnect™ Phone or vice versa, press the
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the phone names of
and say “Transfer Call”.
all paired mobile phones in order from the highest to
the lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
button and
phone being announced, press the
Uconnect™ Phone And Mobile Phone
Your mobile phone can be paired with many different
say “Select” or “Delete”. Also, see the next two secelectronic devices, but can only be actively “connected”
tions for an alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” a
with one electronic device at a time.
paired phone.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth威 Select Another Mobile Phone
connection between your mobile phone and the This feature allows you to select and start using another
Uconnect™ Phone System, follow the instructions de- phone paired with the Uconnect™ Phone.
scribed in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
• Press the
button to begin.
List Paired Mobile Phone Names
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
button to begin.
• Press the
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • You can also press the
button at any time while
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
the list is being played, and then choose the phone that
you wish to select.
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• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
Uconnect™ Phone will return to using the highest
priority phone present in or near (approximately
within 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle.
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™
Phone
Uconnect™ Phone Tutorial
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
button and say “Uconnect™ Tutorial.”
Delete Uconnect™ Phone Paired Mobile Phones
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect™
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
training mode, follow one of the two following proce• At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the dures:
prompts.
From outside the Uconnect™ Phone mode (e.g., from
• You can also press the
button at any time while radio mode):
the list is being played, and then choose the phone you • Press and hold the
button for five seconds until
wish to delete.
the session begins, or,
• Press the
button to begin.
• Press the
button and say the “Voice Training,
System Training, or Start Voice Training” command.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117
You can either press the Uconnect™ Phone button to Voice Command
restore the factory setting or repeat the words and
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
phrases when prompted by the Uconnect™ Phone. For
provide at least 1⁄2 in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
best results, the Voice Training session should be comconsole (if equipped) and the mirror.
pleted when the vehicle is parked with the engine
running, all windows closed, and the blower fan • Always wait for the beep before speaking.
switched off.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
you.
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
Reset
• press the
button.
• After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say
“Setup”, then “Reset”.
This will delete all phone pairing, phone book entries,
and other settings in all language modes. The System will
prompt you before resetting to factory settings.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
during a Voice Command period.
• Performance is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
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• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”.
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish ac- • Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
cents, the system may not always work for some.
number combinations may not be supported.
• When navigating through an automated system such
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is Far End Audio Performance
not in motion is recommended.
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
• low-to-medium blower setting,
names in the Uconnect™ Phonebook.
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect™ Phone Lo• low road noise,
cal) name recognition rate is optimized when the
entries are not similar.
• smooth road surface,
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• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
SMS
Uconnect™ Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
Read Messages:
• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness If you receive a new text message while your phone is
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and connected to Uconnect™ Phone, an announcement will
not the Uconnect™ Phone.
be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
If you wish to hear the new message:
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
• Press the
button.
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
compromised with the convertible top down.
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages.”
Recent Calls
• Uconnect™ Phone will play the new text message for
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Downyou.
load”, Uconnect™ Phone can list your Outgoing, IncomAfter reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward”
ing and Missed Calls.
the message using Uconnect™ Phone.
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3. Where are you?
Send Messages:
You can send messages using Uconnect™ Phone. To send
4. I need more direction.
a new message:
5. L O L
• Press the
button.
6. Why
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
7. I love you
“SMS Send” or “Send Message.”
• You can either say the message you wish to send or say 8. Call me
“List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages.
9. Call me later
button while the 10. Thanks
To send a message, press the
system is listing the message and say “Send.”
11. See You in 15 minutes
Uconnect™ Phone will prompt you to say the name or
number of the person you wish to send the message to. 12. I am on my way
List of Preset Messages:
13. I’ll be late
1. Yes
14. Are you there yet?
2. No
15. Where are we meeting?
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16. Can this wait?
17. Bye for now
18. When can we meet
19. Send number to call
20. Start without me
Turn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop
the system from announcing the new incoming messages.
• Press the
button.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you
will then be given a choice to change it.
Bluetooth威 Communication Link
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect™ Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
Bluetooth威 ON mode.
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least fifteen seconds prior to using the
system.
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Primary
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
Primary
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
help
home
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Primary
language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
other
pair a phone
phone pairing
phonebook
previous
record again
redial
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
pairing
phone book
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate(s)
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
Uconnect™ Tutorial
try again
voice training
work
yes
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General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
Voice Command System Operation
This Voice Command system allows you to
control your AM, FM radio, satellite radio, disc
player, and a memo recorder.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface
System as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of
the Voice Interface System to recognize user voice commands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a
raised voice level.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following local laws. All
attention should be kept on the roadway ahead.
Failure to do so may result in a collision causing
serious injury or death.
button, you
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a
command.
NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few
seconds, the system will present you with a list of options.
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If you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists The system will best recognize your speech if the winbutton, listen dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
options, press the Voice Command
set to low.
for the beep, and say your command.
button while the
Pressing the Voice Command
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system
will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or
change commands. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice
button and say “Help” or “Main
Command
Menu”.
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”, Commands
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
The Voice Command system understands two types of
These commands are universal and can be used from any commands. Universal commands are available at all
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon times. Local commands are available if the supported
radio mode is active.
the active application.
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at Changing the Volume
a normal speaking volume.
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button.
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2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
Radio AM
To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. In
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
this mode, you may say the following commands:
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command
system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for • “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
Voice Command is different than the audio system.
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
Main Menu
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the main • “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
menu.
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
• “Radio” (to switch to the radio mode)
• “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
• “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
• “Setup” (to switch to system setup)
Radio FM
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
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• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Disc
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
Satellite Radio
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following com- • “Next Track” (to play the next track)
mands:
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
spoken number)
Memo
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In
• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
recording, you may press the Voice Command
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying one of
the following commands:
− “Save” (to save the memo)
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− “Continue” (to continue recording)
• “Switch to system setup”
− “Delete” (to delete the recording)
• “Change to setup”
• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) • “Main menu setup” or
— During the playback you may press the Voice
• “Switch to setup”
button to stop playing memos. You
Command
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
proceed by saying one of the following commands:
− “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
• “Language English”
− “Next” (to play the next memo)
• “Language French”
− “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
• “Language Spanish”
− “Delete” (to delete a memo)
• “Tutorial”
• “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
• “Voice Training”
NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
Setup
button first and wait for the beep
To switch to system setup, you may say on of the Command
following:
before speaking the “Barge In” commands.
• “Change to setup”
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Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect™
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
button, say “System
1. Press the Voice Command
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice
Training.” This will train your own voice to the system
and will improve recognition.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas
are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect™ Voice. For best results, the “Voice Training”
session should be completed when the vehicle is parked,
engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off. This procedure may be repeated with a new Power Seats — If Equipped
user. The system will adapt to the last trained voice only. Some models may be equipped with a power driver’s
seat. The power seat switch is located on the outboard
SEATS
side of the seat near the floor. Use the switch to move the
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the seat up, down, forward, rearward, or to tilt the seat.
vehicle.
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Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat
will move in the direction of the switch. Release the
switch when the desired position has been reached.
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
or rear of the seat switch, the front or rear of the seat
cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position has been reached.
Power Seat Switch
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
If HIGH-level heating is selected, the system automatically switches to LOW-level heating and turns one indicator light off after 30 minutes of continuous operation. It
will turn the heater and the remaining indicator light off
after an additional 30 minutes of continuous operation. If
LOW-level heating is selected, the system automatically
Heated Seats — If Equipped
turns the heater and the indicator light off after 30 minOn some models, the front driver and passenger seats utes of continuous operation.
may be equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
and seatbacks.
within two to five minutes.
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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 that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This
may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in a
seat that has been overheated could cause serious
burns due to the increased surface temperature of
the seat.
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Front Seat Adjustment
While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar and move the
seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you have
reached the desired position. Then, using body pressure,
Manual Front Seat Forward/Rearward Adjustment move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure that
On models equipped with manual seats, the adjusting the seat adjusters have latched.
bar is located at the front of the seats, near the floor.
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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.
Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
Seat Height Adjustment
The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by
Manual
Lumbar
— If Equipped
using a lever, located on the outboard side of the seat.
The
lumbar
adjustment
lever is located on the outboard
Pull upward on the lever to raise the seat height or push
side
of
the
driver’s
seatback.
Rotate the lever downward
downward on the lever to lower the seat height.
to increase the lumbar support or rotate the lever upward
to decrease the lumbar support.
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Lumbar Adjustment
Driver’s Seatback Recline
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back to the desired
position and release the lever. To return the seatback, lift
the lever, lean forward and release the lever.
Recline Lever
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
To fold the front passenger seat, lift the recliner lever to
the full upward position and push the seatback forward
until it rests on the seat cushion.
Front Passenger Seat Folded Flat
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat Lever
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.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139
WARNING!
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. 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.
readily identified by any markings, only through visual
inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be
split in two halves, with the front half being soft foam
and trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts. Refer to “Occupant ReActive Head Restraints — Front Seats
straints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your VeActive Head Restraints are passive, deployable compohicle” for further information.
nents, and vehicles with this equipment can not be
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To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
For comfort the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and backward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
the back of your head, pull forward on the bottom of the
head restraint. Push rearward on the bottom of the head
restraint to move the head restraint away from your
head.
Push Button
Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)
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• In the event of deployment of an Active Head Restraint, refer to “Occupant Restraints/Resetting Active
Head Restraints (AHR)” in “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
Active Head Restraint (Tilted)
NOTE:
• The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
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• Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable
DVD players. These items may interfere with the
operation of the Active Head Restraint in the event
of a collision and could result in serious injury or
death.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Active Head Restraints may be deployed if they
are struck by an object such as a hand, foot or loose
cargo. To avoid accidental deployment of the Active Head Restraint ensure that all cargo is secured, as loose cargo could contact the Active Head
Restraint during sudden stops. Failure to follow
this warning could cause personal injury if the
Active Head Restraint is deployed.
Folding Rear Seat
To provide additional storage area, each rear seatback can
be folded forward. Pull the strap forward to move the
seat forward and flat.
Rear Head Restraints
The head restraints in the rear are non adjustable. Refer to
“Occupant Restraints” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for information on Tether routing.
Folding Seat Strap
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Reclining Rear Seat — If Equipped
For additional comfort, pull the strap forward just
enough to release the seatback latch.
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Rear Seats Folded Flat
Reclining Rear Seat Strap
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Then push the seatback to a reclined position, approximately 35 degrees maximum, and release the strap.
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.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
Hood Release Lever
1. Pull the hood release lever located on the left kick
2.
Move
the
safety
catch located under the front edge of
panel.
the hood, near the center and raise the hood.
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CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 8 in (20 cm) and then drop it. This should
secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless
the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
Safety Catch
Lift the hood prop rod, clipped to the right side (left side
when standing in front of hood) of the engine compartment, to secure the hood in the open position. Place the
hood prop at the location stamped into the inner hood
surface.
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
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LIGHTS
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the
headlights, parking lights, turn signals, headlight beam
selection, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights,
the passing lights and fog lights. The multifunction lever
is located on the left side of the steering column.
Headlights And Parking Lights
Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent
for parking light operation. Turn the multifunction lever
to the second detent for headlight operation.
Headlight Control
Multifunction Lever
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Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
This feature may be performed by either low beam
headlights or by high beam headlights, depending on the
specific regulations of your geographical area. Daytime
Running Lights (DRL), may operate at a lower intensity
than the normal lamp operation. The high beam headlights will come on as Daytime Running Lights (DRL),
which is at a lower intensity than the normal high beams.
The DRL’s will come on whenever the ignition is ON, the
engine is running, the headlight switch is off, the parking
brake is off, the turn signal is off, and the shift lever is in
any position except for PARK.
NOTE: The DRLs will automatically turn off when the
turn signals or Hazard Warning flashers are in operation
and automatically turn back on when the turn signals
and Hazard Warning flashers are not operating.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is turned OFF, a chime will sound to alert the driver
when the driver’s door is opened.
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Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is on the multifunction
lever. To activate the front fog lights, turn on the
parking lights or the low beam headlights and pull
out the end of the multifunction lever.
Fog Light Control
NOTE: The fog lights will only operate when the
parking lights or the low beam headlight are on. Switching from low beam to high beam headlights will cause
the fog lights to turn off.
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
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Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
Turn Signal Control
turn on the high beam headlights until the multifunction
NOTE: If either light remains on and does not flash, or lever is released.
there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside
NOTE: If the multifunction lever is held in the flash-tolight bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
pass position for more than 30 seconds, the high beams
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
will shut off. If this occurs, wait 30 seconds for the next
defective.
flash-to-pass operation.
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Instrument Panel Dimmer
Rotate the center portion of the lever to the extreme
bottom position to fully dim the instrument panel lights
and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a
door is opened.
Rotate the center portion of the lever up to increase the
brightness of the instrument panel lights when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the next
detent position to brighten the odometer and radio when
the parking lights or headlights are on.
Dimmer Control
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last Map/Reading Lights
detent to turn on the interior lighting.
These lights are mounted between the sun visors above
the rearview mirror. Each light is turned on by pressing
the button. Press the button a second time to turn the
light off. The lights also come on when a door is opened
or the dimmer control is turned fully upward, past the
second detent.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer control lever is
located on the right side of the steering column.
The front wipers are operated by rotating a
switch, located on the end of the lever. For information
on the rear wiper/washer, refer to “Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
Map/Reading Lights
NOTE: The lights will remain on until the switch is
pressed a second time, so be sure they have been turned
off before leaving the vehicle. The lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is turned OFF
if the door is left open or light is switched on.
Wiper/Washer Control Lever
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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.
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent
past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation.
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the third detent past
the intermittent settings for high-speed wiper operation.
Wiper Control
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Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. Select the delay interval by
turning the end of the lever. Rotate the end of the lever
upward (clockwise) to decrease the delay time and
downward (counterclockwise) to increase the delay time.
The delay can be regulated from a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between cycles, to a cycle every
second.
Windshield Washers
To use the washer, pull the control lever toward you and
hold while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in
the delay range, the wiper will operate in low-speed
while the lever is pulled and for two wipe cycles after the
lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
delay times will be doubled.
WARNING!
If the lever is pulled while in the off position, the wipers
will operate for two wipe cycles, then turn off.
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
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154 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Mist Feature
Push down on the control lever to activate a single wipe
to clear the windshield of road mist or spray from a
passing vehicle. As long as the lever is held down, the
wipers will continue to operate.
TILT STEERING COLUMN
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
Mist Control
Tilt Steering Control
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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.
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. Be sure the
steering column is locked before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
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Electronic Speed Control Lever
NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
When engaged, Electronic Speed Control takes over the the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
accelerator operation at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h). The Electronic Speed Control lever is located
on the right side of the steering wheel.
156 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic To Set A Desired Speed
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press down on the Elecvehicle set speed.
tronic Speed Control lever and release. Release the accelTo Activate
erator and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
Push the ON/OFF button. The CRUISE indicator in the
instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system off, NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady
push the ON/OFF button a second time. The CRUISE speed and on level ground before pressing the SET lever.
indicator will turn off. The system should be turned off
To Deactivate
when not in use.
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pulling the Electronic
Speed Control lever toward you CANCEL, normal brakWARNING!
ing or pressing the clutch pedal while slowing the vehicle
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without erasing
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF button or
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want. turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set speed
You could lose control and have an accident. Always memory.
leave the Electronic Speed Control system off when
you are not using it.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 157
released. Release the lever when the desired speed is
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RESUME reached, and the new set speed will be established.
ACCEL lever up and release. Resume can be used at any
Pressing the SET DECEL lever once will result in a 1 mph
speed above 20 mph (32 km/h).
(2 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the lever results in a decrease of 1 mph (2 km/h).
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inManual Transmission
crease speed by pushing up and holding the RESUME
Pressing the clutch pedal will disengage the speed conACCEL lever. If the lever is continually held in the
trol. A slight increase in engine RPM before the Electronic
RESUME ACCEL position, the set speed will continue to
Speed Control disengages is normal.
increase until the lever is released, then the new set speed
Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions may need
will be established.
to be shifted into a lower gear to climb hills without
Tapping the RESUME ACCEL lever once will result in a
speed loss.
1 mph (2 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent
tap of the lever results in an increase of 1 mph (2 km/h). To Accelerate For Passing
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
set, push down and hold the SET DECEL lever. If the
lever is continually held in the SET DECEL position, the
set speed will continue to decrease until the lever is
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158 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three remote controls (handNOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
speed, up and down hills. A slight speed change on
door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security
moderate hills is normal.
systems. The HomeLink威 unit operates off your vehicle’s
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so battery.
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
The HomeLink威 buttons that are located in the headliner
Control.
or sun visor designate the three different HomeLink威
channels.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 159
WARNING!
HomeLink威 Buttons
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the Universal Transceiver.
Do not train the transceiver if people, pets or other
objects are in the path of the door or gate. Only use
this transceiver with a garage door opener that has
a “stop and reverse” feature as required by Federal
safety standards. This includes most garage door
opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not
use a garage door opener without these safety
features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the
Internet at www.HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can
cause serious injury or death.
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160 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Programming HomeLink姞
Place the handheld transmitter 1–3 in (3-8 cm) away from
the HomeLink威 button you wish to program while
keeping the indicator light in view.
Before You Begin
If you have not trained any of the HomeLink威 buttons,
erase all channels before you begin training.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosen
HomeLink威 button and the handheld transmitter button
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
until the HomeLink威 indicator changes from a slow to a
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes.
rapidly blinking light, then release both the HomeLink威
It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the and handheld transmitter buttons.
handheld transmitter of the device that is being copied to
Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash rates.
HomeLink威 for more efficient training and accurate
When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up to
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door may
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage open and close while you train.
when programming.
NOTE:
• Some gate operators and garage door openers may
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
require you to replace Step 3 with procedures noted in
2. Hold the battery side of the handheld transmitter
the “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming” section.
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 161
• After training a HomeLink威 channel, if the garage
door does not operate with HomeLink威 and the garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the
garage door opener may have a rolling code. If so,
proceed to Step 5 “Programming A Rolling Code
System.”
This can usually be found where the hanging antenna
wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is
NOT the button normally used to open and close the
door).
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4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink威 button
and observe the indicator light.
If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is
complete and the garage door (or device) should activate
when the HomeLink威 button is pressed.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds, and
then turns to a constant light, continue with programming for a Rolling Code.
5. Programming A Rolling Code System
At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate
the “Learn” or “Training” button.
1 — Garage Door Opener
2 — Training Button
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6. Firmly press and release the LEARN or TRAINING Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
button. The name and color of the button may vary by Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of
manufacturer.
transmission – which may not be long enough for
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
HomeLink威 to pick up the signal during programming.
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed designed to “time-out” in the same manner.
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
activates, programming is complete.
door or gate motor.
If the device does not activate, press the button a third If you are having difficulties programming a garage door
time (for two seconds) to complete the training.
opener or a gate operator, replace “Programming
HomeLink威” Step 3 with the following:
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at 3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
while you press and release (“cycle”), your handheld
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons, successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicarepeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT tor light will flash slowly and then rapidly when fully
erase the channels.
trained.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 163
If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
at this time.
release the button.
Then proceed with Step 4 under “Programming
3. Without releasing the button, proceed with ProgramHomeLink威” earlier in this section.
ming HomeLink威 Step 2 and follow all remaining steps.
Using HomeLink姞
To operate, press and release the programmed Security
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
trained device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, in your vehicle.
Security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
etc.,). The handheld transmitter of the device may also be
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
used at any time.
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink姞 Button
erased.
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
follow these steps:
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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164 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Troubleshooting Tips
General Information
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
are some of the most common solutions:
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
• Replace the battery in the original transmitter.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
• Did you unplug the device for training, and remember
operation.
to plug it back in?
NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliwww.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
ance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
The term IC before the certification/registration number
only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 165
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located in the reading light.
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch. 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 too.
• 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.
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166 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Opening Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will open automatically from any
position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express
Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch
will stop the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
rearward again.
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
forward again.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 167
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, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
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) is in certain
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
pressed.
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
Venting Sunroof — Express
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
Press and release the Vent button within one half second
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any Sunroof Maintenance
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
the glass panel.
Sunshade Operation
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
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168 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Ignition Off Operation
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch
will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
There is a standard 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlet located
in the instrument panel for added convenience. This
power outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and
other low power devices.
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power sunroof
switch will remain active for up to approximately ten
minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature. The time is programmable. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
12 Volt Power Outlet
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 169
Power is available when the ignition switch is in the ON
or ACC position. Insert the cigar lighter or accessory plug
into the outlet for use. To preserve the heating element,
do not hold the lighter in the heating position.
NOTE: To ensure proper operation, a MOPAR威 knob
and element must be used.
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CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts
(13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp)
power rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the
system will need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your warranty.
Power Outlet Fuse Location
170 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
CAUTION!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of
outlet should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving
the vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an
electric shock and failure.
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with great caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 171
NOTE: To avoid overloading the circuit, check the
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
A 115 Volt (150 Watt) AC power inverter is located on the power ratings on electrical devices prior to using the
rear of the center console for added convenience. This inverter.
outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and other
low power devices requiring power up to 150 Watts.
Certain high-end video games, such as Playstation3 and
XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as will most power
tools.
The power inverter is designed with built-in overload
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded,
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating
exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter
may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter
manually, unplug the device and plug it in again.
115 Volt Power Outlet
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172 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
CAUTION!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not use a three-prong adaptor.
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an
electric shock and failure.
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent engine starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with great caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 173
There are two cupholders behind the center console for
CUPHOLDERS
Your vehicle is equipped with four cupholders. There are rear passengers.
two cupholders located in the front.
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Rear Cupholders
Front Cupholders
174 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
To open the upper storage compartment, push inward on
CONSOLE FEATURES
The floor console contains both an upper and lower the upper handle to unlatch the upper lid and lift the lid
storage compartment.
open.
Upper Storage Compartment
Upper Storage Compartment
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 175
To open the lower storage compartment, lift upward on
the lower handle to unlatch the lower storage compartment and lift the lid open.
WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Cellular phones, music
players, and other handheld electronic devices
should be stowed while driving. Use of these devices
while driving can cause an accident due to distraction, resulting in death or injury.
CARGO AREA FEATURES
Lower Storage Compartment
Cargo Light/Removable Self-Recharging
Flashlight
The dual-function light is mounted in the headliner
above the cargo area to illuminate the cargo area, and
part of it snaps out of the bezel to serve as a flashlight
when needed. The flashlight features two bright LED
light bulbs and is powered by rechargeable lithium
batteries that recharge when snapped back into place for
convenience.
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176 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Press in on the flashlight to release it.
Three-Press Switch
Cargo Cover
Press And Release
To operate the flashlight, press the switch once for high, The cargo area trim panels include two notches for
mounting the available tonneau cover that accommotwice for low, and a third time to return to off.
dates the reclining rear seat.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 177
To install the Cargo Cover, insert either end of the cover Using the handle, pull the cover toward you and guide
into one of the two notches located in the rear trim the rear cover posts into the guides located on both sides
panels. With one of the cover ends installed, push inward of the rear trim panel.
on the opposite end and install it into the same notch
location of the rear trim panel.
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Cargo Cover Guides
Rear Trim Notches
178 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
In a collision a cargo cover loose in the vehicle could
cause injury. It could fly around in a sudden stop and
strike someone in the vehicle. Do not store the cargo
cover on the cargo floor or in the passenger compartment. Remove the cover from the vehicle when taken
from its mounting. Do not store in the vehicle.
Removable Load Floor
The cargo area contains a removable load floor.
Rear Cargo Area
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 179
Cargo Tie-Down Loops
There are two D-rings installed in the cargo area for
securing cargo.
WARNING!
• Cargo tie-down loops are not safe anchors for a
child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision
a loop could pull loose and allow the child seat to
come loose. A child could be badly injured. Use
only the anchors provided for child seat tethers.
• The weight and position of cargo and passengers
can change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle handling. To avoid loss of control resulting
in personal injury, follow these guidelines for
loading your vehicle:
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as
possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed
weight over or behind the rear axle can cause the
rear of the vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of
the seatback. This could impair visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or
collision.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The
rear cargo space is intended for load carrying
purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit
in seats and use seat belts.
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180 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Fold Down Speakers — If Equipped
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
When the liftgate is open, the speakers can swing down
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
off the trim panel to face rearward, for tailgating and
The rear wiper/washer is controlled by a rotary switch
other activities.
located on the center portion of the control lever. The
control lever is located on the right side of the steering
column.
Fold-Down Speakers
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 181
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on the
first detent position for rear wiper operation.
bottom right-side of the blower control knob.
NOTE: The rear wiper operates in an intermittent mode
Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster
only.
and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped). An indicaRotate the center portion of the lever past the first tor in the button will illuminate when the rear window
detent to activate the rear washer. The washer defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
pump and the wiper will continue to operate as turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an addilong as the switch is held (for a maximum of 10 seconds). tional five minutes of operation, press the button a
Upon release, the wiper will continue to cycle two times second time.
before returning to the set position.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned window defroster only when the engine is operating.
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “park”
position if power accessory delay is active. Power accessory delay can be cancelled by opening the door, if this
happens the rear wiper will stop at its current position
and will not go to “park”.
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182 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off
after soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
CHILL ZONE姞 BEVERAGE COOLER STORAGE
COMPARTMENT — IF EQUIPPED
The glove compartment is located on the passenger side
of the vehicle. The large glove compartment door swings
downward and features two levels of storage. The upper
bin functions as the Chill Zone威 cooled beverage storage
compartment (for vehicles equipped with air conditioning) for storing up to four 20 oz (1 L) bottles or cans.
When desired, cool air enters the Chill Zone威 to keep the
contents cool, depending on ambient temperature and
A/C settings.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 183
Chill Zone威 compartment. Depending on ambient temperature and A/C setting, the compartment can keep
beverages cool.
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Glove Compartment and Chill Zone威
NOTE: The use of the Chill Zone威 is for nonperishable
beverages only.
Positioning Slide Control
Inside the Chill Zone威 is a vent which, when opened,
allows either air conditioned or fresh air to flow into the Vehicles without air conditioning can use that space for
storage. The lower bin holds the Owner’s Manual and
other important documents.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
▫ Average Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
䡵 Instrument Cluster — Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
▫ Distance To Empty (DTE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
䡵 Instrument Cluster — Premium . . . . . . . . . . . 190
▫ Elapsed Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 191
▫ Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
▫ Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features) . . . . . . . 210
▫ Oil Change Required — If Equipped . . . . . . 207
䡵 Media Center 230 (REQ) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio And 6–Disc CD/DVD Changer
(MP3/WMA AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ EVIC Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
▫ Compass/Temperature/Audio . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . 216
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▫ Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD
And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . 224
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . 226
▫ List Button
(Disc Mode For MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . 229
▫ Info Button (Disc Mode For MP3/WMA
Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
▫ Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
䡵 Media Center 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/
RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
▫ Operating Instructions
(Voice Command System) — If Equipped . . . 235
▫ Operating Instructions
(Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped . . . . . . . 235
䡵 Media Center 130 (Sales Code RES) . . . . . . . . . 236
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 236
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . 244
䡵 Media Center 130 With Satellite Radio
(Sales Code RES+RSC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 245
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 255
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 255
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▫ Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
䡵 iPod威 Control — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Connecting The iPod威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Using This Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Using Radio
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
䡵 iPod威/USB/MP3 Control — If Equipped . . . . . 265
▫ Connecting The iPod威 Or External USB
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
▫ Using This Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Or External USB
Device Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
▫ Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . . . 271
䡵 Steering Wheel Audio Controls —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
䡵 Radio Operation And Mobile Phones
. . . . . . . 274
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning . . . . . 275
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Radio
— Passenger Airbag
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Lower Glove Compartment/Beverage Cooler – If Equipped
Climate Controls
Heated Seat Switches – If Equipped
Hazard Warning Flasher
9 — ESC OFF Switch – If Equipped
10 — Storage Bins
11 — Power Outlet
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealership for service.
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WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealership for service if your vehicle overheats. If you
decide to look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the
Cooling System Pressure Cap paragraph.
4. Speedometer
The Speedometer shows the vehicle speed in miles per
hour and/or kilometers per hour (mph/kph).
5. Low Fuel Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.0 gal
(7.8 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
fuel is added.
6. Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on when the
2. Fuel Door Reminder
This indicates that the fuel filler door is located ignition switch is first turned to ON/RUN and remain on
briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on
on the left side of the vehicle.
while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
3. Fuel Gauge
When the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position, the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
pointer will show the level of fuel remaining in the fuel system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
tank.
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If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting will illuminate and the chime will sound. Refer to
“Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before StartProcedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
ing Your Vehicle” for further information.
7. Airbag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds 9. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for on.
further information.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
8. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/ The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight
10. Engine Temperature Warning Light
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
This light warns of an overheated engine condithe driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound.
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge apAfter the bulb check or when driving, if the driver’s seat
proaches H , this indicator will illuminate and a
belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
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Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to
pass H , the indicator will continuously flash and a
continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed
to cool.
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.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
11. Brake Warning Light
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
This light monitors various brake functions,
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
including brake fluid level and parking brake
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
application. If the brake light turns on it may
dropped below a specified level.
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
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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.
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
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necesdetected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
sary.
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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.
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.
12. Tachometer
The white area of the scale shows the permissible engine
revolutions-per-minute (RPM x 1000) for each gear range.
Before reaching the red area, ease up on the accelerator to
prevent engine damage.
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the repair/service, so that you can be sure that it is
13. Shift Lever Indicator
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the properly reset, or that the door jamb sticker is accurate if
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the the odometer must be reset at zero.
automatic transmission.
Vehicle Odometer Messages
14. Odometer / Trip Odometer Display Area
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
This display indicates the total distance the vehicle has odometer messages will display:
been driven.
NOTE: U.S. Federal regulations require that upon trans- door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar
fer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the pur- gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gate Ajar
chaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been gASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault
driven. If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, LoW TirE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Tire Pressure
the repair technician should leave the odometer reading noFUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Fault
the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he CHAngE OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required
cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero, and HOTOIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine Oil Temp Too Hot
a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating what the NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with the optional
mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the infor you to make a record of the odometer reading before strument cluster, all warnings including “door” and
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“gATE” and “Oil Change Required” will only be displayed in the EVIC display. For additional information,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
If Equipped”.
gASCAP
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer display
area. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
HOTOIL
When this message is displayed there is a engine overtemperature condition. When this condition occurs, the
“HOTOIL” message will be displayed in the odometer
along with a chime.
Refer to “Engine Oil Overheating” under in “What To Do
In Emergencies”.
noFUSE
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse is improperly installed, or
damaged, a “noFUSE” message will display in the odometer display area. For further information on fuses and
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap fuse locations refer to “Fuses” in “Maintaining Your
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). Vehicle”.
CHAngE OIL
LoW TirE
When tire pressure is low, the odometer display will Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
toggle between LoW and TirE for three cycles.
indicator system. The “CHAngE OIL” message will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer for approximately
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five seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate
the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil
change indicator system is duty cycle based, which
means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate
dependent upon your personal driving style.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
15. Cruise Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator shows that the Speed Control
system is ON.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
16. Trip/Odometer Display Reset Button
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
release the Trip Odometer button on the instrument
either of the two trip odometer settings. Trip A or Trip B
cluster. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
will appear when in the trip odometer mode. Push in and
performing the scheduled maintenance), refer to the
hold the button for two seconds to reset the trip odometer
following procedure:
to 0 miles (0 km). The odometer must be in Trip mode to
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. reset.
Do not start the engine.
17. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three
This light informs you of a problem with the
times within 10 seconds.
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
problem is detected, the light will come on
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition
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key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the
shift lever is placed in the NEUTRAL position. The light
should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine
running, your vehicle will usually be drivable; however,
see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If
the light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may experience reduced
performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and
your vehicle may require towing. The light will come on
when the ignition is first turned to ON/RUN and remain
on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on
during starting, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
18. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the park
lights or headlights are turned on.
19. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control system (ESC) has been turned off by the
driver.
20. Turn Signal Indicators
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle is driven
more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on, a
continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the
signals off. If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check
for a defective outside light bulb.
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NOTE:
21. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxi- • The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momately 16 seconds, when the vehicle security
mentarily each time the ignition switch is turned to
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
ON/RUN.
until the vehicle is disarmed.
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC
22. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
system will be ON, even if it was turned off previously.
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when the ignition switch is turned to the
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
that caused the ESC activation.
engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine 23. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC
lights are on.
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
problem diagnosed and corrected.
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24. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
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
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alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the 25. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
monitors engine and automatic transmission conreplacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS trol systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
to continue to function properly.
the ON/RUN position, before engine start. If the bulb
does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
CAUTION!
ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
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 of your typical driving cycles. In
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
not require towing.
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CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is
flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and
power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or
others.
26. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
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27. Transmission Temperature Warning Light — If
WARNING!
Equipped
During sustained high speed driving on hot If the Transmission Temperature Warning Light is
days, the automatic transmission oil may be- illuminated and you continue operating the vehicle,
come too hot. If this happens, the Transmission in some circumstances you could cause the fluid to
Temperature Warning Light will come on and boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust
the vehicle will slow slightly until the automatic trans- components and cause a fire.
mission cools down enough to allow a return to the
requested speed. If the high speed is maintained, the 28. High Beam Indicator
overheating will reoccur as before in a cyclic fashion.
This indicator shows that the high beam headlights are on. Push the multifunction lever forward
CAUTION!
to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull toward
yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
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29. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display — If Equipped
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
shows the EVIC messages.
Refer to the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
for further information.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster.
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30. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display Button — If Equipped
Press the left EVIC button to scroll through sub-menus.
Press and hold the reset button for approximately two
seconds, to reset the display shown.
Refer to the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
for further information.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
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The EVIC consists of the following:
• Left Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
• System Status
• Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
• Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays
• Right Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single
chime)
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
• Compass Heading
• Outside Temperature Display
• Trip Computer Functions
• Uconnect™ phone Displays — If equipped
• Audio Mode Display
• Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
the following messages:
• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime
after 1 mile (1.6 km) of distance travelled)
• Right Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
• RKE Battery Low (with a single chime)
• Personal Settings Not Available – vehicle not in park
(automatic transmission) or vehicle is in motion
(manual transmission).
• Left/Right Front Door Ajar (one or more doors open,
with a single chime if speed is above 1 mph/1 km/h)
• Left/Right Rear Door Ajar (one or more doors open,
with a single chime if speed is above 1 mph/1 km/h)
• Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime if vehicle is in
motion)
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• Gate Ajar (with a single chime)
• Headlamps or Park Lamps On
• Key In Ignition
• Check TPM System
• Oil Change Required
Oil Change Required — If Equipped
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Change Oil” message will flash in
the instrument cluster odometer for approximately 5 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the Trip Odometer button on the instrument
cluster. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance), refer to the
following procedure.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (do not
start the engine.)
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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Press the EVIC button until one of the following functions are displayed on the EVIC:
EVIC Functions
• Compass/Temperature/Audio
• Average Fuel Economy
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
• Elapsed Time
• Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
• Personal Settings
EVIC Button
To Reset The Display
Pressing and holding the EVIC button once will clear the
function currently being displayed. Reset will only occur
if a resettable function is currently being displayed. To
reset all resettable functions, press and release the EVIC
button a second time within three seconds of resetting the
currently displayed function (reset ALL will be displayed
during this three-second window).
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 209
Compass/Temperature/Audio
Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be travelled with
Press and release the EVIC button to display one of eight
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
compass headings to indicate the direction the vehicle is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
facing, the outside temperature, and the current radio
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
station.
tank level. This is not resettable.
For additional information regarding the compass, refer
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
to
“Personal
Settings
(Customer-Programmable
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
Features)”.
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
Average Fuel Economy
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL⬙. This display will
“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a
history information will be erased, and the averaging will
significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the
continue from the last fuel reading before the reset.
⬙LOW FUEL⬙ text and a new DTE value will be displayed, based on the current values in the DTE calculation and the current fuel tank level.
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Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
or START position.
Use the EVIC button to display one of the following
choices:
Language
When in this display you may select different languages
for all display nomenclature, including the trip functions.
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
Pressing the EVIC button while in this display selects
Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in English, Espanol, or Francais depending on availability.
“Starting and Operating” for further information.
As you continue, the displayed information will be
shown in the selected language.
Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)
NOTE: Uconnect™ language will not change using the
This allows the driver to set and recall features when the EVIC. Please refer to “Uconnect™ phone — If Equipped”
transmission is in PARK (automatic transmission) or the in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for
vehicle is stopped (manual transmission).
further information.
Press and release the EVIC button until “Personal Set- Lock Doors Automatically at 15 MPH (24 km/h)
When ON is selected, all doors lock automatically when
tings” is displayed in the EVIC.
the speed of the vehicle reaches 15 mph (24 km/h). Press
and hold the EVIC button when in this display until
“ON” or “OFF” appears to make your selection.
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Auto Unlock On Exit
When ON is selected all the vehicle’s doors will unlock
when the driver’s door is opened if the vehicle is stopped
(manual transmission) or the vehicle is stopped and the
transmission is in PARK or NEUTRAL position (automatic transmission). Press and hold the EVIC button
when in this display until “ON” or “OFF” appears to
make your selection.
Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock
When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when
the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This feature
may be selected with or without the Flash Lights with
Remote Key Lock feature. Press and hold the EVIC
button when in this display until “ON” or “OFF” appears
to make your selection.
Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked using the
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
without the sound horn on lock feature selected. Press
and hold the EVIC button when in this display until
“ON” or “OFF” appears to make your selection.
Remote Unlock Driver’s Door 1st
When Driver’s Door 1st is selected only the driver’s door
will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button and require a second
press to unlock the remaining locked doors. When Remote Unlock All Doors is selected, all of the doors will
unlock at the first press of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK
Delay Turning Headlights Off
button. Press and hold the EVIC button when in this
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
display until “Driver’s Door 1st” or “All Doors” appears
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
to make your selection.
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when exiting the vehicle. Press and hold the EVIC button Confirmation of Voice Commands — If Equipped
when in this display until 0, 30, 60, or 90 appears to make When ON is selected all voice commands from the
Uconnect™ system are confirmed. Press and hold the
your selection.
EVIC button when in this display until “ON” or “OFF”
Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit
appears to make your selection.
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect™ phone, power sunroof, and Illuminated Approach
power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes When this feature is selected the headlights will activate
after the ignition switch has been turned off. Opening and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
either front vehicle door will cancel this feature. Press unlocked using the RKE transmitter. Press and hold the
and hold the EVIC button when in this display until EVIC button when in this display until “OFF”, “30 sec.”,
“OFF”, “45 sec.”, “5 min.”, or “10 min.” appears to make “60 sec.”, or “90 sec.” appears to make your selection.
your selection.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) — If Equipped
Turn Headlights on with Remote Key Unlock
When on is selected, the HSA system is active. Refer to
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate “Electronic Brake Control System” in “Starting And
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are Operating” for system function and operating informaunlocked using the RKE transmitter. Press and hold the tion. To make your selection, press and release the EVIC
EVIC button when in this display until “OFF”, “30 sec.”, button until “On” or “Off” appears.
“60 sec.”, or “90 sec.” appears to make your selection.
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NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and
Display Units In
The EVIC, odometer, and Uconnect™ gps system units an environment free from large metallic objects such as
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
can be changed between English and Metric.
etc
Press and hold the EVIC button when in this display until
“ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears to make your Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
selection.
North and Geographic North. To ensure compass accuAutomatic Compass Calibration
racy, the compass variance should be properly set accordWhen the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic
ing to the variance map for the zone where the vehicle
and the EVIC will display “CAL” until the compass is
will be driven. When properly set, the compass will
calibrated. You may also calibrate the compass by comautomatically account for this difference.
pleting one or more 360 degree turns (in an area free from
large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL” message
displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass will now
function normally.
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NOTE: Magnetic and battery powered devices, (such as
cell phones, iPod’s, radar detectors, PDA’s and laptops)
should be kept away from the top of the instrument
panel. This is where the compass module is located and
such devices may interfere and cause false compass
readings.
Compass Variance Map
To Set the Variance: with the ignition in the ON position,
with a short button press (less than one second) press and
release the EVIC button several times until you have
displayed
the
“Personal
Settings
(CustomerProgrammable Features)” menu. Once in the “Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” menu,
press and release (less than one second) the EVIC button
several times until “Compass Variance” is highlighted.
The “Compass Variance” message and the current variance zone number will be displayed. To change the zone,
press and hold (longer than two seconds) the EVIC
button to increment the variance one step. Repeat as
necessary, with individual long (for at least one second)
EVIC button presses for each increment, until the desired
variance is achieved. To exit the Variance Programming,
press the EVIC button with a short (less than one second)
button press.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 215
NOTE: The factory default Zone is 8. During program- 4. Using a long button press (more than one second)
ming, the Zone value will wrap around from Zone 15 to press the EVIC button, this will place the Compass in
calibration mode. The CAL indicator will come on conZone 1.
tinuously in the EVIC display to indicate that the comManual Compass Calibration
pass is now in the calibration mode, and that the vehicle
If the compass appears erratic or inaccurate, and the varican now be driven to calibrate.
ance has been properly set, you may wish to manually
recalibrate the compass. To manually calibrate the compass: 5. To complete the compass calibration, drive the vehicle
in one or more complete 360–degree circle under 5 mph
1. Start the engine and leave the transmission in the
(8 km/h) in an area free from power lines and large
PARK position.
metallic objects, until the “CAL” indicator turns off. The
2. Using a quick button press (less than one second), compass will now function normally.
press and release the EVIC button several times until the
NOTE: A short EVIC button press from the ⬙Calibrate
EVIC displays the “Personal Settings (Customer-ProCompass (Yes)⬙ screen will exit the EVIC Customergrammable Features)” menu.
Programmable Features, and return it to its normal
3. Once in the “Personal Settings (Customer-Program- operating mode.
mable Features)” menu, press and release (less than one
second) the EVIC button several times until “Calibrate
Compass (Yes)” is displayed.
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MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER
(MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
side of the radio faceplate.
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned ON, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Media Center 230 (REQ)
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 217
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
screen.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the
SCAN Button
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for details.
the next listenable station in AM, FM or Satellite (if
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
equipped) frequencies, pausing for five seconds at each
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
the search, press the SCAN button a second time.
screen.
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone —
TIME Button
If Equipped
Press the TIME button to alternate locations of the time
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
and frequency display.
(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command in the Uconnect™
User Manual located on the DVD for further details.
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Clock Setting Procedure
INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
SCROLL control knob.
RW/FF
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in AM, FM
will begin to blink.
or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control TUNE Control
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
knob to save the time change.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
this display follow the above procedure, starting at
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
step 2.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 219
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be sePush the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
lected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Music Type information.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
treble tones.
format types:
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
Program Type
16-Digit Character Display
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
No program type or
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
None
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sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Adult Hits
Adlt Hit
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
Classical
Classicl
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Classic Rock
Cls Rock
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
College
College
the front and rear speakers.
Country
Country
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Foreign Language
Language
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
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Program Type
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
16-Digit Character Display
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R & B
Sports
Talk
Program Type
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character Display
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
NOTE: Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll
through the entries. Push the AUDIO/SELECT button to
select an entry and make changes.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 221
• DVD Enter - When the disc is in DVD Menu mode,
selecting DVD Enter will allow you to play the current
highlighted selection. Use the remote control to scroll
up and down the menu (if equipped).
• Angle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will change
the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (if
equipped).
NOTE:
• DISC Play/Pause - You can toggle between • The available selections for each of the above entries
playing the DVD and pausing the DVD by
varies depending upon the disc.
pushing the SELECT button (if equipped).
• These selections can only be made while playing a
DVD.
• DVD Play Options - Selecting the DVD Play Options
• VES™ Power - Allows you to turn VES™ ON and
will display the following:
OFF (if equipped).
• Subtitle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will switch
subtitles to different subtitle languages that are • VES™ Lock - Locks out rear VES™ remote controls (if
equipped).
available on the disc (if equipped).
• Audio Stream – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will • VES™ CH1/CH2 - Allows the user to change the
mode of either the IR1 or IR2 wireless headphones by
switch to different audio languages (if supported on
pressing the AUDIO/SELECT button (if equipped).
the disc) (if equipped).
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• Set Home Clock - Pressing the SELECT button allows
you to set the clock. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob to adjust the minutes.
Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to save
changes.
Audio Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default audio
language (effective only if the language is supported by
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
to select the number and then push to select.
• Player Defaults - Selecting this item will allow the
user to scroll through the following items and set Subtitle Language — If Equipped
defaults according to customer preference.
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default subtitle
language (effective only if the language is supported by
Menu Language — If Equipped
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose the
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
default startup DVD menu language (effective only if
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
language supported by disc). If you want to select a
to select the number and then push to select.
language not listed, then scroll down and select ⬙other.⬙
Enter the four-digit country code using the TUNE/ Subtitles — If Equipped
SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down to select the Selecting this item allows you to choose between subtitle
number and then push to select.
Off or On.
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Audio DRC — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to limit maximum audio
dynamic range. The default is set to ⬙High,⬙ and under
this setting, dialogues will play at 11 db higher than if the
setting is ⬙Normal.⬙
NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before
loading a disc. If changes are made to these settings after
a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the
defaults are effective only if the disc supports the
customer-preferred settings.
AM and FM Buttons
Aspect Ratio — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose between wide Press the buttons to select AM or FM mode.
screen, pan scan, and letter box.
SET Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
AutoPlay — If Equipped
When this is set to On and a DVD video is inserted, it will commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
bypass the DVD menu screen and automatically play the The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
auto-play the main title. In such cases, use the MENU and press and release that button. If a button is not
button on the remote control to select desired title to play. selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the station will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
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You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM, 12 FM,
and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and
MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
The radio DVD player and many DVD discs are coded by
geographic region. These region codes must match in
order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
disc does not match the region code for the radio DVD
player, it will not play the disc. Customers may take their
vehicle to an authorized dealer to change the region code
of the player a maximum of five times.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
CAUTION!
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12
Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
The radio may shut down during extremely hot
conditions. When this occurs, the radio will indicate
“Disc Hot” and shut off until a safe temperature is
reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the
optics of the DVD player and other radio internal
components.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 225
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s)
Press the EJECT button and the pushbutton
position to operate the radio.
with the corresponding number (1-6) where the
LOAD Button — Loading Compact Disc(s)
CD was loaded and the disc will unload and
Press the LOAD button and the pushbutton with the
move to the entrance for easy removal. Radio
corresponding number (1-6) where the CD is being
display will show ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc is
loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and
being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
prompt when to INSERT DISC. After the radio displays
⬙INSERT DISC,⬙ insert the CD into the player.
Press and hold the EJECT button for five seconds and all
CDs will be ejected from the radio.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio is The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
reading the disc.
SEEK Button (CD MODE)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CAUTION!
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
The use of other sized discs may damage the CD previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
player mechanism.
button will allow you to scroll through the tracks faster in
CD and MP3/MWA modes.
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SCAN Button (CD MODE)
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
Press the SCAN button to scan through each track on the The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable
CD currently playing.
MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited.
When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the
TIME Button (CD MODE)
following restrictions.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the
RW/FF (CD MODE)
radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video,
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3.
begin to fast forward until FF is released, or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Rewind) button Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
works in a similar manner.
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
AM or FM Button (CD MODE)
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
Switches the radio into the AM or FM radio mode.
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 227
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of directory levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
If a disc contains multi-formats, such as CD audio and
MP3/WMA tracks, the radio will only play the MP3/
WMA tracks on that disc.
Supported MP3/WMA File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3/WMA
extension as MP3/WMA files. Non-MP3/WMA files
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
named with the *.MP3/WMA extension may cause play• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- back problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file
character extension)
as an invalid MP3/WMA and will not play the file.
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
character extension)
data to an MP3/WMA file, the bit rate and sampling
frequencies in the following table are supported. In
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
WMA files). Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep
disc open after writing⬙ are most likely multisession
discs. The use of multisession for CD audio or MP3/
WMA playback may result in longer disc loading times.
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MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
WMA
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit Rate (kbps)
44.1 and 48
48, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192 VBR
WMA
Playback of MP3/WMA Files
When a medium containing MP3/WMA data is loaded,
the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3/WMA files.
Loading times for playback of MP3/WMA files may be
affected by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
increase with more files and folders
are supported for ID3 version 1 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
supported by the radios.
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
supported.
before writing to the disc.
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LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
playable files).
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and
utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source
and play through the vehicle speakers.
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilINFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
time⬙ priority mode.
down.
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
more and radio will display song titles for each file.
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SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Operating Instructions — Voice Command System
(If Equipped)
For the radio, Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™
User Manual located on the DVD for further details.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
(If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press the TIME button to change the display from
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
elapsed playing time to time of day. The time of day will
System (VES)™ (If Equipped)
display for five seconds.
Refer to “Video Entertainment System (VES)™” in the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode)
details.
No function.
SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Dolby威
Manufactured under license from Dolby威 Laboratories.
⬙Dolby威⬙ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby威 Laboratories.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 231
Macrovision
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only,
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
DTS™
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
⬙DTS™⬙ and ⬙DTS™ 2.0⬙ are trademarks of Digital The- information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or
ater Systems, Inc.
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at
www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
If Equipped
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcast- Number (ESN/SID)
ing technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to Please have the following information available when
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite calling:
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for chil- 1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
dren, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios. Number (ESN/SID).
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placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
ESN/SID Access
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC posi- on or above the antenna.
tion and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
Reception Quality
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
following reasons:
Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on • The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
the radio to exit this screen.
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
form of short audio mutes.
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
mode.
cause intermittent reception.
Satellite Antenna
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
cause signal blockage.
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 233
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite) Mode
INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display information between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if availNOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
ACC position to operate the radio.
additional three seconds will make the radio display the
SEEK Buttons
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next to normal display).
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
RW/FF
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
direction of the arrows.
without stopping until you release it.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
SCAN Button
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
button a second time.
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MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
following items:
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
Sirius subscription.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
type.
SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
and press and release that button. If a button is not
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butexited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
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You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/
RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
Refer to your Uconnect™ Multimedia RHR, RER, RBZ or
RHB user’s manual for detailed operating instructions.
Operating Instructions
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User
button number will display.
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) —
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
If Equipped
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
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MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
side of the radio faceplate.
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume, and to the left decreases it.
Media Center 130 (RES)
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 237
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping, until you release it.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
TIME Button
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
AM or FM frequencies.
and radio frequency.
TUNE Control
Clock Setting Procedure
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
SCROLL control knob.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
will begin to blink.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second AM/FM Button
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
mid-range tones.
Memory
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third When you are receiving a station that you wish to
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
treble tones.
this station and press and release that button. If a button
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
the front and rear speakers.
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 239
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. • This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
pressing the pushbutton twice.
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
button number will display.
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
Buttons 1 - 6
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
stations).
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
DISC Button
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
MP3 Audio Play
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
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CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
can cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 241
RW/FF
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
button works in a similar manner.
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
AM/FM Button
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next ranfiles properly and may be unable to play the file nordomly selected track.
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Play.
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
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Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
longer disc loading times.
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
display the file name and folder name, and will assign Supported MP3 File Formats
a number instead. With a maximum number of files, The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extenexceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With sion as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
display.)
not play the file.
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threean MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
character extension)
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
character extension)
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rate.
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
• Maximum number of files: 255
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 243
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
24, 22.05, 16
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title • Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
to load than non-multisession discs
supported by the radios.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
increase with more files and folders
supported.
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
MEDIA CENTER 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO
(SALES CODE RES+RSC)
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of the radio faceplate.
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
OFF).
Media Center 130 (RES/RSC)
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 245
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
position to operate the radio.
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the another selection. Holding either button will bypass
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second stations without stopping until you release it.
time to turn off the radio.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
Electronic Volume Control
Refer to “Voice Command” in “Understanding The FeaThe electronic volume control turns continuously (360 tures If Your Vehicle”.
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone —
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
If Equipped
volume and to the left decreases it.
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be (if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features If Your Vehicle”.
set at the same volume level as last played.
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With Uconnect
Phone” message will display on the radio screen.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Under- will begin to blink.
standing The Features If Your Vehicle”.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With knob to save time change.
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
screen.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button.
TIME Button
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
and radio frequency.
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
Clock Setting Procedure
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
procedure, starting at Step 2.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 247
INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
AM or FM frequencies.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
treble tones.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
the front and rear speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
TUNE Control
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
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MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Music Type information.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or
undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
16-Digit Character Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Program Type
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
16-Digit Character Display
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 249
Program Type
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character Display
Top 40
Weather
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust
the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL
control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob
to save time change.
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
AM/FM Button
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
Memory
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
SETUP Button
window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between station and press and release that button. If a button is
the following items:
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
be stored into pushbutton memory.
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the
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You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
MP3 Audio Play
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
button number will display.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Buttons 1 - 6
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
stations).
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
DISC/AUX Button
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
CAUTION!
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
CD player mechanism.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
can cause damage to the player.
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SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop RanTIME Button
dom Play.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
RW/FF
file recording media and formats are limited. When
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricbegin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
tions.
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
Supported Media (Disc Types)
works in a similar manner.
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
AM/FM Button
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
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Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeLevel 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
character extension)
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
character extension)
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
• Maximum number of files: 255
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file longer disc loading times.
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to Supported MP3 File Formats
display the file name and folder name and will assign The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extena number instead. With a maximum number of files, sion as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With 200 extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this display.)
not play the file.
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When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
MPEG
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 255
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a time⬙ priority mode.
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
before writing to the disc.
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
playable files).
vehicle speakers.
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilINFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
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is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the System Activation
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
down.
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welPress this button to change the display to time of day. The
come kit that contains general information, including
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
ignition is OFF).
information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at
If Equipped
www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcastElectronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
ing technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
Number (ESN/SID)
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Please have the following information available when
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
calling:
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios. 1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
limited coverage in Alaska.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 257
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
ESN/SID Access
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC position and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
the radio to exit this screen.
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
on or above the antenna.
Reception Quality
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
following reasons:
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
form of short audio mutes.
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio • Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
mode.
cause intermittent reception.
Satellite Antenna
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
cause signal blockage.
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
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Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite) Mode
INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display information between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if availNOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
ACC position to operate the radio.
additional three seconds will make the radio display the
SEEK Buttons
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next to normal display).
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
RW/FF
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
direction of the arrows.
without stopping until you release it.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
SCAN Button
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
button a second time.
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MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
following items:
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
Sirius subscription.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
type.
SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
and press and release that button. If a button is not
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butexited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
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You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
iPod姞 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ/
REL/RET radios only with Uconnect™. For sales code
RER, RBZ, REN, REP, REW, RB2 or REZ touch-screen
radio iPod威 control feature, refer to the separate RER,
REN, RBZ, RB2 or REZ User’s Manual. iPod威 control is
available only if equipped as an option with these radios.
This feature allows an iPod威 to be plugged into the
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
vehicle’s sound system through a 16–pin connector, using
button number will display.
the provided interface cable.
Buttons 1 - 6
iPod威 control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
and iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
not fully support the iPod威 control features. Please visit
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
Apple’s website for software updates.
(If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
Features If Your Vehicle”.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 261
NOTE:
NOTE:
• If the radio has a USB port, refer to the appropriate • It may be necessary to remove the connector pin
Uconnect Multimedia radio user’s manual for iPod or
protection cap from the 16–pin connector port, prior to
external USB device support capability.
connecting the cable.
• Connecting an iPod威 to the AUX port located in the • If the iPod威 battery is completely discharged, it may
radio faceplate, plays media, but does not use the
not communicate with the iPod威 control system until
iPod威 control feature to control the connected device.
a minimum charge is attained. Leaving the iPod威
connected to the iPod威 control system may charge it to
Connecting The iPod姞
the required level.
Use the provided connection cable to connect an iPod威 to
the vehicle’s 16–pin connector port (which is located in Using This Feature
the glove compartment on some vehicles). Once the By using the provided connection cable to connect an
iPod威 is connected and synchronized to the vehicle’s iPod威 to the vehicle’s iPod威 control 16–pin connector port:
iPod威 control system (iPod威 may take a few seconds to
• The iPod威 audio can be played on the vehicle’s sound
connect), the iPod威 starts charging and is ready for use
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album,
by pressing radio switches, as described below.
etc.) information on the radio display.
• The iPod威 can be controlled using the radio buttons to
Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents.
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• The iPod威 battery charges when plugged into the
iPod威 control connector (if supported by the specific
iPod威 device)
Controlling The iPod姞 Using Radio Buttons
To get into the iPod威 control mode and access a connected iPod威, press the “AUX” button on the radio
faceplate. Once in the iPod威 control mode, iPod威 audio
tracks (if available from iPod威) start playing over the
vehicle’s audio system.
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one
click, during the first two seconds of the track, will
jump to the previous track in the list. Turning this
button at any other time in the track, will jump to
the beginning of the current track.
• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW
button long enough will jump to the beginning of
the current track.
Play Mode
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
When switched to iPod威 control mode, the iPod威 autoholding the FF >> button.
matically starts Play mode. In Play mode, use the follow• A single press backward << RW or forward FF >> will
ing buttons on the radio faceplate to control the iPod威
jump backward or forward respectively, for five
and display data:
seconds.
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
• Use the << SEEK and SEEK >> buttons to jump to the
previous track.
previous or next track. If the << SEEK button is
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
pressed during the first two seconds of the track, it will
playing a track, skips to the next track.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 263
jump to the previous track in the list; pressing this
button at any other time in the track, it will jump to the
beginning of the track. Pressing the SEEK >> button
during play mode, it will jump to the next track in the
•
list.
During Scan mode, pressing the << SEEK and
SEEK >> buttons will select the previous and next
tracks.
RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威. If the RND icon is
showing on the radio display, then the shuffle mode is
ON.
• While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
List Or Browse Mode
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
below, will bring up List mode. List mode enables
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the iPod威 scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
mode to repeat the current playing track.
iPod威.
• Press the SCAN button to use iPod威 scan mode, which • TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
will play the first five seconds of each track in the
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the iPod威.
current list and then forward to the next song. To stop
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockSCAN mode and start playing the desired track, when
wise (backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying
it is playing the track, press the SCAN button again.
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the track detail on the radio display. Once the track
to be played is highlighted on the radio display,
press the TUNE control knob to select and start
playing the track. Turning the TUNE control knob
fast will scroll through the list faster. During fast
scroll, a slight delay in updating the information on
the radio display may be noticed.
• During all List modes, the iPod威 displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the
bottom of the list, just turn the wheel backwards
(counter-clockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威.
• Preset 1 – Playlists
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on
the second line.
• To Exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play
mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod威. Turn the TUNE control knob
to list the top-menu item to be selected and press the
TUNE control knob. This will display the next submenu list item on the iPod威 then follow the same steps
to go to the desired track in that list. Not all iPod威
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
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• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is iPod姞/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ/
iPod威.
REL/RET radios only with Uconnect™. For sales code
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 touch-screen radio
CAUTION!
iPod威/USB/MP3 control feature, refer to the separate
• Leaving the iPod威 (or any supported device) any- RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 User’s Manual.
where in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can iPod威/USB/MP3 control is available only if equipped as
alter the operation or damage the device. Follow an option with these radios.
the device manufacturer’s guidelines.
This feature allows an iPod威 or external USB device to be
• Placing items on the iPod威, or connections to the plugged into the USB port, located in the center console
iPod威 in the vehicle, can cause damage to the or glove compartment.
device and/or to the connectors.
iPod威 control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威
and iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may
WARNING!
not fully support the iPod威 control features. Please visit
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 while driving. Apple’s website for software updates.
Failure to follow this warning could result in an
accident.
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NOTE:
• If the radio has a USB port, refer to the appropriate
Uconnect™ Multimedia radio User’s Manual for
iPod威 or external USB device support capability.
• Connecting an iPod威 or consumer electronic audio
device to the AUX port located in the radio faceplate,
plays media, but does not use the iPod威 /MP3 control
feature to control the connected device.
Connecting The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
Use the connection cable to connect an iPod威 or external
USB device to the vehicle’s USB/AUX connector port
USB/AUX Connector Port
which is located in the center console or glove compartOnce the audio device is connected and synchronized to
ment.
the vehicle’s iPod威/USB/MP3 control system (iPod威 or
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect),
the audio device starts charging and is ready for use by
pressing radio switches, as described below.
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NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely discharged, it may not communicate with the iPod威/USB/
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod威/USB/
MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
Controlling The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons
To get into the iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode and access
a connected audio device, either press the “AUX” button
on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and say
⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB⬙. Once in the iPod威/USB/MP3
Using This Feature
control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
By using iPod cable or external USB device to connect to
device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
USB port:
Play Mode
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound When switched to iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode, the
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album, iPod威 or external USB device automatically starts Play
etc.) information on the radio display.
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
• The audio device can be controlled using the radio faceplate may be used to control the iPod威 or external
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents. USB device and display data:
• The audio device battery charges when plugged into • Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
previous track.
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
audio device)
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the
VR button and say ⬙Next Track⬙.
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• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one • While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
click, will jump to the previous track in the list or
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
press the VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
button long enough will jump to the beginning of
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio
the current track.
device mode to repeat the current playing track or
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
press the VR button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat
holding the FF >> button.
Off⬙.
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF >> will
• Press the SCAN button to use iPod威/USB/MP3 dejump backward or forward respectively, for five
vice scan mode, which will play the first 10 seconds of
seconds.
each track in the current list and then forward to the
• Use the << SEEK and SEEK >> buttons to jump to the
next song. To stop SCAN mode and start playing the
previous or next track. Pressing the SEEK >> button
desired track, when it is playing the track, press the
during play mode will jump to the next track in the
SCAN button again. During Scan mode, pressing the
list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or Previous
<< SEEK and SEEK >> buttons will select the previTrack⬙.
ous and next tracks.
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• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威 or external USB
device, or press the VR button and say ⬙Shuffle ON⬙ or
⬙Shuffle Off⬙. If the RND icon is showing on the radio
display, then the shuffle mode is ON.
List Or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
below, will bring up List mode. List mode enables
scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
audio device.
• TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the audio
device or external USB device.
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise (backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying
the track detail on the radio display. Once the track
to be played is highlighted on the radio display,
press the TUNE control knob to select and start
playing the track. Turning the TUNE control knob
fast will scroll through the list faster. During fast
scroll, a slight delay in updating the information on
the radio display may be noticeable.
• During all List modes, the iPod威 displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the
bottom of the list, just turn the wheel backward
(counterclockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威 or
external USB device.
• Preset 1 – Playlists
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
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• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on
the second line.
• To exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play
mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod威 or external USB device. Turn
the TUNE control knob to list the top-menu item to be
selected and press the TUNE control knob. This will
display the next sub-menu list item on the audio
device, then follow the same steps to go to the desired
track in that list. Not all iPod威 or external USB device
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
audio device.
CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod威 or external USB device (or any
supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in
extreme heat or cold can alter the operation or
damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod威 or external USB device,
or connections to the iPod威 or external USB device
in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device
and/or to the connectors.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 271
Play Mode
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 or external USB start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning some devices require the music to be initiated on the
device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect™
could result in an accident.
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the
Uconnect™ phone system, but just one can be selected
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the and played.
Uconnect™ phone system.
Selecting Different Audio Device
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
1. Press PHONE button to begin.
To get into the BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on
the radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth 2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup⬙, then ⬙Select Audio Devices⬙.
Streaming Audio”.
WARNING!
3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the
Uconnect™ phone system to list audio devices.
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272 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Next Track
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the
radio and say “Next Track” to jump to the next track
music on your cellular phone.
Previous Track
Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
the radio and say “Previous Track” to jump to the
previous track music on your cellular phone.
Browse
Browsing is not available on a BTSA device. Only the
current song that is playing will display info.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS —
IF EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
Remote Sound System Controls
(Back View Of Steering Wheel)
The right-hand control is a rocker type switch with a
pushbutton in the center. Pressing the top of the switch
will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom of the
switch will decrease the volume.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 273
The button located in the center of the right-hand control CD Player
Press the top of the switch once to go to the next track on
will switch modes to Radio or CD.
the CD. Press the bottom of the switch once to go to the
The left-hand control is a rocker type switch with a
beginning of the current track or to the beginning of the
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand
previous track, if it is within one second after the current
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
track begins to play.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
each mode.
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
Radio Operation
The button in the center of the left-hand switch changes
Press the top of the switch to SEEK up for the next
CD’s on the 6–Disc in-dash CD changer radio. This
listenable station. Press the bottom of the switch to SEEK
button does not function for all other radios.
down for the next listenable station.
The button located in the center of the left-hand control CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
will tune to the next preset station that you have pro- To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
precautions:
grammed in the radio preset pushbuttons.
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
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274 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth, RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
wiping from center to edge.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratchyour radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
ing the disc.
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
or anti-static sprays.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect™ (if equipped).
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become CLIMATE CONTROLS
too high.
The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particu- make you comfortable in all types of weather.
lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 275
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
Blower Control
Rotate this control to regulate the
amount of air forced through the ventilation system in any mode. The
blower speed increases as you move
the control to the right from the “O”
(OFF) position. There are seven blower
speeds.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the
climate controls will not function during Remote Start
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
position.
The Manual Temperature Controls consist of a series of
outer rotary dials and inner push knobs.
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276 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Temperature Control
Mode Control (Air Direction)
Rotate this control to regulate the temRotate this control to choose from sevperature of the air inside the passenger
eral patterns of air distribution. You
compartment. Rotating the dial left
can select either a primary mode as
into the blue area of the scale indicates
identified by the symbols on the concooler temperatures, while rotating
trol, or a blend of two of these modes.
right into the red area indicates
The closer the setting is to a particular
warmer temperatures.
symbol, the more air distribution you
receive from that mode.
NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems
lower than expected, check the front of the A/C con- Panel
denser located in front of the radiator for an accumulaAir is directed through the outlets in the instrument
tion of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
Bi-Level
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 277
NOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot, there Defrost
is a difference in temperature between the upper and
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxilower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but mum blower and temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting.
cool conditions.
NOTE:
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a • The air conditioning compressor operates in Mix,
Defrost, or a blend of these modes, even if the Air
small amount flowing through the defrost and side
Conditioning (A/C) button is not pressed. This dehuwindow demist outlets.
midifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve
Mix
fuel economy, use these modes only when necessary.
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
window demist outlets. This setting works best in • For information on operating the Rear Defrost, refer to
“Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The Feacold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
tures Of Your Vehicle”.
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
Floor
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Recirculation Control
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbPressing the Recirculation Control button will
ing the mode control selection.
put the system in recirculation mode. This can
• When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
be used when outside conditions such as
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity are present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in the Air Conditioning Control
Press this button to engage the Air
control button to illuminate.
Conditioning. A light will illuminate
NOTE:
when the Air Conditioning system is
• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make
engaged. Rotating the dial left into the
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
blue area of the scale indicates cooler
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
temperatures, while rotating right into
• The use of the Recirculation mode in cold or damp
the red area indicates warmer temweather will cause windows to fog on the inside,
peratures.
because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Select
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage
the outside air position for maximum defogging.
until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds.
• The A/C will engage automatically to prevent fogging
when the recirculation button is pressed and the mode
control is set to panel or panel / floor.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 279
• MAX A/C
For maximum cooling use the A/C and recirculation
buttons at the same time.
• ECONOMY MODE
If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn
OFF the indicator light and the A/C compressor. Then,
move the temperature control to the desired temperature.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped
The Automatic Temperature Control system automatically maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle at
the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger.
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Automatic Temperature Control
280 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
the “O” (OFF) position on the blower control stops the
1. Turn the Mode Control knob (on the right) and the
system completely and closes the outside air intake.
Blower Control knob (on the left) to AUTO.
The recommended setting for maximum comfort for the
NOTE: The AUTO position performs best for front seat
average person is 72°F (22°C); however, this may vary.
occupants only.
NOTE:
2. Dial in the temperature you would
• The temperature setting can be adjusted at anytime
like the system to maintain by rotating
without affecting automatic operation.
the Temperature Control knob. Once
the comfort level is selected, the sys- • Pressing the Air Conditioning Control button while in
AUTO mode will cause the LED in the control button
tem will maintain that level automatito flash three times and then turn off. This indicates
cally using the heating system. Should
that the system is in AUTO mode and requesting the
the desired comfort level require air
air conditioning is not necessary.
conditioning, the system will automatically make the
adjustment.
Automatic Operation
Operation of the system is quite simple.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 281
• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located
in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or
insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind
the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front
fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the condenser,
reducing air conditioning performance.
Blower Control
Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features, which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
Mode Preferred Automatic, or Blower and Mode Preferred Automatic. This means the operator can override
the blower, the mode, or both. There is a manual blower
range for times when the AUTO setting is not desired.
The blower can be set to any fixed blower speed by
rotating the Blower Control knob (on the left).
For full automatic operation or for
automatic blower operation, turn the NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
knob to the AUTO position. In manual Operation Chart that follows for details.
mode there are seven blower speeds
that can be individual selected. In off
position the blower will shut off.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 283
The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to • Floor
change airflow distribution by rotating the Mode Control
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
knob (on the right) to one of the following positions.
small amount flowing through the defrost and side
window demist outlets.
• Panel
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument • Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
• Bi-Level
• Defrost
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxiNOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot, there mum blower and temperature settings for best windis a difference in temperature between the upper and shield and side window defrosting.
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but
cool conditions.
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NOTE:
• Air Conditioner Control
Press this button to turn on the air • When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
conditioning during manual operation
only. When the air conditioning is • In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may
turned on, cool dehumidified air will
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
flow through the outlets selected with
mode is not allowed in the floor, defrost, or defrost/
the Mode control dial. Press this butfloor mode in order to improve window clearing.
ton a second time to turn OFF the air
Recirculation will be disabled automatically if these
conditioning. An LED in the button illuminates when
modes are selected.
manual compressor operation is selected.
• Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows
• Recirculation Control
to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog,
The system will automatically control recircupress the Recirculation button to return to outside air.
lation. However, pressing the Recirculation
Some temp/humidity conditions will cause captured
Control button will put the system in recircuinterior air to condense on windows and hamper
lation mode. This can be used when outside
visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow
conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity
Recirculation to be selected while in floor, defrost, or
are present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in
defrost/floor mode. Attempting to use the recirculathe control button to illuminate.
tion while in these modes will cause the LED in the
control button to blink and then turn off.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 285
• Most of the time, when in Automatic Operation, you
can temporarily put the system into Recirculation
Mode by pressing the Recirculation button. However,
under certain conditions, while in Automatic Mode,
the system is blowing air out the defrost vents. When
these conditions are present, and the Recirculation
button is pressed, the indicator will flash and then turn
off. This tells you that you are unable to go into
Recirculation Mode at this time. If you would like the
system to go into Recirculation Mode, you must first
move the Mode knob to Panel, Panel/Floor and then
press the Recirculation button. This feature reduces the
possibility of window fogging.
Summer Operation
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene
glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation Mode during winter months is
not recommended because it may cause window fogging.
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
Operating Tips
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
suggested control settings for various weather condi- fresh air and high blower settings. This will ensure
tions.
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
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Window Fogging
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
rainy or humid weather.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for The A/C Filter prevents most dust and pollen from
entering the cabin. The filter acts on air coming from
long periods as fogging may occur.
outside the vehicle and recirculated air within the pasSide Window Demisters
senger compartment. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures”
A side window demister outlet is located at each end of
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for A/C Air Filter service
the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct
information or see your authorized dealer for service.
air toward the side windows when the system is in the
Refer to “Maintenance Schedules” for filter service
FLOOR, MIX, or DEFROST mode. The air is directed at
intervals.
the area of the windows through which you view the
outside mirrors.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 287
Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions
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STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
䡵 Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . 293
▫ Five–Speed Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . 293
▫ Recommended Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –20°F Or ⫺29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
䡵 Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . 298
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
▫ Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock System . . . . . . 300
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
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䡵 AutoStick威 — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
䡵 Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 312
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 314
䡵 Driving On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 315
䡵 Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual
Transmission Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
And ESC Off Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . 324
STARTING AND OPERATING 291
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 325
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 326
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
䡵 Tires — General Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
䡵 Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . 333
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 340
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) . . . . . 341
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire
And Wheel – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 334
▫ Full Size Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Premium System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 345
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ 2.0L And 2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
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▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . 351
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Installing A Trailer Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . 362
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 356
䡵 Vehicle Loading
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
䡵 Recreational Towing
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
▫ Towing This Vehicle
Behind Another Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
STARTING AND OPERATING 293
STARTING PROCEDURES
NOTE:
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both • The engine will not start unless the clutch pedal is
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
pressed to the floor.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
• If the key will not turn and the steering wheel is
locked, rotate the wheel in either direction to relieve
pressure on the locking mechanism and then turn the
key.
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
The shift lever must be in the PARK or NEUTRAL
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting to any driving gear.
NOTE: You must press the brake pedal before shifting
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Before starting the engine fully apply the parking brake, out of PARK.
press the clutch pedal to the floor, and place the shift
Normal Starting
lever in NEUTRAL.
Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine does
not require pumping or pressing the accelerator pedal.
Simply turn the ignition switch to the START position
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294 STARTING AND OPERATING
and release when the engine starts. If the engine fails to
start within 15 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the
OFF position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery,
booster cables may be used to obtain a start from
another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if
done improperly, so follow the procedure carefully.
Refer to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
Tip Start Feature
Do not press the accelerator. Turn the ignition switch to
the START position and release it as soon as the starter
engages. The starter motor will continue to run, and it
will disengage automatically when the engine is running.
If the engine fails to start, the starter will disengage
automatically in 10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the
ignition switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or ⫺29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
If Engine Fails To Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. Push the accelerator pedal all
the way to the floor and hold it there. Crank the engine
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for no more than 15 seconds. This should clear any excess After Starting
fuel in case the engine is flooded. Leave the ignition key The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
in the ON position, release the accelerator pedal and warms up.
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
WARNING!
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start grounded, three-wire extension cord.
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
serious personal injury.
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
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MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
Five–Speed Manual Transmission
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended without having the parking
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
especially on an incline.
Fully press the clutch pedal before you shift gears. As you
Shift Pattern
release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator
Use each gear in numerical order, do not skip a gear. Be
pedal.
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.
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For most city driving, you will find it easier to use only
the lower gears. For steady highway driving with light
accelerations, fifth gear is recommended.
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.
Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Speeds
Units in mph (km/h)
AccelEngine
eration 1 to 2 2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
Size
Rate
All En- Accel 14 (23) 23 (37) 29 (47) 45 (72)
gines
Cruise 12 (19) 18 (29) 25 (40) 32 (52)
Never shift into REVERSE until the vehicle has come to a Downshifting
complete stop.
Proper downshifting will improve fuel economy and
prolong engine life.
NOTE: During cold weather, until the transmission
lubricant is warm, you may experience slightly higher
CAUTION!
shift efforts. This is normal and not harmful to the
transmission.
If you skip more than one gear while downshifting
or downshift at too high a vehicle speed, you could
Recommended Shift Speeds
To use your manual transmission for optimal fuel damage the engine, transmission, or clutch.
economy, it should be upshifted as listed in the following
table.
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To maintain a safe speed and prolong brake life, shift
down to second or first gear when descending a steep
grade.
When turning a corner or driving up a steep grade,
downshift early so that the engine will not be
overburdened.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) changes ratios in a continuous manner. This
may sometimes ⬙feel⬙ as if it is slipping, but this is normal
and does not harm anything.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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WARNING!
It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK or
NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle
speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal,
the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in
reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when the
engine is idling normally and when your right foot is
firmly on the brake pedal.
Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
This system prevents the key from being removed unless
NOTE: You MUST press and hold the brake pedal down the shift lever is in PARK. It also prevents shifting out of
BEFORE shifting out of PARK.
PARK unless the key is in the ON or START position, and
the brake pedal is pressed.
Shift Lever
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Brake/Transmission Interlock System
Automatic transmission vehicles are equipped with a
Brake Transmission Shift Interlock System (BTSI) that
holds the shift lever in the PARK position when the
ignition switch is in the ON or START position. To move
the shift lever out of the PARK position, the ignition switch
must be turned to the ON or START position (engine
running or not) and the brake pedal must be pressed.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL position into another gear range.
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never use PARK while the vehicle is in motion. Apply
the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this range.
Always apply the parking brake first, and then place the
shift lever in the PARK position.
WARNING!
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, you should
always shift the vehicle into PARK, remove the
key from the ignition, and apply the parking
brake. Once the key is removed from the ignition,
the shift lever is locked in the PARK position,
securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
Furthermore, you should never leave unattended
children inside a vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the
ignition key in the ignition switch. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you must
turn the ignition from LOCK to ON so the steering
wheel and shift lever are released. Otherwise, damage to the steering column or shift lever could result.
You must also press the brake pedal.
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle rearward. Use this
The following indicators should be used to ensure that range only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
you have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position:
NEUTRAL
• When shifting into PARK firmly move the shift lever This range is used when the vehicle is standing for
all the way forward until it stops.
prolonged periods with the engine running. The engine
• Look at the instrument cluster to ensure it is in the may be started in this range. Set the parking brake and
shift the transmission into PARK if you must leave the
PARK position.
vehicle.
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DRIVE
This range is used for most city and highway driving.
AUTOSTICK姞 — IF EQUIPPED
AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transmission that offers
six manual ratio changes to provide you with more
control. AutoStick威 allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and
improve overall vehicle performance. This system can
also provide you with more control during passing, city
driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving,
trailer towing, and many other situations. Automatic
ratio changes upward will only occur to protect the
Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT)
and/or the engine from overspeed. Changes down will
only happen at minimum engine speed to prevent stalling.
Operation
NOTE: AutoStick威 is not functional until the CVT
warms up in cold weather.
AutoStick威 operation is activated in the DRIVE position
by moving the shift lever side-to-side. Moving the shift
lever to the (+) side will activate AutoStick威 and shift up
to the next higher manual ratio, unless you are already
operating in or near Overdrive, in which case sixth gear
ratio will be selected. In like manner, moving the shift
lever to (-) will activate AutoStick威 and shift to the next
lower manual ratio. After AutoStick威 is activated, the
manual ratio selected is displayed in the transmission
ratio display and tipping the shift lever to the (+) or (-)
direction will cause an upshift or downshift by one ratio.
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AutoStick威 Is Deactivated:
• By holding the shift lever to (+) momentarily
• When the shift lever is shifted out of DRIVE
• If a downshift would cause the engine to overspeed,
that shift will not occur until it is safe for the engine.
However, the CVT will stay in the manually selected
ratio.
• When in sixth position, touching the shift lever to the • If the system detects powertrain overheating, the
right
transmission will revert to the automatic shift mode
and remain in that mode until the powertrain cools off.
• When heavy Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) applica• If the system detects a problem, it will disable the
tion is detected
AutoStick威 mode and the transmission will return to
General Information
the automatic mode until the problem is corrected.
• If a ratio other than first is selected and the vehicle is
brought to a stop, the transmission control logic will DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
automatically select the first gear ratio.
Acceleration
• If a low range is selected and the engine accelerates to Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slipthe rev limit, the transmission will automatically select pery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
the next higher ratio.
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
the front (driving) wheels.
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WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the
front wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle
and possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.).
Traction
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
be observed:
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first
become visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a sudden
stop.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
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Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Caution
and Warning before doing so.
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water may cause damage to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil,
transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination
(i.e., fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance)
after driving through standing water. Do not continue to operate the vehicle if any fluid appears
contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping distances. Therefore, after driving through
standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on
the brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your
passengers, and others around you.
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POWER STEERING
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steerThe standard power steering system will give you good
ing pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
steering capability if power assist is lost.
does not in any way damage the steering system.
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
NOTE:
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
there is a problem with the power steering system.
WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
CAUTION!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and it should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
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Power Steering Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave an
automatic transmission in PARK, or manual transmission
in REVERSE or first gear.
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The parking brake lever is located in the center console.
To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
completely.
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the automatic
transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning
Light” will flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime
will sound to alert the driver. Fully release the parking
brake before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
Parking Brake
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission, apply the parking brake
before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
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difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured.
• Do not leave the key in the ignition switch. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and a collision.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also, be certain to leave an automatic
transmission in PARK, a manual transmission in
REVERSE or first gear. Failure to do so may cause
the vehicle to roll and cause damage or injury.
CAUTION!
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with power assisted brakes as
standard equipment. In the event power assist is lost for
any reason (for example, repeated brake applications
with the engine off), the brakes will still function. However, the effort required to brake the vehicle will be much
greater than that required with the power system operating.
If either of the two hydraulic systems lose normal capability, the remaining system will still function with some
loss of overall braking effectiveness. This will be evident
by increased pedal travel during application and greater
pedal force required to slow or stop. In addition, if the
malfunction is caused by an internal leak, as the brake
fluid in the master cylinder drops, the “Brake Warning
Light” will light.
WARNING!
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Driving a vehicle with the “Brake Warning Light” on
is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance or vehicle stability during braking may
occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle or
will make your vehicle harder to control. You could
have a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The ABS provides increased vehicle stability and brake
performance under most braking conditions. The system
automatically “pumps” the brakes during severe braking
conditions to prevent wheel lock-up.
WARNING!
• Pumping of the anti-lock brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need
to slow down or stop.
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and
tires or the traction afforded.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
The “ABS Warning Light” monitors the ABS
System. The light will come on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position
and may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the “ABS Warning Light” remains on or comes on
while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock portion of the
brake system is not functioning and that service is
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required. However, the conventional brake system will working properly. This self-check occurs each time the
continue to operate normally if the “Brake Warning vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
Light” is not on.
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
If the “ABS Warning Light” is on, the brake system stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can inshould be serviced as soon as possible to restore the clude ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “ABS Warning Light” debris, or panic stops.
does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to
You may also experience the following when the brake
the ON position, have the bulb repaired as soon as
system goes into anti-lock mode:
possible.
• the ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
If both the “Brake Warning Light” and the “ABS Warning
short time after the stop)
Light” remain on, the ABS and Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning. Immedi- • the clicking sound of solenoid valves
ate repair to the ABS is required.
• brake pedal pulsations
When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you
• a slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
of the stop
related motor noises. These noises are the system performing its self-check cycle to ensure that the ABS These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
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WARNING!
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible
to interference caused by improperly installed or
high output radio transmitting equipment. This interference can cause possible loss of Anti-Lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should
be performed by qualified professionals.
(HSA), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). All systems work together to enhance vehicle stability and
control in various driving conditions and are commonly
referred to as ESC.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lockup and
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
Operating” for further information.
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce
Brake Assist System (BAS)
accurate signals for the computer.
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
Your vehicle may be equipped with an optional ad- system detects an emergency braking situation by sensvanced electronic brake control system that includes ing the rate and amount of brake application and then
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist System applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
(BAS), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Start Assist reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). Applying the brakes very
quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the
benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence (do not
“pump” the brakes). Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
WARNING! (Continued)
• The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
WARNING!
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
• The Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevail- stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to
ing road conditions.
a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin
• The BAS cannot prevent collisions, including across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
those resulting from excessive speed in turns, spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplan- brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
ing.
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
(Continued) This feature remains active even if TCS and ESC are in
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the “Partial Off” mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability • Vehicle must be on a 7% grade or greater hill.
Control (ESC)” in this section for further information.
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual Transmission
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backOnly
ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
WARNING!
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
when the system will not activate and slight rolling
during this short period of time, the system will release
may occur. This could cause a collision with another
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
system will release brake pressure in proportion to
responsible for braking the vehicle.
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
the intended direction of travel.
Disabling/Enabling HSA
HSA Activation Criteria
If you wish to turn on or off the HSA system, it can be
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to done using the Customer Programmable Features in the
activate:
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
• Vehicle must be stopped.
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“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Un- 7. Press the “ESC Off” switch (located in the lower
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informa- switch bank below the climate controls) four times within
tion.
20 seconds. The “ESC Off Indicator Light” should turn on
and turn off two times.
For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following steps:
8. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
additional half-turn to the right.
NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within
90 seconds.
9. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then
back to the ON position. If the sequence was completed
1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing
properly, the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will blink several
straight forward).
times to confirm HSA is disabled.
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
10. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature
3. Apply the parking brake.
to it’s previous setting.
4. Start the engine.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
5. Release the clutch pedal.
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for over-steering or under-steering of the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in
6. Rotate the steering wheel one-half turn to the left.
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counteracting the over-steering or under-steering condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the
vehicle maintain the desired path. ESC uses sensors in
the vehicle to determine the vehicle path intended by the
driver and compares it to the actual path of the vehicle.
When the actual path does not match the intended path,
ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist
in counteracting the over-steer or under-steer condition.
mode. This mode should be used for most driving
situations. ESC should only be turned to “Partial Off” for
specific reasons as noted below.
Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC
Off” switch. This mode is intended to be used if the
vehicle is in deep snow, sand or gravel conditions and
more wheel spin than ESC would normally allow is
• Over-steer - when the vehicle is turning more than required to gain traction.
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the “ESC Off”
• Under-steer - when the vehicle is turning less than switch. This will restore the normal “ESC On” mode of
operation.
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
Full On
mode by pressing the “ESC Off” switch. Once the situaThis is the normal operating mode for ESC. Whenever
tion requiring ESC to be switched to the “Partial Off”
the vehicle is started the ESC system will be in this “On”
ESC Operating Modes
The ESC system has two available operating modes.
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mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light and
pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done while ESC OFF Indicator Light
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
the vehicle is in motion.
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
WARNING!
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. It should go out with the engine
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prerunning. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
vent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
prevailing road conditions. ESC cannot prevent accilight remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
dents, including those resulting from excessive speed
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydrospeeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authoplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
rized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESC
diagnosed and corrected.
equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
user’s safety or the safety of others.
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
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Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during ac- TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
celeration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
Tire Markings
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety
Standards Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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NOTE:
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designaletters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall precedtion. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
ing the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European • Temporary spare tires are high-pressure compact
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designasize designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
tion. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
—⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load = Light load tire
C, D, E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure — Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is a structural member of the body located
between the front and rear door (of a four-door vehicle) running
from the sill to the roof.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the
vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
KPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible cold
tire inflation pressure for this tire. The max inflation pressure is
molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire inflation pressure as
shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle showing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire size and the
recommended inflation pressure.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
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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.
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
Loading
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the weight referenced here.
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuinflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg”
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
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3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pas- NOTE:
• The following table shows examples on how to calcusengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs
(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs • For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
[295 kg]).
(392 kg).
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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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in tire over-heating and failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to
the right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Economy
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel
consumption.
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.
Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information for vehicle loads that are less than the
maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information” section of this manual.
The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the Winter.
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),
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
outside temperature condition.
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours or driven less than Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire during operation. Do not reduce this normal pressure
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
tion 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.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
WARNING!
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Alloading may be required for high-speed vehicle operaways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
combine them with other types of tires.
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
WARNING!
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
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Do not install more than one non-matching temporary
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire and
use spare tire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
Wheel – If Equipped
The spare tire of your vehicle is equivalent in look and
CAUTION!
function as the original equipment tire and wheel found
on the front or rear axle of your vehicle. This spare tire
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
may be used in the tire rotation for your vehicle. If your your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
vehicle has an option for a spare tire matching original compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
equipment tire and wheel, refer to the recommended tire installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
rotation pattern in “Tire Rotation Recommendations” in
“Starting and Operating” for further information.
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
If your vehicle is not equipped with an original equip- The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
ment tire and wheel as a spare, a non-matching tempo- You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
rary emergency use spare may be equipped with your compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
vehicle. Temporary use spares are engineered to be used the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
only with your vehicle. Your vehicle may be equipped driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
with one of the following types of non-matching tempo- Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
rary use spares; compact, full size, or limited-use.
80D18 103M.
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
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Since this tire has limited tread life the original equip- Full Size Spare – If Equipped
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
This tire may look like the original equipped tire on the
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare. Do
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
not install more than one compact spare tire/wheel on
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
the vehicle at any given time
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
WARNING!
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
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.
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
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your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the Tire Spinning
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h)
first opportunity.
or for longer than 30 seconds continuously without
WARNING!
stopping when you are stuck.
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 pressure listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side door opening. 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.
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) or 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 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
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• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
WARNING!
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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.
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Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. (Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
The service description and load identification will be
found on the original equipment tire. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend
that you contact your original equipment or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may have on tire
specifications or capability.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
SNOW TIRES
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during the winter. All season tires can be identified by the
M+S designation 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
TIRE CHAINS
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
Due to limited clearance, tire chains are not recomoriginal equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
mended.
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
tire inflation pressures.
CAUTION!
Damage to the vehicle may result if tire chains are
used.
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
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poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states pro- The suggested rotation method is the “rearward cross”
hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
checked before using these tire types.
reversed.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
Tire Rotation
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects, or
natural pressure loss through the tire.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure
will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based
on “cold inflation tire pressure”. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will
also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased pressure.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates,
you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended
cold placard pressure in order for the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light to turn off. The system will
automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will turn off once the system receives the
updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in
order for the TPMS to receive this information.
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For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 23 psi (158 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle
may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately
27 psi (186 kPa), but the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will still be ON. In this situation, the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF only after the
tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold
placard pressure value.
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warnings have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system
operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same
size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can
cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire
sealants or balance beads if your vehicle is
equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors
may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
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NOTE:
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure
the tire.
or condition.
Base System
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
This is the TPMS warning indicator located in the
while adjusting your tire pressure.
instrument cluster.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve
stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver
Module.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire gauge, even
if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle regularly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
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• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster, a LOW TIRE message will
be displayed for a minimum of five seconds, and an
audible chime will be activated when one or more of the
four active road tire pressures are low. Should this occur,
you should stop as soon as possible, check the inflation
pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
value. The system will automatically update and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Light will extinguish and the LOW
TIRE message will turn off once the updated tire pressures have been received. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to
receive this information.
Check TPMS Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds and remain on solid when a system
fault is detected. The system fault will also sound a
chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will
repeat providing the system fault still exists. The Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off when the
fault condition no longer exists. A system fault can occur
with any of the following scenarios:
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
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NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare 5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
wheel and tire assembly.
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
limit in any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will sound information.
and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light and LOW
Premium System – If Equipped
TIRE message will still turn ON due to the low tire.
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim
3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 min- mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levutes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the Tire Pressure Moni- els. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve
toring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the receiver
and then remain on solid.
module.
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. the proper pressure.
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The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
In addition, the EVIC will display a “LOW TIRE” text
message and a graphic of the pressure value(s) with the
low tire(s) flashing.
• Three Trigger Modules (mounted in three of the four
wheel wells)
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster and an audible chime will
Low Tire Pressure Display
be activated when one or more of the four active road tire
pressures are low. The audible chime will sound once Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
every ignition cycle for the first condition that it detects. active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate all tires that are flashing on the graphic
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display to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value. The system will automatically update, the
“LOW TIRE” text message will no longer be displayed,
the graphic display of the pressure value(s) will stop
flashing, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light will
extinguish once the updated tire pressure(s) have been
received. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
information.
Check TPMS Message
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. The EVIC will display a “CHECK TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds. This text
message is then followed by a graphic display, with “- -“
in place of the pressure value(s) indicating which Tire
Pressure Monitoring Sensor(s) is not being received.
5
Check TPM System Display
If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will no longer flash, the ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙
text message will not be present, and a pressure value
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will be displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can values are still being received from the TPM sensors but
occur with any of the following scenarios:
they may not be located in the correct vehicle position.
The system still needs to be serviced as long as the
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is displayed.
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare
wheel and tire assembly.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors. tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will
The EVIC will also display a ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
will still turn ON due to the low tire. The “LOW TIRE”
fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
text message and the graphic with the low tire pressure
detected. In this case, the ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ mesflashing will be displayed.
sage is then followed with a graphic display with pressure values still shown. This indicates that the pressure
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3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds
and then remain on solid. In addition, the EVIC will
display a “CHECK TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -) in
place of the pressure values.
limit in any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will following conditions:
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
solid, and the EVIC will display a “CHECK TPM SYS- • This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
TEM” message for a minimum of five seconds and then
operation.
display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure values.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S18002015B
Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267T-S180015B
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they are available.
2.0L And 2.4L Engine
This engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide excellent
fuel economy and performance when using high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The use
of premium gasoline is not recommended, Reformulated Gasoline
as it will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
these engines.
Reformulated gasoline contains oxygenates and are speLight spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
cifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and imyour engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
prove air quality.
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoas hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experi- line. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will proence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline vide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
before considering service for the vehicle.
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Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates
may be used in your vehicle.
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
CAUTION!
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and driveability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
• operate in a lean mode
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
• poor engine performance
• poor cold start and cold driveability
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
Problems that result from using gasoline containing E-85 perform the following:
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
• change the engine oil and oil filter
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
• disconnect and reconnect the battery
not be covered under warranty.
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• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
Materials Added To Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
exposure to E-85 fuel.
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
MMT In Gasoline
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline fuel.
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without Fuel System Cautions
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
CAUTION!
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content performance:
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump, • The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine perforthe gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to
mance and damage the emissions control system.
look for gasoline without MMT in Canada, because MMT
(Continued)
can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate
service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle
performance problems resulting from the use of
such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of
the manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control system can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper
maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected
every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired,
drive with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
After removing the gas cap, place the gas cap tether cable
over a hook on the inside of the fuel door. This keeps the
gas cap suspended away from and protects the vehicle’s
surface.
ADDING FUEL
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door, on the left side
of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure
the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.
Fuel Filler Door
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could
let impurities into the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to turn on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and Federal fire regulations and may cause the MIL to turn on.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
WARNING!
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
tank is full.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank is being filled.
• Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you hear one
click. This is an indication that cap is properly tightened.
(Continued) • 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.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose or improperly installed, a “gASCAP”
message will be displayed in the Odometer/Trip Odometer in the instrument cluster. Refer to “Instrument
Cluster Description” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information. Tighten the fuel filler cap
properly and press the odometer/trip odometer RESET
button to turn the message off. If the problem continues,
the message will appear the next time the vehicle is
started. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Vehicle Certification Label
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label attached to
the driver’s door B-Pillar.
The label contains the following information:
• Name of manufacturer
• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Type of Vehicle
• Month, Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
VEHICLE LOADING
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Admin- The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the
istration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
GVWR.
Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
Tire Size
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents
added.
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires
Overloading
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
The load carrying components (springs, tires, wheels,
Rim Size
etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory service as
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
long as you do not exceed the GVWR.
listed.
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
Inflation Pressure
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle, for
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that
all loading conditions.
it is not over the GVWR.
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Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and TRAILER TOWING
shorten useful service life. Heavier suspension compo- In this section, you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
nents do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer carefully reLoading
view this information to tow your load as efficiently and
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
safely as possible.
weight. Store heavier items down low and be sure you
distribute their weight as evenly as possible. Stow all To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
loose items securely before driving. Improper weight and recommendations in this manual concerning vedistribution can have an adverse effect on the way your hicles used for trailer towing.
vehicle steers and handles, and the way the brakes
Common Towing Definitions
operate.
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
CAUTION!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the
GVWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or
it can change the way your vehicle handles. This
could cause you to lose control. Also, overloading can
shorten the life of your vehicle.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
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exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
further information.
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either the front
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
or rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle CertiThe GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
fication Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or teminformation.
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition.
WARNING!
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight
of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
and trailer when weighed in combination.
Tongue Weight (TW)
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
allowance for the presence of a driver.
than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must
consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
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Frontal Area
Weight-Distributing Hitch
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the A weight-distributing hitch system works by applying
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically
used for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight
Trailer Sway Control
to the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
used in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
steering and brake control and thereby enhancing towing
the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
swaying motions while traveling.
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds,
Weight-Carrying Hitch
contributing positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
some other connecting point of the truck. These kind of Weights (TW) and may be required depending on Vehicle
hitches are the most popular on the market today and and Trailer configuration/loading to comply with GAWR
they are commonly used to tow small- and medium- requirements.
sized trailers.
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Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the Maximum GTW towable
NOTE: If you install a trailer hitch after you purchase
for your given drivetrain.
the vehicle, you must install a MOPAR威 or equivalent
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
spare tire hold down kit. The kit will allow you to
Max. Trailer Hitch Indusproperly secure the spare tire and jack assembly.
Class
try Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
WARNING!
Class II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Do not operate the vehicle without a properly seClass III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
cured tire and jack assembly. Any loose items may be
Class IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
thrown forward in a collision or hard stop and strike
Duty
occupants, causing serious or fatal injury.
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can drivetrain.
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition. your vehicle.
Installing A Trailer Hitch
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/Transmission
Frontal Area
Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Wt.)
Max. Tongue Wt.
(See Note)
150 lbs (50 kg)
150 lbs (50 kg)
225 lbs (136 kg)
2.0L Auto/Man
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
2.4L Auto/Man
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
2.0L Auto/Man with
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,500 lbs (680 kg)
Trailer Tow Content in
Security Group Package (AJB)
2.4L Auto/Man with
32 sq ft (3.0 sq m)
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
300 lbs (136 kg)
Trailer Tow Content in
Security Group Package (AJB)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo
and should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire and Loading Information placard. Refer to “Tire
Safety Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
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Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the GTW
on the tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the
wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway
severely from side-to-side which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier
in front is the cause of many trailer collisions.
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
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Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options,
must be considered as part of the total load on your
vehicle. Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information
Placard” in “Tire Safety Information” for the maximum
combined weight of occupants and cargo for your
vehicle.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph
(80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle.
This helps the engine and other parts of the
vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.
Perform the maintenance listed in the Maintenance
Towing Requirements
Schedule. Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drive- information. When towing a trailer, never exceed the
train components, the following guidelines are recom- GAWR or GCWR ratings.
mended:
WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine,
axle or other parts could be damaged.
(Continued)
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have a collision.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to the brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires.
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and
allow enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. With a manual transmission, shift the transmission into REVERSE. Always block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized (this requirement may limit the ability to
always achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue
weight as a percentage of total trailer weight).
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Towing Requirements – Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to − Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
− Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pres− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
sures before trailer usage.
required when towing a trailer with electronically
− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
brake controller is not required.
proper inspection procedure.
− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
− When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Infor1,000 lbs (450 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
mation” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (450 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing, you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Failure to do so could result
in a collision.
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have a
collision.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights And Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four-pin and
seven-pin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer
harness and connector.
(Continued) NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicle’s
wiring harness.
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The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle,
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
Seven-Pin Connector
Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
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Towing Tips
Cooling System
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping To reduce potential for engine and transmission overand backing the trailer in an area away from heavy heating, take the following actions:
traffic.
− City Driving
If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing, When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transall starts must be in first gear to avoid excessive clutch mission into NEUTRAL and increase the engine idle
speed.
slippage.
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
− Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
− Air Conditioning
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
Turn off temporarily.
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage it
until you can get back to cruising speed.
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheels OFF the Ground
None
Front
Rear
All
Manual Transmission
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
Automatic Transmission
No
• Key in ACC
No
No
OK
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions
may be recreationally towed (flat towed) at any legal
highway speed, for any distance, if the manual transmission is in NEUTRAL and the ignition key is in the ACC
position.
OK
No
OK
CAUTION!
• Do not flat tow any vehicle equipped with a
automatic transmission. Damage to the drivetrain
will result. If these vehicles require towing, make
sure all drive wheels are off the ground.
• Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal damage to the transmission will occur if a front
or rear wheel lift is used when recreational towing.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 䡵 Jump-Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
䡵 Automatic Transmission Overheating
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
. . . . . . . 373
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374 䡵 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374 䡵 Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375 䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
▫ With Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
▫ Without The Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
instrument panel, below the radio.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional • On the highways — slow down.
turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
an impending overheat condition:
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for • If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
other motorists.
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even • You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
may wear down your battery.
from the engine cooling system.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 373
CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
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.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OVERHEATING
During sustained high speed driving or trailer towing up
long grades on hot days, the automatic transmission oil
may become too hot.
If this happens, the transmission overheat indicator light will come on, and the vehicle will
slow slightly until the automatic transmission
cools down enough to allow a return to the
requested speed. If the high speed is maintained, the
overheating may reoccur, as before, in a cyclic fashion.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle 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.
(Continued)
• 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-handle are stowed under the load floor
in the cargo area.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 375
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 flasher.
Spare Tire and Jack Stowage
3. Set the parking brake.
Spare Tire Stowage
The compact spare tire is stowed under the rear load floor 4. Place the shift lever in PARK (automatic transmission)
in the cargo area.
or REVERSE (manual transmission).
Spare Tire Removal
Lift up the load floor cover and remove the hold down.
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
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6. Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite 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.
Jacking Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from
the edge of the roadway as possible before raising
the vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and
for lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
(Continued)
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 377
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
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.
NOTE: Refer to “Tires — General Information” in
“Starting And Operating” for further information about
the spare tire, it’s use, and operation.
1. Remove the scissors jack and lug wrench from the
spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw to the left
to loosen the lug wrench and remove the wrench from
the jack assembly.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts by turning
them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the
ground.
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NOTE: There are front and rear jacking locations on
each side of the body. The front locations are outlined by
two triangular cutouts, the rear locations by two rectangular cutouts.
Rear Jacking Location
For vehicles equipped with plastic trim, the plastic has
been cut away to expose the jacking locations in the body.
Front Jacking Location
Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is
securely engaged.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 379
3. 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.
5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel and wheel
covers, where applicable, off the hub. Install the spare
wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the
nuts toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts.
WARNING!
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.
4. 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.
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
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380 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel
covers with care to avoid contact with any sharp
edges.
NOTE: The wheel cover is held on the wheel by the
wheel nuts. When reinstalling the original wheel, properly align the wheel cover to the valve stem, place the
wheel cover onto the wheel, then install the wheel nuts.
6. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left.
Mounting Spare Tire
7. Finish tightening the nuts. Push down on the wrench
while tightening the wheel nuts. Alternate nuts until each
nut has been tightened twice. The correct wheel nut
torque is 100 ft lbs (135 N·m). If you doubt that you have
tightened the nuts correctly, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service
station.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 381
8. Remove the wheel blocks and lower the jack until it is
free. Reassemble the lug wrench to the jack assembly and
stow it in the spare tire area. Secure the assembly using
the means provided.
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.
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.
10. Check the spare tire pressure as soon as possible.
Correct the tire pressure as required.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jump9. Place the deflated (flat) tire in the cargo area, have the started using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
tire repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
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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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.
WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the
engine compartment below the air intake duct. To access
the battery remove the air intake duct by turning the two
finger screws, located on the radiator support.
Air Intake Finger Screws
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 383
WARNING!
Positive Battery Post
• 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 watch bands or
bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical
contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
NOTE: Remove Air Intake before proceeding with this
Jump-Starting procedure.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
WARNING!
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 385
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of the the reverse sequence:
discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery and
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
the fuel injection system.
engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
WARNING!
Do not connect the 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.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start 10. Reinstall the air intake duct.
the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
you should have the battery and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Accessories that can be plugged into the vehicle
power outlets draw power from the vehicle’s battery,
even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.).
Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the shift lever in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Traction Concan often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your trol or Electronic Stability Control (ESC), turn the system
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the OFF before attempting to “rock” the vehicle.
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE/
1st gear and REVERSE. Using minimal accelerator pedal
pressure to maintain the rocking motion, without spinning the wheels, is most effective.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 387
CAUTION!
WARNING!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between DRIVE/1st 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).
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.
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Firmly set the parking brake.
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2. Remove the shift lever override access cover located 5. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, push and
on the right side of the shift lever housing.
hold the override release lever forward.
6. Move the shift lever into the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
With Ignition Key
Automatic Transmission
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
• Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles can be towed with
the front wheels elevated or on a flatbed truck (all four
wheels OFF the ground).
3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position • All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles must be towed on a
without starting the engine.
flatbed truck (all four wheels OFF the ground).
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 389
CAUTION!
DO NOT flat tow any vehicle equipped with an
automatic transmission. Damage to the drivetrain
will result.
Manual Transmission
• FWD or AWD vehicles can be towed on a flatbed truck
(all wheels OFF the ground).
All Transmissions
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defroster, etc.)
while being towed (wipers, defrosters, etc.), the key must
be in the ON position, not the ACC position. Make
certain the transmission remains in NEUTRAL.
• Front Wheel Drive (FWD) or All Wheel Drive (AWD)
If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, see “Shift Lever
vehicles can be flat towed (all four wheels on the
Override” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for instrucground) with the transmission in NEUTRAL.
tions on shifting the automatic transmission out of the
• FWD vehicles can be towed with the front wheels PARK position for towing.
elevated.
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CAUTION!
• If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the
ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC
position, not in the LOCK position.
• Do not attempt to use sling-type equipment when
towing. 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.
Without The Ignition Key
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
with the ignition in the LOCK position. The only approved method of towing without the ignition key is
with a flatbed truck. Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.0L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.4L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . 395
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 395
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
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▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
▫ Front Headlamps, Parking, And Turn Signal
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
▫ Automatic Transmission (CVT) –
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
▫ Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
▫ Rear Tail, Turn Signal, And Backup Lamps . . 431
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . 418
▫ License Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Center High-Mounted Stoplamp . . . . . . . . . 434
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
▫ Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 436
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 393
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L
7
1
2
3
4
5
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Engine Oil Fill
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
6
7
8
9
—
—
—
—
Battery (Under Cover)
Coolant Pressure Cap
Engine Oil Dipstick
Engine Coolant Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
1
2
3
4
5
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Engine Oil Fill
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
6
7
8
9
—
—
—
—
Battery (Under Cover)
Coolant Pressure Cap
Engine Oil Dipstick
Engine Coolant Reservoir
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 395
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light” (MIL). It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and drivability. The
vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose or
improperly installed. A “gASCAP” message will be displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the gas cap until
a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication that the
gas cap is properly tightened. Press the trip odometer
RESET button to turn off the message. If the problem
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persists, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If
the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will
turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the MIL
light off.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
do the following:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- crank or start the engine.
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction 2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not this test over.
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
system is ready for testing.
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
a normal bulb check.
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4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
happen:
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the REPLACEMENT PARTS
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to enIf your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your sure the designed performance. Damage or failures
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
you may need to do nothing more than drive your warranty.
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
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DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized Chrysler Group LLC
dealership or qualified repair center.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of
your vehicle and also allow extended maintenance
intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these
components as the chemicals can damage your
engine, transmission, power steering or air conditioning. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed
because of component malfunction, use only the
specified fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level
before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will
give you an incorrect reading.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground and
about five minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut
off, will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
Maintain the oil level between the range markings on the
dipstick. The range markings will consist of a crosshatch
zone that says SAFE or a crosshatch zone that says MIN
at the low end of the range and MAX at the high end of
the range. Adding 1 qt (1L) of oil when the reading is at
the low end of the indicated range will result in the oil
level at the full end of the indicator range.
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CAUTION!
Do not overfill the engine. Overfilling the engine
will cause oil aeration, which can lead to loss of oil
pressure and an increase in oil temperature. This
could damage your engine. Also, be sure the oil fill
cap is replaced and tightened after adding oil.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of Chrysler Material
Standard MS-6395.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
Change Engine Oil
This symbol means that the oil has
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
been certified by the American
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Petroleum Institute (API). The
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further informamanufacturer only recommends
tion.
API Certified engine oils.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 8,000 miles (13 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
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CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recomEngine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
are followed.
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler Materials Added To Engine Oils
cap also states the recommended engine oil viscosity Do not add any supplemental materials, other than leak
detection dyes, to your engine oil. Engine oil is an
grade for your engine.
engineered product and its performance may be imLubricants which do not have both the engine oil certipaired by supplemental additives.
fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade numDisposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
ber should not be used.
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
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station, or governmental agency for advice on how and
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
your area.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every engine oil change.
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
All of this manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type
disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure
most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are high Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
quality oil filters and are recommended.
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are
maintenance intervals.
recommended.
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Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that
should not be disconnected and should only be
replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).
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CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive (+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in
the vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables
before connecting the charger to the battery. Do
not use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 405
WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced repairman.
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealers or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
oil, or refrigerants.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent to assure
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
R-134a air conditioning refrigerant is a hydrofluoro- grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
carbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental removed. Particular attention should also be given to
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from a dry windshield. Avoid using the wiper blades to
remove frost or ice from the windshield. Make sure that
they are not frozen to the glass before turning them on to
avoid damaging the blade. Keep the blade rubber out of
contact with petroleum products such as engine oil,
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
gasoline, etc.
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威 NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies dependLock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
lock cylinder.
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
Windshield Wiper Blades
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
necessary.
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild, nonabrasive cleaner or use the washer solvent. This Adding Washer Fluid
will remove accumulations of salt, waxes or road film The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the
engine compartment (right rear side), and the fluid level
and help reduce streaking and smearing.
should be checked at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
with windshield washer solvent (not engine coolant
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
(antifreeze).
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
hood latching components to ensure proper function.
When performing other underhood services, the hood
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be
cleaned and lubricated.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 407
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the
exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can
contact anything that can burn.
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CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 409
To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter dam- Cooling System
age:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at any time the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the
hood, do not open the hood until the radiator has
had time to cool. Never try to open a cooling
system pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
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Coolant Checks
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of old engine coolant (antifreeze).
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rub“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
ber, cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
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CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Hybrid Organic Additive Technology
(HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in
engine damage and may decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze)
is introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, it should be replaced with the specified
engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they
may not be compatible with the radiator engine
coolant and may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol based engine coolant (antifreeze). Use of Propylene Glycol based engine
coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
to five years or 104,000 miles (169 000 km) before
replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that you use the same
engine coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your
vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid
Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant
(antifreeze). When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or
equivalent.
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• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
exceed 70%) if temperatures below ⫺34°F (⫺37°C) are will require more frequent coolant changes.
anticipated.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deion- The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant coolant (antifreeze) and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water (antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the recovery bottle.
engine cooling system.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to main- accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
tain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
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WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on
the cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. Never add engine coolant (antifreeze)
when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or
remove the cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat
causes pressure to build up in the cooling system.
To prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
any ground spills immediately.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine idling and warm to normal operating temperature, the level of the engine coolant (antifreeze) in the
bottle should be between the “ADD” and “FULL” lines
shown on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is the coolant freeze point or replacing the engine coolant
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant of this. As
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
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long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, • Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in
the coolant bottle need only be checked once a month.
the coolant recovery bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
recovery bottle must also be protected against freezing.
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle
Points To Remember
does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
system should be pressure tested for leaks.
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
from the front of the engine compartment. This is nor50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum)
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporyour engine which contains aluminum components.
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be • Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
condenser clean.
• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
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• Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze) performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Brake Master Cylinder
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under hood services, or immediately if
the “Brake Warning Light” is on.
Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before
removing the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the
fluid level up to the requirements described on the brake
fluid reservoir. Fluid level can be expected to fall as the
brake pads wear. The brake fluid level should be checked
when the pads are replaced. However, low fluid level
may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be needed.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a manual
transmission , the brake fluid reservoir supplies fluid to
both the brake system and the clutch release system. The
two systems are separated in the reservoir, and a leak in
one system will not affect the other system. The manual
transmission clutch release system should not require
fluid replacement during the life of the vehicle. If the
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brake fluid reservoir is low and the brake system does
not indicate any leaks or other problems, it may be a
result of a leak in the hydraulic clutch release system. See
your local authorized dealer for service.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid can
severely damage your brake system and/or impair
its performance. The proper type of brake fluid for
your vehicle is also identified on the original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder reservoir.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that
has been in a tightly closed container. Keep the
master cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times.
Brake fluid in a open container absorbs moisture
from the air resulting in a lower boiling point.
This may cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard
or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake
failure. This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Brake seal components could
be damaged, causing partial or complete brake
failure. This could result in a collision.
CAUTION!
Use of improper brake fluids will affect overall
clutch system performance. Improper brake fluids
may damage the clutch system resulting in loss of
clutch function and the ability to shift the transmission.
Automatic Transmission (CVT) – If Equipped
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
transmission to assure optimum transmission performance. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid which has been formulated with special
metal to metal friction coefficient additives to provide the
proper steel belt traction on the drive and driven pulleys.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
• Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission
as the chemicals can damage your transmission
components. Such damage is not covered by the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid will cause belt slip
and result in a complete transmission failure!
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
Special Additives
Do not add any materials (other than leak detection dyes)
to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Fluid
(CVTF+4威). CVTF+4威 is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental
additives.
Fluid And Filter Changes
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Lubricant Selection
Use only the manufacturers recommended transmission
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug. The fluid
level should be between the bottom of the fill hole and a
point not more than 3/16 in (4.7 mm) below the bottom
of the hole.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
Fluid Level Check
The fluid level in the automatic transmission should be Frequency Of Fluid Change
checked only by a trained technician.
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of
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the vehicle. Fluid changes are not necessary unless lubri- The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
cant has become contaminated with water.
resistance built into your vehicle.
NOTE: If contaminated with water, the fluid should be
What Causes Corrosion?
changed immediately.
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
The most common causes of corrosion are:
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads • Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
• Stone and gravel impact.
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking, • Insects, tree sap and tar.
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
• Salt in the air near sea coast localities.
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will • Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
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Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
• If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover or equivalent to remove.
CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi
(8 274 kPa) can result in damage or removal of
paint and decals.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威 Special Care
Cleaner Wax or equivalent to remove road film, stains • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
scratch the paint.
a month.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
of the doors, rocker panels and trunk be kept clear and
finish.
open.
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• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint, Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome-plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly with
considered the responsibility of the owner.
a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
heavy soil, use MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or select a
cause which destroys the paint and protective coating,
nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
pads, steel wool, a bristle brush or metal polishes. Only
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
MOPAR威 cleaners or equivalent are recommended. Do
the owner.
not use oven cleaner. Avoid automatic car washes that
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, use acidic solutions or harsh brushes that may damage
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well the wheels’ protective finish.
packaged and sealed.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure –
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider If Equipped
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner:
• Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer • Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle.
with a clean, dry towel.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
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• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or a mild Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove the cleaning with a damp, soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
Cleaner or a high quality cleaner, to a clean, damp
and MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
cloth and remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
remove soap residue.
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of solvents, detergents, or ammonia based cleaners to clean
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather condiprotectants on Stain Repel products.
tioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
Interior Care
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean fabric
WARNING!
upholstery and carpeting.
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean vinyl
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
upholstery.
closed areas, they may cause respiratory harm.
MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recommended for leather upholstery.
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Cleaning Headlights
Glass Surfaces
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights. with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and, therefore,
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear windifferent lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution fol- scratch the elements. When cleaning the rearview mirror,
lowed by rinsing.
spray cleaner on the towel or rag that you are using. Do
not spray cleaner directly on the mirror.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
Instrument Panel Cover
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface which
minimizes reflections on the windshield. Do not use
protectants or other products which may cause undesirable reflections. Use soap and warm water to restore the
low glare surface.
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Instrument Panel Bezels
CAUTION!
When installing hanging air fresheners in your vehicle, read the installation instructions carefully.
Some air fresheners will damage the finish of
painted or decorated parts if allowed to directly
contact any surface.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the seat belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
If the seat belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the seat belts from the
car to wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
Replace the seat belts if they appear frayed or worn or if
the buckles do not work properly.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are FUSES
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
Integrated Power Module
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
The Integrated Power Module is located in the engine
1. Clean with a wet, soft rag. A mild soap solution may compartment near the air cleaner assembly. This center
be used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive contains cartridge fuses and mini-fuses. A label that
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean, damp identifies each component may be printed on the inside
rag.
of the cover. Refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
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Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
3
4
5
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
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Integrated Power Module
Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
1
Empty
2
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Lt Blue
Description
Empty
AWD/4WD Control
Module
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30 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Green
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40 Amp
Green
Description
Rear Center Brake
Light Switch
Ignition Switch/
Occupant Classification Module
Trailer Tow
Power Mirror/
Steering Control Satellite Radio/HandsFree Phone
Ignition Off Draw
Ignition Off Draw
Power Seats
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Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
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12
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15
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Lt Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
40 Amp
Green
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15 Amp
Lt Blue
17
10 Amp
Red
Description
Power Locks/Interior
Lighting
Power Outlet
Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
18
40 Amp
Green
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115V AC Inverter
20
Cigar Lighter
21
Instrument Cluster
22
Radiator Fan
23
Dome Lamp/
Sunroof/Rear Wiper
Motor
Wireless Control
Module
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25
MiniFuse
Description
Auto Shutdown Relay
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Lt Blue
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Lt Blue
15 Amp
Lt Blue
10 Amp
Red
Radio Amplifiers
Radio
Intrusion Module/
Siren – If Equipped
Heating, AC/
Compass
Auto Shutdown Relay
Power Sunroof
Heated Mirror – If
Equipped
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Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
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27
28
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Lt Blue
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
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30
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
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32
30 Amp
Pink
Description
Auto Shutdown Relay
Airbag Control Module
Airbag Control
Module/Occupant
Classification Module
Hot Car (No Fuse Required)
Heated Seat – If
Equipped
Headlamp Washer –
If Equipped
Auto Shutdown Relay
Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
33
34
35
36
37
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
Description
J1962 Conn/
Powertrain Control
Module
Antilock BrakeValve
Antilock Brake Pump
25 Amp
Natural
Headlamp/Washer
Control/Smart Glass
– If Equipped
Diesel Fuel Heater –
If Equipped
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CAUTION!
• When installing the IPM cover, it is important to
ensure the cover is properly positioned and fully
latched. Failure to do so may allow water to get
into the IPM, and possibly result in an electrical
system failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to
use only a fuse having the correct amperage rating.
The use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated
may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it
indicates a problem in the circuit that must be
corrected.
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you will not be using your vehicle for more than
21 days, you may want to take steps to preserve your
battery.
• Disengage the mini-fuse in the Power Distribution
Center labeled IOD (Ignition Off-Draw).
• Or disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
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REPLACEMENT BULBS
BULB REPLACEMENT
All the inside bulbs are brass or glass wedge base.
Front Headlamps, Parking, and Turn Signal
Aluminum base bulbs are not approved and should not
Lamps
be used for replacement.
LIGHT BULBS – Interior
Bulb Number NOTE: The headlamp bulb can be accessed from under
Front Header Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T578 the hood without the removal of the inner fender well. It
Center Dome Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T578 will be necessary to remove the inner fender well to
Rear Cargo/Flashlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–A35LF service the park/turn signal bulb that is located toward
the outboard side of the head lamp unit.
LIGHTS BULBS – Exterior
Bulb Number
1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
Low Beam/High Beam Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . H13
Front Park/Turn Signal/Side Marker Lamp . . . 3157AK 2. Working in the appropriate wheel well, loosen the
Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSX24W front of the splash shield, but do not fully remove it.
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED Assembly
Rear Tail/Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Rear Turn Signal Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757AK
Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921 W16W
License Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
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3. Looking up through the front wheel well, locate the 1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
bulb which needs replacing. The headlamp bulb is the
2. Remove the front wheel and tire on the same side of
inboard bulb and the park/turn signal bulb is the outthe vehicle as the fog lamp being serviced. Refer to
board bulb.
“Jacking and Tire Changing” in “What To Do In Emer4. Disconnect the bulb electrical connector.
gencies” for further information.
5. Grasp the bulb, twist 1/4 turn counterclockwise and 3. Remove the three screws that secure the outboard side
pull straight out of front lamp unit.
of the front wheel house splash shield to the front fascia.
4. Remove the push pin fastener that secures the inboard
side of the splash shield to the front end sheet metal.
Fog Lamps
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
5. Remove the two push pin fasteners that secure the
forward edge of the splash shield to the front fascia
closure panel.
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6. Fold the front of the splash shield rearward far enough Rear Tail, Turn Signal, and Backup Lamps
to access the back of the front fascia.
1. Remove the two push-pins from the tail lamp housing.
7. From behind the front fascia disconnect the engine
compartment wire harness connector from the front fog
lamp bulb connector receptacle.
8. Firmly grasp the bulb by the two latch features and
squeeze them together to unlock the bulb from the back
of the front fog lamp housing.
9. Pull the bulb straight out from the keyed opening in
the housing.
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2. Grasp the tail lamp and pull firmly to disengage the 4. Twist and remove socket from the lamp.
lamp from the aperture panel.
NOTE: It is not necessary to completely remove the tail
lamp unit. Once loosened from the quarter panel, there
should be enough room to service any of the bulbs.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb.
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5. Remove the bulb from the socket and replace.
License Lamps
1. Using a trim stick or equivalent, gently pry on the side
of the license plate lamp to release it from the liftgate.
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2. Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove from the lamp.
3. Pull the bulb from the socket.
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
The lamp is an LED assembly. See your authorized dealer
for replacement.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
2.0L and 2.4L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
Cooling System *
2.0L and 2.4L Engine (MOPAR威 Engine Coolant/Antifreeze 5
Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
U.S.
13.6 Gallons
Metric
51.5 Liters
4.5 Quarts
4.26 Liters
7.2 Quarts
6.8 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for
correct SAE grade.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
ZFR5F-11 (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
87 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission (CVT) – If
Equipped
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 CVTF + 4威
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 DOT 3, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE J1703 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended
brake fluids or equivalent.
MOPAR威 Power Steering Fluid +4, MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed ATF+4威 product.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
䡵 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . 442
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this
manual must be done at the times or mileages specified
to protect your vehicle warranty and ensure the best
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent maintenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
conditions, such as dusty areas and very short trip
driving. Inspection and service should also be done
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Based on engine operation condition, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate; this means that service
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s
oil if it has been six months since your last oil change
and even if the oil change indicator message is NOT
illuminated.
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be dis• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
played in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
exceed 8,000 miles (13 000 km) or six months, whichindicating that an oil change is necessary.
ever comes first.
On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles, “Change Oil” will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
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Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator At Each Stop For Fuel
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
• Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Instrument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odom- • Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
required.
eter” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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• Check the tire pressure and look for unusual wear or • Change the engine oil filter.
damage.
• Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
• Check the manual transmission fluid level.
as required.
• Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, power steering and transmission and
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CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
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8,000 Miles (13,000 km) or
6 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
8,000 miles (13 000 km).
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
16,000 Miles (26,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
16,000 miles (26 000 km).
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 16,000 miles (26 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
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❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
32,000 Miles (52,000 km) or 24 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
32,000 miles (52 000 km).
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
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40,000 Miles (65,000 km) or
30 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
48,000 Miles (78,000 km) or 36 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
40,000 miles (65 000 km).
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
48,000 miles (78 000 km).
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: trailer
towing, heavy loading, taxi, police, delivery service (commercial service), off-road, desert
operation or more than 50% of your driving is at sustained speeds during hot weather, above
90°F (32°C).
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
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64,000 Miles (104,000 km) or 48 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
64,000 miles (104 000 km).
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter if using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
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72,000 Miles (117,000 km) or
54 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
80,000 Miles (130,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
72,000 miles (117 000 km).
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
80,000 miles (130 000 km).
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months or 104,000 miles (169 000 km)
whichever comes first.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 449 M
96,000 Miles (156,000 km) or 72 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
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Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before 96,000 miles (156 000 km).
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.†
Replace the air conditioning filter.
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: trailer towing, heavy loading, taxi, police, delivery service
(commercial service), off-road, desert operation or more than 50% of your driving is at sustained speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
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❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant at
104,000 miles (169 000 km) or 60 months
whichever comes first.
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112,000 Miles (182,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
112,000 miles (182 000 km).
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 451 M
120,000 Miles (195,000 km) or
90 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
120,000 miles (195 000 km).
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid
and filter(s).
❏ Replace the accessory drive belt(s).
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
128,000 Miles (208,000 km) or 96 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
128,000 miles (208 000 km).
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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N ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
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filter.
N ❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
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144,000 Miles (234,000 km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
144,000 miles (234 000 km).
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: trailer
towing, heavy loading, taxi, police, delivery service (commercial service), off-road, desert
operation or more than 50% of your driving is at sustained speeds during hot weather, above
90°F (32°C).
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 453 M
152,000 Miles (247,000 km) or
114 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
152,000 miles (247 000 km).
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† This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer
to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions
warranty.
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform
a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your
vehicle could result in a component malfunction
and effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 457
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
䡵 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
䡵 If You Need Assistance
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . . . . 458
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 458
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
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䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 457
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
Prepare For The Appointment
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
for an appointment.
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service The manufacturer and its authorized dealers are vitally
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
service history. This can often provide a clue to the with our products and services.
current problem.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
Prepare A List
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealers have the
service advisor know.
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your correctly and in a timely manner.
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
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This is why you should always talk to an authorized Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be re- P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
solved with this process.
Phone: (800) 423–6343
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer- Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
ship. They want to know if you need assistance.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
• If an authorized dealership is unable to resolve the
Phone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
concern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer
In Mexico contact:
center.
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenSante Fe C.P. 05109
ter should include the following information:
Mexico, D. F.
• Owner’s name and address
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Authorized dealership name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 459
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1 800 855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Service Contract
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle contract documents, and contact the person listed in
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected those documents.
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
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We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
MOPAR姞 PARTS
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
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If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
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
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., To order the following manuals, you may use either the
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Masobtain other information about motor vehicle safety from tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are achttp://www.safercar.gov.
cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
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• Service Manuals
• Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
information that students and professional technicians
assistance of service and engineering specialists to
need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vemaintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group
hicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency
LLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the
and maintenance procedures as well as specifications,
vehicle, system, and/or components is written in
capabilities and safety tips.
straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams,
Call toll free at:
and charts.
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals make it easy for students and technicians
to find and fix problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and features. They show exactly how to
find and correct problems the first time, using step-bystep troubleshooting and drivability procedures,
proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools
and equipment.
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 463
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.
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
WARNING!
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
times as well on the government course as a tire graded include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the peak traction characteristics.
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
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Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 411
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 402
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404,405
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275,279,404
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59,69
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,73,86,193
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,66,69
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . 64,66,69
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232,257
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . 17
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . 410,435,436
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Assistance Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,30
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 279
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,293,373,417
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
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Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311,415
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 84
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,429
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . 23 Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . 435
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Beverage Cooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394,401
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311,415 Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312,314 Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,353
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415 Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Selection Of Lubricant
Special Additives . . . .
Automatic Transmission . .
Gear Ranges . . . . . . .
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Cargo Compartment
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97,274
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202,396
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Child Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218,237,246
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260,265
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . 260,265
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435,436
Cooler, Beverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410,413
INDEX 469
Dipsticks
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Driver’s Seat Back Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Driving
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,277,283
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412,414
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 410
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
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Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 155
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . 205
Emergency, In Case of
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 396
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,353
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399,435,436
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394,401
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 70
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,85,353
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,407
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
INDEX 471
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402,436 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350,436
Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,199,431
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,354
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Filler Door (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 436
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148,200,430
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Folding Rear Seat (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386 Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Front Position Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429 Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
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Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 354,356,395
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,127,349
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357,358
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or
Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . 149
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Hill Start Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
INDEX 473
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter . . 158 Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,376
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Keyless Entry System (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189,191 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423 Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
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Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Liftgate (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,429
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,146
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,73,86,193
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . 319
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148,200,430
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . 202
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . 18,200
Service Engine Soon
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 201
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,146,148,431
INDEX 475
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . 191
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356,358
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Locks
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Maintenance, General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 202,396
Manual Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293,296,418
Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Frequency of Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397,460
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
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New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395,396
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,70 Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . 37,63,64,66,69 Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191,372
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . 4,461
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196,198 Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399,435 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435 Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399 Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401 Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 326
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401 Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400,435
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . 168
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
INDEX 477
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307,308
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Rear Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Rear Liftgate (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Remote Control
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Remote Keyless Entry (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 272
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,79
Restraints, Infant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
10
478 INDEX
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232,257
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . 46
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Seat Belts (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Rear Folding (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
INDEX 479
Service Engine Soon Light
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218,237,246
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Shift Speeds, Manual Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Side Window Demisters (Defrosters) . . . . . . . . . . 286
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,199,431
Slippery Surfaces, Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334,335,375
Specifications
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . 155,198
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Speedometer and Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307,308
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound
System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 59
10
480 INDEX
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 279
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . 191,373
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 326
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,330,463
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326,327
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 341
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320,330
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
INDEX 481
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24-Hour Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
336
337
363
358
111
388
362
370
362
111
304
358
369
361
364
363
367
362
362
Transaxle
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,293,417
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293,296
Selection of Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Range Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . 158
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148,199,431
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260,265
Uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
10
482 INDEX
Understanding Your Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . 188
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
Universal Consumer Interface
(UCI) Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260,265
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327,356,358
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285,428
Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . 17
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Warning Lights
(Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,277,283
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151,153
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151,406
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and
the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution
therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking
driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer
available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that are not on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes
in design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any
obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
Copyright © 2010 Chrysler Group LLC
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VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and
the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution
therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking
driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer
available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that are not on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes
in design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any
obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
Copyright © 2010 Chrysler Group LLC
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
2011 Grand Caravan
2011
Chrysler Group LLC
11PM491-126-AF
Grand Caravan
OWNER’S MANUAL
Sixth Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
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2011 Grand Caravan
2011
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
11Y532-126-AA
First Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
Grand Caravan
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