RAM 2012 Cargo Van, Cargo Van Owner's manual

RAM 2012 Cargo Van, Cargo Van Owner's manual
2012 RAM CARGO VAN
2012
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
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First Edition
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Printed in U.S.A.
3/29/12 2:55 PM
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.
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.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2011 Chrysler Group LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 543
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 593
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 619
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INTRODUCTION
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number
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䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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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
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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 appears stamped on
the right sliding door sill under the sill moulding and
printed on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label
affixed to a window on your vehicle, the vehicle registration and title.
Vehicle Identification Number
INTRODUCTION
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
Stamped 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 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 29
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 34
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
䡵 Illuminated Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Power Vent Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . 36
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If Equipped . . . 20
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
▫ Using The RKE Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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䡵 Sliding Side Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
▫ Power Sliding Side Door — If Equipped . . . . . 42
▫ Sliding Side Door Child Protection Lock . . . . . 46
䡵 Liftgate
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
▫ Power Liftgate — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . 62
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
▫ Supplemental Active Head Restraints
(AHR) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
▫ Seat Belt Lock Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 69
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
▫ Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) — Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
▫ Air Bag System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . 73
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 76
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
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䡵 Commercial Cargo Vehicles (No Factory
Installed Rear Seats) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Restraining Infants And Small Children In
Commercial Cargo Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 98
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with
integral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob into
the ignition switch with either side up.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similarly to
an ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three
with detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent
positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START
position is a spring-loaded momentary contact position.
When released from the START position, the switch
automatically returns to the ON/RUN position.
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— OFF
— ACCESSORY
— ON/RUN
— START
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Key Fob
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. Insert the
square end of the Key Fob into the ignition switch located
on the instrument panel and rotate to the desired position. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the
rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter
go dead. The emergency key is also for locking the lower
glove compartment. You can keep the emergency key
with you when valet parking.
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Emergency Key Removal
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and into the lock cylinder with either side up.
then pull the key out with your other hand.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Removing Key Fob From Ignition
Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the Key Fob to the
OFF position and then remove the Key Fob.
NOTE: Power window switches will also remain active
for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch has been
turned to OFF, depending upon the accessory delay
setting. Opening the front door will cancel this feature.
CAUTION!
• If your vehicle battery becomes low or dead, your
Key Fob will become locked in the ignition.
• Do not attempt to remove the Key Fob while in
this condition, damage could occur to the Key Fob
or ignition module. Only remove the emergency
key for locking and unlocking the doors.
• Leave the Key Fob in the ignition and either:
• Jump Start the vehicle.
• Charge the battery.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and
do not leave the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN
position. 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 Fob from the ignition and lock all
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
The system uses Key Fob with factory-mated Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition
Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the
system will shut the engine off in two seconds if an
ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC,
invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
a chime will sound to remind you to remove the key.
After turning the ignition switch to the ON/RUN posiNOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds
tion, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three
when the Key Fob is placed in the OFF or ACC ignition
seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the
position.
bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the
electronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after
SENTRY KEY姞
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system prevents unauthor- the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid
ized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The Key Fob to start the engine. Either of these conditions will
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation result in the engine being shut off after two seconds.
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If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 sec- cannot be reprogrammed to any other vehicle.
onds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
CAUTION!
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
possible by an authorized dealer.
Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
CAUTION!
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 Key Fobs.
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authoAll of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
is one that has never been programmed.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
system serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
the authorized dealer.
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.
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provides both audible and visible signals, for the first
Customer Key Programming
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be three minutes, the headlights will turn on, the park lamps
and/or turn signals will flash and Vehicle Security Light
performed at an authorized dealer.
will flash repeatedly and the horn will sound. For an
General Information
additional 15 minutes, only the headlights, park lamps
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15
and/or turn signals and Vehicle Security Light will flash.
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
Rearming Of The System
subject to the following conditions:
The Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself after the 15
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
additional minutes of headlights and Vehicle Security
• This device must accept any interference that may be Light flashing, if the Vehicle Security Alarm has not been
received, including interference that may cause unde- disabled. If the condition which initiated the alarm is still
sired operation.
present, the Vehicle Security Alarm will ignore that
condition and monitor the remaining doors and ignition.
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors To Arm The System
for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch for unau- Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
thorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the 1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to
interior switches for door locks, power sliding doors and ⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
power liftgate are disabled. The Vehicle Security Alarm further information).
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•Make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ and the
key is physically removed from the ignition.
• Insert a valid key into the ignition switch and turn
the key to the ON position.
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the NOTE:
• The driver’s door key cylinder and the liftgate button
vehicle:
on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
• Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
Vehicle Security Alarm.
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
• The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during
• Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
power liftgate entry. Pressing the liftgate button will
(RKE) transmitter.
not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone
enters the vehicle through the liftgate and opens any
3. If any doors are open, close them.
door the alarm will sound.
To Disarm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of • When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
the following methods:
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previ• Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
ously described arming sequences has occurred, the
position.
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Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
doors or open any door.
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Tamper Alert
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
exterior lights blink three times when you unlock the
doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.
The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds,
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
NOTE:
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy lights will not turn off if the dimmer control is in
the “Dome ON” position (extreme top position).
Security System Manual Override
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the • The illuminated entry system will not operate if the
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
dimmer control is in the “dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED Using The RKE Transmitter
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and Three-button RKE transmitters will provide basic UNliftgate, and activate the Panic Alarm, optional power LOCK, LOCK and PANIC functions.
liftgate, left power sliding door, and right power sliding
door from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m)
using a hand-held Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The
RKE transmitter does not need to be pointed at the
vehicle to activate the system.
NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables the system from responding
to any button presses from that RKE transmitter. Driving
at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system
from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all
RKE transmitters.
Two RKE transmitters may be supplied with the vehicle.
Key Fob With Three-Button RKE Transmitter
Vehicles built without the powered options will be Seven-button RKE transmitters will provide functions
equipped from the factory with three-button RKE trans- that allow the same basic operation as the three-button,
mitters, and those built with power options will be but may also be used to operate the power liftgate
equipped with up to seven-button RKE transmitters.
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(optional), power sliding doors, Remote Start feature
(optional). Some features can be programmed to the
customers preferences. For example, flash headlights or
sound horn on LOCK.
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Remote Unlock Doors And Liftgate
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s side or twice to
unlock all doors and liftgate. This will also turn on the
Illuminated Entry system.
Remote Key Unlock On First Press
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s side, or all doors, on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter.
• For vehicles equipped with an 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.
Key Fob With Seven-Button RKE Transmitter
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, the Remote NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitUnlock feature can be enabled or disabled by perform- ter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
ing the following steps:
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
1. Perform this operation while standing outside the
Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
vehicle.
Security Alarm.
2. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
Remote Lock Doors And Liftgate
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmit10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK button
ter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights
while still holding the LOCK button.
will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the
signal.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter
with the ignition switch in the OFF position and the Key
Fob removed.
Sound Horn With Remote 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:
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elecits previous setting.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
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Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Un- 5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further infor- its previous setting.
mation.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmit• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
following steps:
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
1. Perform this operation while standing outside the
UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
vehicle.
Alarm.
2. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transUsing The Panic Alarm
mitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 secTo turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
onds. Then, press the PANIC button while still holding
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
the LOCK button.
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
on and off, and the interior lights will turn on.
4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
ignition switch in the OFF position and the Key Fob you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second
time or if the vehicle is driven above 5 mph (8 km/h).
removed.
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NOTE:
• When you turn off the Panic Alarm by pressing the
PANIC button a second time, you may have to move
closer to the vehicle due to the Radio Frequency (RF)
noises of the system.
If equipped with a rear interior switch on the left rear
pillar, pushing this switch once will close the liftgate only.
The liftgate cannot be opened from this switch.
If the vehicle is locked and Vehicle Security Alarm is
armed, using RKE transmitter to open the power liftgate
• The Panic Alarm cannot be activated if the engine is does not unlock the vehicle or disarm the Vehicle Security
Alarm.
running.
Power Open/Close Power Liftgate — If Equipped
Press the LIFTGATE button twice on the RKE transmitter
within five seconds to Open/Close the Power Liftgate. If
the button is pushed while the liftgate is being power
closed, the liftgate will reverse to the full open position.
Power Open/Close Left Power Sliding Door — If
Equipped
Press the LEFT Power Sliding Door button twice on the
RKE transmitter within five seconds to Power Open/
Close the Left Power Sliding Door. If the button on the
RKE transmitter is pushed while the door is being
The power liftgate may also be opened and closed by
power-closed, the door will reverse to the full open
pressing the LIFTGATE button located on the overhead
position.
console.
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If the vehicle is locked and the Vehicle Security Alarm is
armed, pressing the LEFT Power Sliding Door button
twice unlocks the power sliding door and disarms Vehicle Security Alarm.
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Turn Off Flash Lights With RKE Lock — If
Equipped
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
the current setting, proceed as follows:
Power Open/Close Right Power Sliding Door — If
Equipped
Press the RIGHT Power Sliding Door button twice on the • For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “ElecRKE transmitter within five seconds to Power Open/
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
Close the Right Power Sliding Door. If the button on the
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “UnRKE transmitter is pushed while the door is being
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inforpower-closed, the door will reverse to the full open
mation.
position.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following steps:
If the vehicle is locked and the Vehicle Security Alarm is
armed, pressing the RIGHT Power Sliding Door button
1. Perform this operation while standing outside the
twice unlocks the power sliding door and disarms Vevehicle.
hicle Security Alarm.
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2. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed Programming Additional Transmitters
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while contact your authorized dealer for details.
still holding the UNLOCK button.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
battery.
4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter NOTE:
with the ignition switch in the OFF position and the Key • Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Fob removed.
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to • Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
its previous setting.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are in 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.
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch at the top of the RKE transmitter sideways with
your thumb and then pull the key out with your other
hand.
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2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade
screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves of
the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the
seal during removal.
Emergency Key Removal
Inserting Emergency Key Into Slot
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4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves together.
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Separating RKE Transmitter
3. Remove and replace the battery. When replacing the
battery, match the + sign on the battery to the + sign on
the inside of the battery clip, located on the back cover.
Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers. Skin
oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a
battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions.
1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected
life of the battery is approximately three years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
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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).
• Hood closed
• Liftgate closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
•
NOTE:
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic •
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
•
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob
•
may reduce this range.
•
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
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Ignition key removed from ignition switch
Battery at an acceptable charge level
RKE PANIC button not pressed
System not disabled from previous remote start event
Vehicle theft alarm not active
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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 Aborted — Hood Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Aborted — L/Gate Ajar
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned
to the ON/RUN position.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, the parking
Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
lights will flash and horn will chirp twice (if
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prema- cycle.
turely:
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
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into the ignition switch and turn it to the ON/RUN
NOTE:
• If your power door locks were unlocked, Remote Start position, otherwise the engine will shut off at the end of
15-minute cycle.
will automatically lock the doors.
• The park lights will turn on and remain on during To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
Remote Start mode.
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
• For security, power window and power sunroof opthe doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle,
in the Remote Start mode.
insert the Key Fob into the ignition switch and turn the
• The engine can be started two consecutive 15-minute switch to the ON/RUN position.
cycles with the RKE transmitter. However, the ignition
NOTE:
switch must be turned to the ON/RUN position.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position
To Enter the Vehicle After Remote Start
in order to drive the vehicle.
To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a
• The message “Remote Start Active — Key To Run”
Remote Start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the
will display in the EVIC until you insert and turn the
UNLOCK button on the transmitter. After the vehicle is
key to ON/RUN position. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
unlocked, you can enter the vehicle, insert the Key Fob
Information Center (EVIC)” for further information.
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NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns while in the
Cancel Remote Start
Remote Starting will also cancel if any of the following Remote Start Mode, the system will not allow the Remote
Start button to shut down the engine for two seconds
occur:
after receiving a valid Remote Start request.
• The engine stalls or engine speed exceeds 2500 rpm
When To Reset Remote Start
• Any engine warning lights come on
The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of
• Low Fuel Light turns on
two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one
failed start, where the Remote Starting sequence was
• The hood is opened
initiated but the engine stopped cranking without start• The hazard switch is pressed
ing. After either of these conditions, or if the Vehicle
Security Alarm system is alarming, or if the PANIC
• The shift lever is moved out of PARK
button was pressed, the vehicle must be reset insert the
• The engine is allowed to run for the entire 15-minute Key Fob into the ignition switch and turn the switch to
cycle
the ON/RUN position.
To Turn Off The Engine While In Remote Start
DOOR LOCKS
Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or Manual Door Locks
Lock the front doors by pushing down on the lock knobs
allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
on each door trim panel.
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If the lock knob is down when you shut either front door, If the lock knob is rearward when you shut either side
the door will lock. Make sure the keys are not inside the sliding door, the door will lock. Make sure the keys are
vehicle before closing the door.
not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
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Manual Door Lock
Sliding Door Lock
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WARNING!
• 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
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and
do not leave Keyless Enter-N-Go in the ACC or
ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
Driver Power Door Lock Switches
If you press the power door lock switch while the Key
Fob is in the ignition, and any front door is open, the
power locks will not operate. This prevents you from
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accidentally locking your keys in the vehicle. Removing
the Key Fob or closing the door will allow the locks to
operate. A chime will sound if the Key Fob is in the
ignition switch and a door is open, as a reminder to
remove the Key Fob.
Front Passenger Power Door Switches
1 - Window Open/Close
2 - Power Door Locks
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If you press the power door lock switch while the sliding
door is open, the sliding door will lock.
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
authorized dealer per written request of the customer.
Please see your authorized dealer for service.
Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit — If
Equipped
The Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit feature unlocks
all of the vehicle doors when any door is opened. This
will occur only after the shift lever has been shifted into
the PARK position, after the vehicle has been driven (the
shift lever has been shifted out of PARK and all doors
closed).
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The Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit feature will not
operate if there is any manual operation of the power
door locks (lock or unlock).
On vehicles equipped with the optional 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.
NOTE: Use the Lock Doors Automatically at 15 mph
(24 km/h) and Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit
features in accordance with local laws.
Power Vent Window Switch Open/Close
WINDOWS
Power Windows
You can control either the front or rear windows using
Power Vent Windows — If Equipped
The Power Vent Window Switch located on the driver’s switches located on the driver’s door trim panel. The
door trim panel allows the driver to operate the two vent switches will operate only when the ignition switch is in
the ON/RUN or ACC position and during power acceswindows from the driver’s seat.
sory delay.
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Power Window Lockout Switch — If Equipped
The driver may lock out the rear power windows by
depressing the bar switch just below the power window
switches.
Driver’s Power Window Switches
NOTE: Power Window switches will also remain active
for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch has been
turned to OFF, depending upon the accessory delay
setting. Opening a front door will cancel this feature.
Power Window Lockout Switch
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Front Passenger Power Window Switch
There is a single switch on the front passenger’s door
trim panel which operates the passenger door window
and a set of switches that lock and unlock all doors. The
switches will operate only when the ignition switch is in
the ON/RUN or ACC position and during power accessory delay.
Front Passenger Power Door Switches
1 - Window Open/Close
2 - Power Door Locks
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Auto-Down Feature — If Equipped
The front window switches may be equipped with an
Auto-Down feature. Press the window switch past the
detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.
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Auto Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection — If
Equipped
The front driver and front passenger switches may be
equipped with an Auto Up feature. Lift the window
switch fully upward to the second detent, release, and the
window will go up automatically.
To open the window part way, press the window switch
part way and release it when you want the window to To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
stop.
The power window switches remain active for up to To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
10 minutes (depending on the accessory delay setting) the first detent and release when you want the window to
after the ignition switch has been turned to OFF. Opening stop.
a vehicle front door will cancel this feature.
NOTE:
• If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
switch again to close the window.
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• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
the auto reverse function unexpectedly during autoclosure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
first detent and hold to close window manually.
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. To avoid personal injury be sure to
clear your arms, hands, fingers and all objects from
the window path before closing.
2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue to
hold the switch down for an additional two seconds after
the window is fully open.
Sliding Side Door Power Window Switch — If
Equipped
Second row passengers may open and close the sliding
door window by a single switch on the door handle
assembly.
The switches will operate only when the ignition switch
is in the ON/RUN or ACC position and during power
accessory delay.
Auto Up Reset — If Equipped
To reactivate the Auto Up feature, perform the following
NOTE: The switches will not operate if the driver has
steps after vehicle power is restored:
activated the Power Window Lockout.
1. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
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windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the rear windows are
open and buffeting occurs, open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
SLIDING SIDE DOOR
The sliding door may be opened from the inside or the
outside. Pull outward on the exterior handle to open the
sliding door. The sliding door inside handle functions by
rocking forward and back. Rocking the handle backSliding Door Power Window Switch
NOTE: The sliding door windows do not fully open, wards opens the door and rocking forward releases the
hold open latch in order to close the door.
stopping several inches above the window sill.
To keep your door operating properly, observe the folWind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of lowing guidelines:
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the • Always open the door smoothly.
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
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• Avoid high impacts against the door stop when open- Power Sliding Side Door — If Equipped
The power sliding door may be opened or
ing the door. This is very important when your vehicle
closed manually or by using the buttons on the
is parked on an incline as the door will slide faster in
RKE transmitter, overhead console switch, or
the downhill direction.
rear door switch. Pulling the inside or outside
• There is a hold-open latch that is activated when the
power sliding door handle will also power open or close
sliding door is fully opened. This latch will keep your
the power sliding door.
sliding door open on any incline. To close the sliding
door after the hold-open latch is activated, you must NOTE: Pulling the outside power sliding door handle a
rock the inside handle forward or pull outward on the second time while the sliding door is power opening or
exterior handle.
power closing will allow the sliding door to be opened or
closed manually.
Always make sure that the sliding door is fully latched
anytime the vehicle is in motion.
Press the button on the RKE transmitter twice within five
seconds to open a power sliding door. When the door is
NOTE: The left side sliding door cannot be opened
fully open, pressing the button twice within five seconds
while the fuel door is open. This feature operates only
a second time will close the door.
when the sliding door is fully closed prior to opening the
fuel door.
There are power sliding side door switches located on the
b-pillar trim panel, just in front of the power sliding door
for the rear seat passengers and in the overhead console
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for the driver and passengers. Pressing the switch once
will open the power sliding door. If the switch is pressed
while the door is under a power cycle, the door will
reverse direction.
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If the inside or outside door handles are used while the
power sliding side door is activated, the power sliding
door feature will be canceled and will go into manual
mode.
NOTE: The power sliding side door must be unlocked To avoid unintentional operation of the power sliding
before the power sliding door switches will operate.
doors from the rear seats, press the power sliding door
master lock button, located in the overhead console, to
disable the switches and handles for the rear seat passengers.
NOTE:
• The power sliding side door switches will not open the
power sliding door if the shift lever is in gear or the
vehicle speed is above 0 mph (0 km/h). To close the
power sliding door with the shift lever in gear and
vehicle speed at 0 mph (0 km/h), the brake must be
pressed.
Power Sliding Door Switch
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• If anything obstructs the power sliding side door
while it is closing or opening, the door will automatically reverse to the closed or open position, provided
it meets sufficient resistance.
WARNING!
You, or others, could be injured if caught in the path
of the sliding door. Make sure the door path is clear
before closing the door.
• If the power sliding side door is not in the full open or
close position, it will fully open when a power sliding
Power Sliding Side Door Open Flash
door switch is pressed. To close the door, wait until it
The left and right exterior hazard lights will flash for
is fully open and then press the switch again.
12 seconds when either sliding door is opened. This will
• If the power sliding door encounters multiple obstruc- alert other drivers in the area that passenger(s) could be
tions within the same cycle, the system will automati- entering or exiting the vehicle.
cally stop, the power sliding door motor will make a
The Sliding Side Door Open Flash can be enabled or
clicking sound until the door has no further movedisabled by performing the following procedure:
ment. This clicking sound can be stopped by pulling
the inside or outside handle. If this condition occurs, 1. Place the Key Fob in the ignition switch.
no damage is done to the power sliding door motor.
2. Cycle the ignition switch from ON/RUN to OFF five
The power sliding door must be opened or closed
times ending in the ON/RUN position (do not start the
manually.
engine).
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3. Within 10 seconds of the final cycle, press the HAZARD switch ON.
4. A single chime will sound to signify that you have
successfully completed the programming.
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You can turn the feature back on by repeating the
previous procedure.
Power Sliding Side Door Master Lock Switch
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the second row sliding door switches
and handles may be overridden by pressing the OFF side
of the Master Lock Out Switch located in the front
overhead console.
When the power sliding door master lock switch is in the
OFF position, the power sliding side door may not be
opened or closed by pressing the switch located on the
b-pillar trim panel, just in front of the sliding door or
activating the inside power sliding door handle.
Overhead Console Power Sliding Door Master Switch
1 — Left Sliding Door
2 — Liftgate
3 — Right Sliding Door
4 — Master Lock
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Sliding Side Door Child Protection Lock
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the sliding doors are equipped with a
Child Protection Door Lock system.
NOTE: When the Child Protection Door Lock system is
engaged, the door can be opened only by using the
outside door handle even though the inside door lock is
in the unlocked position.
To Engage the Child Protection Door Lock
1. Open the sliding side door.
Child Protection Door Lock
2. Slide the Child Protection Door Lock control inward
(toward the vehicle) to engage the Child Protection Door 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite sliding door.
Lock.
NOTE:
• After engaging the Child Protection Door Lock, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is
in the desired position.
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• When the Child Protection Door Lock system is engaged, (even if the inside door lock is in the unlocked
position) the door can be opened only by using the
outside door handle, the RKE transmitter, the switches
on the overhead console or the switches located on the
trim panel just in front of the power sliding door.
• The power sliding side door will operate from the
switches located on the trim panel just in front of the
power sliding door, regardless of the Child Protection
Door Lock lever position. To avoid unintentional
operation of the power sliding door from the rear
seats, press the ⴖOFF” Master Lock Out Switch located in the front overhead console, next to the
driver.
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WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in the vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the sliding doors can only be opened
from the outside door handle or the switches located
on the trim panel just in front of the power sliding
door when the Child Protection Door Locks are
engaged.
To Disengage the Child Protection Door Lock
1. Open the sliding side door.
2. Slide the Child Protection Door Lock control outward
(away from the vehicle) to disengage the Child Protection
Door Lock.
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite sliding door (if
equipped).
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To open the liftgate, press the liftgate release handle
NOTE:
• After setting the Child Protection Door Lock system, located on the underside of the license plate bar and pull
always test the door from the inside to make certain it the liftgate open with one fluid motion.
is in the desired position.
• The power sliding side door switches will not open the
power sliding doors if the vehicle is in gear or the
vehicle speed is above 0 mph (0 km/h).
• The power sliding door will operate from the outside
door handle, the RKE transmitter, the switches on the
overhead console, or the switches located on the trim
panel just in front of the power sliding door when the
shift lever is in PARK, regardless of the child lock lever
position.
LIFTGATE
On vehicles equipped with power locks, the liftgate can
be unlocked using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter button, or by activating the power door lock
switches located on the front doors.
Liftgate Handle Location
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Power Liftgate — If Equipped
The power liftgate may be opened manually or by using
the button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. Press the button on the transmitter twice within five
seconds, to open the power liftgate. When the liftgate is
fully open, pressing the button twice within five seconds,
a second time, will close the liftgate.
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The power liftgate may also be opened and closed by
pressing the button located on the overhead console.
Overhead Console Master Power Switch
1 — Left Door
2 — Liftgate
3 — Right Door
4 — Master Lock
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The power liftgate may be closed by pressing the button,
located in the upper left trim in the liftgate opening.
Pushing once will only close the liftgate. This button
cannot be used to open the liftgate.
When the RKE transmitter button is pressed and the
Flash Lights feature is enabled, the tail lights will flash
and several audible beeps will occur to signal that the
liftgate is opening or closing.
WARNING!
During power operation, personal injury or cargo
damage may occur. Ensure the liftgate travel path is
clear. Make sure the liftgate is closed and latched
before driving away.
Rear Power Liftgate Switch
NOTE:
• If anything obstructs the power liftgate while it is
closing or opening, the liftgate will automatically
reverse to the closed or open position, provided it
meets sufficient resistance.
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• There are also pinch sensors attached to the side of the • The power liftgate will not operate in temperatures
liftgate opening. Light pressure anywhere along these
below ⫺12°F (⫺24°C) or temperatures above 143°F
strips will cause the liftgate to return to the open
(62°C). Be sure to remove any buildup of snow or ice
position.
from the liftgate before pressing any of the power
liftgate buttons.
• During power operation, whether liftgate is fully open
or fully closed, the liftgate chime will beep several • If the power liftgate encounters multiple obstructions
within the same cycle, the system will automatically
times indicating power operation is in progress.
stop and must be opened or closed manually.
• The power liftgate must be in the full open or close
positions for any of the buttons to operate. If the
WARNING!
liftgate is not in the full open or close positions, it must
be opened or closed manually.
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
• If the liftgate release button is activated while the
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
power liftgate is closing, the liftgate will reverse to the
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
full open position.
vehicle.
• The power liftgate buttons will not operate if the shift
(Continued)
lever is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
(0 km/h).
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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) — if equipped
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABIC) that span the front, second, and third row
Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
seating for the driver and passengers seated next to a
However, because the gas pressure drops with temperawindow
ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
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 occupant
• 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
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger
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• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s and third row
center) 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
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NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
rates of inflation based on the severity and type of
collision.
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
Please pay close attention to the information in this
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
buckled up in a rear seat.
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
WARNING!
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).
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
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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
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
their arm.
4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
• 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.
5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
WARNING!
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
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! (Continued)
• 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 a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly
buckled up. You can strike the interior of your
vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown
out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others
in your vehicle are buckled up properly.
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Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seats in your vehicle are equipped with lap/shoulder
belts.
The belt webbing in the retractor is designed to lock
during very sudden stops or accidents. This feature
allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with
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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 a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 a collision the best.
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to
wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
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2. The seat belt latch plate is near the seatback of the
front seats and next to your arm in the rear seats. 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.
Pulling Out Belt and Latch Plate
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WARNING!
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A 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 a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click”.
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
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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.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt
reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.
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Removing Slack From Belt
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be
at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt may 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.
6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
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.
Third Row Center Shoulder Belt Instructions
The shoulder belt for the third row center seat is located
in the headliner slightly behind the third row seat.
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Pull the strap down and secure the small latch plate of pushing anywhere on the anchorage. To move the anthe lap belt into the small buckle until you hear a “click”. chorage downward, squeeze the actuation buttons while
simultaneously pushing down on the anchorage assemPosition the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
bly.
comfortable and not resting on your neck. When the belt
is long enough to fit, insert the large latch plate into the
buckle until you hear a “click.” The retractor should
withdraw any slack in the belt.
To release the small latch plate, position the end of the
large latch plate against the red button on the small latch
plate and push upward. Reinstall the latch plates into the
headliner.
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seats and the second row outboard seats, the
shoulder belt anchorage can be adjusted upward or
downward to help position the belt away from your
neck. The upper anchorage can be adjusted upward by
Adjustable Anchorage
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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 up or down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or
a cinching latch plate which are used to secure a child
restraint system. For additional information refer to
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt”
under the “Child Restraint” section. The chart below
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
defines the type of feature for each seating position.
Equipped
Driver
Center
Passenger
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically preFirst Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
locked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
Second Row
ALR
N/A
ALR
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is availThird Row
ALR
Cinch
ALR
able on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
• N/A — Not Applicable
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anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
position that has a belt with this feature. Children
12 years old and under should always be properly
restrained in the rear seat.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
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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.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will Energy Management Feature
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it collision. This safety belt system has a retractor assembly
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking that is designed to release webbing in a controlled
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) manner. This feature is designed to help reduce the belt
force acting on the occupant’s chest.
locking mode.
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Seat Belt Pretensioners
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices may improve the performance of the seat
belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) — If
Equipped
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.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat How The Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
whether the severity, or type of rear impact will require
worn snugly and positioned properly.
the Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. If a rear
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Reimpact requires deployment, both the driver and front
straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretenpassenger seat AHRs will be deployed.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
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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.
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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
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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 a
collision.
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)
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in a collision,
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active
Head Restraint has been triggered by the fact that they
have moved forward (as shown in step three of the
resetting procedure).
Hand Positioning Points On AHR
2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
a comfortable position.
3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the
vehicle then down to engage the locking mechanism.
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2
1 — Downward Movement
2 — Rearward Movement
3 — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
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4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock • For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints
into the back decorative plastic half.
checked by a qualified specialist at an authorized
dealer.
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. The 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.
The BeltAlert威 warning sequence begins after the vehicle
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
NOTE:
• If you have difficulties or problems resetting the Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
Active Head Restraints, see an authorized dealer.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
AHR In Reset Position
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Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occupants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph
(8 km/h), BeltAlert威 will provide both audio and visual
notification.
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NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
BeltAlert威) seat belt remains unfastened.
Seat Belt Lock Out
The center rear seat belt system has a lock out feature that
The front passenger seat BeltAlert威 is not active when the will not allow you to extract the center webbing unless
front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert威 may be the rear seat upper latch is engaged.
triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the front
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
throughout their pregnancies. Keeping the mother safe is
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are
the best way to keep the baby safe.
secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deacKeep the belt low so that it does not come across the
tivating BeltAlert威.
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
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Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the lap 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.
In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental
Driver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument
panel below the steering column.
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The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation 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
3 — Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag
2 — Knee Bolster
NOTE: These air bags are certified to the new Federal
regulations for Advanced Air Bags.
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.
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC
air bags are located above the side windows and their
covers are also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
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This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat- • Steering Wheel and Column
Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
• Instrument Panel
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
SABs are located in the outboard side of the front seats. • Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
• Knee Impact Bolster
NOTE:
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• After any accident, the vehicle should be taken to an
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
authorized dealer immediately.
Air Bag System Components
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
(SABIC)
system components:
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
• Air Bag Warning Light
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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.
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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)
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag
label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
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.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact and vehicle rollover 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 side-impact head injuries. The SABIC deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
NOTE:
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SAB and SABIC air bags on both sides of the
vehicle may deploy.
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• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Being too close to the SAB and SABIC air bags during
deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag provides
require air bag occupant protection.
enhanced protection and works together with the Driver
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.
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Knee Impact Bolster
The Knee Impact Bolster helps protect the knees of the
front passenger, and position the front occupant for the
best interaction with the Advanced Front Air Bag.
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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.
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal
collisions depending on the severity and type of collision.
Advanced Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the
risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
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.
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
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, SABIC air
bags, SABs, Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag, and
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
front seat belt pretensioners, as required, depending on
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
the severity and type of impact.
type of collision.
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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
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all acciORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
dents, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
away from an inflating air bag.
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of comes on again after initial startup.
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruSTART or ON/RUN position. If the key is in the OFF
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnosair bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
tics also record the nature of the malfunction.
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.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
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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.
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
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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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in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure
you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This
especially applies to children.
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
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
collision.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes
inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
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are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when
it is inflated.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the followBecause air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time,
ing functions:
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SAB and • Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition key is turned off.
SABIC air bags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle.
Front And Side Impact Sensors
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
removed.
events.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
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If A Deployment Occurs
• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
immediately after deployment.
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
the air bag system.
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
or all of the following may occur:
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 Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have defront passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those bags will not be in place to protect you.
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
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WARNING!
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners can not
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retractor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer immediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well.
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure,
or add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
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WARNING! (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 for
approximately four to eight seconds when the ignition
switch is first turned to ON/RUN.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the
approximate four to eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. 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;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
wer e buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
crash investigation.
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To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
vehicle or the EDR.
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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.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States and all Canadian provinces require that
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
Infants And Child Restraints
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardChildren 12 years or younger should ride properly facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
buckled up in a rear seat. According to crash statistics, they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
children are safer when properly restrained in the rear facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
seats rather than in the front.
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
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The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
reach the highest weight or height allowed by their
convertible child seat. Both types of child restraints are
held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the
LATCH child restraint anchor system. Refer to “Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
WARNING!
Rearward-facing child seats must never be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger air
bag. An air bag deployment could cause severe
injury or death to infants in this position.
Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat. These child seats are also held
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in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH • The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
child restraint anchorage system. Refer to “Lower Anas possible.
chors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
child closer to the center of the vehicle. If this doesn’t
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
help, move the child to the center rear seating position
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
and use both the lap and shoulder belt. Never allow a
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
their back.
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.
NOTE: For additional information, refer to
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. CanaChildren who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
dian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s webcomfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
site for additional information: http://www.tc.gc.ca/
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
seatback, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
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WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward-facing 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.
Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. Chrysler Group LLC also recommends that
you make sure that you can install the child restraint in
the vehicle where you will use it, before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
• Buckle the child into the seat according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s directions.
WARNING!
When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the
vehicle. Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a
sudden stop or accident, it could strike the occupants
or seatbacks and cause serious personal injury.
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Installing The Child Restraint System
We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Many,
but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector, and a means for adjusting the tension in the
strap. Forward-facing toddler restraints and some
rearward-facing infant restraints will also be equipped
with a tether strap, a hook and means for adjusting the
tension in the strap. Not all child restraint systems will be
installed as described here. Again, carefully follow the
installation instructions that are provided with the child
restraint system.
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In general, you will first loosen the child seat adjusters on
the lower straps and tether straps so that you can more
easily attach the hook or connector to the lower anchorages and tether anchorages. Then tighten all three straps
as you push the child restraint rearward and downward
into the seat.
Not all child restraint systems will be installed as we
have described here. Again, carefully follow the instructions that come with the child restraint system.
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.
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Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint NOTE:
• When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
System
Each vehicle, except commercial cargo vehicles,
child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not
is equipped with the child restraint anchorage
being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
Anchors and Tether for CHildren. Two LATCH
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
child restraint anchorage systems are installed on all
seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of
second-row seats and in the center position on all third
reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child
row fold-in-floor seats. Second-row seats also feature
restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat belt
tether strap anchorages, located in the rear surface of the
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through
seatback. In addition, all third row fold-in-floor seats are
the child restraint belt path and then buckle it. This
equipped with a child restraint tether anchor at the center
should stow the seat belt out of the reach of an
seating position.
inquisitive child. Remind all children in the vehicle
that the seat belts are not toys and should not be
played with, and never leave your child unattended in
the vehicle.
• If your child restraint seat is not LATCH-compatible,
install the restraint using the vehicle seat belts.
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Installing the Lower Attachments:
1. The vehicle lower anchorages are round bars located
at the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback.
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LATCH Anchorages
(Third Row 60/40 Anchorages Shown)
LATCH Anchorages (Second Row Anchorages Shown)
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower child restraint
attachment straps (reference the child restraint seat instructions) to ease the installation.
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NOTE: It is recommended to loosen the top tether strap Installing the Top Tether Strap
and route it loosely prior to securing the lower anchors so (with either Lower Anchors or Vehicle Seat Belt):
the top tether strap is not trapped between the vehicle
1. Route the top tether strap under the adjustable head
seat and child restraint.
restraint between the steel posts.
3. Attach the lower child restraint attachment straps to
2. Provide enough slack (reference child restraint inthe vehicle’s lower anchor bars. Ensure that the lower
structions) for the tether strap to reach the tether anchor
attachment strap is firmly engaged and that the hook is
located near the bottom of the seat back.
secure.
3. Clip tether hook to tether anchor. Ensure that the hook
4. Tighten the lower attachment strap while firmly pushis firmly engaged and secure.
ing the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat. Remove all slack in the lower attachment 4. Remove all slack and tighten tether strap according to
straps. Reference the child restraint instructions for infor- child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
mation on properly removing slack.
NOTE: The top tether strap is always to be secured,
regardless of if the child restraint is installed with the
lower anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
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Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
(Second Row Anchorage Shown)
LATCH Anchorages
(Third Row 60/40 Anchorage Shown)
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WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
Installing The Child Restraint Using The Vehicle
Seat Belts
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or
a cinching latch plate to secure a Child Restraint System
(CRS). These types of 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
ALR
Center
CRS Lock
N/A
N/A
Cinch
Passenger
CRS Lock
ALR
ALR
ALR
• N/A — Not Applicable
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
Installing a Child Restraint with an ALR:
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
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then allow the belt to retract into the retractor. As the belt Transporting Pets
retracts, you will hear a ratcheting sound. This indicates Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet could be thrown about and possibly
the safety belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode.
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
2. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten the lap
a collision.
portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt system
will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
pull it tight if necessary.
Installing a Child Restraint with a Cinching Latch Plate: COMMERCIAL CARGO VEHICLES (NO FACTORY
1. To install a child restraint with a cinching latch plate, INSTALLED REAR SEATS) — IF EQUIPPED
first, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the Commercial cargo vehicles are not designed for use as a
retractor to route it through the belt path of the child family vehicle and are not intended for carrying children
restraint. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you in the front passenger seat. However, if you must carry a
child in a vehicle without a rear seat, the passenger seat
hear a “click.”
should be moved to the full rearward position and the
2. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten the lap child must be in a proper restraint system based on its
portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt system age, size and weight.
will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and
pull it tight if necessary.
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WARNING!
NEVER carry a child in a rear facing infant carrier in
a vehicle without rear seats. In an accident, serious
injury or death may occur from the deploying passenger airbag.
This vehicle is equipped with a child restraint tether
anchor located on the lower rear of the front passenger
seat. Use this tether anchor to secure only forwardfacing child restraints equipped with an upper tether
strap.
WARNING!
Rearward-facing infant restraints must never be secured in the passenger seat of a vehicle with a
passenger airbag. In an accident, a passenger airbag
may deploy causing severe injury or death to infants
riding in rearward-facing infant restraints.
Commercial Child Restraint Tether Anchor
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Restraining Infants And Small Children In
• Children more than 40 lbs (18 kg) should be secured in
Commercial Cargo Vehicles
the passenger seat in a child restraint or beltThere are different sizes and types of restraints for
positioning booster seat with the seat adjusted to the
children from newborn size to the child almost large
rear most position. Older children who do not use
enough for an adult safety belt. Use the restraint that is
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats
correct for your child:
should ride properly buckled in the passenger seat
with the seat adjusted to the rearmost position. Never
• The forward-facing child seat is for children from
allow children to slide the shoulder belt behind them
about 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg), and more than one year
or under their arm.
old.
Tether Installation For Commercial Cargo Vehicles
• A convertible child seat, one that is designed to be
To secure the child restraint upper tether strap to the
used for children who are too heavy for a rearwardvehicle, follow the instructions shown:
facing infant seat, may be used IN THE FORWARD
FACING POSITION ONLY, IT MUST NEVER BE 1. Locate the child restraint tether anchor on the lower
INSTALLED FACING TO THE REAR IN A COMMER- rear of the front passenger seat.
CIAL CARGO VEHICLE. When a convertible seat is
2. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
properly installed facing forward, the vehicle seat
for proper use of connecting the child restraint to the
should be adjusted to the rear most position.
extended tether strap.
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3. Route the tether strap under the head rest.
NOTE: Ensure that the child restraint tether strap is
centered between the headrest supports underneath the
head rest.
4. Using the hook attached to the child restraint tether
strap, attach the child restraint tether strap to the metal
anchor on the lower rear of the front passenger seat.
5. Following the child seat manufacturer’s instructions,
tighten the child restraint tether strap.
WARNING!
The vehicle tether anchor is designed to be used with
a child restraint only. It should not be used for any
other purpose. Before use, inspect the tether anchor
strap for nicks, abrasions, discoloration, and loose
threads. If these or any other condition that might
affect the performance of the strap is observed, DO
NOT USE that strap. Personal injury may result.
Contact your authorized dealership for a replacement
part.
6. Inspect the tether anchor strap for nicks, abrasions,
discoloration, and loose threads. If these, or any other ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
condition that might affect the performance of the strap is A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
observed, DO NOT USE. Contact your authorized deal- drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
ership for a replacement part.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
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While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in. not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detriSAFETY TIPS
mental and should be avoided.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a Transporting Passengers
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate AREA.
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate
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.
• 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.
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:
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The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
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Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
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Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
Air Bag Warning Light
The light should come on and remain on for four to eight
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your
authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes
on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
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.
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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.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
(Continued)
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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
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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.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped . . . 112
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . 112
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
▫ Driver’s Automatic Dimming Mirror — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ Tilt Mirrors In Reverse (Available With
Memory Seat Only) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . 116
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . 116
䡵 Blind Spot Monitoring — If Equipped . . . . . . . 117
▫ Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ Outside Mirror Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ Modes Of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
▫ Power Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 114
䡵 Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 115
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
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▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
▫ Uconnect™ Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Manual Front/Second Row Seat Adjuster . . . 166
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped . . . . . 167
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
䡵 Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 155
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . 155
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 162
▫ Stow ’n Go威 Seating — If Equipped . . . . . . . 172
▫ Quad Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ Second Row Bench Seat — If Equipped . . . . 184
▫ Third Row Power Recline — If Equipped . . . 186
▫ Third Row Power Folding Seat — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
▫ Manually Folding Third Row Seats — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
▫ Plastic Grocery Bag Retainer Hooks . . . . . . . 191
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䡵 Driver Memory Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 192
▫ Dimmer Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
▫ Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE
Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With
Memory Seat Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
䡵 Lights
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . 199
▫ Headlights On With Wipers — If Equipped . . 199
▫ Headlight Delay — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 199
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . 200
▫ Front Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
▫ Battery Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
䡵 Windshield Wiper And Washers . . . . . . . . . . . 204
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ Rear Wiper And Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
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▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . 207
▫ Parksense威 Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
䡵 Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . 208
▫ Parksense威 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
䡵 Heated Steering Wheel — If Equipped
. . . . . . 209
▫ Enabling/Disabling Parksense威 . . . . . . . . . . 220
䡵 Adjustable Pedals — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Service The Parksense威 Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . 212
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
䡵 Parksense威 Rear Park Assist — If Equipped . . . 215
▫ Parksense威 Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Cleaning The Parksense威 System . . . . . . . . . 221
▫ Parksense威 System Usage Precautions . . . . . . 221
䡵 Parkview威 Rear Back Up Camera — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 226
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 227
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䡵 Overhead Consoles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Front Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Courtesy/Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
▫ Sunglass Storage (Non-Sunroof Only) . . . . . . 228
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
▫ Rear Courtesy/Reading Lights — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
▫ Rear Overhead Consoles — If Equipped . . . . 230
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 231
▫ Before You Begin Programming
HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . 234
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . 236
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . 237
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
▫ Opening The Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . 242
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 242
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
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▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
䡵 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Glove Compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Door Trim Panel Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets — If Equipped . . . . . . 244
▫ Driver Seatback Storage — If Equipped . . . . 256
䡵 Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Umbrella Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
▫ Second Row Seat Storage Bins —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Instrument Panel Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
▫ Super Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 251
▫ Premium Console Cupholders —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
▫ Storage Bin Safety Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ Coat Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Cargo Area Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Interior Bottle Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
䡵 Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Smoker’s Package Kit — If Equipped . . . . . . 253
▫ Basic Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Premium Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 262
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▫ Super Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 266
䡵 Rear Load-Leveling System — If Equipped . . . 270
䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
䡵 Roof Luggage Rack — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Rechargeable Flashlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
▫ Deploying The Crossbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
䡵 Sun Screens — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical adjustment of the mirror. Adjust the mirror to
center on the view through the rear window.
Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control under the mirror to the night position (toward the
rear of the vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while
set in the day position (toward the windshield).
Manual Rearview Mirror
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
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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.
NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is
moving in reverse.
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CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in an outside convex
mirror will look smaller and farther away than they
really are. Relying too much on side convex mirrors
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 a side convex
mirror.
Driver’s Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
The driver’s outside mirror will automatically adjust for
glare from vehicles behind you. This feature is controlled
by the inside automatic dimming mirror and can be
turned on or off by pressing the button at the base of the
inside mirror. The mirror will automatically adjust for
headlight glare when the inside mirror adjusts.
Outside Mirror Folding Feature
All outside mirrors are hinged and may be moved either
forward or rearward to resist damage. The hinges have
three detent positions: full forward, full rearward and
normal.
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
The power mirror controls are located on the driver-side
door trim panel.
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NOTE: A light in the selected button will illuminate
indicating the mirror is activated and can be adjusted.
Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to
move.
Driver’s side power mirror preselected positions can be
controlled by the optional Driver Memory Seat Feature.
Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
Power Mirror Controls
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
The power mirror controls consist of mirror select butwindow defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
tons and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for furmirror, press either the L (left) or R (right) to select the
ther information.
mirror that you want to adjust.
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Tilt Mirrors In Reverse (Available With Memory
Seat Only) — If Equipped
Tilt Mirrors in Reverse provides automatic outside mirror
positioning which will aid the drivers view of the ground
rearward of the front doors. The driver’s outside mirror
will move slightly downward from the present position
when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE. The driver’s
outside mirror will then return to the original position
when the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE position.
Each stored memory setting will have an associated Tilt
Mirrors in Reverse position.
Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped
The switch for the power folding mirrors is located
between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right).
Press the switch once and the mirrors will fold in,
pressing the switch a second time will return the mirrors
to the normal driving position.
NOTE: Pressing the power folding mirror switch for
more than four seconds, or if the vehicle speed is greater
than 5 mph (8 km/h) will disable the folding feature.
If the mirrors are in the folded position, and vehicle
speed is equal or greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), they will
NOTE: The Tilt Mirrors in Reverse feature is not enautomatically unfold.
abled when delivered from the factory. The Tilt Mirrors in
Reverse feature can be enabled or disabled in the Elec- Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Elec- An illuminated vanity mirror is located on the sun visor.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Customer- To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing
Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your the mirror cover upward. The lights turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the lights.
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Illuminated Mirror
Rear Detection Zones
BLIND SPOT MONITORING — IF EQUIPPED
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system uses two radarbased sensors, located inside the rear bumper fascia, to
detect highway licensable vehicles (automobiles, trucks,
motorcycles, etc.) that enter the blind spot zones from the
rear/front/side of the vehicle.
When the vehicle is started, the BSM warning light will
momentarily illuminate in both outside rear view mirrors
to let the driver know that the system is operational. The
BSM system sensors operate when the vehicle is in any
forward gear or REVERSE and enters stand-by mode
when the vehicle is in PARK.
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The BSM detection zone covers approximately one lane • The BSM system detection zone DOES NOT change if
on both sides of the vehicle (11 ft or 3.35 m). The zone
your vehicle is towing a trailer. Therefore, visually
starts at the outside rear view mirror and extends apverify the adjacent lane is clear for both your vehicle
proximately 20 ft (6 m) to the rear of the vehicle. The BSM
and trailer before making a lane change. If the trailer
system monitors the detection zones on both sides of the
or other object (i.e., bicycle, sports equipment) extends
vehicle when the vehicle speed reaches approximately
beyond the side of your vehicle, this may result in the
6 mph (10 km/h) or higher and will alert the driver of
BSM warning light remaining illuminated the entire
vehicles in these areas.
time the vehicle is in a forward gear.
NOTE:
• The BSM system does NOT alert the driver about
rapidly approaching vehicles that are outside the
detection zones.
The area on the rear fascia where the radar sensors are
located must remain free of snow, ice, and dirt/road
contamination so that the BSM system can function
properly. Do not block the area of the rear fascia where
the radar sensors are located with foreign objects (bumper stickers, bicycle racks, etc.).
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Sensor Locations
BSM Warning Light
The BSM system notifies the driver of objects in the
detection zones by illuminating the BSM warning light
located in the outside mirrors in addition to sounding an
audible (chime) alert and reducing the radio volume.
Refer to “Modes Of Operation” for further information.
The BSM system monitors the detection zone from three
different entry points (side, rear, front) while driving to
see if an alert is necessary. The BSM system will issue an
alert during these types of zone entries.
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Entering From The Side
Entering From The Rear
Vehicles that move into your adjacent lanes from either Vehicles that come up from behind your vehicle on either
side of the vehicle.
side and enter the rear detection zone with a relative
speed of less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
Side Monitoring
Rear Monitoring
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Overtaking Traffic
If you pass another vehicle slowly (with a relative speed
of less than 10 mph (16 km/h) and the vehicle remains in
the blind spot for approximately 1.5 seconds, the warning
light will be illuminated. If the difference in speed
between the two vehicles is greater than 10 mph
(16 km/h), the warning light will not illuminate.
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Overtaking/Passing
Overtaking/Approaching
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The BSM system is designed not to issue an alert on The BSM system will not alert you of objects that are
stationary objects such as guardrails, posts, walls, foliage, traveling in the opposite direction of the vehicle in
berms, etc. However, occasionally the system may alert adjacent lanes.
on such objects. This is normal operation and your
vehicle does not require service.
Opposing Traffic
Stationary Objects
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WARNING!
The Blind Spot Monitoring system is only an aid to
help detect objects in the blind spot zones. The BSM
system is not designed to detect pedestrians, bicyclists, or animals. Even if your vehicle is equipped
with the BSM system, always check your vehicle’s
mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and use your turn
signal before changing lanes. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury or death.
Rear Cross Path
The Rear Cross Path (RCP) feature is intended to aid the
driver when backing out of parking spaces where their
vision of oncoming vehicles may be blocked. Proceed
slowly and cautiously out of the parking space until the
rear end of the vehicle is exposed. The RCP system will
then have a clear view of the cross traffic and if an
oncoming vehicle is detected, alert the driver.
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RCP Detection Zones
RCP monitors the rear detection zones on both sides of
the vehicle, for objects that are moving toward the side of
the vehicle with a minimum speed of approximately 1 to
2 mph (1 km/h to 3 km/h), to objects moving a maximum of approximately 10 mph (16 km/h), such as in
parking lot situations.
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NOTE: In a parking lot situation, oncoming vehicles can
be obscured by vehicles parked on either side. If the
sensors are blocked by other structures or vehicles, the
system will not be able to alert the driver.
Modes Of Operation
Three selectable modes of operation are available in 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.
When RCP is on and the vehicle is in REVERSE, the
driver is alerted using both the visual and audible
Blind Spot Alert
alarms, including radio muting.
When operating in Blind Spot Alert mode, the BSM
WARNING!
system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side
view mirror based on a detected object. However, when
RCP is not a Back Up Aid system. It is intended to be
the system is operating in RCP, the system will respond
used to help a driver detect an oncoming vehicle in a
with both visual and audible alerts when a detected
parking lot situation. Drivers must be careful when
object is present. Whenever an audible alert is requested,
backing up, even when using RCP. Always check
the radio is muted.
carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and
be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime
vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before back- When operating in Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime mode,
ing up. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or the BSM system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side view mirror based on a detected object. If the
death.
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turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an
alert present on that side of the vehicle, an audible chime
will also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and detected object are present on the same side at the same
time, both the visual and audio alerts will be issued. In
addition to the audible alert the radio (if on) will also be
muted.
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Blind Spot Alert Off
When the BSM system is turned off there will be no
visual or audible alerts from either the BSM or RCP
systems.
NOTE: The BSM system will store the current operating
mode when the vehicle is shut off. Each time the vehicle
is started the previously stored mode will be recalled and
used.
NOTE:
• Whenever an audible alert is requested by the BSM
Astronomy Zone — System Temporarily Unavailable
system, the radio is also muted.
When the vehicle enters this zone the blind spot system
• If the hazard flashers are on, the system will request will become temporarily unavailable and the EVIC will
the appropriate visual alert only.
display the message “ Blind spot system unavailableAstronomy zone”. The side mirrors LED’s will be lit up
When the system is in RCP, the system shall respond
and stay lit until the vehicle exits the zone.
with both visual and audible alerts when a detected
object is present. Whenever an audible alert is re- Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
quested, the radio is also muted. Turn/hazard signal Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, instatus is ignored; the RCP state always requests the vehicle communications system. Uconnect™ Phone alchime.
lows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
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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.
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.
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 works no matter where you stow your
For Uconnect™ customer support, visit the following
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
websites:
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
the vehicle’s Uconnect™ Phone. The Uconnect™ Phone
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
allows up to seven mobile phones to be linked to the
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile phone can be
used with the system at a time. The system is available in
• www.jeep.com/uconnect
English, Spanish, or French languages.
• or call 1–877–855–8400
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.
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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.
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Voice Command Button
Actual button location may vary with the radio. The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
The Uconnect™ Phone can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth威 mobile phone. See the
Uconnect™ website for supported phones. Refer to your
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
Uconnect™ Phone Button
The radio or steering wheel controls (if details.
equipped) will contain the two control buttons
The Uconnect™ Phone is fully integrated with the vehibutton and Voice Com(Uconnect™ Phone
cle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect™ Phone
mand
button) that will enable you to
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
access the system. When you press the button you will
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
hear the word Uconnect™ followed by a BEEP. The beep
switch), if so equipped.
is your signal to give a command.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
the Uconnect™ Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID on
certain radios.
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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
specific command and then guided through the available
options.
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.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for Voice Command Tree
the beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or an- Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
other prompt.
Help Command
• For certain operations, compound commands can be If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
“Pair a Device”, the following compound command the beep. The Uconnect™ Phone will play some of the
can be said: “Pair a Bluetooth威 Device”.
options at any prompt if you ask for help.
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
compound form of the voice command is given. You
can also break the commands into parts and say each
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
To activate the Uconnect™ Phone, simply press the
button and follow the audible prompts for directions.
Uconnect™ Phone sessions begin with a press of the
button on the radio control head.
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Cancel Command
• When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
and follow the audible prompts.
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
• You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identifew instances the system will take you back to the
fication Number (PIN), which you will later need to
previous menu.
enter into your mobile phone. You can enter any
Pair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone To A Mobile Phone
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
To begin using your Uconnect™ Phone, you must pair
after the initial pairing process.
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone.
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
give the Uconnect™ Phone a name for your mobile
To complete the pairing process, you will need to referphone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be
ence your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
given a unique phone name.
Uconnect™ website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
• You will then be asked to give your mobile phone a
priority level between one and seven, with one being
The following are general phone to Uconnect™ Phone
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile
pairing instructions:
phones to your Uconnect™ Phone. However, at any
• Press the
button to begin.
given time, only one mobile phone can be in use,
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
connected to your Uconnect™ System. The priority
“Device Pairing”.
allows the Uconnect™ Phone to know which mobile
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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).
Call By Saying A Name
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Call”.
• The system will prompt you to say the name of the
person you want to call.
Dial By Saying A Number
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
you can say “John Doe”, where John Doe is a previ• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
ously stored name entry in the Uconnect™ phonebook
“Dial”.
or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a
• The system will prompt you to say the number you
name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your
want to call.
Uconnect™ Phonebook”, in the phonebook.
• Press the
button to begin.
• For example, you can say “234-567-8901”.
• The Uconnect™ system will confirm the name and
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
• The Uconnect™ Phone will confirm the phone number
may appear in the display of certain radios.
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
of certain radios.
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After you are finished adding an entry into the phonebook, you will be given the opportunity to add more
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect™ Phonebook is
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
main menu.
• Press the
button to begin.
The Uconnect™ Phone will allow you to enter up to 32
Add Names To Your Uconnect™ Phonebook
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say names in the phonebook with each name having up to
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
“Phonebook New Entry”.
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recom- supported by your phone, Uconnect™ Phone automatimended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert” cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
instead of “Bob”.
Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g., Transfer From Mobile Phone
“Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”). This will If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
allow you to store multiple numbers for each phone- Uconnect™ Phone automatically downloads names (text
book entry, if desired.
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
Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect™
phonebook entry that you are adding.
website for supported phones.
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• To call a name from the Uconnect™ Phonebook or • Only the mobile phone’s phonebook is downloaded.
downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in
SIM card phonebook is not part of the Mobile phone“Call by Saying a Name” section.
book.
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins • This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
deleted on the Uconnect™ Phone. These can only be
made to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after you
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transstart the vehicle.
ferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next
phone connection.
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected Edit Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
to the Uconnect™ Phone.
NOTE:
• Depending on the maximum number of entries down- • Editing names in the phonebook is recommended
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
when the vehicle is not in motion.
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if avail• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availdeleted or edited.
able for use.
• Press the
button to begin.
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
phone is accessible.
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• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit
“Phonebook Edit Entry”.
Entry” feature.
• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
entry that you wish to edit.
Delete Uconnect™ Phonebook Entry
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work, NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the •
phonebook entry that you are editing.
•
After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook,
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
•
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
to the main menu.
“Phonebook Edit Entry” can be used to add another
phone number to a name entry that already exists in the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
Press the
button to begin.
After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Delete”.
After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
entry that you wish to delete or you can say “List
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
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from the list, press the
button while the • The Uconnect™ Phone will ask you to verify that you
Uconnect™ Phone is playing the desired entry and say
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
“Delete”.
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
deleted.
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect™ Phone will
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
• Note that only the phonebook in the current language
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
is deleted.
wish to delete.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
deleted or edited.
language is deleted.
List All Names In The Uconnect™ Phonebook
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
button to begin.
deleted or edited.
• Press the
Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Erase All”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook List Names”.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the names of all the
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phonebook entries, if available.
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• To call one of the names in the list, press the
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
button during the playing of the desired name, and Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
say “Call”.
Uconnect™ Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio sysNOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete”
tem, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
operations at this point.
button to accept the call. To reject the
call. Press the
• The Uconnect™ Phone will then prompt you as to the call, press and hold the
button until you hear a single
number designation you wish to call.
beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
• The selected number will be dialed.
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.
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 NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
have.
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when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
button until you hear a single beep, indicatpress the
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
ing that the active and hold status of the two calls have
Progress
switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a time.
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
press the
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed Conference Call
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
button until you hear a
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is hold), press and hold the
in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling double beep indicating that the two calls have been
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer joined into one conference call.
to “Conference Call” in this section.
Three-Way Calling
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
To initiate three-way calling, press the
button while
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To described under “Making a Second Call While Current
bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
Call is in Progress”. After the second call has established,
button until you hear a single beep.
button until you hear a double
press and hold the
beep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into
one conference call.
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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.
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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
• The Uconnect™ Phone will call the last number that
from the Uconnect™ Phone to the mobile phone.
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
Uconnect™ Phone.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Redial”.
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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
using:
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
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
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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 say
some systems. To do this, press the
“Towing Assistance”.
“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.
button and say
some systems. To do this, press the
“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
press the
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
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
button and say, “Send.” The
mail system or an automated service, such as a paging call and then press 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.
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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
one of the following:
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
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
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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
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
the lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired
button and
Uconnect™ Phone And Mobile Phone
phone being announced, press the
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.
button to begin.
• Press the
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 the
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
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 the radio mode):
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.
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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.
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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
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
• Press the
button.
• 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
you.
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Download”, 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
To send a message, press the
10. Thanks
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.
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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)
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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.
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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 Combutton and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.
mand
Commands
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”,
The Voice Command system understands two types of
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
commands. Universal commands are available at all
These commands are universal and can be used from any times. Local commands are available if the supported
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon radio mode is active.
the active application.
Changing the Volume
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
a normal speaking volume.
button.
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
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3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the Radio AM
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. In
system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for this mode, you may say the following commands:
Voice Command is different than the audio system.
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
Main Menu
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the main • “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
menu.
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Radio” (to switch to the radio mode)
Radio FM
• “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Setup” (to switch to system setup)
• “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”
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• “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
proceed by saying one of the following commands:
In this mode, you may say 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”
Setup
NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
To switch to system setup, you may say on of the Command
button first and wait for the beep before
following:
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 eight-way power
seats for the driver and front passenger. The power seat
SEATS
switches are located on the outboard side of the seat. The
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
switches control the movement of the seat cushion and
vehicle.
the seatback.
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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.
Driver Power Seat Switch
Reclining The Seatback
The angle of the seatback can be adjusted forward or
rearward. Push the seatback switch forward or rearward,
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
the switch when the desired position has been reached.
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.
1 — Seat Switch
2 — Seatback Switch
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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.
• 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.
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.
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
may be also be equipped with power lumbar. The power
lumbar switch is located on the outboard side of the
power seat. Push the switch forward to increase the
lumbar support. Push the switch rearward to decrease
the lumbar support.
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WARNING!
Power Lumbar Switch
• 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.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, the front and rear seats may be
equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions and
seatbacks.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
driver’s heated seat can be programmed to come on
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during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
— If Equipped” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your within two to five minutes.
Vehicle” for further information.
When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the initial stages of
Front Heated Seats
There are two heated seat switches that allow the driver operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the normal
and passenger to operate the seats independently. The HIGH-level. If the HIGH-level setting is selected, the
controls for each heater are located on the switch bank system will automatically switch to LOW-level after a
below the climate controls.
maximum of 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the display will change from HIGH to LOW,
You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
indicating the change. The LOW-level setting will turn
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
OFF automatically after a maximum of 45 minutes.
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for
Rear Heated Seats
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
On some models, the second row seats are equipped with
Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
heaters. There are two heated seat switches that allow the
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
second row passengers to operate the seats indepenLOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
dently. The heated seat switches are located on the sliding
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
side door handle trim panels.
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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.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the initial stages of
operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the normal
HIGH-level. If the HIGH-level setting is selected, the
system will automatically switch to LOW-level after
Second Row Heated Seat Switch
approximately 30 minutes of continuous operation. At
You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings. that time, the display will change from HIGH to LOW,
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of indicating the change. The LOW-level setting will turn
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
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Manual Front/Second Row Seat Adjuster
Both front seats are adjustable forward or rearward. The
manual seat adjustment handle is located under the seat
cushion at the front edge of each seat.
While sitting in the seat, pull up on the handle and slide
the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you
have reached the desired position. Then, using body
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
Manual Seat Adjuster
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To recline, lean forward slightly, lift the lever, then push
Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped
For models equipped with manual reclining seats, the back to the desired position and release the lever. Lean
recline lever is located on the outboard side of the seat. forward and lift the lever to return the seatback to its
normal position. Using body pressure, lean forward and
rearward on the seat to be sure the seatback has latched.
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.
Manual Recline 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.
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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.
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 Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
Active Head Restraints are passive, deployable compodownward on the head restraint.
nents, and vehicles with this equipment can not 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.
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For comfort the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and rearward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
the back of your head, pull outward 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.
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.
• 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.
Head Restraints — Second Row Quad Seats
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
Push Button
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push Head Restraints — Second Row Bench
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
downward on the head restraint.
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.
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Head Restraints — Third Row
The head restraint in the center position can be raised and
lowered for tether routing. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
NOTE: Seat will not stow in the storage bin unless the
armrests are raised.
4. Slide the storage bin locking mechanism to the
“LOCK” position and then pull up on the storage bin
latch to open the cover.
Stow ’n Go姞 Seating — If Equipped
On vehicles equipped with Stow ’n Go威 seating, the
second and third row seats can be folded into the floor for
convenient storage.
Second Row Stow ’n Go威
On vehicles equipped with Stow ’n Go威 seats, the seats
will fold and tumble in one motion.
1. Move the front seat fully forward.
2. Recline the front seatback fully forward.
3. Raise the armrests on the second row seat.
Storage Bin Cover Lock Release
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5. Pull upward on the seatback recliner lever located on The non-adjustable head restraint and seatback will fold
the outboard side of the seat.
automatically during the seat tumble. No additional
actuation is necessary.
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Restraint Fold Lever
Non-Adjustable Head Restraint
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Automatic Folding Seatback
Tumbled Second Row Seat
The seat will automatically tumble into position for easy 6. Push the seat into the storage bin.
storage.
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CAUTION!
The storage bin cover must be locked and flat to
avoid damage from contact with the front seat tracks,
which have minimal clearance to the cover.
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Seat In Storage Bin
7. Close the storage bin cover.
In a collision, serious injury could result if the seat
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin
covers open.
• Keep the storage bin covers closed and latched
while the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
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To Unstow Second Row Seats
1. Pull up on the storage bin latch to open the cover.
2. Pull up on the strap to lift the seat out of the storage
bin and push the seat rearward to latch the seat anchors.
3. Lift the seatback to the full upright position.
4. Return the head restraint to its upright position, close
the storage bin cover and slide the storage bin locking
mechanism to the “Unlocked” position.
Stow ’n Go威 Seat — Folded And Latched Position
To tumble or stow the seat from the folded and latched
Raising The Seatback
position: return the seatback and head restraint to the
2. Return the head restraint to the upright position.
upright position. Then pull up on the seatback recliner
lever on the outboard side of the seat to fold head rest
and seatback and tumble seat forward.
1. Return the seatback to the upright position.
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Easy Entry Second Row
The second row Stow ’n Go威 seats allow easy entry to the
third row seat or rear cargo area.
Pull up on the seatback recliner lever on the outboard
side of the seat.
Raising The Head Restraint
3. Pull up on the seatback recliner lever on the outboard
side of the seat to fold head rest and seatback and tumble
seat forward.
Seatback Recliner Lever, Seat Tumble,
And Head Restraint Fold Lever
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The seat will automatically fold into position for easy
entry into the third row.
WARNING!
In the event of a collision you could be injured if the
seat is not fully latched.
Quad Seats — If Equipped
Both Quad seats are adjustable forward or rearward. The
manual seat adjustment handle is located under the seat
cushion at the front edge of each seat.
Manual Seat Adjuster
While sitting in the seat, pull up on the handle and slide
the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you
have reached the desired position. Then, using body
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
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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 Recline
To recline, lean forward slightly, lift the lever, then push
back to the desired position and release the lever. Lean
forward and lift the lever to return the seatback to its
normal position. Using body pressure, lean forward and
rearward on the seat to be sure the seatback has latched.
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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
Easy Entry
To fold the seat, lift the recliner lever to the full upward The Quad seats can be tilted forward for easy entry into
position and push the seatback forward until it rests on the third row. With the Quad seat in the fold-flat position,
the seat cushion.
lift up on the easy entry lever located near the bottom of
the seat and lift the seat forward.
Fold-Flat Quad Seat
Easy Entry Lever
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For passengers seated in the third row, there is a pull
strap located on the outboard side of the seat near the
bottom of the seat back. Third row passengers can pull on
the strap and push the Quad seat forward for folding the
seatback and accessing the easy entry lever.
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To provide additional space behind the second row seats,
the seats can be folded forward.
With the seat in its fold-flat position, pull upward on the
easy-access release lever and lift the seat into the desired
position.
Fold-Flat Release Lever
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Pull out the retainer strap from the sewn-in pocket Place the strap around the grab handle located on the
located on the base of the seat cushion.
B-Pillar. Before securing the strap, adjust the buckle for
proper fit.
Retainer Strap
B-Pillar Grab Handle
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Secure the retainer strap to the inside grab handle located
on the B-Pillar. When not in use, store the strap in the
sewn-in pocket located on the base of the seat cushion.
Retainer Strap
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WARNING!
To reduce the risk of personal injury:
• Retainer strap must always be securely attached to
grab handle when seat is folded forward and
vehicle is moving.
• Never occupy the seat or the center seat behind a
seat that has been folded forward.
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Removal
Second Row Bench Seat — If Equipped
The Quad seats can be removed if additional storage is While the bench seat does not stow in the floor, it is
needed. With the seat in the easy entry position, lift the removable for added cargo space.
cross beam forward and up to release the front anchor
latches.
Second Row Bench Seat
Cross Beam for Seat Removal
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Release levers are located on the rear leg assemblies, near
the floor. To remove the seat, squeeze each release handle
and rotate downwards to deploy the wheels. A lock
indicator button pops up when the seat is unlocked. The
seat assembly can now be removed from the vehicle and
moved on its Easy Out威 Rollers.
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To reinstall the seat, align the seat into the detent positions on the floor. Squeeze the release handle and rotate
upward until the lock indicator button returns into the
handle.
WARNING!
If not properly latched, the bench seats could become
loose. Personal injuries could result. After reinstalling these seats, be sure the red indicator button on
the release handles return into the handles.
Release Handles
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Third Row Power Recline — If Equipped
Third Row Power Folding Seat — If Equipped
The power recline feature, located on the side of the seat A one-touch power folding seat switch is located in the
cushion, adjusts the seatback angle forward/rearward left rear trim panel as part of a switch bank.
for occupant comfort.
NOTE: Lower the head restraint by pulling on the
release strap marked “1” located on the outboard side of
the head restraint.
Third Row Power Seat Switch
Head Restraint Release Strap “1”
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The switch is only functional when the liftgate is open Left and right third row seats can be folded individually
and the vehicle is in PARK.
or together. The third row power folding seat adjusts to
the following positions using the switch bank located on
the left rear trim panel:
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One Touch Folding Seat Third Row
The rear switch bank allows multiple power folding and
unfolding positions for the third row seats.
Rear Panel Power Switch Bank
1 — Open to Normal
3 — Tailgate/Fold Flat
2 — Stow
4 — Right/Left Seats/Both
Seats
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2. Lower the outboard head restraints by pulling on the
NOTE:
• Disconnect the center shoulder belt from the small release strap marked “1” located on the outboard side of
buckle and lower the head restraints before attempting the head restraint.
to fold/stow the power third row seats.
• To abort seat operation while seat is in motion, press a
different seat position selector switch to stop the seat.
Once the seat stops moving, then the desired position
can be selected.
• The third row power seat system includes obstacle
detection for safe operation. When the system detects
an obstacle, the motors will stop and reverse the
motion a short distance to move the seat away from
the obstacle. Should this occur, remove the obstacle
and press the button again, for the desired position.
Manually Folding Third Row Seats — If Equipped
1. Lower the center head restraint down to the seatback
by pushing the button on the guide and pushing the head
restraint down.
Head Restraint Release Strap “1”
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3. Pull release strap marked “2” located on the rear of the 4. Pull release strap marked “3” to release the anchors.
seat to lower the seatback.
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Release Strap “3”
Release Strap “2”
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5. Pull release strap marked “4” and tumble the seat
rearward into the storage bin.
Stowed Third Row Seat
To Unfold Third Row Seats
Release Strap “4”
1. Pull up on the assist strap to lift the seat out of the
storage bin and push the seat forward until the anchors
latch.
2. Pull release strap marked “2” to unlock the recliner.
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3. Pulling strap “4” releases the seatback to return to its 2. To restore the seat to its upright position, lift up on the
full upright position.
seatback and push forward until the anchors latch.
4. Raise the head restraint to its upright position.
WARNING!
In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could be
injured if seats are not properly latched to their floor
attachments. Always be sure the seats are fully
latched.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death, never operate the
vehicle with occupants in the third row seat while in
the tailgate mode.
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainer Hooks
Retainer hooks which will hold plastic grocery bag
handles are built into the seatbacks of all rear seats and
Tailgate Mode
some front seats. The floor supports the partial weight of
1. Pull release strap “3”, then pull release strap “4” to the bagged goods.
rotate the entire seat rearward.
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DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
The Memory Buttons 1 and 2 on the driver’s door panel
can be programmed to recall the driver’s seat, driver’s
outside mirror, adjustable brake and accelerator pedals,
and radio station preset settings. Your Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitters can also be programmed to recall
the same positions when the UNLOCK button is pressed.
Your vehicle may have been delivered with two RKE
transmitters. Only one RKE transmitter can be linked to
each of the memory positions.
Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE
Transmitter To Memory
NOTE: Each time the SET (S) button and a numbered
button (1 or 2) is pressed, you erase the memory settings
for that button and store a new one.
1. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to
the ON position.
2. Press the driver door MEMORY button number 1 if
you are setting the memory for driver 1, or button
number 2 if you are setting the memory for driver 2. The
system will recall any stored settings. Wait for the system
to complete the memory recall before continuing to
Step 3.
Driver Memory Switch
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3. Adjust the driver’s seat, recliner, and driver’s side- 10. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to
view mirror to the desired positions.
the ON position.
4. Adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to the desired 11. Select “Remote Linked to Memory” in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and enter “Yes”. Refer
positions.
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
5. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets (up
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
to 10 AM and 10 FM stations can be set).
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
6. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
12. Repeat the above steps to set the next Memory
remove the key.
position using the other numbered Memory button or to
7. Press and release the SET (S) button located on the link another RKE transmitter to memory.
driver’s door.
Memory Position Recall
8. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY
NOTE: The vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory
button 1 or 2 on the driver’s door. The next step must be
positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not
performed within 5 seconds if you desire to also use a
in PARK, a message will be displayed in the EVIC.
RKE transmitter to recall memory positions.
9. Press and release the LOCK button on one of the RKE
transmitters.
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To recall the memory settings for driver one, press
MEMORY button 1 on the driver’s door or the UNLOCK
button on the RKE transmitter linked to memory position
1.
2. Press and release MEMORY button 1. The system will
recall any memory settings stored in position 1. Wait for
the system to complete the memory recall before continuing to Step 3.
To recall the memory setting for driver two, press 3. Press and release the memory SET (S) button located
MEMORY button 2 on the driver’s door or the UNLOCK on the driver’s door. A chime will sound signaling that
button on the RKE transmitter linked to Memory Position you are in the memory set mode.
2.
4. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY
A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the button 1 on the driver’s door. A chime will sound
MEMORY buttons on the driver’s door during a recall (S, signaling to you that the driver memory has been set.
1, or 2). When a recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat,
5. Within five seconds, press and release the UNLOCK
driver’s mirror, and the pedals stop moving. A delay of
button on the RKE transmitter. A chime will sound
one second will occur before another recall can be
signaling to you that the RKE transmitter link has been
selected.
successfully disabled.
To Disable RKE Transmitter Linked To Memory
To disable another RKE transmitter linked to either
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and Memory Position, repeat Steps 1 to 5 for each RKE
transmitter.
remove the key.
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NOTE: Once programmed, all RKE transmitters linked
to memory can be easily enabled or disabled at one time.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Customer-Programmable Features⬙ in “Understanding
•
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With Memory Seat
ONLY)
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle.
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seat will return to its previously set position when you
insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it out of
the LOCK position.
When you remove the key from the ignition switch the
driver seat will move to a position 0.3 in (7.7 mm)
forward of the rear stop if the driver seat position is
between 0.9 – 2.7 in (22.7 – 67.7 mm) forward of the
rear stop. The seat will return to its previously set
position when you insert the key into the ignition
switch and turn it out of the LOCK position.
The distance the driver seat moves depends on where • The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature is disabled when the
driver seat position is less than 0.9 in (22.7 mm)
you have the driver seat positioned when you remove the
forward of the rear stop. At this position, there is no
key from the ignition switch.
benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy Exit
• When you remove the key from the ignition switch,
or Easy Entry.
the driver seat will move about 2.4 in (60 mm)
rearward if the driver seat position is greater than or Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
equal to 2.7 in (67.7 mm) forward of the rear stop. The Entry and Easy Exit Position.
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NOTE: The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature can be enabled or disabled through the programmable features in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). If your
vehicle is not equipped with an EVIC, your dealership
can activate/deactivate this feature for you. For details,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
1. Pull the hood release lever located on the instrument
panel, below the steering column.
Hood Release Lever
2. Move to the front of the vehicle and look inside the
center of the hood opening. Locate, then push the safety
catch downward while raising the hood at the same time.
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Safety Lever Location
Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open
position.
Hood Prop Rod
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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 12 in (30 cm) and then drop it. This should
secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless
the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side of the
instrument panel. The switch controls the operation of
the headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights,
interior lights and the fog lights.
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
Headlight Switch With Halo Control
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Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
headlight, parking light and instrument panel operation.
Headlights On With Wipers — If Equipped
When your headlights are in the AUTO mode and the
engine is running, the headlights will automatically turn
on when the wiper system is also turned on. Headlights
on when windshield wipers are on may be found on
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
vehicles equipped with an automatic headlight system.
This system automatically turns your headlights on or off
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
based on ambient light levels. To turn the system on, turn
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
the headlight switch to the extreme counterclockwise
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
position aligning the indicator with the AUTO on the
headlight switch. When the system is on, the Headlight Headlight Delay — If Equipped
Time Delay feature is also on. This means your headlights This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you turn the for up to 90 seconds after exiting your vehicle.
ignition switch OFF. To turn the Automatic System off,
To activate the delay feature, turn OFF the ignition switch
turn the headlight switch clockwise to the O (OFF)
while the headlights are still on. Then turn off the
position.
headlights within 45 seconds. The 90 second delay interNOTE: The engine must be running before the head- val begins when headlight switch is turned off. If the
headlights or parking lights are turned back on or the
lights will come on in the Automatic mode.
ignition switch is turned ON, the delay will be cancelled.
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When exiting the vehicle the driver can choose to have
the headlights remain on for 30, 60 or 90 seconds or not
remain on. To change the timer setting, see your authorized dealer.
The headlight delay time is programmable on vehicles
equipped with an EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
If the headlights are turned off before the ignition, they
will turn off in the normal manner.
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when the
engine is started and the transmission is in any gear
except PARK. This provides a constant lights on condition until the ignition is turned OFF. The lights illuminate
at less than 50% of normal intensity. If the parking brake
is applied, the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) will turn
off. Also, if a turn signal is activated, the DRL lamp on the
same side of the vehicle will turn off for the duration of
the turn signal activation. Once the turn signal is no
longer active, the DRL lamp will illuminate.
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and push in the
headlight switch control knob. Pressing the headLights-On Reminder
light
switch
control knob in a second time will turn the
If the headlights or the parking lights are left on, or if the
front
fog
lights
off.
dimmer control is in the extreme top position after the
ignition switch is turned OFF, a chime will sound when
the driver’s door is opened.
NOTE: The headlights must be turned off within 45 seconds of turning the ignition OFF to activate this feature.
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Dimmer Controls
Interior Lighting On
The dimmer switch is located next to the headlight Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the
switch.
second detent (extreme top position) to turn on the
interior lights. The interior lights will remain on when the
dimmer control is in this position.
Interior lights are also turned on when a door or liftgate
is opened, the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is
activated, or when the dimmer control is moved to the
extreme top.
The interior lights will automatically turn off in approximately 10 minutes for the first activation and 90 seconds
every activation thereafter until the engine is started, if
one of the following occur:
Dimmer Control
• A door, sliding door or the liftgate is left open
With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating the • Any overhead reading light is left on
dimmer control upward will increase the brightness of
the instrument panel lights.
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NOTE: The key must be out of the ignition switch or the
ignition switch must be in the OFF position for this
feature to operate.
Interior Lighting Off
Rotate the left dimmer control to the off position (extreme
bottom). The interior lights will remain off when the
doors or liftgate are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the left dimmer control to the first detent. This
feature brightens the odometer, radio and overhead
displays when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Halo Lights — If Equipped
Halo lights are strategically placed soft lighting that help
to illuminate specific areas to aid the occupants in
locating specific features while driving at night.
The Halo control switch is located to the right of the
dimmer switch.
Halo Control
To activate the Halo lights, rotate the Halo
switch control upward or downward to increase or decrease the lighting.
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Multifunction Lever
• Headlight Beams Low/High
The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
• Flash-To-Pass (Optical Horn)
steering column.
• Front and Rear Wipers — Washer Functions
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
NOTE: If either light remains on and does not flash, or
there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside
light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the:
• Turn Signals
Turn Signal Warning
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle has
traveled at over 18 mph (29 km/h) for about 1 mile
(1.6 km) with the turn signals on, a chime will sound to
alert the driver.
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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.
Battery Protection
This feature provides battery protection to avoid wearing
down the battery if the headlights, parking lights, or
front fog lights are left on for extended periods of time
when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position. After
High/Low Beam Switch
eight minutes of the ignition switch being in the LOCK
When the headlights are turned on, pushing the multiposition and the headlight switch in any position other
function lever toward the instrument panel will switch
than OFF or AUTO, the lights will turn off automatically
from low beams to high beams. Pulling back to the
until the next cycle of the ignition switch or headlight
neutral position returns the headlights to the low beam
switch.
operation.
The battery protection feature will be disabled if the
Flash-To-Pass
ignition switch is turned to any other position other than
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
LOCK during the eight minute delay.
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
will cause the headlights to turn on at high beam and WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHERS
remain on until the lever is released.
The wipers and washers are operated by a switch within
the multifunction lever. Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to select the desired wiper speed.
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WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper system when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause
Washer And Wiper Controls
between cycles, desirable. Rotate the end of the wiper/
NOTE: Always remove any buildup of snow that pre- washer control lever to one of the first five detents to
vents the windshield wiper blades from returning to the select the desired delay interval.
off position. If the windshield wiper switch is turned off
NOTE:
and the blades cannot return to the off position, damage
• If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
to the wiper motor may occur.
delay times will be doubled.
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• At driving speeds above 10 mph (16 km/h), the delay
can be regulated from a maximum of approximately
18 second between cycles (first detent), to a cycle every
one second (fifth detent).
Mist Feature
Press the end of the multifunction lever inward (toward
the steering column) to the first detent and release for a
single wiping cycle.
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward, to the first detent past
the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation.
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent
past the intermittent settings for high-speed operation.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
Windshield Washers
To use the Washer, push on the end of the lever to the
second detent and hold while spray is desired. If the lever
is pushed while on the intermittent setting, the wipers
will turn on and operate for several wipe cycles after the
lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected. If the lever is pushed while the
wipers are in the off position, the wipers will operate
several wipe cycles, then turn off.
Rear Wiper And Washer
Rotating the rotary ring to the first detent activates the
rear intermittent wipers. To activate the washers, rotate
the rotary ring fully forward and the washers will spray
until the ring is released, and then resume the intermittent interval.
NOTE: Rear window wipers function in the intermittent
wiper speed only.
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Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. This
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
the end of the multifunction lever to one of the five
intermittent wiper sensitivity settings to activate this
feature.
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NOTE:
• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
wiper speed is in the low or high position.
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
when ice or dried saltwater is present on the windshield.
• Use of Rain-X威 or products containing wax or silicone
may reduce rain sensor performance.
The sensitivity of the system is adjustable from the
multifunction lever. Wiper sensitivity position 3 has been • The Rain Sensing feature can be turned on and off
through the EVIC (if equipped). Refer to “Electronic
calibrated for best overall wiping sensitivity. If the operaVehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
tor desires more wiping sensitivity, they may select
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understandsensitivity positions 4 or 5. If the operator desires less
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
wiping sensitivity, they may select sensitivity positions 2
or 1. Place the multifunction lever in the OFF position
when not using the system.
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The Rain Sensing system has protective features for the • Remote Start Mode Inhibit — On vehicles equipped
wiper blades and arms. It will not operate under the
with Remote Starting system, Rain Sensing wipers are
following conditions:
not operational when the vehicle is in the remote start
mode. Once the operator is in the vehicle and has
• Low Temperature Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing
placed the ignition switch in the RUN position, rain
feature will not operate when the ignition is first
sensing wiper operation can resume, if it has been
switched ON, and the vehicle is stationary, and the
selected, and no other inhibit conditions (mentioned
outside temperature is below 32°F (0°C), unless the
previously) exist.
wiper control on the multifunction lever is moved, or
the vehicle speed becomes greater than 0 mph TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
(0 km/h), or the outside temperature rises above This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
freezing.
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
• Neutral Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing feature will shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping lever is
not operate when the ignition is ON, and the trans- located below the steering wheel at the end of the
mission shift lever is in the NEUTRAL position, and steering column.
the vehicle speed is less than 5 mph (8 km/h), unless
the wiper control on the multifunction lever is moved
or the shift lever is moved out of the NEUTRAL
position.
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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.
Tilt/Telescoping Lever
To unlock the steering column, push the lever downward
(toward the floor). To tilt the steering column, move the
steering wheel upward or downward as desired. To
lengthen or shorten the steering column, pull the steering
wheel outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the
steering column in position, push the lever upward until
fully engaged.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for
approximately 58 to 70 minutes before automatically
shutting off. The heated steering wheel can shut off early
or may not turn on when the steering wheel is already
warm.
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The heated steering wheel switch is located on the switch
bank below the climate controls.
Press the switch to turn on the heated
steering wheel. The light on the switch
will illuminate to indicate the steering
wheel heater is on. Pressing the switch
a second time will turn off the heated
steering wheel and light indicator.
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
heated steering wheel can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System
— If Equipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions must exercise care when using the steering wheel heater. It
may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods.
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a
greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and
seat position. This feature allows the brake, accelerator,
and clutch pedals (if equipped) to move toward or away
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from the driver to provide improved position with the Press the switch rearward to move the pedals rearward
steering wheel.
(toward the driver).
The switch is located on the left side of the steering • The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
column.
• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
REVERSE or when the Electronic Speed Control System is on. The following messages will be displayed
on vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information System (EVIC) if the pedals are attempted to
be adjusted when the system is locked out (“Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or
“Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”.
Adjustable Pedal Switch
Press the switch forward to move the pedals forward
(toward the front of the vehicle).
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CAUTION!
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals
or impede its ability to move, as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
adjustable pedal’s path.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked.
1 — ON/OFF
2 — RES +
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
4 — CANCEL
3 — SET When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
(40 km/h).
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
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the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned off when not in use.
WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
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To Set A Desired Speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady
speed and on level ground before pressing the SET
button.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without
erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF
button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set
speed memory.
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decrease until the button is released. Release the button
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+) when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed will be established.
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
(2 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can in- the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (2 km/h).
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
To Accelerate For Passing
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
increase until the button is released, then the new set
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
speed will be established.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
(2 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
vehicle set speed.
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (2 km/h).
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
moderate hills is normal.
held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
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On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so PARKSENSE姞 REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed EQUIPPED
The ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist system provides visual
Control.
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
WARNING!
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
during a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense威 System
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your verecommendations.
hicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use ParkSense威 will retain the last system state (enabled or
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
ParkSense威 can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE. If ParkSense威 is enabled at this shift lever
position, the system will remain active until the vehicle
speed is increased to approximately 11 mph (18 km/h) or
above. The system will become active again if the vehicle
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
10 mph (16 km/h).
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ParkSense姞 Sensors
The four ParkSense威 sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 79 in
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
ParkSense姞 Warning Display
The ParkSense威 Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected from the Customer- Programmable Features section of the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The ParkSense威 Warning Display is located in the Instrument cluster’s EVIC display. It provides both visual and
audible warnings to indicate the distance between the
rear fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle.
ParkSense威 Warning Display
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ParkSense姞 Display
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
will turn ON indicating the system status.
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Park Assist System ON
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The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
three solid arcs and will produce a one-half second tone.
As the vehicle moves closer to the object the EVIC
display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will
change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
Fast Tone
Slow Tone
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The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the EVIC display
shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous tone.
The following chart shows the warning alert operation
when the system is detecting an obstacle:
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Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Display Message
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
Arcs
Park Assist
System ON
None
Radio Mute
No
WARNING ALERTS
79-39 in
39-25 in
(200-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single 1/2
Slow
Second Tone
Warning Object
Warning Object
Detected
Detected
3 Solid
3 Slow
(Continuous)
Flashing
Yes
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense威 will MUTE the radio, if on, when
the system is sounding an audio tone.
Enabling/Disabling ParkSense姞
ParkSense威 can be enabled and disabled through the
Customer-Programmable Features section of the EVIC.
The available choices are: OFF, Sound Only, or Sound and
Display. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
Warning Object
Detected
2 Slow
Flashing
Yes
Warning Object
Detected
1 Slow
Flashing
Yes
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
When ParkSense威 is disabled, the instrument cluster will
display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for
approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information. When the
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shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system is
disabled, the EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is in
REVERSE.
If “CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” appears in the
EVIC after making sure the rear fascia/bumper is free
from snow, ice, mud, dirt or other obstruction, see your
authorized dealer.
Service The ParkSense姞 Rear Park Assist System
When the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist System is malfunctioning, the instrument cluster will actuate a single
chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display the
“CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When
the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system has
detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will display the
“CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense威
will not operate.
If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” appears in the
EVIC, see your authorized dealer.
Cleaning The ParkSense姞 System
Clean the ParkSense威 sensors with water, car wash soap
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
ParkSense姞 System Usage Precautions
NOTE:
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense威 system operating properly.
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• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of ParkSense威.
properly. The ParkSense威 system might not detect an
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide
a false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/
bumper.
• When you turn ParkSense威 off, the instrument cluster
will display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” Furthermore, once you turn ParkSense威 off, it remains off • Objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc.,
must not be placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear
until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition
fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do
key.
so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
position and ParkSense威 is turned off, the EVIC will
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message to be displayed in
display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as
the EVIC.
long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
• On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense威
• ParkSense威, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
sounding a tone.
or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE. A
• Clean the ParkSense威 sensors regularly, taking care
lowered tailgate could provide a false indication that
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• ParkSense威 is only a parking aid and it is unable
to recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles. Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not detected at all. Obstacles located
above or below the sensors will not be detected
when they are in close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense威 in order to be able to stop in time
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using ParkSense威.
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist System. Always check carefully behind your vehicle,
look behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and
blind spots before backing up. You are responsible
for safety and must continue to pay attention to
your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in
serious injury or death.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Before using the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist
System, it is strongly recommended that the ball
mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected
from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for
towing. Failure to do so can result in injury or
damage to vehicles or obstacles because the hitch
ball will be much closer to the obstacle than the
rear fascia when the warning display turns on the
single flashing arc and sounds the continuous
tone. Also, the sensors could detect the ball mount
and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and
shape, giving a false indication that an obstacle is
behind the vehicle.
PARKVIEW姞 REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView威 Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the Navigation/Multimedia radio display
screen along with a caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the top of the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear. The ParkView威 camera is
located on the rear of the vehicle above the rear License
plate.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
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When displayed, static grid lines will illustrate the width that will help indicate the distance to the rear of the
of the vehicle while a dashed center-line will indicate the vehicle. The following table shows the approximate
center of the vehicle to assist with aligning to a hitch/ distances for each zone:
receiver. The static grid lines will show separate zones
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
3 ft or greater (1 m or greater)
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView威 Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView威 should only
be used as a parking aid. The camera is unable to
view every obstacle or object in your drive path.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView威 to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/
her shoulder when using ParkView威.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance
builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with
water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
Turning ParkView姞 On Or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
1. Press the “menu” hard-key.
2. Select “system setup” soft-key.
(Continued) 3. Press the “camera setup” soft-key.
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4. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting illuminates the instrument panel cupholders, two swiveling LED lights, flip-down sunglass storage, conversa“enable rear camera in reverse” soft-key.
tion mirror, optional power sliding door switches and an
5. Press the “save” soft-key.
optional power liftgate switch.
Turning ParkView姞 On Or Off — Without
NOTE: Premium sunroof console models include all of
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
above except sunglass storage.
1. Press the “menu” hard-key.
2. Select “system setup” soft-key.
3. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“enable rear camera in reverse” soft-key.
OVERHEAD CONSOLES
Front Overhead Console
Two versions of the overhead console are available. The
base front overhead console model featured fixed incandescent courtesy/reading lights, flip-down sunglass storage and conversation mirror. The premium front overhead console model features a LED focused light that
Overhead Console
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Courtesy/Interior Lighting
At the forward end of the console are two courtesy lights
(standard dome light has two buttons). The lights turn on
when a front door, a sliding door or the liftgate is opened.
If your vehicle is equipped with Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) the lights will also turn on when the UNLOCK
button on the RKE transmitter is pressed.
Sunglass Storage (Non-Sunroof Only)
At the front of the overhead console, a compartment is
provided for the storage of two pairs of sunglasses.
From the closed position, press the door latch to open the
compartment.
The courtesy lights also function as reading lights. Press
in on each lens to turn these lights on while inside the
vehicle. Press a second time to turn each light off. You
may adjust the direction of these lights by pressing the
outside ring, which is identified with four directional
arrows (LED lamps only).
The area around the instrument panel cupholders is also
illuminated from a light in the overhead console (premium console only). This light is turned on when the
headlight switch is on, and will adjust in brightness when
the dimmer control is rotated up or down.
Over Door Latch
The door will slowly rotate to the full open position.
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Full Open Position
Conversation Mirror Position
From this position, the door can be fully closed or, by NOTE: From the “conversation mirror” position, the
rotating upward about 3/4 of the way and releasing, door can only be closed.
positioned for conversation mirror use.
To return to the full open position, the door must first be
closed and then opened by pressing the latch again to
release.
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Rear Courtesy/Reading Lights — If Equipped
The overhead console has two sets of courtesy lights. The
lights turn on when a front door, a sliding door or the
liftgate is opened. If your vehicle is equipped with
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) the lights will also turn on
when the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter is
pressed.
The courtesy lights also function as reading lights. Press
in on each lens to turn these lights on while inside the
vehicle. Press the lens a second time to turn each light off.
You may adjust the direction of these lights by pressing
the outside ring, which is identified with four directional
arrows.
Reading Lights
Rear Overhead Consoles — If Equipped
The rear overhead storage system is available in two
versions: with or without sunroof.
An additional LED at the front of the rear console shines
down on the front foot-well area while in courtesy mode,
for added convenience.
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Rear Console Halo Lighting
The rear overhead console has recessed halo lighting
around the perimeter of the console base. This feature
provides additional lighting options while traveling and
is controlled by the headlight switch. Refer to “Lights/
Halo Lights — If Equipped” in “Understanding the
Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Overhead Compartment Features
1
2
3
4
1
— DVD 1
— Rear HVAC
— Interior Lights
— Storage
If equipped, otherwise storage.
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Storage
DVD 1
Interior Lights
Halo Lighting
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink威 unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
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The HomeLink威 buttons, located on either the overhead
console, headliner or sunvisor, designate the three different HomeLink威 channels. The HomeLink威 indicator is
located above the center button.
HomeLink威 Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
HomeLink威 Buttons/Overhead Consoles
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position and press and hold the two outside HomeLink威
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink姞
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red
before you begin programming.
indicator flashes.
For more efficient programming and accurate transmis- NOTE:
sion of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that • Erasing all channels should only be performed when
programming HomeLink威 for the first time. Do not
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink威
system.
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
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Programming A Rolling Code
For programming garage door openers that were manufactured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
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3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威 NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
button you want to program and the hand-held transmit- step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
ter button.
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indi- HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two
cator light. The Homelink威 indicator will flash slowly seconds each time). If the garage door opener/device
and then rapidly after Homelink威 has received the fre- activates, programming is complete.
quency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not
both buttons after the indicator light changes from slow
activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
to rapid.
complete the training.
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage),
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
erase the channels.
attached to the garage door opener/device motor. Firmly
press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
On some garage door openers/devices there may be a To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
light that blinks when the garage door opener/device is follow these steps:
in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until 4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indithe indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not cator light. The Homelink威 indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after Homelink威 has received the frerelease the button.
quency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programboth buttons after the indicator light changes from slow
ming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
to rapid.
steps.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
and observe the indicator light.
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programbefore 1995.
ming is complete and the garage door/device
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
should activate when the HomeLink威 button is
pressed.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons,
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO
NOT erase the channels.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威
button you want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
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to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
time-out in the same manner.
follow these steps:
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
door or gate motor.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
release the button.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
ming A Non-Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remain- away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
ing steps.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator
light will flash slowly and then rapidly when fully
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sigtrained.
nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transmission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink威
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
several seconds of transmission.
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4. Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door follow these steps:
may open and close while you are programming.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
and observe the indicator light.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, program- release the button.
ming is complete and the garage door/device
3. Without releasing the button proceed with
should activate when the HomeLink威 button is
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and
pressed.
follow all remaining steps.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons,
Using HomeLink姞
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO
To operate, press and release the programmed
NOT erase the channels.
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lightprogramming, plug it back in at this time.
ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
also be used at any time.
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Security
Troubleshooting Tips
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
in your vehicle.
are some of the most common solutions:
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for • Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
erased.
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
remember to plug it back in?
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
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WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program 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 programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas
can cause serious injury or death.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical
specifications were met.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Power Sunroof Switch
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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 greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or
any object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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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.
automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During
Express Close operation, any movement of the sunroof
switch will stop the sunroof.
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
Opening The Sunroof — Manual Mode
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward forward again.
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
Pinch Protect Feature
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obrearward again.
struction is detected, the sunroof will automatically reClosing Sunroof — Express
tract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half the switch forward and release to Express Close.
second, and the sunroof will close automatically from
any position. The sunroof will close fully and then stop
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NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts re- Sunshade Operation
sult in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
will be a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
disabled.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
Pinch Protect Override
open.
If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing
Wind Buffeting
the sunroof, press the switch forward and hold for two
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
seconds after the reversal occurs. This allows the sunroof
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
to move toward the closed position.
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) is in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurpressed.
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
Venting Sunroof — Express
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
Press and release the “Vent” button, and the sunroof will
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
open to the vent position. This is called “Express Vent”,
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
and will occur regardless of sunroof position. During
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
Express Vent operation, any movement of the switch will
stop the sunroof.
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Sunroof Maintenance
Sunroof Fully Closed
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
the glass panel.
sunroof is fully closed.
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 — IF EQUIPPED
Two 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlets are located on the
lower instrument panel, below the open storage bin. The
driver-side power outlet is controlled by the ignition
switch and the passenger-side power outlet is connected
directly to the battery. The driver-side power outlet will
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power also operate a conventional cigar lighter unit (if equipped
sunroof switch will remain active for up to approxi- with an optional Smoker’s Package).
mately ten minutes after the ignition switch is turned to
the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel
this feature.
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CAUTION!
Instrument Panel Outlets
NOTE: To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 cigar
knob and element must be used.
• 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 New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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One outlet in the removable floor console (if equipped)
shares a fuse with the lower outlet in the instrument
panel and is also connected to the battery. Do not exceed
a maximum power of 160 Watts (13 Amps) shared
between the lower panel outlet and the removable floor
console outlet.
On vehicles equipped with the Super Console the power
outlets are located under the retractable cover. To access
the power outlets push down on the cover and slide it
toward the instrument panel.
Super Console Outlets
Removable Console Outlet
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The outlet in the rear quarter panel near the liftgate and
the upper outlet in the instrument panel are both controlled by the ignition switch. Each of these outlets can
support 160 Watts (13 Amps). Do not exceed 160 Watts
(13 Amps) for each of these outlets.
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The power outlets include tethered caps, labeled with a
key or battery symbol indicating the power source. The
power outlet, located on the lower instrument panel, is
powered directly from the battery. Items plugged into
this power outlet may discharge the battery and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
Power Outlet Fuses
1 — M7 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Center Seat (Opt) or
with Console Rear
2 — M6 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel or
with Console Front
3 — M36 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Instrument Panel or
with Console Center
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the
power outlet can cause damage.
CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent the engine from starting.
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POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
A 110 Volt, 150 Watt inverter outlet (if equipped) converts
DC current to AC current, and is located on the left rear
trim panel immediately behind the second row left
passenger seat.
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The power inverter switch is located on the instrument
panel below the climate controls.
To turn on the power outlet, press the switch once. Press
the switch a second time to turn the power outlet off.
This 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.
Power Inverter Outlet
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 press the power inverter button OFF and ON.
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To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings
on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
CUPHOLDERS
There are cupholders located throughout the interior. All
liners are removable for cleaning. Pull the flexible liner
from the cupholder drawer or tray starting at one edge
for easy removal. Refer to “Cleaning The Instrument
Panel Cupholders” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for
further information.
Instrument Panel Cupholders
The instrument panel cupholders are located in a pull-out
drawer just above the lower storage bin.
Front Cupholders
Pull the drawer out firmly until it stops, and place the
container to be held in either one of the cupholder wells.
The cupholders are designed to accommodate a wide
variety of container types and sizes. Press down on the
container to engage the cupholder retention features.
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For rear passengers two cupholders are located in the
Super Console — If Equipped
On models equipped with the Super Console, there are pull-out drawer, located in the back of the Super Console.
two cupholders located in the center of the console.
Pull the drawer out to the first position to use the
cupholders.
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Super Console Cupholders
Rear Cupholders
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Premium Console Cupholders — If Equipped
On models equipped with premium center consoles,
there are four cupholders located on the top of the
console.
Interior Bottle Holders
There are four bottle holders located in the interior. One
bottle holder is molded into each front interior door trim
panels, and one bottle holder is molded into each side
sliding interior door trim panel. Each holder accommodates up to a 20 oz (.6 L) plastic bottle.
WARNING!
If containers of hot liquid are placed in the bottle
holder, they can spill when the door is closed, burning the occupants. Be careful when closing the doors
to avoid injury.
Premium Console Cupholders
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Smoker’s Package Kit — If Equipped
With the optional authorized dealer-installed Smoker’s
Package Kit, a removable ash receiver is inserted into one
of the two cupholders in the center front instrument
panel. To install the ash receiver, align the receiver so the
thumb grip on the lid is facing rearward. Press the ash
receiver into either of the cup wells to secure. Pull
upward on the ash receiver to remove for cleaning
and/or storage.
The left rear trim panel cupholder is designed to accommodate a second ash receiver, if desired.
Interior Bottle Holder
Two outboard mesh pockets are on intermediate seating.
The mesh pockets are flexible enough to hold juice boxes,
toys, games or MP3 players, etc.
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Upper Glove Compartment
To open the upper compartment, press in on the button,
Glove Compartments
located on the left side of the upper door. The door will
Upper and lower glove compartments are located on the
automatically open.
passenger side of the instrument panel.
STORAGE
Upper and Lower Glove Compartments
Upper Compartment
To close the compartment door, push downward on the
door’s surface to latch the door closed.
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NOTE: The lower compartment is equipped with a lock
Lower Glove Compartment
To open the lower compartment pull out on the release that is part of the compartment handle.
handle.
Door Trim Panel Storage
Front Door Storage
Both interior front door panels have multiple pockets for
storage.
Lower Compartment
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Driver Seatback Storage — If Equipped
Umbrella Holder
The driver’s seatback has a primary storage pocket on all An umbrella holder has been conveniently molded into
models and an optional secondary mesh pocket.
the left front door entry scuff molding.
Driver’s Seatback Storage
1 — Bag Holder
2 — Standard Pocket
3 — Mesh Pocket
Umbrella Holder
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Second Row Seat Storage Bins — If Equipped
The seat storage bins are located on the floor in front of
the second row seats. The area below the covers can be
used for storage when the second row seat is in the
upright position.
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Pull up on the storage bin latch to open the cover. Slide
the storage bin locking mechanism to the ⬙Lock⬙ position
to allow greater access to the storage bin.
Storage Bin
CAUTION!
NOTE: The storage bin cover must be locked and flat
to avoid damage from contact with the front seat
tracks, which have minimal clearance to the cover.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
In a collision, serious injury could result if the seat
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• DO NOT drive the vehicle with the storage bin
covers open.
• Keep the storage bin covers closed and latched
while the vehicle is in motion.
• DO NOT use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
Storage Bin Safety Warning
Carefully follow these warnings to help prevent personal
injury or damage to your vehicle:
WARNING!
• Always close the storage bin covers when your
vehicle is unattended.
(Continued)
• Do not allow children to have access to the second
row seat storage bins. Once in the storage bin,
young children may not be able to escape. If
trapped in the storage bin, children can die from
suffocation or heat stroke.
• In a collision, serious injury could result if the seat
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin
covers open. Keep the storage bin covers closed
and latched while the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not operate the storage bin covers while the
vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
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CAUTION!
The storage bin cover must be flat and locked to
avoid damage from contact with the front seat tracks,
which have minimal clearance to the cover.
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Seat Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Lever
As a security measure, your vehicle may be built with a
Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release is built into the
storage bin cover latching mechanism.
Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Lever
NOTE: In the event of an individual being locked inside
the storage bin, the storage bin cover can be opened from
inside of the bin by pushing on the glow-in-the-dark
lever attached to the storage bin cover latching
mechanism.
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Coat Hooks
Coat hooks are located along the headliner for the second
and third row seating positions. The coat hook load limit
is 10 lbs (4.5 kg). Exceeding the recommended load limit
can cause the coat hooks to break or disengage from the
vehicle.
Cargo Area Storage
The liftgate sill plate has a raised line with the statement
“Load To This Line”. This line indicates how far rearward
cargo can be placed without interfering with liftgate
closing.
Rear Cargo Area Loading Limit
NOTE: With all rear seats stowed or removed, 4 x 8 foot
sheets of building material will fit on the vehicle floor
with the liftgate closed. The front seats must be moved
slightly forward of the rearmost position.
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CONSOLE FEATURES
• Four cupholders accept up to extra large size beverage
There are three consoles available: Basic, Premium and
cups or 20 oz (.6 L) plastic bottles. Cupholders are
Super.
dishwasher safe for cleaning.
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.
Basic Console
Basic Console features consist of the following:
• The cupholders are removable to access a large storage
bin.
• The basic console is removable from the vehicle for
additional floor space by removing the cap and clip at
the console base.
To Remove The Basic Floor Console
1. Remove the front anchor cup plug and clip.
2. Slide the console base forward while lifting slightly to
clear the rear load floor hook.
• The basic console profile allows vehicle occupants to 3. Remove the console.
easily pass through the first row to the second.
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To Reinstall The Basic Floor Console
1. Position the console at a slight angle (front slightly
higher than the rear).
2. Slide the console rearward into the floor bracket/
hook.
WARNING!
In an accident, serious injury could result if the
removable floor console is not properly installed.
Always be sure the removable floor console is fully
latched.
3. Align the console until the front anchor cup plug hole
Premium Console — If Equipped
is centered on the winch hole.
The three-compartment console with sliding storage bin,
4. Reinstall the clip first and then while pushing down- sliding upper tray with storage and large console storage
ward on the console with slight pressure, reinstall the bin offers multiple configurations.
cover plug.
• Four cupholders with dishwasher safe liners for clean5. Pull up on the console to be sure it is firmly latched.
ing. The cupholders can accept plastic bottles, large
cups or mugs with handles.
• Top tray storage
• Upper storage bin can hold nine regular or 18 thin CDs
or other items
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• Large console center storage will store headphones for Position 1 shows the console closed with four cupholders
the available rear DVD entertainment system or other and a convenient storage tray.
items
• 12 Volt DC power outlet provides continuous power
inside the console for cell phones or other electronics.
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• Rear occupant accessible
• Multiple adjustments
• Removable from vehicle for additional floor space.
The top and center console sections slide forward and
rearward to provide added user comfort. A one-piece cup
holder insert for both cavities can easily be removed for
cleaning. The cupholders will also accommodate large
size cups and 20 oz (.6 L) bottles.
Console Position 1
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Position 2 shows the raised storage tray revealing a large easy access to the storage area below and provides two of
the four cupholders for the second row passengers.
storage area below.
Console Position 2
Console Position 3
Dual Storage Bins
Position 3 shows the top portion of the console in a
rearward position. This is accomplished by lifting the
upper most latch at the front of the console. This provides
Position 4 shows the complete console in its rearmost
position. Again, lifting second latch handle at the front of
the console, allows complete access to a lower storage bin
and provides additional cupholders for rear passengers.
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3. Pull rearward to disengage from floor and remove
console.
To reinstall the console:
1. Position the console at a slight angle (rear slightly
higher than the front).
2. Slide the console forward into the floor bracket.
3. Rotate the rear of the console down until it is resting
on the floor bracket.
Console Position 4
To Remove The Premium Floor Console
1. Pull up on the bottom release handle in the front of the
console.
2. Lift the rear of the console up several inches/
centimeters.
4. Push down on the rear of the console until it is seated
in the rear floor bracket.
5. Pull up on the console to be sure it is firmly latched.
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WARNING!
In an accident, serious injury could result if the
removable floor console is not properly installed.
Always be sure the removable floor console is fully
latched.
Super Console — If Equipped
The Super Console contains multiple storage areas, front
lower pass through, top forward bin, top rearward bin
and rear pull out drawer.
The super console contains a pass through storage area
accessible for both the driver and front passenger.
Front Lower Pass Through
The super console tambour doors are opened by pushing
down on the finger tabs and sliding the door. The front
tambour door slides forward, the rear tambour door
slides rearward.
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NOTE: The front cupholder light ring and pass through
lighting is controlled by a dimming switch located on the
instrument panel, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Located in the back of the super console is a storage
drawer and cupholders for the rear passengers.
Super Console
1 — Front Sliding Tambour Door
2 — Cupholder Light Ring
3 — Rear Sliding Tambour Door
Rear Drawer Storage
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CARGO AREA FEATURES
Rechargeable Flashlight
The rechargeable flashlight is mounted on the right side
of the cargo area. The flashlight snaps out of the bezel
when needed. The flashlight features two bright LED
light bulbs and is powered by a lithium battery that
recharges when snapped back into place and the vehicle
is either running or the key is in the accessory position.
Press in on the flashlight to release it.
Press And Release
To operate the flashlight, press the switch once for high,
twice for low, and a third time to return to off.
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on the
climate control (Mode) knob. Press this button to
turn on the rear window defroster and the heated outside
mirrors (if equipped). An indicator in the button will
illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The
rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of
operation, press the button a second time.
Three-Press Switch
NOTE:
• You can turn off the heated mirror feature at anytime
by pressing the rear window defroster switch a second
time.
• To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear window defroster only when the engine is operating.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off
after soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
REAR LOAD-LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
The automatic load-leveling system will provide a level
riding vehicle under most passenger and cargo loading
conditions.
A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers
raises the rear of the vehicle to the correct height. It takes
approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of driving for the leveling
to complete depending on road surface conditions.
If the leveled vehicle is not moved for approximately
15 hours, the leveling system will bleed itself down. The
vehicle must be driven to reset the system.
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ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
The crossbars on your vehicle are delivered stowed
within the roof rack side rails. If adding cargo, deploy the
crossbars. Distribute cargo weight evenly on the roof rack
crossbars, to maximum of 150 lbs (68 kg). The roof rack
does not increase the total load carrying capacity of the
vehicle. Be sure the total load of cargo inside the vehicle
plus that on the external rack does not exceed the
maximum vehicle load capacity.
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Crossbar Stowed In Side Rail
The crossbars and side rails are designed to carry weight
on vehicles equipped with a luggage rack. The load must
not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and should be uniformly
distributed over the luggage rack crossbars.
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NOTE:
• Crossbars are error-proofed and cannot be deployed or
stowed in the incorrect positions.
• To help control wind noise, stow the crossbars in the
side rails when they are not in use.
Deploying the Crossbars
To deploy the crossbars, completely loosen the thumb
screws at both ends of the crossbar and lift the crossbar
from its stowed position in the side rail. Repeat with
crossbar on the opposite side.
Loosening Crossbars
CAUTION!
Use care when removing and handling the crossbars
to prevent damage to the vehicle.
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Bend the crossbar supports at each end, taking care to
keep hand clear of pivoting joint. Slide the thumb screw
down.
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Deployed Position
Then, position the crossbars across the roof.
Stowed Position
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NOTE: The crossbars are identical and can be placed in
any two of the three deploy positions.
Crossbar To Side Rail Installation
Deploy Positions – Choose Two Of Three
Make sure the directional arrows on the crossbars align
with the directional arrows on the side rails. Set the
crossbars into the deployed positions.
Once the crossbars are set into position, tighten the
thumb screws completely.
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NOTE: Load should always be secured to crossbars
first, with rail tie down loops used as additional securing
points if needed. Tie loops are intended as supplementary tie down points only. Do not use ratcheting mechanisms with the tie loops.
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Tightening Crossbar
Stowing the Crossbars
Reverse the procedure to stow the crossbars, again,
taking care to keep hand clear of pivoting joint. Crossbars
are identical and can be stowed in either rail nest. Once
the crossbars are stowed, tighten the thumb screws
completely.
Rail Tie Loops
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Check deployed crossbars frequently and retighten thumb screws as necessary.
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of
150 lbs (68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as
evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.
• To prevent damage to the roof of your vehicle, DO
NOT carry any loads on the roof rack without the
crossbars deployed.
• The load should be secured and placed on top of
the crossbars, not directly on the roof. If it is
necessary to place the load on the roof, place a
blanket or other protective layer between the load
and the roof surface.
• Long loads which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with
large frontal area should be secured to both the
front and rear of the vehicle.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully when carrying large or heavy loads on the
roof rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or
nearby truck traffic, can add sudden upward lift to
a load. This is especially true on large flat loads
and may result in damage to the cargo or your
vehicle.
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WARNING!
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the Roof
Rack Cautions when carrying cargo on your roof
rack.
SUN SCREENS — IF EQUIPPED
Sun screens are available for second and third row
seating windows. The screens store in the sill trim panels,
Sun Screen Retracted
and the tops of the windows are equipped with hooks
Gently
pull
up
on
the tab to raise the sun screen.
that the sun screens attach to when pulled out.
Continue pulling the sun screen until the tab is near the
top of the window.
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Once the screen is completely to the top of the window, To lower the sun screen, gently lift the tab upward to
extend the top bar of the sun screen over the two hooks disengage the hooks, and feed the screen back into the
attached to the top of the window.
base sill.
Sun Screen Extended
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
▫ EVIC Red Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
䡵 Instrument Cluster — Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Oil Change Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
䡵 Instrument Cluster — Premium . . . . . . . . . . . 285
▫ Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 286
▫ Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Trip Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ EVIC White Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
▫ EVIC Amber Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
▫ Tire PSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
▫ Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
▫ Vehicle Info
(Customer Information Features) . . . . . . . . . 312
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▫ Messages # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
▫ Compass / Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . 313
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . 330
▫ Customer-Programmable Features
(System Setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
䡵 Media Center 130 With Satellite Radio
(Sales Code RES+RSC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
䡵 Media Center 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/
RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 331
▫ Operating Instructions (Voice Command
System) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ Operating Instructions
(Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped . . . . . . . 322
䡵 Media Center 130 (Sales Code RES) . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 323
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 341
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 341
▫ Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Operating Instructions
(Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped . . . . . . . 346
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䡵 iPod威/USB/MP3 Control — If Equipped . . . . . 346
▫ Connecting The iPod威 Or External USB
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
▫ Using This Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Or External USB
Device Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . . . 352
䡵 Uconnect™ Multimedia Video Entertainment
System (VES)™ — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
▫ Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
▫ Play Video Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
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▫ Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2
While A Video Is Playing On Channel 1 . . . . 357
▫ Dual Video Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Play A DVD Using The VES™ Player
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
▫ Listen To An Audio Source While A Video Is
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
▫ Third Row Swivel Screen (If Equipped) . . . . . 367
▫ Important Notes For Dual Video Screen
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
▫ Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
▫ Remote Control Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
▫ Locking The Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
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▫ Replacing The Remote Control Batteries . . . . 372
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
▫ Headphones Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
▫ Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
▫ Replacing The Headphone Batteries . . . . . . . 374
▫ Unwired威 Stereo Headphone Lifetime
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
▫ System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
䡵 Steering Wheel Audio Controls —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
䡵 Radio Operation And Mobile Phones
. . . . . . . 392
▫ Rear Manual Climate Control —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
▫ Summer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
▫ Winter Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
▫ Vacation/Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
▫ Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
▫ Outside Air Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
▫ A/C Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
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2
3
4
— Air Vents
— Instrument Cluster
— Shift Lever
— Radio
5
6
7
8
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—
—
—
Upper Glove Compartment
Lower Glove Compartment
Climate Controls
DVD – If Equipped
9 — Storage Bin
10 — Cup Holders
11 — Switch Bank
12 — Ignition Switch
13 — Hood Release
14 — Dimmer Switch
15 — Headlight Switch
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
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If the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with
either turn signal on, a continuous chime will sound to
1. Tachometer
alert you to turn the signal off. If either indicator flashes
The red segments indicate the maximum permissible
at a rapid rate, check for a defective outside light bulb.
engine revolutions per minute (RPM x 1000) for each gear
range. Before reaching the red area, ease up on the 5. High Beam Indicator
This indicator shows that the high beam headaccelerator.
lights are on. Push the multifunction lever forward
2. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull toward
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog
yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
lights are on.
6. Odometer Display / Electronic Vehicle Information
3. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
Center (EVIC) Display — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the park
Odometer Display / Trip Odometer Display
lights or headlights are turned on.
The odometer display shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
4. Turn Signal Indicators
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
when the turn signal lever is operated.
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
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odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was
before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to
make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
must be reset at zero.
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Message Display Area
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
odometer messages will display:
door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar
gATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liftgate Ajar
LoW tirE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Tire Pressure
gASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault
noFUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Fault
CHAngE OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required
This also displays Trip A and Trip B, DTE, MPG or LoCOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Coolant
L/100km, OAT (Outside Air Temperature) information to NOTE: Some of the above warnings will be displayed in
Base Cluster, use STEP and RESET button (on steering the Electronic Vehicle Information Center Display Area
wheel) to access or reset the display. For further informa- located in the instrument cluster.
tion refer to “Compass Mini-Trip Computer”.
Refer to ”Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display — If Equipped” for further information.
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CHAngE OIL
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The CHAngE OIL message will flash in
the instrument cluster odometer for approximately
12 seconds, after a single chime has sounded, to indicate
gASCAP
the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
change indicator system is duty cycle-based, which
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer display
dependent upon your personal driving style.
area. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
STEP button on the steering wheel to turn off the Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
message. If the problem continues, the message will time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
appear the next time the vehicle is started.
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the STEP button on the steering wheel. To reset
noFUSE
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the the oil change indicator system (after performing the
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse is improperly installed, or scheduled maintenance), perform the following steps.
LoW tirE
When the appropriate condition exists, the odometer
display will toggle between LoW and tirE for three
cycles.
damaged, a “noFUSE” message will display in the odom- 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (do
eter display area. For further information on fuses and not start the engine).
fuse locations refer to “Fuses” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”.
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2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
within 10 seconds.
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
start the engine, the oil change indicator system did not
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
reset. If necessary, repeat these steps.
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
— If Equipped
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
8. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If
instrument cluster. For further information, refer to
Equipped
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
7. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
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vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
tires.)
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
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
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tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the 9. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
to continue to function properly.
monitors engine and automatic transmission conCAUTION!
trol systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
the ON/RUN position, before engine start. If the bulb
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system opera- Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap,
tion or sensor damage may result when using re- poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after
placement equipment that is not of the same size, engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a not require towing.
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
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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.
10. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned to
ON/RUN.
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• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC 13. Fuel Door Reminder
The arrow in this symbol is a reminder that the
system will be ON, even if it was turned off previously.
Fuel Filler Door is located on the left side of the
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
vehicle.
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
14. Fuel Gauge
that caused the ESC activation.
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
11. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
Light — If Equipped
15. Air Bag Warning Light
This light indicates the Electronic Stability ConThis light will turn on for four to eight seconds
trol (ESC) is off.
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
12. Speedometer
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized
Indicates vehicle speed.
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
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18. Brake Warning Light
16. Shift Lever Indicator
This light monitors various brake functions,
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
including brake fluid level and parking brake
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
application. If the brake light turns on it may
automatic transmission.
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
NOTE:
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
• You must apply the brakes before shifting from PARK.
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
• The highest available transmission gear is displayed in
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
the lower right corner of the Electronic Vehicle Infordisengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
mation Center (EVIC) whenever the Electronic Range
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
Select (ERS) feature is active. Use the +/- selector on
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
the shift lever to activate ERS. Refer to “Automatic
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
Transmission” in “Starting And Operating” for further
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
information.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
17. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxi- booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
until the vehicle is disarmed.
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The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
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WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is neces- Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
sary.
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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The light also will turn on when the parking brake is 20. Temperature Gauge
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN posi- The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
tion.
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
19. Seat Belt Reminder Light
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
CAUTION!
the driver or front passenger’s seat belt is unbuckled, a
chime will sound. After the bulb check or when driving, Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
Reminder Light will illuminate and the chime will sound. “H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
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.
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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
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
23. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
21. Low Fuel Light
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.0 gal
(7.8 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
fuel is added.
chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns
22. Charging System Light
on.
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on when the Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
ignition switch is first turned to ON/RUN and remain on This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
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24. Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. As engine coolant temperatures rise and the
gauge approaches H , this indicator will illuminate
and a single chime will sound after reaching a set
threshold. 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.
25. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. 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.
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, placed in the PARK position, the light should turn off.
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the veIf the light remains lit with the engine running, your
hicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
vehicle will usually be drivable; however, see an authonormal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
rized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
required and you may experience reduced performance,
an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle
may require towing.
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26. Transmission Temperature Warning Light
During sustained high speed driving or trailer
towing up long grades on hot days, the automatic transmission oil may become too hot.
When the transmission overheat warning light
turns on, you will experience reduced vehicle performance until the automatic transmission cools down.
Once the transmission has cooled down and the light
turns off, you may continue to drive normally. If the high
speed is maintained, the overheating will continue to
occur.
If the overheating continues, it may become necessary to
stop the vehicle and run the engine at idle with the
transmission in NEUTRAL until the light turns off.
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CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
WARNING!
If the Transmission Temperature Warning Light is
illuminated and you continue operating the vehicle,
in some circumstances you could cause the fluid to
boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust
components and cause a fire.
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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.
This system conveniently allows the driver to select a
variety of useful information by pressing the switches
mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the
following:
• Radio Information
• Fuel Economy
• Vehicle Speed
• Trip Info
• Tire PSI
• Vehicle Info
• Messages
• Units
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• System Setup (Personal Settings)
• Turn Menu Off
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The system allows the driver to select information by UP Button
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Press and release the UP button to scroll upwheel:
ward through the main menus (Fuel Economy,
Vehicle Info, Tire PSI, Cruise, Messages, Units,
System Setup) and sub-menus.
DOWN Button
Press and release the DOWN button to scroll
downward through the main menus and submenus.
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons
SELECT Button
The SELECT button allows access to information in EVIC submenus, selects some feature
settings, and resets some EVIC features. The
EVIC prompts the driver when the SELECT
button can be used by displaying the right arrow graphic.
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The main display area will normally display the main
BACK Button
Press the BACK button to scroll back to a menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
menu. The main display area also displays ⬙pop up⬙
previous menu or sub-menu.
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall
into several categories:
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
• Five Second Stored Messages
The EVIC display consists of three sections:
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
1. The top line where compass direction, odometer line message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
and outside temperature are displayed.
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
2. The main display area where the menus and pop up
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
messages are displayed.
reviewed from the ⬙Messages⬙ main menu item. As long
3. The reconfigurable telltales section below the odom- as there is a stored message, an ⬙i⬙ will be displayed in the
EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
eter line.
message type are ⬙Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out⬙
and ⬙Low Tire Pressure⬙.
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• Unstored Messages
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until the
condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples
of this message type are ⬙Turn Signal On⬙ (if a turn signal
is left on) and ⬙Lights On⬙ (if driver leaves the vehicle).
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
⬙Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar⬙ and ⬙Press Brake
Pedal and Push Button to Start⬙.
• Five Second Unstored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Examples of this message type are ⬙Memory System Unavailable - Not in Park⬙ and ⬙Automatic High Beams On⬙.
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The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the
white telltales area on the right, amber telltales in the
middle, and red telltales on the left.
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
the following messages:
• Key in ignition
• Ignition or Accessory On
• Remote start aborted — Door ajar
• Remote start aborted — Hood ajar
• Remote start aborted — L/Gate ajar
• Remote start aborted — Fuel low
• Remote start disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset
• Remote start active — Key to Run
• Wrong Key
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• Damaged Key
• LOW WASHER FLUID
• Key not programmed
• Oil Change Required
• Vehicle Not in Park
• Left Front Turn Signal Light Out
• Press Brake Pedal and Push Button to Start
• Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out
• Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime, if vehicle is in •
motion)
•
• Liftgate Ajar (chime will sound when vehicle starts
•
moving)
•
• Low Tire Pressure
•
• Service TPM System (refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System” in “Starting And Operating”)
•
• Premium TPM Service Graphic Display
• Turn Signal On
• RKE Battery Low
Right Front Turn Signal Light Out
Right Rear Turn Signal Light Out
Park Assist Disabled
Service Park Assist System
Personal Settings Not Available — Vehicle Not In Park
Blind Spot System Off — This message is displayed
when the ignition is turned to ON to indicate the Blind
Spot System has been turned off.
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• Blind Spot System Not Available — This message is
displayed to indicate the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
system is temporarily unavailable due to sensor blockage, electronic interference, or other ⬙temporary⬙ conditions. When this message is displayed both outside
rear view icons will be illuminated. If electronic interference is present, the BSM system will illuminate the
icon only on the side of interference as long as
interference is present.
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EVIC White Telltale Lights
This area will show reconfigurable white caution telltales. These telltales include:
• Electronic Range Select (ERS) Status
The shift lever status “5,4,3,2,1” are displayed indicating
the shift lever position. Telltales “5,4,3,2,1” indicate the
Electronic Range Select (ERS) feature has been engaged
and the gear selected is displayed. For further information on ERS, refer to “Starting And Operating”
• Service Blind Spot System — This message is dis• Electronic Speed Control Ready
played to indicate the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
This light will turn on when the electronic
system is permanently unavailable. The driver will
speed control is ready. For further information,
receive an EVIC message and the BSM display warnrefer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Undering in both mirrors will be permanently illuminated. If
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
this message is present see an authorized dealer.
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• Electronic Speed Control SET
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
EVIC Amber Telltale Lights
This area will show reconfigurable amber caution telltales. These telltales include:
to turn off the message. If the problem continues, the
message will appear the next time the vehicle is started.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
This light will turn on to indicate the windshield washer fluid is low.
• Low Fuel Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal EVIC Red Telltale Lights
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
fuel is added.
telltales include:
• Loose Gascap Indicator
• Door Ajar
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
more doors may be ajar.
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
will display in the telltale display area. Tighten
the fuel filler cap properly and press the SELECT button
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• Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns
on.
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vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
light will come on when the ignition is first
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
• Charging System Light
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
This light shows the status of the electrical charg- the system checked by an authorized dealer.
ing system. The light should come on when the
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
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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. You may experience reduced performance, an
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. As temperatures rise and the gauge approaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to
pass H, the indicator will continuously flash and a
continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed
to cool.
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 more information.
• Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that the transmission fluid
temperature is running hot. This may occur
with severe usage, such as trailer towing. If this
light turns on, safely pull over and stop the
vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and
run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
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WARNING!
If the Transmission Temperature Warning Light is
illuminated and you continue operating the vehicle,
in some circumstances you could cause the fluid to
boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust
components and cause a fire.
Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The Oil Change Required message will
flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds,
after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the next
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty-cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
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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 Menu button. To reset the oil change indicator
system (after performing the scheduled maintenance),
perform the following steps.
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 engine, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat these steps.
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Fuel Economy
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Fuel
Economy” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press
the SELECT button. The following Fuel Economy functions display in the EVIC:
• Average Fuel Economy (AVG)
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
• Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
Average Fuel Economy
This display shows the average fuel economy since the
last reset. The Average Fuel Economy can be reset by
following the prompt in the EVIC to use the SELECT
button. When the fuel economy is reset, the display will
read “zero” for two seconds. Then, the history information will be erased, and the averaging will continue from
the last fuel average reading before the reset.
Average Fuel Economy Display
Distance To Empty (DTE)
This display shows the estimated distance that can be
traveled with the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is determined by a weighted average of
the instantaneous and average fuel economy, according
to the current fuel tank level. DTE cannot be reset
through the SELECT button.
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NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle current speed in mph or km/h. Pressing the SELECT
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of button a second time will toggle the unit of measure
between mph or km/h.
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
to a “LOW FUEL” message. This display will continue
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant
amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the “LOW
FUEL” message and a new DTE value will display.
NOTE: Changing the unit of measure in the Vehicle
Speed menu will not change the unit of measure in the
EVIC.
Trip Info
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Trip
Info” is highlighted in the EVIC and press the SELECT
Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
button. Press and release the UP/DOWN buttons to
This display shows the instantaneous MPG in bar graph highlight one of the following functions if you want to
form while driving. This will monitor the gas mileage in reset it:
real-time as you drive and can be used to modify driving
Trip A
habits in order to increase fuel economy.
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
reset.
Vehicle Speed
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
Speed” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the
SELECT button. Press the SELECT button to display the
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Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
Units
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Units”
displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the SELECT
button. The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if
Elapsed Time
equipped) can be changed between English and Metric
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
units of measure. To make your selection, scroll up or
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark
or START position.
appears next to the setting, showing that the setting has
To Reset A Trip Function
been selected.
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
selected (highlighted). Press and hold the SELECT button
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
to clear the resettable function being displayed.
Info” displays in the EVIC and press the SELECT button.
Tire PSI
Press the UP and DOWN button to scroll through the
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Tire selections below:
PSI:” displays highlighted in the EVIC. Press the SELECT
• Coolant Temp
button to view a graphic of the vehicle with a tire
Displays the actual coolant temperature.
pressure value at each corner of the graphic.
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• Oil Temperature
Displays the actual oil temperature.
• Oil Pressure
Displays the actual oil pressure.
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Compass / Temperature Display
The compass readings indicate the direction the vehicle is
facing. The EVIC will display one of eight compass
readings and the outside temperature.
NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
be driven several minutes before the updated temperaMessages #
ture is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
Select from Main Menu using the UP or DOWN buttons. displayed temperature; therefore, temperature readings
This feature shows the number of stored warning mes- are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
sages (in the # place holder). Pressing the SELECT button
Automatic Compass Calibration
will allow you to see what the stored messages are. Press
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
and release the UP and DOWN buttons if there is more
need to manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is
than one message to step through the remaining stored
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
messages. Pressing the BACK button takes you back to
display CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may
the Main Menu.
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
360–degree turns (in an area free from large metal or
• Engine Hours
Displays the number of hours of engine operation.
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metallic objects) until the CAL indicator displayed in the 4. Press and release the SELECT button to start the
EVIC turns off. The compass will now function normally. calibration. The “CAL” indicator will be displayed in the
EVIC.
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and
an environment free from large metallic objects such as 5. Complete one or more 360–degree turns (in an area
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks, free from large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL”
indicator turns off. The compass will now function
etc.
normally.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the CAL indicator Compass Variance
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
compass into the Calibration Mode manually, as follows: North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences the variance should be set for the zone where
1. Turn ON the ignition switch.
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the Setup set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached, differences, and provide the most accurate compass
heading. For the most accurate compass performance, the
then press the SELECT button.
compass must be set using the following steps.
3. Press the DOWN button until “Calibrate Compass” is
displayed in the EVIC.
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NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of
the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones,
Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
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2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the Setup
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached,
then press the SELECT button.
3. Press the DOWN button until the “Compass Variance”
message is displayed in the EVIC, then press the SELECT
button. The last variance zone number displays in the
EVIC.
4. Press and release the SELECT button until the proper
variance zone is selected, according to the map.
5. Press and release the RETURN button to exit.
Compass Variance Map
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
Customer-Programmable Features
(System Setup)
Personal Settings allows you to set and recall features
when the transmission is in PARK. If the transmission is
out of PARK or the vehicle begins moving, a warning
message SYSTEM SETUP NOT AVAILABLE VEHICLE
NOT IN PARK displays when you try to select “System
Setup” from the main menu.
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Press and release the UP or DOWN button until ⬙System
Setup⬙ is highlighted in the main menu of the EVIC. Then
press the SELECT button to enter the System Setup
sub-menu. Press and release the UP or DOWN button to
select a feature form the following choices:
Language
When in this display you may select one of five languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press
the UP or DOWN button while in this display and scroll
through the language choices. Press the SELECT button
to select English, Spanish (Español), French (Français).
Then, as you continue, the information will display in the
selected language.
route, mile by mile, turn-by-turn until the final destination is reached. To make your selection, press and release
the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to
the feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
Enable/Disable the Rear Park Assist System
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
the vehicle when the transmission is in the REVERSE
position and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only,
Sound and Display, or turned OFF through the EVIC. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
Nav–Turn By Turn
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
When this feature is selected, the navigation system
Refer to “Rear Park Assist System” in “Understanding
utilizes voice commands, guiding through the drive
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function and
operating information.
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Auto Unlock Doors
When ON is selected, all doors will unlock when the
vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or
NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
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appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
system has been deactivated.
RKE Linked To Memory
When this feature is selected the memory seat, mirror,
and radio settings will return to the memory set position
when the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button is pressed. If
this feature is not selected then the memory seat, mirror,
and radio settings can only return to the memory set
position using the door mounted switch. To make your
selection, press and release the SELECT button until a
check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
Remote Unlock Sequence
When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s
door will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver
Door 1st Press is selected, you must press the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button twice, to unlock the passenger’s doors. When All Doors 1st Press is selected, all of
Remote Start Comfort Sys.
the doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE
When this feature is selected and the remote start is
transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selection,
activated, the heated steering wheel and driver heated
press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark
seat features will automatically turn on in cold weather.
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In warm weather, the driver vented seat feature will
automatically turn on when the remote start is activated.
These features will stay on through the duration of
remote start or until the key is turned to RUN. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
Horn with Remote Lock
When this feature 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
Lamps with Lock feature. To make your selection, press
and release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
system has been deactivated.
Flash Lamps with Lock
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
without the sound horn on lock feature selected. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
Headlamp Off Delay
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, scroll
up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted,
then press and release the SELECT button until a checkmark appears next to the setting, showing that the setting
has been selected.
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Headlamps with Wipers
(Available with Auto Headlights Only)
When ON is selected, and the headlight switch is in the
AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned
off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your
selection, press and release the SELECT button until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that the
setting has been selected.
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the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to
the feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated. When the system is deactivated, the system
reverts to the standard intermittent wiper operation.
Key-Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect™ phone (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime after the ignition switch is turned OFF. Opening either
causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the front vehicle door will cancel this feature. To make your
brightness, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button
Features Of Your Vehicle.”
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
Intermittent Wiper Options — If Equipped
that the setting has been selected.
When ON is selected, the system will automatically
activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture on
the windshield. To make your selection, press and release
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Illuminated Approach
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
that the setting has been selected.
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
Flashers with Sliding Door
When this feature is selected the signal lamps activate
when power or manual sliding doors are in operation,
signaling other drivers that someone may be exiting or
entering the vehicle. To make your selection, press and
release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears
next to the feature showing the system has been activated
or the check-mark is removed showing the system has
been deactivated.
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the RKE transmitter is used to unlock the
door. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Tilt Mirror In Reverse
When this feature is selected and the vehicle is placed in
a reverse gear, the driver’s side mirror will tilt downward
to allow the driver to see into the previous blind spot and
avoid objects in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle.
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To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Blind Spot Alert
There are three selections when operating Blind Spot
Alert (“Blind Spot Alert Lights”, “Blind Spot Alert
Lights/CHM”, “Blind Spot Alert Off”). The Blind Spot
Alert feature can be activated in “Blind Spot Alert Lights”
mode, when this mode is selected the Blind Spot Monitor
(BSM) system is activated and will only show a visual
alert in the outside mirrors. The Blind Spot Alert feature
can be activated in “Blind Spot Alert Lights/CHM”
mode, in this mode the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) will
show a visual alert in the outside mirrors as well as an
audible alert when the turn signal is on. When “Blind
Spot Alert Off” is selected the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
system is deactivated.
NOTE: If your vehicle has experienced any damage in
the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is
not damaged, the sensor may have become misaligned.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to verify sensor
alignment. Having a sensor that is misaligned will result
in the BSM not operating to specification.
Calibrate Compass
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
Compass Variance
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
Turn Menu Off
Press and release SELECT to turn the menu off.
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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.
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of the radio faceplate.
Refer to your Uconnect™ Multimedia RHR, RER, RBZ or
RHB user’s manual for detailed operating instructions.
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System)
— If Equipped
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.
Media Center 130 (RES)
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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.
TIME Button
Electronic Volume Control
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360 and radio frequency.
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning
Clock Setting Procedure
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
volume, and to the left decreases it.
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
set at the same volume level as last played.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
will begin to blink.
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4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
knob to save time change.
mid-range tones.
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
RW/FF
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
treble tones.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
AM or FM frequencies.
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
TUNE Control
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the front and rear speakers.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
AM/FM Button
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to pressing the pushbutton twice.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
button number will display.
window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
this station and press and release that button. If a button Buttons 1 - 6
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
stations).
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
NOTE:
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
position to operate the radio.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
MP3 Audio Play
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
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.
• The RES Media Center is a single CD player. Do
not attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within RW/FF
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
button works in a similar manner.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
AM/FM Button
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
SEEK Button
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
change of pace.
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press the right SEEK button to move to the next ranCD and MP3 modes.
domly selected track.
TIME Button
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Press this button to change the display from a large CD Play.
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
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Notes on Playing MP3 Files
• Maximum number of files: 255
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
file recording media and formats are limited. When
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricof files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
tions.
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
Supported Media (Disc Types)
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
display.)
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660 • Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
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Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
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 rate.
MPEG
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
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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.
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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.
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.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
to load than non-multisession discs
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
increase with more files and folders
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a OFF).
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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MEDIA CENTER 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO
(SALES CODE RES+RSC)
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Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right ACC position to operate the radio.
side of the radio faceplate.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Media Center 130 (RES/RSC)
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
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to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
screen.
Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature TIME Button
(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” in the Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further and radio frequency.
details.
Clock Setting Procedure
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
screen.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ INFO Button
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
will begin to blink.
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
knob to save time change.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. AM or FM frequencies.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
TUNE Control
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
procedure, starting at Step 2.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
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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
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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:
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the
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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.
AM/FM Button
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
station and press and release that button. If a button is
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
be stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/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.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
stations).
DISC/AUX Button
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON/RUN and the
radio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode
and begin to play when you insert the disc. The display
NOTE:
will show the track number, and index time in minutes
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC
and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
position to operate the radio.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
MP3 Audio Play
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
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.
• The RES Media Center is a single CD player. Do
not attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within RW/FF
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
works in a similar manner.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
AM/FM Button
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
SEEK Button
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
change of pace.
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
CD and MP3 modes.
TIME Button
Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop RanPress this button to change the display from a large CD dom Play.
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
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Notes On Playing MP3 Files
• Maximum number of files: 255
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
file recording media and formats are limited. When
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricof files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
tions.
display the file name and folder name and will assign
Supported Media (Disc Types)
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
display.)
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660 • Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
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Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
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.
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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.
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
by the following:
playable files).
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
CD-R media
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
to load than non-multisession discs
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will Name, and Folder Name (if available).
increase with more files and folders
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended time⬙ priority mode.
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
before writing to the disc.
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Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
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 the
ignition is OFF).
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilRadio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for chilNOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the dren, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
limited coverage in Alaska.
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
System Activation
down.
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
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radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
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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.
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
Number (ESN/SID)
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
Please have the following information available when mode.
calling:
Satellite Antenna
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
Number (ESN/SID).
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
ESN/SID Access
on or above the antenna.
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC position and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
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Reception Quality
SEEK Buttons
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
following reasons:
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
structure or under a physical obstacle.
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the without stopping until you release it.
form of short audio mutes.
SCAN Button
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
cause intermittent reception.
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
button a second time.
cause signal blockage.
INFO Button
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informa(Satellite) Mode
tion 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.
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additional three seconds will make the radio display the Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return type.
to normal display).
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons channel with the same selected Music Type name.
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
direction of the arrows.
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SETUP Button
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
MUSIC TYPE Button
following items:
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
seconds will allow the program format type to be seSirius subscription.
lected.
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SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If
Equipped
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
iPod姞/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ/
REL/RET radios only with Uconnect™. For sales code
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 touch-screen radio
iPod威/USB/MP3 control feature, refer to the separate
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 User’s Manual.
iPod威/USB/MP3 control is available only if equipped as
an option with these radios.
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This feature allows an iPod威 or external USB device to be Connecting The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
plugged into the USB port, located in the glove compart- Use the connection cable to connect an iPod威 or external
USB device to the vehicle’s USB connector port which is
ment.
located in the glove compartment.
iPod威 control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威
and iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may
not fully support the iPod威 control features. Please visit
Apple’s website for software updates.
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.
USB Connector Port
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NOTE: The glove compartment will have a position
where the iPod威 or consumer electronic audio device
cable can be routed through without damaging the cable
when closing the lid. This allows routing of the cable
without damaging it while closing the lid. If a cut out is
not available in the glove compartment, route the cable
away from the lid latch and in a place that will allow the
lid to close without damaging the cable.
Using This Feature
By using iPod cable or external USB device to connect to
USB port:
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album,
etc.) information on the radio display.
• The audio device can be controlled using the radio
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents.
Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to
the vehicle’s iPod威/USB/MP3 control system (iPod威 or • The audio device battery charges when plugged into
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect),
audio device)
the audio device starts charging and is ready for use by
pressing radio switches, as described below.
Controlling The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely dis- Using Radio Buttons
charged, it may not communicate with the iPod威/USB/ To get into the iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode and access
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained. a connected audio device, either press the “AUX” button
Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod威/USB/ on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and say
MP3 control system may charge it to the required level. ⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB⬙. Once in the iPod威/USB/MP3
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control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
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• 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
When switched to iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode, the
iPod威 or external USB device automatically starts Play • Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
holding the FF >> button.
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
faceplate may be used to control the iPod威 or external
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF >> will
USB device and display data:
jump backward or forward respectively, for five
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
seconds.
previous track.
• Use the << SEEK and SEEK >> buttons to jump to the
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
previous or next track. Pressing the SEEK >> button
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the
during play mode will jump to the next track in the
VR button and say ⬙Next Track⬙.
list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or Previous
Track⬙.
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one
click, will jump to the previous track in the list or • While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
press the VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
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to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
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.
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio
device mode to repeat the current playing track or
press the VR button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat
Off⬙.
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.
• Press the SCAN button to use iPod威/USB/MP3 device scan mode, which will play the first 10 seconds of • TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the audio
each track in the current list and then forward to the
device or external USB device.
next song. To stop SCAN mode and start playing the
desired track, when it is playing the track, press the
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockSCAN button again. During Scan mode, pressing the
wise (backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying
<< SEEK and SEEK >> buttons will select the previthe track detail on the radio display. Once the track
ous and next tracks.
to be played is highlighted on the radio display,
• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
press the TUNE control knob to select and start
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
playing the track. Turning the TUNE control knob
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威 or external USB
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fast will scroll through the list faster. During fast
scroll, a slight delay in updating the information on
the radio display may be noticeable.
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on
the second line.
• 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.
• To exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play
mode.
• 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
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
• 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.
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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.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 or external USB
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning
could result in an accident.
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the
Uconnect™ phone system.
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
To get into the BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on
the radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth
Streaming Audio”.
Play Mode
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can
start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but
some devices require the music to be initiated on the
device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect™
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the
Uconnect™ phone system, but just one can be selected
and played.
Selecting Different Audio Device
1. Press PHONE button to begin.
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2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say UCONNECT™ MULTIMEDIA VIDEO
⬙Setup⬙, then ⬙Select Audio Devices⬙.
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™ — IF EQUIPPED
3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the Getting Started
Uconnect™ phone system to list audio devices.
• Screen(s) located in the overhead console : Unfold the
overhead LCD screen(s) by pushing the button on the
Next Track
overhead console behind the screen(s).
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.
Video Entertainment System (VES)™
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• Cycle the ignition to the ON or ACC position.
• Turn on the VES™ player (if equipped on Dual Screen
System) by pushing the Power button, located on the far
left, or by pressing the button on the Remote Control.
• When the Video Screen(s) are open and a DVD is
inserted into the VES™ player, the screen(s) turn(s) on
automatically, the headphone transmitters turn on and
playback begins.
• For Dual Video Screen System, Channel 1 on the
Remote Control and Headphones refers to Screen 1
(second row) and Channel 2 on the Remote Control
and Headphones refers to Screen 2 (third row). Refer
to the Dual Video Screen section for more information.
Play Video Games
Connect the video game console to the Auxiliary RCA
input jacks (1 set or 2 depending on vehicle) located on
the back of the center console or on left side behind the
second row seat.
1. Video In – Yellow
2. Left Audio In – White
3. Right Audio In – Red
4. AUX 2 Inputs (If Equipped)
5. Power Outlet
6. Power Inverter
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When connecting an external source to the AUX input, be
sure to follow the standard color coding for the VES™
jacks:
NOTE: Certain high-end video games, such as Playstation3 and XBox360 will exceed the power limit of the
vehicle’s Power Inverter. Refer to the Power Inverter
section in your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more
information.
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Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
Channel 1.
Using The Remote Control
1. Press the MODE button on the Remote Control.
2. While looking at the video screen, highlight VES AUX
1 or 2 (depending which AUX input the gaming console
is plugged into), by either pressing Up/Down/Left/
Right buttons or by repeatedly pressing the MODE
button, then press ENTER on the Remote Control.
Select VES AUX1 Mode On The VES Screen
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3. Touch the 1 soft-key and then touch either AUX 1 or
AUX 2 in the VES column (depending which AUX input
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
is used). To exit press the back arrow soft-key at the top
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES of the screen.
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
Select Channel/Screen 1 And
AUX 1 In The VES Column
Rear VES Soft-key
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Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2 While A
Video Is Playing On Channel 1
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
Channel 2.
Using The Remote Control
1. Press the MODE button on the Remote Control and
the Mode Select Screen will display, unless a video is
playing then only a small banner will appear on the
bottom of the screen.
2. While looking at the video screen, either press Up/
Down/Left/Right on the Remote Control to highlight the
desired audio source or repeatedly press the MODE
button on the remote until the desired audio source
appears on the screen.
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Select FM Mode On The VES Screen
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3. To listen to an audio source on Channel 2 while a
video is playing on Channel 1, touch the 2 soft-key and
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
choose an audio source. To exit touch the back arrow
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES soft-key at the top left of the left screen.
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
Select Channel/Screen 2 And
HDD In The MEDIA Column
Rear VES Soft-key
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3. To watch a DVD on Screen 1 for second row passengers, ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch
NOTE: Typically there are two different ways to operate
is on Channel 1.
the features of the Video Entertainment System (VES)™.
4. To watch a DVD on Screen 2 for third row passengers,
• The Remote Control
ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
Channel 2.
• The Touch-Screen Radio (If Equipped)
Dual Video Screen
Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen Radio
1. Press the OPEN/CLOSE or LOAD hard-key on the
radio faceplate (Touch-Screen).
2. Insert the DVD with the label facing up. The radio
automatically selects the appropriate mode after the disc
is recognized and displays the menu screen or starts
playing the first track.
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Using The Remote Control
1. Press the MODE button on the Remote Control.
NOTE:
• Channel/Screen 1 select mode information is shown
on the left side of the screen.
2. While looking at Screen 1 or 2, highlight DISC by
• Channel/Screen 2 select mode information is shown
either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by reon the right side of the screen.
peatedly pressing the MODE button, then press ENTER.
• The VES™ will retain the last setting when turned off.
Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
Select DISC Mode On The VES Screen
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Rear VES Soft-key
Select Channel/Screen 1 And DISC
In The MEDIA Column
3. Touch the 1 or 2 soft-key based on the channel you
want to change and then the DISC soft-key in the MEDIA NOTE:
column. To exit touch the back arrow at the top left of the • To view a DVD on the radio press the RADIO/MEDIA
hard-key, on the radio faceplate, then touch the DISC
screen.
tab soft-key and then the VIEW VIDEO soft-key.
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• Viewing a DVD on the Touch-Screen radio screen is
not available in all states/provinces, and the vehicle
must be stopped, and the shift lever must be in the
PARK position for vehicles with automatic transmission. In vehicles with manual transmission the parking
brake must be engaged.
• Touching the screen on a Touch-Screen radio while a
DVD is playing brings up basic remote control functions for DVD play such as scene selection, Play,
Pause, FF, RW, and Stop. Pressing the X in the upper
corner will turn off the remote control screen
functions.
Play A DVD Using The VES™ Player (If Equipped)
1. Insert the DVD with the label facing up. The VES™
player automatically selects the appropriate mode after
the disc is recognized and starts playing the DVD.
NOTE: The VES™ player has basic DVD control function such as Menu, Play, Pause, FF, RW and Stop
2. To watch a DVD on Screen 1 for second row passengers, ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch
is on Channel 1.
3. To watch a DVD on Screen 2 for third row passengers,
ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
Channel 2.
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Using The Remote Control
1. Press the MODE button on the Remote Control.
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NOTE:
• Channel/Screen 1 select mode information is shown
on the left side of the screen.
2. While looking at Screen 1 or 2, highlight VES DISC by
• Channel/Screen 2 select mode information is shown
either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by reon the right side of the screen.
peatedly pressing the MODE button, then press ENTER
• The VES™ will retain the last setting when turned off.
on the Remote Control.
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Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
3. Touch the 1 or 2 soft-key and then the DISC soft-key in
the VES column. To exit touch the back arrow soft-key at
the top left of the screen.
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, touch the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
Select Channel/Screen 1 And DISC In The VES Column
Rear VES Soft-key
NOTE:
• To view a DVD on the radio press the RADIO/MEDIA
hard-key, on the radio faceplate, then touch the DISC
tab soft-key and then the VIEW VIDEO soft-key.
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• Viewing a DVD on the Touch-Screen radio screen is
not available in all states/provinces, and the vehicle
must be stopped, and the shift lever must be in the
PARK position for vehicles with automatic transmission. In vehicles with manual transmission the parking
brake must be engaged.
2. To listen to an audio source on Channel 1 or 2, either
press Up/Down/Left/Right on the Remote Control to
highlight the desired audio source or press the MODE
button repeatedly until the desired audio source appears
on the screen.
Listen To An Audio Source While A Video Is
Playing
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch are on
the same channel. If watching a video on Screen 1
(second row), then Channel 2 could be used for audio. If
watching a video on Screen 2 (third row), then Channel 1
could be used for audio.
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Using The Remote Control
1. Press the MODE button on the Remote Control and
either the Mode Select Screen will display or a small
banner will appear at the bottom of the screen.
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3. To listen to an audio source on Channel 1 while a
video is playing on Channel/Screen 2, touch the 1
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
soft-key and choose an audio source. To listen to an audio
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES source on Channel 2 while a video is playing on
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, touch the HIDE Channel/Screen 1, touch the 2 soft-key and choose an
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
audio source. To exit touch the back arrow soft-key at the
top left of the screen.
Using The Touch Screen Radio Controls
Rear VES Soft-key
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Third Row Swivel Screen (If Equipped)
• The third row screen or Screen 2 has the ability to
lower and swivel to face forward.
• While the swivel screen is facing forward, the second
row screen or Screen 1 must be fully open in order for
the swivel screen (Screen 2) to work.
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Important Notes For Dual Video Screen System
Remote Control
• VES is able to transmit two channels of stereo audio
and video simultaneously.
• In split screen mode the left side equates to Channel 1
and the right side equates to Channel 2.
• Selecting a video source on Channel 1, the video
source will display on the second row screen or Screen
1 and can be heard on Channel 1.
• Selecting a video source on Channel 2, the video
source will display on the third row screen or Screen 2
and can be heard on Channel 2
Remote Control
• Audio can be heard through the headphones even
Controls
And
Indicators
when the screen(s) are closed.
1. Power – Turns the screen and wireless headphone
transmitter for the selected Channel on or off. To hear
audio while the screen is closed, press the Power button
to turn the headphone transmitter on.
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2. Channel Selector Indicators – When a button is 6. 䉲 / Prev – In radio modes, press to select to the
pressed, the currently affected channel or channel button previous station. In disc modes, press to advance to the
start of the current or previous audio track or video
is illuminated momentarily.
chapter. In menu modes, use to navigate in the menu.
3. Light – Turns the remote control backlighting on or off.
The remote backlighting turns off automatically after five 7. MENU – Press to return to the main menu of a DVD
disc, to select a satellite audio channel from the Station
seconds.
list, or select playback modes (SCAN/RANDOM for a
4. Channel/Screen Selector Switch - Indicates which
CD).
channel is being controlled by the remote control. When
the selector switch is in the Channel 1 position, the 8. 䉴 / 㥋 (Play/Pause) – Begin/resume or pause disc play.
remote controls the functionality of headphone Channel
9. 䡲 (Stop) – Stops disc play
1 (right side of the screen). When the selector switch is in
the Channel 2, position the remote controls the function- 10. PROG Up/Down – When listening to a radio mode,
ality of headphone Channel 2 (left side of the screen).
pressing PROG Up selects the next preset and pressing
PROG Down selects the previous preset stored in the
5. 䉴䉴 – In radio modes, press to seek the next tunable
radio. When listening to compressed audio on a data
station. In disc modes, press and hold to fast forward
disc, PROG Up selects the next directory and PROG
through the current audio track or video chapter. In
Down selects the previous directory. When listening to a
menu modes use to navigate in the menu.
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disc in a radio with a multiple-disc changer, PROG Up and the disc is stopped, press the SETUP button to access
selects the next disc and PROG Down selects the previ- the DVD Setup menu. (see the DVD Setup Menu of this
manual.)
ous disc.
11. MUTE – Press to mute the headphone audio output 16. BACK – When navigating in menu mode, press to
for the selected channel.
return to the previous screen. When navigating a DVDs
disc menu, the operation depends on the disc’s contents.
12. SLOW – Press to slow playback of a DVD disc. Press
17. 䉳䉳 – In radio modes, press to seek to the previous
play (䉴) to resume normal play.
tunable station. In disc modes, press and hold to fast
13. STATUS – Press to display the current status.
rewind through the current audio track or video chapter.
14. MODE – Press to change the mode of the selected In menu modes use to navigate in the menu.
channel. See the Mode Selection section of this manual
18. ENTER – Press to select the highlighted option in a
for details on changing modes.
menu.
15. SETUP – When in a video mode, press the SETUP
19. 䉱 / NEXT – In radio modes, press to select to the
button to access the display settings (see the display
next station. In disc modes, press to advance to the next
settings section) to access the DVD setup menu, select the
audio track or video chapter. In menu modes, use to
menu button on the radio. When a disc is loaded in the
navigate in the menu.
DVD player (if equipped) and the VES™ mode is selected
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Remote Control Storage
The video screen(s) come with a built in storage compartment for the remote control which is accessible when the
screen is opened. To remove the remote, use your index
finger to pull and rotate the remote towards you. Do not
try to pull the remote straight down as it will be very
difficult to remove. To return the remote back into its
storage area, insert one long edge of the remote into the
two retaining clips first, and then rotate the remote back
up into the other two retaining clips until it snaps back
into position.
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The Remote Control Storage
Locking The Remote Control
All remote control functionality can be disabled as a
parental control feature.
• To disable the Remote Control from making any
changes, follow the radio’s instructions (select menu,
rear VES, lock). If the vehicle is not equipped with a
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DVD player, follow the radio’s instructions to turn Headphones Operation
Video Lock on. The radio and the video screen(s) The headphones receive two separate channels of audio
using an infrared transmitter from the video screen.
indicate when Video Lock is active.
• Pressing the Video Lock again or turning the ignition Front seat occupants receive some headphone audio
OFF turns Video Lock OFF and allows remote control coverage to allow them to adjust the headphone volume
operation of the VES™.
for the young rear seat occupants that may not be able to
do so for themselves.
Replacing The Remote Control Batteries
The remote control requires two AAA batteries for op- If no audio is heard after increasing the volume control,
eration. To replace the batteries:
verify that the screen is turned on and in the down
position and that the channel is not muted and the
• Locate the battery compartment on the back of the
headphone channel selector switch is on the desired
remote, then slide the battery cover downward.
channel. If audio is still not heard, check that fully
• Replace the batteries, making sure to orient them charged batteries are installed in the headphones.
according to the polarity diagram shown.
• Replace the battery compartment cover.
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Controls
The headphone power indicator and controls are located
on the right ear cup.
NOTE: The rear video system must be turned on before
sound can be heard from the headphones. To conserve
battery life, the headphones will automatically turn off
approximately three minutes after the rear video system
is turned off.
Changing the Audio Mode for Headphones
1.
2.
3.
4.
Volume Control
Power Button
Channel Selection Switch
Power Indicator
1. Ensure the Remote Control channel/screen selector
switch is in the same position as the headphone selector
switch..
NOTE:
• When both switches are on Channel 1, the Remote is
controlling Channel 1 and the headphones are tuned
to the audio of the VES™ Channel 1.
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• When both switches are on Channel 2, the Remote is Replacing The Headphone Batteries
controlling Channel 2 and the headphones are tuned Each set of headphones requires two AAA batteries for
operation. To replace the batteries:
to the audio of the VES™ Channel 2.
• Locate the battery compartment on the left ear cup of
the headphones, and then slide the battery cover
3. If the video screen is displaying a video source (such
downward.
as a DVD Video), pressing STATUS shows the status on a
popup banner at the bottom of the screen. Pressing the • Replace the batteries, making sure to orient them
according to the polarity diagram shown.
MODE button will advance to the next mode. When the
mode is in an audio only source (such as FM), the Mode
• Replace the battery compartment cover.
Selection menu appears on screen.
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4. When the Mode Selection menu appears on screen,
Warranty
use the cursor buttons on the remote control to navigate
Who Does This Warranty Cover? This warranty covers
to the available modes and press the ENTER button to
the initial user or purchaser (⬙you⬙ or ⬙your⬙) of this
select the new mode.
particular Unwired Technology LLC (⬙Unwired⬙) wire5. To cancel out of the Mode Selection menu, press the less headphone (⬙Product⬙). The warranty is not transferable.
BACK button on the remote control.
2. Press the MODE button on the remote control.
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How Long Does The Coverage Last? This warranty lasts NATURE WHATSOEVER. Some states and jurisdictions
may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
as long as you own the Product.
consequential damages, so the above limitation may not
What Does This Warranty Cover? Except as specified
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
below, this warranty covers any Product that in normal
rights. You may also have other rights, which vary from
use is defective in workmanship or materials.
jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
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does not cover any damage or defect that results from repair or replace any defective Product. Unwired威 remisuse, abuse or modification of the Product other than serves the right to replace any discontinued Product with
by Unwired. Foam earpieces, which will wear over time a comparable model. THIS WARRANTY IS THE SOLE
through normal use, are specifically not covered (replace- WARRANTY FOR THIS PRODUCT, SETS FORTH YOUR
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You may register your Unwired威 wireless headphones selected radio mode. When shared, the radio has priority
online at www.unwiredtechnology.com or by phone at over the VES™ or all radio modes (FM, AM, and SAT).
The VES™ has the ability to switch tuner (AM/FM),
1-888-293-3332.
SEEK, SCAN, TUNE, and recall presets in radio modes as
System Information
long as it is not in shared mode.
Shared Modes
When in shared disc mode both the radio and the VES™
This allows the VES™ to output radio sources to the
have control of the video functions. The VES™ has the
headphones and the radio to output VES™ sources to the
ability to control the following video modes:
vehicle speakers. When the radio and VES™ channel 1 or
2 are in the same (shared) mode, a VES™ icon will be 1. CD: Ability to Fast Forward, Rewind, Scan, and Track
visible on the radio’s display for that channel, and the Up/Down.
shared icon will be visible on the VES™ screen. When in
2. CD Changer (in radio): Ability to Disk Up/Down and
shared mode, the same audio source is heard in the
program all listed CD controls (Fast Forward, Rewind,
shared headphone channel 1 or channel 2.
Scan, and Track Up/Down).
If the radio functions (FM, AM, or SAT) are in the shared
The VES™ can even control radio modes or video modes
mode with the VES™, only the radio is able to control the
while the radio is turned off. The VES™ can access the
radio functions. In this case, VES™ can share the radio
radio modes or disc modes by navigating to those modes
mode, but not change stations until the radio mode is
on the VES™ and activating a radio mode or disc mode.
changed to a mode that is different from the VES™
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3. Channel 1 Audio Only/Mute
4. Channel 2 Mode
5. Channel 2 Shared Status
6. Channel 2 Audio Only/Mute
7. Channel 1 ENTER Button Action
8. Channel 2 ENTER Button Action
9. Clock
10. Video Lock
11. Not Available / Error
Information Mode Video Screen Display
1. Channel 1 Mode
2. Channel 1 Shared Status
12. Disc Changer Status
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Numeric Keypad Menu
screen makes it easy to enter a specific tuner frequency,
satellite channel, or track number. To enter the desired
digit:
1. Press the remote control’s navigation buttons (䉱, 䉲,
䉴, 䉳) to navigate to the desired digit.
2. When the digit is highlighted, press the remote control’s ENTER button to select the digit. Repeat these steps
until all digits are entered.
3. To delete the last digit, navigate to the Del button and
press the remote control’s ENTER button.
Numeric Keypad Menu
4. After all of the digits are entered, navigate to the Go
button and press the remote control’s ENTER button.
When the display for either Channel 1 or Channel 2 Station List Menu
shows DIRECT TUNE, pressing the remote control’s When listening to Satellite audio, pressing the remote
ENTER button activates a numeric keypad menu. This control’s MENU button displays a list of all available
channels. Navigate this list using the remote control’s
navigation buttons (䉱, 䉲) to find the desired station,
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press the remote control’s ENTER button to tune to that commands which control playback of the disc. Using the
station. To jump through the list more quickly, navigate options you can activate or cancel Scan play and Random
play.
to the Page Up and Page Down icons on the screen.
Disc Menu
Display Settings
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Disc Menu For CDs
Video Screen Display Settings
When listening to a CD Audio or CD Data disc, pressing When watching a video source (DVD Video with the disc
the remote control’s MENU button displays a list of all in Play mode, Aux Video, etc.), pressing the remote
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control’s SETUP button activates the Display Settings
menu. These settings control the appearance of the video
on the screen. The factory default settings are already set
for optimum viewing, so there is no need to change these
settings under normal circumstances.
Listening To Audio With The Screen Closed
To listen to only audio portion of the channel with the
screen closed:
• Set the audio to the desired source and channel.
• Close the video screen.
To change the settings, press the remote control’s navigation buttons (䉱, 䉲) to select an item, then press the • To change the current audio mode, press the remote
control’s MODE button. This will automatically select
remote control’s navigation buttons (䉴, 䉳) to change the
the next available audio mode without using the Mode
value for the currently selected item. To reset all values
Select menu.
back to the original settings, select the Default Settings
menu option and press the remote control’s ENTER
• When the screen is reopened, the video screen will
button.
automatically turn back on and show the appropriate
display menu or media.
Disc Features control the remote DVD player’s (if
equipped) settings of DVD being watched in the remote
player.
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If the screen is closed and there is no audio heard, verify
that the headphones are turned on (the ON indicator is
illuminated) and the headphone selector switch is on the
desired channel. If the headphones are turned on, press
the remote control’s power button to turn audio on. If
audio is still not heard, check that fully charged batteries
are installed in the headphones.
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• Video CDs (MPEG-1 video compression)
DVD Region Codes
The VES™ 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 player, the
disc will not play and will be ejected.
Disc Formats
The VES™ DVD player is capable of playing the follow- DVD Audio Support
ing types of discs (12 mm or 8 mm diameter):
When a DVD-Audio disc is inserted in the VES™ DVD
• DVD-Video discs (MPEG-2 video compression) (see player, the DVD-Audio title on the disc is played by
notes about DVD Region Codes)
default (most DVD-Audio discs also have a Video title,
but the Video title is ignored). All multi-channel program
• DVD-Audio discs (2 channel audio output only)
material is automatically mixed down to two channels,
• Audio Compact Discs (CDs)
which may result in a lowered apparent volume level. If
you increase the volume level to account for this change
• CD Data discs with MP3 and WMA compressed audio
in level, remember to lower the volume before changing
format files
the disc or to another mode.
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Recorded Discs
• For multi-session CDs that contain only multiple CDAudio sessions, the player will renumber the tracks so
each track number is unique.
The VES™ DVD player will play CD-R and CD-RW discs
recorded in CD-Audio or Video-CD format, or as a
CD-ROM containing MP3 or WMA files. The player will • For CD Data (or CD-ROM) discs, always use the
ISO-9660 (Level 1 or Level 2), Joliet, or Romeo format.
also play DVD-Video content recorded to a DVD-R or
Other formats (such as UDF, HFS, or others) are not
DVD-RW disc. DVD-ROM discs (either pressed or resupported.
corded) are not supported.
If you record a disc using a personal computer, there may • The player recognizes a maximum of 512 files and 99
folders per CD-R and CD-RW disc.
be cases where the VES™ DVD player may not be able to
play some or the entire disc, even if it is recorded in a
• Mixed media recordable DVD formats will only play
compatible format and is playable on other players. To
the Video_TS portion of the disc.
help avoid playback problems, use the following guideIf you are still having trouble writing a disc that is
lines when recording discs.
playable in the VES™ DVD player, check with the disc
• Open sessions are ignored. Only sessions that are
recording software publisher for more information about
closed are playable.
burning playable discs.
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The recommended method for labeling recordable discs • Any file that is copy protected (such as those down(CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD-R) is with a permanent marker.
loaded from many online music stores) will not play.
Do not use adhesive labels as they may separate from the
The DVD player will automatically skip the file and
disc, become stuck, and cause permanent damage to the
begin playing the next available file.
DVD player.
• Other compression formats such as AAC, MP3 Pro,
Ogg Vorbis, and ATRAC3 will not play. The DVD
Compressed Audio Files (MP3 and WMA)
player will automatically skip the file and begin playThe DVD player is capable of playing MP3 (MPEG-1
ing the next available file.
Audio Layer 3) and WMA (Windows Media Audio) files
• If you are creating your own files, the recommended
from a CD Data disc (usually a CD-R or CD-RW).
fixed bit rate for MP3 files is between 96 and 192Kbps
• The DVD player always uses the file extension to
and the recommended fixed bit rate for WMA files is
determine the audio format, so MP3 files must always
between 64 and 192Kbps. Variable bit rates are also
end with the extension ⬙.mp3⬙ or ⬙.MP3⬙ and WMA
supported. For both formats, the recommended
files must always end with the extension ⬙.wma⬙ or
sample rate is either 44.1kHz or 48kHz.
⬙.WMA⬙. To prevent incorrect playback, do not use
• To change the current file, use the remote control’s or
these extensions for any other types of files.
DVD player’s 䉱 button to advance to the next file, or
• For MP3 files, only version 1 ID3 tag data (such as
the 䉲 button to return to the start of the current or
artist name, track title, album, etc.) are supported.
previous file.
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• To change the current directory, use the remote con- skipping forward 1.0 to 3.0 seconds at a time. If the end
trol’s PROG Up and Down buttons.
of the disc is reached, the DVD player will return to the
beginning of the disc and attempt to play the start of the
Disc Errors
first track.
If the DVD player is unable to read the disc, a ⬙Disc Error⬙
The DVD player may shut down during extremely hot
message is displayed on the VES™ and Radio displays
conditions, such as when the vehicle’s interior temperaand the disc is automatically ejected. A dirty, damaged, or
ture is above 120°F. When this occurs, the DVD player
incompatible disc format are all potential causes for a
will display ⬙VES High Temp⬙ and will shut off the VES™
⬙Disc Error⬙ message.
displays until a safe temperature is reached. This shutIf a disc has a damaged track which results in audible or down is necessary to protect the optics of the DVD
visible errors that persists for 2.0 seconds, the DVD player.
player will attempt to continue playing the disc by
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Display
Other Language Setup
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All of the Language settings have a special ⬙Other⬙ setting
to accommodate languages other than Japanese or English. These languages are selected using a special fourdigit code.
To enter a new language code, activate the DVD Setup
Menu. To enter DVD Setup Menu stop the DVD, enter
radio disc mode, then DVD setup and follow these
additional instructions:
• Using the remote control Up and Down cursor buttons, highlight the Language item you want to edit,
and then press the remote control ENTER button.
• Using the remote control Down cursor button, select
the ⬙Other⬙ setting, then press the remote control’s
Right cursor button to begin editing the setting.
DVD Player Language Menu
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• Using the remote control Up and Down cursor buttons, select a digit for the current position. After
selecting the digit, press the remote control’s Right
cursor button to select the next digit. Repeat this digit
selection sequence for all four digits.
Rating and Password Setup
The Rating and Password settings work together to control
the types of DVDs that your family watches. Most DVDVideo discs have a rating (from 1 to 8) assigned to them
where lower numbers are designated for all audiences and
• When the entire four-digit code is entered, press the higher numbers are designated for more adult audiences.
remote control’s ENTER button. If the language code
When a DVD-Video disc is loaded, its rating is compared
is not valid, the numbers all change back to ⬙*⬙. If the
to the setting in the DVD player. If the rating of the disc
digits are visible after this step, then the language code
is higher than the setting in the player, a Password screen
is valid.
is displayed. In order to watch the disc, the rear passenHere is an abbreviated list of language codes. For more ger must enter the correct password using the password
language codes, please contact the dealer where the entry method described below.
vehicle was purchased.
To play all discs without requiring a password, set the
Language
Code
Language
Code
DVD player’s rating to Level 8. Setting the rating to Level
Dutch
2311
French
1517
1 always requires the password to play any DVD disc.
Not all DVD discs encode a Rating, so it is still possible
German
1304
Italian
1819
that discs designed for adult audiences can still play
Portuguese 2519
Spanish
1418
without requiring a password.
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The default rating is Level 8 (play all discs without a To set the password, activate the DVD Setup Menu and
password) and the default password is 0000.
follow these additional instructions:
• Using the remote control Left and Right cursor buttons, select the Rating tab.
• Highlight ⬙Change Password⬙, and then press the
remote control’s ENTER button.
• Enter the current password. Select a digit, use the
remote control Up and Down cursor buttons to set the
value for the current digit, and then press the remote
control’s Right cursor button to select the next digit.
Repeat this digit selection sequence for all four digits.
• After the four-digit password is entered, press the
remote control’s ENTER button. If the password is
correct, the set password screen is displayed.
DVD Password Entry
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• Using the remote control’s Up and Down cursor
buttons to set the value for the current digit and the
remote control’s Right cursor button to select digits,
enter the new password.
• After the four-digit password is entered, press the
remote control’s ENTER button to accept the change.
DVD Player Level Menu
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To set the rating, activate the DVD Setup Menu and • Using the remote control’s Up and Down cursor
follow these additional instructions:
buttons, select the new rating level, and then press the
remote control’s ENTER button to accept the change.
• Using the remote control’s Left and Right cursor
buttons, select the Rating tab.
Product Agreement
This product incorporates copyright protection technol• Highlight ⬙Change Rating⬙, and then press the remote
ogy that is protected by U.S. patents and other intelleccontrol’s ENTER button.
tual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
• Enter the current password. Select a digit, use the technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
remote control’s Up and Down cursor buttons to set intended for home or other limited viewing uses otherthe value for the current digit, and then press the wise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or
remote control’s Right cursor button to select the next disassembly is prohibited.
digit. Repeat this digit selection sequence for all four
Dolby威 Digital and MLP Lossless Manufactured
digits.
under license from Dolby Laboratories. ⬙Dolby⬙,
• After the four-digit password is entered, press the ⬙MLP Lossless⬙, and the double-D symbol are trademarks
remote control’s ENTER button. If the password is of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works.
correct, the Rating Level menu is displayed.
Copyright 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories. All right reserved.
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General Information
This system complies with Part 15 of the FCC Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Remote Sound System Controls
(Back View Of Steering Wheel)
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel, at the three and nine
o’clock positions.
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The right-hand rocker switch has a pushbutton in the
center, and controls the volume and mode of the sound
system. Pressing the top of the rocker switch will increase
the volume. Pressing the bottom of the rocker switch will
decrease the volume. Pressing the center button changes
the operation of the radio from AM to FM, or to CD
mode, depending on which radio is in the vehicle.
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Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next
listenable station, and pressing the bottom of the switch
will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
The button located in the center of the left-hand switch
will tune to the next preset station that you have programmed in the radio preset pushbutton.
The left-hand rocker switch has a pushbutton in the
CD Player
center. The function of the left-hand switch is different,
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
depending on which mode you are in.
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
The following describes the left-hand rocker switch op- will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
eration in each mode.
after the current track begins to play.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
The button in the center of the left-hand switch has no
function in this mode.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particuCD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
precautions:
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
good disc before considering disc player service.
surface.
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 scratch- your 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
too high.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
The Climate Control system allows you to regulate the
temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating
throughout the vehicle. The controls are located on the
instrument panel, below the radio.
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning System —
If Equipped
The controls for the manual system in this vehicle contain
a series of outer rotary dials and inner push knobs. These
comfort controls can be set to obtain desired interior
conditions.
With the Three-Zone Temperature Control system, each
front seat occupant can independently control the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning operations coming
from the outlets on their side of the vehicle.
The primary control for the rear blower is on the front
climate control unit located on the instrument panel.
When the front control is in any position other than rear,
the front control operates all the rear functions.
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The rear airflow modes will mirror the front unit operation. Rear Panel mode is automatically selected when the
front control is in the Panel mode. When the front unit is
in Bi-Level mode, airflow will be emitted from both the
upper and lower rear outlets. When the front control is in
Floor, Defrost, or Mix modes, airflow will be directed out
of the rear floor outlets.
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1. Left Front Temperature Control
Provides left front seat occupant with independent temperature control. Turn left for cooler or right for warmer
temperature settings.
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
position. Blower control should be left in the ⬙ON⬙
position to allow the climate control to either warm or
cool the vehicle.
2. Rear Blower Control — If Equipped
Use this control to regulate the amount of air forced
through the rear system in any mode you select. The rear
blower speed increases as you move the control to the
right from the “O” (Off) position. There are seven blower
speeds. To allow the rear overhead control, turn blower
knob fully to the left, past The ⬙O⬙ off position.
4. Rear Temperature Control — If Equipped
Provides temperature control for the rear cabin. Turn left
for cooler or right for warmer temperature settings in the
rear cabin.
5. Right Front Temperature Control
Provides right front seat occupant with independent
temperature control. Turn left for cooler or right for
warmer temperature settings.
3. Front Blower Control
Use this control to regulate the amount of air forced
6. Mix Mode
through the system in any mode you select. The blower
Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side
speed increases as you move the control to the right from
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
the “O” (Off) position. There are seven blower speeds.
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat at
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
climate controls will not function during Remote Start comfort, while reducing moisture on the windshield.
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NOTE:
7. Front Defrost Mode
Air is directed through the windshield and side • You can turn off the heated mirror feature at anytime
by pressing the rear window defroster switch a second
window demist outlets. Use Defrost mode with
time.
maximum blower and temperature settings for best
windshield and side window defrosting.
• To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear window defroster only when the engine is operating.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor may operate in
Mix and Defrost, or a blend of these modes even if the
CAUTION!
A/C button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to
help dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, use
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
these modes only when necessary.
the heating elements:
8. Electronic Rear Window Defrost
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
Press this button to turn on the rear window
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off
defroster automatically turns off after approximately
after soaking with warm water.
10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of operation,
(Continued)
press the button a second time.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
NOTE:
• If the Recirculation button is pressed when the system
is in Defrost mode the Recirculation LED indicator will
flash 3 times to indicate Recirculation mode is not
allowed.
• In Floor and Mix mode the system will turn off
Recirculation mode after five minutes of operation.
9. Recirculation Control Button
You can select Recirculation mode again if desired.
Press this button to choose between outside air
intake or recirculation of the air inside the • Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make
vehicle. A lamp will illuminate when you are in
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
Recirculation mode. Only use the Recirculation
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
mode to temporarily block out any outside odors, smoke,
or dust, and to cool the interior rapidly upon initial • In cold or damp weather, the use of the Recirculation
mode will cause windows to fog on the inside because
start-up in very hot or humid weather.
of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. For maximum
defogging, select the outside air position.
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• In order to prevent fogging, when the Recirculation 11. Floor Mode Button
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
button is pressed and the mode control is set to Panel,
small amount through the defrost and side window
the A/C will engage automatically.
demist outlets.
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbing the mode control selection.
12. Bi-Level Mode Button
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
10. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button
Press and release to change the current setting.
NOTE: There is a difference in temperature (in any
The indicator illuminates when ON.
conditions other than full cold or full hot), between the
upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The warmer
NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives improved
lower than expected, check the front of the A/C con- comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
denser (located in front of the radiator), for an accumu- 13. Panel Mode Button
lation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument
from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
panel. These outlets can be adjusted for direction,
Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the and turned on or off to control airflow.
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
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NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center The rear blower and temperature controls for the rear
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear seat passengers are located in the headliner, near the
center of the vehicle.
seat passengers.
Economy Mode
If ECONOMY mode is desired, press the A/C button to
turn off the indicator light and the A/C compressor.
Rotate the temperature control knob to the desired
temperature.
Max A/C
For maximum cooling use the A/C and Recirculation
mode buttons at the same time.
Rear Manual Climate Control — If Equipped
The Rear Manual Climate Control system has floor air
outlets at the rear of the right side sliding door, and
overhead outlets at each outboard rear seating position.
The unit provides warm or cool air through the floor and
upper outlets.
Rear Manual Climate Controls
1 – Rear Blower
2 – Rear Temperature
3 – Rear Mode
4 – Rear Climate Control Lock
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Rear Blower Control
The primary control for the rear blower is on the front
climate control unit, located on the instrument panel.
Only when the front control for the rear blower is in the
REAR position do the second row seat occupants have
control of the rear blower speed.
The rear blower control, located in the rear overhead
console, has an off position and a range of blower speeds.
This allows the second row seat occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Interior air enters the Rear Manual Climate Control
system through an intake grille, located in the right
side trim panel behind the third row seats. The
heater outlets are located in the right side trim panel,
just behind the sliding door. Do not block or place
objects directly in front of the inlet grille or heater
outlets. The electrical system could overload, causing
damage to the blower motor.
Rear Temperature Control
The rear mode selection REAR, allows the settings to be
controlled by the rear mode control knob.
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
rotate the temperature control knob counterclockwise for
cold air, and clockwise for heated air.
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When rear controls are locked by the front system, the Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets.
lock symbol on the temperature knob is illuminated, and
the rear overhead adjustments are inoperable.
Rear Mode Control
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped
Headliner Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each of • Front Three-Zone ATC allows both driver and front
passenger seat occupant, and rear seat occupants to
these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct
select individual comfort settings.
the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets to one
side will shut off the airflow.
• When occupants in the vehicle select the AUTO mode
operation, a comfort temperature can be set by using
Bi-Level Mode
the temperature up and down buttons, and the auto
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
blower operation will be set automatically.
floor outlets.
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the Bi-Level • The system can be controlled manually, if desired.
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the head• SYNC feature links the controls for all three zones,
liner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
allowing one comfort setting (driver setting) for the
cabin, if desired.
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The Three-Zone ATC system automatically maintains the
interior comfort level desired by the driver and all passengers. The system automatically adjusts the air temperature,
the airflow volume, amount of outside air recirculation and
the airflow direction. This maintains a comfortable temperature, even under changing conditions.
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1. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button
Press and release to change the current Air Conditioning
(A/C) setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON.
Performing this function will cause the ATC to switch
into manual mode.
2. Left Front Seat Occupant Temperature Display
This display shows the temperature setting for the left
front seat occupant.
3. Mode Display
This display shows the current Mode selection (Panel,
Bi-Level, Floor, Mix).
4. Blower Control Display
This display shows the current Blower speed selection.
5. Front Auto Indicator
This indicates when the system is in Front Auto mode.
Front ATC Panel
6. Auto Indicator
This indicates when the system is in Auto mode.
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11. Rear Lock
7. Right Front Seat Occupant Temperature Display
This display shows the temperature setting for the right Press and release the Rear Lock button on the front ATC
panel to lock and unlock the rear climate controls
front seat occupant.
8. Front Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON. Performing this function
will cause the ATC to switch into manual mode. The
blower will engage immediately if the Defrost mode is
selected.
12. Auto Temperature Control Button
Controls airflow temperature, distribution, volume, and
the amount of air recirculation automatically. Press and
release to select. Refer to “Automatic Operation” for
more information. Performing this function will cause
the ATC to switch between manual mode and automatic
modes.
9. Passenger Temperature Control Up/Down Button
Provides the passenger with independent temperature 13. Climate Control OFF Button
control. Push the top button for warmer temperatures or Press and release to turn the Climate Control OFF.
the lower button for cooler temperature settings.
14. Blower Control
10. Rear Control Button
There are seven blower speeds, the blower speed inProvides toggle operation between front control screen creases as you move the control to the right from the
and rear control screen. Push the button to activate the lowest blower setting. Performing this function will
rear climate control screen and allow the front seat cause the ATC to switch into manual mode.
occupants control over the rear climate settings.
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To change the rear system settings:
15. Mode Control Button
Press and release to select between Modes (Panel, Bi1. Press ⬙REAR⬙ button to change control to rear control
Level, Floor, Mix). Performing this function will cause the
mode, Rear display (below) will appear. Control funcATC to switch into manual mode.
tions now operate rear system.
16. Recirculation Control Button
2. To return to Front screen, press ⬙REAR button again, or
Press and release to change the current setting, the
it will revert to the Front screen after six seconds.
indicator illuminates when ON.
17. SYNC Button
Press and release to control the temperature setting for all
three zones from the driver temperature control.
18. Driver Temperature Control Up/Down Button
Provides the driver with independent temperature control. Push the top button for warmer temperatures or the
lower button for cooler temperature settings.
Controlling The Rear Climate Controls From The
Front ATC Panel
The Three-Zone ATC system allows for adjustment of the
rear climate controls from the front ATC panel.
Front ATC Panel Rear Control Display
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2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
system to maintain, by adjusting the driver, front passenger, and rear seat rotary temperature knobs. Once the
2. Rear Temperature Display
desired temperature is displayed, the system will achieve
This display shows the temperature setting for the rear
and automatically maintain that comfort level.
seat occupants.
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
3. Blower Control Display
not necessary to change the settings. You will experience
This display shows the current Blower speed selection.
the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the system to
function automatically.
4. Rear Auto Indicator
This indicates when the system is in Rear Auto mode.
NOTE:
Automatic Operation
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
1. Press the AUTO button on the front ATC Panel and the
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
words Front Auto will illuminate in the front ATC
comfort as quickly as possible.
display, along with two temperatures for the driver and
front passenger. The system will then automatically • The temperature can be displayed in English or Metric
units by selecting the “Display Units of Measure in”
regulate the amount of airflow.
1. Mode Display
This display shows the current Mode selection.
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customer-programmable feature. Refer to the “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — CustomerProgrammable Features” in this Section.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the automatic
mode, during cold start-ups, the blower fan will remain
on low until the engine warms up. The fan will engage
immediately if the Defrost mode is selected, or by changing the front blower knob setting
Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features. The AUTO symbol in the front ATC display will
be turned off when the system is being used in the
manual mode.
Blower Control
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There are seven fixed blower speeds.
Use the outer dial control to regulate
the amount of air forced through the
system in any mode you select. The
blower speed increases as you move
the control clockwise and decreases
when you move the control counterclockwise.
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
adjusting the blower control outer dial. The fan will now
operate at a fixed speed until additional speeds are
selected. This allows the front occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the vehicle and cancel the
Auto mode.
NOTE: Each of these features operate independently
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
from each other. If any one feature is controlled manually,
by selecting one of the following positions.
the temperature doors will continue to operate automatically.
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Panel Mode
Floor Mode
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of
panel. These outlets can be adjusted for direction,
air is directed through the defrost and side window
and turned on or off to control airflow.
demister outlets.
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center Mix Mode
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
seat passengers.
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or
snowy conditions. It allows you to stay comfortBi-Level Mode
able, while keeping the windshield clear.
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor
outlets and defrost outlets. A slight amount of air is Defrost Mode
also directed through the side window demister outlets.
Air comes from the windshield and side window
demist outlets. Use Defrost mode with maximum
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the Bi-Level
blower and temperature settings for best windshield and
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the panel
side window defrosting.
outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
NOTE: While operating in the other modes, the system
will not automatically sense the presence of fog, mist or
ice on the windshield. Defrost mode must be manually
selected to clear the windshield and side glass.
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Air Conditioning (A/C)
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning
system. When in A/C mode and the ATC is set to a cool
temperature, dehumidified air flows through the air
outlets. If Economy mode is desired, press the A/C
button to turn off the A/C mode in the ATC display and
deactivate the A/C system.
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Recirculation Control
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the Recirculation control button. Recirculation mode should only be used temporarily. A LED
will illuminate on the Recirculation control button when
Recirculation mode is selected. Push the button a second
time to turn off the Recirculation mode LED and allow
outside air into the vehicle.
NOTE:
• If the system is in Mix, Floor or Defrost Mode, the A/C
can be turned off, but the A/C system shall remain NOTE: In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode
active to prevent fogging of the windows.
may lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled autoselect Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
matically if this mode is selected.
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The rear ATC system is located in the headliner, near the
Rear Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
center of the vehicle.
Equipped
The rear ATC system has floor air outlets at the rear of the
right side sliding door, and overhead outlets at each
outboard rear seating position. The system provides
heated air through the floor outlets or cool, dehumidified
air through the headliner outlets.
The rear system temperature control is on the front ATC
panel located on the instrument panel.
Pressing the Rear Temperature Lock button on the front
ATC panel, illuminates a lock symbol in the rear display.
The rear temperature and air source are controlled from
the front ATC panel.
Rear second row occupants can only adjust the rear ATC
control when the Rear Temperature Lock button is turned
off.
Rear ATC Control Features
1 - Blower Speed
2 - Rear Temperature
3 - Rear Mode
4 - Rear Temperature Lock
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1. Press the Rear Temperature Lock button on the front NOTE:
ATC panel. This turns off the Rear Temperature Lock icon • It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
in the rear temperature knob.
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
2. Rotate the Rear Blower, Rear Temperature and the
comfort as quickly as possible.
Rear Mode Control knobs to suit your comfort needs.
• The temperature can be displayed in English or Metric
3. ATC is selected by adjusting the rear blower knob
units by selecting the “Display Units of Measure in”
counterclockwise to AUTO.
customer-programmable feature. Refer to the “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — CustomerOnce the desired temperature is displayed, the ATC
Programmable Features” in this Section.
System will automatically achieve and maintain that
comfort level. When the system is set up for your comfort
level, it is not necessary to change the settings. You will
experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
system to function automatically.
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Rear Blower Control
The rear blower control knob can be manually set to off,
or any fixed blower speed, by rotating the knob from low
to high. This allows the rear seat occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Interior air enters the Rear Automatic Temperature
Control System through an intake grille, located in
the right side trim panel behind the third row seats.
The heater outlets are located in the right side trim
panel, just behind the sliding door. Do not block or
place objects directly in front of the inlet grille or
heater outlets. The electrical system could overload
causing damage to the blower motor.
Rear Temperature Control
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
rotate the temperature knob counterclockwise to lower
the temperature, and clockwise to increase the temperature. The rear temperature settings are displayed in the
front ATC panel.
When rear controls are locked by the front system, the
Rear Temperature Lock symbol on the temperature knob
is illuminated and any rear overhead adjustments are
ignored.
Rear Mode Control
Auto Mode
The rear system automatically maintains the correct
mode and comfort level desired by the rear seat occupants.
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Headliner Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each of
these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct
the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets to one
side will shut off the airflow.
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.
Bi-Level Mode
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
floor outlets.
Winter Operation
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the Bi-Level
To ensure the best possible heater and defroster performode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headmance, make sure the engine cooling system is functionliner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
ing properly and the proper amount, type, and concentration of coolant is used. Refer to “Maintenance
Floor Mode
Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for proper
Air comes from the floor outlets.
coolant selection. Use of the air Recirculation mode
during Winter months is not recommended, because it
may cause window fogging.
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Vacation/Storage
Before you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes, in
fresh air with the blower setting on high. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Window Fogging
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild, rainy
and/or humid weather. To clear the windows, select
Defrost or Mix mode and increase the front blower speed.
Do not use the Recirculation mode without A/C for long
periods, as fogging may occur.
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.
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A/C Air Filter
On vehicles equipped with Automatic Temperature Control (ATC), the climate control system filters out dust and
pollen from the air. Refer to “Air Conditioning” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for filter replacement
instructions.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . 424
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –20°F Or –29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
▫ Fuel Economy (Econ) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
▫ If The Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 422
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . 426
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
䡵 Driving On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
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䡵 Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435 䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . 455
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 456
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 457
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439 䡵 Tires — General Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
䡵 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
▫ Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . 443
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 443
▫ Tire Pressures For High-Speed Operation . . . 463
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 443
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire
And Wheel – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . 445
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 465
STARTING AND OPERATING
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▫ Full Size Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 466 䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
▫ Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 466
▫ 3.6L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . 483
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
䡵 Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 472
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . 473 䡵 Flexible Fuel — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
▫ Premium System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 478
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
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▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel
䡵 Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . 489
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . .
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
▫ Common Towing Definitions
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
䡵 Recreational Towing
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . .
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 492
. . . . . . . . . . . . 492
. . . . . . . . . . . . 492
. . . . . . . . . . . . 495
. . . . . . . . . . . . 495
. . . . . . . . . . . . 508
. . . . . . . . . . . . 509
▫ Towing This Vehicle
Behind Another Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
STARTING AND OPERATING
STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle. A
child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Automatic Transmission
The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Press the brake
pedal before shifting into any driving gear.
Normal Starting
1. Do not press the accelerator.
2. Use the Fob with Integrated Key to briefly 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
(Continued) when the engine is running.
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3. If the engine fails to start, the starter will disengage If The Engine Fails To Start
automatically in 10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the
WARNING!
ignition switch to the OFF position, wait 10 to 15 seconds,
then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure (Steps 1–3
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
above).
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
NOTE: This vehicle is equipped with a transmission
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
shift interlocking system. The brake pedal must be
causing serious personal injury.
pressed to shift out of PARK.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get
it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or –29°C)
transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned
Follow the same instructions in the “Normal Starting”
fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once
procedure.
the engine has started, ignite and damage the
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
converter and vehicle.
an externally powered electric engine block heater (avail(Continued)
able from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING! (Continued)
• If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster
cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster
battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type
of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer
to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
421
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, DO NOT crank the
engine for more than 15–second intervals at one time.
Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key
fob is released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to the floor. Release
“Normal Starting” procedure, it may be flooded. Push the accelerator pedal and the key fob once the engine is
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it running smoothly.
there while cranking the engine. This should clear any
If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15–
excess fuel in case the engine is flooded.
second intervals of cranking with the accelerator pedal
held to the floor, the “Normal Starting” procedure should
be repeated.
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After Starting
The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
warms up.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
CAUTION!
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
the driver’s side of the vehicle. It has a removable cap
that is located on the driver side of the Integrated Power
Module.
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Move the shift lever 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.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Do not move the shift lever between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is
above idle speed.
• Before moving the shift lever into any gear, make
sure your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• 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 pressing the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly
forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
when your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal down
while shifting out of PARK.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and remove the key fob. Once the key fob is
removed, 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.
This system prevents the key fob from being removed
unless the shift lever is in PARK.
NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the
key fob in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this
safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started
and stopped but the key fob cannot be removed until you
obtain service.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in the
PARK position unless the brakes are applied. To move
the shift lever out of the PARK position, the ignition
Key Ignition Park Interlock
switch must be turned to the ON/RUN position (engine
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Inter- running or not) and the brake pedal must be pressed.
lock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK
before the ignition switch can be turned to the LOCK/
OFF position. The key fob can only be removed from the
ignition when the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF position,
and once removed, the shift lever is locked in PARK.
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Fuel Economy (ECON) Mode
The Fuel Economy (ECON) mode can improve the vehicle’s overall fuel economy during normal driving conditions. Press the “econ” switch in the center stack of the
instrument panel and a green light will indicate the
ECON mode is engaged.
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When the Fuel Economy (ECON) Mode is engaged, the
vehicle control systems will change the following:
• The transmission will upshift sooner and downshift
later.
• The transmission will skip select gears during shifts to
allow the engine to operate at lower speeds.
• The torque converter clutch will engage at lower
engine speeds and remain on longer.
• The engine idle speed will be lower.
• The overall driving performance will be more conservative.
• Some ECON mode functions may be temporarily
inhibited based on temperature and other factors.
Fuel Economy Mode Switch
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Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
The shift lever position display (located in the instrument
panel cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. You
must press the brake pedal to move the shift lever out of
the PARK position (Refer to Brake/Transmission Shift
Interlock System in this section). To drive, move the shift
lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Shift Lever
Shifting from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE should be
done only after the accelerator pedal is released and the
vehicle is stopped. Be sure to keep your foot on the brake
pedal when moving the shift lever between these gears.
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The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual shifts can
be made using the Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift
control (described later in this section). Moving the shift
lever to the left or right (–/ +) while in the DRIVE
position will select the highest available transmission
gear, and will display that gear in the instrument cluster
as 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range.
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When parking on a level surface, you may place the shift
lever in the PARK position first, and then apply the
parking brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the
transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
grade, and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
movement and possible injury or damage.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever rearward (with the brake
pedal released) after you have placed it in PARK.
Make sure the transmission is in PARK before
leaving the vehicle.
• 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 pressing the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly
forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and remove the key fob. Once the key fob is
removed, 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.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle. A
child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as
this can damage the drivetrain.
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
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The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
• Look at the shift lever position display and verify that
it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
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REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with engine running. The engine may be started
in this range. Set the parking brake and shift the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can result
in severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and
“Towing A Disabled Vehicle” in What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
DRIVE
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
third, and fourth gears, direct fifth gear and overdrive
sixth gear. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
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When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the Electronic Range
Select (ERS) shift control (described below) to select a
lower gear range. Under these conditions, using a lower
gear range will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat
buildup.
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limited to third gear only. Normal operation will resume
once the transmission temperature has risen to a suitable
level.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in third gear regardless of which forward gear is selected.
PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
be modified depending on engine and transmission
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of the torque
converter clutch is inhibited until the transmission fluid
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
is warm (refer to the “Note” under “Torque Converter
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
Clutch” in this section). During extremely cold temperafollowing steps:
tures (-16°F [-27°C] or below), operation may briefly be
1. Stop the vehicle.
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2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
3. Turn the engine OFF.
driver to limit the highest available gear when the shift
lever is in the DRIVE position. For example, if you shift
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
the transmission into 3 (third gear), the transmission will
5. Restart the engine.
never shift above third gear, but will shift down into
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no second and first gear normally.
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
operation.
vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- position, the transmission will operate automatically,
mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your shifting between all available gears. Tapping the shift
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has lever to the left (-) will activate ERS mode, display the
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could current gear in the instrument cluster, and maintain that
gear as the top available gear. Once in ERS mode, tapping
recur.
the shift lever to the left (-) or right (+) will change the top
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
available gear.
service is required.
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To exit ERS mode, simply press and hold the shift lever to Overdrive Operation
the right (+) until “D” is once again displayed in the shift The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (sixth gear). The transmission will
lever position indicator in the instrument cluster.
automatically shift into the Overdrive gear if the followWARNING!
ing conditions are present:
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a • the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
• the transmission fluid has reached an adequate temgrip and the vehicle could skid, causing an accident
perature,
or personal injury.
Odometer
Screen Display
Actual Gear(s)
Allowed
1
2
3
4
5
6
D
• the engine coolant has reached an adequate temperature,
1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-5
1-6
1-6
• vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), tap the shift lever to the
left (-) repeatedly as the vehicle slows. The transmission
will shift to the range from which the vehicle can best be
slowed down.
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator
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Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage
until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm
[usually after 1 to 3 miles (1.6 to 4.8 km) of driving].
Because the engine speed is higher when the torque
converter clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the
transmission is not shifting into Overdrive when cold.
This is normal. Using the Electronic Range Select (ERS)
feature, when the transmission is sufficiently warm, will
demonstrate that the transmission is able to shift into and
out of Overdrive.
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Acceleration
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
the front (driving) wheels.
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.).
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Traction
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
layer of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is known as 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 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 the 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.
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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.
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.
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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)
• 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.
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WARNING!
• 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
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
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.
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
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system. This noise should be considered normal, and it checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticidoes not in any way damage the steering system.
pated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authoWARNING!
rized dealer.
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.
Power Steering Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
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.
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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 and place the shift lever in the
PARK position.
The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
Parking Brake
park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To
When
the
parking
brake
is applied with the ignition
release the parking brake, press the park brake pedal a
switch
in
the
ON
position,
the
“Brake Warning Light” in
second time and let your foot up as you feel the brake
the
instrument
cluster
will
illuminate.
disengage.
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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.
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
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!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and
do not leave Keyless Enter-N-Go in the ACC or
ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and a collision.
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage
or injury. Also be certain to leave the transmission
in PARK. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to
roll and cause damage or injury.
CAUTION!
If the Brake System Warning Light remains on with
the parking brake released, a brake system malfunction is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by
an authorized dealer immediately.
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ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery
surfaces.
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can include ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
debris, or panic stops.
You may experience the following when the brake system
goes into anti-lock:
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop)
• A clicking sound of solenoid valves
• Brake pedal pulsations
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• A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
of the stop
WARNING!
• The Anti-Lock Brake System contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference caused by improperly installed, or high output radio transmitting
equipment. This interference can cause possible
loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of
such equipment should be performed by qualified
professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need
to slow down or stop.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The Anti-Lock Brake System 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.
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type, and tires must be properly inflated to produce
accurate signals for the computer.
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Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
The “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” monitors the anti-lock brake 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 “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” remains on or
comes on while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock
portion of the brake system is not functioning and that
service is required. However, the conventional brake
system will continue to operate normally if the “Brake
Warning Light” is not on.
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If both the “Brake Warning Light” and the “Anti-Lock
Brake Warning Light” remain on, the ABS and Electronic
Brake Force Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Consult with your authorized dealer service center as
soon as possible.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes the Traction Control
System (TCS), Brake Assist System (BAS) and Electronic
Stability Control (ESC), and Hill Start Assist (HSA).
These systems complement the Anti-Lock Brake System
If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” is on, the brake (ABS) by optimizing the vehicle braking capability dursystem should be serviced as soon as possible to restore ing emergency braking maneuvers.
the benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “Anti-Lock Brake Traction Control System (TCS)
Warning Light” does not come on when the ignition The Traction Control System (TCS) monitors the amount
switch is turned to the ON position, have the bulb of wheel spin of each of the driven wheels. If wheel spin
repaired as soon as possible.
is detected, brake pressure is applied to the slipping
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wheel(s) and engine power is reduced, to provide enhanced acceleration and stability. A feature of the TCS
functions similarly to a limited-slip differential, and
controls the wheel spin across a driven axle. If one wheel
on a driven axle is spinning faster than the other, the
system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel. This
will allow more engine torque to be applied to the wheel
that is not spinning. This feature remains active even if
the ESC is in the “Partial Off” mode.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (in
the instrument cluster) will start to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the wheels begin to spin. This
indicates that the TCS is active. If the indicator light
flashes during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator
and apply as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt
your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions,
and do not switch off the ESC or TCS.
WARNING!
• The TCS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
the traction afforded.
• The TCS cannot prevent collisions, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns, or
hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of a TCS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
The Brake Assist System (BAS) is designed to optimize
the vehicle’s braking capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake
application, and then applies optimum pressure to the
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brakes. This can help reduce braking distances. The BAS
complements the ABS. Applying the brakes very quickly
results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of
the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure
during the stopping sequence. Do not reduce brake pedal
pressure unless braking is no longer desired. Once the
brake pedal is released, the BAS is deactivated.
WARNING!
• The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
the traction afforded by prevailing road conditions.
• The BAS cannot prevent collisions, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning.
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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.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) enhances directional control and stability of the vehicle under various
driving conditions. ESC corrects for over/under steering
of the vehicle by applying the brake of the appropriate
wheel to assist in counteracting the over/under steer
condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the
vehicle maintain the desired path.
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ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
understeer condition.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
WARNING!
• The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• ESC cannot prevent accidents, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. ESC also
cannot prevent accidents resulting from loss of
vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input
for the conditions. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
ESC Operating Modes
The “ESC Off” switch is located in the center
switch bank, next to the hazard flasher switch.
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ESC On
This mode is the normal operating mode for ESC on
two-wheel drive vehicles. Whenever the vehicle is
started, the ESC system will be in this mode. This mode
should be used for most driving situations. ESC should
only be turned off for specific reasons as noted below.
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again, momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch. This will
restore the normal “ESC On” mode of operation.
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”
mode by pressing the “ESC Off” switch. Once the situation requiring ESC to be switched to the “Partial Off”
ESC Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily
pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done while
Off” switch.
the vehicle is in motion.
When in the “Partial Off” mode, the TCS portion of ESC,
except for the “limited slip” feature described in the TCS
WARNING!
section, has been disabled and the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” will be illuminated. When In partial ESC mode, the engine power reduction
in the “Partial Off” mode, ESC will operate without feature of ESC is disabled. Therefore, enhanced
engine torque management. This mode is intended to be vehicle stability offered by the ESC system is reused if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand or gravel duced.
conditions and more wheel spin than ESC would normally allow is required to gain traction. To turn ESC on
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ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. It should turn off with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
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 Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
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Hill Start Assist (HSA)
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
during this short period of time, the system will release
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
system will release brake pressure in proportion to the
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
the intended direction of travel.
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped.
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• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
HSA will work in REVERSE and all forward gears when
the activation criteria have been met. The system will not
activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUTRAL or PARK.
WARNING!
There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
when the system will not activate and slight rolling
may occur. This could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
Disabling/Enabling HSA
• Vehicle must be on a 6% (approximate) grade or
If you wish to turn on or off the HSA system, it can be
greater hill.
done using the Customer Programmable Features in the
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
7. Press the “ESC Off” switch (located in the lower
switch bank below the climate controls) four times within
20 seconds. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” should turn on and turn off two times.
For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the 8. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
following steps:
additional half-turn to the right.
NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within 9. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then
90 seconds.
back to the ON position. If the sequence was completed
properly, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing
Light” will blink several times to confirm HSA is disstraight forward).
abled.
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.
5. Release the clutch pedal.
6. Rotate the steering wheel one-half turn to the left.
Towing With HSA
HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
when pulling a trailer.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
brake pedal is released, there may not be enough
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
rolling down the hill while resuming acceleration,
manually activate the trailer brake prior to releasing the brake pedal. Always remember the driver
is responsible for braking the vehicle.
• HSA is not a parking brake. Always apply the
parking brake fully when leaving your vehicle.
Also, be certain to leave the transmission in PARK.
• Failure to follow these warnings may cause the
vehicle to roll down the incline and could collide
with another vehicle, object or person, and cause
serious or fatal injury. Always remember to use the
parking brake while parking on a hill and that the
driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
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HSA Off
If you wish to turn off the HSA system, it can be done
using the Customer Programmable Features in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
NOTE:
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety
Standards Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
• Temporary spare tires are spares designed for temporary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure
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compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Exstandards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
ample: T145/80D18 103M.
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
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 or S = 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 (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure — Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
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Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the
vehicle has not been driven for at least 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 maximum inflation pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door.
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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.
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Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect
vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting
in loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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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.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side “B” Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side
door.
The tire pressure should be checked and adjusted, and
the tires inspected for signs of 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
Economy
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal properly inflated, even when they are under-inflated.
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
CAUTION!
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation, also increases
tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, alconsumption.
ways reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride.
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
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Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than
1 mile (1.6 km) after a three-hour period. The cold tire
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
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inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. Do not reduce this normal pressure
buildup or your tire pressure will be too low.
Tire Pressures For High-Speed Operation
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditemperature changes.
tions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
12° F (7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to original-equipment information, or an
the Winter.
authorized tire dealer, for recommended safe operating
Example: If garage temperature is 68°F (20°C) and the
speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
outside temperature is 32°F (0°C), then the cold tire
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WARNING!
High-speed driving, with your vehicle at or above
maximum load, is dangerous. The added strain on
your tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
Radial-Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
combine them with other types of tires.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel – If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equivalent with a spare tire and
wheel in look and function as the original equipment tire
and wheel found on the front or rear axle of your vehicle.
This spare tire may be used in the tire rotation for your
vehicle. If your vehicle has this option refer to an
authorized tire dealer for the recommended tire rotation
pattern.
If your vehicle is not equipped with an original equipment tire and wheel as a spare, a non-matching temporary emergency use spare may be equipped with your
vehicle. Temporary use spares are engineered to be used
only with your vehicle. Your vehicle may be equipped
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with one of the following types of non-matching tempo- Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
rary use spares; compact, full size, or limited-use. Do not or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
install more than one non-matching temporary use spare 80D18 103M.
tire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
Since this tire has limited tread life the original equipment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only. wheel on the vehicle at any given time
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
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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.
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
This tire may look like the original equipped tire on the
first opportunity.
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
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WARNING!
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation 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.
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Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h),
or for more than 30 seconds continuously, without stopping.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
• Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire
damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure
someone.
• Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h), 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
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
WARNING!
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
The 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 It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
with oil, grease and gasoline.
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
Replacement Tires
those of the original wheels.
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for It is recommended you contact your original equipment
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manu- or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may
facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equiva- have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use
lent to the originals in size, quality and performance equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
when replacement is needed. Please see “Tread Wear safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
Indicators” and “Tire and Loading Information” placard
for the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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, than what was originally equipped on
your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load index
could result in tire overloading and failure. You
could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
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CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
TIRE CHAINS
Use only compact chains, or other traction aids that meet
SAE type “Class S” specifications. Chains must be the
proper size for the vehicle, as recommended by the chain
manufacturer.
NOTE: Do not use tire chains on a compact spare tire.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Use chains on P225/65R16 and P235/60R16 tires
only. P225/65R17 tires do not provide adequate
clearance.
• Because of restricted chain clearance between tires
and other suspension components, it is important
that only chains in good condition are used. Broken chains can cause serious damage. Stop the
vehicle immediately if noise occurs that could
indicate chain breakage. Remove the damaged
parts of the chain before further use.
• Do not exceed 45 mph (70 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Install chains on the front wheels as tightly as
possible and then retighten after driving about
0.5 mile (0.8 km).
• Do not drive for prolonged periods of time on dry
pavement.
• Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions
on the method of installation, operating speed,
and conditions for use. Always use the lower
suggested operating speed of the chain manufacturer, if different from the speed recommended by
the vehicle manufacturer.
Always use the lower suggested operating speed if the
chain manufacturer and vehicle manufacturer suggest
different maximum speeds. This notice applies to all
chain traction devices, including link and cable (radial)
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poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states proSNOW TIRES
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
during the winter. All season tires can be identified by the checked before using these tire types.
M+S designation on the tire sidewall.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only different loads and perform different steering, driving,
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
safety and handling of your vehicle.
unequal rates.
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
tire inflation pressures.
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
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
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The suggested rotation method is the “rearward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
reversed.
Tire Rotation
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure
based on the cold inflation tire placard pressure requirements found on the tire placard label located on the
driver’s-side B-pillar.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure
will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based
on cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after a vehicle has not been driven for more than
three hours - and in outside ambient temperature. 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.
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The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low pressure warning
threshold for any reason, including low temperature
effects, or natural air pressure loss through the tire.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above recommended
cold tire placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure
warning has been illuminated, the tire pressure must be
increased to the recommended cold tire placard pressure
in order for the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
to be turned off. The system will automatically update
and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
extinguish once the updated tire pressures have been
received.
NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
information.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) tire placard
pressure of 35 psi (241 kPa). If the ambient temperature is
68°F (20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 30 psi
(207 kPa), a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease
the tire pressure to approximately 26 psi (179 kPa). This
tire pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn on the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the
vehicle may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately 30 psi (207 kPa), but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will still be on. In this situation, the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off
only after the tires have been inflated to the vehicle’s
recommended cold tire placard pressure value.
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CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures have
been established for the tire size equipped on your
vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor
damage may result when using replacement
equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or
style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket 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 TPMS sensor.
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NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly 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 is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure, using an accurate tire pressure
gage, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.”
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Tire Pressure
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
the tire.
will illuminate in the instrument cluster, a
Base System
“LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message will display
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim
in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levwill be activated when one or more of the four active
els. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve
road tire pressures are low. Should this occur, you should
stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver
stop as soon as possible, check the inflation pressure of
Module.
each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire to the
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the vehicle’s recommended cold tire placard pressure value
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain (located on the placard label on the driver’s-side B-Pillar).
the proper pressure.
The system will automatically update and the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will extinguish once
The Basic TPMS consists of the following components:
the updated tire pressures have been received.
• Receiver Module
NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
information.
• TPMS Telltale Warning Light
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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 switch 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:
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Vehicles With Compact Spare
1. The compact spare tire (if equipped) does not have a
TPMS sensor. Therefore the TPMS will not monitor the
pressure in the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, a “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message will be
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
displayed and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPMS
Light” will turn on.
sensors.
3. After driving for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
(24 km/h), the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
that affects radio wave signals.
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
3. Accumulation of excessive snow and/or ice around solid.
the wheels or wheel housings.
4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
sound, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
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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 automatically update, and the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off as long
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
limit in any of the four active road tires.
NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) for the TPMS to
receive this information.
Premium System – If Equipped
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rimmounted 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 Premium TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
• Four TPMS Sensors
• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), and graphics displaying tire pressures
• TPMS Telltale Warning Light
TPMS Low Pressure Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will
be activated when one or more of the four active road tire
pressures are low. In addition, the EVIC will display a
“LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message for a minimum of five
NOTE: It is particularly important to regularly check seconds and a graphic display of the pressure value(s)
and maintain proper tire pressure in all the tires.
with the low tire(s) flashing.
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Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible,
and inflate the low tire(s) that is flashing on the graphic
display to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure
value. The system will automatically update, the graphic
display of the pressure value(s) will stop flashing, and
the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will extinguish once the updated tire pressure(s) have been received.
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message is then followed by a graphic display, with - - in
place of the pressure value(s) indicating which TPMS
Sensor(s) is not being received.
If the ignition switch 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 “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
message will not be present, and a pressure value will be
displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can occur by
NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to any of the following scenarios:
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
information.
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPMS
SERVICE TPM SYSTEM Message
sensors.
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
on and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
that affects radio wave signals.
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. The EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM SYS- 3. Accumulation of excessive snow and/or ice around
TEM” message for a minimum of five seconds. This text the wheels or wheel housings.
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4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
The EVIC will also display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
fault possibly related to an incorrect sensor location fault
is present. In this case, the “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
message is then followed by a graphic display with
pressure values still shown. This indicates that the pressure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
but they may not be in the correct vehicle position. The
system still needs to be serviced as long as the “SERVICE
TPM SYSTEM” message exists.
Vehicles With Compact Spare
1. The compact spare tire (if equipped) does not have a
TPMS. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure
in the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will remain on, the
“LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message will be displayed, a
chime will sound, and the EVIC will still display a
flashing pressure value in the graphic display.
3. 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
“SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of
five seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
pressure value.
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4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid,
and the EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
message for a minimum of five seconds and then display
dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off
and the graphic in the EVIC will display a new pressure
value instead of dashes (- -), as long no tire pressure is
below the low pressure warning limit in any of the four
active road tires.
NOTE: 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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General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
The tire pressure sensors are regulated under one of the
following licenses:
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MRXC4W4MA4
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2546A-C4W4MA4
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
3.6L Engine
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.
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.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
not be covered under warranty.
• 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
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To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
the gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to
E-85 perform the following:
look for gasoline without MMT in Canada, because MMT
• change the engine oil and oil filter
can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and Califor• disconnect and reconnect the battery
nia reformulated gasoline.
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
Materials Added To Fuel
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
exposure to E-85 fuel.
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
MMT In Gasoline
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is conditions and they would result in additional cost.
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage fuel.
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
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Fuel System Cautions
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CAUTION! (Continued)
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate
service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
(Continued)
• 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.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper
maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected
every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired,
drive with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
FLEXIBLE FUEL — IF EQUIPPED
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique
fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Un(Continued)
leaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those
subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to
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the other sections of this manual for information on
features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
gasoline-only powered vehicles.
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CAUTION!
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can
operate on E-85.
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Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
When you do switch fuel types it is recommended that:
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and
• you do not switch when the fuel gauge indicates less
15% unleaded gasoline.
than 1/4 full
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the
tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never
use it near an open flame.
• you do not add less than 5 gallons (19 Liters) when
refueling
• you operate the vehicle immediately after refueling for
a period of at least 5 minutes
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or significant deterioration in driveability
during warm up.
NOTE:
Fuel Requirements
Your vehicle will operate on both unleaded gasoline with • When the ambient temperature is above 90° F (32° C),
you may experience hard starting and rough idle
an octane rating of 87, or E-85 fuel, or any mixture of
following start up even if the above recommendations
these two. For best results, a refueling pattern that
are followed.
alternates between E-85 and unleaded gasoline should be
avoided.
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• Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
compatible with E-85 and may form deposits in your
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be
caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline
additive, such as MOPAR威 Injector Cleanup or
Techron may be used.
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
FFV vehicles operated on E-85 require specially formulated engine oils. These special requirements are included
in MOPAR威 engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
Chrysler Specification MS-6395. The manufacturer requires engine oils that are API Certified and meet the
requirements of Material Standard MS-6395. MS-6395
contains additional requirements, developed during extensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to
Chrysler Group LLC engines. Use MOPAR威 or an
equivalent oil meeting the specification MS-6395.
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The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), you may experience an
increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up.
NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) is
beneficial for E-85 startability when the ambient temperature is less than 32°F (0°C).
Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
than gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel
consumption. You can expect your miles per gallon
(mpg)/miles per liter and your driving range to decrease
by about 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
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Replacement Parts
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts.
ADDING FUEL
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the
left side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged,
be sure the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.
CAUTION!
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
Maintenance
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect driveability.
Fuel Filler Cap
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NOTE: The driver’s side sliding door cannot be opened
while the fuel door is open. This feature operates only
when the sliding door is fully closed prior to opening the
fuel door.
CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap
could let impurities into the fuel system and may
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to
turn on, due to fuel vapors escaping from the
system.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank is being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and may cause the MIL to turn on.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
tank is full.
• Tighten the fuel filler cap until you hear a “clicking”
sound. This is an indication that the fuel filler cap is
properly tightened.
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• If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the MIL may VEHICLE LOADING
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
the vehicle is refueled.
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel If seats are removed for carrying cargo, do not exceed the
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a specified GVWR and GAWR.
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer or a
Vehicle Certification Label
“CHECK GASCAP” message will be displayed in the
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label attached to
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
the driver’s door B-Pillar.
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. The label contains the following information:
Tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound is heard.
• Name of manufacturer
This is an indication that the fuel filler cap is properly
tightened. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System” in • Month and year of manufacture
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
If the problem continues, the message will appear the
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) — Front
next time the vehicle is started. See your authorized
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) — Rear
dealer as soon as possible.
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• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Type of Vehicle
• Month, Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
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.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
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WARNING!
Because the front wheels drive and steer the vehicle,
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.
Tire Size
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
Rim Size
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
listed.
Inflation Pressure
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle, for
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
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Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
added.
Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
separately. It is important that you distribute the load
evenly over the front and rear axles.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
GVWR.
Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
The best way to figure out the total weight of your have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles, and the way
it is not over the GVWR.
the brakes operate.
Overloading
The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and front
and rear GAWR.
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CAUTION!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR
or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If you do,
parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the
way your vehicle handles. This could cause you to
lose control. Also, overloading can shorten the life of
your vehicle.
TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
and safely as possible.
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Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing-related definitions will assist you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight. The total load must be limited so
that you do not exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle
Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning ve- The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight
hicles used for trailer towing.
of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
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Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
and trailer when weighed in combination.
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
allowance for the presence of a driver.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Trailer Tongue Weight (TW)
The TW is the downward force exerted on the hitch ball
by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less than 10%
or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must consider
this as part of the load on your vehicle.
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Frontal Area
Weight-Distributing Hitch
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the A weight-distributing system works by applying levermaximum width of the front of a trailer.
age through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
Trailer Sway Control
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer’s 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 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 and
Weight-Carrying Hitch
contributes 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 vehicle. This type of weights (TW), and may be required depending on vehicle
hitch is the most popular on the market today and they and trailer configuration/loading to comply with gross
are commonly used to tow small- and medium-sized axle weight rating (GAWR) requirements.
trailers.
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WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted weight-distributing hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking
performance, and could result in a collision.
• Weight-distributing hitch systems may not be
compatible with surge brake couplers. Consult
with an authorized hitch and trailer manufacturer
or a reputable authorized Recreational Vehicle
dealer for additional information.
Without Weight-Distributing Hitch (Incorrect)
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With Weight-Distributing Hitch (Correct)
Improper Adjustment of
Weight-Distributing Hitch (Incorrect)
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Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow, and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
TRAILER HITCH CLASSIFICATIONS
Max. GTW
Class
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Class
Class
Class
Class
Duty
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
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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.
Max. GTW
Max. Tongue Wt.
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
Up to 2 persons &
8,750 lbs (3 969 kg)
40 sq ft (3.72 sq m)
Luggage 3,600 lbs
360 lbs (163 kg)
(1 633 kg)*
3 to 5 persons &
3.6L/Automatic
8,750 lbs (3 969 kg)
40 sq ft (3.72 sq m)
Luggage 3,350 lbs
335 lbs (152 kg)
(1 519 kg)*
6 to 7 persons &
8,750 lbs (3 969 kg)
40 sq ft (3.72 sq m)
Luggage 3,000 lbs
300 lbs (136 kg)
(1 360 kg)*
* For vehicles equipped with Fold-in-Floor seating, the Gross Trailer Weight must be reduced by 100 lbs (45 kg).
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.
Engine/Transmission
GCWR (Gross Combined Wt. Rating)
Frontal Area
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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
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side-to-side,
which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer collisions.
Never exceed the maximum trailer tongue weight
stamped on your bumper or trailer hitch.
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/luggage or
equipment put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or authorized dealer-installed
options, must be considered as part of the total load on
your vehicle. Refer to the “Tire Safety Information/Tire
and Loading Information Placard” in “Starting and Operating” for the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo for your vehicle.
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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 injury 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 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. 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. Trailer tongue weight rating for that trailer
hitch. (This requirement may limit the ability to
always achieve the 10% to 15% range of trailer
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.
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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 (454 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 (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in an
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 or a
seven-pin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer
harness and connector.
(Continued) NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
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 four-pin connector and seven-pin
connector illustrations.
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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
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
traffic.
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
Automatic Transmission
you can get back to cruising speed.
The DRIVE gear can be selected when towing. However,
if frequent shifting occurs while in DRIVE, use the • Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control to select a
lower gear range.
Cooling System
NOTE: Selecting a lower gear range while operating the To reduce potential for engine and transmission overvehicle under heavy operating conditions will improve heating, take the following actions:
performance and extend transmission life by reducing
• City Driving
excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transprovide better engine braking.
mission into NEUTRAL but do not increase engine idle
The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be speed.
changed if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than
• Highway Driving
45 minutes of continuous operation. Refer to “MainteReduce speed.
nance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
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• Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
RECREATIONAL TOWING
(BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Recreational towing is not allowed.
CAUTION!
DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain will result.
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NOTE: This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or
vehicle trailer provided all four wheels are OFF the
ground.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514
▫ Securing The Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530
▫ Spare Tire Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516 䡵 Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532
▫ To Access Spare Tire Winch Drive Nut . . . . . 516
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 533
▫ Spare Tire Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534
▫ Spare Tire Removal Instructions . . . . . . . . . . 520
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
䡵 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 536 䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539
䡵 Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537
▫ Without The Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the
lower center area of the instrument panel.
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IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
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.
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CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads “H”, pull
over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air
conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back
into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the
“H”, turn the engine off immediately, and call for
service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (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, jack handle and winch handle tools are stowed
behind the rear left side trim panel in the rear cargo area.
Turn the two cover latches to release the cover.
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Jack And Tool Location
Remove the pouch containing the scissors jack, jack
handle, and tools.
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Spare Tire Removal
The spare tire is stowed inside a protective cover located
under the center of the vehicle between the front doors by
means of a cable winch mechanism. The “spare tire
drive” nut is located on the floor, under a plastic cap at
the front of the floor console or under front super console
forward bin liner.
Spare Tire Location
To Access Spare Tire Winch Drive Nut
To access the spare tire winch drive nut and lower the
spare tire, you will need to refer to one of the following
center console configurations.
Super Console
For vehicles equipped with the Super Console, the spare
tire winch assembly drive nut is located beneath the
console.
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Super Console
1 — Lower Drawer
2 — Front Drawer
3 — Front Drawer Liner
1. Pull the lower drawer out from the rear of the floor
console.
Lower Drawer
2. Open the front drawer to expose the storage compartment.
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3. Remove the liner from the console’s storage compartment to access the spare tire winch drive nut.
Winch Cover Assembly Plug (If Equipped)
Spare Tire Tools
Drive Nut Access
The tool pouch contains three pieces and can be assembled into a spare tire hook; to remove the compact
Premium/Base/Cargo Center Console
Pull the Winch Cover assembly plug (if equipped) to spare tire/cover assembly from under the vehicle, or a
Winch T-handle; to raise/lower the compact spare tire/
access the winch drive nut.
cover assembly.
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Assembled T-handle
A — Spare Tire Hook/T-handle
B — Extension 1
C — Extension 2
Assembling The Spare Tire Hook
A — Spare Tire Hook/T-handle
B — Extension 1
C — Extension 2
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2. Rotate the nut to the left until the winch mechanism
Spare Tire Removal Instructions
The spare tire is located under the vehicle beneath the stops turning freely. This will allow enough slack in the
center console area.
cable to allow you to pull the spare tire out from
underneath the vehicle.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
winch T-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
Spare Tire And Cover
1. Assemble the spare tire tools into a T-handle and place
the square end over the spare tire winch drive nut.
3. To remove the compact spare tire/cover assembly,
assemble the winch T-handle extensions to form a spare
tire hook, and pull the spare tire out from under the
vehicle.
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4. Stand the tire/cover assembly upright and remove the
wheel spacer by squeezing the winch retaining tabs
together. Push the retainer through the spare tire to
release it from the wheel.
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Pulling Spare Tire
NOTE: If either front tire is flat it may be necessary to
jack up the vehicle to remove the compact spare tire/
cover assembly from under the vehicle.
Removing Wheel Spacer
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Preparations For Jacking
4. Place the shift lever into PARK.
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or 5. Turn OFF the ignition.
slippery areas.
6. Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite the jacking
WARNING!
position. For example, if changing the
right front tire, block the left rear
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
wheel.
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
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Jacking Instructions
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from
the edge of the roadway as possible before raising
the vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
(Continued)
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and
for lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
Jack Warning Label
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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 the “Compact Spare Tire” section of
“Tires – General Information” for information about the
spare tire, its use, and operation.
1. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by
turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still
on the ground.
Jack Locations
2. There are two jack engagement locations on each side
of the vehicle body. These locations are on the sill flange
of the vehicle body.
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated.
CAUTION!
Rear jack locations are between a pair of down-facing
tabs on the sill flange of the vehicle side body.
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Rear Jacking Locations
Front Jack Locations
Front jack location is on the sill flange of the vehicle body NOTE: In some situations the jack may need to be
placed on its side in order to be pushed under the vehicle.
and is located 6 in (150 mm) from door edge.
Return the jack to its correct orientation once it is under
the vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never get any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
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. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right,
using the swivel wrench. 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.
CAUTION!
5. Remove the wheel lug nuts, for vehicles with wheel
covers, remove the cover from the wheel by hand. Do not
3. Place the wrench on the jack screw and turn to the pry the wheel cover off. Then pull the wheel off the hub.
right until the jack head is properly engaged in the
6. Install the compact spare tire. Lightly tighten the lug
described location. Do not raise the vehicle until you are
nuts.
sure the jack is securely engaged.
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.
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NOTE: Do not install the wheel cover on the compact
spare.
7. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left.
8. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each
nut has been tightened twice. The correct wheel nut
tightness is 102 ft lbs (138 N·m). If in doubt about the
correct tightness, have them checked with a torque
wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service station.
Mounting Spare Tire
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
9. Lower the jack to its fully-closed position.
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WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
NOTE: Refer to the “Spare Tire Tools” section for
instructions on assembling the T-handle.
12. Stow the jack, jack handle and winch handle tools
back in the stowage compartment.
13. Check the compact spare tire pressure as soon as
possible. Correct the tire pressure, as required.
Securing The Spare Tire
10. Place the deflated (flat) tire and compact spare tire
cover assembly in the rear cargo area. Do not stow the 1. Assemble the winch handle extensions to form a
deflated tire in the spare tire location. Have the full- T-handle and fit the winch T-handle over the drive nut.
Rotate the nut to the left until the winch mechanism stops
sized tire repaired or replaced, as soon as possible.
turning freely. This will allow enough slack in the cable to
11. Stow the cable and wheel spacer before driving the
allow you to pull the wheel spacer out from under the
vehicle. Reassemble the winch handle extensions to form
vehicle.
a “T” and fit the winch T-handle over the drive nut.
Rotate the nut to the right until the winch mechanism
clicks at least three times.
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WARNING!
A loose compact spare tire/cover assembly, thrown
forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger
the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the compact spare tire with the cover assembly in the place
provided.
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3. Turn the compact spare tire so that the valve stem is
down, and place the tire into the spare tire/cover assembly. Slide the wheel spacer through the center of the
wheel and spare tire/cover assembly, so that the two
retainer tabs snap out and engage the spare tire cover on
the opposite side.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
winch T-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
2. Assemble the winch handle extensions to form the
spare tire hook, and pull the wheel spacer from under the
vehicle.
The compact spare tire/cover assembly must be used
when the compact spare tire is stored. Failure to use
this cover could drastically reduce the life of the
compact spare tire.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Verify that both retainer tabs of the wheel spacer
have been properly extended through the center of
the wheel and spare tire/cover assembly. Failure to
properly engage both retainer tabs could result in
loss of the spare tire and cover assembly, which will
cause vehicle damage and may cause loss of vehicle
control.
The winch mechanism is designed specifically to
stow a compact spare tire only. Do not attempt to use
the winch to stow the full size flat tire, or any other
full-size tire. Vehicle damage may result.
Road Tire Installation
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
4. Using the winch T-handle, rotate the drive nut to the 1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
right until the compact spare tire/cover assembly is
2. To ease the installation process for steel wheels with
drawn into place against the underside of the vehicle.
wheel covers, install two lug nuts on the mounting studs
5. Continue to rotate the nut to the right until you hear which are on each side of the valve stem. Install the lug
the winch mechanism click three times. It cannot be nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut toward the
overtightened. Check under the vehicle to ensure the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
compact spare tire/cover assembly is positioned correctly against the underside of the vehicle.
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4. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug
nuts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
Tire And Wheel Cover Or Center Cap
1 — Valve Stem
2 — Valve Notch
3 — Wheel Lug Nut
4 — Wheel Cover
5 — Mounting Stud
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each
3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of
valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand, each lug nut is 102 ft/lbs (138 N·m). If in doubt about the
snapping the cover over the two lug nuts. Do not use a
hammer or excessive force to install the cover.
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correct tightness, have them checked with a torque 3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
handle counterclockwise.
7. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a 4. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
seated against the wheel.
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each
nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
each lug nut is 102 ft/lbs (138 N·m). If in doubt about the
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
correct tightness, have them checked with a torque
wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug 5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
nuts.
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
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NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack Preparations For Jump-Start
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and The battery in your vehicle is located on the left side of
the engine compartment.
precautions.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
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WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Positive Battery Post
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WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is on. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as 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.
3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
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.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to 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
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the the reverse sequence:
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of the battery.
discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery and
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
the fuel injection system.
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
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8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
can often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
front wheels. Then move the shift lever back and forth
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle between DRIVE and REVERSE. Using minimal accelerayou should have the battery and charging system in- tor pedal pressure to maintain the rocking motion, without spinning the wheels, is most effective.
spected at your authorized dealer.
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.
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NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when starting
off in deep snow, sand or gravel, it may be desirable to
switch the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) to “Partial
Off” mode. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control System” in
“Starting and Operating” for further information.
CAUTION!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between DRIVE and REVERSE, do not spin the
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the
wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no
transmission shifting occurring).
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WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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 apply the parking brake.
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2. Remove the shift lever override access cover located 3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position
near the top right of the shift lever in the instrument without starting the engine.
panel.
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
5. Using a small screwdriver or similar small, push and
hold the override release lever forward.
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheels OFF the Ground
NONE
ALL MODELS
If transmission is operable:
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
Wheel lift
Flatbed
Rear
Front
ALL
• 25 mph (40 km/h)max speed
• 15 miles (24 km) max distance
OK
BEST METHOD
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
equipment designed for the purpose, following equip- position, not the ACC position.
ment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws applying to
vehicles under tow must be observed.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
Damage to the fascia will occur.
• When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do
not attach to front or rear suspension components.
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
• Do not push or tow this vehicle with another
vehicle as damage to the bumper fascia and transmission may result.
• If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the
ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position,
not the LOCK or ACC positions.
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed. If flatbed
equipment is not available, and the transmission is
operable, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all four
wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
• The shift lever must be in NEUTRAL.
• The towing distance to be traveled must not exceed
15 miles (24 km).
• The towing speed must not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must
be towed faster than 25 mph (40 km/h) or farther than
15 miles (24 km), it must be towed with the front
wheels OFF the ground (using a flatbed truck, or wheel
lift equipment with the front wheels raised).
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CAUTION!
Towing faster than 25 mph (40 km/h) or farther than
15 miles (24 km) with front wheels on the ground can
cause severe damage to the transmission. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
Without The Ignition Key
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
with the ignition in the LOCK position. Flatbed towing is
the preferred towing method. However, if a flatbed
towing vehicle is not available, wheel lift towing equipment may be used. Rear towing (with the front wheels on
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the ground) is not allowed, as transmission damage will
occur. If rear towing is the only alternative, the front
wheels must be placed on a towing dolly. Proper towing
equipment is necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these towing methods can cause
severe transmission damage. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . 546
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 546
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 550
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562
▫ Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567
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▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 569
▫ Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker
And Backup Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 588
▫ Cleaning The Instrument Panel Cupholders . . 577
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 588
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
▫ Totally Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . 578
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 586
▫ Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 586
▫ Front Park/Turn Signal Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . 587
▫ License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 590
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 590
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 591
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
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1
2
3
4
5
— Air Filter
— Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
— Totally Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
6 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
7 — Engine Oil Dipstick
8 — Engine Oil Fill
9 — Coolant Pressure Cap
10 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).” It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• 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
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 or a
“CHECK GASCAP” message will be displayed in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
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For states that require an Inspection and Mainte“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in ”Unnance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informaIndicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
tion. Tighten the gas cap until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard.
This is an indication that the gas cap is properly tight- on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
system is ready for testing.
ened.
Press the odometer reset button to turn the message off.
If the problem persists, the message will appear the next
time the vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged
cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system
will turn on the 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.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass do the following:
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
crank or start the engine.
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2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
this test over.
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
a normal bulb check.
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will may then indicate that the system is now ready.
happen:
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
not proceed to the I/M station.
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
warranty.
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.
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WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
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
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
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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.
• 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 or before starting the
engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
the oil level between the MIN and MAX markings on the
dipstick. Adding one quart of oil when the reading is at
the MIN mark will result in a MAX reading on these
engines.
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American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration, or
been certified by the American
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
Change Engine Oil
API Certified engine oils.
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
CAUTION!
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 8,000 miles (13 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API certified and meet
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
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.
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Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler
cap also shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for
your vehicle.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental
additives.
For information on engine oil filler cap location, refer to Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
“Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
for further information.
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
Lubricants that do not have both the engine oil certificaenvironment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
tion mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number,
station, or governmental agency for advice on how and
should not be used.
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
Synthetic Engine Oils
your area.
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recomEngine Oil Filter
mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recomThe engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
at every engine oil change.
are followed.
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Engine Oil Filter Selection
The manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type 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 a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
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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 Air Cleaner Filter Selection
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are
recommended.
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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.
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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.
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To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
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.
• 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.
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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.
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Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a system
performance check. 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.
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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.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
R-134a air conditioning refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by an authorized dealer, or other
authorized service facility, using recovery and recycling
equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer-approved A/C System
Sealers, Stop Leak Products, Seal Conditioners, Compressor Oil, or Refrigerants.
A/C Air Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
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WARNING!
Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
operating or personal injury may result.
The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet behind
the glove box. Perform the following procedure to replace the filter:
1. Open the glove compartment and remove all contents.
2. Push in on the sides of the glove compartment and
lower the door.
3. Pivot the glove compartment downward.
A/C Air Filter Replacement
5. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of
4. Disengage the two retaining tabs that secure the filter the housing.
cover to the HVAC housing, and remove the cover.
6. Install the A/C air filter with the arrow on the filter
pointing toward the floor. When installing the filter
cover, make sure the retaining tabs fully engage the
cover.
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CAUTION!
The A/C air filter is identified with an arrow to
indicate airflow direction through the filter. Failure
to properly install the filter will result in the need to
replace it more often.
hood latching components to ensure proper function.
When performing other underhood services, the hood
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be
cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant such as MOPAR威
7. Rotate the glove compartment door back into position.
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the
lock cylinder.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
Windshield Wiper Blades
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubriwindshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
cated periodically with a lithium-based grease, such as
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulaMOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent, to assure
tions of salt or road film.
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
removed. Particular attention should also be given to from a dry windshield.
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Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
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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.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
After the engine has warmed, operate the defroster for a
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necesfew minutes to reduce the possibility of smearing or
sary.
freezing the fluid on the cold windshield. MOPAR威 All
Adding Washer Fluid
Weather Windshield Washer Solution or equivalent, used
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the with water as directed on the container, aids cleaning
rear window washer is shared. It is located in the engine action, reduces the freezing point to avoid line clogging,
compartment and should be checked at regular intervals. and is not harmful to paint or trim.
Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not
radiator antifreeze) and operate the system for a few
seconds to flush out any residual water.
The washer fluid reservoir will hold a full gallon of fluid
when the Low Washer Fluid Light illuminates.
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Cooling System
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 anytime 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.
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh coolant. 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.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
Coolant Checks
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
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Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
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 the old engine coolant (antifreeze) solution.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended engine coolant (antifreeze). Refer “Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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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 anti-rust products, as they
may not be compatible with the radiator engine
coolant (antifreeze) 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.
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Adding Coolant
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
exceed 70%) if temperatures below ⫺34°F (⫺37°C) are
intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
anticipated.
to five years or 104,000 miles (169 000 km) before
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionreplacement. To prevent reducing this extended mainteized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
nance period, it is important that you use the same
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
engine coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
vehicle.
engine cooling system.
Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to mainOrganic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant
tain the proper level of protection against freezing ac(antifreeze). When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威 the vehicle is operated.
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or
decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
equivalent.
will require more frequent coolant changes.
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Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent the loss of
engine coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine
coolant (antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the
coolant recovery bottle.
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• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any Disposal Of Used Coolant
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces. Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
WARNING!
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by anicooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. mals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child
engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the
cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
pressure to build up in the cooling system. To any ground spills immediately.
prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the pressure cap while the system is hot or under pressure.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
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engine cold, the level of the engine coolant (antifreeze) in normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
the coolant recovery bottle should be between the ranges humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
indicated on the bottle.
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing the evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service atten- safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
dant of this. As long as the engine operating temperature
• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
is satisfactory, the coolant bottle only needs to be checked
• Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point in
once a month.
the radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
engine coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, contents
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
of the coolant recovery bottle must also be protected
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
against freezing.
Points To Remember
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles (a
required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle
few kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor
does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling
coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is
system should be pressure tested for leaks.
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• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum)
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
your engine, which contains aluminum components.
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, also keep the front of
the condenser clean.
• Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory coolant performance, poor gas
mileage, and increased emissions.
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Brakes
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.
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Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. ReMaster Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked fer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Mainwhen performing underhood services, or immediately if taining Your Vehicle” for further information.
the “Brake System Warning Light” indicates system
WARNING!
failure.
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. Add fluid to bring the level up to the top of the
“FULL” mark on the side of the master cylinder reservoir.
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
Add enough fluid to bring the level up to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir. With disc
brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
leak and a checkup may be needed.
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, 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.
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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.
• 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.
Automatic Transmission
The automatic transmission and differential assembly are
contained within a single housing.
The fluid level in the automatic transmission should be
checked whenever the vehicle is serviced. Operation with
an improper fluid level will greatly reduce the life of the
transmission and the fluid.
The six–speed transmission is equipped with a capped
dipstick tube. It is sealed and should not be tampered
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with. Your authorized dealer has the necessary tools to
ensure that the fluid level is set properly.
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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. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. It is important that the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the recommended
fluid. No chemical flushes should be used in any transmission; only the approved lubricant may be used.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturer’s recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Special Additives
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid
leaks. In addition, avoid using transmission sealers as
they may adversely affect seals.
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Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
Fluid Level Check
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
The six-speed automatic transmission is a sealed unit and
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
has no dipstick. See your authorized dealer to have the
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
transmission fluid checked or serviced.
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
Fluid And Filter Changes
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
maintenance intervals.
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
If the transmission is disassembled for any reason, the resistance built into your vehicle.
fluid and filter should be changed.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
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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The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation
• Stone and gravel impact
• Insects, tree sap and tar
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or equivalent, 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.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威
Cleaner Wax or equivalent to remove road film, stains
and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to
scratch the paint.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
finish.
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.
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• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once • Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer
a month.
has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors and rocker panels be kept clear and open. Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly with
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
considered the responsibility of the owner.
To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust the
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
following MOPAR威 wheel cleaners are recommended or
cause which destroys the paint and protective coating,
select a non-abrasive, non acidic cleaner.
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of • For chrome wheels, use MOPAR威 Chrome Cleaner
(Part# 04318013) or equivalent.
the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, • For aluminum wheels, use MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
(Part# 04796239AB) or equivalent.
packaged and sealed.
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CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Use only the approved MOPAR威
Wheel Cleaners or equivalent.
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or
equivalent, or a mild soap solution to a clean, damp
cloth and remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to
remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
Cleaner or a equivalent high quality cleaner to a clean,
damp cloth and remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp
towel to remove soap residue.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Equipped
Interior Care
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manInstrument Panel Surfaces
ner:
The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface,
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
which minimizes reflections in the windshield. Do not
with a clean, dry towel.
use protectants or other products which may cause
undesirable reflections. Use soap and warm water to
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
restore the low glare surface.
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Cleaning Interior Trim
Interior trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent, then MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
Armor All威. Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to
clean vinyl upholstery
Cleaning Leather Upholstery
MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recommended for leather upholstery.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
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liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Cleaning Headlights
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lightweight
and less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
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To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed by rinsing.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel 1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
Glass Surfaces
rag.
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or equivalent or any com- 2. Dry with a soft cloth.
mercial household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abraSeat Belt Maintenance
sive type cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside
Do not bleach, dye or clean the seat belts with chemical
rear window equipped with electric defrosters or the
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
right rear quarter window equipped with the radio
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
antenna. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instruments
If the seat belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
that may scratch the elements.
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
When cleaning the rearview mirror, spray cleaner on the
wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
directly on the mirror.
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Replace the seat belts if they appear frayed or worn, or if approximately 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, pull the
liner from the water and dip it back into the water about
the buckles do not work properly.
six times. This will loosen any remaining debris. Rinse
Cleaning The Instrument Panel Cupholders
the liner thoroughly under warm running water. Shake
the excess water from the liner and dry the outer surfaces
Removal
Pull the flexible liner from the cupholder drawer starting with a clean soft cloth.
at one edge to ease removal.
Installation
Cleaning
Place the liner into the cupholder drawer and press the
The liner is top shelf dishwasher safe, or you may follow liner into place so that the retention tabs seat into the
the cleaning procedure below.
corresponding openings in the drawer.
Soak the liner in a mixture of medium hot tap water and
one teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap. Let soak for
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FUSES
Totally Integrated Power Module
The Totally Integrated Power Module is located in the
engine compartment near the battery. Refer to the applicable “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
This center contains cartridge fuses and mini-fuses. A
label that identifies each component may be printed or
embossed on the inside of the cover.
Totally Integrated Power Module
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CAUTION!
• When installing the Totally Integrated Power
Module cover, it is important to ensure the cover is
properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to
do so may allow water to get into the Integrated
Power Module, and possibly result in a 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.
The numbers inside the TIPM cover correspond to the
following table.
Cavity
J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
J6
J7
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
—
30 Amp
Pink
—
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Power Folding Seat
—
Power Liftgate Module
Rear Door Module
—
Driver Door Node
—
Passenger Door Node
—
Antilock Brakes
Pump/Stability Control System
Antilock Brakes
Valve/Stability Control System
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J8
J9
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
—
—
J10
30 Amp
Pink
—
J11
30 Amp
Pink
—
J12
J13
30 Amp
Pink
60 Amp
Yellow
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Description
Cavity
Power Memory Seat –
If Equipped
Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle Motor/
Flex Fuel – If
Equipped
Headlamp Wash/
Manifold Tuning
Valve – If Equipped
Power Sliding Door
Module/Anti–Theft
Module – If Equipped
HVAC Rear Blower,
Radiator Fan Motor
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) – Main
J14
J15
J17
J18
J19
J20
J21
J22
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Blue
60 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Pink
20 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
MiniFuse
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Description
—
Rear Window Defogger
Front Blower
—
Starter Solenoid
—
—
Powertrain Control
Module Trans Range
Radiator Fan
—
Front Wiper LO/HI
—
Front/Rear Washer
—
Sunroof Module
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M1
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M2
—
M3
—
20 Amp
Yellow
M4
—
M5
—
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
Cavity
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
M6
Cartridge
Fuse
—
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
M7
—
20 Amp
Yellow
M8
—
M9
—
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
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Rear Center Brake
Lamp/Brake Switch
Trailer Lighting, Front
Fog Lamps, Intelligent Battery Sensor
(IBS)
Front/Rear Axle
Locker, Vacuum
Pump Motor
Trailer Tow
Inverter
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Description
Power Outlet #1
(ACC), Rain Sensor,
Cigar Lighter (Instrument Panel or with
Console Rear)
Power Outlet #2
(BATT/ACC SELECT)
– Center Seat or with
Console Rear
Front Heated Seat – If
Equipped
Rear Heated Seat – If
Equipped
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M10
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M11
—
M12
—
M13
—
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Ignition Off Draw —
Video System, Satellite Radio, DVD,
Hands-Free Module,
Universal Garage
Door Opener, Vanity
Lamp, Streaming
Video Module – If
Equipped
Climate Control System
Amplifier/Radio
Instrument Cluster,
SIREN, Clock Module, Multi-Function
Control Switch – If
Equipped
M14
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M15
—
M16
—
10 Amp
Red
M17
—
15 Amp
Blue
M18
—
15 Amp
Blue
Cavity
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Trailer Tow – If
Equipped
Rear View Mirror,
Instrument Cluster,
Multi-Function Control Switch, Tire Pressure Monitor, Glow
Plug Module – If
Equipped
Airbag Module/
Occupant Classification Module
Left Tail/License/
Park Lamp, Running
Lamps
Right Tail/Park/Run
Lamp
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M19
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M20
—
Cavity
M21
—
M22
—
M23
—
M24
—
MiniFuse
25 Amp
Natural
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
M25
Cartridge
Fuse
—
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
M26
—
10 Amp
Red
M27
—
10 Amp
Red
Horn
M28
—
Horn
M29
—
Rear Wiper
M30
—
M31
—
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Powertrain
Instrument Cluster
Interior Light, Switch
Bank, Steering Column Module, Switch
Steering Wheel
Powertrain
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Fuel Pump, Diesel
Lift Pump – If
Equipped
Power Mirror Switch,
Driver Window
Switch
Wireless Control
Module, Keyless
Entry Module
Powertrain, Transmission Control Module
Occupant Classification Module
Rear Wiper Module,
Power Folding Mirror
Back-Up Lamps
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M32
Cartridge
Fuse
—
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
M33
—
M34
—
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Cavity
M35
—
10 Amp
Red
Description
Airbag Module,
THATCHUM – If
Equipped
Powertrain
Park Assist, Heater
Climate Control Module, Headlamp Wash,
Compass, Rear Camera, Door Lamps,
Flashlight, Relay Diesel Cabin Heater, Rad
Fan Diesel – If
Equipped
Heated Mirrors
M36
Cartridge
Fuse
—
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
M37
—
10 Amp
Red
M38
—
25 Amp
Natural
Cavity
Description
Power Outlet #3 (Instrument Panel or
with Console Center)
Antilock Brakes, Stability Control, Stop
Lamp, Fuel Pump
Door Lock/Unlock
Motors, Liftgate
Lock/Unlock Motors
The heated mirrors, lower instrument panel power outlet
and removable floor console, when in the front position
are fused with self-resetting fuses that are only serviceable by an authorized dealer. The power seats are fused
by a 30 Amp circuit breaker located under the driver’s
seat. The power windows are fused by a 25 Amp circuit
breaker located under the instrument panel near the
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steering column. If you experience temporary or perma- REPLACEMENT BULBS
nent loss of these systems, see your authorized dealer for
service.
LIGHT BULBS – Interior
Bulb Number
Center & Rear Dome Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
VEHICLE STORAGE
Center & Rear Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than
Front Door Courtesy Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
21 days, you may want to take steps to protect your
Front Header Reading Lamps – If Equipped . . . . . 578
battery. You may do the following:
Instrument Cluster Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PC74
• Remove the 20 Amp mini-fuse in the Totally Inte- Liftgate Lamp(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
grated Power Module (TIPM) labeled Ignition-Off Overhead Console Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . PC579
Removable Console Lamp – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 194
Draw (IOD).
Visor Vanity Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6501966
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
NOTE: For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of for replacement instructions.
service for two weeks or more, run the air conditioning
system at idle for about five minutes in the fresh air All of the interior bulbs are glass wedge base or glass
and high blower setting. This will ensure adequate cartridge types. Aluminum base bulbs are not approved
system lubrication to minimize the possibility of com- and should not be used for replacement.
pressor damage when the system is started again.
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LIGHT BULBS – Exterior
Bulb Number
Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H11
Fog Lamp – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSX24W
Front Side Marker, Park/
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757A or PY27/7W
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
(Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
(Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
BULB REPLACEMENT
Headlamps
2. Slide the red lock tab rearward on the connector, then
depress the tab and remove the connector from the bulb.
3. Twist the headlamp bulb and pull the bulb from the
headlamp housing.
4. Install the new headlamp bulb and twist until locked
into the headlamp housing.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
1. Raise the hood to access the rear of the headlamp 5. Connect the wiring connector to bulb and slide red
housing.
lock tab forward.
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1. From behind the bumper fascia, or the access panel on
the air dam, squeeze the two tabs on the side of the bulb
1. Raise the hood to access the rear of the headlamp
socket and pull straight out from the fog lamp.
housing.
Front Park/Turn Signal Lamps
2. Twist the turn signal socket and remove from the
headlamp housing, then pull the bulb out.
3. Push the new bulb into the socket and reinstall the
socket by twisting until locked into the headlamp
housing.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Fog Lamps
2. Disconnect the wire harness from the bulb.
NOTE: Access to the fog lamp bulb is from the rear of
3. Reconnect the wiring harness to the new bulb and
the fascia. On the left rear side of the fascia, remove the
reinstall by inserting the new bulb straight into the fog
push pin and lower the hinged access door on the air
lamp until it locks into place.
dam.
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Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker and
Backup Lamps
1. Raise the liftgate.
NOTE:
• If a screwdriver is used, make sure a soft material is
placed between the vehicle body and tool so not to
scratch the paint.
2. Remove the tail lamp assembly by removing the two
• The PRY location is best closest to the studs while
screws from the inboard side. Use a fiber stick or similar
dislodging them separately.
tool to gently pry the light on the outboard side to
disengage the two ball studs.
3. Twist the socket and remove from the lamp assembly.
4. Pull the bulb to remove it from the socket.
5. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket, and reattach the
lamp assembly.
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
The CHMSL uses LED lamps that are not serviceable
separately. The CHMSL must be replaced as an assembly.
See your authorized dealer.
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2. Twist and remove the socket from the lamp assembly
License Lamp
The license plate lamp is located under the tailgate light and pull the bulb out to remove.
bar and above the license plate.
3. Push the bulb into the socket, twist the socket into the
1. Using a small screwdriver, press inward the locking lamp assembly and reinstall the lamp assembly into place
tab on the outboard side of the lamp assembly and pull ensuring the locking tab is secure.
down on the lamp assembly for removal.
FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Metric
Fuel (Approximate)
20 Gallons
76 Liters
Engine Oil with Filter
3.6L Engine (SAE 5W-30, API Certified)
6 Quarts
5.6 Liters
Cooling System *
3.6L Engine (MOPAR威 Engine Coolant/Antifreeze 5
13.4 Quarts
12.6 Liters
Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level. Add 2.9 Qts (2.8 L) if equipped with a rear
heater.
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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 Five Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT
(Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
Use API Certified SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your oil filler cap for correct SAE grade.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
RER8ZWYCB4 (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
87 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be used or equivalent. If DOT 3
brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
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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CONTENTS
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▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . 596
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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 conditions, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will
influence when the “Change Oil” message is displayed.
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change Depending on operating conditions, the message may
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will appear as early as 3,500 miles (5 630 km) since last reset.
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible, within
scheduled maintenance.
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in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be displayed in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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,
even if the oil change indicator message is NOT
illuminated.
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referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Instrument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odometer” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your At Each Stop For Fuel
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
• Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
fully warmed engine is shut OFF. Checking the oil
exceed 8,000 miles (13 000 km) or six months, whichlevel while the vehicle is on level ground will improve
ever comes first.
the accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only
when the level is at or below the ADD, SAFE or MIN
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
mark.
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other • Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
required.
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Once A Month
At Each Oil Change
• Check 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
• Open the left and right door (slowly) and inspect for
as required.
excessive dirt. If noise exist wipe clean and apply
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
krytox lube to the door rollers.
master cylinder, and the power steering and add as
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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.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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
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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
Date
Dealer Code
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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 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
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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
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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.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
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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.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) 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
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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
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
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I 88,000 Miles (143,000 km) or
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T 66 Months Maintenance
E Service Schedule
N ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
A
filter.
N ❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
C
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
96,000 Miles (156,000 km) or 72 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
96,000 miles (156 000 km).
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs (3.6L Engine).
❏ Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
❏ 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.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
104,000 Miles (169,000 km) or
78 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
104,000 miles (169 000 km).
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant at
104,000 miles (169 000 km) or 60 months
whichever comes first.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
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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
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M 604 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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I 120,000 Miles (195,000 km) or
N
T 90 Months Maintenance
E Service Schedule
N ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
A
filter.
N ❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
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120,000 miles (195 000 km).
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid
and filter(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 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
136,000 Miles (221,000 km) or
102 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
136,000 miles (221 000 km).
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
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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.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
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M 606 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
A
I 152,000 Miles (247,000 km) or
N
T 114 Months Maintenance
E Service Schedule
N ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
A
filter.
N ❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
C
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
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152,000 miles (247 000 km).
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Odometer Reading
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Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 613
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 611
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611
䡵 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 611
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614
䡵 If You Need Assistance
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . . . . 612
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 612
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615
䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615
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䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 617
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 617
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 617
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 618
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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
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.
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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
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
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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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INDEX
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 564
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 553
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413,558
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,400,557
Air Conditioning System, Zone Control . . . . . . . . 393
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Air Conditioning, Rear Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398,408
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,79
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77,83,101,293
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,76,79
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . 74,76,79
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563,589
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
Assistance Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
INDEX
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Blind Spot Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 591
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 98
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 586
. . . . . 457 Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103,585
. . . . . 556
. . . . . 532 Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
. . . . . 26 Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
. . . . . 204 Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589
. . . . . 101
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 400
Automatic Transaxle
Selection Of Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 591
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422,569
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 570,591
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 570
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyless Transmitter Replacement
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . .
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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(RKE)
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INDEX
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 572
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,486
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Cargo Compartment
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Caution, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125,392
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 588
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291,547
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,86,87
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Child Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323,332
Coat Hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
INDEX
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . 346
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Console, Removable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 565
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562,565
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 566
623
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . 563,589,590
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250,577
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101,406
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546
Dimmer Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 550
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539
10
624
INDEX
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Driving
On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy . . . . 310
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Economy (Fuel) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . .
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control)
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486
425
114
244
443
444
212
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445
Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224,300
Emergency, In Case of
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514,523
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 547
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 550
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 590
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,100,486
INDEX
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482,589
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 550,589,590
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Oil Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551,589
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 80
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,100,486
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,554
Extender, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
625
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Fabric Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413,558
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552,590
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103,286,587,588
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486,488
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
10
626
INDEX
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 590
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 590
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200,286,587
Fold in Floor (Stow ⬘n Go) Seating . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 536
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Economy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293,490
Filler Door (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297,306
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 590
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482,589
Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589
Fuel Optimizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
INDEX
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578 Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 490,492,546
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482 Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482 Headlights
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gauges
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537 Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,28,155,481 Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576 Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493,496 Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493,495 High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch .
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586
575
200
204
586
199
199
115
163
393
422
204
10
628
INDEX
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449 Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Door Opener) Transmitter . . 231 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,14
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284,286
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574 Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576
Hill Start Assist . . .
Hitches
Trailer Towing .
HomeLink® (Garage
Hood Release . . . .
Hook, Coat . . . . . .
INDEX
LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) . . . . . . . 90
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103,198
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77,83,101,293
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 588
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585,586
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Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 588
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . 448
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200,286,587
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 586
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297,306
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . 291
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
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630
INDEX
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 588
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 588
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585,586
Service Engine Soon
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 588
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 289
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103,587,588
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . 286
Load Leveling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260,492,494
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren (LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance, Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine)
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Feature (Memory Seat) . . . . . . . .
. . . . . 556
. . . . . 549
. . . . . 594
. . . . . 244
. . 291,547
. . . . . 615
. . . . . 228
. . . . . 192
INDEX
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115,192
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549,614
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
631
Navigation System (Uconnect™ gps) . . . . . . . . . . 224
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52,76,81
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,76,79
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288,289,309
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . 288,289,309
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 550,590
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 550
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552,590
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551,589
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
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INDEX
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552,589 Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546,547
Lift Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . 244
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112,113
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Sliding Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Overhead Travel Information Center . . . . . . . . . . 227
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437,438
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296,513
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . 4,615
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 591
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439 Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522
Pedals, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 457 Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . 562,565
INDEX
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Rear Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398,408
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Rear Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 390
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Removable Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
633
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . 288,289,309
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,89
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 536
Roof Rack (Luggage Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,100
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 594
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576
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Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52,101
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . 61
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,87
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Fold in Floor (Stow ⬘n Go) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Stow ⬘n Go (Fold in Floor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 563,590
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613
Service Engine Soon Light
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323,332
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537
Short Message Service (SMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103,203,286,587,588
Sliding Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Slippery Surfaces, Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
INDEX
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465,466,516
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437,438
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
635
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound
System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254,585
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412,585
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585
Stow ⬘n Go (Fold in Floor) Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 70
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 400
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . 296,514
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
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Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Text Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 617
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 457
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452,461
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103,461,617
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465 Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461 Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
24-Hour Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514,523
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457,458
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 473 Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
INDEX
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Traction Control Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
Transaxle
Selection of Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 591
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 569
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422,569
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 570,591
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . 231
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . 20
637
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203,286,587,588
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . .
Umbrella Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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125
256
617
346
231
482
574
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458,492,494
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INDEX
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412,585 Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41,243
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
Warning Lights
Rear Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
(Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204,561
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614 Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561 Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 572
Zone Control (Temperature Control) . . . . . . . . . . 393
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573
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.
2012 RAM CARGO VAN
2012
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
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